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“Folk Festival” on WDCB Public Radio is an eclectic folk-based music show presented on Tuesdays from 8-11 p.m./CT and hosted by Lilli Kuzma. It is broadcast live from Glen Ellyn, IL, reaching listeners in Chicago and greater Chicagoland at 90.9 FM, and the whole world via a free live online stream at www.WDCB.org. “Folk Festival” features fun-themed shows, outstanding studio guests, its “Chicagoland Folk Calendar” (since 2007), giveaways, special station events, and more. Studio guests have included Chad & Jeremy, Peter Yarrow, Muriel Anderson, Jim Post, Anne Hills, Michael Smith, Claudia Schmidt, Lee Murdock, Small Potatotes, Tim Grimm, Megon McDonough, and Mark Dvorak, among many other superb artists. WDCB Public Radio offers extensive folk and roots programming, especially on weeknights from 8-11 p.m./CT, covering folk, Celtic, bluegrass, country, rock, blues, and Americana. More information is available at www.WDCB.org.
WFMT/98.7FM, now the oldest FM station broadcasting the same format, classical with folk music, on the same frequency in the U.S., celebrates its 68th anniversary this year. WFMT devotes Saturday nights to folk music. From 8-9 p.m. “Folkstage,” usually a live concert from the Levin studio, features national touring artists along with concerts from its 63 years of archives. From 9 p.m. to midnight “The Midnight Special” is now in its 66th year of “folk music & farce, show tunes & satire, madness & escape,” or “folk music with a sense of humor.” Rich Warren produces and hosts both programs. Although on a commercial frequency, WFMT is non-profit. More information is available at www.wfmt.com and www.midnightspecial.org.
“The WNUR Folk Show” at 89.3FM (www.wnur.org) at Northwestern University, Sundays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., has been on the air for over 50 years. It is part of the Sunday American Roots block of programming. “The Folk Show” is followed by “Both Kinds” (Country) and “The Blues Show,” ending at 5 p.m. “The Folk Show” is a ”generalist” show, representing “Folk” as broadly as possible with three rotating hosts. On any Sunday you may hear contemporary singer-songwriters, bluegrass, country and swing, acoustic or “country” blues, traditional, ethnic and old-timey folk, topical singers and acoustic instrumental music. The show features and supports Chicago area singer-songwriters and musicians. “The WNUR Folk Show” has a national reputation as a great place to be interviewed and regularly does in-studio interviews with both local and nationally known artists. The show is supported by Northwestern University and its loyal listeners. The show is web streamed at www.wnur.org and many shows and interviews are archived at www.wnur.org/folk.