PUNK ROCK and LOUD ROCK Radio Stations in the United States
Here's a list of over 30 good punk and loud rock radio stations that will play your band's cool new CD!

by Paul Diamond Blow

If you are a punk rock band or musician and have a new CD out that you want to send out to radio stations for airplay, your best bet is to find some good college or alternative radio stations that either play punk rock music or at least have a regular punk rock show. It can be time consuming searching the internet checking out radio stations websites, formats and programs, but since I have just recently done the same thing myself for my own band's new punk rock disc, I am willing to share with you my list of over thirty good punk rock radio stations to mail your punk rock CDs to for airplay. These are the best of the bunch that I've found on internet searches, and these are all REAL radio stations, NOT internet stations... the list contains all the information you need as far as who to send it to and the full mailing address. I assembled this list in 2009, so most if not all of these should still be good, although it is always a good idea to run a google search to make sure the particular punk rock shows I've mentioned are still on the air. I have also included some extra information on some listings as to which particular stations or programs gave my band some good airplay. Most of these stations played the CD I mailed them at least once and all of these radio stations are taking CD submissions.

One pointer: include a "one sheet" with each CD you mail off -- take the shrink wrap off each CD and fold up the one sheets inside the jewel case. Also, place a small sticker (you can print these out on regular mailing labels) on your CD noting the top two or three songs for radio airplay -- the "hits!" For more tips on how to get radio airplay, read my How to get Radio Airplay article.

This list is in no real order, but being that I live in Seattle I am listing the Seattle area radio stations first:



GARAGE MONKEY C/O FUNKY MONKEY 104.9 FM
351 Elliot Ave. w.
Ste. 300
Seattle, WA 98119
Notes: Garage Monkey is the "local music" show on this Seattle area radio station, and they play all types of alternative music including punk rock. If you live in Washington State this is a good one to send to.
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Sonic Reducer / Brian Foss KEXP 90.3 FM
113 Dexter Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98109
Notes: Sonic Reducer is an excellent punk rock show that airs three hours each Saturday night. They play nothing but punk rock and will very likely play your submission (if it is punk!)
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1077 The End/KNDD Attn: Locals Only
1100 Olive Way
Suite 1650
Seattle, WA 98101
Notes: Another "local music" program on Seattle's 'alternative" station. They do play punk rock so if you are in Washington State you oughtta send them a disc.
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KGRG C/O GRCC (Green River CC)
12401 SE 320th Street
Auburn, WA 98092-3699
Notes: Supposedly this college radio station plays almost entirely alternative and punk rock music.
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KDUX attn: Darwin Sharrah
1308 Coolidge Rd
Aberdeen, WA 98520
Notes: This is a small radio station in Aberdeen, WA and Darwin Sharrah deejays the "local music" show and plays alternative and punk rock.
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KSCU 103.3FM / THE THRASH ATTACK! Contact Name: Naked Rob
500 El Camino Real#3207
Santa Clara, California US 95053
Notes: The "Thrash Attack" is a very excellent and long running punk rock radio show djayed by Naked Rob in San Francisco. This is a very good one to mail a disc to. Naked Rob requests that you include a bio with your submission.
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KAOS Olympia Community Radio
The Evergreen State College - CAB 301,
2700 Evergreen Parkway
Olympia, Washington US 98505
Notes: KAOS 89.3fm is a community radio station run in Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA. Each music show plays at least 80% independent music including a good dose of punk.
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WUSB 90.1FM Attn: Punk/RnR Music Director
Student Union Building, S.U.N.Y. at Stony Brook
Stony Brook, New York US 11794
Notes: Long Island's largest non-commercial radio station with several punk and related shows. A good one to send to!
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KVSC Attn: "Undercurrents" show
27 Stewart Hall
SCSU
St. Cloud, MN 56301-4498
Notes: Undercurrents is a long running punk rock show on KVSC (since 1994) They play a wide variety, but mainly punk rock related .
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WNYU Radio Attn: Crucial Chaos
5-11 University Pl.
Basement
New York, NY 10003
Notes: Crucial Chaos is the punk rock/hardcore radio program on WNYU.
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KPSU Attn: loud rock MD
PO BOX 751-KPSU/VG
Portland, OR 97207
Notes: The Loud Rock Music Director is the one taking the punk rock CDs.
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90.3 fm THE CORE RLC Attn: Music Director
Livingston Student Center Suite 117
84 Joyce Kilmer Avenue
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Notes: A New Jersey college station that plays a wide variety including punk rock.
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WCDB 90.9 FM University at Albany
Campus Center 316
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222
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WBNY 91.3 FM
1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14222
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KCSC Student Radio
CSU, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0950
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KXLU Attn: Music Director
One LMU Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90045


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