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12:00
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Blues Before Sunrise

Join DJ Steve Cushing for Blues Before Sunrise, the "Blues Heritage Showcase." Broadcast from  12-7 a.m., Blues Before Sunrise has long served an audience that includes loyal home listeners, musicians lounging on break, lovers in their living rooms, cab drivers and other service workers pulling the graveyard, and even teen airwave surfers discovering an entire musical world peopled by cats who were hip before them. The show features a different decade of heritage blues each hour.

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7:00
am

Mellow Morning Mixtape

An unhosted, uninterrupted mix of choice cuts from the KMHD library to make for a beautiful Saturday morning.

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9:00
am

The Brazilian Beat

Saturday mornings on KMHD are made perfect with the myriad sounds of Brazil on the Brazilian Beat. Host Allen “The Ambassador” Thayer has been digging through records for years as well as writing about Brazilian musicians for Wax Poetics, and recently published the definitive biography of the great Brazilian soul iconoclast Tim Maia. Tune in for a relaxing experience that will start your Saturday morning off right!

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11:00
am

Hard Choices

Keep your weekend rolling along with the swing and sophistication of great hard bop and modal music! Hard Choices explores the best and most innovative jazz from the '50s and '60s, featuring legendary bands, master composers, rare gems and contemporary and folk jazz influenced by this prestigious era. Join host Mark Montesano for Miles, Trane, Monk, Mingus, Shorter, Roach and so much more!

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1:00
pm

Songs from Cloud Nine

Join us on Saturday afternoons for KMHD’s all-vocal jazz program.  Songs from Cloud Nine explores a compendium of the jazz singing tradition, featuring everything from lost favorites of bygone eras to new sounds of today. It’s a fun-loving journey through the 100+ year history of jazz vocals, every Saturday! Hosted by Nicole D'Amato.

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3:00
pm

The New Jazz Archive

Curious about jazz but don’t know much about it? Or better yet, do you hate jazz? If so, this show is for you. Host Jeff Haas doesn't assume you think jazz is important—he shows you why through compelling interviews with some of the music’s big thinkers, vibrant storytelling, and music that represents the full gamut of jazz’s rich history.

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4:00
pm

Jazz West

Jazz West is KMHD’s West Coast and cool jazz program. Perfect for an easygoing Saturday afternoon, host Ken Collura brings you the music and the stories behind the artists who made them. It’s the walking bass, the soft horns, the cool moodsevery Saturday on KMHD.

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6:00
pm

Jukebox Saturday Night

"Where Swing Is King"! Host Art Abrams draws on music from his comprehensive, rare and endless collection of pop hits from the '30s, '40s and '50s, focusing on big band sounds from the West Coast and beyond. His unique legacy includes the Art Abrams Swing Machine Big Band.

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7:00
pm

The Gold Standard

In textbooks, the Golden Age of Jazz refers to the music of the '20s, '30s and '40s. But, to the modern ear, the sounds of the '50s, '60s and '70s tend to be what we think of when we're talking "classic jazz". Join host Andrew Dowd as he presents The Gold Standard, exploring jazz's new "Golden Age". From classic label output, to the trends and styles of the time, to the musicians who made it happenthe Gold Standard is solid, start to finish.

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10:00
pm

The Drop Shop

Raw R&B, jazz and funk for your Saturday night. Tune in and get up to get down with host Steven Vaughn Kray! Nobody on Earth hosts a better party.

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