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The Kayak List began on October 8th, 2004.  A very small panel of musicologists put it together but there was one common belief, that the music we were featuring was better than what was currently in the new releases bin of our local record stores.  Back then there were a lot more record stores.  You would think that indies would've been more prevalent in filling the void but I'm not sure they have been.  In September of 2009, the site (IAC) started to drop many of its flagship features including the Kayak chart.  When IACmusic became IndieMusicPeople.com in May of 2015, we brought back the Kayak Big 25 - this time using station adds along with the musicologists to determine song placement.   There's no doubt that the new music by indies in this era is just as good and perhaps better than it was back then.  Either way, there's a great history to Kayak, it's probably the only institution of its kind that heralds the vast group of online indie artists.  If you add up all the great artists who have populated Kayak, you have an era of music that lives up to past greatness.


The Affiliates - (stations carrying I.M.P. artists - scroll down)


WDCR Dartmouth College Radio Saturday night 9 PM

Radio DePaul (Chicago) (voted best college station in US)


WRKE-100.3 FM  Roanoke College

New Vision FM

WXMW 89.3 - Sycamore
WXML 90.1 – Upper Sandusky
WXMF 91.9 - Marion
W248BT 97.5 – Findlay
W270CT 101.9 - Fostoria


KUCI 88.9 fm  University of California, Irvine

Evolution 107.9  BC Institute of Technology

KLCZ 88.9 FM Lewis-Clark State College


OWL Radio (Florida Atlantic U.)

University of Heidelberg WHEI FM 88.9

University of Findlay WLFC 88.3 (Fridays at Noon EST)


Webster University Radio   (Wed 11AM-1PM - Central Time)


Salisbury University WXSU 96.3


KRIM 96.3FM- Payson Arizona

BN4IA Radio - Las Vegas

WKKC - Pirate Radio of the Treasure Coast

KRRM 94.7 FM Grant's Pass Oregon

Atlanta Power Radio

Always Country

CJIM Montreal

K-Rock Europe

King FM (Germany)   (Monday 12-2 AM German time)

RadioVertigoOne (Italy)


radio rueda - argentina  Mondays and Fridays 6 PM Argentina time

African Crest Radio   9 PM  CAT

Radio Rock Costa Rica  10 PM Thursday


Headbangers FM - the Netherlands

Cultura Station in Brazil

Swiss Radio

neocanta.com - fridays at 8 PM ET

Party Vibe Radio
radio arcadia  THURSDAYS 0200 TO 0400 EST
radio relaxo   Saturdays 1900 to 2100 EST
The Metal Authority
8BitX Radio