About our Shows and Hosts

Find out more about our shows and the people that bring them to you.

Locally-produced shows:

Music Satisfaction
Host: Noel Jacksonnoeljackson
Groks Science
Host: Dr. Charles Lee, LSU School of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Charles LeeThe Groks Science Show is a weekly science radio program. Each week, the host, Dr. Charles Lee, takes an in-depth look at recent events in the world of science and technology. Each episode features an interview with a leading scientist, researcher, or industrialist discussing stimulating work in their field. Tune in each week and rediscover the world as you think you know it.
Urban Flosarus and The Grapevine
Host: Moose Harris
Anthony Bernard Daniels aka Moose Harris is the host of Urban Flosarus. Originally from New Iberia, Louisiana and studying Jazz & Classical Performance at the University of New Orleans, Daniels spent over a decade in the Music Business as a Singer, Songwriter, Lyricist, Musician, Producer, and Business Man, before starting Urban Flosarus in August 2010. Under the motto of “Playing Anything with a Groove from Louis Armstrong to The Roots,” Urban Flosarus specializes in playing the best in Independent, Underground, Exclusive Hip-Hop, R&B, and other urban genres from around the world.
Third Place
Host: David Brown
Third Place (3dP) is a show featuring local voices and discussions of community issues that typically go unheard on the airwaves in BR. 3dP airs each Thursday morning at 6:30a and again at 5:30p on WHYR 96.9 FM, Baton Rouge Community Radio. Your show host is Dave Brown, born in NOLA but settled in BR:
“You can move someplace hip and skim off their cool or you can plug in, roll up your sleeves and help your place become a more vibrant one. Tune in and get to know the people in your community who are doing just that. Listen in and hear why this city is where it’s @ – full of incredible people, food, music, art, nature, and stories. Thanks for finding this space and tuning in – let the good times begin. Pass it around to anyone else you think might be similarly WHYRed, please and thank you!”
FlixList
Host: Clay, Chewie, and Chase
Clay and Chewy and ChaseTune in every week to hear semi-qualified hosts RCL, Chewy, and DJ Clay review films and discuss general film knowledge.
Music Lagniappe
Host: Uncle Bob
Uncle BobHome of today’s modern adult rock and pop music. You’ll hear artists like Adele, Arcade Fire, The Black Keyes, along with up & coming singer-songwriters. In the mix are classic rock & pop legends like U2, Eric Clapton, Fleetwood Mac, flavored with home-grown Louisiana artists like Mark Broussard, Benjy Davis Project, and the Neville Brothers. Bob’s music website is www.songfavorites.com. Or follow Bob on Twitter.
History of Rock
Host: DJ Clay
DJ ClayThe History of Rock is a fun grab bag from six decades of rock, rhythm, and soul. Host DJ Clay shares interesting facts and stories about the songs and artist that shaped popular music.
Sub 85 Reggae
Host: Da Blenda
DaBlenda DJz excursions into early reggae music. Show focus on Artist, Style, or Label. All tracks vinyl 45’s, 1985 or earlier. For past shows check us out at www.facebook.com/Sub85Reggae. For complete track listings, e-mail DaBlenda@gmail.com.
Deep Wax
Host: The Professor
Cajun Experience
Host: Ann Vidrine
Tune in to WHYR to hear all of your favorite Cajun classics. 3rd-generation Cajun fiddler and DJ, Ann Vidrine, presents, The Cajun Experience for a 2-hour, jam-packed session of your favorite Cajun songs. Originally from Ville Platte, LA, Vidrine has been a professional Cajun fiddler since 1989.
Gifts & Messages
Host: Dr. Jazz drjazz@whyr.org
One of the most authoritative voices in jazz programming in the United States returns to the airwaves on Saturday afternoons from 3 to 5 pm, when Dr. Jazz hosts Gifts and Messages on WHYR. Dr. Jazz began his broadcasting adventures in Boston on WNEU/WRBB at Northeastern University in 1967. He hosted programs in Ithaca, NY and Charlottesville, VA before arriving in Baton Rouge, where he was long-time jazz program/music director at KLSU until 1995. After an extended stint as a scientific journal editor, Dr. Jazz once again brings his fire and dedication to the music for serious jazz aficionados in the Capital City, exclusively on Community Radio, WHYR.
Back Down The Bayou
Host: Bill Boelens
Back Down The Bayou is a Louisiana and roots music show featuring artists not normally heard on Baton Rouge radio. Expect to hear everthing from Nathan Abshire and the Allman Brothers Band to Buckwheat Zydeco and ZZ Top along with Baton Rouge Blues, New Orleans funk, indigenous jazz and a whole lot more. Roll up the rugs and sweep up the floor, if this doesn’t get ya moving, check your pulse.
Environmental Update
Host: Doug Daigle
Environmental Update is a weekly look at local environmental issues – and the local aspects of state, national, and global issues. Hosted by the Baton Rouge Group of the Sierra Club.
Juke Joint
Host: The Professorblue shadow3
Down the Road
Host: Bert downtheroad@whyr.org
New OrleansDown the Road features music from New Orleans, past and present. All types of music are explored, including Traditional Jazz, Swing, Funk, Klezmer, Rock, Rhythm and Blues, Brass Band, and Ragtime, and much more. From Louis Armstrong to the Rebirth Brass Band, from Sidney Bechet to the Panorama Jazz Band, from Dave Bartholomew to the Tin Men, you will hear the best sounds from the Crescent City.
The Clearing
Host: Captain Christopher captchristopher@gmail.com
Capt. Christopher hosts and produces a programme of meditative, contemplative, & soft styles of music every Saturday evening from 2100-2400 CST/CDT on WHYR 96.9 FM or via the internet at whyr.org. The show is an eclectic mix of new age, soft folk, jazz, light classical, & ethnic. Selections of spiritual, electronic, & ambient are also heard. Playlist reports will be available following each programme on www.ZoneMusicReporter.com under “The Clearing”. Music reviews of new releases will be posted from time to time on Twitter, FB, Amazon, etc. To enter The Clearing, tune to your radio or click on the appropriate Listen button for your media player at whyr.org, or using the TuneIn app on your portable device. Tune in each week and let the birds, butterflies, and Capt. Christopher awaken your senses to a whole new dimension of music, sounds, and instruments for your listening pleasure.
Subterranean Nation
Host: Eric Babin <eric.babin@whyr.org>
Tune in for a weekly exploration of underground, alternative and indie rock starting with raucous ’60s garage-rock nuggets moving through glam, early punk, new-wave, post-punk, goth, college rock, shoegaze, alternative/indie rock of the ’90s & 2000s and more. You’ll hear classic songs and lesser known gems, perhaps discovering some new favorites along the way. It’s three hours of great music, punctuated with tidbits and other observations whenever the occasional synapse fires in the mind of the host. Eric Babin is a library superhero by day and a music obsessive all day long. If you have any thoughts or comments let us know!

Syndicated shows:

Arts Express RadioThe Arts Magazine is a vibrant anthology mix of cultural news, views and interviews, and the organic and intricate ways that art always intertwines and fuses dynamically with political currents of the day. The Arts Magazine is the only show that provides weekly, in-depth coverage of film; arts news and scoops with a hard core political edge; art alerts for listeners; listings and ticket giveaways for community cultural events; live performance and dramatic readings; contemplative voyages through web culture; and music served up with an enticing, multi-cultural international flavor.Democracy Now! with Amy GoodmanDemocracy Now! is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez.Earthbeat RadioEarthbeat Radio is an hour-long broadcast providing environmental news and views you won’t hear anywhere else. Syndicated to over 60 stations in the U.S. and Canada, and broadcast from our Washington, D.C., studios, Earthbeat takes on every aspect of the environmental crisis. Launched in 2003, we are an independent show produced out of Pacifica Radio’s flagship station WPFW 89.3 FM and out of The Real News Network’s studios in Washington.
ExplorationExploration is an hour long science program heard nationally. The show features half-hour commentary and interviews with top scientists and environmentalists.Free Speech Radio NewsFree Speech Radio News is an independently produced half hour daily national and international radio news program focusing on peace and social justice issues in the US and around the world.Law and DisorderLaw and Disorder is a weekly, independent radio program airing on several stations across the United States andpodcasting on the web. Law and Disorder gives listeners access to rare legal perspectives on issues concerning civil liberties, privacy, right to dissent and the horrendous practices of torture exercised by the US government.