Recent News

  • What the heck is swamp pop? To find out, tune in Friday, November 28th from 6 am to 11 am for the first annual Swamp Pop Radio Show. Hosted by several KFAI deejays including Blanche from Fubar Omniverse, Larry Englund from Rhythm and Grooves, David Cummings from Rockin’ n Rhythm and of course Karl & Mick from Louisiana Rhythms.

  • Next Sunday tune in for Womenfolk’s annual Home & Hearth special, celebrating food, family and the home place.

  • Patrick Henry High School in Minneapolis hosted two special visitors who shared how the students inspired them to run a marathon in Delhi, India. Students in the Admission Possible program learn skills to prepare them to attend college. KFAI’s Michelle Alimoradi spoke to runners Patrick O’Shaughnessy and Scott Penticoff.


  • Tune in on Friday, December 12th at 7:30 pm to hear an interview with local band Bella Koshka.

    Bella Koshka formed in Minneapolis, MN in Autumn of 2006 when violinist Hilary Davis and vocalist Laura Boland began composing organic and electronic melodies.

  • Thursday, November 27th, as the kitchen windows steam for a day of cooking and roasting, listen to guests Wally Lamb and Iain M. Banks on Write on Radio 11 am-noon. Wally Lamb is the author of The Hour I First Believed. His previous books include She’s Come Undone and I Know This Much Is True. Iain M. Banks’s most recent novel is Matter.

  • This Sunday, November 30, Encuentro: will be entirely dedicated to the music of the great Cuban composer and pianist Ernesto Lecuona (1895-1963). Listen to some of his greatest songs as well as several pieces played at the piano by Lecuona himself.

  • Soulful singer-songwriter Cliff Eberhardt joins host Jackson Buck and plays live on Freewheelin’ on Monday, November 24th at 10 am.

  • Yma Sumac Tribute

    Hosted by Dixie Treichel on Fresh Fruit
    Thursday November 27th from 7:30pm to 8:30pm

    Many things were considered amazing about Yma Sumac, from her exotic costumes to her claims about being an Inca princess. But her extraordinary voice is what really made her special. Known as the Peruvian songbird, it ranged over more than four octaves.

  • Need a break from “holiday-mania”? Tune in to the Wave Project on November 30 at 6:00 pm for an in-studio performance by musical group One Heart. A local Linden Hills neighborhood favorite, One Heart blends guitars, harmonica and vocals to create a tasty treat of favorite and original folk music. Don’t miss live local music on the Wave Project, Sunday, November 30.

  • Tune in to Womenfolk this Sunday, November 23rd at 11 am to hear a live interview with Jonatha Brooke, who will talk about her new CD of Woody Guthrie songs The Works.