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About Florida Memory Radio

Florida Memory Radio is presented by the Florida Department of State, Division of Library and Information Services, State Archives of Florida.  It is part of the Florida Memory Program, whose mission is to provide free online access to a growing number of archival resources from the collections of the State Library and Archives.

Florida Memory Radio provides worldwide, around the clock, access to the Florida Folklife Collection recordings, housed in the State Archives of Florida. Programming includes bluegrass & old-time, blues, folk, gospel, latin and world music. Through the work of folklorists and archivists, as well as the legacy of creation passed on to future generations by the artists themselves, this music is preserved and enjoyed.

Florida Folklife Collection

This collection consists of more than 90 individual series that document performances by, interviews with and fieldwork surveys of folk musicians, artisans, storytellers, and folklife interpreters preserving the cultural legacy of Florida’s peoples and their traditions. In addition to the research files of the Florida Folklife Program, the collection also includes recordings and images from the annual Florida Folk Festival, the nation’s longest continuously running folk festival.

Florida Folklife Program

Florida Folklife Program

The Florida Folklife Program documents and presents the folklife, folklore and folk arts of the state. Its full-time staff of professional folklorists coordinate a wide range of activities and projects designed to increase awareness of Florida’s traditional culture.

The Florida Folk Festival

The Florida Folk Festival is an annual event to highlight and celebrate Florida's many folk cultures and traditions. Held every year since 1953 at what is now the Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center in White Springs, the festival treats visitors to music, dances, stories, crafts and food representing the broad array of cultural influences found in Florida.

Now Playing:
The Gospel Program

Radio Schedule

Monday Through Saturday Radio Schedule
Start End Program
6 am 8 am Folk
8 am 10 am Blues
10 am 12 pm Bluegrass & Old-Time
12 pm 2 pm World
2 pm 4 pm Latin
4 pm 6 pm Assorted Selections
6 pm 8 pm Bluegrass & Old-Time
8 pm 10 pm Blues
10 pm 12 am Folk
12 am 2 am World
2 am 4 am Latin
4 am 6 am Assorted Selections
*all times are Eastern

Sunday Radio Schedule
Start End Program
6 am 12 pm Gospel
12 pm 2 pm

Bluegrass & Old-Time

2 pm 4 pm Folk
4 pm 6 pm Assorted Selections
6 pm 8 pm Bluegrass & Old-Time
8 pm 10 pm Blues
10 pm 12 am Folk
12 am 2 am World
2 am 4 am Latin
4 am 6 am Assorted Selections
*all times are Eastern