Nashville's Top AM and FM Radio Stations

From Country to Rock to Talk, Tune into Music City's Favorite Stations

If you're visiting Nashville, make sure to tune into the area's local radio stations—it is Music City after all! Nashville radio stations play both kinds of country—classic and new—plus Christian, rap, pop, Gospel, and other genres. There are also news, sports, and talk radio stations. Use this guide to find your favorite type of programming so you don't waste time searching up and down the dial.

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    The world-famous country music station ​WSM is the radio home of the Grand Ole Opry live show performed at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. This legendary station went on air in 1925 and plays country, bluegrass, and Americana. Check the online entertainment calendar for upcoming radio events.

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    WMTS is the student-run radio station at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tenn. It airs informational, cultural and alternative programming. Its name is "Noise You Can Trust" and it does a lot of festival coverage, from FloydFest, Pitchfork, and Bonnaroo.

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    The Way 88.7 offers today's uplifting, positive Christian music. Expect everything from traditional gospel to Christian rock. Check out its website for links to many Christian-related resources.

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    WPLN Nashville Public Radio delivers local, national, and international news. Since June 2011, the station has moved to only do news and talk shows; until then, the station played a little classical music. Programs include "All Things Considered", "A Prairie Home Companion", and "Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me!"

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    Broadcasting since the late 1950s, The Big 98 WSIX is one of Nashville's most prominent new country radio stations. The station, owned by iHeartMedia, plays 12 songs in a row all day long and features "The House Foundation Morning Show" with Gerry House.

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    WTN is Nashville's No. 1 talk radio station, and it is also known as SuperTalk 99.7 WTN. The station features shows by Brian Wilson, Phil Valentine, and Mark Levin.

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    No, Lightning 100 isn't a weather station. This Nashville radio station is the city's longest-running independent adult alternative station. It advocates for local musicians, emerging bands, ​and small businesses. Kacey Musgraves and Moon Taxi are some of the commonly played artists.

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    101.1 The Beat is Nashville's No. 1 station playing R&B and hip-hop for the listening area. Personalities include Steve Harvey, Dolewite, and Zach Boog.

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    The Rock 105.9, Nashville's "Classic Rock That Rocks," plays your favorite classic rock hits from the '60s, '70s, and '80s, including Guns N' Roses, Bob Seger, Black Sabbath, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and The Rolling Stones. The station's website has many resources including contest links.

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    i106.7 WNFN All the Hits plays all of today’s biggest artists and most popular music. Shows include The Bert Show, The Butter Show, and Saturday Night Street Party. You'll hear hot artists like Maroon 5, Drake, Bazzi, Demi Lovato, DJ Snake, and more.

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    This popular Nashville radio station plays trending songs from the rap, rock, pop, and hip-hop genres. Programs include Woody and Jim in the Morning and Ryan Seacrest.​ Visit 107.5 The River's website to find resources such as the studio webcam.

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    WNAH began broadcasting Christian talk radio in 1949. It airs well-known local and national pastors and teachers. Tony Cappuccilli hosts the morning drive hour.

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    Starting in 1926, 1510 WLAC is one of the nation's first radio stations and still serves Nashville and Middle Tennessee with fast, accurate news reporting. Talk shows include Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, and Dave Ramsey. Even controversial host Rush Limbaugh talks here.

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    107.5 Southern Gospel is a gospel Nashville radio station that also features Christian country and bluegrass gospel. Programs include "Singing News Weekly Top 10 Countdown With Jeff Steele", "Wake Up With Greg Hutchins", and "Southern Gospel Today With Wayne Haun".