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Click the play button below to listen to Federal News Radio’s live radio broadcast. If you are looking for a sporting event, please visit our sports schedule. Please note, Federal News Radio is unable to stream our radio broadcasts of Washington Nationals and Washington Wizards games due to MLB and NBA rules.

Federal News Radio can be heard on the radio in the Washington, DC metro area on 1500 AM.

Call to Listen

Listen to Federal News Radio on any phone. Dial 712-432-5393.

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Daily Schedule

Thursday Nov 26, 2015
12:00 - 1:00 AM The Jim Bohannon Show
5:00 - 6:00 AM America in the Morning
10:00 - 11:00 AM Ask the CIO
11:00 - 12:00 PM Off The Shelf
1:00 - 2:00 PM Federal Tech Talk
2:00 - 3:00 PM Ask the CIO
10:00 PM - 12:00 AM The Jim Bohannon Show

Federal News Radio: Listen Now  APP

We have recently launched a new app on both  iOS and Android.

The new app offers:

  • One-touch listening
  • Listen via your data or voice plan
  • Latest headlines from



Mobile Site was built to be responsive to whatever device you are using. Simply type in in your mobile browser and everything you experience on your desktop or laptop, is now available on your phone.

You can also easily save an icon to the home screen of your phone (iPhone):


Reception Problems?

Federal News Radio’s 1500 AM radio signal is a clear channel 50,000 watt station. Clear channel stations are those that reach a wide geographic area. The Federal Communications Commission considers clear channel stations a protected class of frequencies, which allows them to be heard for hundreds of miles, especially at night.

Despite our wide reach, you may still experience reception issues when listening to our station. Modern AM reception issues are usually caused by interference from things like power lines, different kinds of lights, motors, and even household appliances. If you experience interference issues when listening to our station on 1500 AM, please contact Federal News Radio’s Chief Engineer Dave Garner.