Locally-Produced Shows on WHYR
Hosted by: Madison Square
Airs: Wednesdays 9:00 p.m.
ALTitude is a live radio show filled with melodic alternative music spanning the 70s-today. It can be very British and is always very good. Big players: Elvis Costello, Squeeze, XTC, They Might Be Giants, Billy Bragg, David Bowie, Jellyfish…+ a Beatle Break to pay tribute to the Fab Four. You’ll hear classic alt songs AND learn new ones you’ll rush to add to your library.
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Back Down the Bayou
Hosted by: Bill Boelens
Airs: Sundays 7:00 p.m.
Back Down The Bayou is a Louisiana and roots music show featuring artists not normally heard on 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.
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Hosted by: Ann Vidrine
Airs: Sundays 5:00 p.m.
Since 1990, fiddler, vocalist, and songwriter Ann Vidrine has worked as a cultural crusader for Cajun music in Baton Rouge. She was born and raised in the heart of the Acadiana Triangle, in Ville Platte, Evangeline Parish. Listen to The Cajun Experience to hear the best of our South Louisiana culture.
Hosted by: Captain Christopher
Airs: Saturdays 9:00 p.m.
The Clearing features a mix of meditative, contemplative, and soft styles of music every Saturday evening. The show is an eclectic mix of new age, soft folk, jazz, light classical, & ethnic. Selections of spiritual, electronic, & ambient are also heard.
Archive Library at: www.mixcloud.com/theclearing/uploads/
Hosted by: Katy Hobgood Ray
Airs: Sundays 11:30 a.m.
Confetti Park features music and stories that families will love listening to together. We explore songs of Louisiana, the Mississippi Delta and beyond. Sparkling interviews, in-studio performances, delightful music medleys, jokes, local author storytime, and a little surprise lagniappe make for an entertaining show!
Down the Road
Hosted by: Robert Sherman
Airs: Thursdays 10:00 a.m. and Sundays 3:00 p.m.
Down the Road celebrates the music and musicians from New Orleans and the surrounding areas. We play Traditional Jazz, Swing, Funk, Klezmer, Rock, Rhythm and Blues, Brass Band, Ragtime, Soul, and stuff that defies categorization. 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.
Hosted by: Baton Rouge Group of the Sierra Club
Airs: Wednesdays 6:30 a.m. and Sundays 10:30 a.m.
Environmental Update is a weekly look at local environmental issues – and the local aspects of state, national, and global issues.
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The Front Porch
Hosted by: KP
Airs: Wednesdays 7:00 p.m.
Round out your humpday with The Front Porch, a solid hour of your favorite alt-country and Americana tunes. The Front Porch features the likes of Jason Isbell, Robert Earl Keen, Lucero, Reckless Kelly, and some other great stuff that probably won’t compete for the CMAs (but we like it that way!). From time to time we’ll even throw in some of the old guard, like Willie, Waylon & the boys.
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Gentle On Your Mind
Airs: Sundays 1:30 p.m.
Gifts and Messages
Hosted by: Dr. Jazz
Airs: Saturdays 3:00 p.m.
One of the most authoritative voices in jazz programming in the US returns to the airwaves on Saturday afternoons with Gifts and Messages. Dr. Jazz began his broadcasting adventures in Boston on WNEU/WRBB at Northeastern University in 1967. He has 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. Gifts & Messages is one of only 12 jazz radio shows featured (and accessible 24/7) world-wide on allaboutjazz.com the premier site for jazz on the web.
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The Groks Science Show
Hosted by: Dr. Charles Lee, LSU School of Veterinary Medicine
Airs: Mondays 6:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
The 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.
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High Cotton Radio
Hosted by: Zulu Doc and Sunrise Sam
Airs: Wednesdays 6:00 p.m.
High Cotton Radio is your home for the traditional country, blues, gospel and folk music that was recorded prior to the year 1975. We call this “gutbucket music”, symbolizing the homemade instruments which used to be played by the pioneers of traditional early American music. Much of the popular Americana, Rock and Roll, and R &B music which followed 1975 was inspired by the music we feature…we believe this music is the “guts” of the American sound.
It’s For Folks
Hosted by: Dr. K
Airs: Saturdays 5:00 p.m.
Life is a Rock
Hosted by: JT and Whitney
Airs: Wednesdays 8:00 p.m.
Looking at history through the eyes of rock, Life is a Rock looks at a week in rock history. This show features old rock & roll, classic rock, blues, soul and more—playing songs that made history and songs about history. History gives us insight into who we were, who we are, and who we’re likely to become. Music, especially music that corresponds to that same history, can give great insight into our deepest emotions as we go through all the events that have shaped our lives. Life is a Rock, looks at our history through the eyes of rock/roll – the music that expressed our lives, our times, and even our future.
LA All-American Game of the Week
Airs: Fridays 7:00 p.m.
The LA All-American Game of the Week features live local high school sports.
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Hosted by: Cindy Wonderful
Airs: Thursdays 7:00 p.m.
Locals Only is a half hour exploration of the music from the residents of Baton Rouge hosted by Cindy Wonderful. All genres. All local.
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Hosted by: Uncle Bob
Airs: Mondays 6:00 p.m.
Music Lagniappe is home 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.
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Noel Jackson Music Satisfaction
Hosted by: Noel Jackson
Airs: Tuesdays 9:00 a.m. and Saturdays 12:00 p.m.
Music Satisfaction is a classics and oldies show with an emphasis on Southern soul music and R&B. Join Noel Jackson as he pulls from multiple troves of recordings, designing his setlist as he goes.
One World! Your World!
Airs: Saturdays 7:00 p.m.
Hosted by: DJ Diamond Don
Airs: Thursdays 6:00 p.m.
Parallel Planet is a carefully curated hour-long wave of music, meant to de-stress and de-clutter your Thursday afternoon. It’s a place where the finest new releases can segue into floaty instrumentals, bookended with brief psychedelia and classic rock n’ roll charm. plant a freak flag with us on the Parallel Planet.
Airs: Tuesdays 6:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
“Production,” “creation,” “making,” each of these is a translation for the Greek root from which our English word “poetry” derives. The Greek word designates the force that flows through a work of art into the mind that perceives it. Poiesis seeks out such acts of becoming in unfamiliar places as well as in places where the words and forms seem already to belong to us.
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Sunday Songwriter Showcase
Hosted by: Dave Randall
Airs: Sundays 2:00 p.m.
Host Dave Randall welcomes area songwriters for an impromptu hour of live performance and lively discussion about their songs and their stories.
Hosted by: Syntheclectico
Airs: Saturdays 8:00 p.m.
Syntheclectico explores electronic and experimental music, cutting across the boundaries of nations, cultures and genres, including pure electronic works, unique experimental pieces, and music by performers who incorporate electronica with acoustic instruments.
Hosted by: David Brown
Airs: Saturdays 8:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Third Place (3dP) is a show featuring local voices and discussions of community issues that typically go unheard on the airwaves in BR. 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.
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Hosted by: Moose Harris
Airs: Tuesdays 10:00 p.m.
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.
Listen to archives here.
Syndicated Shows on WHYR
Airs: Thursdays 8:00 a.m.
Alternative Radio, established in 1986, is an award-winning weekly one-hour public affairs program offered free to all public radio stations in the U.S., Canada, Europe and beyond. AR provides information, analyses and views that are frequently ignored or distorted in corporate media. With headquarters based in Boulder, Colorado and with only two full-time and two part-time paid staff, AR airs on over 200 radio stations.
Learn more at https://www.alternativeradio.org.
Airs: Fridays 8:00 a.m.
Arab Voices is an award-winning independent radio talk show that presents special programs and distinguished guests, covering a wide range of issues such as the Arab world, its history, culture and civilization, Arab-Americans, civil rights and liberties, immigration issues, media coverage of events about the Arab world, the U.S. Foreign Policy towards the Middle East, and much more. Arab Voices debunks many of the stereotypes, myths and false information disseminated by certain media outlets, some politicians and others.
Learn more at http://www.arabvoices.net/
Airs: Saturdays 8:00 a.m.
Arts Express 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. Arts Express provides weekly, in-depth coverage of film; arts news and scoops with a hard core political edge; art alerts and Best Of The Net Hotspots for listeners; and contemplative voyages through web culture served up with an enticing, multi-cultural international flavor.
Learn more at https://www.wbai.org
Between the Lines
Airs: Thursdays 5:00 p.m.
Between The Lines is a weekly syndicated half-hour radio newsmagazine featuring progressive perspectives on national and international political, economic and social issues. Because Between The Lines is independent of all publications, media networks or political parties, it is able to bring a diversity of voices to the airwaves. This award-winning program provides a platform for individuals and organizations generally ignored or marginalized in corporate media. Each week, Between The Lines features a five-minute summary of some of the week’s under-reported news stories gathered from the alternative press and other sources and three in-depth interview segments focusing on significant international, national and regional issues.
Learn more at https://btlonline.org/
Airs: Mondays 5:00 p.m.
Counter Spin is a production of FAIR, the national media watch group, which has been offering well-documented criticism of media bias and censorship since 1986. FAIR works to invigorate the First Amendment by advocating for greater diversity in the press and by scrutinizing media practices that marginalize public interest, minority and dissenting viewpoints. As an anti-censorship organization, FAIR exposes neglected news stories and defends working journalists when they are muzzled. As a progressive group, FAIR believes that structural reform is ultimately needed to break up the dominant media conglomerates, establish independent public broadcasting, and promote strong non-profit sources of information.
Learn more at https://fair.org/counterspin/
Airs: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 7:00 a.m.; Monday thru Friday 4:00 p.m.
Democracy Now! produces a daily, global, independent news hour hosted by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan González. Its reporting includes breaking daily news headlines and in-depth interviews with people on the front lines of the world’s most pressing issues. On Democracy Now!, you’ll hear a diversity of voices speaking for themselves, providing a unique and sometimes provocative perspective on global events.
Learn more at https://www.democracynow.org
Airs: Sundays 8:00 a.m.
Exploration is an hour long radio program on science, technology, politics, and the environment. Topics covered include black holes, time travel, higher dimensions, string theory, wormholes, search for extra-terrestial life, dark matter and dark energy, the future of space travel, genetic engineering, the aging process, the future of medicine, the human body shop, artificial intelligence, the future of computers and robots, as well as topics from science fiction. Hosted by Michio Kaku.
Learn more at https://kpfa.org/program/exploration/
Food Sleuth Radio
Airs: Sundays 9:00 a.m.
Join Melinda Hemmelgarn, a registered dietitian and investigative nutritionist, for 28-minute, weekly interviews with national experts in food, health and agriculture. From physicians to film makers, writers, farmers, scientists and chefs, Food Sleuth Radio navigates our complicated food system. You’ll discover how farm and food policies impact our environment and public health, and learn the secrets to eating well. Provocative, practical and personal, Food Sleuth Radio helps us think beyond our plates to find “food truth.” Award-winning Food Sleuth Radio ranks among the top national “green food radio shows.” If you care about what you eat, tune in!
Learn more at https://exchange.prx.org/series/32432-food-sleuth-radio
Keeping Democracy Alive
Airs: Wednesdays and Fridays 7:00 a.m.
Keeping Democracy Alive with Burt Cohen is a bi-weekly podcast that tackles a wide range of today’s social, economic, and political issues. eeping This show informs and entertains, with lively invigorating conversations that help explain where we are, how we got here, and most important: what we can do to keep our frail democracy alive, making it stronger for the better future we deserve.
Learn more at http://keepingdemocracyalive.com/
Law and Disorder
Airs: Wednesdays 8:00 a.m.
Law and Disorder is a weekly, independent civil liberties radio program airing on more than 100 stations across the United States. Law and Disorder provides timely legal perspectives on issues concerning civil liberties, privacy, right to dissent and practices of torture exercised by the US government and private corporations. Guests are leading authorities in their fields from around the country, and sometimes internationally.
Learn more at https://lawanddisorder.org/
Airs: Tuesdays 6:00 p.m.
Part-time New Orleans resident Harry Shearer hosts a look at the worlds of media, politics, cyberspace, sports and show business while providing an eclectic array of music along the way.
Learn more at https://www.wwno.org/programs/le-show
Airs: Wednesdays 8:00 a.m.
Founded in 1994, International Media Project is an independent, non-profit organization committed to investigative journalism, in-depth critical analysis, the promotion of civic participation and the dissemination of educational material. Its core focus is Making Contact.
Learn more at https://www.radioproject.org/
National Native News
Airs: Monday thru Friday 3:55 p.m.
National Native News provides listeners with relevant, timely coverage of Native American and Indigenous communities. National Native News is a headline news service that provides a Native perspective.
Learn more at https://www.nativenews.net/
Airs: Sundays 9:30 a.m.
Each week, Planetary Radio’s Mat Kaplan visits with a scientist, engineer, project manager, astronaut, advocate or writer who provides a unique and exciting perspective on the exploration of our solar system and beyond. We also showcase regular features that raise your space IQ while they put a smile on your face. We hit the road now and then to produce a Planetary Radio Live show in front of an audience.
Learn more at https://www.planetary.org
The Ralph Nader Radio Hour
Airs: Mondays 8:00 a.m.
The Ralph Nader Radio Hour is a weekly talk show. Ralph Nader is joined by co-hosts Steve Skrovan and David Feldman for a lively informative hour of interviews with some of the nation’s most influential movers and shakers, and thought provoking discussions of the weeks news.
Learn more at https://ralphnaderradiohour.com/
The Scenario Radio Show
Airs: Thursdays 10:00 p.m.
The Scenario is a syndicated radio show, created to provide a forum for the ‘original Hip-Hop generation’. show we provide music, interviews, and discussion on a wide range of topics, including politics, entertainment, relationships, and the variety of social issues that captivate our attention, from day to day.
Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/thescenarioradioshow/
Sea Change Radio
Airs: Fridays 5:00 p.m.
Sea Change Radio is a weekly show covering the shifts to social, environmental, and economic sustainability. Sea Change Radio is nationally syndicated and podcast globally.
Learn more at https://www.cchange.net/
Spoiler Alert Radio
Airs: Saturdays 9:00 a.m.
Spoiler Alert Radio is conversations on the craft of filmmaking. Each week, host Toni Pennacchia provides a retrospective look at independent artists in filmmaking: directors, cinematographers, composers, writers, and animators from across the globe.
Learn more at http://spoileralertradio.libsyn.com
Airs: Thursdays 6:00 a.m.
Sprouts: Radio From the Grassroots is a radio program that celebrates community stories. Coordinated by Pacifica Radio’s Affiliate Network, Sprouts showcases audio production at community radio stations and independent production groups from around the world. It is renowned for its diverse local voices, brought to a global media platform.
Learn more at https://pacificanetwork.org/sprouts/
State of Belief
Airs: Sundays 12:00 p.m.
State of Belief is based on the proposition that religion has a positive and healing role to play in the life of the nation. The show explains and explores that role by illustrating the vast diversity of beliefs in America – the most religiously diverse country in the world – while exposing and critiquing both the political manipulation of religion for partisan purposes and the religious manipulation of government for sectarian purposes.
Learn more at https://stateofbelief.com
Airs: Fridays 12:00 a.m.
SUSPENSE is a revival of the classic old-time radio anthology series, with all-new stories performed by a crack company of Hollywood actors! Young Entertainer Awards winner, Peabody/Webby/Voice Arts Awards finalist.
Learn more at https://soundcloud.com/suspenseradiodrama
This Way Out
Airs: Tuesdays 8:00 a.m.
This Way Out is the only internationally distributed weekly LGBTQ radio program, currently airing on some 200 local community radio stations around the world. The award-winning half-hour magazine-style program features a summary of some of the major news events in or affecting the queer community, in-depth coverage of major events, interviews with key queer figures, plus music, literature, entertainment — all the information and culture of a community on the move!
Learn more at http://thiswayout.org/
Airs: Tuesdays 8:30 a.m.
Women’s International News Gathering Service is an all-woman independent radio production company that produces and distributes news and current affairs programs by and about women around the world. WINGS programs can be heard on local radio stations, on shortwave, on the internet, and on cassettes.
Learn more at http://wingsradio.org/