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Folk Roots Radio

Folk Roots Radio with Jan Hall
On Folk Roots Radio we play folk, roots, blues, country and much more. We also air artist interviews. You can find Folk Roots Radio on both CFRU 93.3fm in Guelph Ontario and the Blues & Roots Radio internet station.

About Jan Hall
What do you do when you have to give up a very successful career because of ill health? If you're Jan Hall, you dust yourself off, and, to quote Joseph Campbell, "follow your bliss". After a 25 year veterinary career culminating in a tenured university professorship, Jan has return to her passion, music and radio.

These days, Jan is a very successful radio broadcaster and much sort after stage host/festival emcee. Her flagship show, Folk Roots Radio airs on CFRU 93.3fm (Guelph Ontario) and the Blues & Roots Radio internet station.

As the host of Folk Roots Radio, Jan focuses on bringing new folk, roots and blues music and the voices of upcoming and independent artists to the airwaves.

Jan started in Radio in 1993 at WEFT 90.1fm in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. After moving to Canada, Folk Roots Radio (formerly Royal City Rag) debuted on CFRU 93.3fm in Guelph Ontario in August 2005. In addition to her radio show, Jan is an accomplished public speaker, stage host and regularly emcees at several folk music festivals.

New Announcements:
Oct. 2014 - We are excited to announce that as of Oct 10th we will be joining the stellar lineup of music shows on Blues & Roots Radio - Internet music station. Airing on this growing genre-specific station with a worldwide listener base will allow us to reach a much wider audience of people who love the music we play. Tune in every Friday night at 9pm EDT on

Nov. 2014 - Folk Roots Radio is all about promoting music and the talented artists dedicated to their craft. Our in depth interview series has become a popular part of our radio work.

2015 - Folk Roots Radio is now aired in Erin ON, on 88.1fm Erin Radio.

Listen to Folk Roots Radio:
Monday 1-3 p.m. ET: Blues & Roots Radio Internet Station
Saturdays 8-10 a.m. ET: CFRU 93.3fm Guelph Ontario
Sunday 4 -6 pm / Thursday 8 - 10 pm Erin, Ontario

* In addition to her radio show, Jan Hall is an accomplished stage host and regularly emcees at several folk music festivals.

Dear Jan,
As Emcee and Stage Host, you gave our performers great fanfare, maintained a high energy level and kept the audience informed and entertained. Your presence provided a truly professional look and feel to the stage of our little festival!
Denise Sheedy,
President, Eaglewood Folk Festival