Program Descriptions

Acoustic Cafe

Sunday Morning 9am - 11am


Since 1994, Acoustic Cafe has been radio's best international showcase for new and classic acoustic music. Each week, we air two hours of exceptional songs from some of the best singer-songwriters in the business, plus live in-studio interviews and performances. Each of the guest sessions are recorded exclusively for Acoustic Cafe at our studios in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where Acoustic Cafe is based.

Acoustic Cafe is a two hour weekly radio show, and an independent media production of RDR Radio, LLC. The program is produced and hosted by Rob Reinhart, who started the show in 1995.

Each week, listeners around the globe tune in to Acoustic Cafe to hear the latest from today's great songwriting talents. It's hard to put a definitive label on Acoustic Cafe's music selections. After all, a good song is a good song... any individual set of music could contain a bit of country, rock, blues, folk, pop... and more!

In addition to classic songwriters like Dylan, Mitchell, Young, Cash, Browne, Prine etc., Acoustic Cafe wants to bring as many newer talents to the table as possible.

Sunday Morning 9am - 11am


Since 1994, Acoustic Cafe has been radio's best international showcase for new and classic acoustic music. Each week, we air two hours of exceptional songs from some of the best singer-songwriters in the business, plus live in-studio interviews and performances. Each of the guest sessions are recorded exclusively for Acoustic Cafe at our studios in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where Acoustic Cafe is based.

Acoustic Cafe is a two hour weekly radio show, and an independent media production of RDR Radio, LLC. The program is produced and hosted by Rob Reinhart, who started the show in 1995.

Each week, listeners around the globe tune in to Acoustic Cafe to hear the latest from today's great songwriting talents. It's hard to put a definitive label on Acoustic Cafe's music selections. After all, a good song is a good song... any individual set of music could contain a bit of country, rock, blues, folk, pop... and more!

In addition to classic songwriters like Dylan, Mitchell, Young, Cash, Browne, Prine etc., Acoustic Cafe wants to bring as many newer talents to the table as possible.

Blues With a Feeling

Blues afficianado Kerry Hurley guides you through an exploration of the truly American art form known as The Blues.  101.5 the valley's music place is your home for the Blues in the Valley, you can get it all on 101.5 the valley's music place NOW at 9:00pm on Wednesday nights.

Community Conversations

Join community leaders from all walks of life as they discuss life in the valley.

Join community leaders from all walks of life as they discuss life in the valley.

Etown

eTown Hall is a home for the values and ideas that have helped make eTown thrive for 21 years. It’s a place for music, certainly, but so much more. We hope that eTown Hall will become the center for the kind of lively discussion, environmental education, creative discourse and media making that will really engage a global community at a time when we need it most.

eTown Hall is a home for the values and ideas that have helped make eTown thrive for 21 years. It’s a place for music, certainly, but so much more. We hope that eTown Hall will become the center for the kind of lively discussion, environmental education, creative discourse and media making that will really engage a global community at a time when we need it most.

Grateful Dead Hour

Your Host David Gans brings you an hour of history, stories and music covering all things related to the Grateful Dead.

JamFest Saturday Night

Join Ray Crawford as he brings the best music to make you feel like you're at a music festival, all while sitting in the comfort of your own home!

Putumayo World Music Hour

Putumayo World Music Hour playlists include well-known names like Bob Marley, Sting, Loreena McKennitt, and Santana, along with exceptional, underexposed international artists. The one-hour radio program also features interviews with world-class music makers such as Los Lobos, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, and Taj Mahal who eagerly support and have been influenced by world music. 

Hosted by Putumayo's CEO and Founder Dan Storper and KFOG personality Rosalie Howarth, the Putumayo World Music Hour is an internationally syndicated radio show that takes listeners on a weekly journey through the music of many different cultures, now heard internationally on more than 170 commercial and non-commercial stations around the world.

Roanoke Valley Conversations

Click on the above link for archived Roanoke Valley Conversations.

Sunday at 11:00 am  (encore at 6:30pm)

Join host Bruce Bryan for a weekly dose of all things Roanoke Valley.  You'll hear from leaders, musicians, artists, and those in the know about what is happening in our great community.  Tune in each Sunday at 11:00 am so you can catch up on the local scene.  There is an encore presentation at 6:30 pm.

Click on the above link for archived Roanoke Valley Conversations.

Sunday at 11:00 am  (encore at 6:30pm)

Join host Bruce Bryan for a weekly dose of all things Roanoke Valley.  You'll hear from leaders, musicians, artists, and those in the know about what is happening in our great community.  Tune in each Sunday at 11:00 am so you can catch up on the local scene.  There is an encore presentation at 6:30 pm.

Tuesday Night News with Tad Dickens

Part of what makes 101.5 the valley's music place unique in the Roanoke Valley is our ability to play new music and introduce new artists before any other stations.

Each Tuesday night at 9:00pm, Tad Dickens from the Roanoke Times plays you the freshest new music on 101.5 the valley's music place and give you news and information about the artists and albums new to our airwaves.

Click here for our playlist archive to see the playlist for past shows.