Best Really Old Oldies Station (2007)

Studio 1430

The very airwaves that emanate from Studio 1430 AM feel a bit gentler, a bit less abrasive than those that beam from other stations. Judging by commercials for retirement communities and all-inclusive cruise vacations, as well as station IDs that extol the virtues of the Autumn Years ("Relax -- you've earned it," assures one soothing female voice), the station's primary demographic is the seventy-and-up set -- but the sounds themselves have classic, timeless appeal, from '40s big band to '50s swing to '60s pop. Studio 1430 plays it all with genuine reverence rather than retro shtick, spinning such artists as the Andrews Sisters, Duke Ellington and Frank Sinatra with equal respect. Go on, tune in, and just see how your day improves after a good long listen to "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy." You've earned it.

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