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What You'll Hear: Adventurous music for grown-ups, from a diversity of styles and eras.

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Bernie Taupin's American Roots Radio

Bernie Taupin's American Roots Radio
Saturdays 6 pm ET
Rebroadcasts Thursdays midnight ET

On this remarkably eclectic, entertaining and enlightening adventure through every genre of American music, you'll hear everyone from Robert Johnson to Little Richard to the Rat Pack, all hand-picked from Bernie's own music collection, The Ranch Archives, with fascinating commentary and insight from the legendary Brown Dirt Cowboy himself.

Lou Reed's New York Shuffle with Hal Wilner

Lou Reed's New York Shuffle with Hal Wilner
Saturdays midnight ET

Hear music that runs the gamut from jazz to vintage rock. As Lou says, “I’ve always been a fan of eclectic radio. I loved the days when DJs who did their own programming set the bar high.“ Lou co-hosts the show with record producer Hal Willner, his recent collaborator on the concert film Berlin.

David Johansen’s Mansion Of Fun

David Johansen’s Mansion Of Fun
Sundays 12 pm ET
Rebroadcasts Tuesdays midnight ET

New York Dolls founder David Johansen, inhabitor of the body of Buster Poindexter and leader of David Johansen and The Harry Smiths, is also a musicologist. From all over the map, the jungles of Africa to the Bayou of Louisiana, from Duke Ellington to Phil Spector, freeform philosophy lives here.

Meg Griffin’s Disorder

Meg Griffin’s Disorder
Sundays 3 pm ET
Rebroadcasts Wednesdays 3 am ET

Meg is a bona-fide radio legend and one of a handful of DJs celebrated in the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame and Museum's exhibit honoring the greatest personalities to grace the airwaves! We are truly honored to have "Megless" with us on The Loft.

Vin Scelsa's Idiot's Delight

Vin Scelsa's Idiot's Delight
Wednesdays & Thursdays 12 pm ET
Rebroadcasts Fridays 2am, Sunday 8 pm ET

A most-respected figure in NYC radio, Vin Scelsa brings his free-flowing mix of music, monologues, live performances and interviews with a wide variety of guests on a range of subjects beyond their own projects. Scelsa's sensibility and eclectic tastes make Idiot's Delight a unique radio journey.

Loft Sessions

Loft Sessions
Mondays 12 pm ET
Rebroadcasts Wednesdays 2 pm, Saturdays 12 pm, Sundays midnight ET

Ditch your shoes, grab a bean bag, and join us when we invite our favorite artists up to The Loft and ask them to create their ideal intimate musical session. This can include their own songs and the stories behind them, and sometimes even a cover or two.

Your Roots Are Showing with Franny Thomas

Your Roots Are Showing with Franny Thomas
Sundays 6 pm ET
Rebroadcasts Thursdays 2 pm, Fridays midnight ET

From the first banjo-sprinkled note to the final whine of the pedal steel, this show is an exploration of modern music that sips from the jugs of country, folk, blues and rock and roll to form something that can't be defined by any fancy schmancy "genre." It is music proud to bare its roots.

From The Living Room to The Loft

From The Living Room to The Loft
Sundays 7 pm ET
Rebroadcasts Tuesdays 12 pm ET

Don't get off that couch! Direct from New York's Lower East Side, this hour-long, bi-weekly show features performances and interviews with Lofty singer-songwriters (both familiar and new) recorded live exclusively for The Loft at the famed Living Room. From Ludlow Street to you!

Mike Marrone

Mike Marrone
Weekdays 6 am - 12 pm ET
Saturdays 1 pm - 6 pm ET
Sundays 6 am - 10 am ET

The Loft's original architect, Mike has a long and storied history at the forefront of new radio. He was one of the pioneers of Alternative Radio, and involved from the very beginning in the development of the AAA format and web radio. He is a fountain of music knowledge and passionate family man.

Meg Griffin

Meg Griffin
Mondays, Tuesdays 1 pm - 6 pm ET
Wednesdays 3 am - 6 am; 3 pm - 6 pm ET
Thursdays 3 pm - 6 pm ET
Fridays 12 pm - 6 pm ET
Saturdays 8 pm - midnight ET
Sundays 3 pm - 6 pm ET

A bona-fide radio legend and one of a handful of DJs celebrated in the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame and Museum, "Megless" actually went to school to be a veterinarian, but after getting a gig at a college radio station, she was hooked. 30 years in radio later, we can see her instincts were spot on.

Franny Thomas

Franny Thomas
Weekdays 6 pm - 12 am ET
Saturdays 12 am - 1 am; 6 pm - 10 pm ET
Sundays 6 pm - 7 pm ET

First of all, Franny Thomas would like to set the record straight, as you can see her first name is spelled with a Y. After a brief fling in the Midwest, Franny has returned to her hometown of Washington, DC specifically to work for SIRIUS. When not hanging out at The Loft (usually alphabetizing stacks of CDs), Ms. Thomas can be found trolling the greater D.C. area for live music, hiking to the top of mountains and searching the world for the perfect chocolate chip cookie.

Vin Scelsa

Vin Scelsa
Wednesdays, Thursdays 12 pm - 2 pm ET
Fridays 2 am - 6 am ET
Sundays 8 pm - 12 am ET

Franny Thomas would like to set the record straight: her first name is spelled with a Y. When not hanging out at The Loft (usually alphabetizing stacks of CDs), she can be found trolling the D.C. area for live music, hiking to the top of mountains and searching for the perfect chocolate chip cookie.

Lou Reed

Lou Reed
Sundays 12 am - 2 am ET

Lou Reed’s ongoing program on The Loft features music that runs the gamut from jazz to vintage rock, and everything in between. As Lou says, "For years, I've always been a fan of eclectic radio, such as FM radio in the past when you could hear stations play widely divergent music, ranging from Rock to Country to Jazz to Opera. I loved the days when DJs who did their own programming set the bar high." Lou co-hosts the show with record producer Hal Willner, who Lou recently collaborated with on the concert film Berlin.

David Johansen

David Johansen
Wednesdays 12 am - 3 am ET
Sundays 12 pm - 3 pm ET

David Johansen, the founder of The New York Dolls, inhabitor of the body of Buster Poindexter, and leader of David Johansen and The Harry Smiths, is also a musicologist. From the jungles of Africa to the Bayou of Louisiana, from Duke Ellington to Phil Spector to Billy Joe Shaver, David's show is all over the musical map. The soul of free form philosophy lives at The Mansion of Fun.

Bernie Taupin

Bernie Taupin
Fridays 12 am - 2 am ET
Sundays 10 pm - 12 am ET

As Elton John’s writing partner on such historic albums as Madman Across The Water and Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Bernie Taupin has penned some of the most enduring lyrics in modern music. Throughout his childhood in Northern England, he was fascinated by the history and romance of the American West; the Brown Dirt Cowboy now lives on a ranch in central California.