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

This week we cover some ground both in distance and culturally

as we explore the music of eastern Europe.
Eastern Europe Playlist

Previous Playlists

Jazz Around The World

September 14 - September 20, 2020


Though Jazz has its roots in the United States, the distinctive style has influenced

musicians across the globe. Join us this week as we follow the Jazz around the world, from countries as diverse and unexpected as Slovenia and New Zealand.

African Party

September 7 - September 13, 2020


Africa is home to some of the world's most irresistible dance and party music, and there are African roots to much of the music we play when we come together to celebrate with friends and family: soul, rock and roll, R&B, zydeco, hip-hop and more. Come join the African Party and dance to the hip-shaking sounds that make up the heartbeat of African life.

Acoustic Arabia

August 31 - September 6, 2020


Relax as we explore the subtler, acoustic side of Arabic music, with ballads by Middle-eastern and North African vocalists and small ensembles.

World Music in Canada

August 24 - August 30, 2020


Canada is an exciting microcosm of the world's music, drawing artists from all over the globe. You can dance to a hot Latin band, enjoy the delicate beauty of love songs from India and Pakistan, or sway to the rhythms of calypso and reggae. Join is this week as we explore this surprisingly rich music scene.

Acoustic France

August 17 - August 23, 2020


Today we'll hear from a new generation of French musicians who honor their melodic past while embracing the future, injecting the nouvelle scene with irreverent humor and classic French flair.

Reggae Around The World

August 10 - August 16, 2020


Join us as we follow the easy-going, swaying beat of reggae from its original home in Jamaica to countries like Brazil, France, India, South Africa, and Australia.

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