Anyone have any GOOD terrestrial stations in their area?

Discussion in 'HD (Terrestrial) Radio' started by Jon, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. Jon

    Jon Well-Known Member

    Besides the NPR stations, I listen to KBCO out of Boulder, Colorado. We also have KCUV which is a college rock station also from Boulder, but it's on AM so I listen on Pocket Tunes whenever I can. KQMT is a decent Classic Rock station that plays a wide variety, and the DJs know their stuff. They have 'The List' every weekday at 4pm which picks a topic and plays songs about that topic, also 'Barrel Of Monkeys' which you can call in and request songs based off a theme. It's usually in alphabetical order, or they just pick a letter and play songs starting with that letter. The callers request some pretty good stuff, even heard 'Copperhead Road' which you normally don't hear on any classic rock stations, ever.
  2. Wolf

    Wolf The Lone Wolf

  3. Aaron

    Aaron Moderator

    WTIX in New Orleans is a pretty good late '50s thru late '70s station. Not cookie cutter... a bigger playlist than most. Good knowledgeable DJ's.

    The local FM classic rocker is decent. I like 'Walton & Johnson' in the morning. That show is legendary around New Orleans / Houston. Been on the air forever.
  4. kingchuck69

    kingchuck69 Joker! Joker! Joker!

    Here in Grand Rapids, we have two decent stations from Townsquare: 97.9 WGRD (the active rocker that's also the homebase for Free Beer and Hot Wings) and Classic Hits 98.7 WFGR. On the AM side, there's Oldies/NPR outlet WGVU 1480 and another classic hits station, WION-I1430 out of Ionia.

    Otherwise, it's Clear Channel/Cumulus/religious hell.
  5. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    89X in Detroit is passable, but thank god for SXM.
  6. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing Sherbert is not and never will be ice cream

    Q107 is not bad for a Classic Rocker here.

    Boom 97.3 also looks like it would play reasonable music (70s & 80s).

    Can't say I can tolerate commercials at all anymore.
  7. limegrass69

    limegrass69 Confused

    Unfortunately, radio in the NY area is a wasteland. The only things I listen to are the sports station (WFAN/660) and the news station (WCBS/880).
  8. TSSMario

    TSSMario Member

    I forget the station but Chicago has a college station out of the west suburbs that has decent electronic music and a really good death metal show (deep playlist) on Saturday and Sunday nights.

    UIC Radio also has good individual shows at certain times during the week. Very hit and miss though
  9. Jon

    Jon Well-Known Member

    Tell you what I really like is WXRT out of Chicago. They have a deep playlist.
  10. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    Do they stream?
  11. MadisonRadio1

    MadisonRadio1 MadisonRadio

    1550 AM in Madison is picking up Scott Shannon's "TOC" the oldies channel network.
  12. hyson

    hyson Forum Jerk

    The only good station in my area is a super local AM station. I think that's the key with terrestrial.
  13. Andrew8468

    Andrew8468 Plans on freezing in the dark

    I think my FM presets are Bob-FM 91.9 in Lindsay, Boom 97.3 in Toronto, Vinyl 95.3 in Hamilton, 107.9 The Breeze because it was local, 101.5 The Wolf in Peterborough..and I dont remember the others. On AM it's easier to remember. WGR550 Buffalo for Sabres games, Fan 590 Toronto, AM640 Toronto for Leafs games, 680 News for traffic reports, TSN1050 for sports and WHAM 1180 in Rochester for Bills games
  14. IndustrialH

    IndustrialH "So much music .... so little time..."

  15. kingchuck69

    kingchuck69 Joker! Joker! Joker!

    It's amazing how much radio has changed in the past five years.

    I looked at Wolf's post and 98.7 The Peak is gone, replaced with sports. However, 95.5 is now The Mountain, which has a similar format. Just checked the ratings, and it's doing well (6th place, 4.8).

    Here in Grand Rapids, WGRD is still doing OK, though one of the members of Free Beer and Hot Wings, Eric Zane was fired from the show and he moved to all-sports WBBL 107.3 where his ratings suck. WBBL as a whole is a total waste of 50,000 watts. Their afternoon host, "Huge" Bill Simonson is a huge douchebag who doesn't know much about sports and spends most of his show bragging about his sponsors.
  16. IndustrialH

    IndustrialH "So much music .... so little time..."

    Any HD "piggy-back" stations to help improve the format range ?
  17. kingchuck69

    kingchuck69 Joker! Joker! Joker!

    Yes, but I don't have HD radio. Then again, who cares?
  18. IndustrialH

    IndustrialH "So much music .... so little time..."

    That bad.. :-(
  19. IndustrialH

    IndustrialH "So much music .... so little time..."

    No idea where to put this - but it's sorta interesting:
    QFX R-9 Radios Headed to Puerto Rico
    WASHINGTON — For those who are curious, NAB has shared the model of the radios that
    will be headed to Puerto Rico shortly: QFX’s model R-9.
    The R-9 is capable of receiving AM, FM, MW and SW1-7 signals. The unit comes in black and is described as “high-sensitivity” and “low-noise”. It features a telescopic antenna, LED power indicator and a 3.5 mm earphone jack. It weighs less than half a pound and has a small footprint (5.2x3.15x1).
    QFX lists its MSRP as $9.99 online
    NAB Executive Vice President of Communications Dennis Wharton explained that battery-operated radios were chosen because they were more quickly accessible in mass quantities.
    “We don’t want to have to wait weeks or months to get these in the hands of Puerto Ricans,”he said.
    But Wharton said each radio handed out will come with two sets of batteries; the radios require DC 3V or 2 AA batteries.
    From Radio Magazine 11th October, 2017.

    Last edited: Oct 16, 2017
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  20. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    I think they are saying that power will be back for about 90% of the island by December. DECEMBER! That's crazy. Hopefully they can get more batteries easily.

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