A User's Guide to the Best of Web Radio

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Ben Stiller in "Zoolander."

Billboard took a close look at the state of web radio and its major players and interviewed Beats 1 ringleader Zane Lowe at length in this week's issue -- below, our top picks for your digital listening pleasure.

 

Best Show to Hear Actor Chris Pratt Rap Eminem's "Forgot About Dre" Verse
The Whoolywood Shuffle, weekends from noon to 6PM on Eminem's Shade 45 SiriusXM channel.

Best Mix of New and Classic EDM Tracks
All Gone With Pete Tong, which the veteran DJ hosts Mon-Fri from 7-9PM on iHeartRadio's Evolution channel.

The Destination for Garage-Rock Nerds
Teenage Wasteland, Sundays from 3-5PM on freeform indie WFMU. Bill Kelly, who has hosted the show for more than 10 years, plays the choicest DIY rock'n'roll.

Best Place to Hear The Weeknd and The Libertines
DJ Annie Mac's Mon-Thu. show on BBC Radio 1.

Most Masterful Mix of Rock, Opera and World Music
David Johansen's Mansion of Fun, Sundays from 12-3PM on SiriusXM's The Loft.

Best Show to Hear Bala Rodriguez's "Caliente"
KEXP Seattle's El Sonido, whose host DJ Chilly spins Latin alternative Thursdays from 3-6PM.

Best Place to Hear Thundercat Dissect "Them Changes"
Acts describe how signature songs came together on Song Exploder with host Hrishikesh Hirway.


This article first appeared in the Aug. 22 issue of Billboard.