Current Programs

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A Good Time

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Thursdays at 7:00 pm
Pat's special mix of classic rock and chicken feet.
It's a always a good time with Uncle Pat! Listen for a unique mix of classic and progressive rock spanning several decades, plus Uncle Pat's own brand of low key humor. If there's a chickenfoot in the house, it belongs to Uncle Pat....

Academy of Comedy

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Saturdays at 7:00 am
Studying has never been so much fun!
Saturdays at 7am, the Academy of Comedy curriculum is strictly for laughs with vintage radio comedy, humorous songs, and general silliness. You'll be schooled in the classics, like Abbot & Costello, Bob & Ray, Bob Newhart, Bill Cosby and Jerry Seinfeld. Join headmaster Ed Gasperini ...

Alternative Radio

Sundays at 7:00 am
Alternative Radio provides information, analyses and views that are frequently ignored or distorted in other media.
Alternative Radio is dedicated to the founding principles of public broadcasting, which urge that programming serve as "a forum for controversy and debate," be diverse and "provide a voice for groups that may otherwise be unheard."The project is entirely independent, sustained so...

America's Disappeared

Mondays at 6:00 pm
The first Monday of each month, our local program, America's Disappeared, looks at the justice and criminal punishment system in America and its effect on human lives.
Click for more information about prison system and reforms.Local program, produced in the KSER News Department....

Audio Indigo

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Saturdays at 7:00 pm
Blues you can wrap your mind around.
Robin "K" turns the air blue for you Saturday nights from 7pm to 9pm on Audio Indigo, featuring, local, regional and obscure blues artists. Kick off your shoes and start your weekend right with Audio Indigo. Says Robin, "The blues idiom has been a life long love. I listened to it ...

BBC News Bulletin

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Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays at 3:01 pm
The BBC Headline News provides a concise round-up of all the main international news of the hour, combined with clear explanation and analysis. It brings together the best reportage from BBC correspondents around the world, with the voices of those directly involved in global events - wherever ...

BBC News Bulletin

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Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays at 4:01 pm
The BBC Headline News provides a concise round-up of all the main international news of the hour, combined with clear explanation and analysis. It brings together the best reportage from BBC correspondents around the world, with the voices of those directly involved in global events - wherever ...

Between The Lines

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Fridays at 6:00 pm
Between the Lines provides a voice for individuals and spokespersons from progressive organizations generally ignored or marginalized by the mainstream media.
Each week, Between The Lines provides dissenting views on the status quo, reporting on issues that matter including: skyrocketing energy prices and oil company profiteering; the growing debt crisis; religious extremism; the drive for American empire; and the failing U.S. healthcare system....

Big Bandstand

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Saturdays at 9:00 am
The best in swing music of the 1930s and '40s.
Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, The Dorseys and all the rest!  Steve Ward brings you the best in swing music from the 1930s and '40s every Saturday at 9am. You'll hear the great bands, the classic songs, and you'll know why Duke Ellington said, "It don't mean a thing, if it ai...

Bioneers

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Tuesdays at 6:00 pm
Revolution From the Heart of Nature -
Bioneers highlights cutting-edge solutions to major environmental challenges and crises, along with broader social approaches for ecological and cultural restoration.A forum for connecting the environment, health, social justice, and spirit within a broad progressive framework, Bioneers encompasses ...

Blue Moon Lounge

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Mondays at 8:30 pm
Americana music served up spicy hot.
The Blue Moon Lounge serves up Americana music along with jukebox twang, swing, gospel and other spicy treats. Menu favorites include Wilco, Nick Lowe, Hayes Carll, Dave Alvin, Patsy Cline, Gillian Welch, Los Straitjackets, Th’ Legendary Shack Shakers and local artists too. David Ballew i...

Bluegrass Express

Sundays at 11:00 am
Original American roots music from the heart of the hill country.
Jump on board the Bluegrass Express as we take you back to the hills and hollers where rural country music began. Each host (Ann &  Miss Nicolette) has her own favorite stops along the way, guiding you through the range and beauty of bluegrass and old-time music.  Don't miss the Blue...

Blues Odyssey

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Saturdays at 9:00 pm
Modern blues with a nod to the originators of the art form.

Award-winning blues DJ Leslie presents two hours of the best in blues music from around the world and here at home. Your Blues Odyssey starts at 9pm--don't be late!

Caribbean Sounds

Mondays at 7:00 pm
A tour through the Caribbean's rich musical traditions.
Noel Williams guides you through the Caribbean's rich musical traditions. You'll hear Soca, Calypso, Garifina, and all your favorites from the islands and the coasts. Born and raised in Belize, Noel brings you his personal take on the sounds and history of music from across the southern sea....

Clancy's Bar & Grill

Thursdays at 8:30 pm
Thursday night blues to put you in a pipe packin' mood.
Blues, blues, and more blues! Clancy Dunigan, the boss jock with the boss blus that his boss told him to play, dishes up tasty licks and a heapin' plate of pipe-packin' blues at his Bar & Grill Thurdays at 8:30pm. Make a reservation Thursday nights 'cause the Bar & Grill fills up fast an...

Classical Edge

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Tuesdays at 9:00 pm
A journey from the core to the edges of the classical music world.

Chris Wartes introduces you to the best in 20th and 21st Century Classical Music on Classical Edge. The program airs at 9pm Monday and repeats at 4am Sunday morning.

Classical Guitar Alive

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Sundays at 6:00 am
Classical music performed by masters of the guitar.
Classical Guitar Alive! is the only nationally-broadcast guitar radio program in the United States. Music and interviews with the world's leading guitarists, performers - Classical Guitar shares the beauty and passion of classical guitar with our listeners....

Community Life

Mondays at 6:30 pm
The 4th Monday of each month, Mary Ellen Wood talks with local people who are working as individuals or within groups to make our community a better place to live.

Produced at KSER.

Counterspin

Thursdays at 6:00 pm
CounterSpin provides a critical examination of the major stories every week, and exposes what the mainstream media might have missed in their own coverage.

Combining lively discussion and a thoughtful media critique, CounterSpin highlights biased and inaccurate news; censored stories; sexism, racism and homophobia in the news; the power of corporate influence; TV news' narrow political spectrum; attacks on free speech; and more.

Da Coconut Wireless

Sundays at 5:00 pm
Slack key, ukulele, traditional, contemporary, reggae and more!
Tune in for new and traditional music of the Hawaiian Isles, from Jawaiian to slack key. Da Coconut Wireless is the Hawaiian euphemism for "the grape vine". Rotating hosts from the Northwest's Hawaiian community share music, talk story, and give occasional bit of news from the islands....

Democracy Now!

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays at 7:00 am
A daily news magazine that takes a hard-hitting look at the news events of the day.
Democracy Now!’s War and Peace Report provides our audience with access to people and perspectives rarely heard in the U.S.corporate-sponsored media, including independent and international journalists, ordinary people from around the world who are directly affected by U.S. foreign policy, gra...

Democracy Now! (Evenings)

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays at 5:00 pm
Re-broadcast of 5:00 AM Democracy Now

Democracy Now! (Live)

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays at 5:00 am
Live from Pacifica Radio station WBAI in New York city, Democracy Now!
Democracy Now!’s War and Peace Report provides our audience with access to people and perspectives rarely heard in the U.S.corporate-sponsored media, including independent and international journalists, ordinary people from around the world who are directly affected by U.S. foreign policy, gra...

Dusties

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Saturdays at 5:00 pm
The Sounds Of Soul and R&B Music From the 1940's to the 1970's
Tune in Saturdays at 4pm to Dusties for the best in soul and rhythm & blues music from the 1940s to the 1970s. You'll hear from the legends and unsung heroes of soul and R&B, and songs that aren't normally heard on commerical oldies stations.  Whether you like your soul music serve...

Face Your Future

Tuesdays at 6:00 pm
Host Wilson Charles looks at issues facing young people
 

Floating World

Sundays at 3:00 pm
An eclectic mix of world music styles.
Let the Floating World carry you across a sea of sounds from around the world Sundays at 3pm. Rotating hosts guide you through a mix of  music from cultures, places, and eras beyond your own experience.  The Floating World is your ticket to adventure--and maybe a little paradise....

Focus On Aging

Mondays at 6:00 pm

The 4th Monday of each month, Joan Bethel and Pat Mahoney look at the issues and needs of our aging population and hear from experts in the community covering topics of importance to seniors.

Produced at KSER

Frettin' Fingers

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Saturdays at 11:00 am
Great guitar music in a variety of styles and genres - everything from Atkins to Zappa!
Join Jim Hilmar Saturdays at 11am for great guitar music on Frettin' Fingers. Swing, pop, jazz, blues and rhythm & blues, vintage country & rockabilly, surf - acoustic or electric. Steel guitar too. Whether you like Alvin Lee, Leon Rhodes, Bucky Pizzarelli, James Burton, Dick Dale&...

From Here to Obscurity

Wednesdays at 8:30 pm
Great old garage rock of the 1960s.
Fuzz guitar enthusiasts rejoice! From Here To Obscurity revisits the mid-1960s every Wednesday at 8:30 pm, bringing you garage, psychedelic, surf, folk blues-rock and little known or rarely played music of the era. Jerry Bennett is your host....

Getting Your Dough to Rise

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Tuesdays at 6:00 pm
The last Tuesday of the month, Financial Services Representative Chuck Noel hosts this program about your money.

The focus is on how to get the most out of the money you have and how to make your money work its hardest.

Listeners are invited to call with questions -- 425-303-9070.

Produced at KSER.

Global Griot

Sundays at 9:00 am
Storytelling from around the world.
A griot is an African storyteller who shares and preserves the culture of his people by passing along the myths, wisdom and heritage to others. Our Global Griot program expands that task world wide, bringing the stories, music, poetry, culture and myths of the world’s cultures to you, Sun...

Human Rights Digest

Tuesdays, Thursdays at 8:20 am
A weekly focus on human rights issues produced by volunteers from the Snohomish County Chapter of Amnesty International

Juke Joint

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Saturdays at 1:00 pm
The best in 1940s and '50s Rhythm & Blues.
Juke Joint host Jon Noe brings you jump blues, doo wop, crooners, boogie woogie, the New Orleans sound, guitar slingers, unsung heroes of early rock, and all the honking, wailing, screaming saxophones you can stand. All that and more on The Juke Joint. Email Jon at backtracklives@gmail.com and j...

League of Women Voters Magazine of the Air

Mondays at 6:00 pm
The 2nd Monday of every month, Members of the League of Women Voters of Snohomish County produce a program about issues of importance to the voters of Snohomish County.

The League of Women Voters of Snohomish County keeps voters in our community informed about legislation and candidates in coming elections.

Produced at KSER.

Left, Right & Center

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Fridays at 6:30 pm
Left, Right and Center provides a civilized yet provocative antidote to the screaming talking heads that dominate political debate.
Up-to-the-minute, alive and witty, Left, Right and Center is a weekly dialog on politics, policy and popular culture with four of the most insightful news analysts anywhere:Matthew Miller, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress representing the Center, and moderator.Robert Scheer, editor-...

Made in the U.S.A.

Sundays at 1:00 pm
A guided tour through our American heritage in words and song.
Host John McAlpine takes you though our country's rich heritage each week with a mix of history and music on Made in the U.S.A. Learn about legendary American figures like John Henry and Casey Jones as John digs deep for original recordings celebrating these rugged and heroic individuals....

Mike Check Show

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Sundays at 11:00 pm
Smooth and soulful R&B from the past to the present.
The Mike Check Show is an R&B variety show starring Shay Boog, Sugafoot, Deejay Pink and Mike Check. The show blends- a combination of hot topics, music news and relationship issues while playing music from yesterday to tomorrow....

New Dimensions

Sundays at 8:00 am
Interviews with people on the cutting edge of change.

These people are exploring and documenting the dramatic inter-relationship between all living things and demonstrating the amazing power of the mind and spirit to control and direct an individual’s life.

Noh Radio

Saturdays at 11:00 pm
Late night lunacy from Jack.
 Something old, something new, something unheard or under heard-- it's Noh Radio with Jack. Newly minted and minty fresh. Jack has extensive experience in pirate radio from ships off the coast of Greenland (the only place he could find work). Follow the dog--listen to Jack....

Nordic Roots and Branches

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Tuesdays at 7:00 pm
Contemporary and traditional music from the Scandinavian countries.
Travel to the forests, lakes, mountains, high seas, and to the urban centers of the Nordic Lands: Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Norway and Sweden!  Take this musical journey with Karen, your host, on Nordic Roots and Branches....

Passport

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Fridays at 7:00 pm
Global chill and rhythmic world music.
Want to get your global groove on?  You can do it on Passport, every Friday at 7pm.  Join Leilani for your entry to the countries of the world through the fusion of modern & traditional sounds.  Enjoy your world tour on Passport, destination Friday night....

Poets West

Thursdays at 6:30 pm
J. Glenn Evans hosts this inspiring program of poetry, stories, music, and interviews with the leading poets of the Northwest.
PoetsWest is local poets, reading their contemporary works, blended with music and an occasional interview. It’s a concise, breezy, thought-provoking presentation of one of the oldest spoken word traditions.  PoetsWest links the poet with readers and listeners in the broader community.Pro...

Poptopia Parkway

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Fridays at 8:30 pm
Featuring pop music that spans various artists and decades.
Poptopia Parkway's foundation is power pop, but it's also a showcase for indie rock, oldies, Americana, and contemporary pop singer-songwriters from the 1960s through today.  Lon Palmer is your host....

Radio Labor Journal

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Mondays at 6:30 pm
The 3rd Monday of the month, Jim Smith from the Snohomish County Labor Council, looks at issues of work and working from the perspective of working men and women.
The program uses interviews, field recordings,  commentaries and music as it explores work in the 21st century.

Reggae Yard

Sundays at 7:00 pm
Roots, rock, reggae! This is reggae music.
Two hours of great reggae music presented by rotating hosts Norton Young Love, Selector West and Rootsbeat International. From the early rock steady to the newest dance hall sound, Reggae Yard has it. The show covers five decades or more of the sound of Jamaica gone global!  Tune into R...

Sea Change Radio

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Tuesdays at 6:30 pm
Sea Change Radio is about making connections for sustainability
Sea Change = corporate change and radical shifts in the climate of business.

Seein' Green

Tuesdays at 6:00 pm
Seein' Green connects you with environmental issues and gives you information on how to make a difference on a local level.
Karen Erickson hosts a program about living sustainably in Snohomish and Island Counties.  Karen talks with local people who are taking the lead in finding sustainable ways to live, make a living and make sustainability easier for everyone.  Heard on the second Tuesday of every month a...

Soul & Funk Express

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Saturdays at 3:00 pm
The best of soul, R&B and funk every Saturday afternoon.
Bryan Ollie makes it funky with the Soul & Funk Express Saturdays at 3pm, where you'll hear Rick James, The Spinners, Ohio Players, James Brown, Staple Singers, Kool & The Gang and many more.Contact Bryan at KSER.org, or on his Facebook fan page to put in requests for your favorite artists a...

Sound Healthy Living

Thursdays at 4:00 pm
"The Doctors Are In"-- to answer your health questions!
Primary Care Physicians Kasra Pournadeali, Rebecca Dirks, and Stacie Wells, have been answering listener calls live since 1998!  Unique to Sound Healthy Living, "The Doctors" provide mainstream and naturopathic perspectives to listener questions.  To...

Sound Living

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays at 4:00 pm
SOUND LIVING – A local, live public affairs program featuring some of the interesting people, provocative ideas and important issues that make living in the North Puget Sound unique.
 Sound Living airs weekday afternoons at 4:00 with local news, information, and interviews. Sound Living airs weekday afternoons at 4:00 with local news, information, and interviews. Monday through Wednesday host Ed Bremer explores local issues with correspondents Jerry Cornfield, from the...

Stereo Wire

Thursdays at 10:30 pm
Hard rock, punk and alternative long into the night.
Thursday nights at 10:30pm, Join Henry J for a sonic punch to the face (and some rants) on The Stereo Wire. All the best in alternative & punk that you won't hear other places on your radio dial!  Turn on and turn it up!...

The Power of Peace

Mondays at 6:00 pm
The 1st Monday of the month, The Power of Peace takes a look at people who are waging peace in large and small ways in our community.
People may work together as a formal group, it may be an ad hoc coming together, or it may be only the work of one person, but the common goal is “peace on earth.” Host Gabriele Bartholomew explores the way people across the North Puget Sound work and live for peace.Produced at KSER....

The Sunlit Room

Tuesdays at 11:00 am
KSER's special blend of music from around the world and here at home.
The Sunlit Room welcomes you into a space where old and new, familiar and exotic, create a spectrum of sound unlike anything you'll hear on the rest of the dial.Weekdays from 9 to 3pm?...

The Takeaway

Mondays at 8:00 am
The Takeaway brings you breaking news from correspondents around the world and right here at home.

The Tunnel

Fridays at 10:30 pm
Electronic music from around the world.
Lose yourself in the Tunnel - a program dedicated to independent electronic music. You'll hear experimental, ambient, trip hop, drum & bass, and underground works by producers from around the world. Rob Emery and Maire alternate hosting duties Friday nights at 10pm. The Tunnel is open! Check ...

Three Lane Highway

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Wednesdays at 7:00 pm
An eclectic adventure in sound featuring fresh new tunes amid vintage musical sparks.
Rooted in the progressive radio tradition, "Three Lane Highway " is an eclectic adventure in sound featuring fresh new tunes amid vintage musical sparks.  Join Tom Killorin as your tour guide on a predictably unpredictable radio road trip. Remember favorite musical souvenirs...

Twenty Flight Rock

Mondays at 10:30 pm
An electic mix of upbeat music for your late Monday nights!
Host Delvin Neugebauer mixes it up on Twenty Flight Rock, featuring new and old upbeat music designed to give your Monday nights a lift. We're never too tired to rock on Twenty Flight Rock!...

Undercurrents

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Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays at 0:30 am
Undercurrents is produced by our friends at Native Voice 1 and host Greg McVicker (Tlingit) Undercurrents is adventurous mix of Rock, Blues, Folk, Native, Americana, Funk, Electronica, Reggae, Roots & Alternative Country.  Undercurrents is intelligent, adventurous and fun -  diving de...

Unmitigated Audacity

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Wednesdays at 10:30 pm
Frank Zappa and Zappa-inspired music.
Unmitigated Audacity follows the Frank Zappa tradition by bringing together music from a wide range of sources, including: 1) Musicians who have played with Frank Zappa, 2) Movie soundtracks like: Michael Mann movies, the Oceans 11 series, and Natural Born Killers, and 3) Little known songs by ...

Vision Beats

Sundays at 9:00 pm
Music with a message
Hosted by Pastor D, Romi, Doria and friends. The D.R.A. Show Hosts:  Doria Summers, Alicia Brown & Pastor Romi Moody.   Promotional Manager: Candice Patterson  Program Editor : Will Ruff of WOGE.  Check 'em out on Facebook for more info....