RADIO STATIONSSSTR—SISYPHUS TRACKS www.sisyphustracks.com Michael Westerfield’s excellent Internet station is one of the city’s hidden treasures, playing tons of independent releases in folk, bluegrass, Americana, honky-tonk, R&B, old-time music and much more—including work by local artists. Expect anything from Bob Dylan and Alan Lomax field recordings to Mary Alice Wood and Nickel Creek.WAMB 1200-AM (also 98.7-FM) www.1160wamb.com The WAMB Big Band format recreates the big-band era, playing compositions from the ‘30s through the ‘70s, including classics made famous by Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Stan Kenton, Harry James and Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey. They mix in some easy listening, news from CNN Radio, Business Reports from Wall Street and the latest weather information. Note: The station broadcasts only at night on its FM station, with the late Ken Bramming’s “Beautiful Music in the Night” still playing overnight. .WAPB 810-AM/WHEW 1380-AM Two AM stations serving Nashville’s large Hispanic population with community announcements and a variety of Latin music. WAYM 88.7 www.waym.com “The Way,” part of a broadcast network of Christian radio stations dedicated to marketplace evangelism, is programmed into the radios of vehicles unmanned during the Rapture. Unfortunately, as with the secular stations, the corporate streamlining of their playlists means fewer artists are played more often—more DC Talk, less Dorothy Love Coates.WBUZ 102.9-FM www.1029thebuzz.com “Nashville’s Home of New Rock” plays the best of new commercial hard rock from Audioslave to ZWAN, with an emphasis on nu-metal. They also have a team of carbon-copy shock jocks whose reliable punch lines consist of edgy phrases like “boobies” and “queerer than a $3 bill.” Catch “Local Buzz,” featuring recordings submitted by local rock acts, every Sunday night from 10 p.m. to midnight.WCJK 96.3-FM www.wcjkfm.com “96.3 Jack FM” features hits from the ’80s and ’90s.WFSK 88.1-FM www.fisk.edu/wfsk Fisk University’s radio station, “Nashville’s New Home of the Smooth Sound of Jazz” hosts predominantly smooth jazz but also includes some hip-hop and Caribbean styles. Show highlights include “Freestyle” with Ron Wynn and Sipho Dumasane’s salsa and Latin jazz program.WJXA Mix 92.9-FM www.mix929.com Popular station playing family-friendly “lite rock favorites.”WLAC 1510-AM www.wlac.com This news and talk radio station has been on the air in Nashville since Nov. 24, 1926. Though its format has changed over time, WLAC has proved its durability, finding a solid niche in the Nashville market. Now listeners catch up on the latest news, sports, money, lifestyles, traffic and weather. The weekday lineup features Tennessee’s Morning News, Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, and Glen Beck, and weekend shows include the Tennessee Sportsman, Dr. Dean Edell and Matt Drudge.WMOT 89.5-FM www.wmot.org Middle Tennessee State University’s non-commercial classic jazz station is a highly informative NPR affiliate. On Sundays, WMOT airs a variety of quality jazz programming including Gene Parrish’s “Worldwide Jazz,” 60 Minutes mainstay Ed Bradley’s “Jazz From Lincoln Center,” and Marian McPartland’s “Piano Jazz.”WMTS 88.3-FM www.mtsu.edu/~wmts/ Middle Tennessee State University’s student-run radio station plays everything from generic indie college rock to punk, metal and country. Captain Kirk’s Smokehouse Review will provide you with jam band and retro rock 4 to 6 pm on Sundays; Wednesday nights belong to Sufjan Stevens and Broken Social Scene on “The Red Velvet Couch.”WNAH 1360-AM www.wnah.com Southern gospel remains king at 56-year-old WNAH. Still going strong “With News About Heaven” from its home on Music Row.WNPL 106.7-FM “Blazin’ 106.7” balances hip-hop and high-energy personalities on a daily basis. Wake up with the PreDawn Party, followed by MJ in The Midday. The afternoon is covered by Rick Walker. And starting at 6 p.m., DJ Tazz takes the helm into the night.WNRQ 105.9-FM www.1059.com “The Rock-105.9” is Metro Nashville’s classic riff-rock driving range where songs by Skynyrd and the Scorpions punctuate the morning drive show bubba-drool banter from John Boy and Billy. The station is also home to popular radio personalities Joe Elvis and Proud Mary. Yeeeehaw!WNSG 880-AM Formerly known as “The Big Mouth,” this station has recently changed format from a mix of gospel and R&B oldies to exclusively religious broadcasting, with a mix of gospel music and blocks of church programming.WPLN 90.3-FM/1430-AM www.wpln.org Nashville’s NPR affiliate is the home of informative and hysterical syndicated programs such as Click and Clack’s “Car Talk,” Michael Feldman’s “Whad’Ya Know” and Garrison Keillor’s “Prairie Home Companion.” WPLN also broadcasts a variety of insightful news, financial and cultural programs, and is Nashville’s only bandwidth dedicating considerable time to classical music. Listeners who want more detailed, complete news coverage should check out the AM broadcast to get feeds from more foreign news sources.WQQK 92.1-FM Self-described as “The People’s Station,” WQQK plays adult contemporary R&B. 92Q begins its day with the nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show and follows that with local personality Yolanda Neely. Connie Denelle plays gospel on Sunday mornings.WQZQ 102.5-FM www.1025theparty.com The former “Party” is now known as “Venus,” although stuff like Nickelback and Staind may be better suited to Uranus. Despite the new name, it seems to have the same format: Top 40 popular jams. With Bob and Shelli in the mornings, Lulu and Trish in the afternoons, and “Retro Bistro” at noon.WRFN 98.9-LPFM www.radiofreenashville.org Nashville’s only community radio station, a homey low-power affair located on a hilltop in Pasquo, is easier to find online than on your car radio: the signal barely reaches White Bridge Road. But it has some of the city’s best programming, both music and talk, which runs as far to the left as its commercial competitors lean to the right. Tune in for Mary Mancini and Freddie O’Connell’s “Liberadio,” Kristi Rose’s “This Is Pulp Country,” Billy Block’s “Western Beat Revival,” and the forward-thinking “Future Quake.”WRLT 100.1-FM www.wrlt.com Lightning 100 bridges the gap between college alternative and adult contemporary programming, with a weekly menu offering a range of distinct options from syndicated programs like Elwood Blues’ “House of Blues Radio Hour” and Nick and Helen Forster’s “E-Town” to original shows like DJ Fred Buc’s popular “Retro Lightning.” Tune in Sunday nights for WRLT’s weekly concert series broadcast live from 3rd & Lindsley.WRQQ 97.1-FM www.star97.net Formerly Star 97, Oldies 97 now plays hits from the 50s, 60s and 70s. DJs include Joe Limardi and Rob Michaels along with popular morning hosts Coyote McCloud and Cathy Martindale.WRVU 91.1- FM www.wrvu.org Vanderbilt University’s radio station is generally regarded as Nashville’s “alternative” station. WRVU hosts a diverse slate of shows and new DJs with each semester. What listeners sacrifice in schedule consistency, they more than make up for with quality programs like Doyle Davis’ “D-Funk,” Pete Wilson’s “Nashville Jumps,” Traci Todd’s award-winning “George, The Bluegrass Show” and DJ Ron’s GLBT news show “Out of the Closet.”WRVW 107.5-FM www.1075theriver.com Because there’s no such thing as too much Clear Channel on Nashville’s airwaves, here’s CC’s outlet for contemporary hit radio, spinning anything from Kelly Clarkson and Keith Urban to Kanye West and The Killers.WSIX 97.9-FM www.wsix.com Home to Gerry House’s entertaining and egalitarian morning talk program featuring animal activist, author and DJ Devon O’Day, as well as current country hits.WSM 650-AM www.wsmonline.com The radio home of the Grand Ole Opry and, with its healthy mix of recent and classic country, an inevitable destination for diehard fans of the genre. WSM’s historical commitment to Music City can be heard in the incisive commentary of Eddie Stubbs, Hairl Hensley and Keith Bilbrey, whose country and bluegrass shows precede the weekend night Opry broadcasts.WSM-FM—95.5 The Wolf www.wsmfm.com No longer affiliated with WSM-AM, 95.5 THE WOLF plays “pure country” with a twist of country-rock like The Eagles, Bob Seger and John Mellencamp. Morning host Denis Prior has written for Late Night With David Letterman—which accounts for his sense of humor—but he also plays a lot of music as well.WUBT 101.1-FM www.101thebeat.com “101.1 the Beat Jamz” is the area’s most popular hip-hop and R&B station and home to Doug Banks’ entertaining and down-to-earth morning show and on-air personality Pamela Anese. Make sure to tune in Dolewite and Scooby every evening except Sundays at 7 p.m.WVOL 1470-AM www.wvol1470.com “The Mighty 147” is over 50 years old. The reason for its longevity: funky programming linking old-school jams with new-school contenders and a focus on issues in the African American community.WWTN 99.7-FM www.997wtn.com This is the station to tune in if you’re into in-depth sports coverage, financial advice, UFOs, conspiracy theories, raving gun nuts, right-wing rants, no-tax honkers and general late-night weirdness. On WWTN you can listen to Fox sports coverage, knee-jerk political pundit Steve Gill, ex-convict G. Gordon Liddy and personal finance guru Dave Ramsey.PRINT MEDIAAll The Rage 664-2270 (www.nashvillerage.com) Free weekly entertainment guide to Nashville. Available at bookstores, grocery stores, restaurants, clubs and local retail centers. Publication date: Thursday. American Singer Songwriter Magazine 1303 16th Ave S 2nd Floor 37212 321-6096 www.americansongwriter.comBelle Meade News 298-1500 Weekly newspaper serving the Davidson county area. Home delivery and racks. $10 per year, $25 per year out-of-state subscription. Publication date: Thursday.Bookpage 292-8926 (www.bookpage.com) Free monthly magazine offering book reviews and author interviews. Distributed nationwide to libraries and bookstores. Individual subscriptions are available at $25 per year. Publication date: 1st of the month.Business Tennessee 843-8000 (www.nashvillepost.com) Monthly business news magazine available at newsstands and by subscription. $3.95 per issue, $24 per year. Publication date: 1st of the month. You can subscribe to the online version at nashvillepost.com (the paper copy of Nashville Post no longer exists) for $60 a year.Christian Activities 662-6212 (www.christianactivities.com) Free monthly magazine covering Christian music and events. Available at bookstores, convenience stores, churches and many other retail outlets. Publication date: 1st of the month.Church Street Freedom Press P.O. Box 90862 37209-0862 582-5963 (www.churchstreetfreedompress.com) Free weekly paper dedicated to GLBT issues, arts and events. Distributed to various area businesses. Publication date: Thursday.The City Paper 298-9833 (www.nashvillecitypaper.com) Daily newspaper covering local people, places and things. Delivered free to select communities. Also found in racks in the greater Nashville area.El Crucero de Tennessee 834-7680 Free weekly Spanish newspaper. Available at local grocery stores, churches, Hispanic restaurants and businesses. Subscriptions are also available at $38 per year. Publication date: Friday. Green Hills News 298-1500 Free and paid weekly newspaper serving the Green Hills area. Home-delivered to area residents and available at public libraries, grocery stores and other newspaper racks. Subscriptions available for $10 per year, $25 per year out-of-state. Publication date: Thursday.Historic Ink www.historicnashville.org Free newsletter dedicated to protecting Nashville’s historic structures. Available at historic sites, libraries and various downtown sites.Health and Wellness Magazine 356-8404 (www.healthandwellnessmag.com) A guide to health and wellness services and products for Middle Tennessee, published bimonthly and distributed free at area YMCAs, libraries, health food stores and other businesses.Jazz & Blues News 301-5121 (www.jazzblues.org) Free monthly newsletter sponsored by the Tennessee Jazz & Blues Society. Available at music stores, bookstores, Nashville public libraries and at clubs and restaurants that feature blues and jazz music, or by mail to TJBS members. Publication date: 1st of the month.The Jewish Observer 356-1637 Judy@JewishNashville.org Newspaper covering issues affecting the Jewish community around the world. Publishes the Annual Guide to Jewish Nashville. Twenty-three issues annually. Individual subscriptions are available at $25 per year.La Noticia 977-1825 (www.la_noticia.tripod.com) Edited and published by Yuri Cunza, this free biweekly Hispanic newspaper is distributed at more than 150 locations throughout Nashville.La Voz de Nashville 832-0306 Free biweekly newspaper for Middle Tennessee’s Latino community. Available at Hispanic restaurants, groceries and small businesses. Publication date: 5th and 20th of the month.My Business 872-5319 (www.mybusinessmag.com) Bimonthly magazine about small businesses and their owners. Only members of the National Federation of Independent Businesses receive this magazine. You can’t purchase it on a newsstand or buy a subscription but anyone can read it online.Nashville Business Journal 248-2222 (www.nashville.bizjournals.com) Weekly business paper available at newsstands. $2.50 per issue. $78 per year for the online edition. Publication date: Friday.Nashville Lifestyles 259-3636 (www.nashvillelifestyles.com) Magazine covering fashion, events and lifestyles, with features on local celebrities. Publication schedule: 10 issues per year.Nashville Music Guide 244-5673 (www.nashvillemusicguide.com) Free monthly music news and events magazine. Available at clubs, grocery stores, record stores, music instrument stores, bookstores, hotels, clubs and liquor stores. Publication date: 1st Friday of the month.Nashville Parent 256-2158 (www.parentworld.com) Free monthly magazine available at public libraries, Kroger stores, day care centers, toy stores and children’s clothing stores. $28 per year. Has a Baby Guide annual directory for new and expecting parents. Publication date: 1st of the month.Nashville Pride 292-9150 (www.prideinc.com) An African American weekly paper targeted to the Nashville community. Available at newsstands or by subscription. 50 cents per issue, $36 for 3-year subscription. Publication date: Friday.Nashville Record 664-2300 Weekly newspaper covering legal and business issues. Available at various newsstands at downtown locations and inside the Tennessean building. 75 cents per issue, $35 per year (in Davidson County), and $40 (outside Davidson County). Publication date: Thursday.Nashville Scene 244-7989 (www.nashvillescene.com) Free alternative newsweekly covering a variety of subjects. Available at public libraries, major bookstores, grocery stores and other high traffic areas. Publication date: Thursday.Nashville Today 298-1500 A free and paid weekly newspaper covering Antioch, Brentwood, Donelson, Inglewood, Goodlettsville, Hermitage and Madison. Available at public libraries, grocery stores and other outlets. Subscription available at $10 per year, $25 out-of-state. Publication date: Thursday.The News Beacon 391-3535 Free weekly neighborhood paper covering the Murfreesboro Road, Nolensville Road, Hickory Hollow and Harding Mall areas. Available through home delivery subscriptions for $10 per year, $25 per year for out-of-area delivery. Publication date: Thursday.News Herald 889-1860 Free weekly neighborhood paper covering the Donelson, Hermitage and Old Hickory areas. Available through home delivery for $10 per year, $25 per year for out-of-area delivery. Publication date: Thursday.Nfocus 244-7989 Free monthly magazine covering Nashville society. Available at select grocery stores and retail outlets. Publication date: end of the month.Out & About Nashville 596-6210 (www.outandaboutnashville.com) Nashville’s free monthly newspaper for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community. Available in bookstores, various restaurants, Tower Records and other retail outlets. Publication date: 1st of the month.The Senior Sentinel (www.scitn.org) Monthly paper published by Senior Citizens, Inc. covering topics of interest to older adults. Available at area libraries, SCI centers and various retail outlets throughout the community. Subscriptions are free to members, $12 per year for nonmembers. Publication date: 1st of the month.The Tennessean 259-8000 (www.tennessean.com) Daily morning newspaper. 50 cents weekdays and Saturday, $1.75 Sunday on newsstands.The Tennessee Conservationist 532-0060 (www.tdec.net/tn_consv/index.html) Bimonthly educational magazine, focusing on conservation/environmental education. $15 per year by subscription.The Tennessee Magazine 367-9284 Monthly general interest magazine with a mostly rural readership that discusses electrical use and safety, economic development, education, and community interests. By subscription only, $10 per year, $25 for 3 years. Publication date: 1st of the month.Tennessee Register 783-0750 (www.dioceseofnashville.com) Biweekly newspaper published by the Catholic Diocese of Nashville. By subscription, $23 per year. Publication date: every other Friday.The Tennessee Tribune 321-3268 African American weekly. Available at select newsstands, retail locations, and public, high school and college libraries. Subscription $35 per year. Publication date: Thursday.Today’s Homes 298-1500 Free monthly real estate magazine mailed to certain areas within Davidson County. No subscription necessary. Publication date: 1st of the month.West Meade News 298-1500 Community newspaper serving the West Nashville area. Home delivered to area residents. Outside area home delivery for $10 per year; $25 per year out-of-state subscription. Publication date: Thursday.West Side News 298-1500 Community newspaper serving the Bellevue and Charlotte Pike areas. Home delivered to area residents and available at public libraries, grocery stores and other outlets. Outside area home delivery for $10 per year; $25 out-of-state. Publication date: Thursday.The Westview 646-6131 Free weekly paper covering West Nashville from 46th Avenue to White Bluff. Available at retail locations around town. Mailed subscription available for $20 per year. Publication date: Wednesday.Xenogeny 831-1806 (www.xenogeny.com) Tennessee’s largest free gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender newsweekly. Available at bookstores, various restaurants, Tower Records and other retail outlets. Mailed subscription available for $25 per year. Publication date: Monday.