10 most popular radio stations in Russia

Review of the best according to the editors. About the selection criteria. The the material is subjective, is not advertising and is not serves as a guide to the purchase. Before purchase is needed consultation with a specialist.

Over the past 10 years, the number of broadcasting radio stations in the country increased almost 2 times and this is not surprising, because almost 90% of Russian citizens enjoy listening to the radio, which is more than 110 million people. According to a study conducted by our experts, the results were interesting and to some extent unexpected.

About those on the air or the top 10 most popular radio stations Russia in 2019

Nomination a place Radio station Average daily audience
About those on the air or the top 10 most popular radio stations Russia in 2019 10 Radio of Russia 4.5 million people
9 Radio Cottage 4.6 million people
7 Humor FM 5.6 million people
6 Radio chanson 7.5 million people
5 Retro FM 8 million people
4 Russian radio 9 million people
3 Autoradio 10 million people
2 Road Radio 10.3 MILLION PERSON
1 Europa Plus 11 MILLION PERSON

Radio of Russia

Rating: 4.1


Average daily audience: 4.5 million people

Unlike some participants in the rating, Radio of Russia prefers to mix equal musical quality equal proportions material with interesting programs of various genres, including which entertainment programs (even for children), talk shows, news of sports, culture, medicine, etc. The number of all programs exceeds 170, which allows you to satisfy the tastes of all ages categories. But advertising on the radio station is intended mainly for the elderly (usually we are talking about various bioadditives and medical devices).

On a note. Please note that advertised (especially in absentia) therapeutic devices are often difficult to test for level of quality, so you need to approach information about them with caution.

Radio Cottage

Rating: 4.2

Radio Cottage

Average daily audience: 4.6 million people

A high-quality radio station can bring a pleasant share diversity in the life of any person and radio “Dacha” – one of such. Its main audience is listeners who in early spring sent to “conquer” garden beds. Beyond the commercial side questions, the creators of the radio station are also worried about the mood own listeners. Therefore, “Cottage” is trying to create on the air warm pleasant atmosphere.

The music that can be heard on the radio “Dacha” presented hit songs of the 80-90s – the period when the present summer residents, in theory, were full of strength and young enthusiasm. Not past Popular songs of contemporary Russian pop are also held. It is noteworthy that even residents of the capital are very warm Radio “Cottage”, with pleasure listening to sincere compositions, sounding on her air. True, in Moscow this radio station occupies only 10th place.

Lead FM

Rating: 4.3


Average daily audience: 5.5 million people

The fact that the radio station was included in the rating of the most-most simple amazing. And this is not at all a weak level – this is by no means the case. It’s simple: FM News is not musical entertainment radio frequency – here you can hear exclusively news information. And, even more surprisingly, the radio station is a little power applies for presentation on radio frequencies. Lion’s share information does not go on the air, but on the Internet: that’s how fans FM News receives news about events taking place both in the country, so and beyond.

Importantly, the parent holding VGTRK provides radio station with powerful information support, thanks to which viewers receive news from the first, as they say, hands.

Humor FM

Rating: 4.4

Humor FM

Average daily audience: 5.6 million people

With the seventh place of our ten, the situation is, perhaps, also unique. After all, this participant is a non-standard phenomenon among other radio stations in the traditional sense. The fact is that the broadcast of this radio station is one hundred percent full of sparkling joking: the main direction of broadcasting Humor FM is humor.

Frankly, such a format is a bit risky business, but in this case, the risk paid off handsomely: for more than ten children this the radio station pleases regular listeners, whose number has long been has exceeded several million. The main secret of the radio point is thoughtful alternation of quality music and entertainment programs. But the first should not prevail over the second – this is the main thing radio station rule. A regularly update humorous close collaboration with several Internet portals and TNT channel.

Radio chanson

Rating: 4.5

Radio Chanson

Average daily audience: 7.5 million people

Even those people who are not fans of such music, at least once became her involuntary listeners while riding in minibus or taxi. All this thanks (with a greater share probabilities) radio “Chanson”, which appeared in the first year of the new millennia. The creators of the radio station modified the traditional for radio-like concept, relying on soulfulness.

Surprisingly, the Russian mentality pleased french chanson. From a modest rudiment he turned into a real “radio monster” with several million grateful listeners. Gradually, in addition to foreign hits, on the air more and more often began to slip and domestic thieves songs, urban romances and even famous movie hits. The result was a birth a unique musical phenomenon – Russian chanson. What is not the topic for a dissertation in musicology?

Retro FM

Rating: 4.6


Average daily audience: 8 million people

As shown by the time during which there is a radio station “Retro FM”, its listeners do not age with their souls and are true to their choice, therefore, it falls into our rating of the most popular in Russia. Although the name of the station makes it clear what its main direction is, In recent years, she has expanded the broadcast music stream by moving the concept of “retro”: increasingly, on the air you can hear even hits of the 90s years.

The radio station focuses primarily on those listeners who are nostalgic for the good songs of yesteryear (mostly those over the age of 35). Curious fact: as statistics show the last two years, among residents of the capital of “nostalgic” persons turned out to be more than in other cities (in the metropolitan rating Retro FM is one of the top three broadcasting leaders).

Russian radio

Rating: 4.7

Russian radio

Average daily audience: 9 million people

Having founded the radio company “Russian Radio” in the mid-90s, its the creators have relied on domestic and guessed at one hundred percent. Although in that difficult period, such a move was rather risky and that he was successful can only be explained by instinct. The thing is in the period of the breakdown of communist ideas and the emergence of capitalism in young Russia, all Russian was also associated with the “scoop”, therefore preference was given to foreign (including music).

More than 20 years have passed since then, and today the radio station, without exaggeration is one of the highest rated in the territory countries, falling into the top five most popular. “Russian radio” – incredibly successful project that broadcasts more than a thousand cities (even outside the country). They also sound predominantly Russian-language songs – a real achievement for Russian radio station.


Rating: 4.8


Average daily audience: 10 million people

The lucky winner of the third place of honor – the radio station Autoradio loves to pamper its listeners with excellent music, uplifting. The age of students is practically unlimited: the main thing is to be on the road. Most of the airtime given to a variety of music, which is occasionally interrupted by short information blocks about the situation on the roads.

Given the ever-increasing number of drivers on the road countries, it is not surprising that the radio station not only rose to such a high place in popularity, but also firmly holds occupied positions. The statistics for Moscow, by the way, are slightly different from the all-Russian: there Autoradio confidently holds first place, which is quite logical, given the huge workload of the capital highways.

Road Radio

Rating: 4.9

Road Radio

Average daily audience: 10.3 million people

The radio station was a real discovery in its time: modest point of music broadcasting in just three years (surprisingly, without impressive financial investments and complex schemes) has turned into a striking representative of the top broadcasting of the Northern capital. Themselves the creators explain this with maximum attention to the needs of their listeners. Today, Road Radio is one of the favorites of all of Russia (in the capital, the radio station is no less popular). Thanks created the atmosphere of sincerity and romance the radio station is still confident kept in the top three leaders of the country.

And, notably, managed to surpass in popularity even venerable Autoradio. True, Moscow as always distinguished itself: residents capitals do not support the enthusiasm of the whole country and here Road radio failed to rise above the fifth line of the rating of the most popular radio stations. And yet he has millions of grateful listeners.

Europa Plus

Rating: 5.0

Europa Plus

Average daily audience: 11 million people

For many years, the palm has been confidently held radio station “Europe Plus”. You can even say that she has her own small anniversary: ​​the radio station 10 years tops the ranking of the most popular in the country and give way, it seems, is not going to. Behind Europe Plus managed to make past tense with pleasant gifts more than 45,000 listeners, and almost 2,000 more thanks to the beloved stations were able to attend concerts of world music celebrities.

The main factor in the continuing popularity of Europe plus is considered not only well-chosen music content and its combination with a dosed amount of entertainment and information programs. The secret of the radio station in its constant quest to try new, original broadcast formats.

Interesting fact: Europe Plus was the first commercial a radio station created before the collapse of the Soviet Union. Exactly it became that “foundation” on which the modern broadcasting: later emerging radio stations clearly adhered to her media standards.

Attention! This rating is subjective, not advertising and does not serve as a guide to the purchase. Before the purchase consultation with a specialist is necessary.

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