6 Rock Radio Stations in the Greater Detroit Area

From CBS to iHeart Radio

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When visiting Detroit, you may want to listen to your favorite music. Fans of classic rock, soft rock, and today's top hits, will find what they want to listen to. Detroit listeners can tune into several regional radio stations with rock programming. Some of these rock radio outlets are located in Detroit, while others find their way to Metro Detroit from Ohio and Canada. 

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    On air for more than 40 years, WCSX or "Detroit's Classic Rock" is the most popular rock radio station in the Detroit region. Owned by the Beasley Broadcast Group, listeners can tune into the "Big Jim's House" in the morning, while DJ Dahmer hosts the evening show and plays songs by Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, The Eagles, and more.

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    Helmed by iHeart Media, The D rebranded from a classic rock favorite to a station now known as "Detroit's New Alternative." Expect to hear modern rock music from bands such as Imagine Dragons, The Revivalists, Weezer, and Rise Against. Don't miss "The Woody Show," a new morning show syndicated from "Alt 98.7" KYSR in Los Angeles.

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    WRIF's motto is "Everything That Rocks" because the station plays local rock, hip-hop, and classics from the likes of Halestorm, Alice in Chains, Aerosmith, and The Offspring. Originally a 24/7 ​live stream, Dave & Chuck "The Freak" took over the morning show. Meanwhile, Screamin' Scott is there to rock out your nights.

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    Located out of Southfield Michigan, WOMC plays "Detroit's Greatest Hits." If you like a variety of music, you'll want to tune into this CBS Radio-owned station, which broadcasts everything from Marvin Gaye to The Rolling Stones. In the afternoons, on-air personality Beau Daniels takes over.

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    Based out of Toledo, Ohio, WIOT may be "Toledo's Rock" station, but it is broadcasted to Detroit, where it is a local favorite. The iHeart Media-owned station is especially popular for its nationally syndicated The Bob & Tom Show in the mornings.

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    Cool FM can be found on not one but two stations, both broadcasted from Ontario, Canada. This Blackburn Media station focuses on soft rock but it is known to "Play It All," as its slogan says. Tune in for the "Cool Ride Home" show to listen to Tom Petty, Van Halen, and Pearl Jam.