Desktop & Home Listening

RFA Web Players:

From the main menu at the top of the page, hover over “LISTEN NOW!” and select one of the following:

  • 128kbps MP3 Stream
  • 64kbps AAC+ Stream

You have the option of opening either stream player in a popup window or a full-sized web page.

Once opened, you will see a drop-down arrow at the top of the player which allows you to toggle between the RFA 64kbps AAC+ Stream or the RFA 128kbps MP3 Stream.  Please note that some browsers may prevent auto-play, requiring you to click the play arrow.

Important note:  if you experience buffering with one stream, try the other stream.  One stream (64kbps AAC+ or 128kbps MP3) may perform better than the other, depending on your browser, your network, or the current RFA server status.  As for sound quality, 64kbps AAC+ and 128kbps MP3 are nearly identical, even though the 64kbps AAC+ stream requires half the bandwidth.

Web player features include:

  • Instant-loading live playlist displaying the last 10+ songs played
    • accessible in the popup player by clicking the “last played” icon (left of the mute/volume control)
  • Album artwork
  • Amazon & Apple Music purchase links

Disclaimer:  RFA web players include display ads.  These ads are required by the developer (who is solely responsible for the placement of ads) in order to offset development and maintenance costs.  RFA receives no revenue from these ads nor does RFA endorse any of the advertisers or their products or services.  In any event, ads do not interrupt the audio stream.


TuneIn Users:

TuneIn users should listen via the TuneIn app rather than the TuneIn web player that runs on a browser.  Depending on your browser, it may block the stream unless you are able to enter a custom stream URL in “https” format (rather than using the “Radio Free Americana” preset) into the TuneIn web player.  See below.


More Help / RFA Stream URL:

Still need help tuning in?  Contact us and we’ll help you get it sorted.  For many audio devices, tuning in is as easy as entering the stream URL, which we’re happy to provide on request.  Please note that music players may require stream URLs in either “http” or “https” format.  We can supply both.


Mobile Listening Help