Special thanks to host Liz Schwartz and everyone who listened and called in.
Lest you think that Jewish radio is dying out, Let me share with you some other programming from across the United States, shows that are devoted to showcasing Jewish music. This is a starter list! There are more shows than I have listened to, and more than I am aware of out here in the Jewish wild west. But here are shows on which my music has been played (thank you!) and from here you can branch out on your own.
1. The Portland Jewish Hour (Sunday 10-11 am Pacific), http://kboo.fm (90.7 fm in Portland, OR). This show is hosted by a rotating crew and features Jewish arts and culture, with music from Ashkenazic, Sefardic, Mizrachi and Israeli traditions, plus world beat/fusion.
2. Kol Yehudim (Sunday 6-10am Eastern), 1640WJPR.com (1640 am in Edison, NJ). This show covers a wide variety, with half-hour spotlights on Yiddish-language programming and Chassidic pop, interspersed with contemporary jewish music from around the world.
3. Kol Isha (online only). "Kol Isha" means "woman's voice" and this show is dedicated to Jewish music created and performed by women. The playlist tends to skew towards Orthodox jewish tastes -- and rules -- but there is plenty of musical variety here to keep you busy listening for awhile. Music and playlists available at: https://www.facebook.com/kolisharadio/
4. Jewish Rock Radio (online only). Founded by Jewish recording artist Rick Recht, JRR has become a home to contemporary Jewish music, mostly from North America but also including world beat and Israeli pop. JRR is based in St. Louis and plays music that can be heard 24/7 on the worldwide web.
Jewish radio is alive and well and living in Portland, and New York, and Israel, and pretty much anywhere that Jews live. It's a rich and multifaceted scene -- check it out!