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KIm Field and The Blues Dream of Billy Boy Arnold

Airs at: Thu, 02/09/2023 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for Jonesy
On today’s episode, we trace the history of Chicago blues, especially blues harmonica, and its role in the birth of rock n’ roll with guest Kim Field, writer, musician, and co-author of the book The Blues Dream of Billy Boy Arnold. Born in Chicago in 1935, William Arnold, ... Read more

An Encore Performance

Airs at: Mon, 02/06/2023 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Produced for The Monday Sampler
Due to technical problems we'll have to present a repeat Sampler. Today's presentation comes from March 16th of 2020. Will be back next week.                     Read more

Radio Lost and Found on 01/26/23

Airs at: Thu, 01/26/2023 at 10:00pm - Fri, 01/27/2023 at 12:00am
Produced for Radio Lost and Found

A Matter Of Public Records / Episode #42

Airs at: Sat, 01/28/2023 at 3:00am - 6:00am
Some of you may be aware that I have been a radio deejay here in Portland since 2006, and also for a while, from 2010 to 2015, I used to play records at several clubs and bars around town. I played at such places as The Someday Lounge, The Tube, Star Bar, East End, Bunk Bar... Read more

Rhythm Shack Tribute to Black History Month and Jeff Beck

Airs at: Mon, 01/30/2023 at 3:00am - 5:30am
Produced for Rhythm Shack
  Tune in to Rhythm Shack with Mike Fisher on Monday.  We'll celebrate the upcoming Black History Month with an opening 90 minutes of high-energy soul, blues, funk, rock & reggae, all from African American artists!  Plus, he'll close out the show with a set to remember Jef... Read more

Quadrophilimix

Airs at: Wed, 02/08/2023 at 3:00am - 5:30am
Produced for Spark Plug
Another taste of everything at the time. Tracks from Akira Yamaoka, Danny Brown, CAN, and more... Read more

John Neff: a celebration of life (1951-2022)

Airs at: Thu, 01/26/2023 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Jonesy
On today’s show, we’re celebrating the life of John Neff, who passed away in Portland last month, at the too young age of 71. John was a musician, producer, composer, radio deejay, and audio engineer, who worked with an all-star roster of artists --  Motown stars like Curti... Read more

Orangutang's Budget Californya D*$ney Vacation

Airs at: Wed, 02/22/2023 at 3:00am - 5:30am
Produced for Spark Plug
Concerning methods by which a member of the primate kingdom may experience the thrills of a certain theme park located on the West Coast of the United States, without the necessity of physical travel. Read more

Drinking From Puddles for 01/18/2023

Airs at: Wed, 01/18/2023 at 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Produced for Drinking from Puddles
Wow!! Back! Read more

Music for a mid-winter Monday

Airs at: Mon, 01/23/2023 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Produced for The Monday Sampler
Fortunato returns for another week, with a program of music and comedy to help you start the week. Featuring Cal Tjader, Jimmy Heath, Sarah Vaughan, Tommy Castro, Billie Holiday, Cy Oliver, Jeff Beck, Lynard Synrd,  Bob & Ray, and many more. Read more