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Cajun/zydeco music online

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Maybe you’re new to listening to Cajun and zydeco music; you don’t know what it is and want to find out. Or maybe you’re a long time fan and just want to listen to it online (since it’s rare you’ll ever hear any played on any broadcast radio stations local to you). Well, here are a couple of places to start listening.

KRVS Radio Acadie is a public broadcasting station at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, LA. They play a lot of different music besides CZ. You can check out their schedule for shows such as Bonjour Louisiane (Mon-Fri 5-7 am), Born on the Bayou (Sat 3-4 pm), Dimanche Matin, Dirty Rice (Wed 12-1 pm; Sat 8:30-10 pm), Lacouture Lagniappe (Tue 1-2 pm; Wed 3-4 am), Le Bal de Dimanche Apres-Midi (Sun 12-3 pm), Lousiana B Sides (Wed 1-2 am), Rendez-Vous des Cajuns (Sat 6-7:30 pm), Swamp Stomp (Sat 10-11 pm; Sun 3-4 pm), Zydeco Est Pas Sale (Sat 7 am-12 pm), and Zydeco Stomp (Sat 12-3pm). Remember that all these times are Central Time (not Eastern Time) so you may have to adjust your listening schedule! Also note that the schedule is subject to change at any time in the future.

Also, I checked the “Radio” selection under “Library” in iTunes, and then in the “Blues” section there’s a Stream called “Cajun Fest” with the Comment “Cajun, Zydeco & Bayou favorites.” Excellent! Crank it up! Better yet, find a partner and two-step and zydeco dance around your kitchen! Yes, they do play some commercials, but those are mercifully brief, and there’s no babbling DJ to listen to.

KBON 101.1 FM in Eunice, LA, is also online, but sadly now you have to join their KBON Club for $6/month (or $60/year) if you want to listen. :-( Quel dommage!