Access Sacramento‘s community radio station KUBU 96.5 FM today turns three years old, and announces the availability of a free mobile app, making it easier than ever to listen to the station on phones and other mobile devices.
The “KUBU 96.5FM” app allows easy listening to the radio shows created by public access community producers on KUBU 96.5 FM, “The Voice of Sacramento.”
“K-U-B-U is the only station where You can Be-You on the radio,” said Don Henkle, Access Sacramento’s Board of Directors’ Chairman. “We’re so excited all of the shows created by our volunteer radio producers can now be heard so easily no matter where listeners might be.”
The free app is available for iPhones from the Apple App Store and for Android phones and other mobile devices from the Google Play Store.
“Best of all, you will be able to easily hear the station anywhere you have internet connectivity,” said Shane Carpenter, KUBU Radio Programming Director. “In addition to being able to hear it on the radio in your car, when you leave the coverage area, you will be able to hear it without interruption.”
KUBU is a low-power FM radio station broadcasting in the Sacramento midtown area since the station’s jump to over-the-air radio Nov. 13, 2014 as an extension of the cable-audio broadcasts from Access Sacramento since 1987. To listen to KUBU on your computer, push HERE.
“What better time to release this new app than on KUBU’s three-year over-the-air birthday,” said Gary Martin, Access Sacramento Executive Director. “We’re still streaming from the AccessSacramento.org website for computers, but now it’ll be just a button-push to hear the station on the new app.”
More information about KUBU will be added into the app over the months ahead, including a daily program schedule and profiles of the local program producers.
Access Sacramento’s KUBU has 72 regular community programs with more than 100-hours of original non-commercial programming every week. Programming includes a wide variety of music, interview, public affairs and religious shows, plus broadcasts of regularly scheduled meetings of the Sacramento City Council, Sacramento County Board of Supervisors and the Sacramento Metropolitan Cable Television Commission.
Access Sacramento provides training to members who want to create their own radio and television shows. Radio classes are two-hours each on four consecutive Tuesdays, starting on the first Tuesday of the month.
For more information about Access Sacramento or KUBU, call 916-456-8600.
[Note: the Apple version of the KUBU app is only available when connected to the App Store by iPhone or iPad and is not visible in the App Store for computers.]
Access Sacramento is a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation with primary funding from the Sacramento Metropolitan Cable Television Commission.