Beginning September 15, Spokane Public Radio will no longer broadcast Inland Folk, Dan Maher’s long-running music program. We are sorry to inform listeners of this change on such short notice. We were surprised when Northwest Public Broadcasting ceased production and distribution of the show.
It has been our pleasure to have Inland Folk in our community for these past 39 years. The program originated on KPBX and we have carried it continuously, even as production moved to Pullman with Dan. Our sincere thanks go to Dan for his dedicated work on the show. Inland Folk has always been a prime example of our dual mandate to both entertain and inform our audience.
Dan is still active in our musical community and will continue to perform. We encourage listeners to seek out and enjoy his live performances. Meanwhile, we at SPR will continue the tradition of paying serious attention to the world of folk music and will always be searching for the best programming to accomplish that mission.
For the moment, we have replaced Inland Folk’s Sunday evening block with three one-hour music programs: At 6 p.m. it will be Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour, a live music program from Lexington, KY, followed by The International Americana Radio Show, an independently-produced program featuring music in the Americana genre, performed by international musicians, at 7 p.m., and Global Village, produced by KMUW in Wichita, KS, at 8 p.m.
We plan to review our weekend programming in the next several months with an eye toward better serving our audience with the best listening experience possible while delivering a balance of local and national programming. If you have questions or feedback on our new programs, please feel free to let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (509)328-5729.
Thank you listeners, and especially, thank you Dan.