Official Release: The Top 19 Hip Hop Stations on RadioTime Releases Ranking of Its Users’ Favorite Hip Hop Music Stations

Stations in the U.S., Europe and Africa Attract Large Fan Bases

DALLAS – November 11, 2009 – today released its first-ever Top 19 Hip Hop Radio Stations list, which features stations based in five different countries and broadcasting in five different languages among the most popular with RadioTime users.

The five most popular stations are:

  1. WQHT-FM “Hot 97” (New York City)
  2. Sky Rock FM – 96.0 FM (Paris, France)
  3. Choice FM – 107.1 FM (London, England)
  4. KXOL-FM 96.3 (Los Angeles, Calif.)
  5. Homeboyz Radio – 91.5 FM (Nairobi, Kenya)

Internet-only radio stations are well-represented, with 181.FM The Beat, Hot 108 Jamz and 1Club.FM ranking sixth, 12th and 16th respectively.

“We found that old-school hip hop is holding its own against the current Top 40, with several stations such as KDAY, 90s Hip Hop, Sky.FM Classic Rap and RadioIO Classic Hip Hop all making the list,” says Dan Halyburton, President, RadioTime, Inc.  “The directory creates a worldwide radio tuner for hip hop fans to search for and find their favorite and new music and on-air personalities outside their local markets on their computers, mobile phones and Internet-connected home entertainment devices.”

View the top hip hop music stations all the way up to number 49 and keep up with the

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  1. WQHT/New York, NY
  2. Sky Rock FM/Paris
  3. Choice FM/London
  4. KXOL-FM/Los Angeles, CA
  5. Homeboyz Radio/Nairobi, Kenya
  6. 181.FM The Beat/Internet Stream
  7. Kiss 100/London
  8. DWAV/Philipines
  9. Ado FM/Paris
  10. WKYS/Washington, D
  11. WPGC/Washington, DC
  12. Hot 108 Jamz/Internet Stream
  13. BBC Radio 1XTRA/London
  14. WVEE/Atlanta, GA
  15. WBBM-FM/Chicago, IL
  16. 1Club.FM:  90s Hip Hop/Internet Stream
  17. KMIH/Seattle, WA
  18. Capital FM/Nairobi, Kenya
  19. WPOW-FM/Miami, FL

About RadioTime

RadioTime provides an easy means of finding local, national, or global radio programming airing on stations in 140 countries and broadcasting in 55 different languages.  Listeners can use RadioTime to automatically detect what is airing on their local stations, browse by affiliates, and search for specific programs or on-air personalities, not just station call letters or genre.  The RadioTime service also powers a wide range of consumer electronic devices and software applications.

RadioTime, founded in 2002, is based in Dallas, Texas. More information is available at

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