Weekly Program Guide

KLOI Weekly Program Guide

January 14-20, 2018  
Special Events:

Sunday, January 14– 7:00 pm Lopez Center
Celebrate DJ Gary Alexander (and wife Karen)’s 50th Wedding anniversary with a concert featuring Lopez musicians and singers: The Alexanders, Hawk Arps and Friends. Light (finger) potlucks too!

January 27, 2018 Beppe Gambetta Acoustic Guitarist Concert
Lopez Grange Hall -Benefiting The Lopez Grange and KLOI
Potluck, 5:30 pm, opening act, 7:00 pm CD launch concert, 7:30 pm

You can see what music is playing on KLOI at any time, or you can consult past playlists  by clicking this link to Spinitron or going to your browser and selecting: https://spinitron.com/radio/playlist.php?station=kloi

Many thanks to the Lopez Thrift Shop for the grant and their financial assistance.

Please help! We have promised never to hold an on-air fundraising campaign as other public broadcast stations do. A generous donor has offered to match donations up to $1000. Our donations have not been keeping up with our expenses.  Please spread the word to our listeners. Remember that your contribution will help us sustain our all-volunteer station and keep local voices on the air. KLOI is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, and direct contributions are tax deductible.
***Thanks to those of you who donated and to our generous donor who matched donations to $1000.***

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Daily on Weekdays

Hightower  Lowdown

9:57 am
Jim Hightower is a modern-day Johnny Appleseed, spreading the message of progressive populism all across the American grassroots.

Democracy Now w/Amy Goodman
10:00-11:00 am and 6:00-7:00 pm

Sunday

The Velvet Fog Hour w / Lou Pray

12:00 pm

Get your fill of music from the early part of the 20th century with Art Tatum, Django Reinhardt, and more.  Push through the purple mists of memory for those forgotten melodies.

Classical Hour with Gary Alexander
2:00 pm 

This Week:  The final Schubert string quartet (#15), played by the Miro Quartet from their latest CD, “Transcendence,” followed by the Bridal Chorus from Wagner’s Lohengrin, sung at your host’s wedding 50 years ago today.

New Dimensions
4:00 pm  (repeats Tuesday at 7:00 pm)
New Dimensions Media: Changing the World One Broadcast at a Time. Explores subjects such as social, political, scientific, ecological, and spiritual frontiers through in-depth dialogues.
This week: Political Activism: Beyond Shouting And More than Silence with Sam Daley-Harris
In these times of intense political polarization, civic despair is rampant. How does this affect our democracy and how can we counteract this apathy? Daley-Harris has been working tirelessly to provide training for ordinary citizens to empower effective political action and to help citizens be most effective in reshaping the issues they most care about. Sam Daley-Harris is the author of Reclaiming Our Democracy: Healing the Break Between People and Government, the 20th Anniversary Edition.

Spirit in Action – Lopez Edition
5:00 pm
These radio programs are prepared by Mark Judkins Helpsmeet under the care of Eau Claire Quakers and sponsored for KLOI by the Lopez Island Quaker Group. ‘Spirit In Action’ brings you stories of people living lives of fruitful service, of peace, community, compassion.
This Week:  Stand Up, Together
We want a better world, and Gordon Whitman shows us how in Stand Up! How to get involved, speak out, and win in a world on fire. With 25 years experience in Chile & the USA, and as deputy director of Faith in Action, Gordon is well-situated to see what works and how to guide willing hands to more powerful work.

Midnight Special
10 pm
The world’s weekly aberration of folk music and farce, show tunes, and satire, madness, and escape.

Monday

WINGS – Women’s International News Gathering Service
2:00 pm (repeats Friday at 12:00 pm)
A weekly radio news and current affairs program by and about women around the world.
This Week: Nalini Malani: Transgressions
Nalini Malani (b. 1946, Karachi) is Indias foremost video and installation artist and a committed activist for women’s rights. She spoke to WINGS producer Mindy Ran in the spring of 2017, at the Stedelijk Museum, where her shadow play Transgressions and other works were installed. She talks about the epidemic of greed and violence against women and the lower castes that is sweeping India and its origins in India’s relationship to the West.

Joy Spring w/Gary Alexander
3:00– 6:00 pm
Classic Jazz and the Great American Songbook.
This Week: A replication of your host’s 50th wedding anniversary musical celebration last night (January 14) in the Lopez Center, including recorded examples of the songs sung there by Gary and Karen Alexander, including Gary’s songs of courtship of Karen (3:00 to 3:30), their children and travels (3:30 to 4:00), and their duets (4:00 to 4:30).  The next three segments feature the musical progression of a relationship as told by three artists in song, first by Jack Jones (who turned 80 yesterday) in a series of songs from the 1960s (4:30 to 5:00), then by Tony Bennett, and pianist Bill Evans from their classic 1975 album (5:00 to 5:30), and finally by Mount Vernon, Washington’s own Cheryl Bentyne (5:30 to 5:50), followed by a night-cap from Tony Bennett’s latest album.

Brittany to the Balkans and Beyond w/Stanley Greenthal

8:00 – 9:30  pm
Compelling Celtic and Balkan music from diverse regions of the world, mixed with occasional spoken word pieces to illuminate the traditions from which the music originates.
This Week:
 A rebroadcast of the January 19th, 2015 Martin Luther King Day show, with old and new music from many lands. Stanley plays tracks from artists who hail from Brittany, Finland, Wales, Sweden, Ireland, England, Scotland, Greece, and the USA. Where else can you hear a Leadbelly song reinterpreted Ry Cooder, who inspires Welsh singer Julie Murphy to create a new song based upon another Ry Cooder song concerning the plight of the American Dust Bowl farmer, and songs by Scotland’s Dougie Maclean that cover topics of war and the American experience of slavery, plus a song by Bob Dylan that addresses violence in the American South prior to the Civil Rights Movement? Tune in for an enjoyable, informative earful! 

Tuesday

Backyard Conservation – Living on Lopez w/ Madrona Murphy and Russel Barsh.
1:00 pm
Local researchers Russel Barsh and Madrona Murphy talk about the things that each of us can do in our own lives and around our own homes to take better care of the plants and animals that make our island special.
This Month: Living on Lopez –  Backyard Conservation.
Conservation Resolutions
This month they share their conservation resolutions for 2018.

Living Life — Music with John Garcia
3:00 pm
DJ John plays heartfelt global music, with an emphasis on Spanish and Latino songs.

New Dimensions
7:00 pm (repeat from Sunday 4:00 pm)

Wednesday

The Grand Southern Vocal & Plectrophonic Review w/Lance Brittain
5:00 am
Lance presents a show covering early to contemporary folk, country, and bluegrass, plus some discussion of historical context, including news of current events in the bluegrass and folk community.  From an acoustic perspective, Lance explores other early influences, including classic early jazz, blues, and ragtime, border music, etc.

The FAT Music Show w/Felton Pruitt
2:00 pm (repeat Friday 7:00 pm)
The FAT Music Show is a friendly nod to the much-adored 1970’s radio station KFAT in Gilroy, California that was one of the first national radio stations to prominently feature the Americana musical genre.  Hosted by Felton Pruitt a 30+year radio veteran with stints that include KFAT, XM Satellite, and KVMR; Pruitt includes classic and contemporary interviews (”Chewin’ The Fat”) and live, or in the studio, performances from his personal recording archives.

Lou’s News and Reviews w/Lou Pray
3:00 pm
Lou Pray,  Lopez Island Library director, will keep us up to date on what’s new and what’s happening at the library.  Lou plays the latest audio books and music CDs now available for checkout. She also reviews selected books and movies available at the library and discusses upcoming speakers, training, and late-breaking library news! The library has also become a prime venue for local artists, and Lou will share info on current and upcoming shows.  Lou occasionally encourages fellow Lopezians to share their own book, music, and film reviews on the show.

The Grand Southern Vocal & Plectrophonic Review w/Lance Brittain
7:00 pm  (repeats next Wednesday at 5:00 am)
Lance presents a show covering early to contemporary folk, country, and bluegrass, plus some discussion of historical context, including news of current events in the bluegrass and folk community. From an acoustic perspective, Lance explores other early influences, including classic early jazz, blues, and ragtime, border music, etc.

Thursday

Song of the Soul – Lopez Edition
12:00 pm
These radio programs are prepared by Mark Judkins Helpsmeet under the care of Eau Claire Quakers and sponsored for KLOI by the Lopez Island Quaker Group.
’Song of the Soul’ invites you to a soul-level encounter.  Music has the ability to proclaim the soul’s language beyond what mere words can speakSome guests are musicians, perhaps sharing their own music, but most guests are simply sharing music they’ve been impacted by, written and performed by others. For more information visit the Northern Spirit Radio website at  www.northernspiritradio.org  
This Week: Soul of 2017 Starter Kit
A rich sampling of the wonderful songs & guests of the first half of 2017, including Radmilla CodyIrfan Ali TajAshley MazanecNici PeperBilly Jonas, and Jean Rohe. An incredibly rich potluck of musical dishes!

Somewhere  on  Lopez 
1:30 pm
Music from our random playlist unless noted.

Lou’s News and Reviews w/Lou Pray
3:00 pm (repeat from Wednesday 3:00 pm)

eTown
8:00 pm
eTown is an exciting weekly radio broadcast he
ard from coast to coast on NPR, public and commercial stations. Every eTown show is taped in front of a live audience and features performances from many of today’s top musical artists as well as conversations and information about the world around us.
In this week’s encore broadcast, eTown hosts Nick and Helen Forster welcome two new and upcoming acts to the solar-powered stage at eTown Hall. First up, New York City-based rock duo The London Souls whose musical influences include Buddy Miles and Jimi Hendrix, while infusing their own special sound. This young duo has been playing music together since their childhood years and it shows. Austin-based bluegrass ensemble Wood & Wire also makes their first visit to share a fresh take on the classic sounds of the genre.

Friday

The Many Moods of Ben Vaughn
8:00 am
An eclectic mix of music curated by the producer, composer, recording artist Ben Vaughn.
Rock, blues, jazz, folk, soul, R & B, country, bossa nova, movie soundtracks, easy listening and more, all peppered with Vaughn’s twisted musicological slant.

WINGS – Women’s International News Gathering Service
12:00 pm (repeat of Monday 2:00 pm)

A weekly radio news and current affairs program by and about women around the world.
This Week: Nalini Malani: Transgressions
Nalini Malani (b. 1946, Karachi) is Indias foremost video and installation artist and a committed activist for women’s rights. She spoke to WINGS producer Mindy Ran in the spring of 2017, at the Stedelijk Museum, where her shadow play Transgressions and other works were installed. She talks about the epidemic of greed and violence against women and the lower castes that is sweeping India and its origins in India’s relationship to the West.

Classical Hour w/Gary Alexander
2:00 pm 
This Week: An all-Mozart program in honor of his upcoming birthday

Joy Spring w/Gary Alexander
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Classic Jazz and the Great American Songbook
This Week: The first hour features #3 in our new annual series of the 40 greatest pop/jazz singers and the 50 greatest pop/jazz albums of last century (mostly recorded in the 1950s), this time “The Fred Astaire Story” (with the Oscar Peterson and his all-stars) from 1952.  The second hour features five recordings from 60 years ago by Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Duke Ellington, Jack Teagarden, Stan Getz & Cal Tjader, a remarkable confluence of talent making records in one week.  The final hour will be devoted to selections from at least a dozen new albums released in the last few months, as part of our recurring feature, “Fresh faces at five on Fridays.”

The Grateful Dead Hour

8:00 pm
Since 1985 David Gans has hosted a nationally syndicated weekly audio postcard from the wide musical world of the Grateful Dead. The show features exclusive interviews, music from the roots and branches of the band’s musical family tree, and many unreleased live and studio recordings.

Saturday

West Coast Live
10:00 am -11:00 am
A national 1-hour radio variety shows hosted by Sedge Thomson and featuring author interviews, music, and comedy. The West Coast “Garrison Keillor”.  This show is delayed one week from the original broadcast.

This Week:  SEDGE THOMSON presents Lift Every Voice — Reflections on the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  What he has to say is as timely today, this week, and this past year, as in 1968.

THE PERSUASIONS — the sublime acapella group started on street corners in Philly, championed by Frank Zappa who took them to Carnegie Hall with The Mothers of Invention.  The Persuasions will break your heart, and when one singer tells us toward the end of the show about tire irons, and his friendship with Dr. King, you might well think of so-called presidential tweets as the tire irons of today’s media streets.
TAYLOR BRANCH – his magisterial three-volume biography of Dr. King tells of his life and the context of the wider America of the day, of LBJ, the Vietnam war, and non-violence.  We hear of the struggles for Dr. King against a mocking press, and of the soaring narratives that inspired a movement.  It’s important to hear these voices because they tell us who we are, and what values we have and are in danger of losing.
We’ll hear an excerpt from the speech Dr. King gave, his last, the night before his assassination.  It’s what we need to hear now, in this country, which unlike, as Dr. King says, China or Russia, where we have the right to demand our rights.  His view from the mountaintop in Memphis in 1968 reaches to January 2018
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Open Mike
4:00-6:00 pm

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Putumayo World Music Hour

7:00 pm
Hosted by Putumayo’s CEO and Founder Dan Storper and KFOG personality Rosalie Howarth, the Putumayo World Music Hour is an internationally syndicated radio show that takes listeners on a weekly journey through the music of many different cultures, now heard internationally on more than 170 commercial and non-commercial stations around the world.

This Week: Rhythm and Blues

The Many Moods of Ben Vaughn
8:00 pm
An eclectic mix of music curated by the producer, composer, recording artist Ben Vaughn. Rock, blues, jazz, folk, soul, R & B, country, bossa nova, movie soundtracks, easy listening and more.

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