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Best Non-Commercial Radio 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 non-commercial radio station BOA Award Winner

Year » 2016
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
WABE (90.1-FM)

Best non-commercial radio station BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
90.1 WABE-NPR

Best non-commercial radio station BOA Award Winner

Year » 2014
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
Album 88 WRAS (88.5-FM)
www2.gsu.edu/~www885

Best non-commercial radio station BOA Award Winner

Year » 2013
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
90.1 (WABE-FM)

Best non-commercial radio station BOA Award Winner

Year » 2013
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Critics
WABE (90.1 FM)
For years, WABE (90.1 FM) has been a news staple. Now it's a force. Over the last few years, the public radio station's board has pumped long overdue cash into its headquarters, invested in a beefed-up staff, and added more news programs. The result is host Denis O'Hayer breaking news and snagging majormore...
For years, WABE (90.1 FM) has been a news staple. Now it's a force. Over the last few years, the public radio station's board has pumped long overdue cash into its headquarters, invested in a beefed-up staff, and added more news programs. The result is host Denis O'Hayer breaking news and snagging major interviews, interim news director Charles Edwards dispatching a diverse team of reporters into the field, and young producers such as Myke Johns and Kate Sweeney injecting new energy into the station with compelling cultural coverage. www.wabe.org. less...

Best non-commercial radio show BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
WREKage on 91.1-FM (WREK)

Best non-commercial radio station BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
WRAS (88.5-FM)

Non-commercial radio show BOA Award Winner

Year » 2011
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
"All Things Considered" on 90.1 (WABE-FM)

Non-commercial radio station BOA Award Winner

Year » 2011
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers

Best noncommercial radio station BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Critics
WCLK

Best non-commercial radio station BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
90.1 (WABE-FM)

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Runner-up: 88.5 (WRAS-FM)


www2.gsu.edu

Best non-commercial radio station BOA Award Winner

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

Runner-up
88.5 (WRAS-FM)
66 Courtland St., University Center Room 280, 404-413-9727, www.wras.org


Best Non-Commercial Radio Station BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers

Best Non-Commercial Radio Station BOA Award Winner

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

Best Non-Commercial Station BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Critics
Radio Free Georgia, WRFG-FM (89.3)
Back when RADIO FREE GEORGIA, WRFG-FM (89.3), went on the air in 1973, people who listened were like a secret society. The signal didn’t go far outside the perimeter — of Little Five Points, that is — and the uninitiated usually discovered the station by channel-surfing ormore...

Back when RADIO FREE GEORGIA, WRFG-FM (89.3), went on the air in 1973, people who listened were like a secret society. The signal didn’t go far outside the perimeter — of Little Five Points, that is — and the uninitiated usually discovered the station by channel-surfing or from a friend in the know: “Hey, have you checked out Radio Free Georgia?” Even the station’s name suggests its counterculture leanings. WRFG has the most eclectic playlist in Atlanta: blues, Zydeco, Americana, bluegrass, music from India, doo-wop, jazz, Latin and hip-hop. Today, Radio Free Georgia broadcasts at 100,000 watts, but it’s remained true to its roots of playing the kind of music you’ll never hear on commercial radio.
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Best Non-Commercial Radio Station BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers

Best Non-Commercial Radio Station BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
Album 88
WRAS-FM (88.5) 404-651-4488 www.gsu.edu

Best Non-Commercial Radio Station BOA Award Winner

Year » 2000
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
The pride of Georgia State University, this freeform station features a very broad mix of music, drawn from a wild assortment of styles and a wider assortment of eras. The latest disc from a chart-topping major label act is treated here on equal terms with that fresh-minted three- song demo by a talentedmore...
The pride of Georgia State University, this freeform station features a very broad mix of music, drawn from a wild assortment of styles and a wider assortment of eras. The latest disc from a chart-topping major label act is treated here on equal terms with that fresh-minted three- song demo by a talented but unknown local band. From pop classics to modern jazz, from big-band swing to punk rock, you hear it all on WRAS. less...

Best Non-Commercial Radio Station BOA Award Winner

Year » 2000
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Critics
For years WRFG has been the only true alternative radio station in the city, but in-house politics often clouded the vision of the liberal and very left-of-center format. Recent managerial changes seem to have had a positive effect on both the programming and the attitude of the air shifters. For themore...
For years WRFG has been the only true alternative radio station in the city, but in-house politics often clouded the vision of the liberal and very left-of-center format. Recent managerial changes seem to have had a positive effect on both the programming and the attitude of the air shifters. For the first time in quite a while they seem to be having fun again, even though it's a labor of love for the volunteer jocks. The musical mix is simply amazing, from Celtic to reggae to western swing to newgrass, with plenty of jazz, blues and folk spread throughout, guaranteed to keep everybody happy. less...

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