Most towns and regions have their own radio stations which broadcast local news and programs, as well as Top 40 songs. Of course, there are also radio stations known throughout the peninsula, like Radio Deejay, Radio Maria, and RTL. The state-owned Rai Radio stations are national as well, and Italy even has its own LGBT radio station.
Here you will find a list of the main national radio stations, as well as a sampling of stations from various parts of the country.
This is RTL, one of the most popular radio stations of the last couple years. It features Top 40 songs, news, and a bit of everything. To English speakers its slogan “Very Normal People” might sound odd, but it can be heard throughout the country.
This is Italy’s one and only LGBT radio station. It features songs and news, but is geared towards the LGBT community in general.
Eco Radio: Italy’s Earth-friendly radio station. In recent years, Italy has become very conscious about the environment and the planet, and this radio station reflects the current trend. These are mostly news programs dealing with the environment.
If saving the environment isn’t enough for you, but you’d like to rescue animals, help those less fortunate and live more sustainably, then Lifegate is for you. This is an activist station from Rome.
Radio Italia is known for playing only Italian music. If you want to become more familiar with the music Italians grew up with, as well as the Italian artists of today, this radio station is for you.
The main religious station of Italy, it is Catholic and all Italians know it. Generally, religious songs and programs are broadcast, as well as interviews with religious figures and readings of passages and psalms.