Celebrating the brief by highly pivotal brief career of one of the most celebrated Jazz masters during his time on a label founded to bring Black musicians a wider audience. #atlanticrecords #johncoltrane #jazz
Spotlighting female solo acts and groups of history’s greatest Soul label. #BHM2020 #staxrecords #rhythmandblues #soul #deepsoul #northernsoul
Spotlighting songs for Singles Awareness Day with classic tracks and rarely heard gems from the Motown vaults. #blackhistorymonth #classicsoul #motown #valentinesday #singlesawarenessday
The group that changed Hip Hop forever when many in the industry were about to declare it dead by the end of the 1980’s. #publicenemy #hiphop #BHM2020
One of the most lauded authors and civil rights activists of the 20th Century was Black and openly gay. #BHM2020
A birthday tribute to one of the most underrated and largely forgotten great classic rock British musicians. #smallfaces #humblepie #stevemarriott
The Clash were billed by their major label marketing department as “the only band that matters”, not even realizing they were already being surpassed the most indie and hardcore of them all. #blackflag #punk #hardcore #SST
Featuring the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees in tribute for the late Sandra Parks on Dr. King’s birthday. #sandraparks #endgunviolencetogether #MLKDay #staplesingers #stax #cnn #brookebaldwin #blacklivesmatter
Looking back at the period when she went from being Mrs. Sonny Bono to a huge solo star. Dedicating this program to Amy Borsetti of LinkedIn, who openly stated she was really excited to Cher.
With 2020 promising to be the most surreal year ever in U.S. history, consider this your introduction to the New Year. #psychedelic #worldmusic
There may be more than a bit of truth to older folk bemoaning the fact that radio sucks at the moment, so consider this your alternative NYE2020 party playlist. #Prince #NYE2020 #Apollonia #PurpleRain #TheTime #1984
Just in time for Christmas and a review of what was the most talked about documentary of 2019. #arethafranklin #queenofsoul #gospel
To the children of the revolution, this one is especially for you. This program is presented by a long-term HIV/AIDS survivor and Leatherman which spotlights a trans woman who changed the music forever. #wendycarlos #transvisibility
Keeping a promise I made in 1982 to my mother, who left us on the 20th of November at the age of 70. #georgelucas #mom #oldiesbutgoodies
A tribute to a true original and queer icon. Fight HIV/AIDS, not people with HIV/AIDS. #WAD2019 #EndHIVStigma #AIDS
Even though she once sang that we didn’t need another hero, she became one to us with her class, grace, positive attitude and self-confidence, showing us all that there are second acts in American lives. #tinaturner
This year’s annual Alzheimer’s Prevention show is seeking a specific audience: those who were alive when these songs were new. That doesn’t mean the rest of you can’t have some fun, children. #Alzheimers
The woman who once told a reporter that “pigeonholes were for pigeons” chose her own destiny in a world where Black women have often been dismissed and ignored. She left this mortal coil recently, and this program is in tribute to her gifts.
Celebrating the U.S. version of Armistice Day with Air Force veteran and Country music cornerstone Johnny Cash with live performances from 1955 to 1968. Additionally, about 20 veterans daily commit suicide, far higher than the national average. There is 24/7 free help available to you.
The artist of the year seemingly took everyone by surprise, with most not even realizing she has been one of the hardest working artists around for almost a decade.
Celebrating a holiday some will call Samhain, some will call Halloween with a band that proved there is nothing to fear from the darkness.
A band that came to represent the Grunge movement of the early 1990’s transcended it to create a new type of classic rock.
The Runaways: You Were Not Ready For This #rocktober #joanjett #litaford #runaways
Resurrecting a scene that had become dull and reminding us all that style and substance often go hand in hand. #glamrock
On the eve of the 50th anniversary of their debut, the album and band that launched Progressive Rock. #progrock #kingcrimson
In honor of the Jewish New Year, a program none of you were expecting. #RoshHashana #LindaCreed #QuietStorm #SoulMusic
Happy Hispanic Heritage Month! The second of two parts celebrating one of the greatest indie labels of all time. #fania
Happy Hispanic Heritage Month! One of two parts celebrating one of the greatest indie labels of all time. #fania #hispanicheritagemonth #latinx
Not every cisgender, pissed off, middle-aged white man in the U.S. with an internet connection hates Muslims. You needed to know that today. #ashura
Proving there was a time when songcraft and honesty were still a viable means of communication. #folkmusic
Blues music underwent a radical transformation after the Second World War, with its musicians creating the basis of all popular modern music. #blues
A new band that is more than a nostalgia act: they are one of the few groups keeping and updating an African musical heritage. #ibibiosound
Rock is dead. Long live rock from a band that play it like they invented it. #amylandthesniffers
The last artist to play the storied festival did so to the smallest crowd of Woodstock. #woodstock #woodstock50
Coming on with no sleep and high on LSD, the top female fronted band of the 1960’s blew everyone away. #woodstock50
An Oregon Leather Pride 2019 program that shows how queer media often draws lines in the sand. #leather #judaspriest
Seemingly without fear or irony, The Divine Miss M re-established the cabaret as a viable commercial force. #divinemissm #bettemidler
The hottest and most critically acclaimed country act this decade is one you probably won’t hear on country radio. #sturgillsimpson #country