Best Radio Station

Undoubtedly 99.1 CBC Radio. Everything else is painful.

The only music channel I can bear to deal with (even though I’m still in my 20’s) is 1050 AM. Everything else is garbage and and besides, anywhere else, for every one song played, you have to listen to ten commercials. Not worth my time.

Their show, “The Current” stands as a beacon. In the clutter of news, this crisp, probing show reveals on a daily basis what you didn’t know you needed to know.

If anyone mentions 680 news or Q107, I’ll vomit.

6 Comments so far

  1. shy (unregistered) on July 26th, 2005 @ 8:45 pm

    back in my days, it was cfny 102.1 – no other station could beat it.

    but… those good old days are gone.

    and i am seriously old.


  2. Adam S (unregistered) on July 26th, 2005 @ 8:56 pm

    I rarely listen to radio stations now that I have an iPod hookup in my car and have been onto podcasting for just about a year, but when I’m forced to, I listen to either Jazz FM 91.1 or Classical 96.3.

    Being 22, I’m probably not the typical age demographic for either of these stations, but I really prefer them over any other. This is mostly due to the fact that both play very little (if any) commercials when I listen.


  3. Abbas Halai (unregistered) on July 26th, 2005 @ 9:01 pm

    Yeah, 91.1 Jazz is awesome as well. That’s my second favourite music station. And you’re right, it’s sad but not many young kids appreciate good music anymore.


  4. lorraine (unregistered) on July 27th, 2005 @ 7:25 pm

    I like CBC Radio One but on The Current, what is the deal with The Voice?


  5. JB (unregistered) on July 28th, 2005 @ 12:50 am

    Depending on what you like, community (university) radio is a good change from the normal. If none of the music appeals to you, much of the spoken word programming is excellent on stations such as CIUT 89.5 (UofT), CKLN 88.1 (Ryerson), and CHRY 105.5 (York) and are worth checking out. Google any of these call letters to get full programming listings. In all cases there is some programming that is entirely commercial free, and if not they are few and far between.

    As for music I do like to listen to Classical 96.3 almost daily, and sometimes CBC Radio 2 late at night when they’re playing classical; but like you said the commercials get to you – and they’re far more pretentious than the rest since they assume a higher income level from their listeners than say Q107 or CHFI.

    I’ve just recently remembered that you can get radio through Rogers Cable, if you have a stereo with the correct input, so I’m rediscovering radio. No more reception problems on these usually hard to get stations.


  6. Steph (unregistered) on July 28th, 2005 @ 11:27 am

    I agree about the CBC. They’re great. I also have to mention the John Moore show on CFRB on weekdays from 3:00 – 6:00 if you like talk radio. He’s smart, funny and doesn’t take crap if a call is being a stupidhead.



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