Top Stations

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Classical (Western) Music

WQXR 105.9 FM - New York

WQXR (Classical): New Sounds (innovative contemporary classical & jazz); New Standards (nostalgia variety: crooners, showtunes & popular); and Operavore (opera arias, duets, scenes, choruses & instrumental pieces).

WCRB 99.5FM - Boston

The classical stream from WGBH: Classical WCRB, Boston Symphony Orchestra, The Bach Channel, and Boston Early Music streams.

WSMR 89.1 & 103.9 - Florida

University of South Florida's classical music station.

France Musique - France

Radio France, the French national station, offers several classical streams: Classique Easy, Classique Plus, Opéra, La Baroque — as well as La Jazz, La Contemporaine, Ocora Musiques du Monde, and La B.O. Musique de Films.

Venice Classic Radio - Italy

One of my favorites. Klassik - Germany

The Klassik stream is one of 40 RauteMusik streams. More....

Epic Piano - Germany

Eleven piano-only streams from RauteMusik: Solo, Great Concerts, Coverhits, Chillout, Modern, Romantic, Christmas, Chopin, Tschaikovski, Grieg & Liszt. Non-stop, no ads.

classicnl - Netherlands

A favorite, with four streams: Classical, Opera, Soundtracks, and Mind Radio (light classics, easy pop). No ads.

NRK Klassisk - Norway

Norway's public radio & TV broadcaster.

Radio România Muzical - Romania

Romania's music station, playing classical, jazz, meditation, musician interviews and more, with a web page in English.

SverigesRadio - Sweden

P2 is the classical stream from Radio Sweden.

Borusan Klasik - Turkey

Borusan, a Turkish conglomerate, offers an extensive cultural program, including a free classical music station; familiar classical works, without pause or ads.

BBC Radio 3 - United Kingdom

British Broadcasting Corporation's classical music station.


Jazz is broadcast all over the world, sometimes with fine local variations.

The Jazz Groove - USA

This non-profit music-preservation organization offers several streams: Mix #1 & Mix #2 of laid-back jazz; Dreams, soft jazz to lull you to sleep; Gems, vocal standards; and Smooth Jazz. Free, but a donation gets you more.

Radio Swiss Jazz - Switzerland

International performers & tunes, historical & contemporary.

Bossa Jazz Brazil - Brazil

Brazilian & international jazz — one of my favorites.

Arctic Outpost Radio - Norway

Talk about an outpost: big band, jazz, swing, blues & vintage country from Longyearbyen, Svalbard (Spitsbergen), Norway, north of the Arctic Circle, by DJ Cal Lockwood.

SverigesRadio P2

Music, news and announcements in Swedish.

Radio Košava - Serbia

Light classics from Serbia; 20 other music genres here.

Boise State Public Radio Jazz - USA

Cool sounds from Idaho's public radio station.

Radio Clasic Jazz - Romania

Jazz variety from Romania. - Germany

Cool sounds from Berlin.

Ashiya Radio - Japan

Funky, sometimes live sounds from the studio, clubs and bars in the small city of Ashiya, Hyogo, Japan. You may hear cocktail- lounge sounds in the background.

WBGO Newark - USA

The city's NPR station, specializing in jazz.