Best Radio Stations of All Time

The Top Ten
1 KROQ-FM - Los Angeles

Great station during the 80s and OK during early 90s. God awful since the buyout/merger with CBS. Use to listen to Rodney on the Roq on Sunday nights during the 80s. He played a lot of good punk rock, new wave and local bands. The Poorman was also legend. Dude had me cracking up all the time.

Isn't this the Station where Stone & Digital Dave got their start doing overnights?

We can only wish here in Buffalo

back in the day yeah it was good but the bands today I really don't want to hear them because all suck

2 107.3 The Eagle - Tampa, FL
3 97 Country - Lakeland, FL
4 Q105 - Tampa, FL

Hi I love flordia

5 US 103.5 - Tampa, FL
6 99.5 WQYK - Tampa, FL
7 K92.3 - Orlando, FL
8 105.9 Sunny FM - Orlando, FL
9 WXRT-FM - Chicago

WXRT has been the best station to listen to for years. They have unbelievable large amount of content, from current hits, old classics, blues, etc. The DJs are all very good and will always say the name of the song and artist afterwards. (I realize many players will display that information now).

XRT is brilliant radio station. It's a throwback station. The DJs still choose the music they want to play, and there's no pressure to play the Top 40 garbage. Their tag line is 93XRT... Chicago's finest rock. This is true, but I think people everywhere would find their brand of radio very refreshing. Big shout out to KFOG in the Bay Area as well. Similar format.

I was born and raised in Chicago and in some places the station was hard to receive because the transmitter tower was on the NW side of the city. It did not matter. We did what we needed with wire, coat hangers and tin foil to listen to the best station in the city all day.

WXRT has consistently played a wide variety of rock music. They give exposure to new bands that may not get any air play on the typical top 40 format oriented stations. You never know what you may hear and that keeps it interesting.

10 Y100 - Miami

Cause they got Elvis Duran and the YMorning Zoo

Wow number 2 is at 9% and 1 is at 31%.

The Contenders
11 Radio 1 - United Kingdom

Come on, does any other Radio have the family-like group of presenters that make the radio and music humorous? Also, name another radio station with the smexiness of Zane Lowe or Dan and Phil? I think not!

Just the best this should be number one the others do not match or even come close to radio 1 defiantly and simply the best radio show in the world!

Nick Grimshaw, Fearn Cotton, Chris Smith, Scott Mills along with Chris Stark's, Greg James (The 1 of the best), Zane Lowe, Pete tong etc Makes BBC radio 1 the UK's #1 radio station.

They always play the best music no matter what time of the day and there's no annoying ads

12 WNEW-FM - New York

WNEW FM 102.7 Was the only station I listened to because of their Free Form broadcasts. The on air personalities had no restrictions as to what they could play. From Zep to Back and anywhere in between. For many years it was voted as Americas top radio stations by Rolling Stone Magazine when it was worth reading. Right now I wouldn't line the bottom of a bird cage with it if I had a bird. RIP Allison Steele the woman who pioneered in radio for other women to follow. Scott Muni the Professor, Rosko Dave Herman,Jonathan Schwartz, Peter Fornatale,Zacherley

Doing things no other radio stations were doing like broadcasting live show like the final Night of the Fillmore East as well as other shows. Sponsoring live concerts on the Sheep Meadow in Central park

LONG LIVE WNEW FM the place where Rock Used to Live.

One of the first US stations I ever heard and at a time when we never had anything like it in the UK. My fellow NY students said do not go home without listening to WNEW. It took one track to get converted to this American institution.
WNEW as an album rock station sadly no longer exists - but no one has ever beaten it. (Happy 70s memories)

The ultimate late 60s, early 70s rock station. Will live in our hearts and souls for all eternity.

Best mix of music ever, don't have rock stations any more with such a variety.

13 98.7 The Gater - West Palm Beach, FL
14 Ukhozi FM - South Africa

I love ukhozi fm is th number one radio station! They have good team, they can deliver! They really care from about human life to Environment! UKhozi cares, I like their slogan of its not just a slogan but they do physically practice it!

No. 1 in Africa, they on point and can interact with their listeners. Continue being no. 1 Ukhozi fm

Ukhozi fm is the power radio station in the world they take care of they listeners. BIG UP

Ukhozi is rocking all the way and I beleave it is the number one station in the whole wild world

15 Wave 92.7 - Vero Beach, FL
16 WABX-FM - Detroit

They were the gold standard of the free-form FM era. There will never be another like it.

Best rock station of all time

How bout w4 too

17 KMET-FM - Los Angeles

In the most competitive radio market they were able to resist corprate greed and give a group of iconoclastic artists a chance to demonstrate that radio is only as good as the DJs who spin the records.

Whoo-Ya, Too-Ya, best rock station ever!

18 100.7 The New River - North Carolina

Wonderful! No repeats! Variety!

19 WMMS-FM - Cleveland

Lived in Cleveland until 1992. During the 80s and 90s they played great stuff. Great radio station and great on air talent back then. Kid Leo has one of the best voices ever on the radio. The Pretenders and some other bands come to mind as having the first airplay on this station. It is not the same station today. Much more corporate sounding.

This station broke some of the biggest acts, like springsteen and rush,

I grew up with this station. It defined Cleveland and Rock-N-Roll

I grew up on this station. It defined Cleveland and Rock-N-Roll

20 News Radio 1200 WOAI - San Antonio
21 103.1 WIRK - West Palm Beach, FL
22 99.5 Kiss - San Antonio
23 97.7 Rock

This is a good rock station in grande prairie alberta

24 KMPX-FM - San Francisco
25 Q99 - Grande Prairie Alberta
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