Radio Stations in Sonoma County

Local AM and FM Radio Stations

Sonoma County Celebrates Grape Harvest HEALDSBURG, CA - 2009: KSRO radio personality, Steve Garner, does his 'Good Food Hour' show at the Sonoma Wine Country Weekend Showase of Wine & Food Festival as seen in this 2009 Healdsburg, California, summer afternoon photo taken at MacMurray Ranch.
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Sonoma County’s local radio stations are listed below, in alphabetical order, by type of music played.

Christian

KLVR - 91.9 FM 

“K-Love: Positive and Encouraging”                                                                                                            Santa Rosa                                                                                                                                          (Although K-Love is a nationally syndicated broadcast with stations throughout the country, it's included in this local list because K-Love started in Santa Rosa 25 years ago.) The same programming is also delivered from 

K221DQ92.1 FM Petaluma, CA 
K275CB92.3 FM Calistoga, CA 
K276FY103.1 FMSanta Rosa, CA

 

Country

KFGY - 92.9 FM
“Froggy 92.9: Sonoma County’s Best and Most Country”
Healdsburg

Rhythmic Top 40

KSXY - 100.9 FM
" Y 100.9 – All the Hits"
Santa Rosa

The format is primarily "Rhythmic Top 40" and even includes occasional country tunes.

Jazz

KJZY - 93.7 FM
“Smooth Jazz”
Sebastopol

The playlist mixes contemporary artists like Lee Ritenour with classic smooth soul-jazz artists like Wes Montgomery 

News/Talk

KSRO - 1350 AM 

“Newstalk 1350: Sonoma County’s News Station”
Santa Rosa

The format is more talk than news and features a mix or syndicated hosts such as Laura Ingraham who lean to the political right and local hosts on topics such as wine, food, and interviews with musicians and artists. 

Public Radio

KQED - 88.3 FM

“Public Broadcasting for Northern California”
(This NPR station is located in San Francisco.)

KRCB - 91.1 FM 404
“Radio 91: Public Broadcasting for the North Bay”
Rohnert Park

KSVY - 91.3 FM 404
“Free Range Radio Sonoma: Bringing Sonoma to the World”
Sonoma

These stations program public radio classics like "All Things Considered," and a wide variety of panels, commentators, and interviewers on topics of political and social significance. KQED, along with most public broadcasting, skews somewhat to the political left. 

Rock

KRSH - 95.9 FM
“The Crush: Wine Country Radio”
Santa Rosa

The programming falls mostly within the "adult album alternative" format, which includes a wide variety of musicians ranging from Alice in Chains, through Led Zeppelin, k.d. lang and Adele. It is the format that comes closest to reproducing the genre-busting (and defunct) KMPX, San Francisco's radio contribution to the San Francisco Sound and anything else that appealed to its consciously hip DJs.

KNOB - 96.7 FM
“Bob FM: We Play Anything”
Healdsburg

The format does play anything -- so long as it doesn't stray far from conventional alternative rock formats. 

KVRV - 97.7 FM
“The River: Classic Rock for the North Bay”
Monte Rio

The Rolling Stones, Metallica and everything in between

KZST - 100.1 FM
“Sonoma County's Radio Station”
Santa Rosa

Adult Contemporary and periodic short newscasts

KMHX - 104.9 FM
“The New Mix: The Best Variety of the 80’s, 90’s and Now”
Santa Rosa

Many radio stations have slogans that are more like Rorschach's you're invited to read your musical preferences into than informative, and KMHX is not an exception. "The New Mix" is actually a fairly tight format called "hot adult contemporary," meaning not as older-adult friendly as adult contemporary, but not too hip either. Some rock is allowed.

Don't expect The Sex Pistols.  

KTDE - 100.5 FM
“The Tide”
Gualala

The station plays an eclectic mix of classic rock, blues, oldies, alternative rock, jazz, R&B, soul, rockabilly, light classical (!)and what they call "Spanish," which seems to be light latin rock. Some community affairs programming is also included. 

Spanish

KBBF - 89.1 FM
"La Voz de Tu Comunidad" "The Voice of Your Community"

Santa Rosa

The station has always been bilingual and features a wide variety of latin artists and occasional jazz and R&B artists, along with community affairs programming and talk radio 

KXTS - 100.9 FM
“Exitos: La Que Te Mueve”
Santa Rosa

Programming is within the format "Regional Mexican," and includes music, news and talk

KRRS - 1460 AM 404
“La Maquina Musical-Studio “
Santa Rosa

Another station with a Regional Mexican programming format

KZNB (formerly KTOB)- 1490 AM 404
“La Vaquera”
Santa Rosa

Another station with a Regional Mexican programming format