As you may already have heard, there’s a decreasing use of AM and FM radios. And you surely also know that YouTube is a platform where artists can freely use to create content and upload their music and get publicized.
This gives these radio stations an opportunity to be “on-air” and that’s what’s currently happening as radio stations are receiving help from musicians and artists with YouTube channels.
As prominent figures in the music industry show up in these stations through YouTube, the radio industry is growing in popularity and reaching more and more people.
To give you a better idea of how it’s affecting radio stations, here are some of the top radio FM channels that you can listen to in YouTube for quality music.
BBC Radio 1
BBC Radio 1 is the top radio FM channel on YouTube with more than 1.4 billion viewership. It is a British radio station managed by the British Broadcasting Corporation, which BBC stands for, but it streams internationally and which is why it became this popular.
The station started in 1967 and since then helped many legendary figures in the music industry reach out to many music lovers.
Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM
The Breakfast Club is based in New York City ad it is hosted by Angela Yee, Charlamagne Tha God, and DJ Envy. Their uploads in YouTube mostly consists of 30-minute interviews talking about gossips, with some involving the most popular song hits.
Capital FM is based in London and you can consider it as the smallest-scaled radio station in this list, as it is only broadcasting regionally. Despite their small geographical scale, they have a reach of over 8.1 million people every single week as they broadcast commercial music hits.
NPR Music stands for National Public Radio, an American-funded project launched in November 2007 with the goal of presenting public radio music programming to their citizens.
They reached an average of at least 1 million viewership after 10 years and is now rapidly growing since they won an Emmy in 2011.
Power 106 Los Angeles
Power 106 Los Angeles is a commercial radio station and they specialize in hip-hop culture and music. This is also why they’ve been the leading radio station in this category.
They are also known for fishing out hidden talent from the streets while encouraging other YouTube novices to grow in popularity.
TimWestwoodTV features, of course, Tim Westwood, an English DJ and a presenter of radio stations such as BBC Radio. You’ll see in his YouTube channel well-known hip-hop artists like Kid Cudi, Migos, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, and many more as they started their career.
These are the six radio stations that made it clear that YouTube can and will always be an option for passionate musicians and artist to reach more people and grow in popularity with their talents.