Folk Radio in Rochester & Surrounding Areas


This page contains a list of locally available radio programs featuring folk music or folk themes.  For a list of additional online stations, streaming music sources, etc. check out our Folk Online page.

WRUR FM 88.5 webcast at

  • Saturday, 6:00-8:00 AM "Folk Alley"
  • Saturday, 8:00-10:00 AM “A Variety of Folk” with Ray Baumler
  • Sunday, 5:00-7:00AM "Acoustic Cafe"
  • Sunday, 8:00-10:00 AM “The World of Gospel”
  • Sunday, Noon-2:00 PM “Irish Party House” w/ Ted McGraw
  • Sunday, 2:00-4:00 PM “Mountain Stage”
  • Monday -Friday, 9:00AM-Noon, Saturday 10:00 AM- Noon “Open Tunings” with Scott Regan

WXXI FM 91.5 (and WJSL 90.1 from Houghton NY) live webcast 

  • Saturday, 6:00-8:00 PM “A Prairie Home Companion”
  • Saturday, 8:00-9:00 PM “The Thistle & Shamrock” 
  • Check website or listings or your radio for “Sound & Spirit” Sundays at 6:00—is not currently listed

WXXI AM 1370 live webcast 

  • Sunday, 12:00-2:00 PM “A Prairie Home Companion”

WITR FM 89.7 live webcast 

  • Sunday, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM “Bad Dog Blues”
  • Sunday, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM "Folk You with Fine Dining"
  • Monday, 9:00-11:00 PM “The Indestructible Beat (World Music) w/ Terry Lindsey

WDYN FM 91.1 Greece NY webcasting 24/7 of local musicians, presented by Dynamic Recording.

  • Every day, 6:00-10 AM and 12:00-8:00 PM Dynamic Dave Kaspersin playing “indie” acoustic music.
  • Every day, 10:00 AM and 10:00 PM “Bluegrass” w/ Don Springer
  • Saturday 9:00 AM “Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour “
  • Last Sunday of the month, 9:00 PM “Walkin' Willie Folk & Blues Hour”
  • Last Sunday of the month, 11 PM “Paddy's Traditional Folk” w/ Padraic Collins Bohrer 
  • Last Saturday of the month, 11:00 PM “Johnny Raincheck’s Pickin' Party”

WCNY FM 91.3 Syracuse NY live webcast

  • Sunday, 9:00 PM – 12 M “Bill Knowlton's Bluegrass Ramble” Joe LaMay & Sherri Reese host a spot once a month.

WVBR FM 93.5, 105.5 Ithaca NY live webcast

  • Sunday, 8:30 PM “Bound For Glory” live concerts and recordings

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