You have a blast listening to music, while working, working out, and driving in your car. Sometimes though, you have troubles finding a music station that fits you. Sometimes your favorite station changes and what used to be a couple of minutes of commercials once an hour has become a couple of minutes of music once an hour! Or maybe you are new to Connecticut, just visiting the area, or possibly just need a change. You have come to the right place.
Here we have all of the top Connecticut music stations in one place, you are sure to find one that meets your tastes. Try out all of the Connecticut stations and then give us your opinion on the best, worst, and any we don’t have on the list that should be. Whether you are in Connecticut for a visit or have lived here for years, we want to hear your opinion.
We have catered our list of Connecticut stations to the local opinions we have received so don’t stop sending them in. Music is an important part of our lives, in Connecticut, and anywhere else. Music stations are also a personal thing. What is music to you? Is it what gets you through your daily commute in Connecticut? Is it what you jam to in the shower? Is it what calms and centers you at work?
WMNR Fine Arts Radio is a public radio station, licensed to the Town of Monroe in Monroe, Connecticut. It is funded entirely by listeners, foundations and businesses. It operates 24 hours a day providing classical and fine arts music programming to much of Connecticut and nearby portions of New York. WMNR is one of 385 public radio licensees that meet Corporation for Public Broadcasting standards for professional operation.
WHDD-FM 91.9 FM, also known as the Robin Hood Radio is a NPR-affiliated radio station licensed to serve Sharon, Connecticut. WHDD FM is owned by Tri-State Public Communications. It is the smallest NPR-affiliated station in America.
WWYZ is a country station licensed to Waterbury, Connecticut, broadcasting at 92.5 FM. It is owned by Clear Channel Communications, and was previously locally owned by the Gilmore family as a sister to WATR and WATR-TV.
WATR 1320 AM is a radio station licensed to serve Waterbury, Connecticut. The station is owned by WATR, Inc. It airs a News/Talk plus Oldies music format. Weekend programming includes the traditional and contemporary sounds of Polish music on “The Polish Eagles Show.” Other weekend programming highlights include the Saturday night “Music Museum,” hosted by Jay Crawford; Sunday morning’s “Carosello Italiano,” a program hosted by Sarino and Joe Costa featuring music and news from the Italian community.
WSHU-FM carries a frequency of 91.1 FM, is a National Public Radio-affiliated radio station operated by Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut servicing Connecticut and Long Island, New York. It features news and classical music programming. WSHU is also available in HD radio.
WPKN with a frequency of 89.5 FM is a 100% non-commercial, listener supported radio station broadcasting at 89.5 FM in Bridgeport, Connecticut and formerly 88.7 FM (WPKM) in Montauk, New York. Its volunteer programmers present a wide variety of music and public affairs programming including the syndicated weekly radio news magazine Between The Lines. WPKN’s programming can also be heard on the internet as a live audio stream.
WDRC-FM, known as 102.9 DRC FM, is a radio station based in Bloomfield, Connecticut, which primarily serves the Hartford market. DRC-FM broadcasts an oldies format, at a frequency of 102.9 MHz. Owned by Buckley Broadcasting, the station offers a late 1960s/early 1970s based oldies format mixing in moderate amounts of late 1970s music, a handful of 1980s songs, and a rather small helping of pre-1964 oldies–mostly during specialty shows such as that of ‘Rockin’ Ron Sedaille.
WPLR, also known as 99.1 PLR or ‘Connecticut’s #1 Rock Station is based out of New Haven, Connecticut, is a rock station owned by Cox Radio. The station, which started as WNHC-FM, has a history as a pioneer in the album oriented rock format which it has closely identified with since the format’s inception in the early 1970s. The physical location of the station has also changed as the studios are now co-located with other radio stations in Milford, Connecticut.
WHUS is the commercial-free college radio station of the University of Connecticut. It is one of the oldest radio stations in Connecticut, with roots going back to just after World War I. It is a community radio station, featuring members of the student body and the local community around Storrs, Connecticut. The community radio format allows WHUS to operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, at 91.7MHz on the FM dial. WHUS broadcasts a diverse mix of music, from polka to hip-hop, with several public affairs shows as well. It also provides commercial-free coverage of ten sports at UConn.
WEBE 107.9 FM, which is advertised on air as “WEBE 108” is owned by Cumulus Media. The station is an Adult Contemporary music formatted radio station licensed to serve the community of Westport, Connecticut. WEBE is one of the most powerful radio stations in Southern Connecticut, with an effective radiated power of 50,000 watts, reaching most of Westchester County, New York into the Bronx, parts of Manhattan as well as southern parts of the Hartford area. Its studios and antenna, along with the sister station WICC-AM 600 are located in Bridgeport, Connecticut.