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In alphabetical order
Ad Lib – Fridays 7 to 9 pm – two hours of non-commercial classical music, hosted by DJ fari
Barn Dance, the – Tuesdays 7 pm tp 8 pm – hosted by Joe Corio, the Creep, Henry Wimmer and The 6th Degree- The 4 Barndance hosts are ethnomusicologists who spotlight the historical interrelation of American roots music: authentic country & western, folk, folk-blues, western swing, bluegrass, field hollers, mountain music, rockabilly & various rural recordings to bring the listener a greater understanding of these uniquely American art forms. In addition to thoughtful selection of seminal examples of these genres, the Barndance educates the audience about historical significance, narrative deconstruction, root influences & specific artist participation in the context of learning about the music & how it impacts other musicians & the culture at large.
Uncle Hank, Big Creepy Hoss, Six-shootin’ Shelby & Li’l Joe keep the steers in line, while horsin’ around the back 40, bringing smiles to the pretty ladies, kindly kin-folk, thinning the herd, herding the thin, saddlin’ up the Palomino, closin’ up the barn door before ridin’ out on the range into the sunset. Vittles are on the fire & the sarsaparilla not-nearly as cold as the beer, nor as effective as the Whiskey! Let’s rope up some good times, prairie dawgs!
Bem Brasil – Sundays 3 to 5 pm – With DJ Will
When not performing or teaching, veteran bay area musician/journalist Will Crawford hosts Bem Brasil Radio, a multicultural and multilingual show featuring music from Brazil, where Will lived for over 20 years. Bem Brasil’s selections range from the obvious to the obscure and include artists from all styles and periods, with special attention given to music that is virtually unknown to the general public outside of Brazil. Join Will and his featured guests as they talk and make music live in the studio. Sundays. 3-5 PM at SFCR.
Bishop Tom Show – Saturdays from 4 to 430 pm – Personal growth and development specialist Dr. Tom Polcari brings aboard topics that are too hot to handle by other stations. Regular listeners weekly come from every age, sex, and ethnic background. The music will consistently surprise and delight
Blue Lew, the – Every other Mondays 3 to 6 pm
Brother Bruno, Every Monday from 12 to 3 pm
Carolyn – Tuesdays noon to 3pm – If anyone personifies the word ‘maven’ it’s DJ Carolyn. Her impeccable taste in punk, garage and rock has influenced Bay Area listeners for over two decades. A listener passionately sent in, ‘she has always been the only DJ that matters. She finds music nobody else does, and it rocks!’ Her dedication to the local scene goes beyond spinning the latest indie disc or old-school classic, to outright mentorship of fledgling talent. Catch her weekly show… and you’ll find out why, when it comes to Bay Area rock, you’ve been served.” -From SF Bay Guardian who awarded Carolyn as 2006’s and 2008’s Best DJ: Terrestrial Radio
Classical Cowboy, the – Saturdays noon to 1pm – This Program features Classical Music of all Eras from the Baroque through the 20th and 21 Centuries. Selections are presented in their historical and social contexts. Comments may be made regarding the composer’s stylistic development as it pertains to the selection. Common theoretical concepts are mentioned as they relate to form (Fugue, Variation form, etc.), and Tonality (Major and Minor Tonality, Atonality, etc.) Occasional comments may be made about performance style. Multi-movement selections are played in their entirety. Performance groups ranging from large (full Symphony Orchestra) to small (Chamber Ensembles and solo Piano) are played on every program. Hosted by Jim Levine.
Creeping Death –Thursdays from 2 to 3 pm. Hosted by the Creep – Creeping Death is a one hour Heavy Metal radio show hosted by The Creep that explores all genres of Heavy Metal from around the globe, with an emphasis on local Metal and new releases. Hailed as “one of the heaviest shows in the Bay Area”, Creeping Death is a guide to the world of Heavy Metal for all listeners, new to the genre and old headbangers alike.
Creep Show, the – Hosted by the Creep on every other Thursday from 3p to 6p
Disability and Senior News – Hosted by Maggie Dee on Sundays from 1230p to 1p
Don’t Fret – The guitar show – Saturdays 11 am to noon – one hour of instrumental guitar music of all styles. hosted by DJ Fari
Folk Law – Mondays from 630p to 7p – Folk Law focuses on law and policy topics that affect the everyday people in our communities. The prevailing view is that there are essentially two societies functioning side by side – one for those who can afford legal and political representation, and one for those who cannot. This program seeks to bridge that divide. Folk Law does not give legal advice – but it does provide much needed insight and information concerning a myriad of civic and legal issues important to our listeners. Hosted by Dan Everett
Francofun – Saturdays 10 am- French songs and cultural francophone news of the Bay area. Special report from Bordeaux the third Saturday of the month by Dominique Ollivier. blog: francofun.wordpress.com. Hosted by DJ Fari
Freefall – on Tuesdays from 8p to 10p. David Bassin hosts an eclectic two-hour mix of future jazz, R&B, global grooves & abstract beats that has received international acclaim since its debut in 2000. Weekly rebroadcasts are available on Space Invader Radio (UK), FutureJazz (Germany), RadioPellenera.com (Italy), an iTunes podcast and others. More details at www.freefallradio.com.
Hangover Sessions – Sundays 10 to Noon; featuring an eclectic mix of tunes from all corners of the world to help ease you into your Sun-daze. Each week the Hangover Sessions also features live music guest(s), join us in the 2nd hour of the show to discuss their 8-track Cast Away Compilation and perform unplugged in the SFCR studio!
Horizontal Listening Preferred.
Henry’s Open Mind – Wednesdays from 12p to 3p –a free-flowing exploration of sounds familiar & foreign, a journey from ABBA to Zappa. A 3-hour tour of merriment & groove, from funk to punk. Roots, rock, reggae. Bluenotes & anecdotes. Whatever’s clever & catches Henry‘s ears. Airs on
Kraut Out Loud – Thursdays from 1 pm to 2 pm. Kraut Out Loud focuses on music that was produced and released in Germany in between 1920 and today. During every show DJ Meta highlights a different artist, a genre, a decade or a year in music.
Liquid Konspiracy – Sundays from 1p to 3p– Hosted by Emerald Koolant and Phoenix Catsinger on – Keeps the community updated on politics both locally and globally, as well as planetary metaphysics, indigenous issues and everything in between. A weekly yarn which also features local underground bands and artists, cultural events, poetry, sound-collage mash-ups and live interviews of all kinds. On the air since 1999.
The Lisa Wentz show airs 11am -12pm first Monday of the month
bringing you a live and direct monthly analysis of all aspects of verbal communication. Each show embraces a different topic. Topics range from political rhetoric, interpersonal skills, how to speak to get what you want, listening to understand, overcoming stage fright and more…The aim of this show is to help audiences become better communicators by examining speaking and listening skills they can apply to personal and professional situations. Hosted by renowned public speaking coach Lisa Wentz.
Movie Magazine – Fridays from 9 pm to 9:30 pm. Movie Magazine International provides an entertaining and informative look at the Bay area film scene. It offers in-depth reviews of new features, reports on older re-discovered treasures, & interviews with the men & women behind the cameras. (www.shoestring.org) Producers Monica Sullivan is the author of “Videohound’s Independent Film Guide”, First and Second Editions. Movie Magazine International covers overlooked and under-appreciated film gems from the late 19th century to the early 21st century. Our roving reporters provide in-depth coverage of international film festivals. We also feature interviews with film pioneers and independent filmmakers to give our listeners a broad education in film history. Also produced by Steve Rubenstein.
Off The Hook – Tuesdays 3p to 6p – Off the Hook presents a delectable smorgasbord of musical offerings from the dawn of recording to the present day. Ranging from playful pop to daunting musical obscurities, ethnic flights to local lights, Off the Hook aims to tickle your ear-bone with scintillating sounds and the opinionated expertise of host Gage Kenady. Off The Hook: the show that shows.
Oh Grow Up! – Saturdays 9:30 am to 10 am – DJ Flying Japan, SFCR’s youngest DJ will spin some of his favorite rock, alternative rock, hip hop, rap and international songs. Some of his new discoveries, may be one of your old favorite songs.
Orgasmatrain – Fridays from 12p to 3p – Hosted by Shekky – Shekky seeks to help return your mind to its baby state…the orgasmatrain is a three hour show that features offbeat and obscure music both new and old interspersed with dj shekky’s vitriolic social commentary.
Shoestring Radio Theater – Fridays from 9:30 pm to 10 pm. Shoestring Radio Theatre was founded in 1988 by its producer, San Francisco writer Monica Sullivan. The independent company specializes in producing original works by gifted contemporary artists as well as new adaptations of traditional favorites (www.shoestring.org). In 1998, Monica Sullivan and Shoestring Radio Theatre received a Certificate of Merit for Radio Drama Production from the National Federation Of Community Broadcasters Golden Reel Awards. One of the most rewarding discoveries about Shoestring Radio Theatre is how many fine writers there are all over the world. Through radio dramas, we can learn so much about the people of other cultures such as Ireland, England, Romania, Canada and New Zealand. (Nothing from outer space yet, except in the minds of talented earthlings!).
Sleeves on Hearts – Fridays, 10am to 12pm Connecting the dots on the musical map, Celia Cruz to Julee Cruise, Slowdive to Sylvester, Black Flag to Black Uhuru – Hosted by Irwin
The Listening Tree – Saturdays 9 pm to midnight with Scott Armstrong
As a tribute to his torrid affair with both music and the Pacific Northwest, Scott Armstrong is proud to present The Listening Tree each Saturday evening on SFCR. The program normally originates from Portland, where in 2014 Armstrong became yet another spurned California transplant.
The final quarter of The Listening Tree’s first hour features the “Stuff Even My Dad Would Like” segment, when Armstrong plays cuts more attuned to the tastes of his jazz-mad father. The third hour always has a special theme, such as “K Billy’s Super Sounds of the Seventies” or “In The Year 2000.” Listeners can expect an eclectic mix during the rest of the show, as well as the host’s thoughts on the live concerts he has recently attended.
Among Bay Area sports fans, Armstrong is probably best known for his color-commentary role on telecasts of Minor League Baseball for Comcast Hometown Network, covering the San Jose Giants and Fresno Grizzlies. Armstrong co-hosted the nationally-syndicated “Sports Overnight America” on KTRB-AM during that station’s run as the Oakland Athletics’ radio flagship, and spent six years on the play-by-play call for the powerhouse De La Salle High School football program. He received a 2012 SF Weekly “Best Of SF” award for his hosting work in the local bar-trivia scene.
Toast – Mondays 7 pm – Passive Aggressive Eclectic Free New Music, hosted by Toast and.
Transmusic Airwaves – Fridays, 6 am to 9 am, hosted by Paul Ciminero – “Unconventional Free Form Radio” – A journey beyond the boundaries of conventional radio, each week Transmusic Aiwaves will explore various styles of music (electronica, jazz, rock,, progressive, alternative, old fashioned, folk, blues, classical, modern, ect.) and mix them seamlessly with spoken word, comedy, and TV and movie dialogue. This show has its own podcast page too: http://transmusicairwaves.podomatic.com
Turkish Cultural Program – Saturdays from 6p to 8p – A program in English about music and culture of Turks, with a summary of newsworthy developments . Hosted by Ahmet Toprak and Fuad Tokad
Turning on with DJ Tightcut – Mondays 9pm to 12 am
360 Sound show – Wednesdays, midnight to 4 am Hosted by Singing Bicycle –The 360 Sound Show airs every Weds. from midnight until four and includes many types of music from artists of many shades of notoriety and obscurity with plenty of new releases to begin most shows.
Swamphell – Sunday 1 to 2 am. This is a one hour heavy metal show consisting of many different types of metal from all over the world. The focus is to shed light on the many great foreign bands on the metal scene, as DJ Swamplord is not afraid to play metal that’s in a different language! Plenty of American bands get aired too! This is all about the great metal that exists from all areas of the world, and most of this goes so far under the radar! The many different subgenres that get played are thrash metal, doom metal, traditional heavy metal, power metal, New Wave of British Heavy Metal, speed metal, progressive metal, death metal, black metal, pagan metal, gothic metal, and even a little bit of folk metal! Support DJ Swamplord, a college student who finds the most obscure bands from around the planet!