Best Radio Personalities / Shows

The Top Ten

1 Howard Stern Show

He invented the type of radio that all the others on this list are copying. He offers true reality entertainment. Unlike the manufactured "reality" shows, he shares his deepest secrets and weaknesses with the audience. No other entertainer is that honest and on display.

One of the reasons I own a radio, by far the best entertainer on radio or on the planet. I even get a laugh when people don't get the the show.

Howard's show is so boring now. Not funny. He should have retired this time. Horrible.

hey now

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2 Don Imus

The best talk show host with the irreverent banter with his crew and unpredictable interactions with the wide variety of guests. He was just hilarious and never boring, I miss him already

Don's a hit at our home as my son also was a popular on air personality and then they changed formats... But he enjoys listening to Don's show whenever he is on if possible.

The best morning show ever. Unfortunately, he is retiring 31 March 2018.

One of the best if not the best

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3 Paul Harvey

I used to listen to his stories as a little girl on the school bus. Oh, I must have been nine, maybe ten. He was an inspiration to me. He taught me many lessens in life.

When I was a small child, Radio and radio news was all we had. We had Paul Harvey, Johnny Dollar, The Six Shooter and work. I miss it all!

My husband I were recalling some wonderful voices and Paul Harvey had the best voice to listen to!

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4 Little Steven's Underground Garage
5 Mike and the Mad Dog
6 Rush Limbaugh Rush Limbaugh

He makes me see possibilities of what is the motivation of politicians behind their actions and makes me think deeper. He is great in his knowledge of history and understands what has worked well for America and what hasn't. Congress should have to consult with him before they vote on anything.

Howard the duck number one, proof that idiocy rules the World.
Many good talk show hosts, but none does a better job then Rush.

Rush is the man! God Bless America! And God Bless Rush!

Owned by corporations. Not nearly as intelligent as Thom Hartmann or John Fugelsang.

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7 Wolfman Jack

Long before the movie "American Graffiti" or the T.V. show "Midnight Special", he was a real all-night outlaw DJ on an overpowered station broadcasting from Tijuana.

8 Sid Rosenberg
9 Opie and Anthony (feat. Jim Norton)

Best show on any type radio. The Ron and Pepper Hicks Show is right there too. Anyone who says they copy Stern clearly stopped listening along time ago and is just trying to ride a wave long past.

I'm kind of a comedy nerd and they are the funniest thing I've ever seen or heard in any medium. Let alone on a daily basis for hours.

Grew up in the eighties listening to Howard and haven't looked back. Greatest of the great!

These guys and stern run neck and neck for number 1.

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10 Elvis Duran and YMorning Zoo

Listened this morning to a segment on break ups and had to slow down driving from laughing too hard at the question of "were you looking at him at the time" referencing the caller saying it was during sex that she initiated the "we're done". Awesome show.

Best Crew - Carolina, John, Danielle, TJ, Sceery, Craig T, Froggy and of course Elvis Duran. Plus they have the best phone taps just check out Joanne Gordan.

Kudos to Elvis for managing this bunch and keeping it moving, but the true genius is the one that hired this diverse group of amiable co-hosts. They crack me up every morning and inspire topics of conversation later in the day with friends and family.

Best show! Hands down! I am hooked!

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The Contenders

11 Charles McCord
12 Bob and Tom Show

They were legends in Indiana where I grew up so when I moved to Indianapolis 10 years that they had already been on air. I was so happy to hear their program. I moved away in 2000 for military have missed them ever since. I recently found out Bod has since retired from the show and Kristi has left as well.

greatest one... been on for years. I love it. - jwileson

Day-to-day the best show on radio!

13 STONE & Digital Dave Radio Show

Most funny and entertaining show I have heard of late. The ironic thing about them is, you can hear something on the Stone & Digital Dave show and days later, Howard Stern, Elvis Duran or Imus will have ripped it off like it was their original idea.

Once you start listening to them for the day, you just can't stop!

I heard them for the first time talking sports. It was refreshing no agenda just entertaining.

Keepin it real!

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14 Bernard McGuirk
15 Jarvis Cocker
16 Car Talk

You learn a lot more about everything, not just cars. Fun show every time. - mgenet

Who could resist this show? The brothers played hilariously off each other and the callers.

17 Hamish and Andy

These guys are amazing, not only are they funny, they take you on a tour of creativity and excitement.

These guys deserve to be number 1! They have me in hysterics every day on the way home from work

These guys are the absolute funniest! Listening to them right now

I got the need.
The need for steve.
Hope there's a steve here.

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18 Joe Benigno
19 Delilah

the queen of sappy love songs

I love your show Delilah

20 The Mighty Boosh (Radio Series)

Yes this is awesome and number 1

21 Pugs and Kelly

105.3 fm dallas. This is THE talk Show that Rocks!!!!

22 Phil Hendrie

Phil Hendrie is the last bastion of true performance radio. Never disappointing.

Too funny and a great talent. Major media xm should give him s uncensored show..

23 Charlamagne Tha God

Breakfast Club

Should be top 10

24 Dr. Laura Schlessinger

I love her show...

25 Preston and Steve

One of the best, funniest and most relatable morning shows on radio today - you don't dominate a market like Philadelphia without being wildly talented - these guys do it DAILY.

I like it that show.


26 Mike and Mike In The Morning - ESPN Radio
27 Chris Smith - WNXT
28 MJ Morning Show
29 Bubba the Love Sponge

He is true and a bad ass at the same time great crew

30 Dr. Drew Pinsky
31 Walton and Johnson

The best radio show in the south. It should be a national radio show. You can find them on Bayou 95.7 New Orleans only classic ROCK or Walton and Johnson. Com

Use to love these guys, they would always be in some sort of trouble for what they said.

Funny guys listen every morning

To bad they went off the air in Biloxi Mississippi.

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32 DIFFERENCES Radio Magazine Show

Great show! Lots of national guest good subjects,Great interviews and great music a one stop shop a real feel good show!

Great show with a wonderful host and a stellar line up of guests!

Great show very informative denice barnes has a knack for staying current and getting current event"s out to the masses locally or nationally

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33 Rob, Arnie & Dawn

Best show out there

34 Troi Torain aka Star

TROI is the truth.. Hilarious

35 Casey Kasem

I Love this man. Made my teen years the best.

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36 Sean Hannity Sean Hannity

Works hard and all the time. Doesn't seem to take anything for granted. A genuinely good person that just loves the art of debate and conversation.

I love it that he is a thinking American. Wish congress would follow suit.

Ultra conservitive takes on Rocky Anderson

37 Nights with Alice Cooper

H3LL YEAH! This is like the best radio show EVER! Alice is funny and plays awesome music. For me it goes:
1. Nights
2. Undergroud Garage
3. Bax and O'brien (funny ass bastards) - fireinside96

What a great radio host! When he was discussing certain liquids in cans he said this classic line: "I wonder what would happen if they put Coke (Coca cola)in a CAN! Now THAT would be something! "

38 2 Live Stews

Sports talk with hot sauce

39 The Kane Show

This is the only show telling truths. I listen everyday. Thanks to this team I'm more informed of the facts. Thank you, we love you all here in Davenport Florida.

Kane show!

40 The Free Beer and Hot Wings Show
41 Johnjay and Rich

They are awesome

42 The John Boy and Billy Big Show

Still funny after all these years. Nice guys too.

43 The Herd: ESPN Radio
44 The Bax and O'Brien Show

These two are so friggin funny! You cannot not love them! - fireinside96

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45 Johnny Dare Morning Show

Johnny rocks! From the guest to the whole crew! You should check it out.

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46 Diane Rehm (found on NPR)
47 Bob the Blade
48 Uncle Floyd

New Jersey's king of comedy

49 The Russell Brand Show

With Russell Brand and Matt Morgan, seriously the funniest radio show you'll ever hear. On Saturday, BBC Radio 2, 9-11pm.

50 Art Bell

I have been listing to him for two months and he is just amazing

Dude - Art Bell, is not in the Top Five? Rush, Stern, King, Harvey and Hendrie would put him in their Top Five. I truly believe this...You can be a person that associates 'Area 51' with a parking deck area at Ikea and still know who Art Bell is... Furthermore, 'I'm Tery Gross...' over the body of work Dr. Demento brought to AM...? I love this list. I'm 36 and started listening to AM at night to put me to sleep... Where is Dr. Gene Scott?

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