101.5's Weekly Programs


Monday and Friday Evenings at 9:00 pm

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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.


Tuesday Night News with Tad Dickens

Tuesday Evening at 9:00 pm

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Part of what makes 101.5 the 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, Tad Dickens from the Roanoke Times plays you the freshest new music on 101.5 the music place and give you news and information about the artists and albums new to our airwaves.


Acoustic Cafe

Sunday Morning at 9:00 am

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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

Sunday Evening at 7:00 pm

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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 7:00pm on Sunday night.


Grateful Dead Hour

Sunday Evening at 9:00 pm

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


Putumayo World Music Hour

Sunday Evening at 10:00 pm

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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.


Red Rooster Coffee Break

Wednesday Morning at 8:20 am

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Tune in every Wednesday morning for The Red Rooster Coffee Break. Coffee has become an essential part of most people’s lives, but what do they know about it? It’s time to learn about something most of us consume every day. Haden, the founder of the award winning Red Rooster Coffee Roasters, knows coffee and knows you will enjoy it more after you’ve learned a bit about it. He’ll also perk up your caffeine jolt with one of the Red Rooster crew’s favorite tunes, and give someone a free bag of the wonderful Red Rooster Coffee.