Radio is an integral part of the top 40 and pop music world. This is a list of 10 of the best radio stations for top 40 and pop music. All are available for listening online. Internet and satellite based stations are included along with traditional radio.
Z100 is the top pop radio sation in one of the world's largest radio markets.
3. BBC Radio 1
The BBC's radio voice is a key player in what music becomes popular in the UK. Thankfully, the djs and personalities of BBC Radio often have flawless taste in pop music.
Star 94 is a flagship pop radio station for the south.
This is the only station in this list that requires a paid subscription for listening. However, it is a fascinating service you receive when you join. This is the only major radio station that incorporates live voting on what music is hot to determine the playlist. Top 20 on 20 is included in the suite of stations available to Internet-based listeners of XM.
Yahoo's radio stations are rather staid and no-frills, but they continue to deliver solid programming that can be modified based on your personal tastes. A free Yahoo! account gets you access to the main pop stations. A paid membership gets you access to a wider range of radio stations.
Live365 is the leader in homemade Internet-based radio stations. This is one of the best of the pop-oriented stations. It also includes a bit of rock which is missing from many mainstream pop stations today. Click on the logo to play.
Boston's KISS 108 began as one of the country's top disco radio stations in the late 1970's. Fortunately for the station's long-term existence they evolved into a top 40 station. Click on the Listen Live button in the upper right of the station's home page.