Best Radio Stations of All Time

The Top Ten
1 KROQ-FM - Los Angeles

Great station during the 80s and okay during the early 90s. God awful since the buyout/merger with CBS. I used 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 a legend. Dude had me cracking up all the time.

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

2 107.3 The Eagle - Tampa, FL
3 97 Country - Lakeland, FL
4 Q105 - Tampa, FL
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 an unbelievable large amount of content, from current hits to old classics and blues. 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 a 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. Their tagline 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, which has a similar format.

10 Y100 - Miami
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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 attractiveness 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. Definitely and simply the best radio show in the world!

Nick Grimshaw, Fearne Cotton, Chris Smith, Scott Mills along with Chris Stark's, Greg James (one of the best), Zane Lowe, Pete Tong, etc., make BBC Radio 1 the UK's number one radio station.

12 98.7 The Gater - West Palm Beach, FL
13 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 Led Zeppelin to Bach and anywhere in between. For many years, it was voted as America's top radio station by Rolling Stone Magazine when it was worth reading. Right now, I wouldn't line the bottom of a birdcage with it, even 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, and Zacherley were doing things no other radio stations were doing, like broadcasting live shows such as the final night of the Fillmore East, as well as other shows. They also sponsored live concerts on the Sheep Meadow in Central Park.

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

14 Wave 92.7 - Vero Beach, FL
15 Ukhozi FM - South Africa

I love Ukhozi FM. It is the number one radio station! They have a good team. They can deliver! They really care about human life to environment! Ukhozi cares. I like their slogan of it's not just a slogan, but they do physically practice it!

Number one in Africa, they are on point and can interact with their listeners. Continue being number one, Ukhozi FM.

Ukhozi FM is the power radio station in the world. They take care of their listeners. Big up.

16 WABX-FM - Detroit

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

17 KMET-FM - Los Angeles
18 100.7 The River - North Carolina
19 WMMS-FM - Cleveland

I 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.

20 103.1 WIRK - West Palm Beach, FL
21 KMPX-FM - San Francisco
22 WMMR-FM - Philadelphia
23 KSAN-FM - San Francisco

The Jive 95. Rock 'n Roll will make you rant and rave, and put you in an early grave. Wow! What a way to go! The City in the late 60s through the 70s. Freeform radio, San Francisco Bay Area.

24 KISS-FM 106.1 - Seattle, WA
25 Cool FM - United Kingdom
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