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.


Windy Hill Radio Thursday Night: Club Fox, GOF Band On KZSU-Stanford

Windy Hill, Portola Valley’s favorite bluegrass band, will appear live on Thursday’s ”That’s Not Bluegrass Show” with Sarah Bellum 8:00-10:00pm on KZSU-Stanford, 90.1FM in the Central and South Bay and online.

kzsuroundThe band has a big week and a big summer on tap. On St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, Windy Hill will perform at the Club Fox (formerly, the Little Fox) in downtown Redwood City. The band will play several summer festivals around California, including the August 12-14 NCBS Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival in Tres Pinos.

The radio appearance will introduce this hot new traditional bluegrass band to new fans. Enjoy!

Note the NEW Thursday night time slot for the Stanford station’s long-running bluegrass program.

Windy Hill

Windy Hill

NCBS Membership Discount For Wednesday IBMA Radio Web Seminar

NCBS members receive a discount to Wednesday’s IBMA Broadcasters Web Seminar With Joe Mullins “Attracting & Keeping Sponsors & Underwriters.” January 19, 2011, 2:00-3:30pm (Pacific). Mullins is the legendary leader of Xenia, Ohio’s longtime bluegrass outlet WBZI radio.

Regular price: $50; NCBS Member Price: $40 (IBMA member organization).

Contact:  (Nancy Cardwell) nancyc (at) ibma (dot) org

Sunday Radio: Good Old Fashioned Band OMGG On KPFA

The Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival will be featured on KPFA Radio, 94.1 FM throughout Northern California and online everywhere this Sunday, August 1 from 3:00-5:00pm.  The rising stars of OMGG will talk about their appearance on the main stage at the GOF and discuss their music and film careers. The band will also perform live on the air. “Pig In A Pen” Host Ray Edlund will give away GOF tickets to station donors and interview NCBS President Michael Hall about the August 13-15, 2010 festival.

Here on YouTube, the Obviously Minors Guys And A Girl perform “More Than A Name On The Wall” at the 2009 GOF.

Bluegrass On The Radio In The South Bay

Programing Note: LIVE Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival music is on the radio on July 4th with Dark Hollow on KPFA, 94.1FM 3:00-5:00pm.

Update: Dark Hollow in KPFA online archives.

There is much bluegrass music on the radio in the South Bay. Tune in – Turn on:


KPFA — 94.1FM (Berkeley) — There is attractive music programing on from 11:00am to 5:00pm, with Ray Edlund (“Pig In A Pen”) and Tom Diamant (“Panhandle Country”) doing alternate Sundays from 3:00-5:00pm.


KKUP — 91.5FM (Cupertino) — “Monday Nite Bluegrass” runs 6:00-9:00pm. Hosts: Robbin’ Banks, Mike Russell, Paul Jacobs, and Breakfast Jack.


KZSU — 90.5FM (Stanford) — “The Sarah Bellum That’s Not Bluegrass Show!” runs 9:00pm-Midnight (note new time), hosted by Lois Kellerman.


KSCU — 103.3FM (Santa Clara) — “Dead Air,” some Saturdays 10:00am-Noon with Mike Russell.

KKUP — 91.5FM (Cupertino) — 5th Saturdays, 6:00-9:00pm. “Blues To Bluegrass” with Ed Cirimele.

NCBS Website Radio Guide Lists Area Bluegrass Shows

There is bluegrass on the radio all over the Bay Area all week long.  The Northern California Bluegrass Society’s Radio Guide is listed under Resources on this website. Enjoy local bluegrass programming!