If you are experiencing issues listening to Colorado Public Radio programming, please read our frequently asked questions on this page, and don't hesitate to contact our engineering staff with any questions that are not answered below.
This site has a built-in streaming player, which is accessible at the bottom of your browser window (or top, if you are viewing this site on a mobile device), labelled "LISTEN NOW." To begin listening, simply click your desired service name. If the built-in streaming player is not functioning for you, CPR offers other formats on the "Streaming" page, or you can contact CPR.
Once you are listening to any content, you can use the "VOLUME" slider to control how loud the audio is played, or click the stop button to stop streaming.
To listen offline, visit our "Where to Listen" page which lists radio frequencies for our stations throughout Colorado.
Yes! The streaming audio player is a constant throughout your visit, enabling you to tune in live online to any of CPR’s three services at the bottom of the page. The player will automatically minimize while you’re listening, and continue to play when you click links. To view the full player, see what’s playing, or listen to a different service, just place your cursor over the player to expand again. Please note that if you are using a version of Internet Explorer below version 10, continuous streaming while viewing content will not work. We recommend upgrading your version of Internet Explorer or using another browser such as Chrome or Firefox.
Yes! The built-in player on our site is supported by iPhones and iPads (running at least iOS 5), in addition to Android devices (running at least Gingerbread/2.3). Blackberry & Windows Phone users can either download the TuneIn app or download a stream for use with other applications on the the Streaming page.
If you are using a phone rather than a tablet, it's likely that the streaming player is displayed at the top of every page (as a green bar, labeled "Listen Now") rather than the bottom. If this is the case, tap the "Listen Now" button to expand the player, and then click a service name to begin listening. The player will continue playing until you fully quit the application or until you push the stop button.
Lastly, if you prefer to have an app rather than streaming through your browser, you can access CPR News, CPR Classical and OpenAir from any mobile device using the free NPR News app. Download the app by following these instructions:
- iPhone or tablet: Click the icon for the Apple App Store. Hit the search tab in the bottom navigation and type in “NPR News.” Click on the search result for the “NPR News” application. Once that page loads, you’ll be presented with a button that says “free.” Clicking the “free” button will reveal an “install” button. You’ll be prompted to enter your iTunes store password. You must have an iTunes account to download the free application.
- Android phone or tablet: Download the NPR News app from the Android Market. From there, you can wirelessly sync apps to your device by logging into your Google account. Or if you are already browsing on your phone, you can install the app directly.
Once you’ve downloaded the app, click the “Station” icon at the bottom of the screen. From there you can search by state. To add the station as a favorite for your next use, launch the station stream and click “Add Station to Favorites.” When using the app the next time, the station will show up under the favorites tab when you click the “Station” icon at the bottom of the screen.
The built-in streaming player at the bottom of every page will tell you what's playing, but not necessarily who is playing it or for what program. To view weekly schedules of our musical programming, please click either "Classical" or "OpenAir," then click Schedule for Classical, or Schedule for OpenAir.
Additionally, the sidebar for each section will display more detailed information about what is currently playing, including pictures of hosts.
Whether it’s a specific news story, classical composer or the latest music, the search box at the top right corner of every page will get you started. Depending on what you heard, you may also consult the list below:
- Colorado Matters: If you know the story you’re looking for aired on Colorado Matters, you can find it by visiting the News homepage and clicking on Colorado Matters at the top. All Colorado Matters stories are archived here chronologically according to their on air date.
- NPR Stories: If you know the story you heard aired on NPR, you can find it by visiting the NPR homepage – www.npr.org – and searching via the search box at the top, or by visiting NPR’s program tab at the top of the homepage.
- Music: Details about the music that Colorado Public Radio broadcasts are archived on playlists for CPR Classical and OpenAir. Visit the Classical or OpenAir homepages, find “Listen” and click Playlist for Classical or Playlist for OpenAir. Search the playlists for a specific date and time that it aired, by album, song title or by artist.
If you are unable to hear audio when using our site's player at the bottom of every page, CPR offers several other formats for on-air broadcast streams. Visit the "Streaming" page to access these formats.
If these do not resolve the issue, please contact our engineering staff with a detailed explanation of the issue you're encountering.