Best Radio Station
BOB 106.1 FM
It's no secret that modern country radio is a complete mess. The poppy broification of Nashville has Hank Williams weeping from the great honkytonk in the sky. The only twang worth its salt on Twin Cities airwaves? That'd be BOB 106.1 FM. The station's tagline ("Turn Your Knob to BOB") won't disappoint, as the small-scale frequency spins throwback country giants — Glen Campbell, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson — alongside today's more palatable acts — Tim McGraw, Easton Corbin, Miranda Lambert, etc. You really can't go wrong with a station that features a daily "Mandatory Merle" block of songs. The occasional reading of Bible verses won't appeal to all listeners, but it's just another element of BOB's folksy, down-home charm. Bonus: BOB broadcasts games of the only non-losers in local sports — your WNBA champion Minnesota Lynx.