Spin: The New Orleans NPR affiliate and go-to for a rainy day's worth of classical music.
Playlist: This American Life, Fresh Air, perfectly named correspondents, Garrison Keillor's stereo-ruining baritone.
Spin: The volunteer-run O-Z — "bringing New Orleans music to the universe" — broadcasts from the Quarter.
Playlist: "Burn, K-Doe, Burn," Records from the Crypt with Billy Delle, bluegrass, zydeco, and infinite, head-spinning free jazz jams.
Spin: Broadcasting from Tulane University's campus, T-U-L is the city's progressive radio hub.
Playlist: New independent music, avant-garde electronic music and horribly pronounced concert schedules.
Spin: "Modern rock" still exists on the far end of the dial.
Playlist: Nu-metal, mall metal, bands with numbers in their names.
Spin: New Orleans hip-hop reigns supreme at Q93, followed by Dirty South neighbors and popular rap and R&B artists.
Playlist: "Ya boy" Wild Wayne, weekend bounce parties.
Spin: Golden Oldies — broadcast from Clearview Mall.
Playlist: Beatles Thursdays, real soul, Nuggets, and pitch-perfect barbershop station identifications.
Spin: Also known as "The Bayou" it's probably your dad's favorite radio station.
Playlist: Selections range from AC/DC to Zebrahead.
Spin: Morning and afternoon news spinners and New Orleans Saints play-by-play with Jim Henderson and Hokie Gajan.
Playlist: Garland Robinette, Spud McConnell, Deke Bellavia — where else will you get social commentary from guys with names like that?
Spin: Belle Chasse's station for "nonstop hip-hop and R&B," Duck Off emcees, and talk-free commute jams.
Playlist: Local and mainstream hip-hop and the occasional throwback.
Spin: The "Voodoo" says it's Gen-X, but it plays like your boy-girl parties' greatest (or most embarrassing) hits.
Playlist: Sugar Ray, Montel Jordan and other earworms eternally burned into your brain.