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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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Why Doesn’t Federal News Radio Have An App?

FederalNewsRadio.com was built as a responsive website. This means, you will see the same thing on your desktop computer that you do on your smart phone or your tablet when you come to our site, making an app unnecessary.

But, what about the nice, little icon an app creates on your smart phone? Everyone likes those, right? It’s easy to create icons for websites too.

  1. Open FederalNewsRadio.com on your phone.
  2. Click the “Share” button at the bottom of your screen (look for the square with an arrow in it).
  3. Click “Add to Home Screen.” Tweak the name as you see fit.

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.