Everyone said that radio was dying. But as a matter of fact, in recent years, it has flourished, against all odds. Granted, traditional radio devices are not as popular as they once were, but instead, stations moved online, where everyone can access them.
Now you can find thousands of radio stations from all over the world, and it can be hard to discover a quality one that plays popular music. That’s why I’ve decided to create this article, so I could bring some clarity into this haze of options and spread the word about some of my favorite stations.
I will try to keep things as diverse as possible because it’s nice to have some variety when it comes to music. The Top 100 type of radio can get bored pretty quickly, so in case you need a back-up, I have you covered. Just bookmark this article so you can access it whenever you need some inspiration.
The first radio station I want you to enjoy is Pitchfork Radio. If you want an alternative to streaming services, this is it. It plays hundreds of independent artists so you can always discover new styles and fresh tunes. If you know the online magazine with the same name, then you know what to expect. It also has many excellent shows on topics such as music, politics, and current events.
Another cool and young vibed stop is Soma FM. It is based in a warehouse in San Francisco, and it has somewhat of a different concept. Soma FM is funded by its listeners, meaning there are no ads. Additionally, it has varied programs, covering every style and taste from folk to experimental music. I really enjoy the fact that there are no annoying ads for things I don’t care about – something that is quite hard to find nowadays.
Next in line is KEXP. The station was born in Seattle, and it took over the Internet and become one of the most significant voices in the grunge music scene. The station usually plays alt-rock and indie music, and it has allowed me to get a taste of the coolest bands throughout the ages, not just from our modern times.
And the last station I want to introduce you to is Kiss FM. It’s a bit of a predictable one, but the truth is, when I need some ambient music, Kiss is my go-to. It’s fantastic if you want to stay up to date with the latest releases from famous artists such as Katy Perry, Rihanna, and many others.
I listen to it whenever I have to clean and when I want to fool around in my home, dancing like a dork, with a glass of red wine in my hand and a deodorant that acts as a microphone, in the other.