Saturday 7 p.m.
Nick & Helen Forster

music. ideas. community.

eTown is an exciting weekly radio show that’s been on the air from coast to coast for 20 years. Unlike any other program, eTown mixes live music from top performers in a wide variety of styles with conversation and information about our communities, our environment and common sense stewardship.  Every eTown show is full of great music, and the musicians get a chance to open up during interviews with host, Nick Forster. The weekly presentation of the E-chievement Award highlights hometown heroes from around the country, each one taking small steps towards solving big problems. It all winds up with the grand finale with all musicians joining together in one last song.

eTown’s mission is to educate, entertain and inspire a diverse audience, through music and conversation, to create a socially responsible and environmentally sustainable world.

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Audio Archive

  • Tuesday, July 8, 2014 6:05am
    eTown hosts Nick and Helen Forster welcome two world-class acts with Boulder roots. The Wood Brothers join us with a one-of-a-kind sound that only siblings can create, sharing their soulful fusion of folk, blues, jazz and classic R&B music. Also on the show: Singer/songwriter Gretchen Peters has risen to the top of her craft by […]
  • Tuesday, July 1, 2014 6:04am
    Portland, Oregon quintet Blitzen Trapper is with us, bringing their eclectic and experimental mix of rock, bluegrass, country and folk. We are also joined by Alex Brown Church, frontman for the alternative indie-rock band Sea Wolf. And, we’ve got a touching E-Chievement Award story of a woman saving thousands of animals’ lives and finding them caring […]
  • Tuesday, June 24, 2014 4:00am
    This week, eTown welcomes two international musical guests with distinct and unmistakable sounds: Ontario Canada’s City and Colour and Hamburg-based pop duo BOY. Dallas Green, performing under the moniker “City and Colour,” joins us with songs from his latest solo record. Also with us this week are Valeska Steiner and Sonja Glass of BOY: They […]
  • Wednesday, June 18, 2014 3:11pm
    eTown welcomes back long-time guest and singer/songwriter Martin Sexton with his dynamic folk/rock and “blue-eyed soul” sound. Also joining us is folk duo The Milk Carton Kids, who’ll share their delicate Simon-and-Garfunkel-esque harmonies and pared-down acoustic instrumentation; plus we’ve got an E-Chievement Award winner this week who’s working worldwide to provide the basics and help the […]
  • Wednesday, June 18, 2014 3:09pm
    California Chicano rock band Los Lobos (Spanish for “The Wolves”) join us this show.  This iconic sextet has won multiple Grammy Awards with their unique combination of rock and roll, Tex-Mex, country, folk, R&B, blues, brown-eyed soul, and traditional music such as cumbia, boleros and norteños. Talented indie-rock singer and songwriter Damien Jurado also joins us, and our E-Chievement Award story features a […]



Sat October 27, 2012

PHOTOS: Martin Harley & Meiko At eTown Hall

Martin Harley (left) and Meiko
Jim Hill KUNC

KUNC took over eTown Hall on Friday night for a member appreciation concert. Here's a few scenes from an incredible night of music.

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Thu August 9, 2012

eTown: City and Colour & Birds of Chicago Cover Cowgirl In The Sand

This is an incredible performance of Neil Young's "Cowgirl In The Sand," and that says a lot, since I saw Neil Young himself at Red Rocks Monday. Tune in for eTown Saturday featuring City and Colour & Birds of Chicago.

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Fri February 10, 2012
Live @ Swallow Hill Sessions

This Saturday: Reed Föehl On 'Live @ Swallow Hill'

Photo backstage at Swallow Hill with Esme from Paper Bird who sings with him during the show.
Kevin Ihle Swallow Hill Music

Tune in this Saturday at 7pm for another Live @ Swallow Hill broadcast on KUNC. This edition features Reed Föehl, recorded at Swallow Hill on Dec. 9th, 2011.

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Fri January 13, 2012

eTown: Mumford & Sons and Danielle Ate The Sandwich

Backstage with Mumford & Sons, Danielle Ate the Sandwich and Nick & Helen Forster
Tim Reese

UPDATED 01/15/2012: If you missed the show, you can stream it from the eTown show page.

eTown heads back in time for an audience requested favorite: Mumford & Sons. Their 2009 album Sigh No More was a monster and we're all waiting for the follow up. Joining them in eTown is local phenom Danielle Ate The Sandwich. Tune in Sat @ 3!

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Thu January 12, 2012

CO Concert Announcement: The Jayhawks

Cover scan from "She Walks In So Many Ways" 45 single
The Jayhawks Rounder Records

2012 is shaping up to be a great year to start a tour in Colorado. Longtime alt-country stalwarts The Jayhawks have been on hiatus since 2005. Now they're back with a new album and tour.

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