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Saturday June 20, 2009:
The Week's Peek on Folk Dj 

FOLKDJ-L is an electronic global discussion group for DJs and other people interested in all folk-based music (bluegrass, old-time, traditional balladry, traditional international music, singer-songwriters, etc.) on the radio. With over nine hundred subscribers from all corners of the earth. Based on playlists posted to folkdj-l, Richard Gillmann of KBCS compiles monthly top-70 album airplay lists. These reports are available by clicking  "Annual Airplay Summaries" link.
The group was established primarily for DJs, but others are welcome as well. Current subscribers include:  * hosts of folk music radio shows
performing artists,    * record company personnel,    * reviewers,     * agents and publicists     * listeners

So my setlist today is a combination of what other people heard on their folk djs playlists this week.  I realized quickly that explaining the host name and station was taking up time I'd planned on for more songs, so I began airing only one pick.


Earlier this morning, Ray Baumler hosted   a show called  "A VARIETY OF FOLK"   from 8:00AM - 10:00AM on  WRUR/WXXI   from  Rochester, NY
Here are two selections from his show this morning, which featured Fathers, as its Fathers Day tomorrow, happy fathers day to my dad and my husband John.

     1. Johnsmith - Father's Day - Gravity of Grace - Blue Pine Music
    2.  Lucy Kaplansky - Today's the Day - Over the Hills - Red House

Steve Clark hosts  ACOUSTIC PLANET featuring folk, roots and acoustic music in their many forms from both established and emerging artists. The program can be heard each Thursday from 8 to 10 pm (eastern), locally at 101.5 FM in Erin Ontario, Canada, and in the rest of the cosmos via the internet at . Rebroadcast Mondays at 11 pm (for the insomniac set).
3. Playing For Change /
On this cut, engineers recorded and blended musicians from the Matadi Congo, Kathmandu Nepal, Tel Aviv Israel, India, Paris, LA, Harare Zimbabwe, Barcelona Spain, Kinshasa Congo, Varadayapalem India, Chennai India, Livorno Italy, Umlazi S. Africa, Mamelodi S. Africa,

Last Sunday, June 14th, from 7 - 10, Susan Forbes Hansen hosted THE SUNDAY NIGHT FOLK FESTIVAL  at WHUS 91.7fm, Student Union
University of Connecticut, Storrs CT .  It streams at  Playlists and articles at

"During her show she said " The other  night I watched "Enemy of The State," a 1998 film which
predicted warrantless  surveillance of civilians -- quite prescient!"

4. Roy  Zimmerman: Hello NSA (Faulty Intelligence), Metaphor - []

5. Chuck  Brodsky: Dangerous Times (Color Came One Day), Waterbug -[]


Yesterday, June 19, 09, Jeremy Butler hosted "ALL THINGS ACOUSTIC" - a weekly program of folk, singer-songwriter, and world music broadcast at 100,000 watts on Alabama Public Radio (WUAL/WQPR/WAPR -- covering Birmingham, Huntsville, Montgomery, Muscle Shoals, Selma, Tuscaloosa).  The host is Jeremy Butler.   Alabama Public Radio: WUAL/WQPR/WAPR  /  Box 870370/Tuscaloosa/AL/35487

6. Simon and Garfunkel - So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright - Live 1969 - Columbia/Legacy

7. Greg Brown - Lull It By - Dream City - Red House

Jeremey runs THE INTERNET FOLK RADIO LIST    a free database of folk, singer-songwriter, and acoustic radio programs.  The List is available, for free, from:   The List contains over 500 programs and may be browsed/searched online or downloaded for your databasin' pleasure.  ~Jeremy Butler

SONNY OCHS hosts MOSTLY FOLK on WRPI  from 6-8 pm on the first Sunday of each month at   Also check her site for An acoustic Folk Music Series in Schoharie County, NY · For example, up next....June 28     Sunday     David Roth
[Her brother Phil was chosen to receive The Elaine Weissman Lifetime Achievement Award in the Legacy Artist category given by the International Folk
Alliance of Music and Dance.  The award was presented at the annual conference in Memphis on Wednesday, February 18, 2009.]

From her show June 8th....

8. Mike Agranoff - (McNaughton) Hamlet -  The Modern Folk Musician -

9. Buskin & Batteau - You're Right-  Red Shoes & Golden Hearts - NouveauRetroMedia


Judith Gennett, airs her show from Portland State University 3PM on Wednesdays

Judith posted a little story on her setlist this week, which I want to share. She is not a student at a student run radiio station, like many of those who post on the folk:

Soon I am done with my show. I gather up my music and liter bottle of Diet Mountain Dew. But I am not alone in the lobby. The "new" Production Director, a dark skinned man from somewhere in California, is working away at Facebook on his laptop. I say "new' because we have so much student turnover. Anyone who hasn't been here a year is "new." Victrola and I, in contrast, are very very old.
"How are things going?" he asks.
"Judith's been here a long time too!!" (another dj) Victrola interjects.
"I know," replies the new Production Director. "Judith, you have a wonderful voice. One of the best radio voices at KPSU."
 I am dumbfounded. Whiny. I have a whiny voice and don't sound at all like a guy like women do in Philadelphia. "Yeah...all those 'ums'"
"You don't realize this, but I listen to every show on KPSU. Yours come on and I sigh and smile and close my eyes. It'"earthly"...."
"Yeah, well, I have a couple degrees in geology," I counter. "
" could be from the mountains...from the sea...."
"Huh!"  I remember the man who called my Texas station, KEOS, and told me in 4,000 worlds how much he liked my mellow voice. That's two fans!!!
"You far as I'm concerned you can can do anything you want at this radio station. Let me tell you this, I respect my mother and my grandmother and my great grandmother...."
"Ha ha!" laughs DJ Victrola from the booth. "He respects old women!!"
The Californian just smiled. "I respect you for the experience you have."

10. COSY SHERIDAN--The Land of 10,000 Mothers--Live at CedarHouse--Waterbug


David John hosts CHICKENSKIN MUSIC which airs thursdays 8pm to 10 pm on ktru houston, Texas
and RANDOM ROUTES Saturday mornings from 9 to 12 on KEOS College Station in Bryan, Texas
<http://www.keos,org/>www.   On 16 13 09 on random routes he played:

11. Nanci Griffith/ the loving kind/ The Loving Kind/ rounder

12. Albert & Gage/ say yes to love/ Dakota Lullaby/ moonhousr


Stephen Harris hosts  The GRASS ROOTS REVIVAL Wednesday nights from 8-10 pm on KRCC  ( in Colorado Springs.  Setlists are archived in a searchable database at  The following are from his 
Grass Roots Revival Playlist for Wednesday, June 17, 2009

13. Cheryl Wheeler - Praise the Lord and Life Is Grand - Pointing at the Sun - / Dias

14. Putnam Smith / I think it's almost summertime / Goldrush / Itchy Sabot


Val Cormier hosts FOLK OASIS on   CITR in  Vancouver, BC  on  Wednesdays,  8 - 10 pm Pacific. June 17, he played:

15. Ronny Cox  – Happy Father’s Day - Songs...With Repercussions

"The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother."  --Theodore Hesburgh

ITS ALL FOLK  airs Sundays, 2-4pm Alaska Time on KEUL FM 88.9   GLACIER CITY RADIO  Girdwood, AK  99587
It is hosted by Karen Rakos –  On June 14, 2009 she aired the following:

16. Antje Duvekot / Merry-Go-Round / The Near Demise of the Highwire Dancer / Black Wolf

Arthur and Andrea Berman, co-host PACIFIC PICKIN' every Tuesday from 6:-8:00AM,  from North Vancouver, Canada  on CITR 101.9FM. 
They have podcasts avialable and they stream. Here from their playlist - June 16, 2009

17. Tim Grimm - Or Bust - Songs from Sing Out! v.52#4 - Sing Out!


WAXIES DARGLE is heard on Sunday afternoons from 5 to 6pm (Central) on CJUM   from The University Of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
The Host/producer: Lyle Skinner   aired the following on his June 14th show:  

18. The Wailin' Jennys -- Beautiful Dawn - 40 DAYS - Jericho Beach


Tom Bingham's show is GENERAL ECLECTIC  and it streams from SUNY fredonia. It airs Friday mornings from 10 till noon. Link is at - "General Eclectic" playlist archive

19. Carol Williams - Things We Said Today - We Can Work It Out: Commentaries on the Beatles

[I have been posting 140-character mini-reviews as tweets on Twitter for a while now, along with a few more personal observations (don't we all?). If
anyone should be interested, my Twitter handle is @mason2042]


Sunday Breakfast with John Platt   WFUV, New York   8-11 am 90.7 FM and anytime at  
From July 14, 2009:

20. Indigo Girls - Digging for Your Dream - Poseidon and The Bitter Bug -


KBCS Bellevue, Washington airs Jean Geiger hosts FOLKSOUNDS on KBCS from Bellevue, Washington on Tuesday evenings from 7 - 9 pm. On June 16, 2009 she played this cut:
21. David Francey - Long Way Home - Torn Screen Door - Laker Music

 John Sincock hosts LUNCH WITH FOLKS  on KBCS  from  Bellevue - Seattle  - It streams.  THis song was aired 06/12/09

22. James Keelaghan -   Fires Of Calais -  Then Again- Jericho Beach


(Arthur Elliott airs at   99.7FM  Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.  Sidestream is currently two hours, 7-9pm every Wednesday.
Queensland, Australia 4504.

22. Jim Photoglo - Kudzu - Is It Me? - Grifftone


Sonja Hedlund hosts Ballads and Banjoes Satruday morninbgs on WJFF 6 - 8 am
She has many "favorites" but ter favorite all time singer  -

23. John McCutcheon - Simple Man - This Fire -


From the Joshua Tree Inn - the best in contemporary folk, country & bluegrass music ... & all those regions in between.
Now in its 24th year ... hosted by Kevin Elliott for the past 14 years ... every Tuesday from 6 to 8 PM central time.
Online at   WEFT, Community Radio in Central Illinois 90.1 FM
From  June 16, 2009
24. Cary Cooper - Have Faith in Me - Dirty Little Secret - Ethereal Girl


Fox's is a mixture of folk, blues, country, some rock and  even some jazz, grouped around themes, current topics in the  news, anniversaries of
events and  birthdays.  This is the 1686th show.      (WRFG streams at  _http://www.wrfg.org_ ( _)
Fox's MInstrel Show on WRFG is hosted by Harlon Joye in Atlanta Georgia

25. I Love My Flag \ U UTAH PHILLIPS \ I've Got to Know \ AK Press


Y'All:   Here's Hootenanny Power, in its 28th year on Baton Rouge's NPR  affiliate WRKF, 89.3 fm, for Saturday, June 6, 2009:

  26. Abi Tapia - Beware - The Beauty In The Rain-  MoonHouse


Early Morning Gumbo is heard each Tuesday morning on community radio
KBOO 90.7fm Portland OR, 92.7fm White Salmon WA, and 100.7fm Corvallis OR.
Also streaming on the web (Pacific time 5:30 to 7:00am).
It features a variety of folk and acoustic music, much of which is connected to the American south (acoustic blues, Texas folk, Cajun, old time, bluegrass, etc.)

Host: Diane Karl Playlist for Tuesday, June 15, 2009           

27. TOWNES VAN ZANDT - For the Sake of the Song - A Far Cry From Dead - Arista


SIMPATICO - airs on WSPN 91.1  from  Skidmore College - Saratoga Springs, NY
Sunday mornings 9AM to Noon   - Chris McGill - dj    Sunday, June 7, 2009

28. Red Grammer - Till Then - Soul Man in a Techno World


More info about music on the radio:

"", is a comprehensive source for folk and acoustic music resources on the World Wide Web, is run by Alan Rowath.
Whether you're a songwriter, singer, fan or venue host -- we aim to provide the information you need

"With the advent of streaming audio technologies such as RealAudio, a growing number of radio programs and radio stations are expanding their potential listener base by making content available on the Internet. For more links to Internet Radio broadcasts, visit Alan's Internet Radio page.
This page is divided into two sections: radio networks and programs, organized by name, and radio stations, organized by call letters.

Looking for a place to hear great live music near you, or in a town you'll be visiting? From, you can read about and search databases like Musi-Cal, Pollstar,, and Billboard Magazine's TourSearch.

For performers interested in developing a strategy for establishing a presence on the Internet, one approach is outlined in a WWW page Alan created for a workshop at the 1995 Folk Alliance conference and has presented at numerous other conferences. Feel free to use it and please send him suggestions on how he can make it better. It's located at

For radio stations carrying folk programming, consult Jeremy Butler's Folk Radio database.

Find lyrics and tabs for thousands of public domain folk songs in Dick Greenhaus's Digital Tradition database.

To find the writer of a song, see Alan's Finding Copyrights FAQ.

For links to information about licensing copyrighted material and paying royalties, contacting performance rights organizations like ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC, and their Internet resources; and music publishers like the Harry Fox Agency, see Alan's homepage.

Alan's homepage also has links for finding albums, books about the music business, Internet resources for guitarists, sheet music, musicology, MIDI, finding phone numbers, and promoting successful music events. There's other info there too, he updates his page regularly. He's caffeine free, but he sleeps about 10 minutes per day.

    * Folktalk is a much more broadband unmoderated group, adding support for traditional music and more philosophical discussion.

    * FolkVenu is the list to join if you're looking for gigs or if you represent a venue looking for musicians to hire. See more details and subscription links at's Mailing Lists page.

    * FolkBiz is for musicians and support people to discuss business issues that aren't covered by the venue and DJ lists. See more details and subscription links at's Mailing Lists page.

Folk Plus is a mostly lyrically and theme based show of contemporary singer-songwriters, some older cuts and perhaps a spoken word or broadway entry, all based on a theme.
It has been hosted since 1993 by Angela Page airing Saturdays from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm at 90.5 fm in Jeffersonville, N.Y. and 94.5 in Monticello N.Y.  following Car Talk.
Over a decade of Folk Plus playlists are at .  The station's website and stream are online at WWW.WJFFRADIO.ORG

Thanks to staff and station management for accommodating my health issues which allow me to continue to volunteer Saturday mornings


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