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Old 02-14-2019, 02:14 PM
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Default Favorite radio station of all time?

Radio sure isn't what it once was - at least in the US - but there was a time when it was so entertaining that many of us were willing to put big $$$$ into buying a really good tuner.

So what was your favorite radio station that may have spurred that purchase?

I can probably whittle it down to two: WNCN and WNEW-FM, both in New York. Although one was classical and the other a rock station, they had more in common (back in the '70s and '80s) than might have been immediately obvious. They both had wide and deep playlists. They both had very clean, clear signals with minimal processing. (Of course, as a rocker, WNEW had more processing than WNCN. But by rock standards, NEW's sound was relatively unspoiled. It even used Dolby FM for a while.) And they both had personalities that were obviously familiar with the music, and spoke to the audience with a friendly, one-on-one style that's almost gone from radio today.

I still have and enjoy my McIntosh MR-80, but sometimes I wonder if I'd be willing to part with that much coin for a tuner if the only choices were today's offerings.

Please tell us about your favorite station, even if it's from the past.
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Old 02-14-2019, 02:18 PM
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KMET Los Angeles. The “Mighty Met”. Early 1970’s. Now, it’s KUSC - classical
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Old 02-14-2019, 02:31 PM
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KMET! A Metromedia station, as was WNEW. And KMET had Tom Donahue (and Rachel), B. Mitchell Reed and Jim Ladd. A great station, for sure!
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Old 02-14-2019, 02:31 PM
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KUT, Austin, Texas in the early 80s. God, I loved that station.

For a while, AM-1690 here in Atlanta was awesome. Crappy AM signal, but awesome content. Went belly up last year.

For a generation or so here in Atlanta, WRFG - entirely community run and operated. Pretty good, but not great sound quality, but awesome content. I am particularly fond of bluegrass and Americana and they play lots of it, with a very refined content selection.

I really miss good radio. I was dumb enough to invest big bucks in a great tuner just a few years ago (magnum Dynalab, MD108T SE). I love it and listen to it several nights a week, but admit that it is wretched excess and an investment in a fading medium.
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CJRT-FM

Jazz 91.1 Toronto

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WRIF - Detroit
I'll go back even earlier. WXYZ (am) in Detroit in the mid 60's.
What a line-up with Joel Sebastian, Lee Alan and Don Z.
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