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12:00 AM Radio Goethe

New Day & Time Fridays at midnight (i.e., Saturdays at 12 am, if you think like a computer!)

Arndt Peltner is the producer and host of Radio Goethe, which he started in the fall of 1996 on KUSF, San Francisco. Radio Goethe features the diverse music scene from Germany, Austria and Switzerland, reaching from Krautrock to Rock, from Electronica to Medieval music.

See Arndt's website:

1:00 AM Music with Professor Kosmo

Bridging the gap.....

Professor Kosmo
6:00 AM As It Happens (CBC)

Daily news from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

NEW Starting Monday, January 13, 2014 KWMR adds a same-day broadcast of "As It Happens" at 5:30-6:30 pm Monday-Thursday.

We will continue to air each episode early the following, Monday evening's show airs Tuesdays at 7 am, and so forth...The Friday program airs at 6 am Saturdays, just before KWMR's "Morning Glory."

You can check them out online:

7:00 AM Morning Glory

Early music, and more.

Anneke van der Veen
9:00 AM The Vicarious Traveler

A show about people and where in the world they go to pursue their dreams, to work, or to have great adventures.

Vicki Leeds
10:00 AM Day 6 (CBC)

A weekly wrap from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

New Day & Time, earlier..... Starting January 11, Day 6 moves to Saturdays, 10-11 am. KWMR will continue the broadcast on Mondays at 7 am, as a repeat of the Saturday airing.

Find Day 6 online here:

11:00 AM ViewPoint

Every other Saturday. Interview host Ellen Shehadeh talks with shrimpers, audio artists, scientists, and others.

Ellen Shehadeh
12:00 PM Forms and Feelings

Jim Bennett brings his long-standing jazz series to KWMR, Saturdays 12-2 pm. Follow along at Twitter@formsfeelings, or on Facebook at "Jimformsfeelings Bennett"

Now, hear a repeat of Forms and Feelings on Tuesday nights, 10 pm to midnight.

2:00 PM Hawai'i Calling

Join Susanna on the lana'i and enjoy the tropical breezes......every other Saturday, 2-4 pm, opposite KWMR's new music show "Woodstock West."

Susanna Henderson
4:00 PM Circulo musical

en Espagñol.

Jesus Martinez
6:00 PM The Celtic Universe

Music from the all over the Celtic diaspora: Ireland, Wales, Scotland, England, Brittany, Gallicia, Cape Breton, Newfoundland, Québec, the U.S.

Loretta Farley, Lyons Filmer
8:00 PM The Jazz Groove

The Jazz Groove is hosted by Gregory DeMascio and Joe Blumenthal. They are 'taking over' from Rick Clark, who has 'retired' Rick's Jazz Cefé.



Joe Blumenthal, Gregory DeMascio
10:00 PM Saturday Night Function

Saturday Night Function, the name of an early Duke Ellington tune, is a locally created and produced KWMR music program featuring a rich and nourishing gumbo of the blues, rhythm and blues, soul, jazz, zydeco, reggae, funk and contemporary dance music.
KWMR volunteer programmer soul brothers Marc Matheson and Mark Potts created the show, and Jeffry Wilkinson now co-hosts with Marc a classic juke joint atmosphere for late Saturday nights from 10 pm to midnight every week.

Juke (or jook) joints were informal establishments operated by African Americans in the rural South that offered a safe and hospitable place for music, dancing, food and drink, and gambling. Mos' definitely not sanctified by the church establishment, juke joints served as community centers and night clubs for hard working country folk. Well known jazz bands as well as up and coming stars of jazz and blues performed at juke joints throughout the Southern United States.

The term "juke" is believed to derive from the Gullah word joog, meaning rowdy or disorderly. A juke joint is also known a "barrelhouse."

Although gambling, collard greens and alcohol aren't served at Saturday Night Function, discerning listeners may find themselves kicking off their shoes and grooving to our considered and elegantly sophisticated assortment of mellow, lively, funky and hoppin' tunes.

So stick around after Rick's Jazz Café or Greg's Groove for the Saturday Night Function after party. You won't regret it, and you may well want to return - you're always welcome!

Saturday Night Function airs live every Saturday night at 10:00, for two hours. Archived recordings of the show are available for sharing within a few hours. (Scroll down for the archives, which are posted for a week to ten days only.)

Listen live to the program at!

Visit and like the Facebook page, Saturday Night Function!

Support Community Radio KWMR by becoming a member or giving a gift in appreciation for this show by clicking here - for as little as $30 a year or $10 a month, you can make Community Radio a part of your life!


Jitterbugs (II) circa 1941 by African American painter William Henry Johnson (1901-1970) courtesy of Smithsonian American Art Museum. Click here to learn about the artist.

For more on jook joints, visit


Marc Matheson, Jeffry Wilkinson
12:00 AM Music with Professor Kosmo

Bridging the gap.....

Professor Kosmo