Shows

Music City Roots, Live From The Factory is a weekly, two-hour radio show that revives the historic legacy of live musical radio production in Nashville.Music City Roots showcases Nashville’s astonishing music scene, from country and Americana to more progressive interpreters of tradition — a “roots and branches” format that brings together fans of different tastes and generations. 

Toast-n-Jam

Every Thursday, 8-10 pm

Would you like some jam with your toast?

The Frogville Radio Hour

Thursdays 7 - 8 PM

Hosted by "Big Frog", John Treadwell, who created Frogville Records, this hour will feature Independent artists, local artists, and artists featured on the Frogville label.

Grateful Dead Radio Hour

Thursdays 10 - 11 PM

Every Thursday we present another show from the archives of the Grateful Dead Hour - "A weekly audio postcard from the wide musical world of the Grateful Dead." Since 1985, the show has featured exclusive interviews, music from the era.

The Friday Funk

Fridays 6 - 8 PM

Now in its 16th year on KBAC, we kick off the weekend with two solid smokin' hours of Old School Funk, Motown, Philly Soul, R & B, New Orleans funk and a smattering of hip-hop. The Friday Funk tradition has been playing music YOU want to hear! The Funk line is always open at 988-5222.  Typical artists include: The Godfather James Brown, George Clinton, Cameo, The Meters, Temptations, Average White band and Earth, Wind & Fire, Smokey Robinson, Curtis Mayfield, Issac Hayes, The Queen of Soul....The King of Pop......and anything else we can dream up.  Lisa C. The Motherfunker, has hosted every Friday for the past six years.

E Town

Saturdays 9 - 10 AM

KBAC was one of the very first commercial radio stations to broadcast E Town. Hosted by Nick & Helen Forster, each week two musical artists like Michael Franti & Spearhead, James Taylor, Sarah McLachlan, Ralph Stanley, Sweet Honey In The Rock and more are featured in performances taped in E Town's home of Boulder, CO or in various venues around the country. In addition, each week the "E-Chievement Award" is handed out to someone who has made a positive difference in their community who then tells their inspiring story. Tune in each Saturday morning at 9am on KBAC! 

Transitions Radio Magazine

Sundays 8 - 11 AM

Transitions Radio Magazine (TRM) blends a varied pacing of special features, guest interviews, cutting-edge information and practical resources with an eclectic mix of contemporary music. Conversations center on topics of social responsibility and include interviews with best-selling authors and other prominent guests as well as lesser-known experts in their fields. Music crosses over typical industry classifications to provide a wide range of vocals and instrumentals, acoustic and electronic styles, from the familiar to the unique.

TRM airs on KBAC Radio Free Santa Fe 98.1 FM, broadcasting to central and northern New Mexico and broadcasts each Sunday’s complete show, available 24/7, at our website, which provides our underwriting sponsors exposure to our new and growing, global audience.

TRM and its predecessor show, COSMOSIS, were first conceived by creator/producer Alan Hutner in 1984. Over the years, the show has become one of the most highly-rated, widely-listened-to specialty radio programs, with a large and loyal following in New Mexico. Celebrating more than 25 years on air, TRM reflects the ongoing refinements of 2 decades of broadcasting, spanning six stations in New Mexico.

Tested and proven, the show format is a unique blend of stimulating talk, special features, guest interviews and practical information. TRM has continually been on the leading edge of what’s new, what’s hot, and what’s not! Factor in a diverse mix of musical programming and TRM is what we call "whole-brain radio," accessing both left and right brain hemispheres. TRM brings forth topics of social responsibility, alternative lifestyle choices and critical issues relevant to a rapidly changing world. The mix offers conversation in palatable, easy to assimilate bites, bridged with alternating music sets.

What do Buddy Holly, The Strokes, The Shangri-Las, The Beatles, and The Ramones have in common? Little Steven’s Underground Garage!

In April of 1954 “Rock Around The Clock” was recorded by Bill Haley and the Comets, and three months later, Elvis Presley recorded “That’s All Right Mama”. From these small steps, and the help of other pioneers such as Chuck Berry, Little Richard, and Bo Diddley, one of the most important and influential cultural forces over the past half-century was created, Rock and Roll.

Fast forward to 2011 and Little Steven’s Underground Garage, the nationally syndicated Rock radio show hosted and produced by one of America’s foremost musicians and actors, Little Steven Van Zandt. Each week Little Steven takes audiences on a two hour trip down the path of what was cool in all six decades of Rock and Roll, a celebration of Pop culture, and features the best emerging new bands worldwide.

The Underground Garage has received rave reviews from leading music magazines and television shows. Rolling Stone Magazine called the radio show “mind-blowingly great,” adding that, “Quite simply, Underground Garage is the most exciting thing to happen on rock and roll radio in years.” And MTV named Little Steven "the coolest DJ in the country, a proud throwback to the late-night hipster jocks of long-gone 1960's and '70s FM Radio."

Over 490 episodes have aired and included such special guests as Jack Black, Brian Wilson, Ray Davies, Iggy Pop, Ringo Starr, Keith Richards as well as being endorsed by David Bowie, Pete Townshend, Jack White, Russell Crowe, Lou Reed, Sean Penn, Michael Strahan, Steven Tyler, Ozzy Osbourne, Yogi Berra, Robert Plant, and many others.

Little Steven’s Underground Garage debuted April 7, 2002 on 23 stations. It now has over 1.2 million listeners in the US alone and is broadcast on 148 stations in over 200 markets. Including internationally in Canada, Italy, Norway, Spain, Ireland, The Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, and Denmark, as well as the American Forces Network and more making it the most successful Rock music radio program in the past 30 years.