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?
New London, CT
WMOS (102.3 The Wolf) is a classic rock radio station that targets the Connecticut shoreline (namely the New London-Groton area) even though it is licensed to Stonington, Connecticut. It broadcasts at 102.3 MHz with 3 kilowatts ERP from a tower located in Stonington. The station is owned and operated by Cumulus Media and is “powered by Mohegan Sun,” the casino in Uncasville.
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.
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.
WDAQ is a Hot AC station licenced to Danbury, Connecticut and serving the immediate Danbury area. . The station broadcasts on 98 , and is popularly known as ’98Q.’ WDAQ broadcasts on 98.3 MHz with 1.3 KW (1300 watts) ERP (Effective Radiated Power). After drifting towards Adult Top 40 for a couple of years, 98Q has returned to a more straight ahead, 90’s based Hot A/C presentation.
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.
WDBY, 105.5 FM also known as “Kicks 105-5” is a country music radio station licensed to Patterson, New York. It is the only FM station licensed to Putnam County, New York. The station primarily serves the Greater Danbury listening area. The station is owned by Cumulus Media and broadcasts from a tower located in Patterson, NY near the Putnam/Dutchess county line. WDBY also operates a booster, WDBY-FM1 in Brookfield, Connecticut, which broadcasts with 1.2 kilowatts.
WNLC, 98.7 FM, “The Sound” is a radio station licensed to serve East Lyme, Connecticut. The station is owned by Hall Communications, Inc., which owns a number of stations in medium-sized markets along the eastern seaboard from Vermont to Florida. It airs a Classic Hits music format.
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.
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.
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.