I first began using TuneIn radio app on my smartphone years ago while cleaning the house. Most people listen to music while they clean. Not me – I have NPR blasting. I either hook up my phone to speakers through Bluetooth or carry the phone around with me as I scrub toilets and do dishes. (Not in that order, of course.)
And it is easy to download TuneIn to the phone. (I also have the app on my iPad.) I know very little about technology, but I can download apps like nobody’s business.
You can also listen to a HUGE variety of music from stations around the United States. In fact just the other day, I wanted to listen to some Christmas music while doing chores around the house. And so I entered “Christmas” into the search and a bunch of stations came up. Looking at the song that was listed and not the station where it came from, I tapped away. When the song ended, a familiar voice came over the speakers, the voice of an old college friend who is a DJ in Columbus, Ohio. Here I am in NYC listening to an old friend talk over the radio from a different state. That was pretty cool.
The TuneIn radio app, you see, is also great for those like myself who have moved from one city to another. I’m a huge fan of all the Cleveland sports teams. With TuneIn, I can listen to Cleveland’s local sports programs and keep up to date with how Clevelanders view their team. I can get the inside scoop on how LeBron and Kyrie are getting along and if Manziel should be the starter.
TuneIn helps make the world smaller – whether I’m listening to NPR or local Ohio news. And the best part of TuneIn? It all comes to you for free.