Death Valley Radio

Death Valley Radio is a format-free program for the musically curious. Launched in the spring of 1996, DVR is still built by hand, non-algorithmically — one set at a time.

Each edition of Death Valley Radio airs at WNTI on Tuesdays at 7:00 PM ET.

DVR program 949 features rancheras, Tex-Mex accordions and some mariachi horns (Sir Douglas Quintet, the Texas Tornados, Flaco Jiménez, Augie Meyers, Ry Cooder with Ersi Arvizu, Carrie Rodriguez & the Sacred Hearts); soulful and sultry ballads (Bedouine, Chris Isaak, the Cactus Blossoms); the influence of Afro-pop (Vicente Garcí, Ibeyi, Hijas del Sol, Jean-Noël); tributes to Sun Ra and Charles Mingus (Uya, Hal Willner and friends, Matt Wilson's Honey and Salt with Jack Black and Christian McBride); and new music from Chelsea Williams, David Rawlings, 13-year-old singer-songwriter EmiSunshine, Dan Auerbach, the Congolese band Jupiter & Okwess and Overseas, a quintet led by bassist Eivind Opsvik.

Death Valley Radio is dedicated to the memory of my wife Valerie.

© 1998-2017 Ron Alden / Last Updated: 22 August 2017
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