UPCOMING RADIO SHOWS
"Bluegrass Signal" on KALW
The program is broadcast on Saturdays, 6:30 - 8:00 pm on www.KALW.org (91.7 FM in Bay Area).
It is then archived for one week here (http://www.KALW.org/local-music-player) - select 'Bluegrass Signal'
June 24: 500 Spring Street
Bluegrass songs of incarceration.
Host: Todd Gracyk
July 1: Ryan Picks ‘Em & Plays ‘Em
Windy Hill’s Ryan Breen is back with another collection of traditional bluegrass that’s caught his ear.
July 8: Across the Tracks
New releases & reissues; host: PT
July 15: On Air Folk Festival
Great Bay Area acoustic music, performed live in the KALW studios from 3-8 pm, with the Bearcat Stringband Duo plus a GOF band appearing between 6:30 & 8 pm.
July 22 & 29: Never The Same Way Once
Bear’s recordings of Doc & Merle Watson live at the Boarding House in May, 1974; host: PT
Aug. 5: Leah Picks ‘Em & Plays ‘Em
Host: Leah Wollenberg
Aug. 12: Feast Here Tonight
A bluegrass and old time celebration of the fruits and vegetables that are so bountiful these days; host: PT
Aug. 19 & 26: It Was 60 Years Ago Today
45/78 and LP releases in 1957, plus highlights from a newly-discovered Stanley Brothers show in May of that year; host: PT
Sept 2: Bill Picks ‘Em & Plays ‘Em
Banjoman Bill Evans returns with a collection of some of his favorite 5-string slingers.
Sept 9: KALW Fall Membership Campaign Special
With music from the excellent thank-you gifts. Your support is much appreciated!
Sept 16: Musical previews of the Berkeley Old Time Music Convention
Host: Allegra Thompson
Sept 23: What else is goin’ on?
Musical previews of other Bay Area bluegrass and old time this fall; host: PT
Sept 30: Live On Arrival
Wendy Burch Steel & Redwood live in the KALW studios
"Bluegrass Signal" on Bluegrass Country
The program is webcast via http://www.bluegrasscountry.org on Fridays at 3 pm; rebroadcast Mon. at 7 pm, plus Tue. and Wed. at 9 am. (All times Pacific) Now a service of the Bluegrass Country Foundation
June 23-29: Drink Up & Pay Yer Taxes
Host Leah Wollenberg is back with music appropriate for the original broadcast on April 15th. Themes of drinking and money are not uncommon in bluegrass and old time music!
June 30 – July 6: Happy Birthday, Pat Enright!
A salute to the fabulous singer, with samples of his music with the Phantoms Of the Opry (live in 1973!), Dreadful Snakes, Tasty Licks, Soggy Bottom Boys, and, of course, the Nashville Bluegrass Band. Host: PT
July 7-13: Gearing Up For Grass Valley (and Pride)
An interview with Bluegrass Pride Committee re Jim Letchworth about the CBA’d float in the SF Pride Parade, along with some relevant music. Plus: musical previews of the CBA’s 2017 Father’s Day Bluegrass Festival. Host: PT
July 14-20: Across the Tracks
New releases and reissues. Host: PT
June 21-27: Double Your Pleasure
First: host Allegra Thompson presents some acquatic-themed bluegrass and old time;
then: Peter Thompson hosts the Crooked Jades live in the KALW studio.