Channel One

Deep Eclectic Selections.

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From Ambient to Zydeco, we take weird seriously.

Explore the diverse musical base station of the Radio Rethink network. We're working to bring the best of public radio music programming to your eardrums, but that's a bigger project. Until then, enjoy a little listen behind the curtain. Channel One is where every genre blends together in harmony and is a collaborative project with KDNK.

Channel One Shows

Here are some of the shows you'll hear when you listen to Channel One. A full weekly schedule is also available.

Country Convoy '71
(Wednesday 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM MT)

Travel the highways of the late sixties and early seventies with a soundtrack of Outlaw Country & Country-Funk.

The Day Breaker
(Daily 06:00 AM - 12:00 PM MT)

The Day Breaker brings you a mellow mix of everything from Ambient to Zydeco.

Dim Lights, Thick Smoke
(Wednesday 08:00 PM - 11:00 PM MT)

The sound of the Honky Tonks. Pull off your coat, throw it in the corner. Don't see why you can't stay a little longer.

Dread Connector
(Tuesday 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM MT)

Vintage Reggae, Ska, and Dub from Radio Rethink selectors.

Droppin' Tropics
(Monday 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM MT)

The sound of the tropics. If it originates within 23.4372° north or south of the equator it's fair game.

Honolulu Calling
(Friday 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM MT)

Lost and forgotten sounds from the islands of Hawaii.

Hotel Citroën
(Friday 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM MT)

"They had a bartender here, Kino, made the best rum cannonball I've ever tasted." - Steve Zissou. Step back in time and enjoy the exotic ambiance of Ping Island's historic hotel.

Hot Polka Deathtrap
(Friday 11:00 PM - 12:00 AM MT)

The hottest Polka power hits in the universe pounding you into the center of the planet with gigantic Polka fists.

La Máquina de Cumbia
(Tuesday 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM MT)

The Cumbia machine cranks itself up and churns out the sounds of Cumbia past and present.

Mamou Rougarou
(Wednesday 11:00 PM - 12:00 AM MT)

In which Channel One shapeshifts into the jukebox at the legendary Freds Lounge in Mamou, Louisiana.

Massive Vibrations
(Sunday 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM MT)

A solid dose of the most adventurous Reggae and Dub sounds around.

Num83r5 5t4t10n5
(Monday 03:00 AM - 04:00 AM MT)

A numbers station is a shortwave radio station characterized by broadcasts of formatted numbers, which are believed to be addressed to intelligence officers operating in foreign countries.

Other Sounds
(Thurday 09:00 PM - 12:00 AM MT)

An expandable atmosphere of ethereality for your evaporating borders.

Curator: M Demeranville
(Monday 10:00 PM - 12:00 AM MT)

There is no rigid definition of what constitutes an outlier. Outliers congregate freely in this space of beauty, complexity, and dissonance.

Raw Gospel Hymnal
(Sunday 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM MT)

Rare gems from deep in the Gospel catalog. Selections from the headwaters of Soul.

Siestas Inquietas
(Sunday 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM MT)

Raw and rural sounds of Mexico.

Soul Stacks
(Wednesday 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM MT)

Flip through Soul Sides, Deep Funk, and Heavy Breaks from deep in the crates.

Spirits Rejoice
(Sunday 09:00 PM - 12:00 AM MT)

The art of improvisation and the shape of Jazz to come.

TerraSonic Rewind
Curator: Joel Davis
(Sunday 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM MT)

Your magic carpet ride around the world of music. Highlight reels of the original radio broadcasts.

This Is Conduit
Curators: Conduit Curators
(Saturday 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM MT)

Selected highlights from Conduit Music. Conduit is a human-curated streaming music service.

Curator: John Schaefer
(Monday 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM MT)

Deeply diverse freeform music. The program focuses heavily on the art of the segue.

Vintage Voltage
(Daily 12:00 AM - 03:00 AM MT)

Rare and overlooked selections from the depths of the Blues reserves.

Wake Up with Nature
(Tuesday 03:00 AM - 04:00 AM MT)

Great moments in Nature. Enjoy the sounds of the planet for a bit.

The Workday™
(Weekdays 12:00 PM - 05:00 PM MT)

Mandatory weekday music mix for all employees. Existing non-billable contingent labor policy exemption compliance requests applied.