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Best Louisville Radio Stations to Listen

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Nowadays, car rides are incomplete without something playing in the background, be it music or news. Radio is a great way to keep yourself entertained even in a boring car ride. Tune in to a radio station to listen to a variety of well-curated music or to keep yourself updated with the latest happenings around you. Here is a list of 10 Louisville radio stations you should listen to.

WXOX 97.1

WXOX has started its operations in the year 2012 through an online signal that broadcasted throughout the world. Later on, in 2014, the FM signal was added at the frequency of 97.1. It is branded as ‘ARTxFM.’ Its broadcasting program consists of music, talk, and educational and experimental programming. It is a nonprofit organization.
Shows-
⦁ All that Jazz
⦁ Arcade Automatic
⦁ Blues Highway
⦁ Arcade Automatic

WGZB 96.5

WGZB FM is a Louisville radio station of the mainstream urban radio format. It is owned by Alpha Media. It is branded as ‘B96.5’ and the slogan says ‘#1 for Hip-Hop.’ It went on air for the first time on April 15, 1990.
On air personalities-
⦁ Nick Cannon
⦁ Bella Rae
⦁ DJ Q
⦁ Marlyce Woods-Johnson
Shows-
⦁ Nick Cannon Radio
⦁ Midday Mayhem Mix!

WFPK 91.9

WFPK is broadcasting at the FM frequency of 91.9. It is a non-commercial, listener-supported, 24-hour radio station based in Louisville, Kentucky. It airs an adult album alternative format and is owned by Louisville Public Media. It is branded as ’91.9 WFPK’ and the slogan says ‘Independent Louisville.’ It was founded in 1954.
Timeline-
⦁ Founded in 1954, with a classical music format.
⦁ In 1975, it shifted to an adult album alternative format.
Shows-
⦁ Live Lunch
⦁ Woody’s Roadhouse
⦁ Early Morning Jazz
Hosts-
⦁ Otis Junior
⦁ Laura Shine
⦁ Mel Fisher
⦁ Duke Meyer

WFPL 89.3

WFPL is a flagship National Public Radio station, broadcasting at the FM frequency of 89.3. This is a non-commercial, listener-supported, 24-hour radio station, focusing on news. It is owned by Louisville Public Media. It was the first library owned radio station when it aired in the year 1950. Its call sign stands for Free Public Library. Its branding and slogan are ’89.3 WFPL, News Louisville.’
Shows-
⦁ Here and Now
⦁ All Things Considered
⦁ Travel with Rick Steves

WMJM 101.3

WMJM is an urban adult contemporary format radio station; licensed in Jeffersontown, Kentucky but also serving Louisville area. This Louisville radio station has an FM frequency of 101.3. It is owned and operated by Alpha Media. Its branding and slogan are ‘Magic 101.3’, ‘The R&B Station.’ Its first air date is December 1, 1978. The call sign stands for the Majic of Music.
Timeline-
⦁ Aired in 1978 with album-oriented rock format, as WZZX.
⦁ Shifted to adult contemporary music as WJYL in 1981.
⦁ The adopted adult contemporary format in 1984.
⦁ Changed to WLSY with soft AC format in 1989.
⦁ Changed to WJMJ in 1996 and shifted to 101.3 frequency from its original 101.7.
Shows-
⦁ The Steve Harvey Morning Show
⦁ EZ in the Afternoon
DJs-
⦁ Shamara
⦁ Herlon

WDJX 99.7

WDJX is broadcasting in Top40/CHR format. Its FM frequency is 99.7. It is branded as ’99.7 DJX’ and its slogan is ‘All the Hits.’ It is owned and operated by Alpha Media. This radio station aired for the first time in the year 1962.
Timeline-
⦁ Signed on in August 1962 as WKLO FM.
⦁ Changed format to beautiful/easy listening music as WCSN in the 1970s.
⦁ Switched to Top 40 format as WKJJ in 1979.
⦁ Adopted CHR format in 1985 as WDJX.
Shows-
⦁ Ben Davis and Kelly K Show
⦁ All the Hits
⦁ JDUB on the radio
DJs-
Sarah Jordan, Mac

WXMA 102.3

It is popularly known as ‘102.3 Jack FM.’ Its slogan says ‘Playing What We Want.’ This radio station is owned and operated by Alpha Media. It was set up in 1964 for the Louisville Radio School.
Timeline-
⦁ Signed on as WLRS in 1964.
⦁ Adopted album rock format in 1978.
⦁ Switched to adult contemporary format in 1991.
⦁ Changed to soft adult contemporary format in 1999 as WULV.
⦁ Adopted hot adult contemporary format in 2002 as WXMA.
⦁ Shifted to adult hits format in 2017.

WNAS 88.1

WNAS is a high school radio station, run by the students of New Albany High School and Floyd Central High School. It is based in southern Indiana but also broadcasts in Louisville, Kentucky. Its FM frequency is 88.1. This radio station first aired on May 28, 1949. It is owned by New Albany Floyd County School Corporation; this is also reflected in its call sign ‘WNAS.’ Its slogan is ‘The Voice of the Bulldogs’/ The Voice of the Highlanders.’
It broadcast shows that are related to sports and curated music playlists.

WTFX 93.1

WTFX is broadcasting at the FM frequency of 93.1. It is a commercial mainstream urban radio station. It is owned and operated by iHeart Media. This radio station is branded as ‘Real 93.1’ and its slogan says ‘The Beat of Louisville.’ The call sign WTFX stands for W The FoX. The radio station went on air for the first time on September 8, 1998.
Timeline-
⦁ Signed on as WQSH with a modern AC format in 1998.
⦁ In 1999, it shifted to country format as WYBL.
⦁ In 2003, moved to smooth jazz format as WJZL.
⦁ Adopted active rock format in 2005.
⦁ Changed to mainstream urban format in 2016.
Shows-
⦁ The Breakfast Club
⦁ Hollywood Unlocked
DJs-
⦁ Roxy Romeo
⦁ Big Sue
⦁ T-Roy
⦁ Chuck Dizzle
⦁ Papa Keith

WAMZ 97.5

WAMZ is a radio station of country music format. Its FM frequency is 97.5. It is branded as ’97.5 WAMZ’ and the slogan says ‘Kentuckiana’s #1 for Country.’ This radio station aired for the first time in the year 1966. Its call sign stands for ‘We’re America’s MuZic.’ It is owned by iHeart Media.
Timeline-
⦁ Aired in 1966 as WHAS FM.
⦁ Switched to news and information services format in 1975 as WNNS.
⦁ Changed format to country music in 1977, renamed as WAMZ.

There you have it, the 10 Louisville radio stations you should listen to! Tune into these different radio stations to sway to some groovy tunes and also keep you updated on the happenings around you. Enjoy the varied formats and music as you go on in your daily life. Stay indoors, stay safe.

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