25 Best Radio Stations In The US

Posted by , Updated on June 25, 2018


With so many radio stations broadcasting across the United States, it’s easy to wonder which are the best. For a while there, radio took a backseat in popularity to television, but with the dawning of broadband internet, radio is seeing a bit of a resurgence. Radio is no longer subject to only short distances and can broadcast worldwide across the internet. People can now listen to their favorite radio stations on several smartphone apps as well. Clearly, we have more options now than ever, making it tough to decide the best station. We’re here to help you out, so don’t touch that dial, here are 25 Best Radio Stations In The US.

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KUOM 770 AM - Radio K

radio kSource: http://www.radiok.org/coverage/

Broadcasting on both AM and FM, Radio K out of Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a college radio station and one of the oldest radio stations in the state, first starting in 1912. They play a wide variety of old and new music, many of which are local and unknown bands.


ALT 98.7 FM

alt 987Source: https://alt987fm.iheart.com/

If you’re more into alternative music, this Los Angeles based radio station will give it to you. Part of the iHeart Radio network, not only does it play alternative, but it has their daily talk show called “The Woody Show.”


WHUR 96.3 FM

WHURSource: http://whur.com/

Broadcasting out of Washington D.C. and owned by Howard University, this station won the NAB Crystal Radio Award for excellence in community service. Jazz fans love the station, and it even has its own “Original Quiet Storm” nightly station that plays relaxing music.


WERS 88.9 FM

emersonSource: http://www.wers.org/behind-the-mic/about-wers/

Fresh out of Emerson College in Boston, this radio station is commercial free and supported by listeners. It’s student-run with the guidance of professional staff and has been critically acclaimed for its programming. They play an eclectic set of music from R&B to Indie Rock.


WXPN 88.5 FM

wxpnSource: http://xpn.org/

A non-commercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, this station serves a wide part of the Pennsylvania area and focuses on connecting new artists and audiences together. They produce a solid mix of programming, including a morning show, blues show, and a show called “Sleepy Hollow” which is full of quiet sounds.

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