Best of Boston

Best Radio

1999 Best Radio, Rock

WMBR (88.1 FM) and WZBC (90.3 FM)

They aren't just a whole lot cooler than 'FNX, 'BCN, and all the other top-40 alterna-drivel, these college stations aren't even allowed to broadcast commercials. [...] read more»
1997 Best Radio, Hosts

Car Talk

WBUR. Tom and Ray Magliozzi (aka Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers) are a latter-day Bob and Ray, especially for those of us who can't [...] read more»
1997 Best Radio, Reporter

Carl Stevens

WBZ. Perhaps the most versatile reporter in the city, he dashes from murders and mayhem, from City Hall to Beacon Hill—and even to New Orleans [...] read more»
1994 Best Radio, Voice

Lisa Mullins from WBUR

Lisa Mullins from WBUR speaks with such credibility that she should have her own talk show. read more»
1989 Best Radio, Talk Show Host

Gene Burns, WRKO

Sure he can be pompous, but at a time when the tone of most talk shows is at best superficial and shrill, it's nice to [...] read more»
1989 Best Radio, Station


Folk in the morning, jazz right behind, fusion in the afternoon, and reggae in the early evening. This is a station for the adventurous. read more»
1988 Best Radio, Talk Show Host

Eddie Andelman, WHDH

Wild, unpredictable, and hilarious, Andleman transforms the usually numbing sports call-in format into the kind of comedic theater even non-sports fans can enjoy. read more»
1987 Best Radio, Color

Glen Ordway, WRKO

Manages to explain what is actually happening on the court while Johnny Most raves on. read more»
1987 Best Radio, Station


On the cutting edge. And with a new tower and a higher antenna, almost any Bostonian can catch the wave on 101.7 FM. read more»
1987 Best Radio, Jazz Show

All Night Long, James Isaacs, WBUR

America's music at its most urbane. And where else can you hear a jazz salute to cheese? read more»
1987 Best Radio, Morning Drive

The Blanche and Rocky show on WXKS

Matt and Lisa sound tame and lame next to their imaginary local-color weirdos. read more»
1987 Best Radio, Public Service


WBCN is public-health friend number one for featuring frank, informational AIDS spots. For more information, call the AIDS Action Committee Information Hotline, 536-7733 or 1-800-235-2331. read more»
1986 Best Radio, Station


The Boston University-based station has eclectic programming, informed deejay, and National Public Radio. read more»
1986 Best Radio, Sports Announcer

Johnny Most, WRKO

The Celtics' radio voice never sounded more gravelly. Or impassioned. read more»
1984 Best Radio, Pop Station


The music may not shimmer with brilliance, but the programming and the commentary do. A lot of fun. read more»