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Democracy Now!

8:00amMonday

8:00amMonday

Independent news program features those affected by world events and U.S. policy.

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Monthly Monarch

9:00amMonday

9:00amMonday

An audio update of the Monthly Monarch, the Cocoon Shelter newsletter

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The Rick Smith Show

10:00amMonday

10:00amMonday

By working people. For working people. Welcome to The Rick Smith Show. Working Americans are tired of listening to think tank approved corporate news and commentary. They want a direct, honest approach to the issues that matter, so this is what The Rick Smith Show provides. No puppets. No focus groups. No talking points. Access the archive here.

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Innerviews

5:00pmMonday

5:00pmMonday

Anecdotes, interviews, inspiration, and guidance.

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Democracy Now!

8:00amTuesday

8:00amTuesday

Independent news program features those affected by world events and U.S. policy.

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9:00amTuesday

"Just for the Health of It" explores health from a broad perspective - from what individuals can do to improve their own health to the social factors impacting individual and community health. The show includes reviews and analysis of health news, interviews with experts, and listener call-ins. It focuses on connecting listeners with local issues and community resources. Show archive available here

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The Rick Smith Show

10:00amTuesday

10:00amTuesday

By working people. For working people. Welcome to The Rick Smith Show. Working Americans are tired of listening to think tank approved corporate news and commentary. They want a direct, honest approach to the issues that matter, so this is what The Rick Smith Show provides. No puppets. No focus groups. No talking points. Access the archive here.

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Table Talk

4:00pmTuesday

4:00pmTuesday

A talk show discussing real issues and events with local guests and local musicians.

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6:00pmTuesday

"Just for the Health of It" explores health from a broad perspective - from what individuals can do to improve their own health to the social factors impacting individual and community health. The show includes reviews and analysis of health news, interviews with experts, and listener call-ins. It focuses on connecting listeners with local issues and community resources. Show archive available here

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Glass City Humanist

7:00pmTuesday

7:00pmTuesday

The Glass City Humanist is a show about living as a Humanist from a Northwest Ohio perspective. Episodes will explain the basics of Humanism, how we can live our Humanist values to support social justice issues, and may include local news and information of interest to Humanists and other freethinkers. There will be interviews, from time to time, with Humanists and other secular people in Northwest Ohio and beyond. The show is hosted by Douglas Berger, founder and President of the Secular Humanists of Western Lake Erie. Douglas has almost 30 years of experience and leadership in the Humanist movement. https://glasscityhumanist.show/

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Democracy Now!

8:00amWednesday

8:00amWednesday

Independent news program features those affected by world events and U.S. policy.

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Keeping It Real

9:00amWednesday

9:00amWednesday

A fun talk show discussing real life problems that we all deal with in our daily lives. We will give our opinion / advice and add a bit of a silly twist to it. The world can always use a little more humor.

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The Rick Smith Show

10:00amWednesday

10:00amWednesday

By working people. For working people. Welcome to The Rick Smith Show. Working Americans are tired of listening to think tank approved corporate news and commentary. They want a direct, honest approach to the issues that matter, so this is what The Rick Smith Show provides. No puppets. No focus groups. No talking points. Access the archive here.

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Deep Mix: Music & More

4:00pmWednesday

Deep Mix Logo

4:00pmWednesday

DEEP MIX: MUSIC & MORE will expose the listener to music & stories, new & old, from the world we live in near and far. A program that moves you to rarely charted soundscapes, distilled & curated from 50 years of knowledge & experience of people’s music & culture. Discover the sounds & voices percolating from below. Drawing from a wide spectrum of music genres & styles, DEEP MIX: MUSIC & MORE will be a sanctuary for people’s expressions through their music & stories.

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Homegrown Toledo Creatives

7:00pmWednesday

7:00pmWednesday

Variety hour of improv, comedy, and musical guests.

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Democracy Now!

8:00amThursday

8:00amThursday

Independent news program features those affected by world events and U.S. policy.

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Just for the Health of It

9:00amThursday

9:00amThursday

"Just for the Health of It" explores health from a broad perspective - from what individuals can do to improve their own health to the social factors impacting individual and community health. The show includes reviews and analysis of health news, interviews with experts, and listener call-ins. It focuses on connecting listeners with local issues and community resources. Show archive available here

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The Rick Smith Show

10:00amThursday

10:00amThursday

By working people. For working people. Welcome to The Rick Smith Show. Working Americans are tired of listening to think tank approved corporate news and commentary. They want a direct, honest approach to the issues that matter, so this is what The Rick Smith Show provides. No puppets. No focus groups. No talking points. Access the archive here.

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Keeping It Real

4:00pmThursday

4:00pmThursday

A fun talk show discussing real life problems that we all deal with in our daily lives. We will give our opinion / advice and add a bit of a silly twist to it. The world can always use a little more humor.

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Democracy Now!

8:00amFriday

8:00amFriday

Independent news program features those affected by world events and U.S. policy.

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The Rick Smith Show

10:00amFriday

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10:00amFriday

By working people. For working people. Welcome to The Rick Smith Show. Working Americans are tired of listening to think tank approved corporate news and commentary. They want a direct, honest approach to the issues that matter, so this is what The Rick Smith Show provides. No puppets. No focus groups. No talking points. Access the archive here.

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Innerviews

5:00pmFriday

5:00pmFriday

Anecdotes, interviews, inspiration, and guidance.

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View from Nowhere

8:00pmFriday

8:00pmFriday

A weekly program presenting freeform music spanning the range of cutting edge pop music and rock and roll, angry jazz, roots blues, space music, political folk singer/songwriters, punk and ska with a focus on local Ohio and Michigan musicians and their work. "View from Nowhere" takes its inspiration from freeform underground radio of the late 1960s, but the format is reimagined and reinvented for the 21st century. Show archive available here

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Live at the Bop Stop

11:00pmFriday

Live at the Bop Stop

11:00pmFriday

On the heels of winning All About Jazz’s ‘Best Jazz Club in America’ in 2019, The Bop Stop is dipping into our recorded archives of concerts for Live at the Bop Stop, a weekly show from Cleveland highlighting local, regional and national artists who have graced our stage with memorable performances. Hosted by Gabe Pollack, Live at the Bop Stop is the next best thing to being at your favorite jazz club.  

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Saturdays with Dennis

9:00amSaturday

9:00amSaturday

Dennis Williams brings a lot to the table with 50 years of broadcasting experience, starting in 1973 and continuing in 2023. Dennis has been involved in about everything radio and TV  has to offer!  Thousands of live broadcasts, remotes, talk shows, music shows, county fairs, concerts at Savage Hall, TV news, even  live tornado coverage. You name it, Dennis has probably done it. Now, he brings his fun and know how to the airwaves of WAKT, 106.1 FM right here in Toledo! Ladies and gentlemen, the beat goes on! 50 years of rock, country, easy listening, & instrumentals. "Radio got into my blood at about age 10, and its never gone away." -Dennis Williams  

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The Vinyl Hour

12:00pmSaturday

12:00pmSaturday

Did you listen to TOP 40 radio in Toledo in the late 50’s thru the very early 80’s? How about those 70’s weekend record countdown shows? Do you ever have an “Oh Wow” moment when hearing a song from vinyl that you haven’t heard in decades? If you answered ‘yes’, then your vinyl-era music is on the Toledo Radio Dial once again! Presenting, “The Vinyl Hour” with JP. Songs released on vinyl from about 1956 to 1981, you could hear it here. Close your eyes and imagine listening to the AM car radio in your Dad’s car, well, right before he reminds you that you’re wearing down the battery! Many of the Vinyl Hour shows will have a common theme, as well as providing the chart position or sales data from the original record run. Multiple genres represented, including TV theme songs. Your time machine from the vinyl era, commercial-free on WAKT-LP.

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4:00pmSaturday

The Route 23 Bluegrass and Classic Country Show features contemporary and traditional bluegrass music with a dash of classic country thrown in for flavor. Host Matthew Thacker played professionally for 12 years in his brother's bluegrass band, Ernie Thacker and Route 23. Matthew puts his acquired knowledge of the Bluegrass music industry to work on the RT23 show via discussions of news and current events in the Bluegrass music community.

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The Deep Pocket

6:00pmSaturday

6:00pmSaturday

The Deep Pocket radio show will bring a steady flow of music that grooves to Toledo. Host Jeff St. Onge will fill the airwaves with funky jazz, jazzy funk, and all sorts of musical delights from a variety of styles, cultures, and historical eras. This show will teach you a little bit about what musicians call “the pocket” while supplying you with a steady stream of head bobbing, wonderful sounds.

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Deep Mix: Music & More

8:00pmSaturday

Deep Mix Logo

8:00pmSaturday

DEEP MIX: MUSIC & MORE will expose the listener to music & stories, new & old, from the world we live in near and far. A program that moves you to rarely charted soundscapes, distilled & curated from 50 years of knowledge & experience of people’s music & culture. Discover the sounds & voices percolating from below. Drawing from a wide spectrum of music genres & styles, DEEP MIX: MUSIC & MORE will be a sanctuary for people’s expressions through their music & stories.

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Monthly Monarch

9:00amSunday

9:00amSunday

An audio update of the Monthly Monarch, the Cocoon Shelter newsletter

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10:00amSunday

The Sunday Morning Polka show tries to play the best in Polish-style polkas, waltzes, and obereks, with the occasional mystery tune thrown in as well. We also feature news from Poland and the Polish word of the day.

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12:00pmSunday

Variety hour of improv, comedy, and musical guests.

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Lutzi From Glass City

6:00pmSunday

6:00pmSunday

Please join Lutzi for two hours of indie rock with a sprinkle of the classics and local music. Tied into the music program are local events showcasing what our community has to offer.

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8:00pmSunday

The Great Lakes Saint Lawrence Story System presents songs influenced and inspired by the Great Lakes, The St. Lawrence Seaway, and the lives and cultures  on, around and between the region’s rivers and inland seas. Hosted by Bea Currie, the songs and themes presented move across time and musical genres.

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