Radio station plays every other day on only one speaker

  • 31 October 2022
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Since about 3 weeks I have a strange issue, my Sonos seems to be haunted. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday my Sonos 1 plays a radio station at exactly 5:11 AM. I am unable to find any settings why this is happening, but it kind of drives us crazy as the speaker involved is in the bedroom. Anyone else having had this experience? 

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If that’s the case, certainly @melvimbe‘s suggestion of a diagnostic within 10 minutes of the event, and calling Sonos would certainly help, as they should be able to see what triggered the playback, and tell you. 

Thanks for the comments, I don’t see an alarm set, or anything on the third party app. I’ll delete the radio station app which is playing and see if that changes. 

John B, not using voice assistant. 


Thanks again, I’ll report back on my haunted Sonos



Do you use a voice assistant such as Alexa?  If so, have you checked if there are any alarms set in the the associated app?

Is this a single speaker Room or is this speaker part of a stereo pair or surround system?

I would suggest that an alarm has been set, but this is easy to verify.

So no alarms setup in your Sonos setup?  In similar cases to this, this is a 3rd party app that is triggering the playback through API.  Best way to troubleshoot is to submit a diagnostic soon after it happens, and then provide to Sonos support.