Quick Look: SomaFM is a listener-supported, commercial-free, Internet-only radio station with over 40 channels of music, all "hand-picked by SomaFM's award-winning DJs and music directors," including the following:
- Left Coast 70s - Mellow album rock from the Seventies. Yacht friendly.
- BAGeL Radio - What alternative rock radio should sound like.
- Digitalis - Digitally affected analog rock to calm the agitated heart. Screengazing encouraged.
- Folk Forward - Indie folk, alternative folk, folk punk, and the occasional folk classic.
- Indie Pop Rocks! - New and classic favorite indie pop tracks.
- PopTron! - Electropop and indie dance rock with sparkle and pop.
- Underground 80s - Early 80s UK Synthpop and a bit of New Wave.
- Deep Space One - A soundtrack for deep space exploration, both inner and outer.
- Drone Zone - Served best chilled, safe with most medications. Atmospheric textures with minimal beats.
- Groove Salad - A nicely chilled plate of ambient beats and grooves.
- Mission Control - Live and historic NASA mission audio mixed with electronic ambient.
- SF 10-33 - Ambient music mixed with the sounds of San Francisco public safety radio traffic.
- Boot Liquor - Americana roots music with a bit of attitude. For Cowhands, Cowpokes and Cowtippers.
- ThistleRadio - Exploring music from Celtic roots and branches.
- Black Rock FM - From the Playa to the world, for the annual Burning Man festival.
- Covers - Just Covers. Songs you know by artists you don't. We've got you covered.
- Beat Blender - A late night blend of deep-house and downtempo chill.
- cliqhop idm - Blips'n'beeps backed mostly w/beats. Intelligent Dance Music.
- DEF CON Radio - Music for Hacking. The DEF CON Year-Round Channel.
- Digitalis - Digitally affected analog rock to calm the agitated heart.
- Dubstep Beyond - Dub Step Beyond: The place for Bass Music! Dubstep, Dub and Deep Bass. May damage speakers at high volume.
- Fluid - Drown in the electronic sound of instrumental hiphop, future soul and liquid trap.
- Lush - Sensuous and mellow vocals, mostly female, with an electronic influence.
- Space Station Soma - Tune in, turn on, space out. Spaced-out ambient and mid-tempo electronica
- The Trip - Progressive house / trance. Tip top tunes.
- Sonic Universe - A mix of avant garde jazz, euro jazz and nu jazz. Eclectic takes on traditional jazz.
- Secret Agent - The soundtrack for your stylish, mysterious, dangerous life. For Spies and PIs too!
- Illinois Street Lounge - Classic bachelor pad, playful exotica and vintage music of tomorrow.
- Metal Detector - From black to doom, prog to sludge, thrash to post, stoner to crossover, punk to industrial.
- Seven Inch Soul - Vintage tracks from the original 45 RPM vinyl.
- Suburbs of Goa - Desi-influenced Asian world beats and beyond.
SomaFM on Roku allows you to "favorite" any music channel by selection the heart emblem at the top of the screen while a channel is streaming. SomeFM is free and has no commercials, but donations to keep SomaFM operating can be made at somafm.com/support, or you can support the streaming service by buying some awesome swag at store.somafm.com.
-- Information is current as of December 23, 2020
Developer's Channel Description: Over 25 unique channels of listener-supported, commercial-free, underground/alternative radio broadcasting from San Francisco. Home to Groove Salad, Drone Zone, Indie Pop Rocks, Boot Liquor, Underground 80s, Sonic Universe and more. All music hand-picked by SomaFM's award-winning DJs and music directors.
CHANNEL STORE CATEGORY: Music
FEES: None, but the station is listener-supported; donations can be made here.