Current Programs

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A Good Time

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Thursdays at 9:00 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

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, Allen Sherman, and Jerry Seinfeld. Join headmaster Ed Gasperi...

Acoustic Cafe

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Sundays at 11:00 am
Music and conversation with singer-songwriters in a variety of genres.
Acoustic Café presents singer-songwriters in various genres, playing songs in the Acoustic Café studio and chatting with host Rob Reinhart. A selection of current and past recorded material (on CDs) is also a part of each weekly program.Check our home page or on Facebook...

Alternative Radio

Sundays at 7:00 am
Information, analyses and views that are often 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."Check our home page and on Facebook...

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....

Beale Street Caravan

Sundays at 10:00 am
Blues, soul, folk, and rock n roll from the city of Memphis.
Each week, Beale Street Caravan brings the Sounds of Memphis to an international public radio audience. Live concert performances from contemporary masters of blues, soul, folk, and rock n roll. Pat Mitchell-Worley and Kevin Cubbins host, with feature segments from industry insiders, writers, and mu...

Between The Lines

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Thursdays at 6:30 pm
A voice for individuals and progressive organizations often ignored or marginalized by the mainstream media.
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.Check our home page an...

Big Bandstand

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Saturdays at 9:00 am
The best in swing music of the 1930s and '40s.
At 9am, Steve Ward takes you through the great big bands of the 1930s and '40s.Check us on Facebook...

Bioneers

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Tuesdays at 6:00 pm
Cutting edge solutions to major environmental challenges and crises.
Bioneers highlights cutting edge solutions to major environmental challenges and crises, along with broader social approaches for ecological and cultural restoration. By providing a forum for connecting the environment, health, social justice and spirit within a broad progressive framework, Bioneers...

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 and what-not from yesterday and today. Alt, Brit, Twang, R&B, Surf, Girl Groups, Power Pop and our weekly dose of old time Gospel with the “Swizzle Stick for the Soul”. If you have a taste for old and new, happy and blue, tune in Monday nights...

Bluegrass Express

Sundays at 1:00 pm
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 & Tom Voorhees) has their own favorite stops along the way, guiding you through the range and beauty of bluegrass and old-time music....

Blues Highway

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Saturdays at 11:00 pm
Old and new blues from WXOX LP Louisville, KY.
Pile into the Blues Cadillac for a trip through the blues landscape. The itinerary includes stops in the Mississippi Delta out to the West Coast, down to Texas and N'Awlins, up to the Piedmont and across the pond. Hear the best of the past, present and future of the blues, the music from which all o...

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 four hours of the best in blues music from around the world and here at home. Your Blues Odyssey starts at 9pm so don't be late!Check us on Facebook...

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....

Celtic Caravan

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Mondays at 10:30 pm
A late night mix of rock and pop with a Celtic influence.
Climb aboard the Celtic Caravan as we explore multiple genres with a celtic flavor deep into the night. Is ait an mac an saol.Check us on Facebook...

Clancy's Bar & Grill

Thursdays at 7:00 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 7pm. ...

Classical Edge

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Tuesdays at 8:30 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 8:30pm Tuesday and repeats at 5am Sunday morning........

Classical Edge (Rebroadcast)

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Sundays at 5:00 am
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 8:30pm Tuesday and repeats at 5am Sunday morning........

Color Commentary

Fridays at 6:01 pm
Color Commentary gives the underrepresented or excluded a voice.
Fridays at 6:01pm during Left, Right & Center. Color Commentary is a program intended to help KSER listeners better understand issues that affect the lives of persons of color or others whose culture, language, religion, sexual orientation, or mental or physical abilities may mean that bias, di...

Community Life

Mondays at 6:30 pm
Conversations with community leaders and individuals making a difference.

Mary Ellen Wood talks with people who are working to make our community a better place in which to live. They may work individually, as part of an organized group or an ad hoc committee, but they all want the same thing: a better place for everyone.

CounterSpin

Thursdays at 6:00 pm
CounterSpin brings you the news behind the headlines.
CounterSpin provides a critical examination of the major stories every week, and exposes what corporate media might have missed in their own coverage. CounterSpin highlights censored stories and exposes biased and inaccurate coverage, while examining the power of corporate influence and sexism, raci...

Da Coconut Wireless

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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....

Dead Electric

Fridays at 10:30 pm
Electronic Music of the 1970s and '80s
Exploring the best synth, space, and new age music from the 1970s and '80s! Dead Electric occasionally features rhythmic and more upbeat music like Kraftwerk, Giorgio Moroder, or electro and dance tracks, but mainly emphasizes a spacious, beautiful, and melodic sound. David Haldeman is your host...

Democracy Now!

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays at 5:00 am
A daily, global, independent news hour hosted by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan González.
Our 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 sometimes provocative perspective on globa...

Democracy Now! (Repeat)

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays at 5:00 pm
A daily, global, independent news hour hosted by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan González.
Our 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 sometimes provocative perspective on ...

Floating World

Sundays at 3:00 pm
An eclectic mix of world music styles.
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....

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.Check us on Facebook...

Getting Your Dough to Rise

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Tuesdays at 6:00 pm
Financial Services expert Chuck Noel discusses smart ways to manage your money.
Getting Your Dough to Rise is about smart money management. Chuck Noel and his guests discuss ways to protect your savings and suggest strategies for prudent investment. The program is heard the last Tuesday of each month. Listeners are invited to call with questions to 425-303-9070....

Juke Joint

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Saturdays at 1:00 pm
The best in 1940s and '50s Rhythm & Blues.
Juke Joint hosts Jon Noe and Ron Taffi bring you jump blues, doo-wop, crooners, shouters, boogie woogie, the New Orleans sound, guitar slingers, unsung heroes of early rock, and all the honking, wailing, screaming saxophones you can stand.Check us on Facebook...

Law & Disorder

Wednesdays at 6:00 pm
Law and Disorder provides timely legal perspectives on issues concerning civil liberties.
Law and Disorder is a weekly, independent civil liberties radio program. Our guests are leading authorities in their fields from around the country, and sometimes internationally. They include authors, lawyers, activists, scholars, and advocates focusing on such areas as free speech, the environment...

League of Women Voters Magazine on the Air

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Mondays at 6:00 pm
A locally produced monthly program about issues of importance to voters in Snohomish County.
The Snohomish County League of Women Voters "Magazine on the Air" is heard the second Monday of the month at 6 p.m. Contributors include Karen Crowley, Lisa Utter, Chad Kinzel, Karen Madsen, Brenda Belanos-Ivory and Pam Somers.Check our home page...

Left, Right & Center

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Fridays at 6:00 pm
A weekly civilized yet provocative confrontation over politics, policy and pop culture.
Josh Barro, representing the Center, hosts a discussion of the week's news and issues with thought leaders on the Right and the Left, and expert guests.Check our home page and on Facebook...

Mike Check Show

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Sundays at 9:00 pm
Smooth and soulful R&B from the past to the present.
The Mike Check Show is an R&B variety show starring Mike Check and Trey. The show blends- a combination of hot topics, music news and relationship issues while playing music from yesterday to tomorrow....

New Dimensions

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Sundays at 8:00 am
Conversations that expand the possibilities, both personal and cultural, towards a world that works for everyone.
New Dimensions explores the emerging possibilities for global transformation. Informed by an expanding awareness of the interconnectedness of all life, and the possibilities available through creative insights, innovative thinking, cross-cultural traditions and the human spirit, it is an original an...

Nightfall

Tuesdays at 10:30 pm
A mix of New Age instrumentals and vocals for late night listening.
Nightfall brings you a late night mix of contemplative instrumentals and vocals designed to ease stress and repair frazzled psyches. Expect to hear the best in electronic, folk, world, classical, ambient, progressive rock, and minimal music with a nod toward New Age spirituality. Jessica Phipps ...

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 your host Karen on Nordic Roots and Branches.Check us on Facebook...

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

Mondays at 6:30 pm
Local poets reading their contemporary works, blended with music and an occasional interview.
J. Glenn Evans hosts this inspiring program of poetry, stories, music, and interviews with the leading poets of the Northwest. It’s a concise, breezy, thought-provoking presentation of one of the oldest spoken word traditions.  Check our home page...

Poptopia Parkway

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Wednesdays at 7:00 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. Contact Lon at lon@kser.org. Check us on Facebook...

Reggae Yard

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

Sea Change Radio

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Tuesdays at 6:30 pm
An environmental interview program featuring guests whose work is advancing the environmental and sustainability movement.
Sea Change Radio is a nationally syndicated weekly radio show and podcast covering the shift to social, environmental, and economic sustainability. The program seeks out well-known luminaries in the environmental movement such as Bill McKibben, Stewart Brand, Van Jones and Louie Psihoyos, but also f...

Sound Living - Healthy Edition

Thursdays at 4:00 pm
Naturopathic physicians take calls and answer your health questions.
Naturopathic physicians Drs. Kasra Pournadeali, Stacie Wells, Rebecca Dirks and Jennalyn McBride from the Northwest Center for Optimal Health in Marysville, Washington discuss how to maximize health and vitality using the best that Natural Medicine can offer. It’s a live call-in show every T...

The Gumbo Mix

Saturdays at 5:00 pm
Memorable Soul and R&B spanning the decades.
D. Duane and Delvin present the Gumbo Mix, a blend of Old School R&B and Hip Hop that is sure to bring back memories of the best years of your life. The music you first danced to, fell in love to and grew up on. You are sure to hear some of the music you haven’t heard in years and will ...

The Sunlit Room

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays at 9:00 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...

Thom Hartmann

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays at 3:00 pm
Daily talk with America's #1 most important progressive host.
Like Democracy Now, the Thom Hartmann Program looks at the news and issues of the day from a progressive perspective. The show is all about returning to a people centered democracy.Check our home page and on Facebook...

Thom Hartmann (Repeat)

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays at 8:00 am
Daily talk with America's #1 most important progressive host.
(Repeat from prior afternoon)Like Democracy Now, the Thom Hartmann Program looks at the news and issues of the day from a progressive perspective. The show is all about returning to a people centered democracy.Check our home page and on Facebook...

Travel with Rick Steves

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Sundays at 9:00 am
Travel authority Rick Steves explores Europe on this weekly audio tour.
The Travel with Rick Steves radio show brings you a weekly, hour-long audio conversation featuring authors and experts talking with Rick about travel, cultures and people from around the world.Check our home page and on Facebook...

Twenty Flight Rock

Fridays at 8:30 pm
An electic mix of upbeat music for your Friday nights!
Host Delvin Neugebauer mixes it up on Twenty Flight Rock, featuring new and old upbeat music designed to give your Friday nights a lift. We're never too tired to rock on Twenty Flight Rock!...

UnderCurrents - Nighttime

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays at 0:30 am
Eclectic Adult Rock from Native Voice 1
UnderCurrents is an adventurous mix of rock, blues, folk, native, Americana, funk, electronica, reggae, roots & more. Produced by host Gregg McVicar for Native Voice 1.Check our home page and on Facebook...

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 ...