Schedule

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

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FEATURES THAT GET UPDATED OFTEN OR WEEKLY

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • We are very excited and proud to announce our first ever Spanish-only show: 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.Wed 2pm, Sat 7am
  • Lance Lambert is a local storyteller specializing in stories about growing up.
  • 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.
  • Every Saturday night at 11pm, join us for two 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 12pm, Sun 7am
  • Democracy Speaks is a show hosted by Cindy Black of Fix Democracy First that explores Democracy related issues. Wed 3pm, 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
  • Whenever there is a home game for the Men’s Varsity Basketball team at Ballard High School, we’ll be there, so tune in on Tuesday evenings for a live broadcast!
  • 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. Wed 9am, Fri 5pm
  • 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.
  • “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.  Thu 8am, Fri 7pm
  • 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

OTHER 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.” Wed 8am, Sat 5pm
  • 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. Mon 10am, Tue 2pm
  • 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.
  • The Cascadia Climate Organization is a local group who presented this first panel discussion from May led by environmental scientists from the Puget Sound. It was a clear description of the anticipated effects of climate change.
  • 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.
  • The Powell’s Wood feature is a yearly storytelling festival featuring storytellers from across the nation. This recording features Antonio Sacre, Linda Gorham, Mary Gay Ducey and Donald Davis
  • 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.