It's time to get down to it. Every Saturday evening you'll hear blues, jazz, rock, soul and other gems ready to take your weekend to a steady groove. It's "Gettin' Down to It" with Sean Smothers, Saturdays from 5-7 p.m.
"Sittin’ On Top of the World" offers up a bird’s-eye view of the American roots landscape with a focus on the vernacular music of yesterday and today. You’ll hear jugbands, swing bands and lots of in-between bands. Old time, country blues, bluegrass, folk and just plain old, down-home music. Sit and listen every Tuesday from 10 a.m. til noon with Ryan Spearman.
Bruce B. with deep blues, classic soul and hot R&B, alternating with Rich Barta and his mix of blues, soul, R&B, jazz and doo-wop. Tune in every Sunday evening for blues you can only get on "Chicken Shack Alley."
Lo-fi, freak folk, post-punk, psych and noise from all over -- Cure for Pain has a little of what ails you and a little of what heals you. A fantastic pharmacy of weird affliction and heavy medicine turned inside out in search of the door.
From classic to modern, Rolling Thunder brings you a diverse mix of rock styles, including psychedelic, progressive, and even a bit of metal. Ryan Cain spins all of that and more, adding in some blues and jazz for good measure. That's Rolling Thunder, every Tuesday from 3 a.m. to 5 a.m.
Start your week off kicking and screaming with Chris Ward on loudQUIETloud. Chris provides all of the audio ingredients for an experiment in carefully curated madness -- from garage rock to strange vinyl, from slow burners to tunnel bangers. loudQUIETloud is a pizza with all the right toppings -- and none you'll want to pick off -- every Monday night from 11 pm until 1 am.
Soul, funk, rock and blues: that's what you’ll find when you finally reach Higher Ground! Jim Bruce brings you these styles and more, in a mix that comes straight from the gut, every Tuesday from 2-4 p.m.
C-Sides specializes in obscure music from all over the globe. With rock at its core, Rick Comello explores multiple genres spanning the last 45 years, unearthing music from some of the finest progressive, fusion, avant-garde, psych and hard rock artists to ever grace this wondrous planet.
Boogie On Down on with Hound Dog on Sunday mornings from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. for upbeat music including shuffle, houserockin' blues and R&B, and boogie-woogie. You'll also hear country & western with rhythm and a beat, swing, and gospel scorchers. It's a lively road trip featuring the musical forms which gave rise to rock and roll.
East Side Slim takes you cruising on many musical roads, with all leading back to the crossroad -- the blues. Come on along for the ride on Rhythm Highways. You'll hear American music -- music that swings, rolls and comes from the soul. Tune in to hear blues, R&B, gospel, swing, soul, rock 'n' roll, jazz and roadhouse, even the occasional honky tonk or western swing song. Rhythm Highways -- it's an East Side groove.
Steam-Powered Radio transports you across a musical landscape spanning great American music from old to new. Kelly Wells brings you gritty old-time, hard-driving bluegrass, deep-south blues, heartbreak country, and relevant folk. Turn your radio on from 10 a.m. to noon every Wednesday.
Doug takes you to a place where the music flows and the good times roll. Hear the perfect mix of blues, R&B, soul and even a little cajun when the mood is right. The Juke Joint is the place to be from 5-7 a.m. Central every Friday.
Ital-K brings you positive, danceable, uplifting songs showcasing the history of reggae. From the UK to Jamaica, Bob Marley to Steel Pulse, Marcia Griffiths to Sylvia Tella, Dennis Brown to Macka B, and beyond, there's nothing quite like Ital Rhythms.
Not all that glitters is gold, but you can rely on Chris to separate the sonic gems from the rest. Tune in for a wide range of pop, rock and neo-folk, both old and new, and you'll find yourself with the urge to go back to those gold sounds again and again.
Brother Dan takes you on a musical journey that's on the outside looking in, a late night dose of progressive jazz mixed with some unknown rock musicians that might just become new favorites. As Adrian Belew said, "This is where everything smokes." It's the Smoking Lounge, where nothing is taboo.
Remember mixed tapes? You made them in your basement, giving them out to a secret crush or that cool guy you wanted to impress. The Mixtape captures that thrill in a 2-hour blend of pop, hip hop, rock, indie and alternative music, with a focus on regional bands and national acts appearing in the St. Louis area, plus concert news and featured artists.
Collateral Damage is a 30-minute news and chat show dealing with local and state politics, how national issues affect the region and what role the media plays in determining how reality is perceived in Metro Saint Louis. Regular guests include members of the mainstream media as well as bloggers, politicians and activists.
The Rhythm Section is two hours of groovy music, with your host Andy Coco. The Rhythm Section celebrates the soul and beat in all genres of music -- anything and everything that'll make your head bop and your toes tap.
Join Pat Wolfe every Friday morning for a drive down the Interstate. It's a two-hour mix of Americana, rock 'n' roll and alternative country, featuring artists like James McMurtry, Dave Alvin, Uncle Tupelo, John Hiatt, Mark Knopfler and more. Are you ready for the ride?
The Back Country brings you the traditional sounds and styles of country music from the 1920s to the contemporary artists who respect and build on that tradition. The Back Country has Jimmie Rodgers and Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Wayne Raney and Wayne Hancock, Cousin Emmy and Emmylou Harris. Ride the Back Country every Saturday at 3 p.m. on 88.1 KDHX.
Drea is the Other One -- the other Deadhead, that is. Every Tuesday afternoon she brings you music that influenced the Dead and that the Dead influenced, everything from folk, rock, jazz and blues, along with the Grateful Dead, Dead cover bands and who knows what else.
The Space Parlour presents an eccentric combination of art rock, psychedelia, folk, new wave and other inventive alternative sounds, with an additional focus on B-sides, rarities and live recordings. It's parlour music, space music and everything in between.
Steve Pick brings you Sound Salvation. It's 3 hours of the best new music liberally mixed with all the classics of the last century's worth of pop music, rock & roll, jazz, blues, country, soul and more. If it's worth hearing, you'll find it on Sound Salvation.
From rock to bebop, pop to hip hop, classic soul to Americana, if it breaks your heart, punches you in the gut or makes you so giddy with joy you dance around your kitchen or sing along to the car radio, you just might hear it on Monday mornings. Cat Pick will be your savior, steadfast and true; she'll come to your Emotional Rescue.
Veteran turntablist Doug Morgan spins up a dizzying array of rock & roll, rap, reggae and soul 2-3:30 p.m. Then alter ego Doug Love (but they call him Mr. Tibbs) kicks off St. Louis radio's longest running hip-hop mix.
Songwriters Showcase features some of the best new music in the folk and country traditions, ranging from sensitive singer-songwriters to crunching alt-country. You'll hear about people who will be appearing soon in the area, and get a sampling of in-studio performances too. Songwriters Showcase was founded in 1987 by Larry Weir.
Add a woman to radio and you've got "Dangerous Curves." Join host Sherri Danger as she presents her unique female perspective on music -- just remember to wear your seat belts. It's Dangerous Curves, and she's driving, every Monday afternoon.
We follow ska down every path of its long and winding history. You'll hear classic ska, two tone and third wave ska, as well as groovy rocksteady and early reggae. Plus any soul, punk and calypso that we have lying around.