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KBCS Year-End Campaign

Listener contributions are what make KBCS's unique and independent programming possible. Keep your favorite KBCS programs going strong by making a year-end, tax-deductible contribution today!

$215,000 Goal

15.29%

Drive ends: December 31, 2021

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Programs

Start Time Program Name
12:00am Giant Steps
1:00am music (re-broadcast)
5:00am Rising Up
6:00am BBC World Service
7:00am The Grit
feat. Hard Knock Radio
8:00am Democracy Now!
9:00am Thom Hartmann Program
12:00pm Iaan Hughes
4:00pm Judy Lindsay
7:00pm Folksounds
9:00pm Road Songs
11:00pm Backtracks
Start Time Program Name
1:00am Zulu Radio
3:00am Music
7:00am Gospel Highway
9:00am Our Saturday Tradition
12:00pm Hawai`i Radio Connection
2:00pm Balkana
4:00pm ¡Sabor!
7:00pm Mostly Acoustic
9:00pm Chairman Moe
11:00pm Hip Hop Knuckles
Start Time Program Name
1:00am Zulu Radio
3:00am music (re-broadcast)
6:00am Walkin’ the Floor
9:00am Sunday Folks
12:00pm Bluegrass Ramble
3:00pm Sunday’s Hornpipe
6:00pm The Real Folk
8:00pm Backtracks
10:00pm Flotation Device

Backtracks

Sundays 8-10pm, Tuesdays 11pm-12am, Wednesdays 12-1am

Two solid hours of The Grateful Dead and related, influenced and associated music.

Hosted by

Backtracks

Sundays 8-10pm, Tuesdays 11pm-12am, Wednesdays 12-1am

Two solid hours of The Grateful Dead and related, influenced and associated music.

Hosted by

Balkana

Balkana

Saturdays 2-4pm

Music from Eastern Europe and the Balkans with hosts Dominic & Vince Jovanovich

Hosted by ,

BBC World Service

Weekdays 6-7am

International news, features and analysis from Africa, the Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, South Asia, and the United States and Canada.

Bluegrass Ramble

Sundays 12-3pm

Three hours of soulful singin’ and hot pickin’, featuring the best of this classic American genre.

Hosted by ,

Brasilidade

Wednesdays 9-11pm

Brasilian music mix with host Adriana Giordano

Hosted by

Chairman Moe

Saturdays 9-11pm

Chairman Moe is OUTATIME in the ’80s image credit: Daniel Gonçalves

Hosted by

City Soul Turntables

City Soul

Fridays 9-11pm

Presenting a kaleidoscope of soulful electronic sounds, City Soul connects the dots between modern club culture and its past influences from around the globe. Hosted by Seattle club DJs Atlee and J-Justice.

Hosted by ,

Climate Connections

Climate Connections is a daily (M-F), 90-second radio series that aims to help listeners understand how climate change is already impacting our lives and what diverse people and organizations are doing to reduce the associated risks. The series “connects the dots” between climate change and energy, extreme weather, public health, food and water, jobs and

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Crosscurrents 2021

Crosscurrents

Wednesdays 11pm-12am, Thursdays 12-1am

Exploring the journey of music across the globe

Hosted by ,

Democracy Now Logo, Juan and Amy

Democracy Now!

Weekdays 8-9am

Democracy Now! produces a daily, global, independent news hour hosted by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan González. Reporting includes breaking daily news headlines and in-depth interviews with people on the front lines of the world’s most pressing issues. On Democracy Now!, you’ll hear a diversity of voices speaking for themselves, providing a unique and

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Undersea

Flotation Device

Sundays 10pm-12am

Creative and improvised music out of Seattle. Exploration of various soundscapes and aural attractions. Re-surged after a bit of a hiatus. Hosted by John Seman.

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Violin Close-up

Folksounds

Tuesdays 7-9pm

A blend of acoustic American folk, featuring fiddle tunes, dance music, contemporary songs, as well as a few acoustic surprises from other parts of the world.

Hosted by ,

Giant Steps

Giant Steps

Mondays 11pm-12am, Tuesdays 12-1am

Jazz in classic and progressive forms and the music its inspired along the way, from groundbreaking Coltrane to underground turntablism.

Hosted by

Gospel Highway

Saturdays 7-9am

An early gospel start to your weekend featuring traditional quartets, vocal soloists, and contemporary artists.

Hosted by ,

Green Acre Radio

Green Acre Radio is a weekly radio program focusing on important issues in the environmental and sustainability movement, including wetland restoration, Puget Sound recovery, local food policy and ocean conditions. The show is produced by Martha Baskin and sponsored by the Human Links Foundation in partnership with Jack Straw Cultural Center.

H2O Radio, This Week in Water

H2O Radio is journalism about water. Why? Because we’re all in this together. What do you picture when you hear the word “water”? A cool, refreshing drink? A dip in a mountain lake? The beach? Perhaps you recall your morning shower, or watering your garden. You probably didn’t picture power plants, your laptop, or that burger

Read More

Hawai`i Radio Connection

Saturdays 12-2pm

From the Islands of Aloha to Wakinekona, Hawai`i Radio Connection features two hours of the unique sounds that evoke a tropical island paradise for your ears. From classic chants and traditional hula tunes, to sweet slack-key guitar, ukulele wizardry, hapa-haole harmonies, and popular Hawaiian hits of the past fifty-plus years of the Fiftieth State, join

Read More

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Hip Hop Knuckles

Saturdays 11pm-12am, Sundays 12-1am

Nje brings you Hip-Hop from all over the world, sharing the culture and smooth vibes of Hip-Hop and leaving you with positive feelings.

Hosted by

Iaan Hughes

Weekdays 12-4pm

Hosted by

Iaan Hughes Judy Lindsay roots rock and soul

Judy Lindsay

Weekdays 4-7pm

Hosted by

Living The Blues

Wednesdays 7-9pm

Celebrating the Blues in all its forms.

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Logic Amen Commentary

Logic Amen is an educator, artist, and activist who regularly contributes commentaries to KBCS on Mondays and Fridays at 5:55 a.m. during Hard Knock Radio. He is a graduate of the University of Washington with a degree in English Literature and is active in the hip-hop community with several albums and writings.

Mega Booty & Funkscribe Present

Fridays 7-9pm

For over 5 years,  DJ Mega Booty & DJ Funkscribe have been bringing you soul & funk music in all it’s forms. You’ll hear Deep funk 45’s, dusty party funk LP’s, Motown, 80’s boogie, sweet 60’s soul, hip hop, neo-soul, breakbeats & more – all guaranteed to get your Friday night started right. The show

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Hosted by

Recordspine

music

Mondays 2-5am, Sundays 3-6am, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 1-5am, Saturdays 3-7am

Selections from the KBCS music library and archive programming

Music of Africa

Thursdays 7-9pm

A weekly survey of African popular music, including soukous, highlife, juju, benga, and more.

Hosted by ,

music (re-broadcast)

Mondays 2-5am, Sundays 3-6am, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 1-5am, Saturdays 3-7am

music (re-broadcast)

Mondays 2-5am, Sundays 3-6am, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 1-5am, Saturdays 3-7am

Music

Mondays 2-5am, Sundays 3-6am, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 1-5am, Saturdays 3-7am

music (re-broadcast)

Mondays 2-5am, Sundays 3-6am, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 1-5am, Saturdays 3-7am

Our Saturday Tradition

Saturdays 9am-12pm

An eclectic blend of both traditional and contemporary Americana, including folk, bluegrass, and old-time music.

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The Reggae Party

Thursdays 9-11pm

Exploring the borders of reggae and territory in between, including roots, dance hall, dub, rocksteady, and ska.

Hosted by ,

Rising Up

Tuesdays 5-6am

Rising Up with Sonali is an all-women run show that brings progressive news coverage rooted in gender and racial justice.

Road Songs

Road Songs

Tuesdays 9-11pm

Host Rustin Thompson takes you on a journey down the highways of alternative country and folk, classic country, and country rock. Imagine a soundtrack for a journey through the backroads of the imagination, offering challenging climbs and restful descents, quiet contemplations and raucous singalongs, inviting sidetrips and illuminating detours. Your traveling companions include Townes Van

Read More

Hosted by

¡Sabor!

Saturdays 4-7pm

A weekly tour of contemporary and traditional Latin music from all parts of the globe.

Hosted by

Sunday Folks

Sundays 9am-12pm

A morning mix of traditional and contemporary folk in all it’s undefined states.

Hosted by ,

Mostly Acoustic

Mondays, Saturdays 7-9pm

An eclectic mix of roots, rock and soul — mostly acoustic side — hosted by Gordon Todd

Hosted by

Violin Strings

Sunday’s Hornpipe

Sundays 3-6pm

You’ll hear hornpipes, reels and jigs, a few waltzes from the finest Celtic music players. Mary, John and Kevin share music, stories and laughs. Requests are always welcome. Sundays, 3pm.

Hosted by ,

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The DUBside

Thursdays 11pm-12am, Fridays 12-1am

Resurgence of Dub Awakenings, the DUBside of Varitions reverbed into 2 hours of solid DUB!

Hosted by

photo of cds in KBCS library

The Real Folk

Sundays 6-8pm

The Real Folk hosted by Richard Gillman

Hosted by

Thom and Logo

Thom Hartmann Program

Weekdays 9am-12pm

“America’s #1 Progressive Radio Show:” Thom Hartmann explores a daily mix of current topics and connects with callers nationwide. Call 1-202-808-9925 to leave a comment or question for Thom. Or join the conversation in his chatroom.

Hosted by

Variations

Variations

Fridays 11pm-12am, Saturdays 12-3am

Delves into the continually prolific electronic music community from local to the global. Occasional studio interviews, live guests plus new, classic, and found creations. Genres extend through dubstep, jungle/dnb, house, electro, minimal, IDM, bonkin’, crunkin’, and circuit bending! Even YOUR talent may be featured sometime!

Hosted by

Country Album collage

Walkin’ the Floor

Sundays 6-9am

Twang when the roosters crow, waking you with twin fiddles, steel guitars, and honky tonk stars.

Hosted by

waveform

Wavelengths

Fridays 1-3am

Wavelengths takes you on a nostalgic sonic journey through long, drawn out soundscapes with familiar melodies from your past, to the grooves you used to dance to in yesteryear. We hit it all. There’s something for everyone in Wavelengths and you’ll know exactly how it feels when you hear it.

Hosted by ,

What’s the Flux? Commuter Dispatches

A daily ritual—the commute—shapes our exploration of mobility, access and economic movement from the margins of a city to its center. With broadcast, texts, social media and bus ads, we bring curiosity to hidden, nonstop migration. With support from the Association of Independents in Radio (AIR), producer Mona Yeh examines Seattle metro area commuting to capture first-hand accounts of

Read More

206Zulu.com

Zulu Radio

Sundays 1-3am, Saturdays 1-3am

Straight from the Seattle chapter of the Universal Zulu Nation, Zulu Radio is an outlet for up-and-coming independent Hip Hop artists, both locally and worldwide. Zulu Radio aims to spread awareness of Hip Hop not only as a cultural movement, but as a vehicle for positive growth within our communities.

Hosted by

206Zulu.com

Zulu Radio

Sundays 1-3am, Saturdays 1-3am

Straight from the Seattle chapter of the Universal Zulu Nation, Zulu Radio is an outlet for up-and-coming independent Hip Hop artists, both locally and worldwide. Zulu Radio aims to spread awareness of Hip Hop not only as a cultural movement, but as a vehicle for positive growth within our communities.

Hosted by

Ambient

waveform

Wavelengths

Fridays 1-3am

Wavelengths takes you on a nostalgic sonic journey through long, drawn out soundscapes with familiar melodies from your past, to the grooves you used to dance to in yesteryear. We hit it all. There’s something for everyone in Wavelengths and you’ll know exactly how it feels when you hear it.

Hosted by ,

Dance, Trance and Electronica

City Soul Turntables

City Soul

Fridays 9-11pm

Presenting a kaleidoscope of soulful electronic sounds, City Soul connects the dots between modern club culture and its past influences from around the globe. Hosted by Seattle club DJs Atlee and J-Justice.

Hosted by ,

Variations

Variations

Fridays 11pm-12am, Saturdays 12-3am

Delves into the continually prolific electronic music community from local to the global. Occasional studio interviews, live guests plus new, classic, and found creations. Genres extend through dubstep, jungle/dnb, house, electro, minimal, IDM, bonkin’, crunkin’, and circuit bending! Even YOUR talent may be featured sometime!

Hosted by

waveform

Wavelengths

Fridays 1-3am

Wavelengths takes you on a nostalgic sonic journey through long, drawn out soundscapes with familiar melodies from your past, to the grooves you used to dance to in yesteryear. We hit it all. There’s something for everyone in Wavelengths and you’ll know exactly how it feels when you hear it.

Hosted by ,

Folk and Americana

Bluegrass Ramble

Sundays 12-3pm

Three hours of soulful singin’ and hot pickin’, featuring the best of this classic American genre.

Hosted by ,

Violin Close-up

Folksounds

Tuesdays 7-9pm

A blend of acoustic American folk, featuring fiddle tunes, dance music, contemporary songs, as well as a few acoustic surprises from other parts of the world.

Hosted by ,

Gospel Highway

Saturdays 7-9am

An early gospel start to your weekend featuring traditional quartets, vocal soloists, and contemporary artists.

Hosted by ,

Our Saturday Tradition

Saturdays 9am-12pm

An eclectic blend of both traditional and contemporary Americana, including folk, bluegrass, and old-time music.

Hosted by ,

Road Songs

Road Songs

Tuesdays 9-11pm

Host Rustin Thompson takes you on a journey down the highways of alternative country and folk, classic country, and country rock. Imagine a soundtrack for a journey through the backroads of the imagination, offering challenging climbs and restful descents, quiet contemplations and raucous singalongs, inviting sidetrips and illuminating detours. Your traveling companions include Townes Van

Read More

Hosted by

Sunday Folks

Sundays 9am-12pm

A morning mix of traditional and contemporary folk in all it’s undefined states.

Hosted by ,

photo of cds in KBCS library

The Real Folk

Sundays 6-8pm

The Real Folk hosted by Richard Gillman

Hosted by

Country Album collage

Walkin’ the Floor

Sundays 6-9am

Twang when the roosters crow, waking you with twin fiddles, steel guitars, and honky tonk stars.

Hosted by

Jazz and Classical

Giant Steps

Giant Steps

Mondays 11pm-12am, Tuesdays 12-1am

Jazz in classic and progressive forms and the music its inspired along the way, from groundbreaking Coltrane to underground turntablism.

Hosted by

photo of cds in KBCS library

The Vault

Mondays 9-11pm

Welcome to The Vault. Classic vinyl, blues, jazz…Oneda Harris shares an extensive music deep from her father’s archived collection.

Hosted by

R&B, Soul, and Hip Hop

Hip Hop Knuckles

Saturdays 11pm-12am, Sundays 12-1am

Nje brings you Hip-Hop from all over the world, sharing the culture and smooth vibes of Hip-Hop and leaving you with positive feelings.

Hosted by

Mega Booty & Funkscribe Present

Fridays 7-9pm

For over 5 years,  DJ Mega Booty & DJ Funkscribe have been bringing you soul & funk music in all it’s forms. You’ll hear Deep funk 45’s, dusty party funk LP’s, Motown, 80’s boogie, sweet 60’s soul, hip hop, neo-soul, breakbeats & more – all guaranteed to get your Friday night started right. The show

Read More

Hosted by

photo of cds in KBCS library

The Vault

Mondays 9-11pm

Welcome to The Vault. Classic vinyl, blues, jazz…Oneda Harris shares an extensive music deep from her father’s archived collection.

Hosted by

206Zulu.com

Zulu Radio

Sundays 1-3am, Saturdays 1-3am

Straight from the Seattle chapter of the Universal Zulu Nation, Zulu Radio is an outlet for up-and-coming independent Hip Hop artists, both locally and worldwide. Zulu Radio aims to spread awareness of Hip Hop not only as a cultural movement, but as a vehicle for positive growth within our communities.

Hosted by

206Zulu.com

Zulu Radio

Sundays 1-3am, Saturdays 1-3am

Straight from the Seattle chapter of the Universal Zulu Nation, Zulu Radio is an outlet for up-and-coming independent Hip Hop artists, both locally and worldwide. Zulu Radio aims to spread awareness of Hip Hop not only as a cultural movement, but as a vehicle for positive growth within our communities.

Hosted by

Rock and Blues

Backtracks

Sundays 8-10pm, Tuesdays 11pm-12am, Wednesdays 12-1am

Two solid hours of The Grateful Dead and related, influenced and associated music.

Hosted by

Living The Blues

Wednesdays 7-9pm

Celebrating the Blues in all its forms.

Hosted by ,

photo of cds in KBCS library

The Vault

Mondays 9-11pm

Welcome to The Vault. Classic vinyl, blues, jazz…Oneda Harris shares an extensive music deep from her father’s archived collection.

Hosted by

Variety

Chairman Moe

Saturdays 9-11pm

Chairman Moe is OUTATIME in the ’80s image credit: Daniel Gonçalves

Hosted by

Iaan Hughes

Weekdays 12-4pm

Hosted by

Iaan Hughes Judy Lindsay roots rock and soul

Judy Lindsay

Weekdays 4-7pm

Hosted by

Mostly Acoustic

Mondays, Saturdays 7-9pm

An eclectic mix of roots, rock and soul — mostly acoustic side — hosted by Gordon Todd

Hosted by

World

Balkana

Balkana

Saturdays 2-4pm

Music from Eastern Europe and the Balkans with hosts Dominic & Vince Jovanovich

Hosted by ,

Brasilidade

Wednesdays 9-11pm

Brasilian music mix with host Adriana Giordano

Hosted by

Crosscurrents 2021

Crosscurrents

Wednesdays 11pm-12am, Thursdays 12-1am

Exploring the journey of music across the globe

Hosted by ,

Hawai`i Radio Connection

Saturdays 12-2pm

From the Islands of Aloha to Wakinekona, Hawai`i Radio Connection features two hours of the unique sounds that evoke a tropical island paradise for your ears. From classic chants and traditional hula tunes, to sweet slack-key guitar, ukulele wizardry, hapa-haole harmonies, and popular Hawaiian hits of the past fifty-plus years of the Fiftieth State, join

Read More

Hosted by , , , , , , ,

Music of Africa

Thursdays 7-9pm

A weekly survey of African popular music, including soukous, highlife, juju, benga, and more.

Hosted by ,

The Reggae Party

Thursdays 9-11pm

Exploring the borders of reggae and territory in between, including roots, dance hall, dub, rocksteady, and ska.

Hosted by ,

¡Sabor!

Saturdays 4-7pm

A weekly tour of contemporary and traditional Latin music from all parts of the globe.

Hosted by

Violin Strings

Sunday’s Hornpipe

Sundays 3-6pm

You’ll hear hornpipes, reels and jigs, a few waltzes from the finest Celtic music players. Mary, John and Kevin share music, stories and laughs. Requests are always welcome. Sundays, 3pm.

Hosted by ,

BBC World Service

Weekdays 6-7am

International news, features and analysis from Africa, the Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, South Asia, and the United States and Canada.

Climate Connections

Climate Connections is a daily (M-F), 90-second radio series that aims to help listeners understand how climate change is already impacting our lives and what diverse people and organizations are doing to reduce the associated risks. The series “connects the dots” between climate change and energy, extreme weather, public health, food and water, jobs and

Read More

Democracy Now Logo, Juan and Amy

Democracy Now!

Weekdays 8-9am

Democracy Now! produces a daily, global, independent news hour hosted by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan González. Reporting includes breaking daily news headlines and in-depth interviews with people on the front lines of the world’s most pressing issues. On Democracy Now!, you’ll hear a diversity of voices speaking for themselves, providing a unique and

Read More

Green Acre Radio

Green Acre Radio is a weekly radio program focusing on important issues in the environmental and sustainability movement, including wetland restoration, Puget Sound recovery, local food policy and ocean conditions. The show is produced by Martha Baskin and sponsored by the Human Links Foundation in partnership with Jack Straw Cultural Center.

H2O Radio, This Week in Water

H2O Radio is journalism about water. Why? Because we’re all in this together. What do you picture when you hear the word “water”? A cool, refreshing drink? A dip in a mountain lake? The beach? Perhaps you recall your morning shower, or watering your garden. You probably didn’t picture power plants, your laptop, or that burger

Read More

Logic Amen Commentary

Logic Amen is an educator, artist, and activist who regularly contributes commentaries to KBCS on Mondays and Fridays at 5:55 a.m. during Hard Knock Radio. He is a graduate of the University of Washington with a degree in English Literature and is active in the hip-hop community with several albums and writings.

Rising Up

Tuesdays 5-6am

Rising Up with Sonali is an all-women run show that brings progressive news coverage rooted in gender and racial justice.

Thom and Logo

Thom Hartmann Program

Weekdays 9am-12pm

“America’s #1 Progressive Radio Show:” Thom Hartmann explores a daily mix of current topics and connects with callers nationwide. Call 1-202-808-9925 to leave a comment or question for Thom. Or join the conversation in his chatroom.

Hosted by

What’s the Flux? Commuter Dispatches

A daily ritual—the commute—shapes our exploration of mobility, access and economic movement from the margins of a city to its center. With broadcast, texts, social media and bus ads, we bring curiosity to hidden, nonstop migration. With support from the Association of Independents in Radio (AIR), producer Mona Yeh examines Seattle metro area commuting to capture first-hand accounts of

Read More