Fresno Free College Foundation
KFCF Local Programs
Album of the Year
Friday 8-9 PM
“Album of The Year” is a weekly assault on your audio senses via the skilled hands of producer and engineer Vance Vasquez. Vance (who honed his radio skills hosting a monthly dance party called “Meatball Magic”) weaves a select variety of music and storytelling by way of community drop-ins and calendar sharing. Tune in every Friday from 8pm to 9pm for your listening pleasure.
Wednesday 11 AM-Noon
Alternative Radio is a weekly progressive radio program heard on more than 150 stations worldwide. Established in 1986, AR is dedicated to the founding principles of public broadcasting, which urge that programming serve as “a forum for controversy and debate,” be diverse and “provide a voice for groups that may otherwise be unheard.”
The show is hosted by David Barsamian from Boulder, CO. AR is part of the non-profit Institute for Social and Cultural Change. To learn more go to http:www.alternativeradio.org.
1st & 3rd Thursdays 3-3:30 PM
Art Attack airs the first and third Thursdays from 3:00-3:30pm. Host Janet Alexander Flores chats with a variety of artists about the many disciplines and endeavors that are represented here in Central California. Authors, painters, actors, photographers, poets, film makers and musicians, among others, plus those folks who facilitate the Arts as communication all bring their expertise and ideas to Art Attack.
Email: janet at kfcf dot org
2nd Friday @ 5 PM in October
Frank Delgado hosts a look at what is happening at Arte Americas.
2nd Friday at 3:00 PM
This award-winning 13-part series of half-hour shows features the “bioneers” – social and scientific innovators with breakthrough solutions for people and planet. Cutting edge – charismatic – provocative – hopeful. These are the ardent voices of our most brilliant visionaries with both feet on the ground. They span the rich arc of human endeavor and practical transformation toward a future environment of hope. Produced by Collective Heritage Institute/Bioneers, an internationally acclaimed nonprofit educational organization.
Clearing the Air
4th Friday, 3:00-3:30 PM
Clearing the Air covers air pollution issues and solutions in the San Joaquin Valley. On the show you will hear interviews with individuals at the forefront of air pollution policy, advocacy, and research.
Clearing the Air is co-hosted by the Central Valley Air Quality (CVAQ) Coalition Assistant Director, Dolores Weller and Jim Compton-Schmidt. The Central Valley Air Quality (CVAQ) Coalition is a partnership of more than 70 community, medical, public health, environmental and environmental justice organizations representing thousands of residents in the San Joaquin Valley that are unified in their commitment to create clean air in the San Joaquin Valley.
2nd & 4th Fridays, 2:30-3 PM
Whether you or your fore parents are from Ghana or Germany, Paraguay or Paris, Indonesia or Ireland, Burundi or Britain we want to hear your voice. “Common Ground” explores the rich tapestry of diversity in the Central Valley by discussing how individuals and their families came to be here, what their struggles, delights and expectations have been. Everyone has a story. This show brings to light the wonderful, often moving, stories of individuals right here in our community. Ordinary citizens as well as community leaders share what they know about their culture and heritage. Guest have Included: Assemblyman Henry T. Perea, Jr., Mayor Ashley Swearengin, Kamal Abu-Shamsieh of the Islamic Cultural Center, Dr. Su Kapoor, Ellie Bluestein, and a host of others. Common Ground airs live every 2nd and 4th Friday at 2:30 p.m.
If you are interested in being a guest on the show or if you would like to recommend someone for the show, please call the shows host, Francine Oputa at 559-278-6946 or email her at francine at csufresno dot edu. Feel free to pass this message along to others.
Down in the Valley
2nd Thursday, 1-2 PM
In Down in the Valley, veteran journalist Lloyd Carter focuses on state and valley water issues and how they relate to the Valley’s agriculture industry and environment. He has occasional guest experts and he doesn’t hesitate to give his opinion on water issues in the news, including the plight of the Delta, court battles, drinking water concerns, and profiteering on public water.
Email: lloyd at kfcf dot org
Down on the Farm
1st Friday, 5-6 PM
We must consider it a scientific fact that you are what you eat. The same molecules that make up the food we consume become those of our minds and bodies.
“Down on the Farm” is hosted by California Certified Organic Farmer Tom Willey, who harvests beets artichokes, tomatoes, turnips, peppers, among a diversity of biologically grown crops on a family-owned farm in Madera.
Tom’s focus is to help listeners be as informed as possible about the foods that grace their family’s tables. Each month’s program takes a deeper look into various aspects of progressive and environmentally conscious food production taking root on San Joaquin Valley farms.
Tune in to KFCF, 88.1FM from 5:00-6:00PM every first Friday of the month, or listen to the show live online at that time.
Email: tom at kfcf dot org
Earthbeat – A World Music Collage
2nd Saturday, 7-9 PM
From Africa to Australia, from the Celtic Highlands to Europe, from Asia to the Middle East, from the Americas to Canada including Native American drumming, Earthbeat is a collage of music from just about everywhere. Some of it is traditional music from native lands and many are compilations using native chants and beats set to modern rhythms. I find that this beat of life music speaks to my soul and hopefully others can find a meaning in it also.
My extensive world music collection has been growing from the ten plus years I have been doing world music programming, first starting with Free Radio Fresno and then with KFCF. Please join me on the second Saturday night of each month from 7 – 9 pm and experience how this wonderful music speaks to you.
Fair Housing: It’s The Law
Join MJ Bourelli of the Fresno Fair Housing Central California as they discuss the legal issues in the world of housing.
A professional, non-profit, civil rights organization dedicated to the elimination of discrimination in housing and the expansion of housing opportunities for all persons.
The Center accomplishes its goal through the advocacy of equal housing opportunities, assisting victims of housing discrimination and enforcing compliance with fair housing laws, including the Community Reinvestment Act and the Equal Credit Opportunity Act.
It provides a multifaceted program of private enforcement, education and outreach, research and advocacy to affirmatively further the goal of equal housing opportunity in our Valley.
The Groove Session
2nd & 5th Friday, 9-11 PM
The Groove Session is a music show consists of R&B, Hip-Hop, Old School, Smooth Jazz and Reggae. Also the show involves Local Artists tracks from the valley of the 559. Guest interviews from local to upcoming artists in the industry.
Ideas on the Edge
1st & 3rd Fridays, 2:30-3 PM
Mike Beevers has been host of “Ideas on the Edge” author interview program for over two years. The show is on haitus for the moment. The show interviews guest authors of non fiction that doesn’t get adequate attention from the main stream press. So often the media deals with important issues (eg. global warming) with sound bites. A lot of the story is missed. Interviewing authors and directly getting at their ideas is the purpose of the show. Mike has a PhD from UC Berkeley and has worked in biological research and teaching in the Fresno area for 25 years. Authors interviewed are Dr. James Hansen, Paul Ehrlich, Amy Goodman, John Dean, Michael Isakov, Jeremy Skahill, Ellen Brown, and over 40 others. Mike is very grateful to the staff of the station for their patience, knowledge and the opportunity to be involved.
Email: ideas at kfcf dot org
3rd Saturday, 9-11 PM
The Interstellar Lounge has been broadcasting Spacey, Ambient Trance Music since 1994. The Interstellar Lounge is a great place to soothe your mind, body, and soul. Hope you can join me during this monthly musical excursion.
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It’s a Queer Thang
3rd Friday, 5-6 PM
Information about this program currently unavailable.
Email: queer at kfcf dot org
Jazz with Jim
2nd Saturday, 9-11 PM
I do a once a month program that focuses on much of the American song book. I like it when I have a number of jazz experiences that I can play by new artists who have found in the song book music that they can make their own.
Jazz is truly America’s classical music and to hear artists from all over the world work with this music and speak thru it to people who have never even heard the song book makes me glad that I get to do the exposing on this exciting and important station.
“Jazz with Jim”
Playing monthly (following “Earthbeat” a world music program presented by Annie Compton-Schmidt at 7-9 PM) every second Saturday from 9-11 PM.
Sunday, 5-6 PM
Le Show is a weekly syndicated public radio show hosted by satirist Harry Shearer. The program is a hodgepodge of satirical news commentary, music, and sketch comedy. Shearer writes the sketches and usually performs all the voices.
Movement of the Americas
3rd Friday, 3-3:30 PM
Politics & Analysis with Rey Leon
“The Raza Voice from the Roots, Centro Califas”
Tuesday, 7-8 PM
Nuestro Foro is the only one local Spanish show on KFCF. Launched 10 years ago, Nuestro Foro is produced and hosted by Eduardo Stanley, a local Latino journalist (www.eduardostanley.com).
The show, with its talk-show format, brings news and dialogues about many issues concerning mainly Latinos in the Valley. However, these topics are also of interest of the community at large: from immigration to music, from water to elections…
The idea of the show is also to bring the opinion of “regular citizens,” such as farm workers, students or housewives. They are also experts on many topics and they also bring new and interesting ideas.
And besides the talk, some music.
You can contact the show by writing to nuestroforo2001 at yahoo dot com.
2nd & 4th Thursdays 3-3:30 PM
Information about this program currently unavailable.
5th Wednesday, 3-3:30 PM
The show informs listeners of events, actions, and issues related to Peace Fresno’s mission. Peace Fresno seeks an end to the current wars. Its motto is “Action for social justice and alternatives to war.” Peace Fresno members work for nonviolent solutions to problems of terrorism and militarism and are dedicated to the principles of social, economic, and environmental justice. They support the protection and preservation of civil liberties and human rights set forth in the Bill of Rights of the United States Constitution, and the United Nations “Universal Declaration of Human Rights.” For more information, visit the Peace Fresno website at www.peacefresno.org or call 559-487-2515.
Saturday Evening Classics
4th Saturday, 9-11 PM
The program is devoted to the presentation of varied genres of classical music, both European and Oriental, and to special programming of thematic music to celebrate the seasons and holidays, e.g., Christmas, Valentine’s Day, July 4th and July 14th, Halloween, Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer.
The objective of my program is to introduce listeners to classical music of a different stripe from that heard over more conventional programs presenting more traditional classical music, such as those heard over NPR.
Bruce Francis Kennedy
Saturdays 2-4 PM
The Blues Doctor with a great mix of R&B era music served easy side up, just the way you like it.
Speaking Truth to Empire
3rd Wednesday, 3-3:30 PM
I interview authors, scholars, bloggers, and activists who help us look at our world through the prism of American Imperialism. On the show we talk about U.S. policies both foreign and domestic; and the actions of the U. S. Government, Big Corporations, and the mainstream media. These actions have severe consequences for the people in the US and other countries.
To create a better, humane and a compassionate world we must first understand what is being done in our name. And we must always be willing to stand up, speak out and “Speak Truth to Empire.”
Dan Yaseen danyaseen at comcast dot met 559-251-3361
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Stir It Up – Community Alliance
1st Wednesday, 3-3:30 PM
The Community Alliance Stir It Up show features interviews with activists who are engaged in the struggle for peace, social, and economic justice. Pam Whalen is the host.
Stir It Up – Fresno Center for Nonviolence
2nd Wednesday, 3-3:30 PM
The Fresno Center for Nonviolence hosts the 2nd Wednesday edition of Stir It Up, from 3-3:30 p.m. The Center was founded to foster a community of spirit among people who share a desire for peace in their lives. Our intention is to stimulate changes that will reduce violence at all levels: personal, local, national, global. Our program features interviews with guests involved in issues related to our purpose, often reflecting the subject of the video we are showing at the Center the day of the program. The Center is located at 1584 N. Van Ness Ave., Fresno (SE corner McKinley and Van Ness) and is open Mon-Fri from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tel: 559-237-3223. Website address is: www.centerfornonviolence.org
Stir It Up – Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom (WILPF)
4th Wednesday, 3-3:30 PM
On the fourth Wednesday of each month at 3 PM the local branch of Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom hosts Stir It Up. On this program you can hear interviews with local and national experts who talk about things relating to WILPF’s national issues and study groups, such as water, Middle East, Environment, Corporations vs. Democracy, Building Beloved Community, and much more. WILPF is the oldest women’s peace organization in the world, founded in 1915. To learn more go to www.wilpf.org.
Stir It Up – Peace Fresno
5th Wednesday, 3-3:30 PM
The show informs listeners of events, actions, and issues related to Peace Fresno’s mission. Peace Fresno seeks an end to the current wars. Its motto is “Action for social justice and alternatives to war.” Peace Fresno members work for nonviolent solutions to problems of terrorism and militarism and are dedicated to the principles of social, economic, and environmental justice. They support the protection and preservation of civil liberties and human rights set forth in the Bill of Rights of the United States Constitution, and the United Nations “Universal Declaration of Human Rights.” www.peacefresno.org 559-487-2515
4th Friday, 5-6 PM
Street Heat is a public affairs program produced by the Community Alliance that features interviews with people working for social, environmental and economic justice; immigrant rights; and a living wage for all working people. Long time labor activist Pam Whalen is the host.
Saturdays 4-6 PM
Gregg McVicar hosts an eclectic mix of deep album tracks, Native American, Americana, and world music.
UnderCurrents is intelligent, fun, and easygoing — diving deep to reveal your past and future favorites. Now celebrating our seventh year on national radio; UnderCurrents is mixed by longtime radio producer Gregg McVicar (Tlingit). Among his loves are swimming, cycling, hiking, camping and attending music festivals. Gregg’s creative work has been recognized by a Peabody Award, an RTNA Golden Mic and multiple awards from the National Association of Community Broadcasters. He holds a master’s degree from the Annenberg School for Communication UnderCurrents is created at RadioCamp, LLC and enjoyed around the nation on 133 stations – serving a potential terrestrial radio audience of over 26 million people – and around the world via the Internet. Since Fall 2005 we’ve brought you over thirteen thousand hours of music broadcasts!
Look for us on Facebook and Twitter where you can share music ideas with other fans and Gregg. All this production is funded by a mix of sources: stations, businesses, foundations and listeners like you. These various incomes are matched by major funding from The Corporation For Public Broadcasting. The program is distributed nationally by Native Voice One
We aim to be both economically and environmentally sustainable. Besides a host of everyday conservation measures, RadioCamp purchases enough wind credits from Renewable Choice Energy to offset the carbon generated by the production of UnderCurrents. It’s part of our commitment to help reverse global climate change.
3rd Saturday, 7-9 PM
Michael Hill here. My program is called the Underground Railroad from 7pm-9pm the third Saturday. I refer to it, as traveling music for the heart, and the head. Fusion will simplify matters. My hope is that you take something with you, from each program, a smile, a moments pause whatever.
Valley Views On The Law
1st Thursday, 1 PM
With San Joaquin College of Law Professors Jeffrey G. Purvis and Justin Atkinson.
Wasteland of the Free
Tuesday, 10 AM to Noon
An eclectic tapestry of musical genres can be found on Wasteland, featuring local, national and world renowned artists with interviews, live in the studio concerts, news about upcoming shows and a thematic approach to musical content. New, as well as classic, selections are highlighted on a regular basis with insights regarding the artists and the music they create. Plus, don’t miss the regular feature, the original: “Thrift Store Record of the Week.” Host Rick Flores guides you on this musicological journey heard every Tuesday from 10 AM to Noon.
Email: wasteland at kfcf dot org
1st Friday, 3-3:30 PM
Join host Lance Canales for a sample of music from the Yokut’s Valley. Local musicians, both Native American and others are among those featured.