The 7 Best Radio Stations in Metro Phoenix
Yes, before you ask, people still listen to that quaint invention known as the radio, and not just in the brief moments when they're plugging in their iPod, changing a CD, or switching over to Pandora or Spotify. Despite the popularity of the many alternatives to old-fashioned terrestrial radio, jamming out to the tunes broadcast over the Valley airwaves is something the general public does, ourselves included.
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As a matter of fact, we're big fans of some of the many local stations populating the radio dial, including the seven we highlighted in the most recent Best of Phoenix issue. Take a look and then take a listen.
Best Classic Rock Station: KSLX 100.7 FM
You gotta give this station credit for being the single most solid monument to the greatest American invention since the airplane or peanut butter: rock 'n' fucking roll. But, yeah, yeah, you've heard those same old Aerosmith hits a hundred times on other stations. On KSLX, not only do they do some serious crate-digging, but they'll shoot you little factoids that educate and remind you why you love the Rolling Stones the way you do. And if the Lunchtime Theme Park and Sunday night's The Deep End shows weren't enough, there's always Six O'Clock Stoner and Gettin' the Led Out.
Thankfully, KSLX also tends to censor out the older stuff that was popular way back when but never was actually good (sorry, Mötley Crüe). So screw anyone who says this rock is just for dads. Without the jams that KSLX pays tribute to, your pops wouldn't have been able to seduce your mom and you never would've been born.