One of the most popular and widely listened to rock radio stations in the world, Los Angeles’ KROQ has a world-wide reputation – as their logo duly boasts.
Owned by Entercom, the station headquartered in Pasadena specialises in alternative rock, new wave and classic alternative.
From 1976 the station played a part in the emerging popularity of punk rock and new wave in America, and KROQ had its finger firmly on the pulse of the burgeoning Los Angeles scene, with DJ Rodney Bingenheimer in particular playing many new and local bands, including Black Flag, X, The Gun Club and many more.
Similarly in the 1990s the station was at the forefront of bringing the sounds of grunge and Britpop to the people of Los Angeles’s ears, and was voted Radio Station of the Year in 1992 and 1993 by Rolling Stone magazine readers.
KROQ continues to be a popular station today and from 2004 has been broadcasting in HD Radio. The HD sub-carrier, KROQ HD-2, that was launched in June 2006 airs new wave and alternative tracks from the 1980s which were popular during KROQ’s heyday (and is also branded “KROQ 2: Roq of the 80s”).
Frequency: 106.7 FM
Serving: Greater Los Angeles Area, California