Sean Knight

FM Program Director


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More looking back through the past year with tributes, tragedies, traitors and comedians in a remix from the cutting room floor of 2018.

Join us for a full hour of the people, sounds, music and events, spliced together into A Shortcut Through 2018 (part 1.) An audio journal of the past twelve months featuring Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Aretha Franklin, Anthony Bourdain, Barack & Michelle Obama, Bettye LaVette, Billy Graham, Brett Kavanuagh, The Black Eyed Peas, Barbara Bush, Bob Dorough, Burt Reynolds, Cardi B, Cat Power & Lana Del Rey, Charles Aznavour, Childish Gambino, Clarence Fountain & The Blind Boys of Alabama, Colin Kaepernick, Christine Blasey Ford, Dan Ingram, Dave Chap

Has it been a rough year? Did you buy stock in Sears? Or invest in Ivanka’s clothing line? Did you take a job as a public relations spokesperson for Kanye West? Then you may feel the need to laugh at 2018, and the Capitol Steps could not agree more! So tune in to the Capitol Steps’ New Year’s edition of “Politics Takes a Holiday,” featuring songs from their latest album, Make America Grin Again. Now is your chance to finally enjoy the headlines you were too scared to read.

When rock music critics and fans are asked to rank the top rock albums of all time, The Beatles' 1966 release Revolver either heads the list or falls into the top tier.

An NPR tradition every New Year's Eve since the 1970s, Toast of the Nation is the perfect audio complement for the occasion. It's festive jazz you can party to, anytime. Spirited, improvised, and swinging, each segment is hosted by Christian McBride. We’ll hear Hear Joshua Redman and Brad Mehldau from Blue Note Tokyo, Buika from B.B. King Blues in Times Square, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band from Blue Note Hawaii, the sultry Dee Dee Bridgewater from Blue Note Napa, the Ron Carter Quartet from Blue Note New York and pianist Fred Hersch from Blue Note Beijing.

On the next Fresh Air – Terry looks back at the year in movies and TV with our film critic JUSTIN CHANG and our TV critic DAVID BIANCULLI.   They’ll each have their ten best lists.  You might want to watch some of their favorites during the holidays.

While making her latest album Magic Gone, Kiley Lutz who performs as Petal came out as queer and sought treatment for depression and panic disorder. Lutz describes the pivotal moment that made her seek help and shares why it’s important to her to talk about mental health as well as shows off her ripping sense of fuzzy guitar power pop on the next World Cafe. 

Happy Holidays to you and yours from everyone at Northern California Public Media and KRCB FM Radio 91! 

Cheers to the holiday music we have for your ears on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day on KRCB FM Radio 91:

Monday, December 24, 2018:

7:00 pm - Folk Alley Christmas Special

Adia White

The Emerald Cup is a harvest festival, trade show, and celebration of outdoor sustainably grown cannabis. It brings together farmers from the famed Emerald Triangle, with their cousins in Sonoma and surrounding counties.

The event Saturday and Sunday sent us to the dictionary to see if the festival was Dionysian or Bacchanalian. One’s Greek, the other’s Roman – but they mean the same thing – uninhibited celebration, often aided by wine or other substances.

The KRCB FM Holiday and End Of Year Fundraiser is happening NOW! 

There are many levels for you to donate at: 

Doug Jayne hosts Jazz Connections this week on KRCB FM Radio 91 - Saturday night 7:00 - 11:00 pm.

Doug will have the very special "Jazz Connections: The CD" available for you as a "Thank You!" gift on the first night of our Holiday and End-of-year Fundraiser 2018!

KRCB FM Radio 91's 2018 Holiday End-of-the-Year fundraiser began December 8, and continues through Saturday, December 15. Radio 91 is raising funds for your public radio station in Sonoma County. Your support for this independent and essential radio service helps keep us on the air and critical broadcasting equipment maintained. 

Twenty four years ago, "Mouthful, Sonoma County's Most Delicious Hour," broadcast its first episode from a tiny construction trailer turned studio with Steve Garner, host of KSRO's "Good Food Hour", as the inaugural guest. Over the intervening years, founder, host and producer Michele Anna Jordan has interviewed a vast array of guests, from local farmers earning a living on less than an acre of land to international luminaries, including Julia Child, Jacques Pepin, John Ash, and Alice Waters. 

Anna Webber

In 1965, I was 11 years old and heard The Byrds record, "Mr. Tambourine Man". I was hooked. The Byrds became my favorite American band, and David Crosby became my favorite Byrd. He was outspoken and thoughtful, he could be sweet and obnoxious; all traits that I admired! My appreciation with Croz only grew through the years: finding his voice with Stills and Nash, beating addiction through incarceration, getting a new liver, he's been a sperm donor to the stars, he reunited with son that he didn't know as a child, and he's written two autobiographies. 

With two weeks until the midterms, Democrats are doubling down on state races. In Nevada, after flipping the statehouse from red to blue in 2016, the DNC is making their push to elect the first Democratic governor in twenty years.

On Thursday October 25th, KRCB-FM's 91.1 FM signal will go off air between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:00 pm due to a planned power outage at our transmitter site. This is only temporary, as PG&E will be replacing the electric power pole where our transmitter is. 

Today on All Things Considered from NPR News:

On the next Fresh Air - voting rights and voting restrictions --Terry talks with ARI BERMAN, author of Give us the Ballot. He says 24 states have implemented new restrictions disproportionately affecting minorities-- ranging from requiring voter IDs to closing poling places.  He'll also tell us about the seven states where efforts are being made to expand voting rights. Join us.

Mt. Joy has come a long way since being named one of NPR Music’s Slingshot artists in early 2018. With tour dates on the books through early 2019, the band shows no signs of slowing down. On the next World Cafe, we dig back into our archives to listen to Mt. Joy’s visit to the Cafe, recorded just before their debut album came out. 

Discover new music on the New Release Hour, Tuesday mornings at 11 am (repeated Wednesdays at 7 pm) when KRCB-FM pairs the Last Record Store owner and KRCB afternoon music program host Doug Jayne with longtime morning DJ Brian Griffith. A full hour of commercial-free new releases each week, played and evaluated by two pros who know the music best! Here are a few of the things we'll be playing this week.

In New Jersey - with fewer than three weeks until the midterms - health care is a major issue in a hotly contested Congressional race. Incumbent Tom MacArthur ran in 2016 on a pledge to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Now, following through on that promise could be what costs him his seat. 

This and more stories on the next Morning Edition from N-P-R News. 

Mountain Stage listeners have the best seat in the house this week as we hear live performances from West Africa’s BKO and living legend of finger-style guitar, Leo Kottke. Plus sets from Josh Rouse, Ari Hest and Johnny Irion. 

They’re all in live performance tonight on MOUNTAIN STAGE at 10:00 pm, here on KRCB-FM.j

When:   Friday, October 19th at 8:00 pm

Where:  KRCB-FM Windsor, 91.1 and 90.9 in Santa Rosa (Wait a minute! WINDSOR!!?); streaming at; Comcast Cable channel 961; and the FREE KRCB App available in the App Store and Google Play. 

Coming up today on ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News: 

  • Florida has some of the toughest building codes in the country.
  • But certain areas are exempt from rules that would protect against storms like Hurricane Michael.
  • On the next All Things Considered from NPR News.

You can hear Audie Cornish and Mary Louise Kelly on All Things Considered from NPR News, here on KRCB-FM Radio 91, 91.1 and 90.9; streaming at; Comcast Cable channel 961; and on the FREE KRCB App available in the App Store and Google Play.

Terry talks with the creator of the Netflix comedy series Bojack Horseman, RAPHAEL BOB WAKSBERG.  Bojack is an animated comedy with a cast that includes humans and animals. Bojack is horse, who is a depressed, alcoholic, sexist former sitcom star.  The series satirizes Hollywood and pop culture, and the new season is set in the era of the #metoo movement. 

Alejandro Escovedo’s The Crossing tells the story of two immigrant boys, one from Mexico, the other from Italy, growing up as immigrants in the United States. The inspiration came from Escovedo’s touring partner, Italian musican, Don Antonio. They’ll talk about the genesis of The Crossing, and perform songs from this remarkable concept record. 

President Trump says he's spoken with Saudi Arabia's King Salman about missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The Saudis are denying any involvement and the investigation continues. 

What could the incident mean for U.S. – Saudi relations? 

Morning Edition from NPR News airs weekdays beginning at 6:00 am on KRCB-FM Radio 91, 91.1 and 90.9; streaming at; Comcast Cable channel 961; and the FREE KRCB App available in the App Store and Google Play.

Join host Larry Groce for Mountain Stage, featuring Gurf Morlix, Red Wanting Blue, Todd Burge, Jill Sobule, and Natalie Prass - Monday night at 10:oo pm on KRCB-FM Radio 91; at 91.1 and 90.9; streaming at; Comcast Cable channel 961; and with the FREE KRCB App available in the App Store and Goole Play!

This week on the bgs radio we’ve got new music from The Milk Carton Kids, Dawes, The War and Treaty, Amanda Shires, Lindsay Lou, and many many more. 

You can hear The Bluegrass Situation Radio Hour, with host Chris Jacobs, every Monday night at 9:00 pm on KRCB-FM Radio 91, 91.1 and 90.9; streaming at; Comcast Cable channel 961; and with the FREE KRCB App available in the App Store and Google Play.

Your Average Abalone is an underwater adventure diving into the musical currents of folk, bluegrass, alternative country, singer songwriter, americana and more.  Johnny has hosted Your Average Abalone since KRCB-FM first began broadcasting in 1994. 

You can hear Your Average Abalone the first and third Monday nights at 7:00 pm on KRCB-FM Radio 91 - 91.1 and 90.9; streaming at; Comcast Cable channel 961; and on the FREE KRCB App available in the App Store and Google Play!