Radio Heartland

Radio Heartland is a 24-hour service featuring acoustic, Americana and roots music. Radio Heartland is available in the Twin Cities on KNOW-FM 91.1 HD2 and worldwide on the internet.

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Weekly Schedule

Monday
Tuesday 7 p.m.-12 a.m. "American Routes" with Nick Spitzer
Wednesday 7 p.m.-12 a.m. "A Prairie Home Companion" with Garrison Keillor
Thursday 7 p.m.-12 a.m. "Mountain Stage" with Larry Gross
Friday 7 p.m.-12 a.m. "Music City Roots" with Craig Havighurst Jim Lauderdale
Saturday 10 a.m.-11 a.m. "Thistle and Shamrock" with Fiona Ritchie
11 a.m.- 1 p.m. "American Routes" with Nick Spitzer
1 p.m.-12 a.m. "A Prairie Home Companion" with Garrison Keillor
Sunday 10 a.m.-12 p.m. "Mountain Stage" with Larry Gross
12 p.m.- 1 p.m. "Thistle and Shamrock" with Fiona Ritchie
1 p.m.-12 a.m. "American Routes" with Nick Spitzer

Features

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John Gorka talks about 'Before Beginning'


John Gorka's career-catapulting album, 'I Know,' was released in 1987, but he had actually recorded an earlier version in 1985, which Gorka didn't feel was quite right. Fast-forward to 2016, and Gorka has a different opinion about that earlier session; the older recording has now been released as 'Before Beginning - the Unreleased I Know'. Gorka stopped in to Radio Heartland to talk to Mike Pengra about the two albums and to compare versions of a few tunes.

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Miss Tess performs in the Radio Heartland studio


Miss Tess has been writing, performing and recording her own songs for more than a decade now, and with a recent move to Nashville, she has released a new album called 'Baby We All Know'. She shares some of those songs in this session at Radio Heartland.

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Darrell Scott performs in the Radio Heartland studio.

Darrell Scott performs in the Radio Heartland studio


Darrell Scott's latest album is 'Couchville Sessions,' a collection of songs recorded in Scott's living room. Scott stopped by the Radio Heartland studio to play a few tracks from the album and to talk about how he was able to record his pal, the late Guy Clark, on one of the album tracks.

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