You can use Radio-Locator to find all of the radio stations that are within listening distance of any city in the United States. The transmitter power, frequency, antenna height, and antenna pattern of each station is compared with the topology and geography of the surrounding landscape to determine how strong each station's signal is at your location.
You must enter the full name of the city. You may also enter the name (or abbreviation) of a U.S. state or territory (click here for list of state abbreviations). You can type the city and state in their separate boxes, or you can type the city and state in the same box, separated by a comma.
You can also search for radio stations by ZIP Code. Just type in a five-digit U.S. ZIP Code and Radio-Locator will find all of the radio stations that can be heard from that location. Note that the "state" field will be ignored if you type a ZIP Code.
If your smart phone or web browser has the capability, you can click the geo-locator button at the upper left of the page to find radio stations near your current location.
You can expand or narrow your search by clicking "city search" from the menu at the top-right of the page. You can choose which types of stations to search for and you can choose to find close stations, distant stations, or very distant (fringe) stations. The stations are selected based upon how far away they are from your location, their transmitting power, and their antenna height. Currently we can only find stations in or near the United States, but we will try to add stations in other countries if we can acquire the necessary data.
Click on the help icons for additional information about a search term.
You can also search by latitude & longitude here.
The city lookup utilizes the Geographic Name Information System (GNIS) database, maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey. Please note that the GNIS database only lists cities in the United States. Databases from other countries may be added in the future.
The city search may try to guess the name of the city if you don't spell it quite right. For example, if you can't remember how many 'N's are in "Cincinnati", it should still give you the results you're looking for. If it can't quite figure out what city you're trying to find, it may offer you a few choices.
Please note that ZIP Codes change quite frequently. If you find a an error, please write to and we will take care of as soon as possible.