My Crowded Nightstand: A Cry for Help

May 25 2017 Published by under Uncategorized

My bedside table is getting too crowded, and I need to get something off of it. This could be best accomplished by eliminating my clock radio. After all, I have an iPhone that has to be there when I'm on call. It has an alarm. It has access to my favorite radio station. In short, it can do everything my clock radio does.

Except wake me to a radio stream.

The system's built-in alarm can access music and playlists, but not radio streams that are present in the Music App. This seems to be the case for the third-party clock radio apps in the store.

If anyone out there knows how to make this happen, I would love to hear about it.

4 responses so far

  • eeke says:

    If you have a nightstand that can only fit a cell phone and a clock radio, your damn nightstand is too small. Get rid of it and get a bigger nightstand. You're welcome.

  • Zuska says:

    I have the nightstand problem too. I would dearly love to be able to listen to the radio - actual radio stations - on my phone. Have not found a good solution. Also my phone is old and decrepit and can barely handle email anymore so that's part of the problem too...but I am resisting getting a new one. I'm so sick of having to get new electronics every couple years because all the updates make my previously great thing slow & obsolete & just another piece of e-waste. 🙁

    • whizbang says:

      I can play my local NPR station through Apple Radio, but I can't set my phone to wake me up to that stream.
      You probably should consider upgrading and recycling your phone. Apple has announced their goal to quit mining new minerals for electronics within the next couple of years, so their recovery programs should be getting more vigorous.

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