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Bonnie Simmons Show

Nov 15, 2018 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Music

The Bonnie Simmons Show

8:00 PM Pacific Time: Thursdays


5ba86c05aa7fc.jpg Bonnie Simmons
has been programming her mix of singer/songwriter, folk, rock, country and R&B on KPFA since the very late 1980’s. One of the best loved personalities of Bay Area music radio, she was raised in New York, and then moved to San Francisco from Denver in 1968 and became a pioneer of free form radio. During her eight years, from 1970 to 1978, at the legendary KSAN, she served as Program Director, Music Librarian, and Disc Jockey.

After leaving KSAN, she worked at Warner Bros as National Album Director, promoting Prince as well as the first Dire Straits and Rickie Lee Jones albums, amongst others, and also worked at Hightone Records. She moved in and out of radio at KFOG, LIVE 105, KOFY-FM, KVRE, KDBK “Double 99” and KUSF.

As the Audio Director for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, she created the disc jockey audio exhibit and many of the exhibits involving sound at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum in Cleveland, Ohio.

On a local level, Bonnie spent several years working as a sandwich-maker at Ozzie’s Soda Fountain in Berkeley, and currently hosts her eclectic weekly show on KPFA. Bonnie managed the band Cake for eight years, and represented Noe Venable and Etienne de Rocher for many years. For the past 14 years, she has been happily involved in Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, the extraordinary free festival in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, and has been the Executive Director of The Bill Graham Memorial Foundation since 2009.

Bonnie Simmons Show
9:45 PM
Rickie Lee Jones - We Belong Together
Rickie Lee Jones We Belong Together
Pirates Warner Bros. 2010 USWB10101025
9:41 PM
Kurt Vile - Loading Zones
Kurt Vile Loading Zones
Loading Zones Matador 2018 USMTD1811825
9:37 PM
Van Morrison - Got To Go Where The Love Is
Van Morrison Got To Go Where The Love Is
Go To Go Where The Love Is Exile Productions Ltd. 2018 GBCQT1800018
9:34 PM
Earth, Wind & Fire - Gratitude
Earth, Wind & Fire Gratitude
Greatest Hits Columbia/Legacy USSM19803685
9:30 PM
William De Vaughn - Be Thankful For What You've Got
William De Vaughn Be Thankful For What You've Got
Remember of 70's, Vol. 1 TWCT51702861
9:27 PM
Million Miles - Honey
Million Miles Honey
Honey Million Miles 2018 GBKPL1814797
9:22 PM
Traffic - Feelin' Alright?
Traffic Feelin' Alright?
Smiling Phases Digital Distribution Trinidad and Tobago 2003 GBAAN6800047
9:19 PM
Neil Young & Crazy Horse - My My, Hey Hey (Out Of The Blue)
Neil Young & Crazy Horse My My, Hey Hey (Out Of The Blue)
Rust Never Sleeps Rhino Rock USRE19901377
9:15 PM
Kelly Joe Phelps - River Rat Jimmy
Kelly Joe Phelps River Rat Jimmy
Shine Eyed Mister Zen Ryko/Rhino 1999 Rock USRY20412444
9:06 PM
Darrell Scott - Frisco Depot
Darrell Scott Frisco Depot
Modern Hymns Appleseed
9:06 PM
Darrell Scott - All The Lovely Ladies
Darrell Scott All The Lovely Ladies
Modern Hymns Appleseed
9:03 PM
Rami Khalifé - Pulse, Life and Goosebumps (Live)
Rami Khalifé Pulse, Life and Goosebumps (Live)
Stories Nagam Records USHM81682748
9:00 PM
Van Morrison - Crazy Love
Van Morrison Crazy Love
Moondance Warner Bros. 2017 Rock USWB11302505
8:55 PM
Gregory Alan Isakov - Berth
Gregory Alan Isakov Berth
Evening Machines Suitcase Town Music under exclusive license to Dualtone Music Group, Inc. 2018 USDMG1888301
8:51 PM
Emmylou Harris - All That You Have is Your Soul
Emmylou Harris All That You Have is Your Soul
All I Intended to Be Nonesuch USNO10807665
8:47 PM
Jesse Winchester - I Turn to My Guitar
Jesse Winchester I Turn to My Guitar
Love Filling Station Appleseed 2009 Rock USASR0911608
8:42 PM
The War and Treaty - Hi Ho
The War and Treaty Hi Ho
Hi Ho The War and Treaty 2016 USCGJ1680222
8:34 PM
Randy Newman - The Great Debate
Randy Newman The Great Debate
Dark Matter Nonesuch USNO11600845
8:31 PM
Graham Parker - Almost Thanksgiving Day
Graham Parker Almost Thanksgiving Day
Your Country Bloodshot,Ltd. 2004 Rock USA360410604
8:26 PM
Teddy Thompson - Family
Teddy Thompson Family
Family Universal Music Ireland Ltd. 2014 Rock USC4R1403012
8:19 PM
Jill Sobule - Ooh Child
Jill Sobule Ooh Child
Nostalgia Kills Pinko Records 2018 QM4TX1835785
8:16 PM
Otis Redding - My Lover's Prayer
Otis Redding My Lover's Prayer
Stax/Volt - The Complete Singles 1959-1968 - Volume 6 Rhino Atlantic 2006 USAT29902029
8:13 PM
Hayes Carll - None'ya
Hayes Carll None'ya
None'ya Dualtone Music Group, Inc. USDMG1986901
8:10 PM
Norah Jones - Who's Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little Feet?
Norah Jones Who's Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little Feet?
Foreverly Reprise 2013 USRE11300435
8:10 PM
José Feliciano - Por Ella
José Feliciano Por Ella
Lo Mejor De Lo Mejor (Baladas) Ariola World USBL10000700
8:05 PM
Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore - Silverlake
Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore Silverlake
Downey to Lubbock Yep Roc Records 2018 USY1R1858702
8:01 PM
Dave Alvin - King Of California
Dave Alvin King Of California
King Of California Shout! 1994 US2AH0402003

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