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Gavin Americana Charts
A chart that reflects, more or less, the popularity of the kind of music featured on this page. While you're on the Gavin page, compare the Americana Charts with the Country Top 20 [Click "Current Issue" to get this week's charts].

Old Time Radio Newsletter
Dedicated to presenting, promoting, and preserving the radio broadcast of music drawing primarily on the traditions of the Southern Appalachians. Sponsored by the Old Time Music Group, which also publishes The Old Time Herald

Folk DJ
Profiles of DJs hosting folk and bluegrass shows. Search on the word "country" or "bluegrass."

Jeremy Butler's Folk Radio List
Jeremy, Host of "All Things Acoustic" on Alabama Public Radio station WUAL/WQPR/APR, has been keeping this list for years now. Search on "country" or "bluegrass" for shows with a more specific slant.


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P O Box 461, Orange, VA 22960
Business Phone: 540 672-4090 - Fax 520 752-3264
Station E-Mail:
Station Website:
TwangCast, (24 X 7 X 365)

Host: Mike Hays, (
Country Classics from Spade Cooley and Hank Williams to the latest "new traditionalists like Dale Watson and Heather Myles, alt (whatever that is) country, bluegrass and more! The widest every kind of country but HNC variety on the net.
Uses Microsoft Media Player, free download from site if needed. Requests welcome via e-mail.



AIR-FM, 100.7 Nepean Riverlands, NSW, Australia
Business Phone: 02 98314318 - Fax 02 98314318

Annie Zee's Bluegrass, (Wednesdays, 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.)
Host: Annie Zee, (

Bluegrass with a little spice; Cajun, gospel, Irish, country.




KBBI Community radio
KBBI, 3913 Kachemak Waym Homer, AK 99603
Phone: (907) 235-7721
Fax: (907) 235-2357
Station E-Mail:

"Homer's musical tastes are as varied as the people. Jazz, Blues, Classical, Folk, Rock, Reggae, New Age, Country, and more, all have their fans in Homer; they all have their place on KBBI's airwaves."



KCSN, 88.5 FM
18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330-8312
Business Phone: (818) 677-3090

"Down Home," Saturdays 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Host: Chuck Taggart,

Weekly radio program of roots and traditional music of the Americas (and beyond).

KFJC 89.7 FM -- Foothill College Radio
12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
Phone: (415) 949-7260
Fax: (415) 948-1085

"Out Behind The Barn," Tuesdays 10 AM until 2 PM.
Hosted by Peggy O, the show features Bluegrass, Gospel, and Fiddlin' around.

The KFJC site is an excellent resource for country and roots music. The page includes The KFJC Edge of Obscurity Database, where you can search or browse reviews by KFJC DJs and others. The reviews include links to other pages and invite you to add your own comments.

KPFA 94.1 FM and KPFB 89.3 FM
1929 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Berkeley CA 94704
Phone: (510) 848-6767
Fax: (510) 848-3812
Station e-mail:
"America's Back 40, Sundays 1 - 3 p.m. Host Mary Tilson plays roots-based American music.

"Pig In A Pen/Panhandle Country," Sundays 3 - 5 p.m. Hosts: Tom Diamant or Ray Edlund. Country music, bluegrass, western swing, cajun, honky-tonk, old-timey and country jazz.

"The Bonnie Simmons Show,"
Thursdays 8 - 9:30 p.m. Hosted by Bonnie Simmons. Rock, country and folk music.

KPIG 107.5 AM, Freedom, California
1110 Main Street, #16, Watsonville, CA 95076
E-mail: KPIG,

The heir to the late, great KFAT, this is free-form country/roots programming at its best. Lots of "PorkLinks" here too.



KGNU 88.5 FM in Boulder, 99.9 FM in Fort Collins, and 93.7 FM in Ward and Nederland Colorado.
KGNU-FM, P. O. Box 885, Boulder, CO 80306-0885
Office Number: (303) 449-4885
Toll Free Number: (800) 737-3030 (For more information about any of KGNU's programming or to talk to the staff.)

"Old Grass Gnu Grass", Saturday 9 a.m. - 12:00 noon The oldest! The GNUest! The hippest and most diverse Bluegrass crew in the U.S. Joan Wernick, Fergus, Jack Rummell, Robin Claire, Buck Buckner, Danny Elmore and Jim Haines.

"Honky Tonk Heroes," Saturday 6 - 9 a.m. Hosted by a variety of Heroes and Heroines allowing you to swing out of bed, waltz to your coffee and yodel out on the porch to some of the best new and classic western and country music in the land.



WPKN 89.5 FM
244 University Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604
Phone: (203) 331-9756
DJ e-mail: Tom Frouge,

"The StrangeLand," Mondays 10 p.m. to Midnight Host Tom Frouge plays outlaw country, honky-tonk, farm-punk, bluegrass, Native American, Cajun, Tex-Mex, western swing, roots rock,, old-time, new grass -- you get the idea. Plus artist in-studio performances, interviews and the StrangeLand Chipkickers Concert Round-Up.



WVUD 91.3 FM
Perkins Student Center, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716.
Phone: (302) 831-2701
Host e-mail: John Lupton,

"Rural Free Delivery," Saturdays Noon - 2 p.m.
Hosted by John Lupton, who plays "just about anything that falls under the heading of country music," including bluegrass, old time, early country, classic honky tonk, neo-traditionalists, western swing, and cajun. The show is in its tenth year!



WNUR 89.3 FM
1905 Sheridan RD, Evanston Il, 60208-2660
Station phone: 708/491-7101
Music directors: 708/491-7102
Station e-mail:
Program director e-mail:

Program Website:
"Southbound Train." Hosts Keith Cook ( and Jason Harsin ( play non-homogenized country.



WBRS 100.1
Brandeis University, 415 South Street, Waltham, MA 02254-9110
Attn.: Ofer Inbar
Music office: (617) 736-4785
Station e-mail:

Show website:

"Southern Rail," Fridays and Saturdays 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Host: Ofer Inbar. Contemporary and traditional bluegrass, country, old-time, and acoustic music.

WCUW 91.3
WCUW Radio, 910 Main St., Worcester, MA 01610
Station e-mail:
Business phone: 508-753-1012

"New Traditions," weekday mornings 6:00 - 9:00 a.m. There's a different host each day; the twangiest show is on Friday, hosted by Rob Silverberg ( It's hillbilly music with R&B, gospel, blues, rock, folk, western swing, rockabilly and honky-tonk thrown in just for fun.

"The Country Jukebox," Friday 9:00 a.m - Noon Joe, Rick and Emil present the Nashville sounds as well as hot bluegrass pickin' and shoutin'.

WHRB 95.3 FM
Harvard University, 389 Harvard Street, Cambridge, MA 02138-3900
Attn.: "Hillbilly at Harvard"
Music director: 617/496-4936
Station e-mail:

"Hillbilly at Harvard," Saturday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Hosted by Cousin Linn, it mixes old-style country (Tubb, Frizzell, with newfangled stuff (Lovett, Welch), and bluegrass, including music on small labels and unsigned bands. "Hillbilly at Harvard" is one of radio's longest-running shows.

WICN 90.5 FM
6 Chatham St., Worcester, MA 01609
Phone: (508) 752-0700 / Fax: (508) 752-7518
Station newsletter info:

Show website:
Host e-mail:

"Bluegrass Junction," Saturday afternoon from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Host: Tom Banyai. The best of
traditional & contemporary Bluegrass Music.

WMBR 88.1 F.M.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 3 Ames Street, Cambridge, MA 02142
Office phone: (617) 253-4000
Music director: (617) 253-7777
E-mail: (for all announcements about CD's and records, bands or artists) (general)

"Debbie Does Dallas," Wednesdays, 6:00 - 8:00 a.m. Deb Rich
Alternative and traditional country/western, cajun and blue grass, with just a dash of contemporary added to the mix. It's all here - just waitin' for y'all!

"Troubadour," Wednesdays 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Bruce Sylvester
Contemporary and traditional folk, blues, bluegrass, British and Irish, Cajun, Zydeco. Vintage 50s, country and R& B. Comedy and social commentary. Roots music without bounds or barriers.

"Lost Highway," Saturdays 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. Doug Gesler
A musical gumbo stew. A taste of the sounds from Kentucky and Nashville spiced with a bit of Louisiana and a huge helping of Texas. Oh yeah, and a touch of Hawaiian, too.

"Backwoods," Saturdays 10am-Noon, John Funke
The best in vintage rock 'n' roll, country and western, and rhythm & blues. More songs about cadillacs and chickens.

(In Testing)
WZBC 90.3 FM
Boston College, McElroy Commons 107, Chestnut Hill, MA 02167
General Information: (617) 552-3511
Music Director: (617) 552-4685
Promotions Director: (617) 552-4684
Fax Number: (617) 552-1783

"Sunday Morning Country," Sundays 10 a.m - 2 p.m. Host: George Haauenstein
Features the best in country and bluegrass music. The best of the new releases as well as a mix of the music that has been out for a while. It's music you're not likely to hear many other places. It's one of the longest running country radio programs in the Boston area, celebrating its 20th Anniversary in July of this year.



WCBN 88.3 FM
530 Student Activities Building, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1285
Fax: (313) 747 3885
Music Director (Chad Williams): (313) 763-3501,

"The Down Home Show," Saturdays 1:00 - 3:00 pm.

A block of four rotating shows & hosts. Honky Tonk or Honky Skronk, Bluegrass or Old-Timey, Rockabilly or Western Swing, Hard-Core Troubadors or rip-roaring barn-burners, and even the hats and the lap dancers... you'll find a little bit of everything here. Basically, if it's good, then we'll play it!

Show website:

The Funky Farmer, Chad Williams (
Tex's Tavern, James Manheim (
The Two O'Clock Cowboy, Dan Moray (
The School of Stanlzer, Jeff Stanzler

"Bill Monroe For Breakfast," Saturday 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Chad Williams.
All-bluegrass hour.



KDHX - 88.1 FM
3504 Magnolia, St. Louis, MO
Business phone: (314) 664-3955
Station e-mail:
Music Director: Tony Renner,

A St. Louis community radio station, KDHX airs a variety of country shows:

"Country Function & Bluegrass Junction," Tuesday 9:00 a.m. - Noon Hosted by Gene Roberts & Larry Allen

"Musique des Bayous," Tuesday 4 - 6:30 p.m. Hosted by Al Boudreaux. Cajun, Zydeco and all that's great from South Louisiana.

"Songwriters Showcase," Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - Noon. Hosted by Larry Weir and Ed Becker. Folk and progressive Country.

"Down Yonder," Saturday, 10 a.m. - Noon. Hosted by Keith Dudding and Dusty Durst. Bluegrass old and new.

"Mid-Day Jamboree," Saturday, Noon - 2:00 p.m. Hosted by Fred Gumaer. Classic Country & Western.

"Bluegrass Breakdown," Sunday 9:00 a.m. - Noon. Hosted by Walter and Willa Volz. Straight ahead Bluegrass - no Astroturf.

"St. Louis Brain Sandwich," Sunday 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Hosted by Jim Findlay, Jay Schober, & Mike Madonnna. Country & Folk music spiced with rare humor and off-the-wall features.


New York

Campus Center 316, 1400 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12222
Business Phone: (518) 442-5158
Station E-Mail:

Alternative Country, (Tuesday 9 a.m. - 12 noon)
Host: Rootsy Cosmopolitan, (
A mix of the usual suspects that make up alt-country: country-rock, western-swing, truckin' songs, bluegrass, country-folk, the Bakersfield Sound stuff, plus anything else I like (hey, it's college radio. I feature an artist/band, genre, or theme every week on the show.



KBOO FM 90.7
Portland 92.7 Columbia Gorge 100.7 Corvallis/Albany
20 SE 8th Ave. Portland, Oregon 97214
Phone (503) 231-8032 / Fax (503) 231-7145

"Hillbilly Hunh," Monday Noon - 1:00 p.m. Don E. Kerr

"Movin' On," Friday 11:00 am-12:30 p.m. Various

"Swing & Country," Saturday 6:00-9:00 a.m. Bruce Merrick, Sam Doney, John Andrews, Frederic Schroers
Live Country & Bluegrass
John Andrews website, The 9th Street Exit:

"Music from the True Vine," Saturday 9:00 am to Noon. Host: Gretchen Amann


WESS 90.3 FM
English Department, East Stroudsburg University, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301-2999
Business Phone: (717) 424-3512.

"Roots & Wings," Monday Noon - 4:00 p.m. John McLaughlin. Folk, bluegrass and country music on independent labels only! He's also looking for self-produced music. Send Attn: John McLaughlin.



KEOS 89.1 FM
P.O. Box 78, College Station, TX 77841
Business phone: 779-KEOS

"Hickory Wind," Monday 7 - 9 p.m. Hosted by Gary Varner. Features "music from the "urban folk" genre along with some related country and rock which are primarily acoustic and which get little airplay on commerical stations."

"High Lonesome"
Tuesday 7 - 9 p.m. Hosted by John Roths. Bluegrass

  KGRI-FM 99.9
Box 1400, Henderson, Texas 75653-1400
Phone (903) 657-4528
Or contact Dave Rousseau, 6583 CR365E, Henderson, Texas 75652.

"The Texas Music Festival," Sundays 5:00 - 8:30 a.m. Dave Rousseau has been bringing traditional country music to Henderson, Texas, and the nearby towns of Tyler, Kilgore, and Longview for the past 10-and-a-half years. The show is heavily bluegrass (about a quarter bluegrass gospel). "A little western swing. A little old-time. Not much folk. Very little newgrass. It leans toward traditional. Stan-dards on each program include at least one each by Monroe/ Flatt &-or Scruggs/ Stanley, along with at least one by a regional band -- plus a feature I call Kids' Grass, meaning directed toward kids, sometimes performed by kids (such as Chris Thile or Josh Williams)." He will play casettes, though reluctantly.


PO Box 2116, Austin TX 78768-2116
Business Phone: 512-472-1369 - Fax
Station E-Mail:
Station Website:

New American Roots Music, (Friday 9-10AM)
Host: Jim Caligiuri, (
The New American Roots Music Show is heard Fridays from 9 to 10 AM on KOOP, Austin, Texas 91.7FM. It focuses on new releases and recent re-issues in country, bluegrass, folk, blues, cajun, zydeco and whatever else fits.

KUT 90.5 FM
KUT Radio
Communications Building B, University of Texas, Austin, Texas 78712
Business Phone: (512) 471-1631
Fax: (512) 471-3700

"Folkways," Saturdays 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Hosts: Sue Fawver, Dan Foster and Ed Miller. Dan Foster writes: "It's been my good fortune to host a program here in Austin on KUT 90.5 FM since 1981." Called "Folkways" longer than anybody can remember, the 6-hour show can range a bit. "My partner plays a good bit of 'folk-singer' type stuff," Dan says, "But when I'm on, the fare is flavored more to old-time music - in the Texas sense." We play CDs, DAT, LPs, Cassettes, 45s, 78s, even had a guy bring down a cylinder player once.

"Texas Radio," Sunday: 9:00 p.m. - Midnight. Host: Larry Monroe.
An anthology of traditional and contemporary Texas music and musicians. You can find out more about Larry and his radio programs on his home page at



KRCL 91 and 90.9 FM in Salt Lake City, 89.7 FM in Moab, 96.5 FM in Park City.
KRCL 91FM, Listeners Community Radio, 230 South 500 West, Suite 105, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Phone: (801) 363-2801 - Fax: (801) 533-9316
Station E-mail:

"Monday Breakfast Jam," Monday 6:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Host: Doug Young, aka The Iceman,
Host website:
Eclectic mix to include insurgent country, contemporary singer songwriter, folk, and rock. Playlists are stored at the web site for even more exact idea of whats played.
Promo material should probably be sent directly to him at 3855 Nordin Ave., Ogden, UT 84403

"Bluegrass Express," Sundays 2:00 p.m. Hosted by "The Old Man" (John Derry), Bob and Rex Flinner. "The best in bluegrass."

"Fret 'N' Fiddle," Sundays, 5:00 p.m. Hosted by Lewis Downey or Mike Evans, who play music "from the campfires of the 1840's to the honky tonks of the 1940's." Mark Cantor plays "British Isle sounds.

"Friday Breakfast Jam," Fridays, 6 a.m. Hosted by Gary Timm. Acoustic, folk, and bluegrass tunes stirred

"Sagebrush Serenade," Sundays, 10 a.m. Hosted alternately by Phil Lanouette and Rick Stayner. Folk and rock with a country flavor.

"Saturday Breakfast Jam," Saturdays, 8 a.m. Hosted by Jo Wilson. Acoustic, folk, and bluegrass tunes.


KCMU 90.3 FM
University of Washington, Box 353755, Seattle, WA 98195-3755
Office Phone: (206) 543-5541
Fax: 206-543-2720
Station e-mail:
Program Director: Don Yates,

Check the Americana 40 playlists at "The Americana 40 is comprised of alternative country, rockabilly, classic country reissues, and
other roots music that you would never hear on mainstream country radio. The Americana 40 is a
regular part of KCMU's daily Variety Mix programming. To hear shows that focus on a facet of the
Americana sound, tune into The Roadhouse, Swingin' Doors, and Shake the Shack."

"The Roadhouse," Wednesday 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Host: Don Slack

"Swinging Doors," Thursday 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Host: Don Slack

"Shake The Shack," Friday 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Host: Leon Berman

Washington, DC

Brandywine Building, The American University, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20016-8082
Phone: (202) 885-1200
Station e-mail:

WAMU has a solid reputation for bluegrass, country, jazz, and roots music shows. The station also sponsors the annual "Pickin' in the Glen" bluegrass event at Glen Echo Park in Maryland, which brings together young and old for an afternoon of music and picnicking. For a history of 31 years of bluegrass on WAMU, go to

Shows include:
"Bluegrass Overnight," Sundays, Midnight - 7:00 a.m. Hosted by Les McIntyre, Al Steiner and Gary Henderson. Venerable bluegrass show, which features live interviews.

"Stained Glass Bluegrass," Sunday, 6:00 - 10:00 a.m. Host: Red Shipley.

"The Dick Spottswood Show," Sunday, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

"The Eddie Stubbs Show," Sunday Noon - 3:00 p.m. Highly recommended country and honky-tonk show. Stubbs is also the MC for the Grand Ole Opry.

"Bluegrass Country," Monday-Friday 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. Traditional bluegrass music with Ray Davis and

Jerry Gray

"Saturday Bluegrass" with Ray Davis, Saturday Noon - 3:00 p.m.


WORT 89.9 FM
118 South Bedford Street, Madison, WI 53703
Business Phone: (608) 256-2001

"Back to the Country," Wednesdays 9:00 a.m. - Noon. Host: Bill Malone -- country historian and author of several books on country music, including the classic Country Music, USA.

"Mud Acres," Fridays 9:00 a.m. - Noon. Host: Chris Powers. Bluegrass and acoustic music.


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