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Duke’s Root's

Second Sunday's, 3-6 pm

 

Join your hosts Al Lauer and Miss Kelley on the 2nd Sunday of the month for

Duke's Roots.  Early as well as contemporary Blues, Appalachian, Americana

and what ever else falls out of the proverbial bag 'o music including Jazz,

Retro-Swing, Latin and Soul.  All branches lead to Roots, so listen in on KFOK!

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Night Roots
Third Saturdays, 6–8 pm

 

Inspired by styles whose origins range from Oakland to New Orleans, Al brings you a mix of blues, soul, jazz, reggae, and various musical musings to keep you going on a Saturday night.



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The Weed Patch: Music of the Psychedelic ’60s
Third Fridays, 6–8 pm

Take a trip back to the days of beads, long hair, tear gas in the streets, underground FM radio, and free concerts in the park with the Grateful Dead, the Quicksilver Messenger Service, the Jefferson Airplane, Country Joe and the Fish, Janis and Big Brother, It’s a Beautiful Day, and many, many more—if we could only remember their names. Fair warning: An open mind and a psychedelic attitude are highly recommended. For those who missed it or who have forgotten they were there, attitude adjustment and training will be provided.

About Andy:

Andy is KFOK’s answer to writer Hunter S. Thompson and resident King of Gonzo Radio. His two degrees from the University of California at Davis were of absolutely no use in his lengthy career encompassing many aspects of the music business, but they sound impressive. He now divides his time between family, farm, and being weird on the radio.

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Alternate Sundays, 6–7 pm

Get unbusy with Buzz and cohost Cornelius O’Quinn at the Professional Porch Sitters Union Local No. 4300. Sit down with a glass of lemonade and join in on porch chatter about the weather, goings-on in the community, gardening, raising chickens, road repairs, gourmet recipes, fishing, or whatever else comes to mind, plus stories, music, and a whole lot of fun.

Buzz is a community and Grange advocate who has lived on the side of Mt. Murphy with his wife, Linda, and a bunch of critters since the 1980s. He is the lecturer for the California State Grange and is actively involved with the Marshall Grange in Garden Valley. He has been a KFOK broadcaster since 2009 and a supporter of the American River Folk Society since its beginning.

 

 

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Buzz is President of the Board of Directors of the American River Folk Society, the license holder for KFOK.

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Fridays, 9 am–noon

Join Cathy and cohost every Friday as they venture back into the Land of Lard with the music of the legendary KFAT, from its glory days to what is FAT now. Former KFAT DJ Gilbert Klein says, “KFOK has Cathy Rohm keeping alive the tradition that had no name, and now calls itself Americana. If you get KFOK and don’t listen to FAT Head Radio, you’ll hate yourself forever. And so will I.” Help Cathy in spreadin’ the weird of the lard. Tell your friends and neighbors that the FAT one has risen!

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Red Dirt Roadhouse
1st, 3rd & 5th Saturdays, 9 am–noon

Music guaranteed to rock your socks off on Saturday mornings! Red Dirt is anything from Asleep at the Wheel to the Reverend Billy C. Wirtz, with an emphasis on noncommercial music. Stuff you’ve heard; stuff you’ve never heard of! All good. Guaranteed, or your money back.

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The Oxford-American Hour
2nd & 4th Sundays from 6 to 7 p.m. 
 

Are you ready for some new, unusual and eclectic music to fill an hour on Sunday evenings? If so, KFOK’s new program addition, The Oxford-American Hour, is just for you.  Cathy’s obtained a collection of CD’s, which contain music from far and wide, old and new.  Grab a refreshing beverage, sit back and enjoy – only on your community radio station.

 

About Cathy:

Cathy has been a Divide resident since 2001, coming to the area from Sacramento to follow her interests in endurance riding. She’s been a broadcaster since KFOK’s formation, and she says her affiliation with the station has been, without a doubt, one of the most rewarding experiences of her life—right up there with winning the Haggin Cup and Tevis Cup!

 

Cathy is KFOK’s Events Goddess.

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Professional Porch Sitters Union Local No. 4300
Alternate Sundays, 6–7 pm

Get unbusy with Cornelius and cohost Buzz Chernoff at the Professional Porch Sitters Union Local No. 4300. Sit down with a glass of lemonade and join in on porch chatter about the weather, goings-on in the community, gardening, raising chickens, road repairs, gourmet recipes, fishing, or whatever else comes to mind, plus stories, music, and a whole lot of fun.

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About Cornelius:

Like his cohost, is a local ham who loves to talk and tell stories. He and Buzz are regulars at the Marshall Grange Young at Heart Players Monthly Bistro and Coffeehouse. Cornelius has been a broadcaster at KFOK since the days when the studio was behind the barbershop.

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The Weed Patch: Music of the Psychedelic ’60s
Second Fridays, 6–8 pm

Take a trip back to the days of beads, long hair, tear gas in the streets, underground FM radio, and free concerts in the park with the Grateful Dead, the Quicksilver Messenger Service, the Jefferson Airplane, Country Joe and the Fish, Janis and Big Brother, It’s a Beautiful Day, and many, many more—if we could only remember their names. Fair warning: An open mind and a psychedelic attitude are highly recommended. For those who missed it or who have forgotten they were there, attitude adjustment and training will be provided.

 

About David:

Born in 1951, is a child of the ’60s, a California native who has lived on the Georgetown Divide for 35 years and is a founding member of KFOK Community Radio. He is also a recording artist and performer with a 30-year career that includes 24 titles of original music. This program, a journey into the past that revisits many of David’s favorite songs from his youth, also discovers many hidden gems that are seldom heard.

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TCM: Today’s Christian Music
Mondays, 1–4 pm

David loves to play the best of Christian music from today’s top artists. Tune in and listen to artists such as Michael W. Smith, Rebecca St. James, and Audio Adrenaline. Get set to be uplifted as David takes you on a journey of music and faith. Grab a radio and tune in!

 

About David:

A former sawmill security guard in Camino, lives in Placerville and plans to study to become an electroencephalography technician so he can work with people with neurological disorders. Active in his church, he enjoys contemporary Christian music as well as oldies. David volunteers for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life and the Epilepsy Foundation of America. His hobbies include working with model trains, listening to music, and playing guitar.

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Baseball Nation,
Thursdays 7 to 8PM

 

What is America’s Pastime? That’s right, Baseball. Come Join Jeremiah Salmonson as he takes you through Golden Sierra Baseballs quest for the playoffs as well as some of the most exciting topics of the MLB, and our local bay area teams. Jeremiah will feature guests, and interviews of players along with occasional play-by-play of our local Grizzles. Don’t miss a minute of baseball, on KFOK.

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The Weed Patch: Music of the Psychedelic ’60s
First Fridays, 6–8 pm

Take a trip back to the days of beads, long hair, tear gas in the streets, underground FM radio, and free concerts in the park with the Grateful Dead, the Quicksilver Messenger Service, the Jefferson Airplane, Country Joe and the Fish, Janis and Big Brother, It’s a Beautiful Day, and many, many more—if we could only remember their names. Fair warning: An open mind and a psychedelic attitude are highly recommended. For those who missed it or who have forgotten they were there, attitude adjustment and training will be provided.

 

About Jerry:

Jerry is KFOK’s veteran of the psychedelic ’60s and San Francisco’s Love Generation. A rock guitarist and vocalist, the native San Franciscan came of age with his finger on the pulse of the City’s ’60s music scene, attending shows at the Fillmore, the Avalon Ballroom, Winterland, the Matrix, and the Fillmore West. Jerry, whose heart belongs to San Francisco forever, is an avid fan of the Giants and the 49ers.

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Katherine’s Carousel of Musicals
Sundays, 9–10 am

Katherine invites you to experience the world of theater and movie musicals. Each Sunday, you’ll hear the brief history, the plot, and some enchanting tunes from either a stage production or a movie. Katherine features a different production each week, so, if you love musicals, or you want to be introduced to them, be sure to tune in!

 

About Katherine:

A university graduate who majored in literature, enjoys singing, writing, and, of course, experiencing the world of musicals.

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Fat Kat Kountry
Alternate Saturdays, 9 am–noon

Join me on the journey in to Fat Kat Kountry honoring the former KFAT Radio out of Gilroy, CA. You’ll enjoy some of the old lard with my mix of old country, folk, Americana, road songs and music to live and enjoy life by. Be sure and tune in to Fat Kat Kountry….I hope you’ll enjoy the ride!

 

 

Broads & Blues with Kathleen Lindsen
Friday's Noon-2:00PM

"So much good music and so little time to share it.  Join Kathleen on Fridays from noon to 2 as she helps you kick off the weekend with a mix of blues, sharing the talents of female singers, songwriters and musicians.  And, of course, we play nice with the boys, too, and give them equal time.  So, tune in to your community radio station every Fridayfrom noon, following the FAT Heads, for Broads and Blues with Kathleen."

Growlersburg Nuggets 

​Fridays 2-3pm
Hosted by Kathy Drew & Kathleen Lindsen​

 

​Growlersburg Nuggets ​

is a talk show that shares upcoming events around the Georgetown Divide with a little music a​s well as historical tidbits.

There is so much to share each week and we have the World Gold Panning Championships coming to El Dorado County September 11-18, 2016​.  This International event is being kicked off by Divide Gold Rush Days September 10 & 11, 2016 all around the Georgetown Divide.  So tune in and pick up Your Nuggets of information from these two ladies!

 

Kathleen is Vice-President of the Board of Directors of the American River Folk Society, the license holder for KFOK.

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Growlersburg Nuggets
Fridays 2 to 3PM

 

Kathy Drew is celebrating 20 years as Creative Director of Interactive Entertainment, who’s company goal is to bring historical legends to life. From Cheyenne, Wyoming, Kathy relocated to California 4 years ago and has lived on the Divide for the last 3. She enjoys her mountain top home with her sweetheart Dan Rainey and their 2 dogs Tammy and Belle Starr, both rescues. A passion for history and community spirit, Kathy has jumped in with both feet to participate with fundraisers on the Divide, including writing and performing Murder Mystery Dinners such as the ones for Drug Free Divide. Retired 2 years now, she enjoys her free time, but spends most of it working where she’s needed in the community, including now sharing Radio time with Kathleen Lindsen on Friday afternoons show “Growlersburg Nuggets”.

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The Saturday Nooner Show
Second and fourth Saturdays, noon–2 pm

The Saturday Nooner Show will be music to your ears!  Although there’s no absence of Americana music in my bucket of tunes, I’ll keep it fresh by featuring contemporary hits of today as well as some alternative music.  Expect the unexpected!  Where else but here at KFOK can you be transitioned from A to Z (Amazing Rhythm Aces to Led Zepplin) in one afternoon!  Or perhaps spicing it up with Sgt. Peppers Lonely Heart Dub Band?? Get your Saturday chores done and tune in at noon for some afternoon delight…KFOK style!

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Indigenous Soul
Wednesdays, 4–6 pm

Indigenous sounds and music from the Americas and beyond, but mostly traditional and contemporary music of “Turtle Island” (America). Music or sounds by Native musicians includes all genres from round dance songs, pow wows, native church, Hawaiian, flute and drum, funk, rock, reggae, hip-hop, jazz, etc. Favorite Native musicians include Mary Youngblood, Carlos Nakai, Joanne Shenandoah, John Trudell & Bad Dog, Goodshield Aguilar & 7th Generation Rise, Walela, Robert Mirabal, Bear Fox, Gabriel Ayala, Tony Duncan, Radmilla Cody, Izzy, Blackfire, Sihasin, Stephen Meadows, Randy Woods, Yolanda Martinez and many, many more.

Mignon is a member of the Board of Directors of the American River Folk Society, license holder for KFOK.

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Afternoon Classics
Wednesdays, 1–2 pm

On Pat’s Afternoon Classics you can expect anything from a Bach concerto to a Wagner opera, with a whole lot in between. Pat’s been interested in the classics since childhood.

 

The Rockin’ ’50s & ’60s Show

Wednesdays, 2–4 pm

This show is the cornerstone of Pat’s broadcasting with KFOK, starting in 2002, and the songs are from his extensive music library covering the fabulous golden era of traditional rock and roll and pop. It’s fun & nostalgic music.

 

About Pat:

Pat’s retired from a 36-year banking/finance career, he is a ham radio operator (KD6APA), a private pilot and a volunteer with the Placer County Sheriff’s Department.

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Jazz World
Tuesdays, 4–6 pm

Paul’s program features jazz music from the 1920s to the present, including jazz blues, fusion, jazz rock and occasional crossover selections—a wide variety of music by jazz legends and new rising stars.

 

Friday Getaway
Fridays, 4–6 pm

Paul plays music, talks about local outdoor activities, and interviews outdoor enthusiasts.

 

Golden Sierra Football – Season Starts Fall 2014
Fridays, 7–9:30 pm

During Golden Sierra High School’s football season, Paul broadcasts home and away games live.

 

About Paul:

Paul has been a jazz enthusiast for over 30 years. Originally from LA, Paul moved to the Divide in 1997. His other interests include fly fishing, surfing, gardening, and steam locomotives.  Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Paul is a member of the Board of Directors of the American River Folk Society, the license holder for KFOK.

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Science & Environment News & Views
Wednesdays, 8–9 am

This show features news and opinion about various science subjects and the environment. Topics are separated by music selections from Americana, jazz, and pop.

Ray, an ecologist trained at California State University, Chico, and the University of California at Davis, is a horticulture instructor at Folsom Lake College’s El Dorado Center in Placerville. He serves on county committees and conservation-organization boards, has consulted on land use, forestry, and rare and endangered native plants and wetlands, and raises fruit and vegetables. Raised on a small ranch in the Central Valley, he has been a resident of Georgetown since 1978.

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Reba's Reggae and Blues
First and third Mondays, 6–8 pm

 

Rebecca invites listeners to experience the uplifting and beautiful beat of Jamaica and the surrounding Caribbean islands. Rebecca also enjoys sharing blues music, another uplifting genre she has enjoyed most of her adult life. With a nod toward world music, she throws in reggae from around the world, including Africa, Latin America, and the United States and often adds music in which reggae is rooted, including zydeco, blues, and Motown.

 

Rebecca, who graduated from California State University, Sacramento, with a degree in journalism, has been writing since 1982. She has worked for the Georgetown Gazette since 1988, and became its editor in 2008 after working as a reporter and photographer for the local paper for 20 years. She loves sharing reggae, which she began listening to in the early 1970s, when it was relatively new outside of the Caribbean.

 

Rebecca is KFOK’s Underwriting Coordinator.

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The Time Traveler:
Every Monday 9PM to Midnight

 

"An old adage tells us that history repeats itself.  "The Time Traveler" show discusses life through the lens of history on late-night radio every Monday.  Bounce around the temporal realm with Rob MacClanahan and a little news, spats of commentary, interviews with local and special guests -- and some groovy tunes.  And for you autumn bench warmers out there, KFOK is waiting for your yay-blistered, boo-bruised, tortilla-crunched, whistle-chapped, applause-deafened ear drums as soon as the football game's over!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Red, White, & Blues

 

The show is called "Red, White, & Blues...Red for Rock, White for Country/Folk/Americana, and Blue for Blues...Got it? What's that you say?...Everybody plays those? I "generally" play the more "classic" versions of these, the songs that tell a story, while I'll also spin up some unusual stuff to make things "interesting". You'll just have to listen to find out, however you can always count on good stuff from the RWB genres...Most that will take you back in time, and some that will blow your mind. So join me, for some music that, while from a different era, is so good, it still "sings" and "moves" us today. While I always preplan my show, do feel free to call-in or make a request by email. If I can find it in KFOK's library or my own, I'll put it on the air for you.

Join me on alternating Tuesdays, from 9am 'til 12 noon (or maybe longer) for Red, White, & Blues...And don't forget, YOU help set the direction of the show, so I invite you to call-in or contact me via email with some of the tracks you want to hear.

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The Smiling Iris and The Bouncing Bee

Thursday's, 10AM to noon

 

Music I have come to love ranging from the 1940's to the Present. Dance around, maybe shed a tear you'll get a little bit of everything when you grow with my show.

 

About Shirlee: 

Life began in New Mexico with growing up in Utah and moving to New York City for my 20's and going to the School of Hard Knocks. After The World Trade Center went down in 2001 I realized it was time to leave the big city and spent time healing and recovering in Zion Utah for a few years. I found Georgetown in 2008 and knew I wanted to raise my kids Bodie and Iris here in this wonderful community. Becoming a broadcaster at KFOK has been a dream come true.

 

 

Shirlee is also KFOK's Program Director

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The Weed Patch: Music of the Psychedelic ’60s
Fourth Fridays, 6–8 pm

Take a trip back to the days of beads, long hair, tear gas in the streets, underground FM radio, and free concerts in the park with the Grateful Dead, the Quicksilver Messenger Service, the Jefferson Airplane, Country Joe and the Fish, Janis and Big Brother, It’s a Beautiful Day, and many, many more—if we could only remember their names. Fair warning: An open mind and a psychedelic attitude are highly recommended. For those who missed it or who have forgotten they were there, attitude adjustment and training will be provided.

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Meadows Road
Wednesdays, 6–8 pm

Catch a tapestry of moving folk, blues, Americana, and old-time music on a show that’s been on the air since 1990! Join poet Steve Meadows every Wednesday night. Keep a dream in your heart and your feet on the road.

Meadows Road has been around for over 20 years, and during that time, Steve has interviewed scores of musicians from throughout the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Steve earned an FCC license while working at KZSC, the radio station at the University of California at Santa Cruz.

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