Frequently Asked Questions
When you say Real FM is “in beta,” what does that mean exactly?
Software that is in development usually goes through a “beta phase,” which means that it’s ready enough to undergo testing, but it isn’t quite finished yet. That’s where Real FM is. We’re trying out something new, and we want to get your feedback before moving forward.
Are there plans to release dedicated apps for iOS and Android?
Yes! Apps for both platforms are in development now.
Is Real FM a “Christian” station?
We think the word “Christian” is better used as a noun than an adjective. The people behind Real FM are Christians, and we’re not trying to hide that. But Real FM itself is just a space for people to gather and grow, and everybody is welcome. Some songs and conversations on Real FM are explicitly spiritual in nature and others aren’t, because we believe God is relevant to every aspect of our lives.
Is Real FM family-friendly?
Um… usually? How’s that for an honest answer? Look, you’ll never hear anything dirty on Real FM, but we also aren’t going to shy away from addressing the gritty stuff of life, even when it’s a bit uncomfortable. If we are about to get into something you really may not want kids to hear, we’ll give you a heads up.
How do you choose the music you play?
We play whatever music is trending right now, whether it’s pop, hip-hop, EDM, or songs that are hard to categorize. You’ll probably hear a little bit of everything, but we’ll do our best to keep it accessible to as many people as possible. Whether you think we’re getting it right or missing the mark, we’d love to hear your feedback.
Will you play music from local or indie bands?
For sure! Many of the artists we play aren’t signed to major record labels. But we want to be straightforward — the songs we play have to fit with our accessible sound and meet a high level of production quality. If you make music that meets that criteria, send us your best song and we’ll take a listen.
So is Real FM going to be on an actual FM signal at some point or what?
That’s the goal.