Current Programs

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A Good Time

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Thursdays at 7:00 pm
Pat's special mix of classic rock and chicken feet.
It's a always a good time with Uncle Pat! Listen for a unique mix of classic and progressive rock spanning several decades, plus Uncle Pat's own brand of low key humor. If there's a chickenfoot in the house, it belongs to Uncle Pat....

Academy of Comedy

Saturdays at 7:00 am
Studying has never been so much fun!
Saturdays at 7am, the Academy of Comedy curriculum is strictly for laughs with vintage radio comedy, humorous songs, and general silliness. You'll be schooled in the classics, like Abbot & Costello, Bob & Ray, Bob Newhart, Allen Sherman, and Jerry Seinfeld. Join headmaster Ed Gasperi...

Alternative Radio

Sundays at 7:00 am
Alternative Radio provides information, analyses and views that are frequently ignored or distorted in other media.
Alternative Radio is dedicated to the founding principles of public broadcasting, which urge that programming serve as "a forum for controversy and debate," be diverse and "provide a voice for groups that may otherwise be unheard."The project is entirely independent, sustained so...

America's Disappeared

Mondays at 6:30 pm
The first Monday of each month, our local program, America's Disappeared, looks at the justice and criminal punishment system in America and its effect on human lives.
Click for more information about prison system and reforms.Local program, produced in the KSER News Department....

Audio Indigo

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Saturdays at 7:00 pm
Blues you can wrap your mind around.
Robin "K" turns the air blue for you Saturday nights from 7pm to 9pm on Audio Indigo, featuring, local, regional and obscure blues artists. Kick off your shoes and start your weekend right with Audio Indigo. Says Robin, "The blues idiom has been a life long love. I listened to it ...

Beale Street Caravan

Sundays at 10:00 am
Blues, soul, folk, and rock n roll from the city of Memphis.
Each week, Beale Street Caravan brings the Sounds of Memphis to an international public radio audience. Live, concert performances from contemporary masters of blues, soul, folk, and rock n roll. The program is hosted by Pat Mitchell-Worley and Kevin Cubbins, with feature segments from industry insi...

Between The Lines

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Thursdays at 6:30 pm
Between the Lines provides a voice for individuals and spokespersons from progressive organizations generally ignored or marginalized by the mainstream media.
Each week, Between The Lines provides dissenting views on the status quo, reporting on issues that matter including: skyrocketing energy prices and oil company profiteering; the growing debt crisis; religious extremism; the drive for American empire; and the failing U.S. healthcare system....

Big Bandstand

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Saturdays at 9:00 am
The best in swing music of the 1930s and '40s.
Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, The Dorseys and all the rest!  Steve Ward brings you the best in swing music from the 1930s and '40s every Saturday at 9am. You'll hear the great bands, the classic songs, and you'll know why Duke Ellington said, "It don't mean a thing, if it ai...


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Tuesdays at 6:00 pm
Revolution From the Heart of Nature -
Bioneers highlights cutting-edge solutions to major environmental challenges and crises, along with broader social approaches for ecological and cultural restoration.A forum for connecting the environment, health, social justice, and spirit within a broad progressive framework, Bioneers encompasses ...

Blue Moon Lounge

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Mondays at 8:30 pm
Americana music served up spicy hot.
The Blue Moon Lounge serves up Americana and what-not from yesterday and today. Alt, Brit, Twang, R&B, Surf, Girl Groups, Power Pop and our weekly dose of old time Gospel with the “Swizzle Stick for the Soul”. If you have a taste for old and new, happy and blue, tune in Monday nights...

Bluegrass Express

Sundays at 11:00 am
Original American roots music from the heart of the hill country.
Jump on board the Bluegrass Express as we take you back to the hills and hollers where rural country music began. Each host (Ann,  Miss Nicolette & Tom Voorhees) has their own favorite stops along the way, guiding you through the range and beauty of bluegrass and old-time music.  Don...

Blues Odyssey

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Saturdays at 9:00 pm
Modern blues with a nod to the originators of the art form.
Award-winning blues DJ Leslie presents four hours of the best in blues music from around the world and here at home. Your Blues Odyssey starts at 9pm--don't be late!.....

Caribbean Sounds

Mondays at 7:00 pm
A tour through the Caribbean's rich musical traditions.
Noel Williams guides you through the Caribbean's rich musical traditions. You'll hear Soca, Calypso, Garifina, and all your favorites from the islands and the coasts. Born and raised in Belize, Noel brings you his personal take on the sounds and history of music from across the southern sea....

Celtic Caravan

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Mondays at 10:30 pm
A late night mix of rock and pop with a Celtic influence.
Climb aboard the Celtic Caravan as we explore multiple genres with a celtic flavor deep into the night. Is ait an mac an saol....

Clancy's Bar & Grill

Thursdays at 8:30 pm
Thursday night blues to put you in a pipe packin' mood.
Blues, blues, and more blues! Clancy Dunigan, the boss jock with the boss blus that his boss told him to play, dishes up tasty licks and a heapin' plate of pipe-packin' blues at his Bar & Grill Thurdays at 8:30pm. Make a reservation Thursday nights 'cause the Bar & Grill fills up fast an...

Classical Edge

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Tuesdays at 8:30 pm
A journey from the core to the edges of the classical music world.
Chris Wartes introduces you to the best in 20th and 21st Century Classical Music on Classical Edge. The program airs at 8:30pm Tuesday and repeats at 4am Sunday morning.........

Color Commentary

Fridays at 6:01 pm
Color Commentary gives the underrepresented or excluded a voice.
Fridays at 6:01pm during Left, Right & Center. Color Commentary is a program intended to help KSER listeners better understand issues that affect the lives of persons of color or others whose culture, language, religion, sexual orientation, or mental or physical abilities may mean that bias, di...

Community Life

Mondays at 6:30 pm
The 4th Monday of each month, Mary Ellen Wood talks with local people who are working as individuals or within groups to make our community a better place to live.

Produced at KSER.


Thursdays at 6:00 pm
CounterSpin provides a critical examination of the major stories every week, and exposes what the mainstream media might have missed in their own coverage.

Combining lively discussion and a thoughtful media critique, CounterSpin highlights biased and inaccurate news; censored stories; sexism, racism and homophobia in the news; the power of corporate influence; TV news' narrow political spectrum; attacks on free speech; and more.

Da Coconut Wireless

Sundays at 5:00 pm
Slack key, ukulele, traditional, contemporary, reggae and more!
Tune in for new and traditional music of the Hawaiian Isles, from Jawaiian to slack key. Da Coconut Wireless is the Hawaiian euphemism for "the grape vine". Rotating hosts from the Northwest's Hawaiian community share music, talk story, and give occasional bit of news from the islands....

Democracy Now!

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays at 5:00 am
Live from Pacifica Radio station WBAI in New York city, Democracy Now!
Democracy Now!’s War and Peace Report provides our audience with access to people and perspectives rarely heard in the U.S.corporate-sponsored media, including independent and international journalists, ordinary people from around the world who are directly affected by U.S. foreign policy, gra...

Democracy Now! (Repeat)

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays at 5:00 pm
A daily news magazine that takes a hard-hitting look at the news events of the day.
Democracy Now!’s War and Peace Report provides our audience with access to people and perspectives rarely heard in the U.S.corporate-sponsored media, including independent and international journalists, ordinary people from around the world who are directly affected by U.S. foreign policy,...

Floating World

Sundays at 3:00 pm
An eclectic mix of world music styles.
Let the Floating World carry you across a sea of sounds from around the world Sundays at 3pm. Rotating hosts guide you through a mix of  music from cultures, places, and eras beyond your own experience.  The Floating World is your ticket to adventure--and maybe a little paradise....

Focus On Aging

Mondays at 6:00 pm

The 4th Monday of each month, Joan Bethel and John McAlpine look at the issues and needs of our aging population and hear from experts in the community covering topics of importance to seniors.

Produced at KSER

Frettin' Fingers

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Saturdays at 11:00 am
Great guitar music in a variety of styles and genres - everything from Atkins to Zappa!
Join Jim Hilmar Saturdays at 11am for great guitar music on Frettin' Fingers. Swing, pop, jazz, blues and rhythm & blues, vintage country & rockabilly, surf - acoustic or electric. Steel guitar too. Whether you like Alvin Lee, Leon Rhodes, Bucky Pizzarelli, James Burton, Dick Dale&...

From Here to Obscurity

Wednesdays at 8:30 pm
Great old garage rock of the 1960s.
Fuzz guitar enthusiasts rejoice! From Here To Obscurity revisits the mid-1960s every Wednesday at 8:30 pm, bringing you garage, psychedelic, surf, folk blues-rock and little known or rarely played music of the era. Jerry Bennett is your host....

Getting Your Dough to Rise

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Tuesdays at 6:00 pm
The last Tuesday of the month, Financial Services Representative Chuck Noel hosts this program about your money.

The focus is on how to get the most out of the money you have and how to make your money work its hardest.

Listeners are invited to call with questions -- 425-303-9070.

Produced at KSER.

Human Rights Digest

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Tuesdays, Thursdays at 8:20 am
A weekly focus on human rights issues produced by volunteers from the Snohomish County Chapter of Amnesty International
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Juke Joint

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Saturdays at 1:00 pm
The best in 1940s and '50s Rhythm & Blues.
Juke Joint host Ron Taffi brings you jump blues, doo wop, crooners, boogie woogie, the New Orleans sound, guitar slingers, unsung heroes of early rock, and all the honking, wailing, screaming saxophones you can stand. All that and more on The Juke Joint. ...

Law & Disorder

Wednesdays at 6:00 pm
Law & Disorder examines the political forces and legislation at work in the United States.
Law and Disorder is a weekly, independent radio program that gives listeners access to rare legal perspectives on issues concerning civil liberties, privacy, right to dissent and the horrendous practices of torture exercised by the US government.Heidi Bogosian and Michael Steven Smith host the p...

League of Women Voters Magazine of the Air

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Mondays at 6:00 pm
The 2nd Monday of every month, Members of the League of Women Voters of Snohomish County produce a program about issues of importance to the voters of Snohomish County.
Contributors include Michelle Valentine, Lisa Utter, Chad Kinzel, Karen Madsen, Brenda Belanos-Ivory, Karen Crowley and Pam Somers....

Left, Right & Center

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Fridays at 6:00 pm
Left, Right and Center provides a civilized yet provocative antidote to the screaming talking heads that dominate political debate.
Up-to-the-minute, alive and witty, Left, Right and Center is a weekly dialog on politics, policy and popular culture with some of the most insightful news analysts anywhere:Matthew Miller, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress representing the Center, and moderator.Robert Scheer, editor-...

Made in the U.S.A.

Sundays at 1:00 pm
A guided tour through our American heritage in words and song.
Host John McAlpine takes you though our country's rich heritage each week with a mix of history and music on Made in the U.S.A. Learn about legendary American figures like John Henry and Casey Jones as John digs deep for original recordings celebrating these rugged and heroic individuals....

Mike Check Show

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Sundays at 9:00 pm
Smooth and soulful R&B from the past to the present.
The Mike Check Show is an R&B variety show starring Mike Check and Trey. The show blends- a combination of hot topics, music news and relationship issues while playing music from yesterday to tomorrow....

New Dimensions

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Sundays at 6:00 am
Interviews with people on the cutting edge of change.

These people are exploring and documenting the dramatic inter-relationship between all living things and demonstrating the amazing power of the mind and spirit to control and direct an individual’s life.


Tuesdays at 10:30 pm
A mix of New Age instrumentals and vocals for late night listening.
Nightfall brings you a late night mix of contemplative instrumentals and vocals designed to ease stress and repair frazzled psyches. Expect to hear the best in electronic, folk, world, classical, ambient, progressive rock, and minimal music with a nod toward New Age spirituality. Jessica Phipps ...

Nordic Roots and Branches

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Tuesdays at 7:00 pm
Contemporary and traditional music from the Scandinavian countries.
Travel to the forests, lakes, mountains, high seas, and to the urban centers of the Nordic Lands: Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Norway and Sweden!  Take this musical journey with Karen, your host, on Nordic Roots and Branches....


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Fridays at 7:00 pm
Global chill and rhythmic world music.
Want to get your global groove on?  You can do it on Passport, every Friday at 7pm.  Join Leilani for your entry to the countries of the world through the fusion of modern & traditional sounds.  Enjoy your world tour on Passport, destination Friday night....

Poets West

Mondays at 6:00 pm
J. Glenn Evans hosts this inspiring program of poetry, stories, music, and interviews with the leading poets of the Northwest.
PoetsWest is local poets, reading their contemporary works, blended with music and an occasional interview. It’s a concise, breezy, thought-provoking presentation of one of the oldest spoken word traditions.  PoetsWest links the poet with readers and listeners in the broader community.Pro...

Poptopia Parkway

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Wednesdays at 7:00 pm
Featuring pop music that spans various artists and decades.
Poptopia Parkway's foundation is power pop, but it's also a showcase for indie rock, oldies, Americana, and contemporary pop singer-songwriters from the 1960s through today.  Lon Palmer is your host. Contact Lon by email ( or on his Facebook page....

Reggae Yard

Sundays at 7:00 pm
Roots, rock, reggae! This is reggae music.
Two hours of great reggae music presented by rotating hosts Norton Young Love, Selector West and Rootsbeat International. From the early rock steady to the newest dance hall sound, Reggae Yard has it. The show covers five decades or more of the sound of Jamaica gone global!  Tune into R...

Sea Change Radio

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Tuesdays at 6:30 pm
Sea Change Radio is about making connections for sustainability
Sea Change = corporate change and radical shifts in the climate of business.

Soul & Funk Express

Saturdays at 3:00 pm
The best of soul, R&B and funk every Saturday afternoon.
Bryan Ollie, Bud Piland and others make it funky with the Soul & Funk Express Saturdays at 3pm, where you'll hear Rick James, The Spinners, Ohio Players, James Brown, Staple Singers, Kool & The Gang and many more.Contact Bryan at, or on his Facebook fan page to put in requests for y...

Sound Living - Healthy Edition

Thursdays at 4:00 pm
"The Doctors Are In"-- to answer your health questions!
Thurdays at 4pm, Naturopathic physicians Drs. Kasra Pournadeali, Stacie Wells, Rebecca Dirks and Jennalyn McBride discuss how to maximize your health and vitality using the best that Natural Medicine can offer. It’s a live call-in show and your questions are welcome! Check their Facebook pa...

The Gumbo Mix

Saturdays at 5:00 pm
Memorable Soul and R&B spanning the decades.
 D. Duane and Delvin present the Gumbo Mix, a blend of Old School R&B and Hip Hop that is sure to bring back memories of the best years of your life. The music you first danced to, fell in love to and grew up on. You are sure to hear some of the music you haven’t heard in years and...

The Sunlit Room

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays at 9:00 am
KSER's special blend of music from around the world and here at home.
The Sunlit Room welcomes you into a space where old and new, familiar and exotic, create a spectrum of sound unlike anything you'll hear on the rest of the dial.Weekdays from 9 to 3pm...

The Tunnel

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Fridays at 10:30 pm
Electronic music from around the world.
Lose yourself in the Tunnel - a program dedicated to independent electronic music. You'll hear experimental, ambient, trip hop, drum & bass, and underground works by producers from around the world. Maire, Lars and DJ Wade T. alternate hosting duties Friday nights at 10pm. The Tunnel is open!...

The Vault

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Thursdays at 10:30 pm
Club music of the past and present showcasing the 1980s.

For those who remember KYYX, KJET and Skoochies, host Bill Davis creates a weekly mixtape of exploratory styles like new wave, industrial, goth, punk music and more!

Thom Hartmann

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays at 3:00 pm
Daily talk with America's #1 most important progressive host.
Like Democracy Now, this program looks at the news and issues of the day from a progressive perspective. The show is all about returning to a people centered democracy.

Thom Hartmann (Repeat)

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays at 8:00 am
Daily talk with America's #1 most important progressive host.
(Repeat from prior afternoon)Like Democracy Now, this program looks at the news and issues of the day from a progressive perspective. The show is all about returning to a people centered democracy. It’s a 1-hour recap of Thom Hartmann’s best guests of the day.

Twenty Flight Rock

Fridays at 8:30 pm
An electic mix of upbeat music for your Friday nights!
Host Delvin Neugebauer mixes it up on Twenty Flight Rock, featuring new and old upbeat music designed to give your Friday nights a lift. We're never too tired to rock on Twenty Flight Rock!...

Unmitigated Audacity

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Wednesdays at 10:30 pm
Frank Zappa and Zappa-inspired music.
Unmitigated Audacity follows the Frank Zappa tradition by bringing together music from a wide range of sources, including: 1) Musicians who have played with Frank Zappa, 2) Movie soundtracks like: Michael Mann movies, the Oceans 11 series, and Natural Born Killers, and 3) Little known songs by ...