SXSWfm® is the Official Radio Station of SXSW, with a goal to reflect the wide spectrum of sounds you can hear when you attend the SXSW Music Festival. Streaming 24 hours a day, year-round, we play all kinds of music from all over the world.


Hinds at SXSW Music 2016. Photo by Alexa Wagner.

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SXSWfm’s on-air schedule features 24 hours of themed programming and specialty shows.

Weekly Specialty Shows

The Middle Biscuit

Indie-Pop/Rock/Surf-Rock Gems
What is the Middle Biscuit? Literally speaking, it is the warm, highly-coveted, center, perfect biscuit my brothers and I fought over when our Mom set down a pan of her homemade fare. Figuratively, the middle biscuit is a symbol representing any thing that is elite compared to those that surround it. Airs Thursdays at 12PM & 6PM CT.


Genre Diverse
Allison explores different genres and themes in music each week, discussing the stuff she likes. Airs Fridays at 12PM & 6PM CT.

Seasonal Specialty Shows

This Week @ SXSW

SXSW Music Festival Weekly Update
Beginning January 2017, SXSWfm will catch you up on all of the artists being added to the SXSW 2017 Music Festival lineup each week. Airs Fridays at 10AM CT.

Music Submissions

SXSWfm’s programming consists exclusively of artists that have played SXSW in the past, or who have been accepted to play in the coming year. If this is you, please email us at

How to Listen


Online Player

Stream SXSWfm 24/7 via our online player.


Listen back to weekly and archived specialty shows on Mixcloud.

Mobile Apps for iOS and Android

The SXSWfm mobile app is available for streaming on iOS and Android devices.

Features Include:

LISTEN: Sit back and discover your new favorite SXSW Showcasing Artists.

WEBSITE: Browse our website while you listen; this includes our programming schedule, information about our specialty shows, past playlists, and more!

MIXCLOUD: Stream recordings of our specialty shows whenever you want!

ALARM CLOCK: Tired of the typical alarm clock noises? Wake up to some of the world’s most diverse music instead.

The SXSWfm mobile apps were proudly developed by jacapps

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