Classic Country and Bluegrass Radio Stations Find Fans Online

RadioTime.com today released its Top 19 Country Music Stations rankings, a list of the most popular country music stations among RadioTime.com users.

Stations from all across the country are represented, as well as two Internet-only stations. Although many markets do not offer classic country and bluegrass formats, they are well-represented on the list as users search the RadioTime guide for their favorite music.

The list is below, and for more information visit: http://inside.radiotime.com

RadioTime.com Releases Ranking of Its Users’ Favorite County Music Stations

RadioTime users tune to country music stations airing well beyond Nashville city limits

DALLAS – October 7, 2009 – RadioTime, Inc., a developer of technology for finding and listening to radio online, today released the first RadioTime.com Top 19 Country Music Stations rankings, a list of the most listened-to country music stations on RadioTime.com. The list features stations airing country, classic country and bluegrass music across the U.S., and includes one station nominated for a County Music Association award for Radio Station of the Year and two Internet-only stations.

The five most popular stations are:
1. KTHT-FM “County Legends 97.1� (Houston, Texas)
2. KKAT-FM “Country Legends 107.5� (Salt Lake City-Ogden-Provo, Utah)
3. WXTU-FM (Philadelphia, Pa.)
4. KTPK-FM “Country Legends 106.9� (Topeka, Kan.)
5. WSM (Nashville, Tenn.)

“While country music is evolving and attracting new and younger fans, our rankings show the classic country and bluegrass formats still have very strong followings,� says Dan Halyburton, President, RadioTime, Inc. “Not every local market offers those formats, and that’s where RadioTime can help. The RadioTime Guide makes it easy for our users to find their favorite music on their computers, mobile phones and Internet-connect home entertainment devices, so we expect this list will change as listeners discover and share new favorites.�

Chicago’s 99.5 WUSN, which has been nominated for a 2009 Country Music Association Radio Station of the Year award, ranks seventh on the RadioTime list. Two Internet-only stations, 181.FM Front Porch and 1.FM Classic Country, also make the list at numbers 12 and 14 respectively. HD radio is represented with WAMU-HD2 “Bluegrass Country” in Washington, D.C.

View the top country music stations all the way up to number 49 and keep up with the
latest RadioTime news and information at http://inside.radiotime.com

RadioTime.com’s Top 19 County Music Stations
1 KTHT “Country Legends 97.1″/Houston, Texas
2 KKAT “Country Legends 107.5″/Salt Lake City-Ogden-Provo, Utah
3 WXTU/Philadelphia, Pa.
4 KTPK “Country Legends 106.9″/Topeka, Kan.
5 WSM/Nashville, Tenn.
6 KSCS “The Big 96.3″/Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
7 WUSN “US 99.5″/Chicago, Ill.
8 WZZK/Birmingham, Ala.
9 KTFW “Country Legends 92.1″/Glen Rose, Texas
10 WIVK/Knoxville, Tenn.
11 KPLX “The Wolf”/Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
12 181.FM Front Porch/Internet Stream
13 WAMU-HD2 “Bluegrass Country”/Wash. D.C.
14 1.FM Classic Country/Internet Stream
15 KNFM/Midland, Texas
16 KKWF “The Wolf”/Seattle, Wash.
17 WKDF/Nashville, Tenn.
18 WUBL “The Bull”/Atlanta, Ga.
19 KBWF “The Wolf”/San Francisco, Calif.

About RadioTime
RadioTime provides an easy means of finding local, national, or global radio programming airing on stations in 140 countries and broadcasting in 55 different languages. Listeners can use RadioTime to automatically detect what is airing on their local stations, browse by affiliates, and search for specific programs or on-air personalities, not just station call letters or genre. The RadioTime service also powers a wide range of consumer electronic devices and software applications.

RadioTime, founded in 2002, is based in Dallas, Texas. More information is available at www.radiotime.com.

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