98.1 KBAC Radio Free plays cool, eccentric, jam band, rock, indie, weirdo rock n roll in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
KBAC is the most relevant station in Santa Fe. With 20+ years heritage and a music leader, KBAC is a favorite for thousands of locals. KBAC is the “mover and shaker” radio station.
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The Big Show with Honey Harris, the DJ diva of the City Different, starts your day not only playing a wide selection of music, she hosts a guest list as heterogenous as her humor.
Michelle has called Santa Fe home for almost 20 years. As the midday host, Michelle digs the opportunity to play the kind of music that’ll get your booty shakin’ and make your day a little groovier.
Chris Diestler (or “The Mighty D” or “Toast”) first came to work at KBAC in 2001 after guest hosting on “Desert Island.” For the curious, his #1 Desert Island album was “Live at the Fillmore East” by the Allman Brothers Band. His love of music radio began in his teenage years, and he studied professional broadcasting once he got to college. He’s especially fond of KBAC’s “format without a format” and loves discovering new music. In 2003, he successfully pitched the jamband specialty program Toast-n-Jam to KBAC mastermind Ira Gordon, and that show has been running ever since. Chris is a fan of many antiquated “analog” arts, including radio, vinyl, film, photography, stage acting, comic books, table games, homebrewing, and rock’n’roll.
In 2005, Ira Gordon, the Program Director for KBAC, appointed Lisa Clark as the host of the Friday Funk. Not only did he give her the show, but a new name she reluctantly accepted. LisaC The Motherfunker has been spinning old school Funk, Soul, R&B, and Hip Hop ever since. Call in requests keeps this show lively, interactive, and a popular favorite with the listeners.
2016 Marks KBAC 98.1 Radio Free Santa Fe’s 20th anniversary. We want you to celebrate with us! Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 12:20 we will feature the best performances of the last 20 years in Studio 2. Tune in to hear all of your favorite archived, live music straight from Radio Free Santa Fe’s Studio 2. Click HERE to stream KBAC live from your device or computer.
Hear a brand-new Sean Healen song every week in 2019.
Hosted by “Big Frog”, John Treadwell, who created Frogville Records, this hour will feature Independent artists, local artists, and artists featured on the Frogville label.
Would you like some jam with your toast?
Every Thursday we present another show from the archives of the Grateful Dead Hour – “A weekly audio postcard from the wide musical world of the Grateful Dead.” Since 1985, the show has featured exclusive interviews, music from the era.
An hour of Pink Floyd / Floyd-related relics with host Craig Bailey.
Nacha Mendez offers her expression of curiosity, varied musical experience and restless passion for living. Do you want her to mention your weekend show? Write to her firstname.lastname@example.org.
KBAC was one of the very first commercial radio stations to broadcast E Town. Hosted by Nick & Helen Forster, each week two musical artists like Michael Franti & Spearhead, James Taylor, Sarah McLachlan, Ralph Stanley, Sweet Honey In The Rock and more are featured in performances taped in E Town’s home of Boulder, CO or in various venues around the country. In addition, each week the “E-Chievement Award” is handed out to someone who has made a positive difference in their community who then tells their inspiring story. Tune in each Saturday morning at 9am on KBAC!
Transitions Radio Magazine blends a varied pacing of special features, guest interviews, cutting-edge information and practical resources with an eclectic mix of contemporary music. Conversations center on topics of social responsibility and include interviews with best-selling authors and other prominent guests as well as lesser-known experts in their fields.