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No matter how you want to listen, KUNC is available. Check out the options below for getting your listen on, in whatever way suites you best — online, through an app or smart speaker, or over the air. Find below guides to listening in various ways.

Having trouble reaching our over-the-air signal? Check our signal status here.

Streaming Status - Intermittent Drops

KUNC is experiencing intermittent issues with our stream dropping out. We are aware of the issue and are working with our service partners to provide a resolution. We apologize for the inconvenience and are working to restore our streaming service as soon as possible.
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Through the Website

The KUNC in-page player can be found above — just press the orange play button in the upper left-hand side of the page.

Having trouble using it? The player works best with current and up-to-date browsers, such as Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Mozilla Firefox.

Ad blockers are known to cause problems with the player. Please whitelist in your extension or disable it to ensure the listening experience works.

If you're still having problems streaming, we've compiled some of the most common issues and solutions in ashort FAQ (PDF).

If you continue to have problems, please contact us at

Alternate Streaming Options

Want to listen online but not through our website? Check out our alternative options for online streaming below. These may also be options for streaming through dedicated streaming apps such as VLC or through stand-alone streaming receivers.

KUNC Streaming
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Direct AAC Streaming (high quality)
Direct MP3 Streaming (low quality)

The Colorado Sound Streaming
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Direct MP3 Streaming (low quality)

Through Smart Speakers

To listen to KUNC on Alexa, you can enable the KUNC skill from the app, or ask Alexa to "Enable the KUNC skill." Once the skill is enabled, you can say: "Alexa, open KUNC."

For Google Home, say "Play KUNC."

Through Our Apps

The KUNC app is a free way to listen to KUNC, no matter where you are. It also highlights the latest local news stories and allows you listen to previous episodes of your favorite NPR shows, including Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me! and Fresh Air.

Our sister station, The Colorado Sound, offers music 24/7, along with unique, original content such as Music 101.

Through the Radio

Frequency map for KUNC signals - see for full text listing

Download a copy of the KUNC frequency map here »

Front Range communities:

  • Front Range 91.5
  • Boulder 102.7
  • Denver & West Metro 91.7

Mountain communities:

  • Steamboat Springs 88.5
  • Dillon 88.1
  • Estes Park 90.7
  • Breckenridge 90.7
  • Grand County 91.9
  • Vail 90.9
  • Eagle 99.7
  • North Park 101.3
  • Leadville 91.7
  • Buena Vista/Salida 89.9

Eastern Plains Communities:

  • Morgan County 96.7
  • Sterling 90.3
  • Yuma 88.3
  • Wray 93.5
  • Holyoke 90.5
  • Julesburg 89.1

The Colorado Sound:

  • Front Range 105.5
  • Steamboat Springs 88.9
  • Summit County 94.3