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Democracy Now!

with Amy Goodman, Juan Gonzalez

Monday-Friday 12-1pm

A daily TV/radio news program, hosted by Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez, airing on over 700 stations, pioneering the largest community media collaboration in the U.S.


Fuego Puro

with Maggie

Monday 5pm-6pm

Take a trip with me to explore el mundo músical de latinoamérica. From reggaeton to urbano to latino rock, discover why latino music is one of the fastest growing and most popular areas in the music industry.

Fuzzed Out Boston

with Josh

Monday 6pm-7pm

Gull's Window Circus

with Carl Thien

Tuesday 5-7pm

In the same way that a seagull locates the one good piece of food inside of a crumpled up brown bag blown underneath a car after a worker’s lunch break, Carl finds the one good song hidden at the end of side 2 on a dusty record in a forgotten corner of a record store, and brings new finds to you every week on Gulls Window Circus, weaving a story that never repeats itself as it ebbs and flows through time, geography and genre.

Can We Kick It?

with Will and Halina

Wednesday 2pm-3pm

Can We Kick It? Yes we can! Inspire by ATCQ's iconic "Can I Kick It?" Halina and Will share gems scattered throughout the hip hop and R&B underground. These bops are sprinkled with fervent conversation and heated debates sprawling this dynamic industry.

Psychotic Reactions

with Pip

Wednesday 5-6pm (alternating)The music is red, with purple flashes.

Totally Wired

with Dred

Wednesday 5-6pm (alternating)

After "punk" and before "indie" rock, there was "new wave" -- (what they now call "post-punk")

The Space-Mind Continuum

with Matt

Wednesday 6-7pm

The Space Mind Continuum blows minds. That's what we do. A musical travelogue from the late 60s and early 70s awaits you. From serene folk to mind numbing psychedelia, you can rest assured that you will be on your own trip. Brothers and sisters, you are invited!

Cosmic Dust

with Eliot

Thursday 5-6pm

This show is what I think space might sound like.

Beauty School Dropout

with ilsa 

Thursday 6-7pm

as much music as possible with as little talking as possible

Mass Ave and Beyond

with Scott

Friday 5-7pm

you eat local, shop local, date local, why not listen local too? celebrate New England's rich and diverse musical heritage and discover something new lurking under the surface!


Lucid Sounds

with victor robert venckus

Saturday 7-10am

The best in ambient, space, Native American, Kirtan and New Age music


with victor robert venckus

Saturday 10-11am

Interviews regarding the paranormal, holistic health, environment, and progressive ideas.

Sounds of Dissent

with John Grebe

Saturday 11am-3pm

Fast-paced vital news program brings you pertinent local and global news. “Sounds of Dissent” deliver under-reported stories and seldom-heard voices from beyond the corporate press. Objectivity and fairness are sought from a global perspective.



Saturday 1-3pm  

Updates on Boston College athletics delivered by Boston College students.


Ragamuffin International

with Robin

Saturday 3-7pm

Raggamuffin International is an award winning reggae show that has been on air for more than 40 years. The show is a positive, uplifting escape to the Caribbean for 4 hours. We Feature cultural reggae from Boston and from all over the world. We interview artist from all over including new artists to Grammy winners. So if you are tired of all the negativity in the world come and escape to the Caribbean with us!


Caribbean Forum

with Yvon and Doumafis Lafontan

Saturday 7-10pm

Both in English and in Haitian Creole, the Caribbean Forum seeks to inform, educate, and entertain our audience. We conduct interviews with numerous newsmakers, experts, leaders, and artists. We also thoroughly research different topics suggested by our listeners and subsequently share our conclusions with them in lively on-the-air discussions.

It's Dark Now

with Charlie Sedaka

Saturday 10-12am

We'll get to new stuff, certainly, but I will also bring you older music as well as that deserved more attention at the time. Expect different genres as well as rock, maybe some reggae or thrash or old soul or anything that grabs my attention at the time. Nothing is off limits. 

Truth and Justice Radio

with Host Bob Funke; producer John Roberts; IN MEMORIAM Sherif Fam (1936-2010); offsite help from Jerry Sobieraj, Stan Robinson, and many others ...

Sunday 5-10am

"Five hours of spirited examination of warmaking, empire, corrupt justice, engineered poverty, lying politicians, jingoism, corporate criminality, media disinformation, and orchestrated chaos."


Sunday Morning Country

with Cousin Kate

Sunday 10am-2pm

From deep down in the radio bunker, high atop legendary Heartbreak Hill, four BIG hours of all your favorite Country, Alt-Country, Country-Rock, Classic Country, Outlaw Country, Honky Tonk, Tex-Mex, Conjunto, Ranchera, Tejano, Bolero, Folk-Country, Bluegrass, Country Gospel, Old-Timey, Cajun, Zydeco, Country Boogie, Swing tunes and more for the underserved, talent-starved, REAL country music fans! All while providing the latest info on top-choice local appearances, festivals, and noteworthy Country music-related happenings each week! If you miss it on Sunday, the show is now archived for TWO weeks! No excuses!

A rootin’ tootin’ time for over 39 years. Remember “….I’m only playin’ the good stuff!”


Juvert Jams

with DJ Blaze

Sunday 2pm-4pm

Blaze it up with Dj Blaze! Take a journey through the islands, win tickets to the hottest Reggae concerts, hear interviews from your favorite artists and dance away your Sunday. Spinning Reggae, Soca, Zouk and Kompa, this show is sure to transport you straight to the beach.

Martinis on the Moon

with DJ Jessica

Sunday 4pm-6pm

Jessica spins 1960s pop from around the globe, sexy soundtracks, bossa nova, and beyond!

Universal Sounds

with Selassie Selectah

Alternating Sundays 4pm-6pm

Universal Sounds Presents…. Rastafari Radio! A cosmic reggae festival Broadcasting live from the universe, inner-verse, and outer-verse to the inner-vibrations of your mind, body, and soul. Dub, Soca, Reggae, Ragga, Calypso Rapso, Drums, Poetry, News Interviews, Soundscapes, Healing Frequencies, Speeches remixed inna Rasta Stylee. Cruise with your Host Selassie Selectah your captain of the Rastaship connection. Authentic RASTA ROOTS SELECTIONS!! Don’t be Board come on Board and rub a dub with the WORD-SOUND-POWER ! RASTAFARI!

Oscillator Drift

with Andrew

Sunday 6pm-8pm

Exploring the world of early electronic music: 60s and 70s synth; musique concrete and elektronische musik; radiophonic TV and film; Kosmische music; public service broadcasting and academic rust; obscure “bedroom” electronic and experimental, and minimal Euro synth obscurities.

Plus forward-looking, modern electronics from New England and beyond. 

Spoiler Alert Radio

with DJ Madame B

Sunday 6-6:30pm 

Spoiler Alert Radio presents engaging conversations with host Toni Pennacchia providing a retrospective look at independent artists in filmmaking: directors, cinematographers, composers, writers, and animators from across the globe.

Transworld Airwaves

with DJ Madame B

Sunday 6:30-8pm 

It is a “cross-­cultural musical journey united in voices and rhythms”. We feature voices and rhythms from ethno-­techno and other eclectic rhythms, atonal voices from Tuva to Quebec, and international music rooted from the past, present, and future.


The Industrial Factory

with DJ Brian L.

Sunday 8-10pm

The Industrial Factory's roots come from the sounds that nearly dominated ZBC in the mid to late 90s, back when industrial music had a firm grasp on what was then ZBC Rock. Now, over a decade later, the show has come full circle, showing that there's still life in a genre and an underground that many may have forgotten. Focusing on fresh, young acts that have taken their cues from dark disco, EBM, and the bands from the seminal Wax Trax! Label as well as shining a light on the classic artists that paved the way for them, The Industrial Factory remains to be the soundtrack for a dimly lit dancefloor.




Sunday 10pm-12am

Late 70s to late 80s post punk, underground new wave and experimental




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