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Michael Stock

Host, Folk and Acoustic Music

Michael Stock's Folk and Acoustic Music has been a mainstay of the South Florida airwaves since 1981, bringing listeners the best of traditional and contemporary folk music every Sundays from 2 to 5 pm. The show's uniqueness lies in its avoidance of the trite fare so common on commercial radio, a characteristic born of Michael's affinity for the heartfelt and original songs of folk musicians and his aversion to playing the same music that is already repeated countless times daily on other stations.

Folk and Acoustic Music is a natural outgrowth of Michael's concert promotion activities in the late '70's. The first acts he booked were local groups, but soon nationally known artists like Sally Rogers and Tony Trischka approached him to appear in his concerts. At one point, Michael even opened a folk music night club called Deco Gecko at the Shelborne Hotel and hosted a couple of cable television series featuring folk musicians. He is also deeply involved in the efforts of the South Florida Folk Club and the Broward Folk Club to promote the work of South Florida's artists.

It's easy to see what makes Folk and Acoustic Music so special. Michael Stock combines a dedication to playing songs ignored by other stations with a profound knowledge of the national and local folk music scenes. And each Sunday Michael will surprise you with selections from some of his other favorite musical genres including acoustic music from around the world, blues, gospel, western swing, and protest music. To hear this remarkable program, just tune in each Sunday to Folk and Acoustic Music WLRN's weekly three-hour respite from the repetitive, saccharine grind of pop and commercial radio.

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