Radio in Costa Rica

Most people think when they are moving to Costa Rica they are going to leave civilization as they know it. Contrary to belief, Costa Rica is one of the most hi-tech countries in Central America and has more iPhone users than any other country south of the border per capita.

Literally you can see people texting one another on the bus from a few seats away. So the technology is here for those who want it.

You must be asking yourself, what the hell does Radio in Costa Rica have to do with hi-tech or iPhone users? Well, the fact is that online radio allows expats to not only get special English Costa Rican radio programming such as This Week In Costa Rica but they can also get their home town radio programming right over the broadband lines.

We will explain how to get your own hometown radio signal via the internet in the next paragraph but we want to address the traditional radio broadcasting type. Here in Costa Rica there are many English radio stations that play your favorites tunes. Whether you are a elevator music junkie or a pop-star groupie there is a English music radio station for you in Costa Rica.

Here is a list of Costa Rica stations:

Alajuela Province, Costa Rica
AM RADIO
550 Add Radio Santa Clara to MY RADIO LISTEN LIVE Radio Santa Clara (TISCL) – Quesada (Alajuela) religious, news, sports
910 1kW Add BBN 910 AM to MY RADIO LISTEN LIVE BBN 910 AM (TIQM)|r.[R-910AM] – Quesada (Alajuela) religious
960 Add Nueva Radio Alajuela to MY RADIO Nueva Radio Alajuela (TISD) – Quesada (Alajuela)
1120 Add Radio Miel to MY RADIO Radio Miel (TIHB) – Alajuela (Alajuela)
1280 2kW Add Stereo Vision to MY RADIO Stereo Vision (TIHT)|on FM – Alajuela (Alajuela) recuerdo, ranchera, tropical
1340 6kW Add Radio Sideral to MY RADIO Radio Sideral (TIHR) – San Ramon (Alajuela)
1440 5kW Add Radio San Carlos to MY RADIO Radio San Carlos (TIRSC) – Quesada (Alajuela) music, variety
1500 12kW Add Radio Cima la Poderosa to MY RADIO Radio Cima la Poderosa (TIASF) – Quesada (Alajuela) pop/tropical, religious
1580 Add Radio Cultural de Los Chiles (ICER) to MY RADIO Radio Cultural de Los Chiles (ICER) (TIRSCLCH) – Los Chiles (Alajuela)
1580 250W Add Radio Cultural Maleku (ICER)
 to MY RADIO Radio Cultural Maleku (ICER) (TIRSCM) – Tonjibe (Alajuela)
1590 Add Radio 16 to MY RADIO LISTEN LIVE Radio 16 – Grecia (Alajuela)
1600 250W Add Radio Cultural de Pital (ICER) to MY RADIO Radio Cultural de Pital (ICER) (TIRCP) – San Carlos (Alajuela)
1600 Add Radio Cultural de Upala (ICER) to MY RADIO Radio Cultural de Upala (ICER) (TIRCU) – Upala (Alajuela)
FM RADIO
95.5 Add Radio 2 (Radio Dos) to MY RADIO LISTEN LIVE Radio 2 (Radio Dos)|rep – Quesada (Alajuela) classic hits
98.3 5kW Add Stereo Vision to MY RADIO Stereo Vision (TIHT) – Alajuela (Alajuela) recuerdo, ranchera, tropical
101.1 Add Sonido 101 FM to MY RADIO Sonido 101 FM – San Carlos (Alajuela)
SHORTWAVE RADIO
(Swave.) Add Radio Mundial Adventista to MY RADIO Radio Mundial Adventista – Alajuela (Alajuela) religious
Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica
AM RADIO
1100 20kW Add Radio Chorotega to MY RADIO Radio Chorotega (TISCR) – Santa Cruz (Guanacaste) religious, sports. music
1240 1kW Add Radio Corobici to MY RADIO Radio Corobici (TIWC) – Nicoya (Guanacaste) music variety, news, sports
1380 1kW Add Radio Guanacaste to MY RADIO Radio Guanacaste (TIMS) – Liberia (Guanacaste)
1420 1kW Add Radio Pampa to MY RADIO LISTEN LIVE Radio Pampa (TIRPN) – Nicoya (Guanacaste) news/talk/information
1560 6kW Add Radio Nicoya to MY RADIO Radio Nicoya (TIJM) – Nicoya (Guanacaste)
1580 250W Add Radio Cultural La Cruz (ICER) to MY RADIO Radio Cultural La Cruz (ICER) (TIRSCLC)|on FM – La Cruz (Guanacaste)
1600 250W Add Radio Cultural Nicoyano (ICER)
 to MY RADIO Radio Cultural Nicoyano (ICER) (TIRSCN)|on FM – Nicoya (Guanacaste)
FM RADIO
88.3 Add Radio Cultural La Cruz (ICER) to MY RADIO Radio Cultural La Cruz (ICER) (TIRSCLC) – La Cruz (Guanacaste)
88.3 Add Radio Cultural Nicoyano (ICER)
 to MY RADIO Radio Cultural Nicoyano (ICER) (TIRSCN) – Nicoya (Guanacaste)
Limon, Province Costa Rica
AM RADIO
1140 Add Radio Nueva
 to MY RADIO Radio Nueva – Limon (Limón) religious, news, sports
1220 1kW Add Radio Casino de Limon to MY RADIO Radio Casino de Limon (TIQ)|on FM – Limon (Limón)
1580 Add Radio Cultural La Voz de Talamanca to MY RADIO Radio Cultural La Voz de Talamanca (TIRCVT)|on FM – Talamanca (Limón)
1600 Add Radio Pococí to MY RADIO Radio Pococí – Limon (Limón)
FM RADIO
88.3 Add Radio Cultural La Voz de Talamanca to MY RADIO Radio Cultural La Voz de Talamanca (TIRCVT) – Talamanca (Limón)
98.3 Add Radio Casino de Limon to MY RADIO LISTEN LIVE Radio Casino de Limon (TIQ) – Limon (Limón)
107.9 Add Radio Bahia (Limon) to MY RADIO Radio Bahia (Limon) (TICVL) – Limon (Limón) news,talk,sports
SHORTWAVE RADIO
5954 1kW Add Radio Casino de Limon to MY RADIO Radio Casino de Limon|on FM – Limon (Limón)
Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
AM RADIO
730 Add Radio Pacifico to MY RADIO LISTEN LIVE Radio Pacifico – Puntarenas (Puntarenas)
1260 6kW Add Radio Emaus to MY RADIO Radio Emaus (TIWC) – San Vito de Coto Brus (Puntarenas) religious, news, sports
1400 Add Radio Sinai to MY RADIO LISTEN LIVE Radio Sinai|on FM – Puntarenas (Puntarenas) religious
1480 1kW Add Radio Puntarenas to MY RADIO LISTEN LIVE Radio Puntarenas (TIAW)|on FM – Puntarenas (Puntarenas) cumbia, merengue, salsa
1580 250W Add Radio Cultural de Corredores (ICER) to MY RADIO Radio Cultural de Corredores (ICER) (TIRCC) – Neilly (Puntarenas)
1600 250W Add Radio Cultural Buenos Aires (ICER) to MY RADIO Radio Cultural Buenos Aires (ICER) (TIRCT) – Buenos Aires (Puntarenas)
FM RADIO
88.3 Add Colosal Stereo to MY RADIO Colosal Stereo (TIALF) – Neilly (Puntarenas)
91.1 Add Radio Puntarenas to MY RADIO LISTEN LIVE Radio Puntarenas (TIRPC) – Puntarenas (Puntarenas) cumbia, merengue, salsa
101.5 250W Add Radio Cultural de Boruca (ICER) to MY RADIO Radio Cultural de Boruca (ICER) (TIRCB) – Boruca (Puntarenas)
103.9 Add Radio Sinai to MY RADIO LISTEN LIVE Radio Sinai (TICJ/R)|rep – Puntarenas (Puntarenas) religious
107.9 Add Radio Bahía (Puntarenas) to MY RADIO Radio Bahía (Puntarenas) (TICVP) – Puntarenas (Puntarenas)
San Isidro, San José Province, Costa Rica
AM RADIO
1400 12kW Add Radio La Voz del General to MY RADIO Radio La Voz del General (TICJ) – San Isidro (San José)
FM RADIO
103.9 Add Radio Sinai to MY RADIO LISTEN LIVE Radio Sinai (TICJ) – San Isidro (San José) religious
San José, Costa Rica
AM RADIO
570 20kW Add Radio Libertad to MY RADIO Radio Libertad (TIELR) – Desamparados/San Jose (San José)
590 40kW Add Radio Nacional to MY RADIO Radio Nacional (TIRN) – San Jose (San José)
640 1kW Add Radio Rica to MY RADIO Radio Rica (TIJJ) – Moravia [San Vicente] (San José) sports, music variety
670 10kW Add Radio Managua to MY RADIO LISTEN LIVE Radio Managua (TITNT) – San Jose (San José) news/talk/information
700 20kW Add FCN Radio Internacional to MY RADIO LISTEN LIVE FCN Radio Internacional (TIJC) – Guadalupe (San José) religious-Christian
780 2kW Add Radio America to MY RADIO LISTEN LIVE Radio America (TIRA) – San José (San José) sports, news, music variety
800 5kW Add Radio Gigante to MY RADIO LISTEN LIVE Radio Gigante (TIW) – Arajuez/San Jose (San José)
820 2.5kW Add Radio Tigre to MY RADIO Radio Tigre (TIGC) – Tibas [San Juan de Tibas] (Heredia) recuerdo,rancheras,baladas
850 20kW Add Radio Cartago to MY RADIO LISTEN LIVE Radio Cartago (TIXEW) – San José (San José) news,info,sports,culture
870 Add Radio Universidad to MY RADIO Radio Universidad (TIUCR)|on FM – San José (San José) college (Univ.-Costa Rica)
890 10kW Add Radio Heredia to MY RADIO LISTEN LIVE Radio Heredia (TIHOT) – San José (San José)
910 1kW Add BBN 910 AM to MY RADIO LISTEN LIVE BBN 910 AM (TIQM) – Tibas [San Juan de Tibas] (Heredia) religious
930 5kW Add Radio Costa Rica to MY RADIO Radio Costa Rica (TIRCR) – Zapote (San José) news, sports, religious
980 20kW Add Radio Managua to MY RADIO Radio Managua (TIRI) – Esparza (Puntarenas)
1000 5kW Add Radio 100.7 to MY RADIO Radio 100.7 (TIMIL)|on FM – San Jose (San José) ac-romantica
1040 12kW Add Radio Fides to MY RADIO LISTEN LIVE Radio Fides (TIAC)|on FM – San Jose (San José) religous
1080 19kW Add Faro del Caribe to MY RADIO LISTEN LIVE Faro del Caribe (TIFC) – San Jose (San José)
1180 10kW Add Radio Victoria to MY RADIO Radio Victoria (TIPJ) – Heredia (Heredia)
1200 2kW Add Radio Cu-Cu to MY RADIO Radio Cu-Cu (TITQ) – San Jose (San José) music variety
1280 Add Radio Vision 1280 to MY RADIO Radio Vision 1280 – Colon/San Jose (San José)
1300 7.5kW Add Radio La Fuente Musical to MY RADIO Radio La Fuente Musical (TILC) – Cartago (Cartago) music, news, sports
1360 Add Radio Celestial to MY RADIO Radio Celestial – San Jose (San José)
1540 Add Enlace Radio to MY RADIO LISTEN LIVE Enlace Radio – San Jose (San José) religious+satellite
1580 250W Add Radio Cultural Los Santos (ICER) to MY RADIO Radio Cultural Los Santos (ICER) (TIRCLS) – San Marcos de Tarrazu (San José)
1600 250W Add Radio Cultural de Turrialba (ICER) to MY RADIO Radio Cultural de Turrialba (ICER) (TIRCT) – Turrialba (Cartago)
FM RADIO
88.7 Add 88 Stereo to MY RADIO LISTEN LIVE 88 Stereo – San Jose (San José) pop
89.1 Add Super Estación to MY RADIO LISTEN LIVE Super Estación (TIYA) – La Uruca/San Jose (San José) tropical
89.5 Add Radio Sendas de Vida to MY RADIO Radio Sendas de Vida (TISDV) – San Jose (San José) music variety
89.9 Add Bésame (Costa Rica) to MY RADIO Bésame (Costa Rica) – Moravia [San Vicente] (San José) ac/romantica
90.3 Add Radio Sinfonola
 to MY RADIO Radio Sinfonola (TIJX) – Taras (Cartago) boleros
90.7 Add ADN Radio to MY RADIO LISTEN LIVE ADN Radio (TIPGS) – San Jose (San José)
91.1 Add Radio Puntarenas to MY RADIO LISTEN LIVE Radio Puntarenas (TIAW)|rep – Volcán Irazú (Cartago) cumbia, merengue, salsa
91.5 Add Nueve Uno Cinco to MY RADIO LISTEN LIVE Nueve Uno Cinco (TICDL) – San Jose (San Jose) rock
91.9 Add Radio Zoom to MY RADIO LISTEN LIVE Radio Zoom – San Jose (San Jose)
92.3 Add Wao FM to MY RADIO Wao FM – San Jose (San José)
92.7 Add Columbia Estereo to MY RADIO Columbia Estereo (TICE) – San Jose (San José) romantica
93.1 Add Radio Fides to MY RADIO LISTEN LIVE Radio Fides (TIAC) – San Jose (San José) religious
93.5 Add Radio Monumental to MY RADIO LISTEN LIVE Radio Monumental (TIBAS) – San Jose (San José) news/talk/information
93.9 Add IQ Radio to MY RADIO LISTEN LIVE IQ Radio (TIOC) – Moravia [San Vicente] (San José) tropical
94.3 Add Radio Reloj to MY RADIO LISTEN LIVE Radio Reloj – San Jose (San José) noticias,baladas
94.7 Add Radio 94.7 to MY RADIO Radio 94.7 (TISI) – San Jose (San José) pop
95.1 Add Z FM to MY RADIO LISTEN LIVE Z FM (TIZOL) – San Jose (San José) pop
95.5 Add Radio 955 Jazz to MY RADIO LISTEN LIVE Radio 955 Jazz (TIRP) – San Jose (San José) smooth jazz
95.9 Add 959 to MY RADIO LISTEN LIVE 959 (TIFG) – Colon (San José) news
96.3 Add Radio Centro to MY RADIO LISTEN LIVE Radio Centro (TIGC) – Tibas [San Juan de Tibas] (Heredia) music variety
96.7 Add Radio Universidad to MY RADIO Radio Universidad (TIUCR) – San Jose (San José) college (Univ.-Costa Rica)
97.1 Add Faro del Caribe 97.1 to MY RADIO LISTEN LIVE Faro del Caribe 97.1 (TIFC) – San Jose (San José)
97.5 Add Radio Musical to MY RADIO Radio Musical (TIJJ) – Moravia [San Vicente] (San José) ac/romantica
97.9 Add 979 to MY RADIO LISTEN LIVE 979 (TIOS) – San Jose (San José) pop/rock
98.3 Add Radio Stereo Vision to MY RADIO Radio Stereo Vision (TIHT) – Colon (San José) religious-Christian
98.7 10kW Add Radio Columbia to MY RADIO LISTEN LIVE Radio Columbia (TILX) – San Jose (San Jose) music variety, news, sports
99.1 Add La Mejor 99.1 to MY RADIO LISTEN LIVE La Mejor 99.1 (TIAAC) – San Jose (San José) cumbia

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