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In alphabetical order
Above the Fog – Sundays 3 to 4 pm – Hosted by Dj Sutro
Ad Lib – Fridays 7 to 9 pm – two hours of non-commercial classical music, hosted by DJ Fari and Nicole Gagné
Assistance with Cole Odin – Thursdays San Francisco local musician, club DJ, promoter, and overall music head Cole Odin Berggren is proud to offer his “Assistance” from 6-9pm, on the 1st & 3rd Thursdays of each month. Musically, you could hear everything from Holy F*ck to Father John Misty… Kendrick Lamar to Cobblestone Jazz… Patsy Cline to Tool… Rebolledo to Sinead O’Connor, in a mixed/beat-matched DJ format. Basically, it’ll rawk, roll, bang, twang, bump and jump through all genres, without causing whiplash from the movement.
While his show is most certainly focused on music, in it you’ll also hear social commentary, historian accounts, political rants, and comedy, gloriously comedic comedy. On occasion, Cole will include guests, be they fellow DJs (local or from far away lands), bands performing live, political commentators, comedians, or personable personalities… Hell, there might even be a kids show at some point. If you like what you hear and want to go deeper, you can catch him DJing around SF at clubs like Monarch (1st Saturday nights- admission free!), Muka (3rd Saturdays and 4th Fridays w/ Mike Bee), and other venues. For his DJ mixes, go here: www.mixcloud.com/ownership If you’d like to check out Cole‘s own music (under the moniker of Ownership), go here: www.soundcloud.com/coleodin MUSIC SAVES… Cole Odin
Barn Dance, the – Tuesdays 6 pm to 7 pm – hosted by Rusty Blades, Wrong Side Of The Road Joe, The Hankster and Shelby Ash- 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 12.30 to 3 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
Cafe Corretto – Sundays 9 pm to 11 pm – Caffè Corretto is a laced coffee, giving you the sweet boost you want before starting a new week. Indie Folk and Alt Pop enthusiast, Punk Rock and Emocore musician, DJ Mino brings together his passion for the Bay Area music scene, mixed with music from Italy, his home country, to this weekly show. He aims to close the Sunday evening in San Francisco with a range of quiet melody and bring a louder beat that wakes his friends and family in Europe, bridging cultures and time zones. After DJing for years at “Radio Fragola”, the Italian community radio that took part in the mental health care revolution in Trieste, Mino still believes that there is nothing special about normality.
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
ChoochCast, Mondays 9 am to 12 pm ChoochCast will be chalked full of Bay Area and Community sports with quick wit and sharp opinions on the every changing sports and cultural landscape. No sports rock will go unturned, candid interviews, opinionated callers and enthusiastic conversations in tune with sports-themed music will accompany a free flowing, truth driven show that will challenge the senses and expand the mind. Let’s Play Ball SF!
Chop Chop Lollipop, Saturdays 10 am and Fridays 5:30 pm Hosted by the station’ youngest DJ – Dj Panda. This is a half hour show of alternative music. On Fridays the show from previous Saturday is rebroadcast.
Classical Cowboy, the – Saturdays 1 to 3 pm – 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
Don’t Fret – The guitar show – Saturdays 11 am to noon – one hour of instrumental guitar music of all styles. hosted by DJ Fari
Evening Music, Saturdays 8 to 9 pm hosted by Dj Stevil. Evening Music is a one-hour show that focuses on recent hip-hop, early rap and everything in between. There is usually some jazz, electronic music and rhythmic transitions mixed in for additional flavor.
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 11 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 10am to 12.30pm; featuring an eclectic mix of tunes from all corners of the world to help ease you into your Sundaze. Each week the Hangover Sessions also features live music guest(s) who join us for the 2nd half of the show to discuss their 8-track Cast Away Compilation and perform unplugged in the SFCR studio!
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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.
Mawkish Twaddle – Sundays from 7am to 10am. A freeform mingle-mangle of angular jangle and incessant hooks, with a heaping helping of new releases. Sunshine pop, art punk, indie everything, power pop, soul, twee, honky tonk, disco, occasional noise, and whatever strikes, from everywhere on the map and all time points in the microgroove era with Bob N.
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.
Mystery Radio, Thursdays 9 pm to 11 pm hosted by Dj Stevil. Mystery Radio is a program that re-airs old shows from the early days of radio. The first hour focuses on science fiction radio shows and the second hour consists of crime dramas.
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 10:30 am to 11 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.
Rock Band Land – Sundays 4 to 5 pm- RBL Radio features the rockers of rock band land and the original music they have made. Rock Band Land is a creative arts enrichment program for kids, located in San Francisco, based in the collaborative creation of original songs and stories. Each episode is hosted by a different group of rockers. All the music shared on RBL radio was written in Rock Band Land.
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
Supper Sessions – Every other Sunday from 5:00 to 7:30pm; Host DJ Janelle kicks off the first hour of each episode with a themed playlist for your Sunday Supper. The second half of the show features interviews with special guests from the Bay Area’s culinary & booze scene.
The Listening Tree – Saturdays 9 pm to midnight with Scott Armstrong
Named, Shel-Silverstein-style, in honor of the forests of the Pacific Northwest, The Listening Tree focuses on indie, alternative, jazz and soul, as well as new music within the SFCR library. Its host, Scott Armstrong, is a San Francisco native, and recent resident of Oregon and the United Kingdom.
The Tom and Tim Show: Mondays from 6 to 6:30 PM. Featuring Tom Ammiano and Tim Redmond.Tom & Tim provide an entertaining yet piercing look at current local and federal politics. Tom Ammiano is a longtime activist and politician in San Francisco having fought for LGBT rights with Harvey Milk and served on the San Francisco Board of Education, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and the California State Assembly. Tim Redmond is the founder of the local online news website “48 Hills.”
Toastin’ Jam – Wednesdays 3 to 5 pm – Passive Aggressive Eclectic Free New Music, hosted by Toast and.
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!