Schedule

Check out our schedule this week and be sure to tune in by streaming on these days and times!

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REGULAR FEATURES

  • The Trace brings you open and personal conversations with unique individuals about the movies, culture, and politics of the year of their birth. Wednesdays at 2pm.
  • Rainy City People has conversations with local activists, politicians, and non-profit workers who are looking to make Seattle more livable for all. Friday at 3pm.
  • Climate and Energy News has a new show every day Monday through Thursdays focusing on energy and climate related issues that are relevent to our area. Monday through Thursday at 10am.
  • Live @ The Coffee House plays live local blues, folk, and a variety of performances at coffee houses and other small venues throughout North Seattle. Wednesdays through Fridays at 9am.
  • Exit Stage Left brings you each week highlights of live stage performances that will be coming up in the North Seattle area. Focus is largely on non-profit community theaters as well as local high schools. Wednesdays at 5pm and Fridays at 8am.
  • Globetrotting Enigma is an exploration of music from all over the world with host George Collins. Every country, every continent, every style imaginable from the charming to the challenging. Thu 7pm, Sat 1pm
  • A Way with Words is an upbeat and lively hour-long public radio show and podcast about language examined through history, culture, and family. Each week, author/journalist Martha Barnette and lexicographer/linguist Grant Barrett talk with callers about slang, old sayings, new words, grammar, word origins, regional dialects, family expressions, and speaking and writing well. Thu 1pm, Sat 8am
  • The Nice Up is a show hosted by Selectah Mateo, which brings a free-form variety mix offering up choice cuts of irresistible sounds featuring flavors from around the world. Some examples might include Clinton Fearon, Madlib, Stereolab and more. Wed 9pm, Sun noon
  • Locus Focus is a top notch regional program from our friends at KBOO focusing on Pacific Northwest environmental issues. Mon 11am, Fri noon
  • Lance Lambert is a local storyteller specializing in stories about growing up. Wed 1pm, Sat 11am
  • Nite Swetz is a locally-focused musical mashup of tunes, beats, riffs, drones, and noises from Ballard, Fremont, and beyond.  Hosted by TBASA and Tin Itis from the Substation music venue in Frelard.
  • 45 RPM – Music of the 40s & 50s” is a show produced by Sam Waldron, an informative host playing songs from the 40s and 50s. Each one-hour show follows a theme. Some examples include music of the 1940s; Songs About Dancing; The Music of Cole Porter; Group Vocals; The Music of Elvis Presley. Mon 8pm, Sat 4pm
  • On My Ten Songs, host Megan Hanna accompanies members of the community as they journey through the songs that have shaped their lives and share the stories behind them. Fri 8pm, Sun 4pm
  • Every Saturday night at 11pm, join us for three hours of local Electronic Dance Music. Seattle’s own duo Sean and Xander will kick it off with their weekly “Inspire” radio show. Inspire is an energy-packed show that combines the art of DJing with meticulous track selection.  Each show is a journey filled with contrast, emotion, and unique moments.
  • Hosted by Ken Winkes, We Do The Work is a weekly local worker radio program that features news, interviews, music, and comments. We Do The Work believes American workers are at the heart of our economy and culture, deserving dignity, respect, and a decent family wage. Thu 11am, Sun 7am
  • Democracy Speaks is a show hosted by Cindy Black of Fix Democracy First that explores Democracy related issues. Tue 2pm, Fri 11am
  • Rhythm Roulette with DJ Solid Sound. Each week, DJ Solid Sound delivers a 1-hour mix based around a new genre, category, or concept. Featuring a mix of local, national, and international artists, both current and classic, this isn’t your average variety mix. Thu 9pm, Sun 10am
  • Dick Lee’s – 60s Garage Rock from California show It features garage rock from California during the decade of the 1960’s along with national hits of the day.  Sat 10am, Sun 4pm
  • The Secret Word Show is a music-based show themed around a “word picked out of thin air” to set up an eclectic program of various genres. Local musician and KBFG board member Eric Muhs picks ’em. One week the show might be centered around the word “Island” and next week it might be “Weather.” You’ll have to Tune in to find out. Fri 9pm, Sat 9am
  • Law and Disorder provides timely legal perspectives on issues concerning civil liberties, privacy, right to dissent and practices of torture exercised by the US government and private corporations. Fri 1pm, Sun 8am
  • “You Heard It Here” is a show where our own volunteer  Pamela Burton will introduce KBFG listeners to our newest programs with lots of music and stories to go along with it. Tue 6pm, Sun 11am
  • Local with Louise is a weekly show produced by our very own volunteer Louise Bendall where she features local Seattle artists.  Fri 7pm, Sun 1pm
  • The Sea Monster Radio Show is a syndicated show dedicated to musicians who perform at The Sea Monster Lounge in Wallingford, hosted by Mackenzie McAninch. Wed 8pm, Sat 3pm
  • KBFG’s first live show Tristan’s Bedtime Radio Hour, airs every Sunday from 7 to 8 pm. Join father-son co-hosts Tim and Tristan as they talk about dinosaurs, play favorite songs, and take requests from Tristan’s big sisters.
  • African Airwaves is produced by Doug Paterson of KBFG, who writes about African music and produces shows from his vast collection of African music. Sat noon, Sun 9pm

 


PAST PERFORMANCES

  • Kitsap-area native Navy veteran and acoustic blues artist Phillip Broussard first picked up the guitar at age 15. He stopped by KBFG on November 6, 2017 for a chat and an acoustic set featuring tracks from his recently released EP, “Wavelength.”
  • Friends of Fission is a recording of Climate Change and Nuclear Energy in the 21st Century, a panel discussion held at the University of Washington on Nov 1, 2017. The program was organized by the UW student chapter of the Institute for Nuclear Materials Management and Friends of Fission, a grassroots pro-nuclear energy group based in Seattle working to reduce the effects of climate change.
  • Crossroads Climate and Social Justice ConferenceJeremy Smithson gave a talk on climate change “Electricity, Solar Power and Climate Equity” at the Love at the Crossroads Climate and Social Justice Conference on Oct 28th,  2017.
  • The Tangerine Trio is a trio of Seattle musicians with a love for classic vocals like Patsy Cline. We caught them at Kirke Park playing for the neighborhood
  • Char Seawell is a Seattle area singer-songwriter-musician with a fine taste for folk songs. Here is a performance from Cafe Zippy in September
  • In August we caught acoustic performances by Rob Kneisler, Matt Price and Peter Spencer at Couth Buzzard.
  • International Blues Challenge: This regional battle of the blues bands selected out representatives to the finals of the  IBC in Memphis. They all deserved to go! Part 1 features Amber Sweeney and Brett Benton from August at the 2017 Snohomish Taste of Music Festival. Part 2 features CD Woodbury and also The Emerald City Jug Band.  Part 3 features John “Greyhound” Maxwell, and James A Brunner. Part 4 features Jolene Gayle and The Sidemen. Part 5 features Will Morgan of Willie and The Whips
  • Voices Raised was put on by the Couth Buzzard and features topical songs from David Guilbault, Elsa Hay, Gary Kanter, Audrey Goodman, Nancy K. Dillon and Reggie Garrett.
  • Acoustic Blues Jam features local musicians Tom Nolet, Eric Madis, Peter Spencer and Orville Johnson playin da blues at the Couth Buzzard.
  • World Music Festival – A globe straddling program put on by the amazing Music Department at Sammamish High School
  • Astronomy on Tap consists of UW scientists who try and explain to mere mortals how stars are born and die. This is a recording from Peddler Brewing in June 2017
  • John Maxwell is now an instructor for the Centrum Blues Festival, specializing in the steel guitar. What an addition to our local Seattle music scene. Here is a performance of his from July at Highway 99 Blues Club.
  • Deobrat Mishra might be one of the very best sitar players in India and comes from a well known musical family specializing in Indian classical music. He was in Seattle in July at Two Dog Yoga and we were there to capture the performance.
  • Sean Gaskell is one of the few west coast players of the traditional African string instrument called the kora.
  • Seattle Growth Show: Led by Professor Jeff Shulman, this podcast focuses on the challenging aspects of rapid growth in Seattle
  • David Shields is an established Seattle writer with 20 published books to his credit
  • Earth Cycles is led by Gary Stroutsos, who has been a long term collaborator with top notch native American flute players
  • Sheri Greimes is the winner of the 2016 Washington Blues Society top vocalist award, and it’s easy to hear why.
  • Kendall and Cooper is a locally produced podcast delving into mystery books, often with author interviews. This episode features Loretta Martin.
  • The Seattle Storytellers Guild is a top notch organization of local storytellers.
  • Jim Page and Orville Johnson are perhaps Seattle’s two best-known folk musicians and songwriters. A pleasure to have them on the air.
  • Songwriters in Seattle is a varied group of those dedicated to the art of creating  songs. They meet at a variety of locations around Seattle including the Couth Buzzard Bookstore. Elsa Hay and Denise Glover are featured in this April 2017 performance. For the June 2017 performance we have Christina Shinkel and Brian Straub.
  • Mary Dessein is a fabulous local musician and storyteller who accompanies these stories on a zither, Japanese spring drum and African thumb piano.
  • Steve Bailey is a well known blues musician with extraordinary harp playing and slide guitar skills. Move over, Muddy Waters.
  • The Whateverly Brothers brings a wide variety of multi-instrumental folk music.
  • Squirrel Butter is Appalachian folk music and clogging! This is Part 1 of a 2 part performance
  • Pint & Dale is Maritime and folk songs from England-Scotland-Ireland.
  • Caixa is a local Seattle band that features music of both Portugal and Brazil so you will hear fados, sambas and more.
  • Lilla Spelmanslag is a Seattle area group of young musicians aged 8 to 18 playing Scandinavian music.
  • Colleen Raney and her band stopped by for an in-studio performance. Colleen sings classic Irish songs with a classic voice.
  • Seumas Gagne (pronounced SHAY-mus GAHN-yay as his Facebook page says) is a local Gaelic musician and teacher we caught a recording of at Couth Buzzard in Greenwood.
  • Cafe Solstice opened their doors and let us record a performance of Celtic and Balkan musician Stanley Greenthal & SeaMuse back in December for his Winter Solstice Concert. They play music from the British Isles to Turkey.
  • Another performance from December 2016 was by Ballard Civic Orchestra at the Sunset Hill Community Association. This concert was a Latin tinged Christmas concert with flavors from opera, classical music and Christmas favorites.
  • Michele D’Amour and The Love Dealers are a fantastic blues band based out of Seattle.
  • The Tannahill Weavers are a popular band which performs traditional Scottish music. Releasing their first album in 1976 they became notable for being one of the first popular bands to incorporate the sound of the Great Highland Bagpipe in an ensemble setting, and in doing so helped to change the sound of Scottish traditional music. In 2011 the band were inducted into the Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame. We feel honored to air one of their performances.
  • Brazilian born pianist Geísa Dutra is the foremost performer of Latin American and Spanish art music and one of the worlds most outstanding interpreters of master works of the piano and chamber music repertoire.
  • The Cascadia Climate Organization is a local group who present panel discussions are billed as ”Climate Science on Tap” to build community understanding of and engagement on climate change and related causes, impacts, and solutions. The December 2017 panel included panelists Reed Schuler, J.D., Senior Climate Policy Advisor, WA State Governor Jay Inslee, Nick Touran, Ph.D. and a nuclear physicist at TerraPower, LuAnne Thompson, Ph.D. is an Oceanographer and former Dir of UW Program on Climate Change, P Sean McDonald, Ph.D., is a Lecturer in the UW Program on Environment and a Researcher with UW School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences served as Moderator. We also have an October 2017 panel playing.
  • Hispanidades! With this show, host Eugenia Corrales gives us music and informative segments regarding cultural, traditional and artistic aspects of Spanish-speaking countries. Information concerning the Hispanic community in Seattle will also be present. Guests will be invited from time to time.