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Updated by David Burn on Jan 20, 2015
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Community radio stations

Community radio stations from coast to coast are keeping it real down the left side of the radio dial. This grouping is the best of the best. If you like punk, rockabilly, alt country, indie rock, blues, rock and jazz, you'll find your own personal favorites in this list.

Happy listening.
KKXT 91.7 | Denton, TX
Just in time for her headlining show at The Kessler, Dallas songbird Madison King came by KXT to talk about her new album Onward And Upward and to play three torchy, twangy favorites. Their new album's not due out until January, but Brooklyn trio The Lone Bellow came by KXT to chat about their tour and perform three tracks from the forthcoming release.
WFUV Radio | New York City
Steve Earle hit the Big 6-0 today, cause for celebration on this week's Sunday Breakfast. We'll sample songs from throughout his career, covers by folks including Emmylou Harris and Joan Baez, and some examples of his work as a producer. We'll also remember Sam Cooke with some of his classic songs and covers.
WWOZ 90.7 FM | Z New Orleans
WWOZ is a listener-supported, non-commercial radio station for New Orleans and the surrounding community. Jazz, Blues, Latin, Cajun, Funk and more.
KVRX 91.7FM | Austin, TX
Turn On the Sunlight
WNCW | Spindale, NC
Public Radio from Spindale, North Carolina. Your source for news and music.
91.3FM WYEP | Pittsburgh, PA
In 1976, WYEP sat down with a young Tom Waits to discuss his budding music career and third album release, Nighthawks at the Diner. Listen to the interview here.
WFMU-FM 91.1 | Jersey City, NJ
Tune in this Saturday, Jan 17th (6-9pm) for Rob Weisberg's annual live broadcast from Brooklyn's spectacular Balkan bacchanal, the Golden Festival . Presented by the Zlatne Uste Brass Band, the fest takes place at Grand Prospect Hall, with 4 stages of Eastern European sounds and massive dance parties into the wee hours.
WMSE - 91.7FM | Milwaukee
By nature of our jobs, the WMSE staff is constantly surrounded by music. We thought you might like to know what we're currently listening to. Erin: Viet Cong, Viet Cong, Jagjaguwar Listen Matt: Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) / Joy De Vivre [split], Run For Cover Records Listen Tom: Cabaret Voltaire, Western Re-Works...
WEMU | Ypsilanti, MI
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to take same-sex marriage cases from Michigan and three other states. The high court will decide this term whether the states' bans are constitutional. All four same-sex marriage petitions from Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee and Kentucky.
WDVX | Knoxville, TN
Bring an appetite for good music from Strahan & the Good Neighbors on todays WDVX Blue Plate Special.
KEXP 90.3 FM - Seattle, WA
KEXP is more than a radio station. KEXP is a dynamic arts organization that provides rich music experiences on the air, online, and on the streets. KEXP's unique services benefit three distinct groups: Music Lovers, Artists, and the Arts Community.
WERS 88.9 FM | Boston, MA
This was one of the best years ever at WERS and it's all because of our...
KPTZ | Port Townsend, WA
This week on the Compass, we hear some ideas for saving the region's foundering fisheries, and then we learn about the link between coal trains and indigenous peoples' rights. The Compass airs , exclusively here on KPTZ, the home of eclectic, authentic community radio.
KGNU 88.5 FM | Boulder, CO
KGNU Independent Community Radio broadcasting at 88.5 FM in Boulder and 1390 AM in Denver. Listener supported, volunteer powered community radio.
KVMR | Nevada City, CA
KVMR and The Miner's Foundry present - the 33rd Annual Martin Luther King Gospel Concert, featuring the Bethel AME Church Choir of Marysville and the Trinity Choir of Nevada City, Monday, January 1
90.9 KRCL | Salt Lake City, UT
90.9fm KRCL and Discrete Clothing announce the return of the "Lifty of the Week!" The "Lifty of the Week" highlights lift operators from mountain resorts, around the state of Utah, whose work embodies the local community and their commitment to the slopes.
KCRW - Santa Monica, CA
KCRW creates and curates a unique mix of content centered around music discovery, NPR news, cultural exploration and informed public affairs. KCRW is driven by the spirit of Los Angeles and delivers in innovative ways-on the radio, digitally and in person-to diverse, curious communities around the corner and around the world.