To listen, first click the
"Listen" link using the Navigation bar on the left side of the
page. This will launch our "LoudCity" web page in a
new window, where you will find tune-in links for the music
player of your choice. If you choose the built-in Web
Player, you may be prompted to install a plug-in if
you have not already done so. Likewise, if you choose one
of the other music players, make sure you have installed the
music player on your computer. (Free versions of most
music players are generally available for download on the
to this station is free, no strings attached.
How do I tune in (or listen) on my smartphone?
If you own an iOS device (iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad), you can simply visit
LoudCity (by clicking the "Listen" link on the left side of this page) using
Safari (web browser) on your device to tune in.
Otherwise, you can listen on any smartphone (iPhone, Android, or
BlackBerry) using the
TuneIn Radio app. Just visit
http://get.it/tunein/8oth, enter your phone number, and they will text
you a download link direct to your phone for you to install the TuneIn Radio
Once installed, search for Radio Free Americana to tune in. Save us in your
list of Favorites for instant access.
In addition to listening via LoudCity (iPhone)
or TuneIn (iPhone, Android, BlackBerry), there are many other free radio
apps available for tuning in on your smartphone. The only requirement
is that the app has to be capable of tuning in SHOUTcast stations. We can offer to help you find an app for
your phone if you email us.
that you may want to make sure that you have purchased a data plan suitable
for streaming audio from your wireless carrier. Streaming music
over a cellular data connection will count towards any limits your carrier
has placed on your data use in a month.
How do I tune in (or listen) on my internet radio-capable home audio
If you have difficulty tuning in with a home audio system, please email us
and let us know the make and model of your audio system.
Why am I routed to the LoudCity web
page to listen?
Due to licensing laws, we cannot
legally provide a direct link to tune in from our website
(www.RadioFreeAmericana.com). That's because we do not hold separate
licenses with the multitude of entities that, collectively, represent the
recording industry. Instead, LoudCity holds the licenses and we pay
LoudCity a monthly fee that covers our share of royalties that are passed
along to the recording industry (through SoundExchange, BMI, SESAC
and ASCAP) . Since LoudCity holds the licenses,
laws require that the music content be launched from the LoudCity website
(see FAQ #1 above). And, of course, we aim to provide a legal service
and assure that our fair share of royalties ultimately reach the artists and
record companies. For more information, see
Please note that Radio Free Americana is
not affiliated with LoudCity or any other radio station that uses LoudCity's
services. RFA is independently owned and operated, and all programming
decisions are determined by RFA's staff.