Programs A-Z

  • If you've ever turned on the radio and said, "That ain't country," then "Across the Tracks" is for you. Hosts Blair Gillespie and Brad Kyle share country music and related genres: honky-tonk, outlaw, western swing, bluegrass, rockabilly, and...

  • Nick Spitzer hosts American Routes, a weekly two-hour public radio program produced in New Orleans, presenting a broad range of American music — blues and jazz, gospel and soul, old-time country and rockabilly, Cajun and zydeco, Latin, roots...

  • While Beyond the Fringe was on hiatus, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you were able to enjoy Audio Aftermath Radio each Tuesday night. If you miss it, you can still find...

  • Jon Iverson started hosting this program, formerly called The Last Jazz Show, on Tuesday nights at KCBX sometime around 1980.

    Sal España began co-hosting with Jon around 2004, eventually going solo in 2009. Like most of our audience, Sal...

  • Janelle Younger features mostly acoustic, handmade, and homespun music. You’ll hear singer-songwriters, live music, local performers, and lots more. Tune in to check out the best new music, and get re-acquainted with some old favorites every...

  • Citizen Sound, founded by Shawn Hafley, is a predominantly indie and alternative music show featuring new releases, deep tracks, and a little of everything in between. Francisco Martinez is your guide through this musical voyage of artists...

  • Rob Kimball shares orchestral works from the 20th and 21st centuries, including a generous share of music across the cinematic universe.

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  • Step into the Club every Friday evening for a sampling of music from "The Jazz Age" with Guy Rathbun. Across the spectrum of pop and jazz from the late teens to the early 1930s, this weekly series invites you the share in the talents and tales...

  • Dee-troit Deb and Big Daddy Cain alternate as hosts of a show that will send you into a groove with...

  • Keep your Monday evenings energized with music that embodies the spirit of freedom, the essence of jazz, and the joy of dance. Tune in for jazz tinged with world, funk, blues, R&B, fusion and even a little classical now and then.

  • Explore music from around the world every Sunday night from 7:00-9:00. Jim Dee and Andy Zink guide you on audio adventures to locales far and near, playing traditional and contemporary international music that is both compelling and tantalizing...

  • Since 1980, Fred Friedman has enjoyed playing a wide variety of jazz from the '50s all the way up to the present, even playing a little blues, r&b, pop or other styles every now and then. He loves to hear from his listeners and playing...

  • Jazz Overnight features a selection of tunes hand-picked from the KCBX library by our music director, Neal Losey. New and old vocals and instrumentals, from the classics to the obscure, keep you grooving though the wee hours every night of the...

  • The days of walking in to your favorite diner or cocktail lounge and plugging quarters in the jukebox to put together the perfect set of music for the occasion are fading fast. What fun it was to mix and match a country hit of the day with an...

  • Craig Russell and Emma Levine host a weekly glimpse into the recording archives of San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Monterey County performing arts organizations. In addition to outstanding moments from concerts past, we’ll learn about...

  • The Morning Cup is a program that is about good music. Good music of all types. You will hear some of the rising new artists from today as well as legends from the past. Join Neal Losey each weekday morning as he plays jazz, soul, blues,...

  • Take a ride on the Night Train every Saturday night with host Neal Losey, as he gives you the best sounds of soul, funk, and R&B. The show will focus mainly on American Black pop music from the 1950s to the 1980s, as well as any new artists...

  • Steve Van Middlesworth and John Walsh host Pacific Standard Time. You’ll hear songs from The Great American Songbook written for the musical stage and Hollywood screen by songwriters like Cole Porter, George & Ira Gershwin, Irving...

  • Join "Little Robbie" Kimball and Laura Joines for a little bit of country, alternative folk, and other eclectic picks from under the Americana umbrella. If your tastes in music just can't be pigeonholed, you'll love these two hours of...

  • Early Jazz, New Orleans, Chicago, Swing, Blues, Boogie Woogie, Western Swing, Rockabilly & more....

    Carl Sonny Leyland was born & raised on the South Coast of England, growing up close to the city of Southampton. As a child he...

  • Join a rotating cast of hosts on Ritmo y Sabor for a musical adventure into the world of Afro-Cuban music, Salsa and Latin jazz from around the globe every Friday, from 10:00 PM until midnight, Pacific Time. Hosts include Pedro Arroyo, David...

  • Join host Tom di Santo for Speak Low, a musical journey every Sunday night from 9:00 to 11:00. Speak Low, will help you conjure April in Paris year 'round with a mélange of...

  • Suzanne Bona hosts Sunday Baroque, a weekly radio program featuring beloved and appealing music composed in the baroque era (1600-1750) and the years leading up to it. The music may be centuries-old, but it's the perfect antidote for the stress...

  • Ron Eminhizer plays new jazz releases and some of the best jazz from the past, all from the extensive KCBX library. Listen in every Wednesday, from 10:00 p.m. until midnight.

    Only on KCBX FM.

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  • The Road Home is a weekly radio program of music rooted in American tradition -- a tradition built on musical influences from all over the earth! This show follows a musical journey from home to "out there" to home again. The Road Home is all...

  • Fiona Ritchie hosts NPR's The Thistle & Shamrock from the foothills of the Scottish Highlands. Each week she explores evolving music from Celtic roots in Europe and North America with new releases, hard-to-find recordings, live festival...

  • Jerome Taylor unravels the common threads that connect the music of different styles, cultures and experiences.

    Listen every Friday from 8:30 until 10:00 PM. Only on KCBX Public Radio.

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  • On Trotamundos, expect to swoon, sing, dance, and ponder while we wander together across the planet. Enjoy a variety of genres leaning toward Latin-inspired jazz, electronic, and contemporary tunes. Celebrate diversity, freedom, and the message...