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
WQGN-FM (105.5 FM, “Q105”) is a radio station broadcasting a Top 40 (CHR) format. Licensed to the city of Groton, Connecticut, it serves the New London, Connecticut metropolitan area. The station is currently owned by Cumulus Media. The station currently carries the syndicated “Kidd Kraddick in the Morning”,”Open House Party” and “American Top 40.”
WIHS (104.9 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a Christian radio format. Licensed to Middletown, Connecticut, USA, the station serves the Hartford area. The station is currently owned by Connecticut Radio Fellowship, Inc. and features programming from Salem Communications. WIHS is a ministry of the Connecticut Radio Fellowship, broadcasting music, local and national Christian programs of “Inspiration and Information” twenty-four hours a day to Connecticut, Western Massachusetts and parts of Long Island, New York.
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.
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.
WPLR, also known as 99.1 PLR or ‘Connecticut’s #1 Rock Station is based out of New Haven, Connecticut, is a rock station owned by Cox Radio. The station, which started as WNHC-FM, has a history as a pioneer in the album oriented rock format which it has closely identified with since the format’s inception in the early 1970s. The physical location of the station has also changed as the studios are now co-located with other radio stations in Milford, Connecticut.
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.
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.
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.
WCCC-FM branded as “The Rock 106.9” is a radio station serving central Connecticut that plays classic rock. WCCC markets itself as the only non-corporate operation in Connecticut. The station regularly invites listeners to make requests and also holds contests and offers prizes to their listeners.
WWYZ is a country station licensed to Waterbury, Connecticut, broadcasting at 92.5 FM. It is owned by Clear Channel Communications, and was previously locally owned by the Gilmore family as a sister to WATR and WATR-TV.