Nashville's Top AM and FM Radio Stations

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If you're visiting Nashville and looking for some music while you're cruising around town, tune into the area's local radio stations—it is Music City after all.

Nashville radio stations play both kinds of country music—classic and new—plus Christian, rap, pop, Gospel, and other genres. There are also news, sports, and talk radio stations as well as broadcasts in Spanish. 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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    WMTS is the student-run radio station at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. 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, among others. Check out the official WMTS website for upcoming concerts and radio events happening while you're in town.

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    The Way 88.7 offers today's uplifting, positive Christian music. Expect everything from traditional gospel to Christian rock, but it also hosts a variety of radio shows throughout the day including The Wally Show, The Brant Hansen Show, and CJ & Joy, which offer ministry-based perspectives on current world events.

    Based in Colorado Springs, Colorado, WAY-FM is broadcast across the country thanks to the support of its listeners' contributions. 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 on channel 90.3 FM. However, since June 2011, the station has moved to only do news and talk shows; until then, the station played a little classical music. 

    Part of the National Public Radio (NPR) network, Nashville Public Radio also includes programs like "The Moth" storytelling, "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 and can be found on 97.9 FM.

    The station, owned by iHeartMedia, plays 12 commercial-free songs in a row all day long and features "The House Foundation Morning Show" with Gerry House, "The Bobby Jones Show," and the "Sore Losers" podcast.

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    Also known as SuperTalk, WTN can be found on 99.7 FM and is Nashville's biggest talk radio station. Throughout the day, WTN broadcasts programs like Nashville's Morning News With Brian Wilson as well as weekly shows by Michael DelGiorno, Mark Levin, Michael Savage, and Phil Valentine.

    Check out the website for upcoming radio events and special features and to read up on the latest national and political news.

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    100.1 WRLT, also known as Lightning 100, isn't a weather station, but it is the city' longest-running independent adult alternative station that advocates for local musicians, emerging bands, and small businesses.

    Tune in on Mondays from 6:15 to 8 p.m. to Lightning 100's local show "the615" for the best artists and bands in Nashville. Also, check the website for the daily schedule of shows and calendar of upcoming radio events and local concerts.

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    Another iHeart Radio station, 101.1 WUBT, is the Number 1 station in Nashville for rhythm and blues, hip hop, and rap music. Also known as 101.1 The Beat, this station plays the best of the genre

    101.1 The Beat is Nashville's No. 1 station playing R&B and hip-hop for the listening area. this national station hosts programs like The Breakfast Club as well as segments hosted by Steve Harvey, Dolewite, DJ Ready Rob, and Mani Millss.

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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, concert dates, and upcoming radio events. Another iHeart Radio station, The Rock also features programs by John Boy and Billy, Temple, Rossi, Wells Adams, and Metal Works.

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    i106.7 WNFN All the Hits plays all of today’s biggest artists and most popular music, including Top 40 artists.

    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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    The Number 1 radio station in Nashville for Top 40 tracks is 107.5 WRVW, also known as The River. This popular station plays trending songs from the rap, rock, pop, and hip hop genres and hosts a variety of nationally-syndicated radio shows.

    Tune into Ryan Seacrest's daily program or "Wood and Jim in the Morning" to start your day. Visit 107.5 The River's website to find resources such as the studio webcam or upcoming Top 40 concerts.

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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 the air in 1925 and plays country, bluegrass, and Americana. As the name would suggest, you can find it at 650 on the AM frequency. Check the online entertainment calendar for upcoming radio events.

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    For a bit of a Spanish twist to your commute, tune into 810 AM for El Jefe, a regional Mexican broadcast station featuring the latest in Latino pop, R&B, and hip hop music as well as the latest in Nashville sports news. 

    Also found on 96.7 FM, El Jefe hosts a variety of music, talk, and news programs throughout the day. Check the website for upcoming events and special contests hosted by the radio station.

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    WNAH began broadcasting Christian talk radio in 1949 and now airs well-known local and national pastors and teachers. Tune into 1360 AM during weekday morning drive hours (4 to 9 a.m.) for Tony Cappuccilli's daily show featuring news, weather, traffic, and sports with a spiritual message.

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    Founded in 1926, 1510 WLAC was one of the nation's first radio stations and still serves Nashville and Middle Tennessee with news reporting.

    Found on 1510 AM, WLAC hosts a variety of news and politics talk shows including Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, and Dave Ramsey. Even controversial host Rush Limbaugh has a spot on this station.

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