April 01, 1999
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BY SARAH J.F. BRALEY


What’s the Frequency?

Where to find tunes and talk on your hotel-room radio

There’s nothing more annoying than being jolted into consciousness by the blaring hard rock chosen by the previous guest, or sleeping through classical when you need Howard Stern to get you out of bed. The following stations are the top five morning shows (6 to 10 a.m.) that people age 12 and up listen to in 12 convention cities, as rated by Arbitron in fall 1998. Also listed are nationwide favorites National Public Radio and Howard Stern, and the local classical station.

ATLANTA
Top five: WSB-AM 750, news, talk and sports; WVEE-FM 103.3, urban contemporary; WSTR-FM 94.1, contemporary hits; WALR-FM 104.7, urban adult; WKHX 101.5, country. NPR: WABE-FM 90.1. Howard Stern: none. Classical: WGKA-AM 1190.

BOSTON
Top five: WBZ-AM 1030, news; WBCN-FM 104.1, modern rock; WJMN-FM 94.5, urban contemporary; WXKS-FM 107.9, contemporary hits; WRKO-AM 680, talk. NPR: WGBH-FM 89.7 and WBUR-FM 90.9. Howard Stern: WBCN-FM 104.1. Classical: WCRB-FM 102.5.

CHICAGO
Top five: WGN-AM 720, news and talk; WBBM-AM 780, news; WKQX-FM 101.1, alternative rock; WGCI-FM 107.5, urban; WBBM-FM 96.3, Top 40. NPR: WBEZ-FM 91.5. Howard Stern: WCKG-FM 105.9. Classical: WFMT-FM 98.7.

DALLAS-FORT WORTH
Top five: KHKS-FM 106.1, Top 40; KKDA-FM 104.5, urban contemporary; WBAP-AM 820, news and talk; KSCS-FM 96.3, country; KVIL-FM 103.7, light rock. NPR: KERA-FM 90.1. Howard Stern: none. Classical: WRR-FM 101.1.

DENVER
Top five: KRFX-FM 103.5, classic rock; KYGO-FM 98.5, country; KOA-AM 850, news, talk and sports; KHOW-AM 630, talk; KQKS-FM 107.5, Top 40 urban. NPR: KCFR-FM 90.1. Howard Stern: KXPK-FM 96.5. Classical: KVOD-FM 92.5.

LAS VEGAS
Top five: KXTE-FM 107.5, heavy alternative rock; KLUC-FM 98.5, contemporary hits; KJUL-FM 104.3, adult contemporary (mostly ’80s); KSNE-FM 106.5, soft rock; KMXB-FM 94.1, adult contemporary. NPR: KNPR-FM 89.5. Howard Stern: KXTE-FM 107.5. Classical: KNPR-FM 89.5.

NASHVILLE
Top five: WSIX-FM 97.9, country; WQQK-FM 92.1, contemporary rhythm and blues; WSM-FM 95.5, contemporary country; WNRQ-FM 105.9, classic rock; WRVW-FM 107.5, adult contemporary. NPR: WPLN-FM 90.3. Howard Stern: none. Classical: WPLN-FM 90.3.

NEW ORLEANS
Top five: WQUE-FM 93.3, urban contemporary; WWL-AM 870, news, talk and sports; KKND-FM 106.7, alternative rock; WYLD-FM 98.5, adult urban contemporary; WNOE-FM 101.1, country. NPR: WWNO-FM 89.9. Howard Stern: KKND-FM 106.7. Classical: WWNO-FM 89.9.

NEW YORK
Top five: WXRK-FM 92.3, alternative rock; WSKQ-FM 97.9, salsa and merengue; WINS-AM 1010, news; WCBS-AM 880, news; WQHT 97.1, hip-hop and rhythm and blues. NPR: WNYC-FM 93.9. Howard Stern: WXRK-FM 92.3. Classical: WQXR-FM 96.3.

ORLANDO
Top five: WWKA-FM 92.3, country; WDBO-AM 580, news and talk; WTKS 104.1, contemporary rock; WOMX-FM 105.1, adult contemporary; WXXL-FM 106.7, Top 40. NPR: WMFE-FM 90.7. Howard Stern: WTKS-FM 104.1. Classical: WMFE-FM 90.7.

SAN FRANCISCO
Top five: KGO-AM 810, news and talk; KCBS-AM 740, news; KYLD-FM 94.9, contemporary hits; KOIT-FM 96.5, adult contemporary; KITS-FM 105.3, modern rock. NPR: KQED-FM 88.5. Howard Stern: KITS-FM 105.3. Classical: KDFC-FM 102.1.

WASHINGTON, D.C.
Top five: WHUR-FM 96.3, urban adult contemporary; WRQX-FM 107.3, adult contemporary; WKYS-FM 93.9, hip-hop and rhythm and blues; WMAL-AM 630, news and talk; WPGC-FM 95.5, contemporary hits. NPR: WETA-FM 90.9, WAMU-FM 88.5 and WPFW-FM 89.3. Howard Stern: WJFK-FM 106.7. Classical: WGMS-FM 103.5.



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