Upcoming Shows

 

Thursday, October 6 @Midnite on KOWS
Your Lucky Day
Bad luck and trouble are supposed to be common watchwords on a Friday the 13th but we’re not the superstitious kind. Those vintage holdovers from a Christian time gone long past are just reminders of the stinkin’ thinkin’ that got us to where we are today. We’ll be taking our chances with a themed show today that blends vocal nuggets from Frank Sinatra and Elvis with blues from Bobby “Blue” Bland, Ray Charles, and Chester Burnett. We’ve also got some Jimmy Smith, Raul Malo, Chance Halladay, and Nappy Brown to keep you entertained while the rest of the world goes by. Tune us in on your radio at 92.5 FM or, better yet, listen to us anywhere on planet Earth on kowsfm.com/listen. Adopt a black cat. Despite longstanding superstitions, they have the very best of personalities.

Episode 374
Episode 374

Thursday, October 6 @9am on KOWS
Blue Moon Americana – Episode 374
A Thursday blend of freshly brewed sounds from the studios of KOWS in the Cherry Street Historic District of Santa Rosa. New music this week from The Cactus Blossoms, Kelsey Waldon and Margo Price keep the weather wolves at bay as Sonoma County enjoys a moderate beginning to fall. This week’s vintage collection pays respects to some of the great songwriters: Dolly Parton, John Hiatt, Jesse Winchester and a few others. We’ve got two hours to hold your attention with Americana sounds and we intend to do just that. Tune us in and find out what you’ve been missing all this time.  We’re online at kowsfm.com/listen or, if you’re in West County, check us out on 92.5 FM.

West Coast Blues Roots
West Coast Blues Roots

Friday, October 7 @9am on KOWS
West Coast Blues Roots
The 40s and 50s post-war migration brought tough working conditions in Chicago which offered stability over the miserable sharecropper existence of the Delta.  Both were fodder for the some of the very best in classic blues. The production lines of Detroit and other cities on the Eastern seaboard were models of a different kind of work that the Industrial Age had to offer. But the West Coast wasn’t the place you’d expect to find the blues: shipyards, agriculture, and urban sprawl would aggregate so many different styles that rhythm and blues was a fusion of the many different sensibilities that were brought with both performer and listener alike westward from east of the Mississippi. Having the hub of the world of entertainment in the Southland didn’t hurt either. We’ll be browsing the sounds of some of the greats: McCracklin, Fulson, Otis, Mayfield, and (of course) T-Bone Walker in the Deeper Roots morning show today. West Coast Blues led to blues-based rock in large part because of the exposure to the many different styles of the mid-century blues bands and solo rockers. West Coast Blues Roots is the name of our show this morning on KOWS-LP Occidental.

Episode 374
Episode 374

Saturday, October 8 @3am on KOWS
Blue Moon Americana – Episode 374
A Thursday blend of freshly brewed sounds from the studios of KOWS in the Cherry Street Historic District of Santa Rosa. New music this week from The Cactus Blossoms, Kelsey Waldon and Margo Price keep the weather wolves at bay as Sonoma County enjoys a moderate beginning to fall. This week’s vintage collection pays respects to some of the great songwriters: Dolly Parton, John Hiatt, Jesse Winchester and a few others. We’ve got two hours to hold your attention with Americana sounds and we intend to do just that. Tune us in and find out what you’ve been missing all this time.  We’re online at kowsfm.com/listen or, if you’re in West County, check us out on 92.5 FM.

Workin' Man Blues
Workin’ Man Blues

Saturday, October 8 @9am on KOWS
Workin’ Man Blues
We’ll be spending two hours on a century of hard work, little pay, striking it rich as well as failing to do so. Songs about working the mines, panning in the mother lode, welfare and pittance wages, as well as the country sounds of Merle’s Working Man Blues. Plenty to keep us reflecting on a lifetime of keeping afloat knowing full well that you can’t take it with you. Not necessarily money for nothing and kicks for free but we’ve also got songs about blowing it all on a Saturday night. Join us for music from Johnny Horton, Wynn Stewart, Tex Ritter, Merle, Hazel Dickens, Roy Orbison and a cast of the very best of performances from the past century here on Sonoma County Community Radio.

 

A Century of America's Music