The Prairie Home Companion
"A Prairie Home Companion is a live radio variety show created and hosted by Garrison Keillor. The show runs two hours on Saturday afternoon from 5 to 7 p.m. Central Time, and usually originates from the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minnesota, although it is frequently taken on the road. A Prairie Home Companion is known for its musical guests, especially folk and traditional musicians, as well as Keillor's storytelling segment, News from Lake Wobegon." - Wikipedia
A Prairie Home Companion is heard by over 4 million listeners each week on over 580 public radio stations, and is heard abroad on America One and the Armed Forces Networks In Europe and the Far East. Keillor remembers, "When the show started, it was something funny to do with my friends, and then it became an achievement that I hoped would be successful, and now it's a good way of life."
You can listen to Prairie Home Companion at:
Alpena, MI WCML-FM 91.7 Sunday 12:00 PM, Sat. 6:00 PM
Detroit, MI WUOM-FM 91.7 Sunday 1:00 PM, Sat. 6:00 PM
East Jordan, MI WICV-FM 100.9 Sat. 6:00 PM
Flint, MI WFUM-FM 91.1 Sun. 1:00 PM, Sat. 6:00 PM
Grand Rapids, MI WBLU-FM 88.9 Sat. 6:00 PM
WVGR-FM 104.1 Sun. 1:00 PM, Sat. 6:00 PM
Harbor Springs, MI WCMW-FM 103.9 Sun. 12:00 PM, Sat. 6:00 PM
Houghton, MI WGGL-FM 91.1 Sun. 11:00 AM, Sat. 6:00 PM
Interlochen, MI WIAA-FM 88.7 Sat. 6:00 PM WICA-FM 91.5 Sun. 10:00 AM
Kalamazoo, MI WMUK-FM 102.1 Sat. 6:00 PM
Lansing-East Lansing, MI WKAR-FM 90.5 Sun. 10:00 AM, Sat. 6:00 PM
Marquette, MI WNMU-FM 90.1 Sat. 6:00 PM
Mount Pleasant, MI WCMU-FM 89.5 Sun. 12:00 PM, Sat. 6:00 PM
Oscoda, MI WCMB-FM 95.7 Sun. 12:00 PM, Sat. 6:00 PM
Sault Ste. Marie, MI WCMZ-FM 98.3 Sun. 12:00 PM, Sat. 6:00 PM
Standish, MI WWCM-FM 96.9 Sun. 12:00 PM, Sat. 6:00 PM
Twin Lake/Muskegon, MI WBLV-FM 90.3 Sat. 6:00 PM
The Thistle & Shamrock®
Take a trip to the foothills of the Scottish Highlands where The Thistle & Shamrock®, one of NPR's longest running and most popular music offerings, is created each week.
This engaging and entertaining program is produced there exclusively for NPR listeners, and is the most listened-to Celtic music program in the world.
Join award-winning host Fiona Ritchie to explore the evolving Celtic musical traditions of Europe and North America. You'll hear established and emerging artists and in-studio guests, including luminaries such as fiddler Eileen Ivers, singer-songwriter Dougie MacLean, Celtic/World music phenomenon Loreena McKennitt, The Chieftains' Paddy Moloney, and composer William Jackson. As Thistle surveys traditional Celtic music it also leads you to explore more distant landscapes and genres, investigating Celtic influences in World and contemporary music.
You can listen to The Thistle & Shamrock®T at:
WCML-FM 91.7 Alpena Sun, 03:00 PM-04:00 PM
WUOM-FM 91.7 Ann Arbor Sat, 08:00 PM-09:00 PM
WUCX-FM 90.1 Bay City Sun, 03:00 PM-04:00 PM
WICV-FM 100.9 East Jordan Sat, 08:00 PM-09:00 PM
WKAR-FM 90.5 East Lansing Sun, 08:00 PM-09:00 PM
WFUM-FM 91.1 Flint Sat, 08:00 PM-09:00 PM
WBLU-FM 88.9 Grand Rapids Sat, 09:00 PM-10:00 PM
WVGR-FM 104.1 Grand Rapids Sat, 08:00 PM-09:00 PM
WCMW-FM 103.9 Harbor Springs Sun, 03:00 PM-04:00 PM
WIAA-FM 88.7 Interlochen Sat, 08:00 PM-09:00 PM
WIAB-FM 88.5 Mackinaw City Sat, 08:00 PM-09:00 PM
WNMU-FM 90.1 Marquette Sun, 08:00 PM-09:00 PM
WCMU-FM 89.5 Mt. Pleasant Sun, 03:00 PM-04:00 PM
WCMB-FM 95.7 Oscoda Sun, 03:00 PM-04:00 PM
WCMZ-FM 98.3 Slt. Ste. Marie Sun, 03:00 PM-04:00 PM
WWCM-FM 96.9 Sterling Sun, 03:00 PM-04:00 PM
WBLV-FM 90.3 Twin Lake Sat, 09:00 PM-10:00 PM
Nick Spitzer ~ Blues and jazz, gospel and soul, old-time country and rockabilly, Cajun and zydeco, Tejano and Latin, roots rock and pop. The shared musical, historical and cultural threads in these American styles.
Alpena 91.7 WCML Sunday 6:00 pm
Ann Arbor / Detroit 91.7 WUOM Saturday 9:00 pm
Bay City 90.1 WUCX Friday 10:00 am Sunday 6:00 pm
Flint 91.1 WFUM Saturday 9:00 pm
Grand Rapids 104.1 WVGR Saturday 9:00 pm
Harbor Springs 103.9 WCMW Sunday 6:00 pm
Mount Pleasant 89.5 WCMU Sunday 6:00 pm
Oscoda 95.7 WCMB Sunday 6:00 pm
Sault Ste. Marie 98.3 WCMZ Sunday 6:00 pm
Standish 96.9 WWCM Sunday 6:00 pm
Ypsilanti 89.1 WEMU Saturday 4:00 pm
Since 1994, Acoustic Café has been radio's best international showcase for new and classic acoustic music. Each week, we air two hours of exceptional songs from some of the best singer-songwriters in the business, plus live in-studio interviews and performances. Each of the guest sessions are recorded exclusively for Acoustic Café at our studios in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where Acoustic Café is based.
Acoustic Café is a two hour weekly radio show, and an independent media production of RDR Radio, LLC. The program is produced and hosted by Rob Reinhart, who started the show in 1995. Each week, listeners around the globe tune in to Acoustic Café to hear the latest from today’s great songwriting talents. It’s hard to put a definitive label on Acoustic Café’s music selections. After all, a good song is a good song… any individual set of music could contain a bit of country, rock, blues, folk, pop… and more!
In addition to classic songwriters like Dylan, Mitchell, Young, Cash, Browne, Prine etc., Acoustic Café wants to bring as many newer talents to the table as possible.
CIDR (The River) Detroit/Windsor 93.9 FM Sundays 7 - 9 pm
WSDP Plymouth/Canton 88.1 FM Fridays 9-11am
WQKL Ann Arbor 107.1 FM Sunday 8-10am
WYCE Grand Rapids 88.1 FM Friday 10 AM - 12 noon Saturday 1 AM - 3 AM
WSHZ Muskegon 107.9 FM Sunday 7 - 9 AM
WBFH Bloomfield Hills 88.1 FM Sunday 12 Noon-2pm
WLNZ Lansing 89.7 FM Saturdays 11am-1pm
WOLV Houghton 97.7 FM Wednesday 8-10pm
Folks Like Us
Folks Like Us is a weekly radio program produced live at WDET-FM (101.9), public radio in Detroit. The show, hosted by Matt Watroba, can be heard on Saturdays from 1:00-4:00 p.m. For many people in South-Eastern Michigan Matt Watroba's name and voice is synonymous with American Roots music! The program features traditional and contemporary folk music recordings, interviews and live performances, and announcements of local concerts, dances, and other events.
You can listen to WDET and Folks Like Us live on the Web! Go to http://www.wdetfm.org/listenlive/. And, with WDET's "On Demand" music program archives, you can listen to Folks Like Us any time you want it. One month's worth of programs are archived for your convenience at http://www.wdetfm.org/rss/
Arkansas Traveler is a long-running bluegrass show that can be heard on WDET 101.9 FM in Detroit. Its host is Larry McDaniel, a passionate fan who has an encyclopedic knowledge of the genre. A transplant from Arkansas, McDaniel has been broadcasting bluegrass over the Detroit airwaves since 1977. Arkansas Traveler is one of the longest running bluegrass shows in the country and the only show of its kind in southeast Michigan. The show can be heard Saturdays from 4-6:00 pm.
"Bluegrass is our music," says McDaniel. "It's American. It's like blues or jazz. This music is about roots."
OverEasy 94.7 WCSX (South-East Michigan)
Pam Rossi is the host of the Saturday and Sunday morning show Over Easy on WCSX 94.7 in Detroit, Michigan. "From the deeper cuts from Classic Rock artists to the independent label musicians, and Michigan based artists, WCSX and Over Easy are proud to provide an outlet to expose talented people to a large listening audience." This is rare comericial radio program that supports both indie and local artists. Please support it by listening Saturdays and Sundays from 7 am to Noon.
Roots Music Project
The Roots Music Project, WEMU's newest locally-produced offering, is hosted by Jeremy Baldwin on Saturdays from 2 to 5 p.m. The Roots Music Project can be heard on 89.1 Ypsilanti.
The show focuses on the creases and intersections between genres, styles and influences in music and features everything from folk to country, from blues to roots rock, from rockabilly to bluegrass and just about everything in between.
The Mountain Stage
Since 1983 where musicians come to play…
Mountain Stage® is an internationally-distributed weekly, two-hour live performance music radio program produced by West Virginia Public Broadcasting featuring some of the world’s greatest artists in an intimate and relaxed atmosphere with a live-broadcast edge. Mountain Stage blends studio quality with live performance before a theater audience. Each program features four or five guests.
One of the longest-running contemporary music programs on radio, Mountain Stage is distributed by Public Radio International®, XM Satellite Radio and on Voice of America’s Satellite Service. Each week Mountain Stage brings the artists into the living rooms of hundreds of thousands of listeners worldwide.
Dearborn, MI 0 WHFR-FM 89.3 Sa 4:00 PM
Marquette, MI 0 WNMU-FM 90.1 Su 6:00 PM
Progressive Torch and Twang ~ 89 FM East Lansing
This isn't a country music show, at least not one like you've heard before. Doug and Corrina bring you music you won't find on the popular country charts. Styles include folk, bluegrass, western swing, rockabilly and much more.
Accidental Blues ~ 89 FM East Lansing
It may be called the blues, but you won't feel down after listening on Wednesday nights to a wide variety of modern blues. Join Jay and Lee as they link the roots of the blues to modern artists keeping the genre alive.
WoodSongs on the Radio
Welcome to our worldwide effort to encourage grassroots, Americana music. Get ready to explore the beautiful world of folk, bluegrass, songwriting, new artists, literature, worldwide radio and concerts.
WoodSongs Webcast Mondays at 6:55-8:15pm EST
Every Monday night, musical history is made as the WoodSongs Old-time Radio Hour begins its radio broadcast. Because it’s more than just a radio show. WoodSongs is also the world first multi-camera, weekly series broadcast on the Internet.
Online viewers worldwide can watch the behind-the-scenes production heard by over 900,000 radio listeners on over 400 radio stations each week.
7:00PM Watch the 60 minute show live as it happens
8:03PM Join the audience as they record this week's promo
8:05PM Enjoy the encore performances not heard on radio
WLNZ 89.7 FM Lansing Sun 9:00 a.m. www.wlnz.org
WOAS 88.5 FM Ontonagon Wed 8:00 p.m. www.woas-fm.org
WSAQ 107.1 FM Port Huron Sun 8:00 a.m. www.wsaq.net
WBLV 90.3 FM Twin Lake Sat 10:00 p.m. www.bluelake.org/radio.html
Be sure to listen to John Bommarito as the host of Acoustic Alternatives on WHFR, 89.3 FM in Dearborn on Sundays from 11am-1pm. Great Host and a great show - you can also listen on the web at whfr.hfcc.net for additional info.
Public Radio Stations in Michigan
Public Radio has long been the life blood of American Roots Music with its diverse multi-cultural offerings. When you find a local station that offers the kind of programming you enjoy don’t forget to support them financilally.
East Jordan WICV FM 100.9
East Lansing WKAR FM 90.5
Grand Rapids WBLU FM 88.9
Grand Rapids WVGR FM 104.1
Harbor Springs WCMWFM 103.9
Mackinaw City WIAB FM 88.5
Sault Ste. Marie WCMZ FM 98.3
Standish WWCM FM 96.9
Traverse City WICA FM 91.5
Traverse City WNMC FM 90.7
Twin Lake WBLV FM 90.3
Whitehall WGVS FM 95.3
Ypsilanti WEMU FM 89.1