Music Progams on KPFA

Across the Great Divide

Live on KPFA at 11:00 AM Pacific Time: Sundays
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Acoustic & folk

After Hours

Live on KPFA at 01:00 AM Pacific Time: Sundays
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Smooth Grooves, R&B, Soul Music, Smooth R&B, Smooth Jazz, Neo-Soul  all around relaxing, chill, wind down, night cap music.

Hosted By Wesley Burton, Arek B. and E. Reed, with caller advice from Dr. Chill.


Americas Back 40

Live on KPFA at 01:00 PM Pacific Time: Sundays
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The hicks from coast to coast. With host Mary Tilson.

BAJABA on JazzLine

Live on KPFA at 11:00 PM Pacific Time: Saturdays
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Bajaba ShowCase (Bay Area Jazz And Blues Artist) featuring The Bay Area music scene.

"The Evolution of the Blues, from Be Bop to Hip Hop, or the African-American Musical Diaspora, It's On"!  Bajaba's  MOJO be workin'.

With Afrikahn Jamal Dayvs, Ken Pruitt and Gabrielle Wilson.

Bebop, Cubop and The Musical Truth

Live on KPFA at 08:00 PM Pacific Time: Tuesdays
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Explores a variety of textures with a cross pollination of jazz, world and Latin influences.

With Avotcja.

Blues By The Bay

Live on KPFA at 11:00 AM Pacific Time: Saturdays
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For over 25 years, this Chicago native has hosted this popular blues radio show highlighting this Afro-American roots art form from its rural country roots to the urban manifestations and regional flavors that encompass the genre. Also founder and head cat of the internationally recognized San Francisco Blues Festival, Tom was awarded the WC Handy Award in Memphis, Tennessee for Concert Producer of the Year.

Chocolate Beats Radio

Live on KPFA at 01:00 AM Pacific Time: Sundays
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CHOCOLATE BEATS RADIO; smooth, mellow, and uplifting vibes to rejuvenate the soul. Featuring a unique blend of World Music, Soul, Gospel, Conscience Hip Hop, Electronica, Funk, Jazz, and Rare Grooves. Chocolate Beats Radio also features innovative programming in music, arts and cultural history in addition to interviews and highlights of music artists.

With Host Idris Hassan

BIO

Idris Hassan, an avid music lover, is the Creative Director of Chocolate Beats Media, which was founded in 2009 to provide down to earth radio programming, innovative cultural event documentation, and a holistic digital media experience. She is also a graduate of the First Voice Media Action Apprenticeship program and has also worked with Hard Knock Radio, The Morning Show, The History of Funk and Full Circle Radio Magazine on KPFA.

 

 

Con Sabor

Live on KPFA at 09:00 PM Pacific Time: Saturdays
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Luis Medina hosts this program focusing on the finest in Salsa, Latin Jazz, Afro Cuban, Afro Caribbean music from the classics to the latest!

Crack O Dawn

Live on KPFA at 12:00 AM (Midnight) Pacific Time: Fridays
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Barbara Golden hosts, first Friday morning of each month.
This is the 25th anniversary of Crack o Dawn.

 

Dead To The World

Live on KPFA at 08:00 PM Pacific Time: Wednesdays
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Dead to the World began life on KPFA as the Grateful Dead Hour. When host David Gans was offered a second hour in 1995, he agreed on the condition that he be allowed to play non-Dead music as well. "No problem," said the management, and so Dead to the World was born.

The general scheme of the show is Grateful Dead and Dead-related music in the first hour, followed by an eclectic mix of music that focuses on great songwriting – usually in the general realms of  "folk," "Americana," and "jamband" music. But anything can happen! We are privileged to be able to present live performances from the control room or the Performance studio (with special thanks to Tony Ferro, our volunteer engineer, who makes it sound great on the air and in the studio).

When David is on the road, you'll almost always hear Tim Lynch guest-hosting the show. "Tim's tastes in music are similar to mine, but different enough that I feel the listeners are very well served," says David.

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Discreet Music

Live on KPFA at 10:00 PM Pacific Time: Sundays
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Mix of new, unusual and classical music.

Early Morning Music (Friday) with Eddy Pay

Live on KPFA at 05:00 AM Pacific Time: Fridays
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Musical Exploration with Eddy Pay, e-mail xuxinhauma@gmail.com

Early Morning Music (Tuesday) The Experience Collective

Live on KPFA at 05:00 AM Pacific Time: Tuesdays
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The Experience Collective presents eclectic musical choices, free of genre boundaries including spoken word, featured editorials, and informative news. The global spotlight for music, performances, and current events you want to know about.
 
The Experience Collective: Lewis Sawyer, Jaz Sawyer, Chuck Scurich, Esther Manilla - Established 8.26.08
 
Produced by The Experience Collective
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Emergency Circus

Live on KPFA at 10:00 PM Pacific Time: Sundays
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Post-rock sounds for Prehensile minds with Gary N

In Your Ear

Live on KPFA at 04:00 PM Pacific Time: Saturdays
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A cool fusion of jazz and Latin music, giving voice to musicians deserving wider recognition, and showing that jazz and Afro-Caribbean music are separate, but "branches of the same tree" as the late Afro-jazz pioneer Mario Bauza used to stress. Interviews with artists like John Gilmore of the Sun Ra Arkestra, Leroy Jenkins, Billy Bang, and Andy and Jerry Gonzalez are highpoints of Art’s radio career thus far. Hosted by Art Sato.

Indie Landscapes

Live on KPFA at 06:30 PM Pacific Time: Saturdays
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Dedicated to sharing some of the most current Indie Rock and Electronic artists from around the world in hope of introducing listeners to new music to enjoy and pass along to a friend.

With Host Greg Garza.

Jazz Bar with Spliff Skankin

Live on KPFA at 03:00 AM Pacific Time: Mondays
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Music Dept. Showcase

Live on KPFA at 12:00 AM (Midnight) Pacific Time: Thursdays
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Rotating hosts: Al Glenn, Queen Jahneen, Taishi Duchicela and Avotcja.

Music of the World with David McBurnie

Live on KPFA at 11:00 AM Pacific Time: Fridays
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For 18 years, David McBurnie has been hosting music programs here at KPFA with his unique global perspective. Born in NYC and raised in Port of Spain, Trinidad, in the Caribbean, he's absorbed diverse musical influences that he has shared on the long-running "Spirit of Carnival," "Rhythm Drive," and now "Music of the World."

 

Music of the World with Joanna Manqueros

Live on KPFA at 11:00 AM Pacific Time: Tuesdays
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With Host Joanna Manqueros. International music, concert tickets, live bands and requests.

 

Music of the World with Jose Ruiz

Live on KPFA at 11:00 AM Pacific Time: Wednesdays
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World Music brought to you by Jose Ruiz.

Music of the World with Sandy Miranda

Live on KPFA at 11:00 AM Pacific Time: Mondays
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Sandy Miranda has been broadcasting music on KPFA since 1988. She had her first music lesson at age 5, studying violin, piano, guitar, Congolese and Nigerian drums, percussion, and ukulele—but her favorite instrument is the mixing board.  She’s traveled around the Pacific Islands, Indonesia, Mediterranean islands, Europe, Scandinavia, Scotland, Ireland, Mexico, Costa Rica, and Australia, looking for the local music that carries the culture of the people. Sandy is particularly interested in what heals us, and has found music to be key. She believes that a tremendous amount of history and wisdom is held in traditional music, and that solutions to many of society’s woes can be found there.  She can be heard mixing roots, vintage, jazz, ambient, multilingual hip-hop, folk, dance, and tribal sounds on any particular show.  And she loves to hear from listeners, because she sees radio as a two-way street.

Music of the World with Stephen Kent

Live on KPFA at 11:00 AM Pacific Time: Thursdays
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In a musical journey that began in England in the late 1970's, composer, performer, multi-instrumentalist and radio DJ Stephen Kent has blazed a trail across five continents, living at various times in the UK, Spain, Australia and the USA. His musical scores, composed for theatre, circus and dance companies, have received international acclaim and his work as a performer and recording artist has established him as a unique talent in the global music scene. He is one of the foremost exponents of the Australian Aboriginal Didjeridu in contemporary music.

Night Magic

Live on KPFA at 02:00 AM Pacific Time: Tuesdays
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With Alex Dantzler

No Other Radio Network

Live on KPFA at 12:00 AM (Midnight) Pacific Time: Wednesdays
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experimental recordings, interviews, and live performances!

Non-fiction Music with Joel Sachs

Live on KPFA at 02:00 AM Pacific Time: Thursdays
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A mix of jazz, folk, blues and more with Joel Sachs.

Off The Beaten Path with Victoria Z

Live on KPFA at 10:00 PM Pacific Time: Mondays
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Eclectic mix show - Mondays - 10 pm to Midnight Pacific time - on KPFA, 94.1 FM, Berkeley with Victoria Z. and monthly guest hosts

Panhandle Country

Live on KPFA at 03:00 PM Pacific Time: Sundays
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Traditional Country, Bluegrass, Cajun, Western Swing, Old Time Sting Band, Country Jazz. Recorded music, interviews, specials and live music.

Piano

Live on KPFA at 05:00 AM Pacific Time: Sundays
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Explorations deep into the language of music. There's a lot that's Bach, and a lot that's not.

 

 

 

Pig In A Pen

Live on KPFA at 03:00 PM Pacific Time: Sundays
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Traditional Country, Bluegrass, Cajun, Western Swing, Old Time Sting Band, Country Jazz. Recorded music, interviews, specials and live music.

Pitch A Fit

Live on KPFA at 12:00 AM (Midnight) Pacific Time: Tuesdays
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Free form style with doses of rock, techno, R&B, punk, soul, metal, standards, soundtracks, indie, spoken word, and things that haven't been invented yet.

Hosted by PVC or Desperate Pedestrian.

Point of Departure

Live on KPFA at 02:00 PM Pacific Time: Saturdays
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Timeless music "sometimes conveniently described as jazz." Miles, Mingus, Monk, Duke, Sun Ra, Coltrane and beyond.

Hosted by Horace Mansfield

Ritmo

Live on KPFA at 07:00 PM Pacific Time: Saturdays
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Music from the Americas, from Brazil to the Carribean to Latin America, with a little roots and some occasional Mariachi/Blues for the soul.

Rock en Rebelión

Live on KPFA at 05:00 PM Pacific Time: Sundays
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Latin Alternative music and Public Affairs in Spanish

Rock en Rebelión es un programa de radio cuyo propósito es la difusión de música y cultura alternativa. Nuestro objetivo es crear un espacio informativo y musical, que se aleje de los esquemas, estereotipos, y resulte dinámico!

Roots Kommunikations

Live on KPFA at 02:00 AM Pacific Time: Saturdays
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ROOTS KOMMUNIKATIONS ON THE GREAT TURTLE ISLAND

Settin the Standard Part 2 with Pedro Reyes

Live on KPFA at 03:00 AM Pacific Time: Mondays
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A mix of la raza, reggae, jazz and politically conscious music.

Settin the Standard with Pedro Reyes

Live on KPFA at 01:00 AM Pacific Time: Mondays
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Monday mornings 1am-3am on 1st and 3rd Mondays, and 2nd, 4th, and 5th Mondays from 1-6am. Music, info,poetry, and interviews.

Sideshow Radio

Live on KPFA at 12:00 AM (Midnight) Pacific Time: Saturdays
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THE HOTTEST HIP HOP SHOW IN THE BAY AREA!!!

The best of Bay Area Hip Hop and Culture Hosted by Arek B. E-Reed, Deezy, DJ Chill Statis and Wesley.

More Info and Contact information, Check out www.sideshowradio.org

Send your RADIO EDITED tracks here..and make sure there's a good MIX on the tracks you send - sideshowradioedits@gmail.com

 

Sing Out

Live on KPFA at 10:00 PM Pacific Time: Wednesdays
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“Sing Out” is a showcase of the world’s ever-changing musical realm, hosted since 1989 by Larry Kelp. It was launched in 1974 by David Dunaway, author of the acclaimed Pete Seeger biography, “How Can I Keep from Singing.” The show’s theme song, “A Place in the Choir,” illuminates a disparate group of critters who come together harmoniously through music. The show attempts the same feat with a diverse array of recordings from Classical to the Clash, and live performers who have included Pharoah Sanders, Charles Brown, Iris DeMent, Dar Williams, ROVA Saxophone Quartet, Grupo Raiz, Los Cenzontles, Patricia Barber, Fred Frith, and dozens more.

 

The Bonnie Simmons Show

Live on KPFA at 08:00 PM Pacific Time: Thursdays
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Email: bon@bonzilla.com

Bonnie has been programming her mix of singer/songwriter folk, rock, soul, country, and R&B on KPFA since the late 1980’s. One of the best loved personalities of Bay Area music radio, she was raised in New York, and then moved to San Francisco from Denver in 1968 and became a pioneer of free form radio.

During her eight years, from 1970 to 1978, at the legendary KSAN, she was program music director and disc jockey.

After leaving KSAN, she worked at Warner Bros, promoting Prince as well as the first Dire Straits and Rickie Lee Jones albums, amongst others, and also worked at Hightone Records. She moved in and out of radio at KFOG, LIVE 105, KOFY-FM, KVRE, KDBK “Double 99” and KUSF.

As the Audio Director for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, she created the disc jockey audio exhibit and many of the exhibits involving sound at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum in Cleveland, Ohio.

On a local level, Bonnie spent several years working as a sandwich-maker at Ozzie's Soda Fountain in Berkeley, and currently hosts her eclectic weekly show on KPFA.

Bonnie managed the band Cake for eight years, and represented Noe Venable and Etienne de Rocher for many years. For the past nine years she has spent a lot of her time working on the three day free music festival in Golden Gate Park, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, and currently serves as the Executive Director for the Bill Graham Foundation.

The Gospel Experience

Live on KPFA at 06:00 AM Pacific Time: Saturdays
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One of the longest running gospel music shows in the Bay Area.

The Hear and Now

Live on KPFA at 10:00 PM Pacific Time: Thursdays
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"from singer-songwriters to avant-garde jazz; old faves, new voices, and live performances"
With host Derk Richardson

The History Of Funk

Live on KPFA at 10:00 PM Pacific Time: Fridays
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Two hours of the strongest, stankiest, uncut fonk anywhere on the airwaves.

The Late Night Hype

Live on KPFA at 01:30 AM Pacific Time: Wednesdays
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Reggae mix with Peja Peja! & Friends

 

The Reggae Express with Spliff Skankin

Live on KPFA at 10:00 PM Pacific Time: Tuesdays
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Go with the flow reggae music mix. Traditionally the program begins with the Bob Marley Roadblock, a live recording of Marley music because you know anywhere you went to see B.M. there was going to be a roadblock.

Thinkbeat Radio

Live on KPFA at 02:00 AM Pacific Time: Saturdays
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THINKBEAT RADIO every final friday night/ saturday morning from 2am-4am (PST) with your host Wonway Posibul & Dion Decibels playing hip hop and all that good stuff... Always tons of special guests, freestyles, beats, & talking...

More Info and Contact www.myspace.com/thinkbeatradio

THIS SHOW IS NOT STREAMED ON THE WEB.

Transitions On Traditions with Greg Bridges

Live on KPFA at 08:00 PM Pacific Time: Mondays
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jazz, blues, spoken word, & then some

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