Arts & Culture

Roar of the Underground hosted by the Metal Evangelist

Roar of the Underground aims to shed light on the dedicated & talented artists that comprise the underground heavy music scene of the Twin Cities, Midwest and beyond. The show focuses on upcoming live concerts in and around the Twin Cities, recent and future album releases and current events related to heavy music.

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Inducted into the 2015 Blues Hall of Fame: LadyJ Griot & Her Root Doctors. Jacquie "Lady J Griot" Maddix, is a 28 year veteran broadcaster and a blues performer and percussionist who has appeared around Minnesota with a unique presentation that blends blues history, live music and spirituality into one expression. Let her bring her "Magic of the Blues Ministry" to your event! Contact:

Click the link above to sample Rollin' and Tumblin' and check out the playlists.

Celebrating 35 years on the air with Willie Dominquez and Gabriel Rios. We are on the air every Saturday at 1:30 pm to 3 pm, so get ready to listen to the best Tejano Jams.

Music. Culture. Lifestyle. Twin Cities to the world.

Sound Affects: A Radio Playground

Sound Affects: A Radio Playground

Where "radio play" is the central part of the phrase. Hosted by Jerry Stearns. Audio theater, a medium where almost everything is left to your imagination.

Sound Verite Radio

With Jon Jon Scott & Big George

Vintage, modern & future.

a place where jazz, soul, reggae, hip-hop, local, world music & beats culture exist together.


Every Sunday night, SynthWaves brings the latest and greatest Retro Synth, New 80s Soundtrack, Vaporwave, Future Funk, Nu Disco mixed with some classic and often forgotten tracks from the 80s and early 90s.

The Morning Blend combines the resources of the station’s news and music programmers to create a blend of information and entertainment designed to help you start your day. Interviews, reports and excerpts from other programs on the KFAI schedule are included. You never know exactly what’s in store when you’re listening between 6-8 a.m. weekdays; we’re making it up as we go.

Hip Hop, Spoken Word + Conscious Music

Hosted by
e.g. bailey and Shá Cage

Verbal Graffiti Radio will showcase spoken word, and spoken word-related, recordings throughout history, from different artistic movements such as the Beat Generation and the Black Arts Movement to today. It will also include recordings from different cultures, translated and untranslated.