Radio Shows

Radio Shows

Hosted by former KFOG personality Rosalie Howarth, the Putumayo World Music Hour (PWMH) is an internationally syndicated radio show that takes listeners on a weekly journey through the music of many different cultures. The program is heard on more than 100 commercial and non-commercial stations around the world.

PWMH playlists include a blend of music from well-known artists and 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.

This Week's Putumayo World Music Hour

Previous Playlists

North America

November 23 - November 29, 2020


We'll start up North, with Celtic music from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia where

the inhabitants have preserved the music of Scottish ancestors.


November 16 - November 22, 2020


With the holiday Thanksgiving upon us, we're going to concentrate today on one of the major themes of all holiday celebrations around the world–food and drink! Join us this week at a musical feat, as we lift our glasses and give thanks.


November 9 - November 15, 2020


Join us as we experience the musical bounty of one of the world's most dynamic nations, Spain,or España. From the acoustic pop of Madrid to the flamenco-inspired mestizo sounds of Barcelona, we'll take a musical journey, exploring how the country's unique regions each infuse Spain's rich musical paella with diverse flavors.

Voices of Asia

November 2 - November 8, 2020


Asia is the world's largest and most populous continent, and it has hundreds of distinct cultures. Today, we'll hear some of Asia's most intriguing voices, from the grasslands of northwestern China, to the Thai peninsula and the island nations of Japan and Indonesia.

Mountain Music

October 26 - November 1, 2020


Today we'll scale lofty peaks in search of music from the world's mountainous regions. Join uson our musical trek through Peru, Costa Rica, Kenya, Hawaii and even more.

Halloween and All Saints Day

October 19 - October 25, 2020


Several spooky holidays occur around the end of October, including:

Halloween, Dia de los Muertos, and Celtic New Year called Sahwain.

Join us for songs of ghosts, spirits, and black magic!

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