Join Shuffle Shoes, the Blues Guru, and Dr. Skyy Dobro each Saturday night from 8 p.m. - midnight for the best blues you'll hear anywhere. The Friends of the Blues Radio Show is broadcast from WKCC's studio at Kankakee Community College in Kankakee, Ill.
You'll hear classics as well as the newest artists. “We are not going to be stuffy...what we will try to do is get down to all listeners’ levels, from beginners to aficionados. We want to let them know we truly love them and the music..."
Listen Saturdays from 8 p.m. to midnight, on the air at WKCC 91.1 FM or via high fidelity internet broadcast online.
Current year's playlists can be found below. For prior years' playlists, browse the 2012-2011 and 2010 playlist archives.
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About the hosts
If you meet James "Skyy Dobro" Walker or D'Arcy "Shuffle Shoes" Ballinger in person, don’t mention the Blues, unless you want to talk for awhile. The word alone spreads a grin across their faces and triggers an infectious energy that shoots from their eyes.
They'll speak of forgotten legends like J.B. Hutto and Sonny Boy Williamson; current “unknown” favorites like Kid Ramos and Too Slim and the Taildraggers; and regional standouts like “Mondo” Cortez’s Chicago Blues Angels and the Kilborn Alley Blues Band.
To make a song request, suggest an artist or ask a question, email Shuffle Shoes or Skyy Dobro.