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Mixed with Tillman Bussey
On Hiatus

On the air, I’ve always been known as TXB.  Back in the early 2000’s, I co-produced a TV show with L.A. Hernandez called Live.  Later on, I produced a show called Hotspot.  In that same time period, myself along with L.A. Hernandez, and George Utrilla Angulo did a radio show, which was just a cable broadcast with no video.  My goal is to entertain and inform my audience at the highest level.

Let’s listen to some tunes.  Let’s talk about things happening on the planet.  Let’s mix it up, and you can call in and add your ingredients into the mixing bowl.

Tillman Bussey

Women in the Situation Room
Alternate Mondays 1 – 2 pm

“Women in the Situation Room” is a project of the Sonoma County Commission on the Status of Women.  The show’s mission is to raise and discuss issues impacting Sonoma County women and girls, as well as to elevate their voices.

Cohosts for the show are Commissioner Angelica Nuñez of the fourth district and Chair Trisha Almond of the second district.  You may email them at

The purpose of the Commission on the Status of Women is to promote equal rights and opportunities that enhance the quality of life for all women and girls, and to address issues of discrimination and prejudice that negatively effect women in Sonoma County.

The Greater Good with Barton Smith
On Hiatus

A podcast designed to inspire community.  The Greater Good engages community members & organizations to chat about the positive impact they are having on folks, who they are, how they found their path, and how others may replicate their efforts or engage with them. 

Monday at 4 – 5 pm

Jazzed, hosted by Petaluma resident Ed Perlstein, will bring an array of classic and contemporary jazz music to the airwaves at KPCA.  Ed’s love of jazz grew out of his music photography, having photographed the Berkeley Jazz Festival during the late 70s for BAM (Bay Area Music) Magazine.  You’ll hear music from Charlie Parker to Charlie Hunter, Dave Brubeck to Dave Grusin, and Dizzy to Duke.  Sit back, get jazzed and enjoy this truly American art form.
Contact host Ed Perlstein with your requests and feedback at

Every Other Monday 5-6 pm

Rockpile spins a lively mix of rock and roll, blues, R&B, garage, soul, surf and rock instrumentals, and more. Deep cuts, overlooked gems, rare B-sides, and new stuff too. Your host is Tim Schafbuch.

Rockpile airs every other Monday 5-6 pm.

You can find Rockpile online here.

Neil’s Funky Dream Machine with Neil St. Andrew
Mondays 5 -6 pm

This show explores the best in funk and soul with classic tracks by the iconic artists, from the 1950s to the 1980s, alongside modern remixes and unusual cover versions.  Tossed in are a substantial number of new songs by emerging artists and from the thriving European contemporary funk/soul scene.  In addition, the show extends into the R&B, jazz, disco, gospel, and Latin genres.  Join host Neil St Andrew and occasional guests.  It’s a killer mix!

Scone Bone Radio
Monday 7 – 9 pm

SconeBoneRadio:  As we are being hijacked by complacency and automation, Scone Bone brings it back to the days when friends made mix tapes and humans ran radio stations.


1st Mondays – 50s and 60s Rock N Roll and Soul

2nd Mondays – Punk, Post Punk, Hardcore and Metal

3rd Mondays – Post Funk, Post Disco, Minimal, Electro, Hip Hop

4th Mondays – Interactive episode involving the guest and their collection of Vinyl

5th Mondays – Dissection of sub genres, studios, producers and themes


Local Arts & Music Roundup
Tuesday 2 – 3 pm

If new, this program will replay on the subsequent Friday at 2 pm, or it may be a repeat from the previous Friday.

Each week host Thom Butler speaks with local  artists and art galleries, chefs and restauranteurs, bands and musicians intermingled with music from local Petaluma bands, and those non-local bands playing in the area the coming weekend. It’s a look and a listen to what’s happening in the Southern Sonoma County area each weekend. It might just help you find a few things to do you hadn’t thought of.

The Dr. Angela Hour
Tuesday 5 – 6 pm

Welcome to the Dr. Angela Hour.  Do you control your mind, or does it control you?  A talk show delving into a range of mind-brain, brain-body, spirit/soul, personal/political, life/afterlife, and other topics, such as:  What is the mind and why do we have one?  How much say do we have in our own behaviors and feelings?  What is “normal” mental health and what is not?  What is this thing called happiness; can we be happy?  What is unhappiness, sadness, depression?  Issues of sleeplessness, anxiety, fear, trauma.  Addictions to sex, love, relationships, people.  Problem emotional patterns & traps, how to break free.  Addictions to pills, pot, alcohol, other drugs.  What is gambling all about?  Is it healthy?  Keys to creativity and why these matter.  The spirit and the self, who and whatever these are.  Life, death, loss, grief, and issues of after-life possibilities.  How do we think; are we free to think freely/clearly? and much more.  Dr. Angela, also known as author, speaker, psychologist and social worker, Dr. Angela Browne-Miller, will delve into all this, sometimes solo, sometimes with guests, sometimes with listeners’ questions.  Email Dr. Angela with your questions at

Lifestyle & Fitness Choice
On Hiatus

Al Scardino‘s show will bring together his background as a lifestyle and fitness strategist, nutrition consultant, and med tech to share information, entertainment, and fun about healthy lifestyles and fitness for all.


State of the Union with DG the 30 Something
On Hiatus

State of the Union is a live non-partisan talk radio show that initiates the conversation about policies and issues that affect both populations both locally and at the national level through the viewpoint of a 30-something.  The show includes guests, audience questions, and a good laugh from time to time.  Hosted by Domenica Giovannini.

The 8 O’Clock Rock Show
On Hiatus

The show features Greg Randall picking all the music you need to hear from all decades of rock and roll and its roots.

Spinning selections from his own collection, he will cross-fade the pioneers of rock and roll with punk, power pop, garage, Americana, indie rock, blues, glam, and beyond with one mission: to save rock and roll one record at a time!


The Survivor’s Guide To Life
Every Other Wednesday 10 – 11 am

The Survivor’s Guide to Life is an on-going series of discussions between Dr. Peter Bernstein – a coach and mentor with nearly 50 years of experience working with emotional trauma and its impacts – and podcast host, Jenny Stevenson – a seasoned coach and mentor who has worked with Dr. Bernstein for more than a decade. Each podcast will cover real-world examples of the various traumas, difficulties and struggles of life, and how developing an attitude of resilience can do more than merely help one cope – resilience can result in personal growth, an attitude of hope, and ever-increasing joy in life. For more information go to our website at

Women’s Spaces
Wednesday 11 – 12 pm

This show is dedicated to and conducts interviews with ordinary women doing extraordinary things. Elaine first produced the show in 1978 on KBBF FM in Santa Rosa, the nation’s first bilingual radio station, and it lasted until 1981. In 2007 Elaine and her partner Kenneth Norton resurrected the show for TV with her first TV broadcast on Santa Rosa Community station through Comcast Cable Access. In December 2011 she produced her 200th TV show. In September 2012 Elaine again began producing the Women’s Spaces Radio Show on Radio KBBF-89.1 FM out of their Santa Rosa, CA studio.

The Project Censored Show
Wednesday 1 – 2 pm

The Project Censored Show is a weekly public affairs program that airs Wednesdays from 1 to 2 pm Pacific time on KPCA radio 103.3 in Petaluma. The program is an extension of the work Project Censored began in 1976 celebrating independent journalism while fighting media censorship, deconstructing propaganda, and supporting a truly free press. The program focuses on “The News That Didn’t Make the News.” Each week, the Project Censored team conducts in-depth interviews with their guests and offer hard-hitting commentary and analysis on the key political, social, and economic issues of the day with an emphasis on critical media literacy. Beginning in 2010, and roughly 300 broadcasts later, the program is nationally syndicated on 40 stations and growing. To learn how to bring the Project Censored Show to your community, contact or Anthony Fest at


Drive You Crazy with Dino Poortaste
Wednesday  5 – 7 pm


The Dino Poortaste Show crosses all musical boundaries. If it’s good, he will play it! From the rarity of the vinyl 45 B-side to a seldom heard live concert performance, Dino will weave a musical web and stories connecting artists and continents. So “buckle up”, “turn it up”, and prepare to take a weekly magic carpet ride in sound. Contact host Dana Porteous with your comments at

The Film Score with DDD
Every Other Wednesday 7 – 9 pm

On The Film Score, I will be playing any and all types of music from films. From symphonic scores to popular radio hits. If it’s part of a movie soundtrack I’ll play it. And maybe a little trivia, too.


MAYHEM with Judy Kirschner
Every Other Wednesday 7 – 9 pm

What is the MAYHEM! show you ask?
Well it’s everything… but it starts with
deep soul/funk/psychedelic/garage/with a lotta local music.
From around the world, to your back yard.
But mostly I play what I like.
You may have heard it before or not…


Talking with Rabbi Ted
Every Other Thursday 10 – 11 am

Rabbi Ted Feldman’s hour-long talk show focuses on cultural issues, historical, and current events. His guests include some of the most fascinating people in our community. Rabbi Feldman joined B’nai Israel Jewish Center of Petaluma on August 1, 2005. Before coming to Petaluma, he served ten years as executive director of Jewish Family and Children’s Services of the East Bay.  Prior to that, he was the executive director of the Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region. Before coming to California in 1992, he was the campaign director of the South Palm Beach County Jewish Federation in Boca Raton, Florida. In addition to his work in fundraising, Ted was also director of the Jewish Community Relations Council, director of planning, and responsible for the federation’s Jewish education efforts in South Palm Beach County. Rabbi Feldman served two other synagogues during his extensive career in Columbus, GA (8 years) and Boca Raton, FL (6 years). With a lifelong commitment to the Jewish and general community, he received his bachelor’s degree in psychology at Roosevelt University in Chicago, and a Master of Arts and Ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York.



Phil and Ariel’s Mixtape
On Hiatus

Welcome to Phil and Ariel’s Mixtape on KPCA, Petaluma’s community access radio station.  This is the show where we play songs that you don’t usually hear on the radio.  Sometimes they’ll be from well-known artists that pretty much everyone knows, and other times they could be from small local bands you’ve never heard of, but one thing that they all have in common is that they are songs we like and we want you to hear. Petaluma residents since 2014, Phil and Ariel are excited to become a more active part of the community.  Growing up in families that constantly surrounded themselves with music, they have always dreamed of one day being able to share their love of the art form with anyone who is willing to listen.

Let’s JAM! with Cindy Thomas
Thursday 7 – 9 pm

Let’s JAM! with Cindy Thomas will provide you with an earful of jammin’ tunes. You’ll hear plenty of rock but be prepared to open your mind to some R&B, jazz, bluegrass and anything else.

Send your comments & requests to
Twitter: @KPCAletsjam
Facebook: KPCA Let’s Jam
Let there be songs to fill the air…
~ Hunter / Garcia

On Hiatus

This is Eric Lee here, bass player for the local band Hellbender! I am thrilled to be the host of Metaluma Radio! I’ve been listening to metal since I was a kid growing up here in Petaluma. I always loved music since I can remember, but things really got going around ’83 when the first sounds of thrash metal started circulating around my friends at Petaluma High School. Bands like Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Exodus, and Death Angel were just starting out only had demo tapes that us kids were trading amongst each ourselves, through word-of-mouth, or printed magazines. I started playing bass guitar in a thrash metal band back then and my love for metal just kept growing! I fell in the love with the music, the aggression, the horror, the lyrics, the art work, everything about it changed me forever!! That music spawned several new generations of Metal thru the ’80’s to the present day. Fast forward to now & metal is still alive and breathing FIRE in this town!!
So grab a cold one, CRANK UP IT LOUD & HORNS UP FOR METALUMA RADIO!!!! Welcome children of the night!!! 


Sunny in Seattle
9 – 10 am

Recovering attorney and practicing master life coach Sunny Joy McMillan interviews authors, teachers, coaches, and healers (such as Neale Donald Walsch, Byron Katie, Martha Beck, Tosha Silver, Anita Moorjani and more) about some element of mind, body or spirit wellness.  For the past 4.5 years, Sunny in Seattle has aired live on Alternative Talk 1150AM KKNW out of Seattle.  Now that Sunny is a resident of Petaluma, we are excited to simulcast the show on both KPCA and KKNW!

Inside Petaluma w/Cindy, Jason, and Janice
Friday 11 – 12 pm

Inside Petaluma with Cindy , Jason, and Janice weave news and information all around town.

Brown Boy Talking
On Hiatus

Brown Boy Talking is a weekly news and talk show, hosted by Jordan Torres. From local and state news to world events Brown Boy Talking aims to not only share information but also to break down the ins and outs of how main stream news works and where it falls short. Main focuses are on labor and environmental news but honestly we have a little bit of everything. We also will interview local people of interest who are either a part of or who are making the news. 

Local Arts & Music Roundup
Friday 2 – 3 pm

If new, this program will replay on the subsequent Tuesday at 2 pm, or it may be a repeat from the previous Tuesday.

Each week host Thom Butler speaks with local  artists and art galleries, chefs and restauranteurs, bands and musicians intermingled with music from local Petaluma bands, and those non-local bands playing in the area the coming weekend. It’s a look and a listen to what’s happening in the Southern Sonoma County area each weekend. It might just help you find a few things to do you hadn’t thought of.

Full Circle With DJ Said
On Hiatus

Full Circle Sessions: Hailing from Lagos Nigeria, DJ Said features a variety of old and new music from the US and around the world.  With a massive music collection that’s a result of 40 years of globetrotting, DJing and music production, DJ Said will showcase Afro beat, jazz, funk, reggae, soulful house, electronica, and more.  He mixes up each show with his eclectic upbeat tunes to enhance your Friday afternoon. Special guest musicians and DJs from the North Bay and beyond will be featured on various shows.  Join DJ Said every Friday for 2 hours of musical excitement.


Live Archive with Ed Perlstein
Friday 5 – 7 pm

Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” ― Plato
The Live Archive Show, hosted by Ed Perlstein, will be playing unreleased live concert recordings.  You heard right…unreleased…and rare.  From Bob Marley to Bob Dylan, you’ll hear tracks from concerts that will bring you right back to that special night you went to see your favorite band.
Ed has been collecting live concert recordings for most of his life; trading with other music lovers around the world.  Now he wants to share them with you.  Join Ed each Friday on KPCA starting at 5 PM for 2 hours of killer live tracks.  Tune in and hear music you have never heard before.
Contact host Ed Perlstein with your requests and feedback via his website

Reggae Radio
Friday 7 – 9 pm

Zoro, with his 20+ years as a DJ, brings his love and knowledge of Reggae music to Reggae Radio every Friday from 7-9 pm. With a focus on Jamaican style reggae music, past and present, Reggae Radio hopes to educate you with the good vibes, keep you up to date on the local Reggae scene and ease you into the weekend. So relax and keep the irie vibes flowing. Special requests are always welcome.


Call It Anything
Saturday 12 – 1 pm

Jazz, Rock, Funk, Fusion, call it anything.  Saturdays at noon listen to the giants of jazz as they transitioned from traditional jazz into something new.  Let Captain Ed guide you along the history of Jazz Fusion, light on talk heavy on the rock!

New Music Hour
Saturday 1 – 2 pm

(This show rebroadcasts from 4-5 on the Thursday following)

Tune in Saturdays 1:00-2:00 or the rebroadcast on Thursdays 4:00-5:00 to discover the widest range of New Music curated weekly by your Host Dana Porteous. He searches the globe scouring every music publication and online magazine he can find for exciting new artists and new musical styles just emerging.
From Spoken word to Acid Jazz, Psych Rock to Emerging World Music Artists and Funk.
From every continent you hear wonderful languages singing to new instrument combinations and crazy infectious beats.
For the first time, you will hear music from every genre woven together for an ear-opening listening experience.
Every week a fresh mix of the latest releases.
Guaranteed to broaden your listening horizon.

Dune Radio
Saturday 2 – 4 pm

Nick Sykora is a musician, traveler and science fiction writer, having graduated from Sonoma State University with a degree in creative writing. Nick plays a fusion of Alternative music, R&B and Indie rock, providing the best music of the 1990s to the present. 

It’s the 80s! with Johnny C
Saturday 4 – 5 pm

DJ Johnny C. (AKA John Christopher)​ brings his appreciation of 1980s-era music to his show, It’s the 80s—every Saturday from 4-5pm. In his pre-teen years, John spent hours pretending to be a radio DJ. Setting up a tape recorder and microphone, he’d play his favorite records, announce the titles, and address his audience of one (himself). Later in school, he majored in broadcasting, but with the advent of computers, he took an interest in technology that became a career. 
After hanging up his headphones for a few years, Johnny has come out of retirement to share a musical journey through 80’s music on his show, presenting a different theme every week. Past themes have included: 80’s Video Hits; Female Rockers; Give up the Funk; Classic Hip-Hop: Remakes; New Wave Dance Party and many more.

Blues Routes
Saturday 5 – 6 pm

Y Radio
On Hiatus

“Han Y” hosts a music show, playing different genres, without a central theme.  Music for all ages and nationalities.  Tune in Saturdays from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


Recordando Amigos De Portugal
10am – 12 pm

Carlos Medeiros brings you the Recordando Amigos De Portugal show playing a wonderful blend of music from Portugal.

Carlos Medeiros traz para você o show Recordando Amigos De Portugal tocando uma maravilhosa mistura de música de Portugal

All Things Pilates
Sunday 2 – 2:30 pm

Darien Gold, the host of All Things Pilates, is a second-generation classical Pilates instructor who continues to impart her 25 years of Pilates expertise to students locally and internationally. Listeners can expect additional information about Pilates, both classical and contemporary, as well as glean expertise from those in complementary health modalities such as podiatry, chiropractic and a variety of physical therapies. To listen to previous shows or to learn more about Pilates, please visit Darien’s website:
Darien was the first second-generation Classical Pilates instructor to present the traditional Intermediate mat repertoire in an app, Studio Darien Pilates. It was selected by Pilates Style Magazine in 2010 as one of the Top 10 Best DVDs of the Year. Two years later, Pilates Style Magazine selected her second app, Studio Darien Advanced Pilates for the same honor.
For those listeners who are just starting their Pilates practice, Darien’s basic mat DVD, The First Seven, is available on Amazon, and her newly redesigned apps for Apple devices are in the App Store and at Google Play for Android devices.

Not Your Mother’s Storytime
Sunday 5 – 6 pm

Gather ‘round the radio and hear stories read out loud by Readers Theatre founder Jennifer March. Grown-up stories. Be moved. Be touched. Be horrified. Be enlightened. Reignite your imagination, a rare opportunity these days. Let it stretch its legs and draw you into places you’ve never been, with people you’ve never met, doing things you may never do. Just remember, this is not your mother’s storytime… Visit the Not Your Mother’s Storytime online. Contact host Jennifer March at


Drift Tube
Sunday 7 – 9 pm

Ryan Summer brings you “experimentally-leaning music with the frequent non-commercial non-sequitur.” 



The Midnight Skeptic
Every Other Sunday 9 – 10 pm

The Midnight Skeptic talks about pseudoscience and phenomena that do not hold up to scientific scrutiny.  UFOs, ghosts, complimentary and alternative medicine are some of the topics that are scrutinized.


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