KCSS 91.9 FM - Turlock : 9am-6pm, Fat Sunday, Texas Red, Sundance or Uncle John
KSVY 91.3 FM - Sonoma: 11am-Noon, David Thom Bluegrass Hour, David Thom
KQED 88.5 FM - San Francisco: 11am-1pm, A Prairie Home Companion, Garrison Keillor (occasional folk music guests)
KPFA 94.1 FM - Berkeley: 11am-1pm Across the Great Divide, (acoustic & folk), Robbie Osman.
KCHO 91.7 FM - Chico: 11am-1pm, A Prairie Home Companion, Garrison Keillor (occasional folk music guests)
KZSC 88.1 FM - Santa Cruz: Noon-2pm, Backroads, Chris Jong (old-time, bluegrass, folk) or Jeff Emery (singer-songwriters)
KXJZ 90.9 FM - Sacramento: Noon-2pm, A Prairie Home Companion, Garrison Keillor (occasional folk music guests)
KPFA 94.1 FM - Berkeley: 1-3pm, America’s Back 40, Mary Tilson
KKUP 91.5 FM - Cupertino: 1-3pm (1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays), Fool’s Paradise, Mark Owens (blues, zydeco, reggae, african & caribbean)
KCHO 91.7 FM - Chico: 1-3pm, Good Old Fashioned Folk Show, Lorraine Dechter
KPFA 94.1 FM - Berkeley: 3-5pm, Pig in a Pen, Ray Edlund, or Panhandle Country, Tom Diamont
KPIG 107.5 FM - Freedom: 6-9pm Cuzin Al’s Bluegrass Show, Cuzin Al Knoth
KKUP 91.5 FM - Cupertino: 9pm-Midnight Cupertino Barndance (honky-tonk & western swing), Stompin’ Steve Hathaway


KKUP 91.5 FM - Cupertino: 6-9pm, Monday Nite Bluegrass (contemporary & traditional bluegrass), alternating hosts: (1st) Lars Bourne, (2nd) Mike Russell, (3rd) Breakfast Jack, (4th) Dave Hook, (5th) Foggy Tremolo


KMUD 91.1 FM - Garberville: 10am-Noon, Bluegrass Country, Ken Jorgensen
KKUP 91.5 FM - Cupertino: 10am-1pm, Don’t Panic (It’s Just Us Folks), One-Eyed Jack
KZSU 90.1 FM - Stanford: 7-9pm, That’s Not Bluegrass, Sarah Bellum


KFJC 89.7 FM - Los Altos: 1Oam-2pm, Lubbock or Leave It, Joe Ed Dick
KPFA 94.1 FM - Berkeley: 10pm-Midnight, Sing Out!, (folk & not so acoustic music), Larry Kelp
KZFR 90.1 FM - Chico: 3-5:30pm, American Pastimes (folk, bluegrass), Erik, Darla, Grant and Tom
KWMR 90.5 FM - Point Reyes Station: 6:30-8:30pm, Roadhouse Twang, Kay Clements


KKUP 91.5 FM - Cupertino: 7-10am, New Wood (american, celtic, and bluegrass), Peter Schwartz
KKUP 91.5 FM - Cupertino: 7-10pm, The Moonlight Trail (country, bluegrass, folk and live music), Jackie Loken


KZSC 88.1 FM - Santa Cruz: 9am-Noon, Heaven’s Bar’n Grill (political folk), Clytia Fuller
KKUP 91.5 FM - Cupertino: 3-6pm, Friday Folk Off, David Stafford


KKUP 91.5 FM - Cupertino: 6-9am, Rhythm Range (bluegrass, western swing, country, folk & hawaiian), Sparky Jack
KFSR 90.7 FM - Fresno: 7-8am, Bluegrass Review, Phil Nussbaum (nationally syndicated)
KZYX 90.7 FM - Philo: 9-11am, Humble Pie, Johnny Humble (american roots)
KVMR 89.5 FM - Nevada City: 10am-Noon, County Line Bluegrass, Eric Rice or Greg Middleton
KRCB 91.1 FM - Windsor: Noon-1pm, Thistle & Shamrock, Fiona Ritchie (Irish music)
KRCB 91.1 FM - Windsor: 1-5pm, Our Roots Are Showing, Robin Pressman, Chris Olson, Steve DeLap
KZYX 90.7 FM - Philo: 1-3pm, Lunch on the Back Porch, Diane Hering
KALW 91.7 FM - San Francisco: 2-3pm, Thistle & Shamrock, Fiona Ritchie (Irish music)
KALW 91.7 FM - San Francisco: 3-5pm, Folk Music & Beyond, Jo Ann Mar & Bob Campbell
KKUP 91.5 FM - Cupertino: 3-6pm, Swing Boogie, (bluegrass, country or western swing), Dave Barnett, Deadwood Dick, Johnny Westurn or Sleepy John
KALW 91.7 FM - San Francisco: 5-6:30pm, A Patchwork Quilt, Kevin Vance
KKUP 91.5 FM - Cupertino: 6-9pm, Blues to Bluegrass, Fast Eddie
KZYX 90.7 FM - Philo: 6-8pm, A Prairie Home Companion, Garrison Keillor (occasional folk music guests)
KALW 91.7 FM - San Francisco: 6:30-8pm, Bluegrass Signal, Peter Thompson

This radio listing is a work in progress. Please email (Mike Russell ) squelch (at) pacbell (dot) netwith any updates, additions or deletions.


KKUP Monday Night Bluegrass To Feature Bill Evans & The Naked Bootleggers

The Naked Bootleggers

The Naked Bootleggers in the wild.

new-kkup-logo-2NCBS-related events and musicians will be featured on Monday Night Bluegrass for November 9, 2015. The KKUP Radio program will run 6:00-9:00pm at 91.5FM in the South Bay & Monterey Bay Areas and will be Streamed Live at <>.

KKUP Bluegrass, Country & Folk Marathon

KKUP Over The Air

Mike Russell is the show’s host and Michael Hall will interview the bands for the live performance portion of the long-running bluegrass radio broadcast.

Bill Evans of Richmond will bring his banjo to play some tunes live in the studio and talk about this week’s California Banjo Extravaganza shows in Santa Cruz, Winters, Palo Alto & Berkeley.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society will welcome the Extravaganza’s Saturday evening Redwood Bluegrass Associates concert in Palo Alto.

Later in the evening, NCBS/SCBS Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair Chair Ona Stewart will bring his Santa Cruz-based band, The Naked Bootleggers to KKUP for a live in-studio performance and an update on the band’s busy schedule.

The 2015 California Banjo Extravaganza line-up.

The 2015 California Banjo Extravaganza line-up.

KKUP Monday Night Bluegrass Will Stream Live September 14, 6:00-9:00pm With Stoney Mountain Ramblers

Lars Bourne

Lars Bourne

new-kkup-logo-2There is big news in bluegrass radio — KKUP-Cupertino is now Streaming Live on the internet. The station has the most bluegrass programming in the Bay Area.

The new service will bring bluegrass music to the world for the first time on Monday, September 14, 2015, 6:00-9:00pm.

The program host will be Mike Russell and the live music will be provided by the Stoney Mountain Ramblers. Michael Hall will interview the band about the group’s performance at the upcoming Foggy Mountain Bluegrass Festival in Pacifica. Lars Bourne will engineer the live music program.

The Stoney Mountain Ramblers

The Stoney Mountain Ramblers

For those not online, the terrestrial radio broadcast can still be heard at 91.5FM in the South Bay & Monterey Bay areas.

Monday Night Bluegrass with a variety of hosts is broadcast every Monday evening.

Mike Russell

Mike Russell

KKUP Program Schedule

Foggy Mountain Bluegrass Festival Information

Alabama Bow Ties Set For Good Old Fashioned; On KKUP Monday Night Bluegrass June 8

The Alabama Bow Ties (San Francisco) are set to play at the August 6-9 Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival at Bolado Park Event Center in Tres Pinos. The 22nd annual festival is a benefit for the Northern California Bluegrass SocietyAdvance Tickets are on sale through July 22.

The band will perform on Monday Night Bluegrass on KKUP Radio, 91.5FM in the South Bay & Monterey Bay Areas, 6:00-9:00pm on June 8. The hot new traditional bluegrass band will talk live in the studio about the GOF and the other festivals on their summer schedule. Janet Thompson and Mike Thompson will also play live. And…Max Schwartz of the OMGG Reunion band will call in for a live interview. Mike Russell hosts the show and Michael Hall will do the interviews.

The Alabama Bow Ties

The Alabama Bow Ties

Cuzin’ Al Knoth To Celebrate 45 Years On Bluegrass Radio

Cuzin’ Al Knoth will celebrate his 45th year as a bluegrass radio show host in the South Bay/Monterey Bay areas later this summer with a special broadcast on KPIG Radio in Freedom, CA. NCBS will welcome this historic event. More details will be announced soon.

Breaking News: Peter Thompson Weekdays, California Worldfest Has New Owner, Molly Tuttle To Nashville

Here is the breaking news in the world of Northern California bluegrass music:

Peter Thompson To Host National Weekday Bluegrass Radio Show

40-year radio veteran Peter Thompson will host a one hour national bluegrass radio show Monday-Friday at 8:00am Pacific Time on, produced by WAMU radio in Washington, DC. The program will originate from the studios of KALW in San Francisco and focus on west coast bluegrass musicians. Previously, a portion of Thompson’s 20-year-old “Bluegrass Signal” program on KALW (6:30-8:00pm Saturdays) had been rebroadcast on WAMU’s national online service. The local Saturday program will be unaffected by Thompson’s new duties. The new program launches on March 2.

Center For The Arts Is New Owner Of California Worldfest

Grass Valley’s Center For The Arts is the new owner of California Worldfest — the California World Music Festival — held at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. The 19-year-old festival was previously staged by Dan DeWayne of Chico. The 2015 festival will be held July 16-19.

Molly Tuttle To Nashville

Molly Tuttle of The Tuttles With A. J. Lee, a Palo Alto native and a recent graduate of the Berklee College of Music, is now a resident of Nashville, TN.