89.9 FM WORT-FM
WORT really supports the Blues with FOUR SHOWS A WEEK!
- Every Friday Night from 6:00PM to 8:00PM
"Blues Cruise" hosted by Dave Watts
- Every Saturday Morning from 8:00AM to 10:00AM
"Soul Sessions" with various hosts
- Every Saturday Night from 8:00PM to 10:00PM
"Two for the Blues" hosted on alternate Saturdays
by Art Schuna & Dave Leucinger
- Every Sunday Night from 10:00PM to Midnight
"Saturday Night at Smokey's Joint"
hosted by different DJ each week
And be sure to check out the WORT-FM BLUES SHOW ARCHIVES available as Podcast, Download or simply Play!
And don't forget check out "Elwood Blues" on
The Bluesmobile Radio Hour
(formerly the The House Of Blues Radio Hour)
with lots of other funky Blues Stuff
Now streaming LIVE!
To listen, just go to the site and click the word LISTEN!
On Sundays from 1:00PM to 2:00PM, UW Madison Blues fans can enjoy "The Roots and the Fruits" at 91.7FM on University of Wisconsin radio WSUM. The show is hosted by the Dean Knetter, a Blues fan who really digs the gritty sounds of the Blues. The show is inspired by Willie Dixon's claim that "The blues are the roots, and everything else is the fruits." So you'll hear a lot of killer blues, both old and new, alongside the stuff it inspired: soul, funk and R&B.
Like many great Blues broadcasts, the show is live streamed for those who are out of radio range. Check out the "Listen Now" button to tune in the show!
"Blues Drive with Sonia" brings the history of the Blues to radio listeners. Running for 3 hours on Friday from 3:00PM to 6:00PM on WMSE at 91.7FM. "Blues Drive" regularly welcomes top Blues artists to Milwaukee's top music venues like Turner Hall Ballroom.
Another Blues show rolls out over the airwaves on Burlington radio WBSD at 98.1FM. "New Blues with Doug Jackson" airs Sundays from 6:00PM to 7:00PM. You can catch it streaming live on the web at www.wbsdfm.com.
On Saturdays, you can check out the "Blues Break" on Berlin/Wautoma's Retro Radio, WAUH "the BUG" at 102.3FM. Rob Peterson has a live show from 8:00AM to 1:00PM and at 10:15, he does a segment where he plays a Blues song and gives a short bio about the song and artist. Not in the area? Then check out the Internet Stream. Another break for the Blues on the radio!
A long running source of 24/7 Blues on the internet is The American Blues Network. These guys have been appealing to lovers of "real down home music" for a long time. Great Blues is just one click away. Check 'em out!
WGLT in Chicago plays Blues 24/7! Just click on their Listen to Blues Radio link and get the Blues!
Also, another station in Chicago, WGCR has an every weekday 7:30PM program called Blues Bank. Just go to the web page and click ON AIR and download a small Java program. Check it out!
Slacker.com also offers all the time Blues. Once the Slacker Radio loads, just look down the column of music genres and select Blues.
Despite increasing problems with royalty charges pushed by the recording industry, there are still many blues radio broadcasts available in your computer. To find out more about the problems that streaming radio broadcasts have been having, check out Illinois Blues Save Blues Radio.
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