Ways to Listen

On Air
99.5 WCRB Lowell-Boston-NH
89.7 WGBH HD-2 Boston
96.3 W242AA Beacon Hill
88.7 WJMF Smithfield-Providence 

To listen to the online stream, a live simulcast of our terrestrial signal, just click the "Play" button at the top of this website. You can continue exploring the website without interruption while the stream is playing.

You can also listen to our alternative streams within the same player. Just click the down-facing arrow to the right of the volume button, and select which stream you'd like to hear:

  • The BSO Concert Channel: Hear a 24/7, continuous stream of exclusive BSO performances from Symphony Hall and Tanglewood.  See the playlist for this channel here.
  • Boston Early Music Channel: Concert performances from the Boston Early Music Festival.
  • Bach Channel: The world's greatest composer, 24/7.

You can also listen on most third-party streaming services, including:
Windows Media Player

You can also enter the following into the web browser or internet radio of your choice: http://audio.wgbh.org:8004/

On a smart speaker
Google Home - "Ok Google, play WCRB."

Amazon Echo - The first time, you'll need to enable the WCRB Skill by saying "Alexa, enable the WCRB skill." Once you've enabled the skill, whenever you want to listen, just say "Alexa, open WCRB" followed by "Alexa, listen live." You can also listen to our alternate streams after you've enabled the skill, by saying "Alexa, open WCRB" and then one of the following:

“Alexa, ask WCRB to play Boston early music.”
“Alexa, ask WCRB to play Bach.”
“Alexa, ask WCRB to play Boston Symphony Orchestra.”

If you experience technical difficulties listening to WCRB on a smart speaker, please send us an e-mail - wcrb@wgbh.org.

On a smartphone or tablet

Our streaming app is available for free in both the Google Play store for Android devices, and the iTunes store for Apple devices.

On-demand Programs and Podcasts
The Bach Hour
In Concert
The Answered Question
Classical Performance Podcast