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Amplifier Tubes

Ampbuzz

Thursdays 11pm-12am, Fridays 12-1am

An integrated mix of psychedelic rock, outsider folk, free and not-so-free jazz, and anything else that can be considered “out” but not necessarily “noise”.

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Amplifier Tubes

Ampbuzz (cont)

Thursdays 11pm-12am, Fridays 12-1am

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The Around Town Show

The Around Town Show

Mondays 12-2am

Highlighting upcoming performances in the Pacific Northwest.

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Auntmama

Auntmama

Auntmama’s great-niece Paige started asking for family stories and the tales have not stopped.

“All of them are true,” Auntmama  says, “even the ones I imagine.” That’s a line Auntmama stole from great great great uncle Samuel Clemmons and for sure, there is a Mark Twain story.

Fans of KBCS have come to love Auntmama’s [...]

Away From The Numbers

Away from the Numbers

Tuesdays 11pm-12am, Wednesdays 12-1am

Away From The Numbers is adventurous rock ‘n roll from the 1960′s to today.

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Beale Street Caravan

Beale St. Caravan

Sundays 5-6am

Beale Street Caravan is a one hour non-commercial radio series broadcasting live recordings of Memphis music and its derivative forms to an international audience of 2.4 million worldwide weekly listeners on over 400 stations around the globe.

Hosted by Pat Mitchell, each program presents seasoned veterans alongside up and coming artists recorded at festivals and [...]

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Bluegrass Ramble

Sundays 12-3pm

Three hours of soulful singin’ and hot pickin’, featuring the best of this classic American genre.

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John Gilbreath

The Caravan

Weekdays 9am-12pm

A journey to the lesser-traveled corners of the musical world, featuring jazz and world rhythms.

Hosted by ,

City Soul Turntables

City Soul

Fridays 9-11pm

Presenting a kaleidoscope of soulful electronic sounds, City Soul connects the dots between modern club culture and its past influences from around the globe. Hosted by Seattle club DJs Atlee and J-Justice.

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photo of cds in KBCS library

Classical Mechanics

Tuesdays 1-3am

Classical music and classical-inspired works of the 20th and 21st centuries, from the late Romantic to the composers of today.

Hosted by

Amy Goodman & Juan Gonzalez on TV set

Democracy Now!

Weekdays 6-7am, 8-9am, 5-6pm

Democracy Now! is an international, independent, daily news hour, hosted by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez. By featuring a rich diversity of voices often ignored by the corporate media, Democracy Now! presents in-depth information, historical perspectives, and substantive public debate on the most pressing issues [...]

Early Music Northwest

Early Music Northwest

Sundays 6-7pm

A rich mix of music from the renaissance and beyond.

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Undersea

Flotation Device

Sundays 10pm-12am

Creative and improvised music from the Northwest and around the world.

Hosted by ,

Violin Close-up

Folksounds

Tuesdays 7-9pm

A blend of acoustic American folk, featuring fiddle tunes, dance music, contemporary songs, as well as a few acoustic surprises from other parts of the world.

Hosted by ,

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Giant Steps

Mondays 11pm-12am, Tuesdays 12-1am

Jazz in classic and progressive forms and the music its inspired along the way, from groundbreaking Coltrane to underground turntablism.

Hosted by

Gospel Highway

Gospel Highway

Saturdays 7-9am

An early gospel start to your weekend featuring traditional quartets, vocal soloists, and contemporary artists.

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The Grateful Dead Hour and Backtracks

The Grateful Dead Hour & Backtracks

Sundays 7-10pm

Two solid hours of The Dead, featuring the long-running Grateful Dead Hour with David Gans, followed by more rare tracks, interviews, vault tapes, and other gems.

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HardKnockRadio

Hard Knock Radio

Weekdays 6-7pm

Hard Knock Radio, out of KPFA Berkeley, is Pacifica Radio’s daily talk show for the Hip Hop generation. Hosts Davey D and Anita Johnson broadcast in-depth interviews and profiles with elected officials, community leaders, activists, authors, Hip Hop artists, and musicians with breaks and beats. HKR strives to be a voice for the [...]

Hawaiian Radio Connection

Hawai`i Radio Connection

Saturdays 12-2pm

From the Islands of Aloha to Wakinekona, Hawai`i Radio Connection features two hours of the unique sounds that evoke a tropical island paradise for your ears.

From classic chants and traditional hula tunes, to sweet slack-key guitar, ukulele wizardry, hapa-haole harmonies, and popular Hawaiian hits of the past fifty-plus years of the Fiftieth State, join [...]

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Hip Hop Knuckles Show

Hip Hop Knuckles

Saturdays 3-5am

Nje brings you Hip-Hop from all over the world, sharing the culture and smooth vibes of Hip-Hop and leaving you with positive feelings.

Hosted by

Home Front Chronicles

Homefront Chronicles

Leisa Goldberg and Rebecca Steinfeld are Co-Founders and Producers of Homefront Chronicles, a program that produces documentaries and personal narratives about American Family Life.

Using their combined backgrounds of theater, education, project management and production, they developed Homefront Chronicles to connect and entertain audiences with funny and moving stories.

For more information on their stories [...]

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Isla Earth

Weekdays 7:15 a.m. during The Morning Blend

The Isla Earth team of science writers and editors scour the planet for breaking news about the issues most critical to the health and well-being of this island we call Earth, covering stories from Antelopes to the near-extinction of the Zuber. Isla [...]

hightower

Jim Hightower Radio

Weekdays 7:50 a.m. during The Morning Blend and at 2:04 p.m. on The Thom Hartmann Program

National radio commentator, writer, public speaker, and author of the book, Swim Against The Current: Even A Dead Fish Can Go With The Flow, Jim Hightower Radio has spent [...]

Rustin Thompson's Movie Review

The Movie Review with Rus Thompson

Wednesdays 1:16 on The Thom Hartmann Program,  Thursdays 7:30 a.m. during The Morning Blend and 3:20 p.m. during Music + Ideas

Rustin Thompson has reviewed films for KBCS for more than 10 years. He is also an independent filmmaker with [...]

John Sandifer, Labor Neighbor Radio

Labor Neighbor Radio

Wednesdays 7:30 a.m. during The Morning Blend and Thursdays on Music + Ideas

Labor Neighbor Radio was formed by members of unions within the Washington State Labor Council to inform listeners of labor issues and news that often are not available through the mainstream media. [...]

Living The Blues

Living The Blues

Saturdays 8-10pm

Celebrating the Blues in all its forms.

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Logic Amen Commentary

Mondays and Fridays 6:55 p.m. during Hard Knock Radio

Logic Amen is an educator, artist, and activist. He is a graduate of the University of Washington with a degree in English Literature. Logic is active in the hip-hop community with several albums and writings soon to be [...]

The Lounge Room

The Lounge Room

Mondays 7-9pm

Lush, dreamy arrangements of pop and vocal jazz standards to swing, big band, and classic jazz.

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Morning Blend

The Morning Blend

Weekdays 7-8am

The Morning Blend features a mix of local and national news and perspectives, as well as fresh new music locally and globally. Hosted by community members, it is a morning world of music and ideas. Start your day off right with The Morning Blend.

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Music + Ideas

Weekdays 3-5pm

Just like it suggests,  M+I connects you with important local, national and international information, wrapped in a succulent blend of R&B and groove-based music.

Features from Labor Neighbor Radio, and Homefront Chronicles connect you to local communities, while segments from National Native News

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African Electrica Guitar

Music of Africa

Thursdays 7-9pm

A weekly survey of African popular music, including soukous, highlife, juju, benga, and more.

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Musica de la Raza

Musica de la Raza

Saturdays 6-8pm

Traditional Mexican regional music, including Trova Yucateca, son jarocho, huapango, and banda from Veracruz, Yucatan, and other regions of Mexico. Also featuring traditional Mexican-American musical genres such as urban West Coast Chicano soul, rock, and R&B.

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National Native News

Weekdays 4:40 p.m. during Music + Ideas

Since 1987, National Native News has provided Native and non-Native radio listeners with a regular, timely, and balanced source of news about Native issues. National Native News covers the social, economic, and cultural issues that affect every community, and helps listeners understand [...]

Neon Insterstate

Neon Interstate

Wednesdays 1-3am

Celebrating American sounds from Nashville to L.A. and all points in between, paying homage to artists who swerve outside the strict defining lines of folk, country, and rock.

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Our Saturday Tradition

Our Saturday Tradition

Saturdays 9am-12pm

An eclectic blend of both traditional and contemporary Americana, including folk, bluegrass, and old-time music.

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Overnight Groove

Overnight Groove

Saturdays 5-7am

A mix of 70s & 80s dance and disco music.

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Brazil Carnival by RodrigoLobo edit

Raizes

Saturdays 2-4pm

‘Roots’ in Portuguese, Raízes takes you on a panoramic exploration into the music and culture of Brazil, from the folkloric rural roots to the urban contemporary rhythms, from Bossa to Samba with stops around and in between.

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Recycled Music

Recycled Music

Sundays 12-2am

Recycled Music: travelling across time, space, and musical genre – Recycled Music is all about one thing: Cover Tunes.

Every week, you get all the music you love, just not the way you remember hearing it.

Pretty much anything can happen when DJ ChairmanMoe is at the microphone, so if you’re willing to risk a little [...]

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The Reggae Party

The Reggae Party

Thursdays 9-11pm

Exploring the borders of reggae and territory in between, including roots, dance hall, dub, rocksteady, and ska.

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Restless Nest Commentary

Restless Nest Commentary

Tuesdays on The Morning Blend

Restless Nest Commentary is what KBCS commentator Ann Hedreen calls the phase she’s currently in: restless in a mostly good way, now that her kids are in college. Restless Nest is a conversation about where all of us, restless or not, find meaning—through politics, [...]

Rhymes With Rhythm

Rhymes With Rhythm

Rhymes with Rhythm delivers any and all things electronica.

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Road Songs

Road Songs

Tuesdays 9-11pm

Host Rustin Thompson takes you on a journey down the highways of alternative country and folk, classic country, and country rock.

Imagine a soundtrack for a journey through the backroads of the imagination, offering challenging climbs and restful descents, quiet contemplations and raucous singalongs, inviting sidetrips and illuminating detours. Your traveling companions include Townes Van [...]

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¡Sabor!

Saturdays 4-6pm

A weekly tour of contemporary and traditional Latin music from all parts of the globe.

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Sonic Traveller

Sonic Traveler

Thursdays 1-3am

Excursions in ambient, jazz, & trance rhythms from around the world. A fusion of electronica with global sounds.

Hosted by

Sountrack Extravaganza

Soundtrack Extravaganza

Wednesdays 11pm-12am, Thursdays 12-1am

Soundtracks from motion pictures both past and present, as well as television series, game shows, documentaries, and a few other surprising places.

Hosted by

The Spice Route

The Spice Route

Wednesdays 9-11pm

An exploration of the immense variety of music coming from South Asia, ranging from the classical and folk traditions of Zakir Hussein and Ravi Shankar, to Bollywood film music and modern experimental sounds.

Hosted by

Straight No Chaser

Straight, No Chaser

Mondays 9-11pm

From bebop to hard-bop to the avant-garde, jazz, unfiltered and undiluted, jazz that burns or tingles the ears like a shot of whiskey does the throat.

Hosted by

Sugar Free

Sugar Free

Fridays 1-3am

A sugar-free music jam packed with fresh, raw and experimental indie rock songs from local talents and indie rock groups from around the world.

Hosted by

Folksounds

Sunday Folks

Sundays 9am-12pm

A morning mix of traditional and contemporary folk in all it’s undefined states.

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Violin Strings

Sunday’s Hornpipe

Sundays 3-6pm

You’ll hear Hornpipes, Reels and Jigs, even a few waltzes and plenty of songs from today’s finest traditional Celtic players. Catch up on coming to town artists, new recordings and some good stories and laughs. Requests always welcome. Djs Mary Kelly, Devon Leger, Bob Dixson and Kevin O’Connor play the music for 3 hours every [...]

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Sandra Tsing Loh

The Loh Down on Science

Weekdays 7:36 a.m. during The Morning Blend and 1:05 p.m. on The Thom Hartmann Program

The Loh Down on Science is a daily humorous yet informative science minute.

Host Sandra Tsing Loh, humorist and Caltech physics grad, brings science to a wide audience with [...]

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Thom Hartmann Program

Weekdays 12-3pm

“America’s #1 Progressive Radio Show,” The Thom Hartmann Program is heard nationwide by 2.75 million listeners. The author, former therapist, entrepreneur, and political commentator explores a daily mix of current topics and connects with callers nationwide. Regular guests on the program include Senator Bernie Sanders, Washington correspondents Ellen Ratner and Victoria Jones.

The Thom [...]

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Uncle Meghabhuti & Funkscribe Present

Fridays 7-9pm

For over 5 years,  DJ Uncle Meghabuti & DJ Funkscribe have been bringing you soul & funk music in all it’s forms.

You’ll hear Deep funk 45′s, dusty party funk LP’s, Motown, 80′s boogie, sweet 60′s soul, hip hop, neo-soul, breakbeats & more – all guaranteed to get your Friday night started right.

The show [...]

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Variations

Variations

Fridays 11pm-12am, Saturdays 12-1am

Delves into the continually prolific electronic music community from local to the global. Occasional studio interviews, live guests plus new, classic, and found creations. Genres extend through dubstep, jungle/dnb, house, electro, minimal, IDM, bonkin’, crunkin’, and circuit bending! Even YOUR talent may be featured sometime!

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Country Album collage

Walkin’ the Floor

Sundays 6-9am

Twang when the roosters crow, waking you with twin fiddles, steel guitars, and honky tonk stars.

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Waveform Transmission

Waveform Transmission

Saturdays 1-3am

Classic electronica and chill-out.

Hosted by

Womanotes

Womanotes

Wednesdays 7-9pm

From Bessie Smith to Bjork and everything in between, the voices of women singers and musicians from across the years and around the globe.

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WINv3

Workers Independent News Service

Weekdays at 7:01 a.m. during The Morning Blend and at 2:01 p.m. on The Thom Hartmann Program

Workers Independent News Service producers gather news from labor unions and activists across the country. Their producers and reporters come from a diverse background encompassing all fields of media journalism, from [...]

World Radio Network News

World Radio Network News

Weekdays 5-6am

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Zulu Radio

Saturdays 10pm-12am

zulu-header Straight from the Seattle chapter of the Universal Zulu Nation, Zulu Radio is an outlet for up-and-coming independent Hip Hop artists, both locally and worldwide.

Zulu Radio aims to spread awareness of Hip Hop not only as a cultural movement, but as [...]

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Americana

Beale Street Caravan

Beale St. Caravan

Sundays 5-6am

Beale Street Caravan is a one hour non-commercial radio series broadcasting live recordings of Memphis music and its derivative forms to an international audience of 2.4 million worldwide weekly listeners on over 400 stations around the globe.

Hosted by Pat Mitchell, each program presents seasoned veterans alongside up and coming artists recorded at festivals and [...]

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Bluegrass Ramble

Sundays 12-3pm

Three hours of soulful singin’ and hot pickin’, featuring the best of this classic American genre.

Hosted by , ,

Violin Close-up

Folksounds

Tuesdays 7-9pm

A blend of acoustic American folk, featuring fiddle tunes, dance music, contemporary songs, as well as a few acoustic surprises from other parts of the world.

Hosted by ,

Gospel Highway

Gospel Highway

Saturdays 7-9am

An early gospel start to your weekend featuring traditional quartets, vocal soloists, and contemporary artists.

Hosted by , , ,

Neon Insterstate

Neon Interstate

Wednesdays 1-3am

Celebrating American sounds from Nashville to L.A. and all points in between, paying homage to artists who swerve outside the strict defining lines of folk, country, and rock.

Hosted by

Our Saturday Tradition

Our Saturday Tradition

Saturdays 9am-12pm

An eclectic blend of both traditional and contemporary Americana, including folk, bluegrass, and old-time music.

Hosted by , ,

Road Songs

Road Songs

Tuesdays 9-11pm

Host Rustin Thompson takes you on a journey down the highways of alternative country and folk, classic country, and country rock.

Imagine a soundtrack for a journey through the backroads of the imagination, offering challenging climbs and restful descents, quiet contemplations and raucous singalongs, inviting sidetrips and illuminating detours. Your traveling companions include Townes Van [...]

Hosted by ,

Folksounds

Sunday Folks

Sundays 9am-12pm

A morning mix of traditional and contemporary folk in all it’s undefined states.

Hosted by , ,

Country Album collage

Walkin’ the Floor

Sundays 6-9am

Twang when the roosters crow, waking you with twin fiddles, steel guitars, and honky tonk stars.

Hosted by ,

Global

John Gilbreath

The Caravan

Weekdays 9am-12pm

A journey to the lesser-traveled corners of the musical world, featuring jazz and world rhythms.

Hosted by ,

Hawaiian Radio Connection

Hawai`i Radio Connection

Saturdays 12-2pm

From the Islands of Aloha to Wakinekona, Hawai`i Radio Connection features two hours of the unique sounds that evoke a tropical island paradise for your ears.

From classic chants and traditional hula tunes, to sweet slack-key guitar, ukulele wizardry, hapa-haole harmonies, and popular Hawaiian hits of the past fifty-plus years of the Fiftieth State, join [...]

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African Electrica Guitar

Music of Africa

Thursdays 7-9pm

A weekly survey of African popular music, including soukous, highlife, juju, benga, and more.

Hosted by ,

Musica de la Raza

Musica de la Raza

Saturdays 6-8pm

Traditional Mexican regional music, including Trova Yucateca, son jarocho, huapango, and banda from Veracruz, Yucatan, and other regions of Mexico. Also featuring traditional Mexican-American musical genres such as urban West Coast Chicano soul, rock, and R&B.

Hosted by

Brazil Carnival by RodrigoLobo edit

Raizes

Saturdays 2-4pm

‘Roots’ in Portuguese, Raízes takes you on a panoramic exploration into the music and culture of Brazil, from the folkloric rural roots to the urban contemporary rhythms, from Bossa to Samba with stops around and in between.

Hosted by ,

The Reggae Party

The Reggae Party

Thursdays 9-11pm

Exploring the borders of reggae and territory in between, including roots, dance hall, dub, rocksteady, and ska.

Hosted by ,

Sabor Pic Kids edit

¡Sabor!

Saturdays 4-6pm

A weekly tour of contemporary and traditional Latin music from all parts of the globe.

Hosted by , ,

Sonic Traveller

Sonic Traveler

Thursdays 1-3am

Excursions in ambient, jazz, & trance rhythms from around the world. A fusion of electronica with global sounds.

Hosted by

The Spice Route

The Spice Route

Wednesdays 9-11pm

An exploration of the immense variety of music coming from South Asia, ranging from the classical and folk traditions of Zakir Hussein and Ravi Shankar, to Bollywood film music and modern experimental sounds.

Hosted by

Violin Strings

Sunday’s Hornpipe

Sundays 3-6pm

You’ll hear Hornpipes, Reels and Jigs, even a few waltzes and plenty of songs from today’s finest traditional Celtic players. Catch up on coming to town artists, new recordings and some good stories and laughs. Requests always welcome. Djs Mary Kelly, Devon Leger, Bob Dixson and Kevin O’Connor play the music for 3 hours every [...]

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Jazz

John Gilbreath

The Caravan

Weekdays 9am-12pm

A journey to the lesser-traveled corners of the musical world, featuring jazz and world rhythms.

Hosted by ,

Undersea

Flotation Device

Sundays 10pm-12am

Creative and improvised music from the Northwest and around the world.

Hosted by ,

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Giant Steps

Mondays 11pm-12am, Tuesdays 12-1am

Jazz in classic and progressive forms and the music its inspired along the way, from groundbreaking Coltrane to underground turntablism.

Hosted by

The Lounge Room

The Lounge Room

Mondays 7-9pm

Lush, dreamy arrangements of pop and vocal jazz standards to swing, big band, and classic jazz.

Hosted by ,

Straight No Chaser

Straight, No Chaser

Mondays 9-11pm

From bebop to hard-bop to the avant-garde, jazz, unfiltered and undiluted, jazz that burns or tingles the ears like a shot of whiskey does the throat.

Hosted by

Rock, Soul, Hip Hop & Electronica

Amplifier Tubes

Ampbuzz (cont)

Thursdays 11pm-12am, Fridays 12-1am

Hosted by

Away From The Numbers

Away from the Numbers

Tuesdays 11pm-12am, Wednesdays 12-1am

Away From The Numbers is adventurous rock ‘n roll from the 1960′s to today.

Hosted by ,

City Soul Turntables

City Soul

Fridays 9-11pm

Presenting a kaleidoscope of soulful electronic sounds, City Soul connects the dots between modern club culture and its past influences from around the globe. Hosted by Seattle club DJs Atlee and J-Justice.

Hosted by ,

The Grateful Dead Hour and Backtracks

The Grateful Dead Hour & Backtracks

Sundays 7-10pm

Two solid hours of The Dead, featuring the long-running Grateful Dead Hour with David Gans, followed by more rare tracks, interviews, vault tapes, and other gems.

Hosted by , ,

Hip Hop Knuckles Show

Hip Hop Knuckles

Saturdays 3-5am

Nje brings you Hip-Hop from all over the world, sharing the culture and smooth vibes of Hip-Hop and leaving you with positive feelings.

Hosted by

Living The Blues

Living The Blues

Saturdays 8-10pm

Celebrating the Blues in all its forms.

Hosted by , , ,

Overnight Groove

Overnight Groove

Saturdays 5-7am

A mix of 70s & 80s dance and disco music.

Hosted by

Recycled Music

Recycled Music

Sundays 12-2am

Recycled Music: travelling across time, space, and musical genre – Recycled Music is all about one thing: Cover Tunes.

Every week, you get all the music you love, just not the way you remember hearing it.

Pretty much anything can happen when DJ ChairmanMoe is at the microphone, so if you’re willing to risk a little [...]

Hosted by

Rhymes With Rhythm

Rhymes With Rhythm

Rhymes with Rhythm delivers any and all things electronica.

Hosted by

Sonic Traveller

Sonic Traveler

Thursdays 1-3am

Excursions in ambient, jazz, & trance rhythms from around the world. A fusion of electronica with global sounds.

Hosted by

Sugar Free

Sugar Free

Fridays 1-3am

A sugar-free music jam packed with fresh, raw and experimental indie rock songs from local talents and indie rock groups from around the world.

Hosted by

turntable

Uncle Meghabhuti & Funkscribe Present

Fridays 7-9pm

For over 5 years,  DJ Uncle Meghabuti & DJ Funkscribe have been bringing you soul & funk music in all it’s forms.

You’ll hear Deep funk 45′s, dusty party funk LP’s, Motown, 80′s boogie, sweet 60′s soul, hip hop, neo-soul, breakbeats & more – all guaranteed to get your Friday night started right.

The show [...]

Hosted by ,

Variations

Variations

Fridays 11pm-12am, Saturdays 12-1am

Delves into the continually prolific electronic music community from local to the global. Occasional studio interviews, live guests plus new, classic, and found creations. Genres extend through dubstep, jungle/dnb, house, electro, minimal, IDM, bonkin’, crunkin’, and circuit bending! Even YOUR talent may be featured sometime!

Hosted by

Waveform Transmission

Waveform Transmission

Saturdays 1-3am

Classic electronica and chill-out.

Hosted by

zulu radio

Zulu Radio

Saturdays 10pm-12am

zulu-header Straight from the Seattle chapter of the Universal Zulu Nation, Zulu Radio is an outlet for up-and-coming independent Hip Hop artists, both locally and worldwide.

Zulu Radio aims to spread awareness of Hip Hop not only as a cultural movement, but as [...]

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Variety

Amplifier Tubes

Ampbuzz

Thursdays 11pm-12am, Fridays 12-1am

An integrated mix of psychedelic rock, outsider folk, free and not-so-free jazz, and anything else that can be considered “out” but not necessarily “noise”.

Hosted by

The Around Town Show

The Around Town Show

Mondays 12-2am

Highlighting upcoming performances in the Pacific Northwest.

Hosted by ,

John Gilbreath

The Caravan

Weekdays 9am-12pm

A journey to the lesser-traveled corners of the musical world, featuring jazz and world rhythms.

Hosted by ,

photo of cds in KBCS library

Classical Mechanics

Tuesdays 1-3am

Classical music and classical-inspired works of the 20th and 21st centuries, from the late Romantic to the composers of today.

Hosted by

Sountrack Extravaganza

Soundtrack Extravaganza

Wednesdays 11pm-12am, Thursdays 12-1am

Soundtracks from motion pictures both past and present, as well as television series, game shows, documentaries, and a few other surprising places.

Hosted by

Womanotes

Womanotes

Wednesdays 7-9pm

From Bessie Smith to Bjork and everything in between, the voices of women singers and musicians from across the years and around the globe.

Hosted by , ,

Auntmama

Auntmama

Auntmama’s great-niece Paige started asking for family stories and the tales have not stopped.

“All of them are true,” Auntmama  says, “even the ones I imagine.” That’s a line Auntmama stole from great great great uncle Samuel Clemmons and for sure, there is a Mark Twain story.

Fans of KBCS have come to love Auntmama’s [...]

Amy Goodman & Juan Gonzalez on TV set

Democracy Now!

Weekdays 6-7am, 8-9am, 5-6pm

Democracy Now! is an international, independent, daily news hour, hosted by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez. By featuring a rich diversity of voices often ignored by the corporate media, Democracy Now! presents in-depth information, historical perspectives, and substantive public debate on the most pressing issues [...]

HardKnockRadio

Hard Knock Radio

Weekdays 6-7pm

Hard Knock Radio, out of KPFA Berkeley, is Pacifica Radio’s daily talk show for the Hip Hop generation. Hosts Davey D and Anita Johnson broadcast in-depth interviews and profiles with elected officials, community leaders, activists, authors, Hip Hop artists, and musicians with breaks and beats. HKR strives to be a voice for the [...]

Home Front Chronicles

Homefront Chronicles

Leisa Goldberg and Rebecca Steinfeld are Co-Founders and Producers of Homefront Chronicles, a program that produces documentaries and personal narratives about American Family Life.

Using their combined backgrounds of theater, education, project management and production, they developed Homefront Chronicles to connect and entertain audiences with funny and moving stories.

For more information on their stories [...]

isla_earth_logo_for_cic

Isla Earth

Weekdays 7:15 a.m. during The Morning Blend

The Isla Earth team of science writers and editors scour the planet for breaking news about the issues most critical to the health and well-being of this island we call Earth, covering stories from Antelopes to the near-extinction of the Zuber. Isla [...]

hightower

Jim Hightower Radio

Weekdays 7:50 a.m. during The Morning Blend and at 2:04 p.m. on The Thom Hartmann Program

National radio commentator, writer, public speaker, and author of the book, Swim Against The Current: Even A Dead Fish Can Go With The Flow, Jim Hightower Radio has spent [...]

Rustin Thompson's Movie Review

The Movie Review with Rus Thompson

Wednesdays 1:16 on The Thom Hartmann Program,  Thursdays 7:30 a.m. during The Morning Blend and 3:20 p.m. during Music + Ideas

Rustin Thompson has reviewed films for KBCS for more than 10 years. He is also an independent filmmaker with [...]

John Sandifer, Labor Neighbor Radio

Labor Neighbor Radio

Wednesdays 7:30 a.m. during The Morning Blend and Thursdays on Music + Ideas

Labor Neighbor Radio was formed by members of unions within the Washington State Labor Council to inform listeners of labor issues and news that often are not available through the mainstream media. [...]

logic

Logic Amen Commentary

Mondays and Fridays 6:55 p.m. during Hard Knock Radio

Logic Amen is an educator, artist, and activist. He is a graduate of the University of Washington with a degree in English Literature. Logic is active in the hip-hop community with several albums and writings soon to be [...]

Morning Blend

The Morning Blend

Weekdays 7-8am

The Morning Blend features a mix of local and national news and perspectives, as well as fresh new music locally and globally. Hosted by community members, it is a morning world of music and ideas. Start your day off right with The Morning Blend.

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Music + Ideas

Weekdays 3-5pm

Just like it suggests,  M+I connects you with important local, national and international information, wrapped in a succulent blend of R&B and groove-based music.

Features from Labor Neighbor Radio, and Homefront Chronicles connect you to local communities, while segments from National Native News

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National Native News

Weekdays 4:40 p.m. during Music + Ideas

Since 1987, National Native News has provided Native and non-Native radio listeners with a regular, timely, and balanced source of news about Native issues. National Native News covers the social, economic, and cultural issues that affect every community, and helps listeners understand [...]

Restless Nest Commentary

Restless Nest Commentary

Tuesdays on The Morning Blend

Restless Nest Commentary is what KBCS commentator Ann Hedreen calls the phase she’s currently in: restless in a mostly good way, now that her kids are in college. Restless Nest is a conversation about where all of us, restless or not, find meaning—through politics, [...]

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The Loh Down on Science

Weekdays 7:36 a.m. during The Morning Blend and 1:05 p.m. on The Thom Hartmann Program

The Loh Down on Science is a daily humorous yet informative science minute.

Host Sandra Tsing Loh, humorist and Caltech physics grad, brings science to a wide audience with [...]

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Thom Hartmann Program

Weekdays 12-3pm

“America’s #1 Progressive Radio Show,” The Thom Hartmann Program is heard nationwide by 2.75 million listeners. The author, former therapist, entrepreneur, and political commentator explores a daily mix of current topics and connects with callers nationwide. Regular guests on the program include Senator Bernie Sanders, Washington correspondents Ellen Ratner and Victoria Jones.

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Workers Independent News Service

Weekdays at 7:01 a.m. during The Morning Blend and at 2:01 p.m. on The Thom Hartmann Program

Workers Independent News Service producers gather news from labor unions and activists across the country. Their producers and reporters come from a diverse background encompassing all fields of media journalism, from [...]

World Radio Network News

World Radio Network News

Weekdays 5-6am