Just because most of Missoula shuts down for the weekend doesn’t mean we follow suit. In fact, there’s perhaps no better time to deliver Missoula’s quality rock than when our listeners are on the highways, cooking out in the backyard or even, heaven forbid, cleaning up around the house!
If you don’t already, make sure you take some time to tune in Saturdays and Sundays to our unique lineup of local and syndicated shows.
7 pm: The Saturday Night Soul Shakedown
Hosted by Alanya, this hour-long show is dedicated to the early roots of reggae, ska, funk and dub as well as to the current artists carrying the flag for future generations! SNSS also features interviews with musicians scheduled to play in Missoula, PLUS concert ticket giveaways and a few surprises along the way!
The Saturday Night Soul Shakedown is sponsored each week by Liquid Planet.
Recorded before a live audience in Boulder, Colorado, eTown brings together a unique mix of established and up-and-coming artists every week PLUS interviews, performances and the “e-chievement” award – all presented by personable hosts Helen and Nick Forester.
According to its website, eTown’s mission is to “educate, entertain and inspire a diverse audience through music and conversation in order to create a socially responsible and environmentally sustainable world.”
10am: Mike Smith’s Acoustic Brunch
Nothing says Sunday morning like the laid-back styling of the Acoustic Brunch. For two hours, your humble host Mike Smith, delivers the best in roots rock, bluegrass and Americana – taking care to balance local talent with artists and groups making a splash on the national and world stage. He’ll tie it in to current events when he can, and every now and then a lucky listener wins some snazzy concert tickets!
6pm: The Trail Less Traveled
We’re proud of our locally-produced outdoor adventure show. Not only is there nothing like it in Missoula, there’s also nothing like its host – Mandela.
With her microphone and grace, Mandela treks around the world on the types of adventures most of us only dream about, and then brings back the stories and sounds for all of us to enjoy. From kayaking on a continent across the globe to making the most of a day-hike in our back yard, Mandela brings real-life adventures great and small to your radio. If you miss the Sunday night premier, an encore presentation runs each Tuesday at 10 pm.
Visit the Trail Less Traveled page for more details, including coming episodes and archived podcasts of episodes past.
7pm: Putumayo World Music Hour
Hosted each week by Rosalie Howarth, the Putomayo World Music Hour is an internationally syndicated show that takes listeners on a journey through the music of many different cultures, from well-known artists like Bob Marley and Santana to the exceptional international artists you’ve likely never heard of. The one-hour world music show also features lively interviews with those making waves on the world music stage.
Check out the lineup for upcoming episodes HERE.
8pm: Little Steven’s Underground Garage
In one of our longest-running syndicated shows, Little Steven – that’s Steven Van Zandt, of solo and Bruce Springsteen fame – delivers his take on the past, present AND future of rock and roll.
From garage rock hits of the past to new tunes that pass his muster, Little Steven takes listeners on a two-hour trip through all six decades of Rock and Roll, celebrating the best of pop culture along the way.
More information HERE.
Little Stevens Underground Garage is sponsored each week by Piece of Mind.
10pm: The Grateful Dead Hour
Grateful Dead biographer and radio host David Gans opens his personal archives every week in this syndicated show that features rare Dead recordings, band history and memories plus new music from the band’s extended “family.”
More information HERE.
The Grateful Dead Hour is sponsored each week by Montana Ace Hardware.