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Only works periodically.
Your app used to work fine in environments outside of WiFi coverage. That’s no longer the case. The play button remains frozen till your are in a WiFi zone, then the app works. I can no longer listen to WMAL radio on my walks.
WMAL app is poor! Very very poor too bad they actually paid some company to build this fir them!
Too many commercials, too many dead air interruptions. Do not downliad until it has a major upgrade.😩
Hard Breaks are Annoying!
I used to love this app and would have given it at least four stars. But recently it started using hard breaks for commercials. Now the DJs get cut off mid-sentence all the time just so we can hear a commercial. It’s so annoying!!! It’s bad enough we get less than ten minutes in between commercials as it is. Now we have to miss part of the discussion due to hard breaks. And as I write this I’m listening to the app...and they just said “WMAL is all about the conversation.” Obviously it’s not if you can’t even hear it all. Additionally, what’s with playing old clips out of the blue? Why am I getting a hard break in January to hear tips on Christmas drinking? Or a clip of Larry O’Connell during Mornings on the Mall? Get it together or this app is history for me!
Nothing but commercials
Don’t bother. Had this app for years and loved that I could listen to all the shows. Now, all I get is one commercial after another. No shows at all. Just commercials.
App does not work
Play button to listen to live shows no longer works. Don’t waste your time
The WORST app in the history of apps.
Only the commercials play and nothing else, don't waste your time!
This app is terrible
Constantly quitting, buffering, even with 4 bars on my phone.
Worse With Age
App used to be really great. Now commercials every time you start it (even if accidentally closed for just a second). Ad closure button doesn’t always work, which requires cycling closed, and you guessed it, another ad when reopened. The worst change though is the podcast feature. My drives have a few dead zones, so I liked to download before any longer drives. A couple months ago the download button stopped working. It will flash when you push it, but won’t initiate a download cycle, and no programs appear in the downloads folder. I figured it was some version conflict bug that would get worked out. But here two months later I still can’t download. Sorry WMAL - I really liked your station, but since I am out of range for FM transmitter, you discontinued AM, and now your app is cr*p, I guess I will have to find different alternatives. Uninstalling.
Fox Bias on Small Scale
There was a time when this radio station was the powerhouse in Washington DC. Home of the Redskins, the great morning team of Harden and Weaver, the controversial but always entertaining Ken Beatrice, and the incredible music brain of Felix Grant. But FM took over music and the morning zoos came with them. The final blow was when they lost the Redskins. WMAL had to do something. So (it is my assumption) they looked at what worked in AM radio around the country and saw the right-wing blow hards like Rush were gaining ratings. They jumped on the bandwagon. Now the station is like a poor-man's Fox & Friends: full of bias, misleading opinion presented as information, thinly veiled racism, and now... a crappy app with unimaginative design and poor controls. If you're a ditto-head who likes this kind of clap-trap talk: get WunderRadio - you can listen to WMAL and so many more Fox wannabes! Just don't take up the space on your iPhone screen with this junk.
Don’t understand users.
This app is annoying garbage from a company that clearly does not understand its users. First, now they require you to make an account and login. Never needed it before, shouldn’t need to now. Second, they made the terrible decision to include an auto play ad before the app starts. Some stupid game that opens the App Store when you try to click to close. This would nit be so bad if the app operated consistently and didn’t need to be restarted often, forcing you to tolerate the same annoying and irrelevant ad over and over. Annoying when you are trying to listen to a talk radio station and you end up missing much of the conversation. They just don’t get it. Already looking for another solution and erase this thing. Every time they try to improve it, they just make it worse.
No more Zero Res!!!
Randomly stops playing any time but the worst is RIGHT iN THE middle of a news or traffic update, and when you try to turn it back on it goes back to that STUPID Larry O’Conner Zero Res commercial that plays EVERY SINGLE TIME I TURN ON THE APP!! Enough already. Seriously WOULD NEVER use Zero Res JUST because of the advertising on WMAL!!!! Come on. Make your app just PLAY and don’t have it constantly spool or randomly quit. And when it restarts it should just go immediately back to the real- time broadcast. This is enough to make me stop listening to the app on my phone, which I normally do every morning. I’ll need to find my news elsewhere because I’ve had enough of Zero ReS!!!! Who cares about Larry’s stupid wine spill ???????
This application is terrible. WMAL recently stopped allowing Tuned In Radio and now requires their own app. WMAL should be ashamed of themselves for stopping a good application so they can use their own worthless app. What is missing: 1) Pause when you get a phone call, 2) backup a few seconds/minutes if you want to hear again something important, 3) the ability to save a session without being there (need to take a meeting during your favorite show) for playback later, 4) screen is horizontal only (really), and 5) all is this so they can give even MORE adds on the screen in addition to what you also hear. For those who rated it high, they have obviously never used a real network radio app like TUNED IN. WMAL, PLEASE open the link back to TUNED IN and get rid of your worthless app. Thank you,
Terrible app! Problems working with iPhone.
Started to use this app as my other radio app could not find or connect with WMAL on the internet. Right off the bat this app started to have problems remaining connected to the live stream broadcast. App will open up, forcing you to watch their stupid, outdated commercials, then the whole screen goes black making it impossible to control the app except to shut it down by deleting it. Crappy piece of software. Usually I want to listen to mornings on the mall but guess I’ll have to get a real radio. I’m updating my comments. You would think WMAL would have taken the time to improve their app but no. It’s still flaky, unstable and doesn’t play well with other apps like Facebook. My one star rating still stands.
The bare minimum
iPhone 6 Plus iOS 11.4.1 Same feedback as most other reviewers: Love the station, but the app is very sub-par. zconservative’s review is spot on, and what’s disappointing is that all the issues people mention from 5 years ago are still there. - REALLY repetitive ads (Larry talks about zerorez ALL THE TIME). Ads are fine—radio stations need money to operate—but don’t make us wait through the same ad twice if we’ve already seen it within the last half-hour. - Buttons aren’t active until a few seconds after loading or switching to the app - Touch areas seem badly calibrated/defined - Audio randomly stops (see note about audio services below) - When hooked up to car Bluetooth and starting the app, the Music app automatically starts playing too. So I’m listening to both at the same time. Can’t get them to separate from one another, which seems to indicate lazy coding piggybacking on the same audio service that Music is using. App needs an overhaul.
Needs so much improvement
I LOVE WMAL....but the app is just terrible, so it makes listening a frustrating experience. It drops constantly, and when you restart it a second later, you are forced to listen again to an ad (love you Larry, but don’t need to hear the carpet cleaning ad multiple times an hour as I reboot the app). Listening to Podcasts is even worse...drops constantly, forcing restart. And there is no ability to pause the podcast and come back where you left off. As soon as you even touch the screen, it shuts down and does back to the beginning. Please fix these issues! I want to recommend this station to my out of town relatives, but won’t if this is the only way for to access the shows.
No. WMAL does not seem very safe to us. This is based on our NLP (Natural language processing) analysis of over 33 User Reviews sourced from the Appstore and the appstore cumulative rating of 2.4/5 . Justuseapp Safety Score for WMAL Is 13.3/100.
No. WMAL does not seem legit based on our analysis. This conclusion was arrived at by running over 33 WMAL User Reviews through our NLP machine learning process to determine if users believe the app is legitimate or not. Based on this, Justuseapp Legitimacy Score for WMAL Is 13.3/100.
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