has been broadcasting the Loafer's Glory
radio show live for the last few years from KVMR
, his local community radio station in Philo, California
. These broadcasts, which are syndicated over the Pacifica Radio Network
and heard around the country, are collages of rants, poetry, tales, and reminiscences mixed in with little known folk music
and storytelling collected and edited from over 1,000 tapes on everything under the sun. A few shows are just hodgepodge
cooked up for his personal enjoyment, but most are thematic: from tramping and labor ( historic and contemporary
) to baseball and old friends and music... always music.
Unfortunately in April of 2002, due to health impediments, Utah was forced to choose between production of Loafer's Glory and his touring schedule. The show he did gratis but the touring is his bread and butter, so, reluctantly, the show was suspended. Utah hopes to still do a show every now and then as his schedule permits.
To date, there are just over 100 shows. Some radio stations have dropped Loafer's Glory now since it is no longer in production, but many are still playing the recorded shows from CD. Each show is one hour long and is available on compact disc from his website (www.utahphillips.org) for $15.
Loafer's glory can be heard from a number of radio stations over the air and via the Internet:
Utah's home station: KVMR - 11AM Pacific time Sunday mornings via WebRadio
And on the Pacifica Radio network from:
KGNU - Boulder, CO. 12PM Mountain time Saturday via RealAudio
WEFT - Champaign, IL. 5AM Central time Mondays via WebRadio
WRPI - Troy, NY. 10AM Eastern time Fridays via RealAudio
Yellowstone Public Radio, Many stations in MT and WY. 7PM Mountain time Fridays via RealAudio
KZYX & KZYZ - Mendocino County, CA. 2PM Pacific time Sundays via RealAudio
Air Broadcast only stations (no Internet broadcasts):
KRZA 88.7FM San Luis Valley of Colorado and North Central New Mexico - 12PM Saturday
WERU FM 89.9 Blue Hill & 102.9 Bangor, Maine - 9AM Eastern time Friday
KAOS 89.3FM - Olympia, WA - 8PM Pacific time Thursday
WJFF 90.5 / 94.5 FM - Jefferson, NY - 10PM Eastern time Tuesday
KBOO - Portland, OR. 11AM Pacific time Monday
KMUN 91.9 FM - Oregon/Washington - 91.9 in Astoria, Oregon and along the north Oregon coast; at 89.5 in Cannon Beach and the lower Nehalem River valley; at 90.1 in the Tillamook area, and at 91.1 to Cathlamet and Longview, Washington. - 6PM Pacific time Saturday
You can also check Loafer's Glory program listings at PublicRadioFan.com for others.
radio and netcast times and program synopses stolen from www.utahphillips.org