We’ve got more fun stuff added to our New Music programming this week, including fresh hot tracks from Acid Tongue, L’Impératrice, No Win, and Ionna Gika; as well as Son Volt and Broken Social Scene. Tune in to kick out your jams.
This week’s NACC Top 30 for KWTF looks something like this:
If you’re tuning in to New Music this week, we’ve got some hot new stuff from j-pop/j-punk-ish band CHAI and some jangly goodness from The Dates, both on Burger Records. We also have The Lemonheads covering The Eyes, Wand, Tullycraft (!), Nanami Ozone, Boogarins, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, and The Black Keys if you’re into that kinda stuff 🙂 And an assortment of other new bits and bobs.
Here is our Top 30 for the week ending March 19, 2019:
We have started updating KWTF’s New Music programming with exciting new releases and charting with our friends at NACC. This week, there’s new stuff from The Coathangers, Cass McCombs, the great R. Stevie Moore, Spiral Stairs, John Vanderslice, another track from the forthcoming Ex Hex album, illuminati hotties (one of my favorite live bands recently), and Deafheaven (if you need some heaviness). I am also digging Comba Chimbita’s “Ahomale”, Kiwi Jr, and The Tough Sh*ts as well. Tune in daily from 11am to 4:30pm to hear these fine new tracks along with all your regular favorites.
Here is our Top 30 for the week of March 12, 2019:
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KWTF is celebrating over four years of broadcasting 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at 88.1FM in Bodega Bay and streaming for over five years at www.kwtf.net. In 2016 and 2017, we installed a new telephone system for live on air call in shows, sponsored local events, moved and set up our new awesome studio in the SOFA Arts District, held ongoing DJ/programmer meetings and continued to grow our community programming.
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In 2015 we launched a new website, held our first bowling fundraiser and KWTF was granted a license renewal that extends our broadcast license until 2020. In 2014 we built our production studio, bringing a new source of live radio to Sonoma County. In 2013 with a budget of just $22,000 we built a radio station and aired over 2,500 hours of unique programming, much of it locally produced. We need your help to continue this success in the upcoming year!
With your help we will be able to enhance our studio, hire staff, increase our programming and get our signal into central Sonoma County. In 2015 we transitioned to a no staff station due to budget restraints, which we want to change in the upcoming year. Our minimum budget for expanded studio operations is $50,000. Our minimum budget to expand our signal into Santa Rosa is $20,000. With your help we can reach these goals in the upcoming year!
In 2013 the Redwood Justice Fund generously gave KWTF a significant grant to support broadcast improvements and increase our grassroots donor base. KWTF is actively searching for new programmers, listeners, donors and volunteers (tell your friends!). Get involved today! We continue to be online at KWTF.net and you can listen on the TuneIn app on your device.
KWTF radio’s longtime supporters and partners, the Redwood Justice Fund, are building out a new local low power community radio station! The new station, KRJF, will be located in Santa Rosa and they need your help! For more information or to donate to their cause, check out their website at www.krjf.org.
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Kevin’s Top 10 Tracks
“Eden” Makthaverskan from III
“Fever Ray “IDK About You” from Plunge
“Sugarboy” St. Vincent from Masseduction
“These 3 Things” Ought Room from Inside the World
“Come Down Her and Say That” Deerhoof from Mountain Moves
“The Gate” Björk from Utopia
“You’re Dreaming” Wolf Parade from Cry Cry Cry
“Drive” R.E.M. from “Automatic For The People” (25th Anniversary Edition)
“Case” Bleeding Knees Club from digital 7” single
“Ventura Highway” America from Heritage: Home Recordings/Demos 1970 – 1973
Music International’s Top 5 for 2017
MUSIC INTERNATIONAL’S TOP FIVE CDS/ALBUMS FOR 2017 AS HEARD ON KWTF:
AMMOYE – THE LIGHT
AHMAD JAMAL – MARSEILLE
JAYME STONE’S FOLKLIFE
TRIO DE KALI AND KRONOS QUARTET – LADILIKAN
ORCHESTRA BAOBAB – TRIBUTE TO NDIOUGA DIENG
Wanna find out more about the shows on KWTF? Check out our website for more info here!
Five Years On KWTF
For those who are unaware, my show Deeper Roots (Friday nights at 9pm) just recently celebrated five years of broadcasting on KWTF. Who knew? Time flew quickly and for those that share my passion for American roots music you’ll know that I’m known to go to a number of wells that go deeper than the vintage and into the antiquity.
After all, the tag line on the show is “A Century of America’s Music”. But I also host a show featuring brand new Americana music Thursday mornings at 9am on KWTF called Blue Moon Americana. It’s where I get to share the music inspired, influenced, and derived from much of the roots music I play on Friday nights.
Details about upcoming broadcasts can be found on DeeperRootsRadio.com and, if you haven’t sampled the show, you can also download the podcasts (for Deeper Roots) at deeperroots.podomatic.com. But it’s always fresher when listening live…on Sonoma County’s own community voice, KWTF.
KWTF would like to thank the generosity of all of our supporters including Redwood Justice Fund and New World Library for their generous munificent gifts. Y’all rock and your support means the world to us! If you work for a company that offers matching gifts, please consider KWTF for your next donation.
KWTF has an exciting website to keep you in the loop about all things KWTF! The new site features more ways for you to stay up to date on our program schedule, shows, news & events, ways to donate, social media links, chat features and more! Check it out here!
KWTF Radio is Sonoma County's newest community radio station. We are happy to join the diverse group of full power, low power, and internet radio stations that already serve the people of Sonoma County. We intend to bring voices and communities to the air that are not already represented, with a focus on local news, talk, art, and culture.
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