Current Programs - Music

Music From the Experts

Music on KSER is produced by over 100 professionally trained volunteer DJs who function as our announcers and programmers. 

Each of our hosts is an expert in one or more musical genres. They are passionate music collectors, historians and artists, who spend hours each week preparing their shows. And every show on KSER is driven by one mandate: create radio that is exciting and authentic.

KSER programmers are not forced to follow anyone’s pre-selected playlist. The result is freedom—freedom from the musical mainstream, freedom from endless repetition, freedom from the conformity that has become the rule elsewhere on the dial.

In the list below, you'll see shows from practically every music genre. From Blues to Bluegrass, R&B to Electronica, Reggae to Hip Hop, Rockabilly to Rock 'n Roll, Hawaiian to Native American music, KSER has something for everyone.

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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....

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....

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...

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....

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....

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...

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...

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....

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....

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....

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...

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...

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 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 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....