The Guide to U.S. Dance Radio

The following dance radio directory lists some of the dance stations across the country; it is also a tribute to some of the pioneers and fallen stations.  Click on Home for a review of the key dance stations.  Check out what’s popular on dance radio by clicking on Radio Megamix.  Click on Radio Airplay for our compilation of real-time playlists.  Since the Internet has no physical boundaries, we have also added some Web-only stations based outside the U.S.  No dance radio directory is complete without a listing of some notable dance/electronic mix shows.  You can go to their Web sites and listen to all the uploaded programs every week.  For the latest updates, set your browser to danceradiopost.com.

When we first published this radio guide in the early 2000s, some stations did not provide live streaming or a real-time playlist for financial and technical reasons.  As these features have become the norm (though you may have to go to third-party sites for airplay archives in some cases), it’s no longer necessary to track their progress here.  So let us know what differentiating Web factors we should document next (Facebook likes?).

 


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The Guide to U.S. Dance Radio

The following dance radio directory lists some of the dance stations across the country; it is also a tribute to some of the pioneers and fallen stations.  Click on Home for a review of the key dance stations.  Check out what’s popular on dance radio by clicking on Radio Megamix.  Click on Radio Airplay for our compilation of real-time playlists.  Since the Internet has no physical boundaries, we have also added some Web-only stations based outside the U.S.  No dance radio directory is complete without a listing of some notable dance/electronic mix shows.  You can go to their Web sites and listen to all the uploaded programs every week.  For the latest updates, set your browser to danceradiopost.com.

When we first published this radio guide in the early 2000s, some stations did not provide live streaming or a real-time playlist for financial and technical reasons.  As these features have become the norm (though you may have to go to third-party sites for airplay archives in some cases), it’s no longer necessary to track their progress here.  So let us know what differentiating Web factors we should document next (Facebook likes?).

 


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Radio Now

 

Radio Now

 

Dance Radio Survey
Call Letters or Name (Market No.)/
Web Site (Frequency or Channel)

Established

Owner

All-dance
KNHC Seattle (13)
c895.org
1979 Educational
*** Megamix panelist
KXRG-LPFM Honolulu, Hawaii (63)
my959.com
March 2006 Public
WZFL Miami (11)
WBGF West Palm Beach, Fl. (48)
revolution935.com
2016 ANCO Media Group
*** Megamix panelist

Dance-leaning
KRYC-LPFM Yuba City, Calif.
rhythm1059fm.com
2004 Public

Adult Dance
KRKQ Telluride, Colo.
mountainchill.com (95.5)
October 2011 Brown Mountain Broadcasting

Digital HD (dance/dance-leaning)
WTDY-HD2 Philadelphia (9)
todays965.com
2005 CBS Radio
WBBM-HD2 Chicago (3)
b96dance.com (96.3)
2006 CBS Radio
WFEZ-HD2 Miami (12)
(See Party 93-1 below)
2008 Cox Radio
KBPA-HD2 Austin, Texas (35)
megahd2.com (103.5)
2009 Emmis Communications
*** Megamix panelist
KMVQ-HD2 Bay Area (4)
997now.com/pulse
2009 CBS Radio
KKHH-HD2 Houston (6)
facebook.com/pages/energy… (95.7)
2009 CBS Radio
WPGC-HD2 Washington, D.C. (7)
area955.com
September 2011 CBS Radio

Digital HD (adult dance)
KLLC-HD2 Bay Area (4)
radioalice.com (97.3)
2006 CBS Radio

Digital HD (oldies)
WBEN-HD2 Philadelphia (9)
957benfm.com (95.7)
2006 Beasley Broadcast Group

Satellite/Cable
Dance/Electronica, Philadelphia
musicchoice.com
1987 Music Choice
*** Megamix panelist
Dance, Austin, Texas
dmx.com (17)
1994 Mood Media
Electrosphere, Austin, Texas
dmx.com
Global Gruv, Austin, Texas
dmx.com (115)
House Party, Austin, Texas
dmx.com
Power Hits, Austin, Texas
dmx.com (61)
Riviera Discotheque, Austin, Texas
dmx.com (56)
Subterranean, Austin, Texas
dmx.com (57)
Retro Disco (oldies), Austin, Texas
dmx.com (78)
BPM, Washington, D.C.
siriusxm.com (51)
2001 Sirius XM Radio
*** Megamix panelist
Electric Area, Washington, D.C.
siriusxm.com (52)
SiriusXM Chill, New York
siriusxm.com (53)

Syndicated/Internet-based
Groove Radio, Los Angeles
grooveradio.com
1992 ?
ClubJam.com, Chicago
clubjam.com
1997 JamTraxx Media
DanceMixUSA, Kansas City, Mo.
dancemixusa.com
July 1999 Ryan Scott
DanceRadio.Net, Bay Area
danceradio.net
2001? DanceRadio.Net Production
Music One, New York
musicone.fm
May 2001 ?
AOL Radio Top Dance
aolradio.com
October 2001 AOL
Energy 98, Portland, Ore.
energy981.com
March 2003 Mikeo Radio Group Productions
*** Megamix panelist
NonStopPlay.com, U.K.
nonstopplay.com
May 2003 NonStopPlay.com
Nexus Radio, Chicago
nexusradio.fm
June 2003 Fusion Media
*** Megamix panelist
DJFM.ca, Canada
djfm.ca
September 2003 ?
1Dance.FM, Oklahoma City, Okla.
1dance.fm
2003 ?
Energy FM, U.K.
energyfm.co.uk
2003 ?
ClubbersRadio.com, Australia
clubbersradio.com
August 2004 ?
Party 93-1, Miami
party931.com
February 2005 Cox Radio
MyFlexRadio
myflexradio.com
2005 ?
1.fm Dance One
1.fm
2005 Energy Group Networks
Hotmix Radio, France
hotmixradio.fr
2005 HotMixMedias
Radio G!, Los Angeles
radiog.org
January 2006 Public
Pride Radio
prideradio.com
April 2006 iHeartMedia
B91, New York
therhythmofthecity.com
April 2006 John Parker
Dance Factory, Chicago
dancefactoryfm.com
May 2006 TKC Entertainment
Radio Danz, Miami
radiodanz.com
2006 Electronic Music Radio Group
*** Megamix panelist
Pure.FM, Bay Area
pure.fm
2006 ?
1CLUB.FM Dance Hits Chicago, Chicago
1club.fm
2007? Dot 1 Media
ShoutDRIVE, Los Angeles
shoutdrive.com
2007 ?
RHYTHM 86, Bay Area
rhythm86.com
2008 ?
iDanceRadio.fm, Bay Area
idanceradio.fm
2008 CAPP Records
Dance Mix America, Orlando
dancemixamerica.com
2008 DMA Radio Network
Danceradio.ca, Canada
danceradio.ca
January 2009 ?
BPM.FM, Tampa
bpm.fm
2009? ?
Pulse 87, New York
pulse87ny.com
February 2010 Joel Salkowitz
*** Megamix panelist
HOT102, Milwaukee
hot102radio.com
January 2011 Wellstream Media
PulserEDM, San Antonio
pulseedm.com
February 2011 Axis Entertainment
Florida Beat Radio, Orlando
floridabeatradio.com
April 2011 DJ Smooth
The Vibe, Las Vegas
myvibelv.com
June 2011 Mikeo Radio Group Productions
AscenDance Radio, South Florida, Fla.
adr.fm
2011 ?
Evolution
iheartevolution.com
(simulcast on KYLD-HD2 Bay Area, WFLZ-HD2 Tampa, et al.)
November 2012 iHeartMedia
*** Megamix panelist
Surge Radio
surgeradio.org
(simulcast on KCXL Kansas City, Mo. overnights and weekends)
September 2016 Surge Radio

 

 

Radio Then

 

Radio Then

 

Dance Radio Then
Call Letters or Name/
(Frequency or Channel)

Period

Archive or Tribute Web Site

1970s
WPIX New York
(101.9, “Disco 102”)
1975-1976 nyradioguide.com
WCAU Philadelphia
(98.1, “Fascinatin’ Rhythm”)
1976-1981? phillyradioarchives.com
WDMT Cleveland
(107.7, “Disco 108”)
1976-1978 N/A
WVEE Atlanta
(103.3, “V-103”)
1976?-? N/A
WHRK Memphis
(97.1)
1976-198x N/A
KKDA Dallas
(104.5, “K-104”)
1976-1979? dfwradioarchives.com
WKTK Baltimore
(102.7)
1977-1979? N/A
WZZD Philadelphia
(990, “Wizzard 100”)
1977-1980 phillyradioarchives.com
WKTU New York
(92.3, “Disco 92”)
1978-1985 rememberdisco92.com
KSFX Bay Area
(103.7, “The Beat of the Bay”)
1978-1980 bayradio.blogspot.com
WBOS Boston
(92.3)
1978-1980 bostonradio.org
KUTE Los Angeles
(101.9, “KUTE 102”)
1978?-1979 N/A
WDAI Chicago
(94.7, “Disco DAI”)
1978-1980 wlshistory.com
KNOK Dallas
(107.5)
1978?-1980? dfwradioarchives.com
WPEG Charlotte
(97.9)
1978-1979? N/A
WOKO Albany, N.Y.
(1460)
1978-1980 N/A
WMAS Springfield, Mass.
(94.7)
1978-1979 N/A
WMJX Miami
(96.5, “Disco 96”)
1979 N/A
WIKS Indianapolis
(99.5, “Kiss 99”)
1979-1982 N/A
KNHC Seattle
(89.5)
1979-present c895.org
KIIS Los Angeles
(102.7)
1979-1980 N/A
WXKS Boston
(107.9, “Kiss 108”)
1979 bostonradio.org
WAYV Atlantic City, N.J.
(95.1, “The Rhythm of South Jersey”)
1979-1981 N/A
WOKV Cincinnati
(103.5)
1979-1981 N/A
WSWF Fort Myers, Fla.
(107.1)
1979-1985? N/A
KRLY Houston
(93.7, “Disco 94”)
197x-1980? N/A
WPWT Philadelphia
(91.7)
197x-1980 phillyradioarchives.com
WKYS Washington, D.C.
(93.9, “Disco 93”)
197x N/A
WAMO Pittsburgh, Pa.
(105.9)
197x-? N/A
WBDG Indianapolis
(90.9, “Disco 91”)
197x-198x www.wayne.k12.in.us/bdwbdg
WEEJ Fort Myers, Fla.
(100.1)
197x-? N/A
WCHB Detroit
(1440)
197x-198x N/A

1980s
WLUM Milwaukee
(102.1, “Hot 102”)
1983-1991 hot102radio.com
WHQT Miami
(105.1, “Hot 105”)
1985-1987 N/A
KPWR Los Angeles
(105.9, “Power 106”)
1986-1992 N/A
WQHT New York
(103.5, “Hot 103” [later 97.1, “Hot 97”])
1986-1993 myspace.com/originalhot97
WPOW Miami
(96.5, “Power 96”)
1986-? N/A
KNRJ Houston
(96.5, “Energy”)
1988-1990 N/A
WBBM Chicago
(96.3, “B-96”)
1989-1999 N/A

1990s
KSCR Los Angeles
(104.7, “The Pulse of the 90s”)
1991-1993 kscr.org, kxsc.org
KSRF/KOCM Los Angeles
(103.1, “MARS-FM”)
1991-1992 mars103.tripod.com/info.htm
WTWR Monroe, Mich.
(98.3)
1995-1996 N/A
WKTU New York
(103.5, “The Beat of New York”)
1996-2006 ktu.com
KACD/KBCD Los Angeles
(103.1, “Groove Radio”)
1996-1998 geocities.com/fubu102/groove.htm (see archive.org), davesfunstuff.com
WDRQ Detroit
(93.1)
1997-1999 N/A
WPTY Long Island, N.Y. (105.3/101.5, “Your Party Music Leader”) 1998-2011 party105.com
WZBZ/WGBZ Atlantic City, N.J.
(99.3/105.5, “The Beat of South Jersey”)
1999-2002 N/A
KLNA Sacramento
(105.5, “Power”)
1999-2001 geocities.com/power1055/ (see archive.org)
WDBK Philadelphia
(91.5, “Wild”)
1999?-2002? camdencc.edu

R.I.P.
KQSP/KSPS Houston
(95.1/99.9, “Pulse”)
2001-2002? N/A
WKIE/WDEK Chicago
(92.7/92.5, “Energy”)
2001-2003 energychicago.com
KXDC Denver
(102.1, “Ecstasy”)
2002-2003 N/A
KXMG Austin, Texas
(93.3/99.7, “Mega”)
2001-2003 N/A
KCJZ San Antonio
(106.7, “JAMZ”)
2002?-2003 N/A
KDLD/KDLE Los Angeles
(103.1, “The Party Station”)
2003-2003 songfinder.mypuppet.net (see archive.org)
KPTI Bay Area
(92.7, “Party”)
2002-2004 danceradiopost.com/kpti
KKDL Dallas
(106.7, “The Texas Party Station”)
2002-2004 songfinder.mypuppet.net (see archive.org)
WXQQ Toledo, Ohio
(96.9, “Q”)
2003-2004 q969.net (see archive.org)
WPYM Miami
(93.1, “Party”)
2002-2005 party931.com
Mak Radio/The Pulse, Harrisburg, Pa. 2003-2006 N/A
KENU Enumclaw, Wash.
(1330, “Pulse”)
2001-2006 myspace.com/thepulse1330am
WJND Orlando
(100.7)
2005-2006 N/A
whereveRadio.com, Pittsburgh, Pa. 2000-2006 myspace.com/whereveradio
KLBU Santa Fe, N.M.
(102.9, “Santa Fe’s Choice for Chill”)
2003-2007 santafe.com
KNRJ/K244CJ Phoenix
(101.1/92.7, “Energy”)
2002-2008 myspace.com/energyarizona
XM The System, Washington, D.C.
(82)
2001-2008 N/A
SIRIUS The Beat, New York
(36)
2002-2008 N/A
SIRIUS Area 33, New York
(33)
2002-2008 N/A
KNGY Bay Area
(92.7, “Energy”)
2004-2009 danceradiopost.com/kngy, facebook.com/pages/energy-927-fm/13461591683
WNYZ-LP [TV] New York
(87.7, “Pulse 87”)
2008-2009 pulse87ny.com
iPartyRadio.com, Chicago 2005-2010 facebook.com/ipartyradio
WMPH Wilmington, Del.
(91.7, “The Beat of Wilmington”)
2000-2010 myspace.com/wmph
URGE Ultrasound, New York 2006-2010 N/A
Beatboxradio, Canada 2002-2010 beatboxradio.ca
KVBE Las Vegas
(94.5, “Vibe”)
2008-2011 myvibelv.com
WWMX-HD2 Baltimore
(106.5, “Mix 2”)
2010-2011 facebook.com/pages/mix-2/91569958178
Dance Radio Network, Wilmington, Del. 2010-2011 danceradionetwork.com
iPartyRadio, New York 2012 facebook.com/ipartyradio
KDHT Denver
(107.1, “Hot”)
2012 ilovejackfm.com
WNRG-LPFM Palm Bay, Fla.
(107.9, “Energy”)
2008-2013 N/A
Club Phusion 2006-2013 N/A
KLBU Santa Fe, N.M.
(102.9, “The Beat of Santa Fe”)
2010-2013 santafe.com
KPMW-LPFM Maui, Hawaii
(105.5, “Wild”)
2003-2013 ustream.tv/channel/mix1055
Surge Radio, Los Angeles 2011-2014 surgeradio.org
WEEI-HD2 Boston
(93.7, “Funkytown”)
2006-2014 weei.com
WEDX Boston
(101.7, “Evolution”)
2012-2014 iheartevolution.com
WXJZ Gainesville, Fla.
(100.9, “Party”)
2013-2014 wow1009.com
WBZC Pemberton, N.J.
(88.9/95.1/100.7, “The Pulse of Burlington County”)
2006-2014 z889.org
KXJM-HD2 Portland, Ore.
(107.5, “Too Wild”)
2012-2016 vibeamerica.com
KYLI Las Vegas
(96.7, “Pulse”)
2011-2016 pulse87ny.com
WEGG Wilmington, N.C.
(710/100.5, “Surge”)
2014-2017 surgeradio.org
ElectricFM, New York 2008-2017 electricfm.com
WPTY Long Island, N.Y.
(105.3, “Party”)
1998-2017 party105.com

 

Mix Shows

 

 Mix Shows

 

Dance/Electronic Mix Shows
Name (Hours)/
Host

Established
Home Station/
Archive Web Site

U.S.
Hearts of Space (1)
Stephen Hill
1973 hos.com
Star’s End (5)
Chuck van Zyl
1976 WXPN Philadelphia
starsend.org
Musical Starstreams (2)
Forest
1981 starstreams.com
Dekadance (2)
Eric Olsen
1984 KSCU Bay Area
kscu.org, live365.com/stations/dekadancer
Powertools (2)
Richard Vission
1991 KPWR Los Angeles
richardvission.com
Groove Radio International (4)
Swedish Egil
1992 grooveradio.com
Off the Beaten Path (2)
Victoria Z
1995 KPFA Bay Area
kpfa.org
House Nation (3)
St. John
1996 KMVQ Bay Area
housenation.fm
(Show off the air between 200x and March 2009)
Subsonic (3)
Aaron Axelsen
1996 KITS Bay Area
live105.radio.com/shows/subsonic-saturday
(Show off the air between December 2005 and March 2009)
Below Zero (4)
Mason Rothert
2005 belowzerobeats.com
Ghetto House Radio (2)
Josser Meza
2008 ghettohouseradio.com
Evolution Beatport (2)
Pete Tong
2013 petetong.com/evolution

R.I.P.
ModernMix
Steve Masters
1985-1994 KITS Bay Area
stevemasters.com
An Ephphany of Sound
J.C.
1993-200x KZSU Bay Area
jcthedj.com
Afterhours
Jason Bentley
19xx-2008? KROQ Los Angeles
kroq.com
Thump Radio 1999?-2008

KUSF Bay Area
kusf.org

 
The Stats

U.S. Dance Radio Stations
Type Number
Commercial (total) 26
Dance FM 2
Dance-leaning FM 3
Digital HD channels 9
Satellite and cable channels 12
Noncommercial (total) 5
Dance FM 4
Dance-leaning FM 1
Total 31


 

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