The Porch

One solid hour of music to get you mentally prepared for whatever the day may bring.  It's music for coffee.  Music for dogs.  Music for sitting out back or driving to work or decompressing BEFORE the meeting you're about to have.  Rock, folks, bluegrass, beats, old country, psychedelic...might even throw in a news blurb and some weather in case you're not near a window.  Stuff you'll know, stuff you won't.  Join us every Friday!  To contact us, email us at, or find us on Twitter: porch_radio.

Past Episodes

  • January 25, 2019 : Jeana! Aired: Friday, January 25, 2019

    A historically relevant episode this week, as I introduce my first guest ever on the show: local artist and good friend Jeana Bonacci-Roth! We talk about the 90s in downtown Rochester's pseudo-bohemian district, dogs, coffee, and building bridges versus building walls. Plus some classic 80s music for you to enjoy. Get some!

  • January 18, 2019 : The coffee episode! Aired: Friday, January 18, 2019

    The coffee episode! This week you get a full hour of songs about coffee, songs with coffee in the It's romanticized, it's worshipped, it's correlated with love. Tracks from the Jayhawks, the Ink Spots, Ani DiFranco, Prince, and many others. Drink up!

  • January 11, 2019 Aired: Friday, January 11, 2019

    It's the first major snowfall of 2019 in Rochester. We look at our city's overlooked connection to @AOC dancing on a roof. Music from Phoenix, West End Motel, Grateful Dead, Jr Thomas & The Volcanos, Red Elvises, and more!

  • December 21, 2018: The Winter Solstice Episode! Aired: Friday, December 21, 2018

    This is an attempt to show you, the listeners, that holiday music doesn't always have to suck. Hardly any snow for this one, but the blizzard can be in your warm little heart, if that makes any sense.

  • November 2 2018 : So much funk and rock, enjoy! Aired: Friday, November 2, 2018

    A solid, funky, rock-driven November morning playlist if ever there was one. Lenny Kravitz, Mountain and Joe Cocker? You're welcome.

  • October 26, 2018 : The Halloween Covers Episode! Aired: Friday, October 26, 2018

    Your favorite musicians take a shot at other songs, and crush 'em! Ra Ra Riot doing Steve Winwood? Hell, who wouldn't love Violent Femmes covering Culture Club? It's a solid hour of cover songs that'll be sure to have you entertained. Plus, coffee coffee coffee.

  • August 3, 2018 : The first show? Aired: Friday, August 3, 2018

    Was it the first show? The second? I can't remember. I sprinkle a little Jerry Garcia in this one, as it's "the time between" - the week and a half between Garcia's birthday and passing. But it's not a downer, it's a celebration! A lighter, older show with Garcia & Dead covers by Indigo Girls and Cracker. Good for replaying on Sunday mornings.