Best of Phoenix

5 Best Radio Stations in Phoenix

Earlier this year Phoenix New Times celebrated the cream of the crop with our 36th annual Best of Phoenix edition. Here are our top picks for best radio stations in metro Phoenix.

Best Alternative/Rock Radio Station: KWSS 93.9 FM

KWSS stepped up in a big way this year, sponsoring the local stage at the star-studded Summer Ends Music Festival festival at Tempe Town Lake and then (after heavy rains) Marquee Theatre, where rising locals Black Carl, The Senators, Playboy Manbaby, and Mouse Powell were scheduled to headline the KWSS Stage alongside mainstage acts like the Replacements, Foster the People, and Switchfoot. The station's local-centric program, especially morning crew TMI, helped break Phoenix act Kongos locally, before the family band broke into the Top 40. Programs like TMI, Erratic Radio!, and Danny Zelisko's Presents are some of the most spontaneous and exciting in the Valley, and the station's commitment to new acts as well as established alt icons make it a rarity not just in Phoenix, but nationally.

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