Alexa Fast Tips Friday: Use Alexa As A Clock Radio

I think most people are aware of the update that enabled wake to music functionality, but many don’t seem to know that feature works with radio stations too. Yup: you can use Alexa as a clock radio, and you can set that radio to stations from around the world.

 

See You At 4 AM

 

The Super-Easy How-To
Provided the radio station you want to wake to offers internet streaming (and is therefore available via TuneIn or iHeartRadio, both of which are offered for free as part of the Alexa service), you can use the wake word followed by any of these commands:

Wake me to [radio station call letters] at [time] [am/pm].

Wake me to [radio station call letters] on [date or upcoming day of week] at [time] [am/pm].

Set an alarm to play [radio station call letters] at [time] [am/pm].

 

You can set recurring alarms that will wake you to the radio, too. Say the wake word followed by any of these commands:

Wake me to [radio station call letters] every day at [time] [am/pm].
The alarm will go off at the specified time seven days a week.

Wake me to [radio station call letters] every weekday at [time] [am/pm].
The alarm will go off at the specified time Monday – Friday, but not on weekends.

Wake me to [radio station call letters] every [day of the week] at [time] [am/pm].
Use this one to set an alarm that should only go off on certain days of the week (e.g., Mondays, Thursdays, etc.).

 

I love using this feature to wake to the same radio station that was my favorite back in high school. I’ve moved since then and can’t get that station on a regular clock radio anymore, but TuneIn and iHeartRadio allow people to access radio stations from literally all over the world. Your old favorite from high school or college is probably available, too!

 

Related Posts & Links

Alexa Wake To Music Is Here! (post date 12/15/17)

Alexa Streaming Radio Mailbag (post date 5/23/17)

Echo Radio Integration Means You Can Get That Great Radio Station From Back Home, Or Back In The Day! (post date 6/10/15)

US readers, click here for Amazon’s Set An Alarm to Music Alexa help page (click here for the same page on Amazon’s UK site)