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Best Rock Station

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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best rock radio station BOA Award Winner

Year » 2016
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
105.7 (WRDA-FM)
radio1057.iheart.com

Best rock radio station BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
Radio 105.7

Best rock radio station BOA Award Winner

Year » 2014
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
Radio 105.7 (WRDA-FM)

Best rock radio station BOA Award Winner

Year » 2013
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
105.7 (WRDA-FM)

Best rock radio station BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
Project 96.1 (WKLS-FM)

Best rock radio station BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
96.1 (WKLS-FM)

www.project961.com


Runner-up: 99X (97.9-FM)


www.99x.com

Best rock radio station BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers

Runner-up
Dave FM 92.9 (WZGC-FM)
1201 Peachtree St., Suite 800, 404-741-0929, www.929dave.fm

Best Rock Radio Station BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
Dave FM (92.9)

Best Rock Radio Station BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Critics
The collective knowledge of Pitchfork’s contributors is an invaluable tool for finding new and interesting rock; on the other hand, the mag is marred by bad writers who frequently confuse opacity with profundity. The rock programming at ALBUM 88, WRAS-FM (88.5) is Pitchfork’s encyclopedicmore...
The collective knowledge of Pitchfork’s contributors is an invaluable tool for finding new and interesting rock; on the other hand, the mag is marred by bad writers who frequently confuse opacity with profundity. The rock programming at ALBUM 88, WRAS-FM (88.5) is Pitchfork’s encyclopedic equal. Only, instead of writing about the music, Georgia State’s student-run station plays you the music. And instead of being pompous, the student DJs are smart people who play interesting music because they think you might like it. You won’t like all of it. But if you like discovering new rock, it’s your best bet, short of stealing cool people’s iPods. less...

Best Rock Radio Station BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
Project 96.1

Best Rock Station BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Critics
Dave-FM (92.9)
“Rock is dead, they say,” was the Who’s infamous proclamation in the ’70s, and they may have been more prescient than they realized. It’s no coincidence that most rock stations in Atlanta now have classic rock formats. All old, all the time. They may be dinosaurmore...

“Rock is dead, they say,” was the Who’s infamous proclamation in the ’70s, and they may have been more prescient than they realized. It’s no coincidence that most rock stations in Atlanta now have classic rock formats. All old, all the time. They may be dinosaur bands but a lot of them still put out new material, which never gets played on the radio. Without the Internet, would anyone have even heard of one of the most important albums of the year, Neil Young’s Living With War? That’s why we like the freewheeling format of DAVE-FM (92.9). There’s an interesting blend of old and new, and Mara Davis has the spiciest tongue on the local radio scene. Long live rock!


www.929davefm.com/.

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Best Rock Station BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
WBZY-FM (105.3) The Buzz

Best Rock Radio Station BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
99x
WNNX-FM (99.7) 404-741-0997 www.99x.com

Best Rock Station BOA Award Winner

Year » 2000
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Critics
Professionally but passionately run, in recent years WRAS has become a model for everything that a college radio station is supposed to be. With an incredible variety of specialty shows and DJs who don't sound like they're auditioning for 99X (even if they are), the station offers a rare solace frommore...
Professionally but passionately run, in recent years WRAS has become a model for everything that a college radio station is supposed to be. With an incredible variety of specialty shows and DJs who don't sound like they're auditioning for 99X (even if they are), the station offers a rare solace from the criminally bland norm that has taken Atlanta's radio dial hostage. In one recent 24-hour period, we heard WRAS play XTC's "No Thugs in Our House," James Brown's rockin' "There Was a Time," a classic track by the Who, and even a thundering new song from local band Spectralux's Live at the Earl CD. This is exactly what a rock station should be doing. less...

Best Rock Station BOA Award Winner

Year » 2000
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
Commercial "alternative" rock station 99X is one of the most influential stations in the country. With the advent of the 99X website, www99x.com, the station is now positioned to serve worldwide tastemakers. A massive hit record can be spawned from the regular rotation of a regional favorite, just askmore...
Commercial "alternative" rock station 99X is one of the most influential stations in the country. With the advent of the 99X website, www99x.com, the station is now positioned to serve worldwide tastemakers. A massive hit record can be spawned from the regular rotation of a regional favorite, just ask Shawn Mullins, Angie Aparo or current 99X darlings, the Brand New Immortals. It's the slick new Top 40 with a modem, modern and hip without the Casey Kasem schmaltz. less...

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