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.


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.

Some Good-Old-Fashioned, Do-It-Ourselves Bluegrass Radio On Monday Night April 14

kkup-coverage-mapGood Old Fashioned Bluegrass radio will return to the airwaves on “Monday Night Bluegrass,” April 14, 2014. The program will air 6:00-9:00pm on KKUP Radio, 91.5FM in the South Bay & Monterey Bay Areas.

The program host will be Sully Roddy of KFAT fame. The musical guest will be Steep Ravine, which will make its Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival debut August 7-10, 2014.

Michael Hall of the Northern California Bluegrass Society will talk to the members of the hot new band about their music and their appearance at the upcoming Do It Ourselves Festival in Boulder Creek — and complete GOF festival information will also  be available. Two tickets to the DIO Festival will be given away to lucky listeners.

Sully Roddy at her farewell show on the old KFAT station.

Radio Fame: Sully Roddy doing her show on the old KFAT station in Gilroy.

Thanks to Mike Russell, Mr. Monday Night Bluegrass, for setting up this fine show.

Tune in! Turn on! There is bluegrass music every Monday evening on KKUP.

Steep Ravine

Steep Ravine

Breaking News: Benefit Concert, Snap Jackson On The Radio, Forthcoming Bluegrass Drifters Album

Sarah Elizabeth Campbell

Sarah Elizabeth Campbell

Johnny Campbell Bobblehead

The only known bluegrass bobblehead.

Benefit Concert For Sarah Elizabeth Campbell

Benefit For Sarah Elizabeth Campbell will be held at the Freight & Salvage in Berkeley on Tuesday, November 5, with Laurie Lewis, Tom Rozum, Nina Gerber, Joe Craven, Chris Webster, Stevie Coyle, Kathy Kallick, Cactus Bob & Prairie Flower, and Blame Sally. The concert will help pay Sarah’s medical bills.

Snap Jackson & KOWP On South Bay, Monterey Bay Area Radio

Snap Jackson & The Knock On Wood Players will perform live on KKUP Radio on Monday Night Bluegrass, hosted by Mike Russell, on Monday, November 11, 6:00-9:00pm. The station can be heard at 91.5FM in the South Bay & Monterey Bay areas. The band will talk about their upcoming performances at two new Santa Cruz-area festivals in November and December.

New Johnny Campbell & The Bluegrass Drifters Album

Former Santa Cruz residents Johnny Campbell and Whitney (Belvin) Campbell, now of Nashville, are working on a new Johnny Campbell & The Bluegrass Drifters album, using Kickstarter for funding. We mention this only because JC is now the only known bluegrass star with his very own bobblehead (and, oh, because they need the money).

Cuzin’ Al Knoth Led New Yale President, Bluegrass Bandleader To Bluegrass In 1970s

Yale University

Yale University

Peter Salovey was officially inaugurated earlier today as the new president of Yale University, New Haven, CT. Since 1990, he has led a Yale-based band, The Professors Of Bluegrass (New CD: “Pick Or Perish”).

The Deadly Gentlemen and the Professors Of Bluegrass will perform this weekend at Yale as part of the celebration.

Peter Salovey

Bluegrass Bassist Peter Salovey

Dr. Salovey also serves as the chair of the Board of Trustees of the International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro, KY.

kfat-logoHis path into bluegrass will sound familiar to many Northern California Bluegrass Society members — he listened to Cuzin’ Al’s Bluegrass Show, hosted by Al Knoth on Gilroy’s KFAT Radio while a Stanford undergraduate in the 1970s, then learned to play banjo and bass.

Cuzin' Al plays the banjo on the air.

Cuzin' Al plays the banjo on the air.

Al’s show rolls these days on Sunday evenings 6:00-9:00pm, KPIG Radio, 107.5FM in Freedom, CA.

Yale President Peter Salovey

Yale President Peter Salovey

Dr. Savoy, who took over as Yale’s president on July 1st, is the third psychologist to hold that position.

His academic research pioneered the field of “emotional intelligence,” the theory that people have a wide range of measurable emotional skills, just as they have a wide range of intellectual abilities, both of which profoundly affect their thinking and actions.

The Professors Of Bluegrass

The Professors Of Bluegrass