Best FM stations in your area

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  1. hi*ball

    hi*ball Records & Coffee Subscriber

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    KALX (90.7) - Berkeley College Station

    KCSM (91.1) - Jazz
     
  2. jbailey930

    jbailey930 AK Member Subscriber

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    Public WPFW 89.3 especially weekends, WETA 90.9 classical, WAMU 88.5. Local news radio has a HD channel that I can get ota 104.1 The Gamut like it's name and eclectic.
     
  3. Andy Lang

    Andy Lang New Member

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    Here in Fairbanks, AK, all of our local non-translator ones are good, but here's a few that really stand out to me:

    KXLR/95.9, excellent mainstream/active rock. Totally local. All local commercials, etc.

    KTDZ/103.9 is a rather interesting automated/on autopilot classic hits, but not quite normal adult hits in that it focuses mostly on the '70s/'80s.

    KKED/104.7 is an interesting alt-rock, albeit owned by iHeartRadio with mostly non-local commercials, etc. Fun fact: In Fairbanks, 104.7 was Fairbanks' first FM signal, first air date 1962, as KUAC, Alaska's second-ever FM station, and first non-commercial/public radio station. In '98 they moved to 89.9.
     
  4. malden

    malden Super Member

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  5. mr clean

    mr clean Active Member

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  6. GP Hill

    GP Hill AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    WFPK in Louisville. They not only have turned me on to great music, they support local music and promote a great concert scene in Louisville.
     
  7. 39cross

    39cross AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    My favorites in the Boston area:
    88.1 WMBR (MIT)
    90.3 WZBC (Boston College)
    91.9 WUMB (UMass Boston)
    95.3 WHRB (Harvard)
    99.5 WCRB (WGBH classical affiliate)
    and....
    89.7 WGBH on weekends, for the disappointingly rare music programs, when they turn on the multiplex signal

    Yes, these are all college and public radio stations.
     
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2017 at 9:13 AM
  8. ilusndweller

    ilusndweller Super Member

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    WNUR was good 30 years ago as well. :)

    Columbus, Ohio radio sucks. My radio in my car has been broken for 6 months now and I dont plan on fixing it. No radio is better than the crap stations here.
     
  9. K2SA

    K2SA AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I started listening to LAV as an 11 year old in 1971. Aris had a big impact on my taste in music.
     
  10. Max77

    Max77 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    In Chicago I mainly listen to WDCB 90.9 which is jazz & blues. Great stuff, streaming online too if you're not in the area. Loyola University's station at 88.7 is a great source as well, but the signal is a bit weak. In terms of the big boys, 93.1 WXRT has remained a pretty good station for something of its size.
     

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