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Best FM stations in your area

Discussion in 'Tuners' started by mr clean, Feb 2, 2017.

  1. jbf518

    jbf518 Member

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    Wxpn is good but WRTI 90.1 Temple university raidio philly pa. Is tops.Classical till 6 pm jazz( the good stuff) till 6 am
     

     

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  2. Erik Tracy

    Erik Tracy Super Member

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    KSDS 88.3FM (aka jazz88.org) - listener supported.

    In 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2016, KSDS was awarded JazzWeek Magazine's jazz station of the year, determined by the vote of Record Companies, professional peers and readers of JazzWeek.

    Straight up jazz 24/7, but with specialty programs for blues, latin jazz, percussive profiles, jazz live!, rug cutters swing, gospel.

    The DJs know their jazz.
     
  3. Patrice B

    Patrice B AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Here in Canada, 100.7 and 93.5. Both Government public radio stations with eclectic programming (jazz, blues, pop, classical, etc...).

    There was once CHOM FM in the 70's programming things like live shows of Genesis but now, it's the always heard same playlist (Stairway to heaven , Pink Floyd...).
     
  4. jbf518

    jbf518 Member

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    Sounds sweet
     
  5. RxDx

    RxDx Speaker collector Subscriber

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    Location:
    Virginia, the colonies
    Two local college stations that are often as good, at least when they're on:
    WDCE, University of Richmond, and WCWM, College of William and Mary.

    It's been forever since he was on, but Greaseman was a total hoot.
     
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  6. Bob in WI

    Bob in WI AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Nobody has mentioned their local Clear Channel affiliate yet. What? No love for McMusic?
     
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  7. sKiZo

    sKiZo Hates received: 8642 Subscriber

    Classic rock, with real DJs ...

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    Fun facts: Aris Hampers was a founding member of the band Phlegethon before moving on to play DJ at LAV back in the '70's. Spun his last disk there in 2011 ...



    But wait ... there's more! :D

    He was instrumental in bringing a band called ... uh ... what was it again ... oh, yeah ... Genesis to the states. First station to play their music here in the states, and it just kinda sorta spread. To show their appreciation, they played his alma mater in Allendale, Michigan (Allendale freakin' Michigan??) as part of their Lamb Lies Down tour.

    I know ... I was there! :banana:
     
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  8. loudnoises

    loudnoises Escalates Quickly

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    91.3 out of UNH.

    Can't wait for my polka show tomorrow!
     
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  9. SiliconTi

    SiliconTi AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Oh, so many...

    Best Classic Rock is 92.1 WXEX

    Popular morning show: 100.3 WHEB

    Classic rock that has been around for ever, WBLM aka The Blimp

    Top 40 WERZ 107.1

    The band is full of stations - whatever you want is there.
     
  10. SiliconTi

    SiliconTi AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Hey loudnoises,

    Have not listened the UNH in a long time - we must be close to each other.
     
  11. loudnoises

    loudnoises Escalates Quickly

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    Southern NH is absurdly good for radio, we're damn lucky with that. Im guessing you're farther north tho as BLM is a stretch for me here.

    UNH is about 25 miles away, it takes a bit of effort to get it tuned in well. Made myself a quad with a single reflector and not only can i get UNH clear as day, but i can also pick up WERS out of boston if the conditions are right. If i follow through with my plans to get the antenna up a tree BLM wont be an issue anymore. The FM selection here may have something to do with my tuner addiction. Thank goodness they're cheap.
     
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  12. pdm4606

    pdm4606 Super Member

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    I miss WFMT (Chi.) since we moved to New Mexico 10 yrs. ago. I can get it on i'net but not the same as with my Crown FM-1 tuner. Something is missing.
     
  13. Djcoolray

    Djcoolray Addicted Member

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    A rocks throw from JBLM !!!!
    KZOK with Danny Bonaduchi

    Western Washington has always been flush on FM staitions.
     
  14. JLange2010

    JLange2010 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I listen to Danny every morning on my commute, quite a hoot. But KZOK's real gems are their special programs, the Psychadellic Sixties on Saturdays and Breakfast with the Beatles on Sunday. They also do a Led Zepplin and Pink Floyd show that I am not as familiar with. The most amazing station in town, however, would be KEXP. Generally rock, but nothing that you hear anywhere else. Plus special shows that cover world, surf, old school country, you name it. Non corporate radio that is managed by people who just love music.
     
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  15. Djcoolray

    Djcoolray Addicted Member

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    A rocks throw from JBLM !!!!
    Exactly.....

    I don't think any other part of the country has FM like Western Washington no matter what kind of music you like and the clarity is better that Spotify.....depending on your tuner. FM in the car in stereo is phenomenal everywhere you drive.
     
  16. cubby01

    cubby01 aka Buck

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  17. SiliconTi

    SiliconTi AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I'm on the road in the Portsmouth area all the time, so all ME stations are pretty well received.

    I do have an SAE tuner I do not use that is exceptional. I should use it, but it does not match my other components and I'm weird like that.
     
  18. Oerets

    Oerets AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    WFPK 91.9 Mix of Adult Album Alternative so they claim, Louisville Ky.........http://wfpk.org/stream/
    WUOL 90.5 Classical Louisville Ky.
    WFPL 93.1 NPR and Talk Louisville Ky.
    WNAS 88.1 New Albany Ind. Oldest High School radio station in the U.S.A.
    WTTS 92.3 Commercial Radio in Bloomington Ind. when the radio Gods cooperate with antenna.
    WJAA 96.3 Commercial Radio in Seymour Ind. when the radio Gods cooperate with antenna.



    Barney
     
  19. 59volvo

    59volvo Super Member

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    In Los Angeles KXLU 88.9 fm (eclectic)
    KPFK 90.7 FM (sat 6-8am) roots and beyond, sun mid - 3am mon RISE Jazz (Strata East, Black Saint labels, etc.)
    KCSN 88.5 (sunday 6am-3pm) americana/roots
    KISL 88.7 Avalon M-W-F 7pm-9pm americana/roots (Ben Vaughn)
     
  20. satkinsn

    satkinsn low end audio Subscriber

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    We have two good public radio stations within earshot - WCNY FM out of Syracuse, which is basically classical music, and WRVO out of Oswego, which is largely NPR news/syndicated public radio. And then there's the mighty NCPR, aka WSLU, out of Canton NY, which is pretty close to my ideal of what a radio station should be. In a weird way it's a throwback, though radio over the last 25 years has become so factionalized I think few people remember the notion of a "full service" station. NCPR does a lot of everything - it carries some NPR programming but isn't a slave to it; has a superb, award-winning local news operation; still programs a variety of local music shows during the day. Yes, in other places you can get an "all NPR" channel and then an "all classical" channel or, not so often, an "all jazz" channel, but this is rarer and better, a place where lots of different kinds of things rub shoulders. Everyone in a small town should be so lucky.

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