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Radio Kansas in Digital Fidelity on the Web!

New streaming servers. Better Sound.


We're pleased to present our full-service FM signal, our folk music channel, NewGrass Valley, and our contemporary instrumental channel The Breeze via internet streaming! 

All of these streams are powered by your Radio Kansas membership, and are intended to extend our service to members. Everyone's welcome to listen prior to contributing, but our streams are intended as additional service to our members. If you like what you hear, please consider helping us present the stations you use!

We now stream in a format known as HLS (http live streaming). Our extraordinary new sound may take just a little effort the first time you tune in. This format has become one of the most common formats today. It plays natively (without extra software) in most mobile browsers, but some desktop browsers may need an extension, so see below. It's compatable with Windows machines and Apple devices. Many media players play it such as VideoLAN's VLC Player, Nullsoft's Winamp, some versions of Windows Media Player, and Mac iTunes.

 

Unlike FM, there are numerous third parties between you and our web signal - web servers that are maintained by others, and may have issues we cannot control. Please contact us if you have a problem, but understand that there are many issues we simply do not have the resources to solve. We do try to warrant the accessiblity of our signal in the NPR News smartphone app, and on the Radio Kansas Mobile App Page at www.radiokansas.com/app

If you have questions, please contact by email station manager Ken Baker or for technical questions, Ric Jung. To speak with us by phone, we're available during business hours at 800-723-4657.

How should I listen now?

A. Listen in your browser (Firefox or Chrome)


Browsers today, like Firefox and Chrome, don't come with built-in players for audio streaming. They expect you to add one that you chose from a list of suppliers. We have found a free extension that works well in your Firefox or Chrome browser.

For Chrome browers: To add an the m3u8 player extension, start by clicking on the three dots at the top right. Go down the menu to "More Tools" and choose "Extensions" from the new menu. This takes you to the extensions page. At the top left click on the three lines beside "Extensions". At the bottom, click on "Open Chrome Web Store". On the new page, find the search box at the top left labeled "search the store". Do a search for m3u8. As of April 3, 2020, the first extension labled "Play HLS m3u8" was available and works. Click "Add to Chrome" and follow the instructions. Chrome is always changing so if your browser does not match these steps, please update it to the latest Chrome browser.

For Firefox browsers: To add an extension, click on the the 3 parallel lines at top right. Go to "Add-ons" and then on the left, pick extensions. A search box is provided at top next to "Find more extensions". Search for the characters m3u8. When the search results show, chose an extension called "Native HLS Playback". Install this.

With this extension in place, click on our streaming links and another tab will open that will play the stream in your browser. You're free to open other tabs and use the browser and the stream will not be interrupted until you close the stream tab.

We don't use Windows Media Player. Its available on Windows computers but as we attempt to use it, it is always problematic.



B. Listen in a stand-alone Player on your computer/phone/tablet

Our recommended stand-alone player is VideoLAN's VLC. It is free, robust and can be loaded on most computers, tablets and smartphones. Here is the VLC download on the official VideoLAN web site:    VLC download here

Our Streams



Radio Kansas FM & HD1Our full-service FM station
Radio Kansas HD1




Radio Kansas HD2
NewGrass Valley - our roots music station, running the gamut from folk to bluegrass to modern acoustic music from traditional forms. Radio Kansas HD1





Radio Kansas HD3
The Breeze with your favorites from Nightcrossings, Tranquility Bass and Music from the Hearts of Space 24 hours per day!
Radio Kansas HD1





Note on using VLC Media Player:
To play these streams above, you might wonder how to access them in your player.

Open VLC, choose "Media", then "Open Network Stream". In the box under "Please enter a network URL:", type exactly the following:

For HD1 type        http://hd1.radiokansas.net
For HD2 type        http://hd2.radiokansas.net
For HD3 type        http://hd3.radiokansas.net

Then click the "Play" button. Your sound should start within a few seconds.