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30 Best Sports Radio Stations to Listen to Right Now

Whether you're after live commentary or club news, there's a sports radio station for you. Here are our picks for the 30 best sports stations to listen to right now.

Jesse Taylor

by Jesse Taylor in Culture

Last updated 04.05.2024

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Radio is as much as the sports world as stadiums, coaches and fans. It’s the way many of us keep up to date with our favourite teams and leagues. But with so many sports radio stations out there, we've put 50 of the best into one big list. For you to peruse and tune in at your leisure.

Please note, the following 'best radio sports stations' are in no particular order and were hand-picked based on personal opinions. Other than that - dive right in 🏊

30 Best Sports Radio Stations to Listen to Right Now

30. Motorsport Radio

(Proudly hosted by Radio.co ❤️)

Founded in 2016 by the media company, Motorsport.Media, Motorsport Radio offers a mix of popular music and global motorsport news from their UK base. Their shows include Indycar series coverage right through to the Motorsport Awards, making this sports radio station a must-listen for motorsport enthusiasts.

29. ESPN

An undisputed titan of US sports radio, ESPN covers the NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL as well as soccer and golf. Thanks to its syndicated radio stations, listeners can get a sweet mixture of local and national sports content no matter where they are in the States. Being one of the biggest players in the game, ESPN boasts some of the most-popular shows, like the Pat Mcafee Show. Which brings Mcafee's unique brand of no-nonsense talk, humour and experience as an NFL player.

28. Three Valleys Radio

(Proudly hosted by Radio.co ❤️)

Three Valleys Radio is the broadcasting partner of Yeovil Town Football Club, here in the UK. While not strictly only a sports radio station, Three Valleys Radio offers 3 hours of sport content each day. Spearheaded by Yeovil's former Head of Media, Adi Hopper, the station draws upon high-profile sporting figures from the West Country and beyond. Wherever you are in the UK, Three Valleys Radio is great for catching up on the National League football league news.

Two American Football teams crouch down by a football, during a down.

27. WIP-FM

Get in the game with WIP-FM, Philadelphia's sports hub. With a friendly vibe and a dedication to covering the Eagles, Phillies, 76ers, and Flyers, this station offers a welcoming atmosphere for fans in Philly to catch up on their favourite teams.

26. Talksport

The UK’s biggest commercial sports radio station, Talksport offers a broad look and analysis of British sport and international sport. Listeners can expect the biggest sports news stories to be unpicked. Right through to match-day commentary on select premier league games. Making Talksport a one-stop-shop for an overall view of UK sport.

25. TSN Radio

For coverage of Canada’s major sports teams, TSN Radio has you covered. Tune in to TSN Montreal 690 to hear every game of the ​​Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Alouettes and CF Montreal. Or flip over to TSN Ottawa 1200 to keep updated with the Ottawa Senators, Ottawa Redblacks, Atlético Ottawa and Ottawa 67’s. Interested in Toronto? Then TSN Toronto 1050 is the official home of the Leafs and broadcasts a focus on the Raptors, Argos, and Toronto FC.

24. BBC Radio 5 Live

While not strictly a sole sports radio station, BBC Radio 5 Live offers the most sports programming out of all the national broadcasters main stations. Tune in from 19:00 (GMT) to hear their weekday sport offering. Ranging from a look ahead to the Olympics, the state of European football or what’s happening in the EFL. Then from midday at weekends there is a large focus on match-day commentary and analysis from the Premiership and lower football leagues.

23. WEEI

Serving the passionate sports community of Boston, WEEI is a go-to destination for fans of the Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics, and Bruins. With a mix of sports talk, live game broadcasts, and engaging personalities, WEEI keeps listeners informed and entertained.

22. WFAN

WFAN is one of the most notable sports radio stations worldwide. Partly thanks to laying claim to being the world’s first 24/7 sports station. WFAN brings listeners the latest news and commentary from live games like (American) football, baseball and basketball. Thousands of sports fans tune into WFAN, making it one of the biggest sports radio stations worldwide and incidentally one that makes the most dosh.

Marathon runners running along a road.

21. 97.1 The Ticket

Catering to Motor City sports enthusiasts, 97.1 The Ticket is the ultimate destination for Detroit sports coverage. With a lineup featuring knowledgeable hosts and insightful analysis, this station keeps fans connected to the Lions, Tigers, Pistons, and Red Wings.

20. Wisden

Wisden is an Australian sports radio station and website, focusing entirely on cricket. What makes it extraordinary is it being created by two freelance sports journalists - Geoff Lemon and Adam Collins - without a big media brand behind them. Wisden was born of the duo’s frustration that Australian test matches weren’t broadcast on the airwaves. But it’s never been amateur-hour, as Lemon and Collins purchased broadcasting rights for test series, right off the bat. Not only is it a charming do-it-yourself story, but Wisden is now a mainstay for Australian sports media and much-loved outlet for cricket fans.

19. KNBR 680

KNBR 680 is the “undisputed sports leader in the North California area” thanks to its mega-reach of all of Northern California during the day and eleven western states at night. It’s up there for the most popular sports radio station to catch up with sport from the Bay area. Including news and game coverage from the Giants, 49ers, Warriors, and Sharks.

A Arsenal football player, tackling the ball off an Everton football player.

18. Radio La Red

Radio La Red is an independent sports radio station based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, offering coverage of football (soccer), tennis, basketball, and motorsports, with a focus on Argentine sports culture and events.

17. RMC Sport

Step into the realm of sports with RMC Sport, where independent coverage takes center stage. From football and rugby to motorsports and more, this broadcaster delivers diverse content. With its engaging discussions and insightful analysis, RMC Sport is a trusted source for French and international sports enthusiasts.

16. RWRC

(Proudly hosted by Radio.co ❤️)

RWRC is the independent sports radio station serving North East Arkansas. There's a strong emphasis on college sport, featuring heavy coverage of Arkansas State University Red Wolves teams.

15. SEN Sports

SEN Sports, headquartered in the heart of Melbourne, Australia, brings you an adrenaline-pumping array of sports coverage. From the fierce clashes of Australian Rules Football to the nail-biting moments of cricket, rugby, and beyond, SEN Sports is your ticket to the action-packed world of Australian sports culture.

14. Fox Sports Radio

The LA-based network that’s been delivering the latest in US sport since the millennium. Affiliated with stations spanning 38 states, Fox Sports Radio is the home of popular sports radio shows like The Dan Patrick Show. Where riveting interviews with sports figures and actors are fused with top-tier information about the latest moves and sporting current events.

13. Radio Marca

Distinguished for its bold and independent sports reporting, Radio Marca is your passport to the pulse of Spanish sports culture. With a fiery passion for football (soccer), basketball, tennis, and beyond, this powerhouse station delivers riveting analysis and commentary that speaks directly to Spanish-speaking sports aficionados.

12. Radio CRC

Hailing from the vibrant city of Naples, Italy, Radio CRC delivers electrifying coverage of football, with a special focus on the beloved SSC Napoli. Tune in for thrilling match commentary, dynamic analysis, and exclusive interviews with the players and coaches that make the game unforgettable.

A group of American football fans celebrating in a college room.

11. 93.7 The Fan

Experience the warmth of Pittsburgh sports fandom on 93.7 The Fan. Broadcasting from the Steel City, this station offers a cozy atmosphere and genuine camaraderie among hosts and listeners alike. It's the perfect place to catch up on Steelers, Pirates, and Penguins news in a relaxed setting.

10. 98.5 The Sports Hub

Get your Boston sports fix on 98.5 The Sports Hub, where the atmosphere is always welcoming and familiar. Covering the Patriots, Red Sox, Celtics, and more, this station keeps things light-hearted while still providing insightful coverage and analysis of Beantown's beloved teams.

9. 610 Sports Radio

Embrace the heartland spirit of sports on 610 Sports Radio, Kansas City's go-to station for sports talk. With a down-to-earth approach and a focus on local teams, this station brings you the latest news and updates without any unnecessary hype or drama.

A close up of football fans in a stadium, with a young boy celebrating in the foreground.

8. Football Nation Radio

(Proudly hosted by Radio.co ❤️)

Australia's 24/7 sports radio station that broadcasts solely football content. From grassroots games to the men and women's A-leagues, Football Nation Radio covers it all. Tune in to hear about every aspect of the beautiful game, including football development, club growth and women's football across Australia.

7. The Toon Radio

The Toon Radio is Tyneside’s (UK) local radio station, with a strong emphasis on football. Not officially associated with Tyneside’s big clubs, The Toon brings the analysis and opinions of supporters front and centre. It’s affiliated with The Red and The Cat sports radio stations, and all share the same motto: “For the fans, by the fans”.

6. The Red Radio

The Red is Teeside’s (UK) local radio station, where Middlesborough Football Club and North Eastern football is at the heart of their broadcasts. Like The Toon, this is a station that gives a platform to supporters, away from the big media brands.

Two sports commentators in a stadium, both on laptops and wearing headphones.

5. Sportsnet 590 The Fan

Tune in to Sportsnet 590 The Fan for a laid-back yet engaging sports experience. Broadcasting from Canada, this station covers hockey, baseball, basketball, and more with a relaxed vibe and knowledgeable hosts. It's the go-to spot for Canadian sports enthusiasts looking for astute commentary and analysis.

4. WSCR-AM 670 The Score

Join the conversation on WSCR-AM 670 The Score, your friendly neighborhood sports station in Chicago. With a down-to-earth approach and a focus on local teams like the Cubs, Bears, Bulls, and Blackhawks, The Score keeps listeners updated on all things Windy City sports.

3. Guerilla Cricket

Guerilla Cricket is the sports radio station offering engaging cricket commentary and analysis from across the globe. It is brought to life by a passionate team of sports journalists and writers who all have some personal experience of the game. Much-loved by listeners for its hilarious presenters, it’s a popular alternative to mainstream and more serious radio sports commentary.

2. La Sotana

A Spanish-Catalonian sports radio station focusing on football, La Sotano uses a Patreon model to fund itself. It's hefty number of loyal Patreons proves its popularity: listeners pay monthly subscriptions to access its insightful content.

1. 1866 Sport

(Proudly hosted by Radio.co ❤️)

The best broadcasting isn’t always done by the biggest players. 1866 Sport is the official and in-house radio station for National League football club Chesterfield FC. Chesterfield FC’s history has been blighted by financial mismanagement of its previous owners. But, the tides are turning as its ownership transferred to a community trust a few years back. Listen to Chesterfield’s story in real-time by tuning in to 1866 Sport and hear the club’s efforts to return to its former glory.

To Wrap Up...

That's our list of 30 of the best sports radio stations to listen to right now. But what do you think? What should we have included? Let us know over on Facebook, Instagram, X or LinkedIn.

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