Classic Rock Radio Stations

Classic rock is a radio format which developed from the album-oriented rock (AOR) format in the early 1980s. In the United States, the classic rock format features music ranging generally from the late 1960s to the late 1980s, primarily focusing on commercially successful hard rock popularized in the 1970s. The radio format became increasingly popular with the baby boomer demographic by the end of the 1990s.

Although classic rock has mostly appealed to adult listeners, music associated with this format received more exposure with younger generations of listeners with the presence of the Internet and digital downloading. Some classic rock stations also play a limited number of current releases which are stylistically consistent with the station’s sound, or from established classic rock artists who still produce new albums.

Typically, classic rock stations play rock songs from the mid-1960s through the 1980s. Some of the songs overlap with those played on oldies stations, but classic rock also focuses on bands and artists that are less radio friendly and therefore are usually not played on oldies stations. Classic rock stations have historically been hesitant to add 1990s rock such as alternative rock and grunge to their playlists, due in part to the drastic difference in style, but (mirroring a similar trend in classic country, where a similar 1990-era divide also exists) a small number of classic rock stations began adding 1990s music in the early 2010s. Unlike AOR radio stations, which played all tracks from albums, classic rock plays a much more limited playlist of charting singles and popular album tracks from artists and bands.

Freedom Rock

Freedom Rock

Québec City, QC, Canada

Freedom Rock Radio will give you all the Rock you need, with Classic Rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, 80’s Rock, Progressive Rock… and everything in between! If the player above doesn’t start correctly you might want to reload the page. Read more…

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The SPLAT!

Salt Lake City, UT 84170, United States

Today’s original music; tomorrow’s greatest hits. If the player above doesn’t start correctly you might want to reload the page. Read more…

BAGeL Radio – [SomaFM]

Bernal Heights, San Francisco, CA, United States

SomaFM is an independent Internet-only streaming group of radio channels, supported entirely with donations from listeners. SomaFM originally started broadcasting out of founder Rusty Hodge’s basement garage in the Bernal Heights neighborhood of San Francisco, as a micro-power radio station broadcast at the Burning Man festival in 1999. Read more…

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Digitalis – [SomaFM]

Bernal Heights, San Francisco, CA, United States

SomaFM is an independent Internet-only streaming group of radio channels, supported entirely with donations from listeners. SomaFM originally started broadcasting out of founder Rusty Hodge’s basement garage in the Bernal Heights neighborhood of San Francisco, as a micro-power radio station broadcast at the Burning Man festival in 1999. Read more…

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100hitz Radio

100hitz – Rock

Antelope, CA, United States

100hitz.com is an online radio network of free internet radio stations, featuring multiple genres of free internet radio stations, with the best in online radio and steaming audio music entertainment. We also feature free music videos , a chat and shout box and are myspace friendly. Read more…

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