Americana and alt-country radio stations – online and terrestrial
One of our great hopes for this site is that it might become a comprehensive resource for the greater roots music community. This includes a list of radio stations and DJs, as well as venues, festivals, and other resources. We’re thrilled that these conversations have popped up on their own in the forum. But, to head off any confusion in the future, to make these lists more searchable and continuously accessible as this site grows and develops, I’ll be deleting those forum discussions and replacing them with a series of blog posts. These blog posts will not only compile all the info that’s already arisen through the forum discussions, but they’ll be readily accessible from No Depression’s member page. This will make these resources easier to link to and easier to find in a Google search for folks who might be looking for americana radio.
So, without further ado, here, in alphabetical order, are the great roots radio stations and shows we’ve already discussed on the site. Please feel free to continue the discussion in the comments.
93.9 the eagle in Alabama
Bill Frater’s Freight Train Boogie podcast
CKUW in Canada, in particular the show hosted by our own Disco Stu Reid, a human encyclopedia of whatever the name of this sort of music is — as well as a sometimes promoter, gifted artist, inveterate collector, and utterly fine man. Stu’s principal show is called Twang Trust and it’s streamed on Wednesday evenings from Winnipeeg (check the “Podcastin’ Action” link for episode run-downs and playlists).
Dish Network: “Screen Door” number 950 on the station guide
Lightning 100 in Nashvegas.
Radio Vagabond I believe it’s run by the original programmer at KCUV – an absolutely great Americana station in Colorado before it went mainstream
KDHX in St. Louis
KEXP – one of the best stations on the planet. period.
KHUM in Humboldt County
KHYI 95.3 in Dallas
KPIG 107.5 in Freedom, California. (The Big Fresno Barn Dance on Sunday afternoons.)
KUT (austin tx). Eklektikos on weekdays from 9-noon, central time is always interesting. They do a nice podcast, Radio Without Borders.
KZE, which covers the northwest corner of Mass., as well as upstate NY
Q96.1 in Montgomery, they play a great mix of stuff from the 60s on whether its rock, country r&b or whatever
Radio Paradise internet radio
WDST in Woodstock, NY.
WDVX is the BEST
WERS in Boston. It’s the Emerson College radio station and plays a great variety of music on weekdays.
WEVL, a very diverse(liberals love that word)radio station in Memphis.
WFUV (Fordham University)
When You Awake radio show on Monday afternoons. Even though it’s not a station in and of itself, it really is a killer show.
WNCW, the radio station of Isothermal Community College in Spindale, NC. Think college radio for grown-ups, with a healthy dose of Alt. Country/Americana (whatever that is). On Saturdays they feature a schedule heavy on bluegrass and old-time music.
WOJB in Hayward, WI 88.9 fm
WYCE 88.1 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. No commercials, no news, no weather, just great music programmed by several dozen dedicated volunteers