If it’s the channel you turn to for your drive-time commute, at work for some background tuneage or on the boombox at home, finding the best radio station on Long Island is just a turn of the dial away. You’re simply not going to find DJs with that local connection on satellite radio.
Long Islanders Voted WBLI the Best Radio Station on Long Island!
Whether it’s the dead of winter or the peak of summer, anyone with a pulse will agree the perfect soundtrack to the perfect day has the words “Jonas” and “Bros.” in it. So when it comes to hearing the latest and greatest from Billboard’s Top 100, LI’s own 106.1 BLI brings the nation’s biggest hits to your radio. Whether you’re going to party in the U.S.A. or make good girls go bad or stand under an umbrella (ella, ella, ay, ay), one of your presets is always going to be 106.1.
2nd Place - WBAB, 102.3 FM. www.wbab.com
Whether you have a hankering for classic or something a little more new school, WBAB is Long Island’s choice when it comes to rock music. Located in the middle of top 40 hits and bubble gum pop on your dial, WBAB is the most listened to rock station on the island. The station has even been credited as being the pioneer of album-oriented rock music, and they don’t just stick to one type of rock either; you can catch a trance-inducing track by Pink Floyd one minute, then the most recent single from Green Day the next. So next time you’re stuck in traffic, turn your dial to 102.3FM, throw up the horns and let loose.
3rd Place – WFUV, 90.7 FM. www.fuv.org
Everyone knows that when it comes to finding new and interesting music, you turn left of the dial and hit up the college radio stations-and WFUV is no exception. Licensed to Fordham University, WFUV serves almost 350,000 listeners each week, and that’s just New York alone. The station is a leader in contemporary music offering a diverse spectrum of music, everything from up and coming indie rock, blues and even world music. Not only does WFUV fulfill your musical needs, it also keeps you updated with what’s going on in the world with local/national news broadcasts, sports and even traffic reports.
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