Best Of 2007

BEST RADIO STATION FOR A TRAFFIC JAM: WLCC 760 AM

If you’re flipping through the dials and come across a song that sounds like polka with Spanish lyrics, you’ve probably found WLCC 760 AM, the only Tampa Bay station that plays the wide-ranging genre known as conjunto. Heavy on accordions and a type of 12-string guitar popularized in Mexico (the bajo sexto), conjunto has a more snappy and boisterous feel than traditional German polka; pulsating rhythms are accentuated with the occasional whoop and holler. Quite simply, the music makes you want to hop around, throw your hands up and sing the five Spanish words you learned in high school. It’s a great way to help fight the soul drain of rush hour. laleytampa.com.