Home Page Jane Goodall 680x385Earth Day is a huge deal for eTown. We taped our first show on Earth Day in 1991, launching our program with a commitment to both entertain and inform by featuring great live music, plus interviews with artists while presenting the views of experts, scientists, authors, and policymakers about the state of our environment and how we can each try to help heal the planet.

When we started, many radio stations were unsure of our particular format: one-of-a-kind live musical moments combined with compelling conversation. But eTown soon caught on, and we continue to reach more and more people. eTown was ahead of the curve, talking about climate change, almost 30 years ago. But though that discussion is far more common today than it was in 1991, the truth is, the Earth still needs our attention – now more than ever.

This week, we present our “Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary” Special, COVID-19 edition. Helen and Nick worked from home, she combed through the archives to select the various pieces, he writing and recording his parts. Their voices were recorded in their basement. eTown audio engineer extraordinaire Todd Ayers assembled it all with their direction. And the result is a lively, rich program we’re pretty sure you’ll enjoy. Lots of music, conversations with people like Jane Goodall and even the founder of Earth Day, the late Senator Gaylord Nelson – all from the eTown archives.

Where else are you going to hear Mavis Staples, a Woody Guthrie song sung in Arabic, Jack Johnson, and Jane Goodall all on the same show? That’s this week – in eTown.

eTown airs Wednesday nights at 10 pm on KRCB-FM Radio 91 / streaming @ norcalpublicmedia.org / Listen on the go - download the FREE KRCB App @ iTunes & Google Play.

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May 05, 2021

eTown 30th Anniversary Celebration, Part 2 – Wednesday at 10pm  

We continue with eTown’s celebration of 30 years on the air with music and conversation with several of our favorite guests both past and to come: including Black Pumas, City and Colour, Nathaniel Rateliff, The War and Treaty, Bob Weir, and Lyle Lovett. Plus, we’ll visit with Senator Tim Wirth and…
April 28, 2021

eTown 30th Anniversary Celebration, Part 1 Of 2 – Wednesday at 10pm  

It’s Part One of our special celebration of 30 years on the air, with music and conversation from several of our favorite guests, including James Taylor, Sarah Jarosz, Sam Bush, Los Lobos, Raquel Garcia, and more. Helen and Nick reminisce about special moments over the years, plus Nick talks with…
April 14, 2021

Etown with Willie Nelson & The War & Treaty – Wednesday at 10pm  

This week, we bring two eTown veteran performers back to the show, the legendary Texas singer-songwriter Willie Nelson and the inspiring husband and wife duo, The War and Treaty. Willie talks with Nick about his new record, his second tribute to one of his all-time favorite singers, Frank Sinatra,…
April 08, 2021

Aoife O’Donovan and Che Apalache, Part Two on eTown – Wednesday at 10pm

For part two of a two-part eTown re-airing, we’re joined by eTown veteran Aoife O’Donovan of the Grammy Award-winning band “I’m With Her.” Aoife returns to eTown for a very special performance with collaborator Jeremy Kittel, who co-produced and arranged Aoife’s Bull Frogs Croon (And Other Songs)…
Feb 19, 2020

Väsen / Sam Amidon this week on eTown

This week on eTown (Feb. 19 2020): Väsen / Sam Amidon ECHIEVEMENT AWARD: Robert Adamson (One Bistro) This week’s eTown program features a deep dive…

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