Sedge Thomson's West Coast Live, San Francisco's Radio Show to the World!

Sedge Thomson's West Coast Live, San Francisco's Radio Show to the World!

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Show Schedule

West Coast Live broadcasts Saturdays from 10am to noon Pacific Time, unless otherwise stated. Guests attending the show are asked to arrive 30 minutes early, at 9:30am.  

AUGUST 15, 2015
A Surf Special - Show 1127

A pre-recorded special, all about the sport, the art, the lifestyle of SURFING. Featuring interviews from throughout the ages, with:

WILLIAM FINNEGAN, author of Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life, perhaps the best surf memoir ever written (fresh interview from 2015; never before heard).

DANIEL DUANE, surfer and author of Caught Inside: A Surfer's Year on the California Coast. (1996) 

PETER HELLER, author of Kook, what Surfing Taught me About Love, Life, and Catching the Perfect Wave. (2010)

FRED VAN DYKE, surfing legend; one of the first surfers, in the mid-'50's, to move permanently from California to the North Shore of Hawaii. (1995)

BOB WISE, designer of Wise Surf Boards teaches Sedge to catch a wave! (1994)

DICK DALE & THE DELTONES, known as the King of the Surf Guitar, he pioneered surf music in the 1950s, drawing on Eastern musical scales and experimenting with reverberation. (1994)

WHYS, the all-women's high-energy Japanese surf band. (2006)

WALT KEALE & LT SMOOTH with Chris Lau and Bill Griffin bring us soothing music from the shores of Hawaii (2011)



AUGUST 22, 2015
Live from Studio 55, San Rafael - Show 1128

Live from Studio 55 at 1455 East Francisco Blvd. in San Rafael, Sedge welcomes:

DAVID SHIELDS, the fascinating thinker and writer's new works include That Thing You Do With Your Mouth and I Think You're Totally Wrong

VANESSA DIFFENBAUGH bestselling author of The Language of Flowers brings us her much-anticipated new novel We Never Asked for Wings.

BOX SET, the outstanding Americana band serves up their extraordinary guitar playing and rich vocal harmonies.

THE AMIGOS, deliver foot-stomping, accordion-infused Indie-Americana music blending folk-rock, zydeco/cajun, and hot jazz.

CLAIRE PEASLEE, the Point Reyes naturalist speaks of the living-world phenomena at present in the California Current.


AUGUST 29, 2015
Taped in Port Townsend, WA - Show 1129

Recorded August 19th at the Northwest Maritime Center in Port Townsend, WA, sponsored by KPTZ 91.9 FM, Sedge welcomes:

JONATHAN EVISON, the Northwest writer known for works of emotional resonance and offbeat humor brings us This is Your Life, Harriett Chance!, about a seventy-eight-year-old woman setting sail on an ill-conceived Alaskan Cruise that her late husband had planned.

DANIEL EVANSRaceBoss for Race to Alaska, a 750-mile self-supported race from Port Townsend to Ketchikan that any boat without an engine can enter. He is also the Harbor Master for the Wooden Boat Festival.

ABAKIS creates collborative music that bridges new and old worlds: a delicate blend of classic soul led by powerhoure vocals and Kottke-style fingerpicking guitar.

CROW QUILL NIGHT OWLS bring us their fine jug band, jazz, and string band music inspired by the 1920's and 30's.

And More!

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