Death Valley Radio

Death Valley Radio is a format-free program for the musically curious.

Death Valley Radio can be heard on Tuesdays at 8:00 PM ET on WNTI.

Program 1,025 features gunfighters and Spanish guitars (Johnny Cash, Peter Case, Steve Earle, Patty Griffin, Chris Isaak, Beat Circus); plucked strings (Andrew Bird, Jesca Hoop with Blake Mills, Emilíana Torrini); Norah Jones celebrating Joni Mitchell's 75th birthday; Iro Haarla's tribute to composer, arranger and pianist Carla Bley; the music of Chileans Violeta Parra and Javier Contreras as performed by the Shank-Hagedorn Duo and Magos Herrera with Brooklyn Rider; Michael Brook's variations on a melody written by 12th-century composer and poet Hildegard von Bingen and Richard Burton's reading of an excerpt from Dylan Thomas's "Under Milk Wood"; and something new from saxophonists Joe Lovano and Bo van de Graaf.

That's Death Valley Radio, where the party never ends....

"Some things don't have explanations. They just happen." — From Ennio Morricone: In His Own Words (Oxford University Press, 2019)

Death Valley Radio is dedicated to the memory of my wife Valerie. And sometimes I miss Maria Alessandra more than words can say.

© 1998-2019 Ron Alden / Last Updated: 16 April 2019
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