The Folk Sampler

Sundays at 2:00 PM

The Folk Sampler is a syndicated radio program of folk, traditional, bluegrass and blues coming to you from the foothills of the Ozarks since 1978.  The show is brought to you each week here on the KENW Public Radio Network by Mike Flynn, whose New Mexico roots extend back to the early 1900's, when his Grandfather (a schoolteacher) and Grandmother lived and worked right here in Portales, NM. 

When Mike Flynn was a boy, he sat in his bedroom on the Kansas prairie, turning the dial on his radio and marveling that a voice from Chicago could reach so far.  Now it is Flynn's voice that reaches listeners across the nation. His syndicated weekly radio show, The Folk Sampler, is heard on stations from West Virginia to Alaska.

The Folk Sampler is about gardens and home grown tomatoes. It's about making things with your hands. It's about small towns and home-town people. It's about the big cities and the hurry that goes with them.

The Folk Sampler is about train whistles in the night and sunshine in the morning. It's about slow moving rivers and the sounds of wooden canoes. It's about horses in the barn, cows in the field, and the people who enjoy taking care of them. It's about working in a factory or plowing in the field. The Folk Sampler is about real people, doing real things. It is about the stories we have to tell and the lives we live.

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