cable only Channel 3 (Metro Gov. Info. Services)
cable only Channel 9 (Educational Access)
cable only Channel 10 (Educational Access)
(cable) Channel 19 (Community Access)
WHTN Channel 39 (Christian Programming)
WJFB Channel 66 (Independent)
WKRN Channel 2 (ABC)
WNAB Channel 58 (Warner Brothers)
WNPT Channel 8 (PBS)
WNPX Channel 28 (PAX)
WPGD Channel 50 (Trinity Broadcasting)
WSMV Channel 4 (NBC)
WTVF Channel 5 (CBS)
WUXP Channel 30 (United Paramount Network)
WZTV Channel 17 (FOX)
WAMB 1160-AM (also 98.7-FM)
WAMB is a keen reminder of the golden days of radio when expert DJs, like early afternoon jock Mike Robbins, picked their own playlists. WAMB’s broad programming makes room for everything from classic radio drama to swing-era crooners and exotica. Press snooze once more during “Teddy Bart’s Roundtable With Karlen Evins” and count sheep to the soothing sounds of “Beautiful Music in the Night.”
WAPB 810-AM/WHEW 1380-AM
Three AM stations serving Nashville’s large Hispanic population with community announcements and a variety of Latin music.
“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 oftenmore DC Talk, less Dorothy Love Coates.
“Nashville’s Home of New Rock” plays the best of new commercial heavy rock from Audioslave to ZWAN. They also have the team of carbon-copy shock jocks whose reliable punchlines consist of edgy phrases like “boobies” and “queerer than a $3 bill.” The Buzz’s best programming includes the ’80s-centric “Retro Buzz,” hosted by Doogie, Sundays from 6 to 10 a.m. Casey hosts “Local Buzz,” Sunday evening from 10 p.m. to midnight, featuring recordings submitted by local rock acts.
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, Jeff Carr, Regina Clark and Keisha Rucker, Dr. Jean Jeanty’s “Planet Kreyol” and Sipho Dumasane’s Salsa and Latin Jazz program. For a complete schedule, go to www.wfsk.org.
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 itself durable, finding a solid niche in the Nashville market. Now listeners catch up on the latest news, sports, money, lifestyles, traffic and weather. With a weekday lineup featuring Tennessee’s Morning News, Paul Harvey, Rush Limbaugh, Phil Valentine and Rollye James, and weekend shows including the Tennessee Sportsman, Dr. Dean Edell and Matt Drudge.
Known as “The Big Mouth,” a day’s playlists from this independently owned and operated station cover the spectrum of great commercial black music from The Dixie Hummingbirds through Marvin Gaye, Jesse Johnson’s Revue, Brandy and Ashanti.
Middle Tennessee State University’s non-commercial classic jazz station is not only the best area station for its format, it is also a highly informative NPR affiliate. On Sundays, WMOT airs a variety of quality jazz programming including Gene Parrish’s “Worldwide Jazz,” Ed Bradley of 60 Minutes “Jazz From Lincoln Center,” and Marian McPartland’s “Piano Jazz.”
“Blazin’ 106.7” balances hip-hop music and high-energy personalities on a daily basis. Wake up with the WildChild and Jazzy Phay Morning Show, 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.
“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, who deejays nekkid every Monday. Yeeeehaw!
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 broacast on 1430 to get feeds from more foreign news sources.
Self-described as “The People’s Station,” WQQK recently underwent a format change from hip-hop to adult contemporary R&B. 92Q begins its day with the Tom Joyner Morning Show, a nationally syndicated program, and follows that with local personality Yolanda Neely. Ernie Allen takes care of the news and Connie Denelle plays gospel on Sunday mornings.
“The Party” delivers a solid diet of Top 40 popular jams. With Billy Breeze and Marco in the morning, Wild Tripper in the afternoon and Will the Thrill at night.
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 such as DJ John Larson’s “Lightning Blues” and Michael Jonathon’s “Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour.” Listen Sunday nights for WRLT’s weekly concert series broadcast live from 3rd & Lindsley.
Once a more ’80s-based station, WRQQ now hosts “a better variety” of music, including not only ’80s music but also music from the ’90s and current hits. DJs include Nikki, Mark Allen and Rob Michaels.
WRVU 91.1- FM
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,” Traci Todd’s award-winning “George, The Bluegrass Show” and DJ Ron’s GLBT news show “Out of the Closet.” For a current listing of their schedule, go to www.wrvu.org.
WSIX 97.9-FM WSIX
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 (also 95.5-FM)
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.
“101.1 the Beat Jamz” is the area’s most popular hip-hop and R&B station and the home of 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 at 7 p.m.
“The Mighty 147” celebrated its 50th birthday last year. 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.
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 and kneejerk political pundit Steve Gill, ex-convict G. Gordon Liddy and personal finance guru Dave Ramsey.
Belle Meade News
Weekly newspaper serving the Davidson county area. Home delivery and racks. $10 per year, $25 per year out-of-state subscription. Publication date: Thursday.
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.
nashville post magazine
Monthly business news magazine available at newsstands and by subscription. $3.95 per issue, $36 per year. Publication date: 1st of the month.
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.
The City Paper
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
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
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.
Free newsletter dedicated to protecting Nashville’s historic structures. Available at historic sites, libraries and various downtown sites.
health and wellness magazine
A guide to helth and wellness services and products for Middle Tennessee, published every other month and distributed free at area YMCAs, libraries, health food stores and other businesses.
Jazz & Blues News
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
356-3242, ext. 237 Judy@JewishNashville.org
Newspaper covering issues affecting the Jewish community and information about Israel. Publishes the Annual Guide to Jewish Nashville. Twenty-three issues annually. Individual subscriptions are available at $25 per year.
La Voz de Nashville
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.
Nashville Business Journal
Weekly business paper available at newsstands. $2.50 per issue. $75 per year. Publication date: Friday.
Nashville Music Guide
Free monthly music news and events magazine. Available at clubs, grocery stores, record stores, music instrument stores, bookstores, hotels, clubs and liquor stores. Subscription available at $24.95 per year. Publication date: 1st Friday of the month.
Free monthly magazine available at public libraries, Kroger stores, day care centers, toy stores and children’s clothing stores. $28 per year. Publication date: 1st of the month.
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. 75 cents per issue, $25 per year (for new subscribers), $35 per year (in Davidson County), and $40 (outside Davidson County). Publication date: Thursday.
Free alternative newsweekly covering a variety of subjects. Available at public libraries, major bookstores, grocery stores and other high traffic areas. Publication date: Thursday.
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
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.
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.
Free monthly magazine covering Nashville society. Available at select grocery stores and retail outlets. Publication date: end of the month.
OUT & About Nashville
Nashville’s newest free monthly newspaper for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community. Availiable in bookstores, various restaurants, Tower Records and other retail outlets. Publication date: 1st of the month.
Free state-wide newsweekly covering gay and lesbian issues. Available at bookstores, restaurants and bars. Subscriptions available at $49 per year. Publication date: Thursday.
Free weekly entertainment guide to Nashville. Available at bookstores, grocery stores, restaurants, clubs and local retail centers. Publication date: Thursday.
The Senior Sentinel
Monthly paper published by Senior Citizens, Inc. covering topics of interest of 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.
Daily morning newspaper. 50 cents weekdays and Saturday, $1.75 Sunday on newsstands.
The Tennessee Conservationist
Bimonthly educational magazine, focusing on conservation/environmental education. $15 per year by subscription.
The Tennessee Magazine
Monthly general interest magazine with a mostly rural readership. By subscription, $10 per year, $25 for 3 years. Publication date: 1st of the month.
Biweekly newspaper published by the Catholic Diocese of Nashville. By subscription, $23 per year. Publication date: every other Friday.
The Tennessee Tribune
African American weekly. Available at public, high school and college libraries, and at select newsstands. Subscription $35 per year. Publication date: Thursday.
West Meade News
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
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.
Tennessee’s largest free gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender newsweekly. Available at bookstores, various restaurants, Tower Records and other retail outlets. Publication date: Monday.
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