Front-Porch Radio in Creston, Montana, with Scott Johnston.

Posted September 9th, 2009 by Anna

You can hear a snippet of Kate and Anna singing Wade Hemsworth’s Foolish You (from Kate & Anna McGarrigle WB 1976) during this NYT slide-show about Scott Johnston a front-porch radio broadcaster in Montana who plays music that isn’t heard on commercial or for that matter any kind of radio. We fit that format to a t. This went online yesterday Sept 8.
NYT slide-show about Front-Porch Radio

On Air with Scott Johnston

On Air with Scott Johnston

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5 Responses:

  1. Campbell says:

    September 11th, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    Holy Smokes ! This guy does what I’ve been wanting to do my whole life. God Bless him and the FCC. Now how do we get this going in YUL ?

  2. Bob Babinski says:

    September 18th, 2009 at 1:57 am

    I love that story and the station. How appropriate that they would choose to include your music. As you suggest, you and Kate fit the bill. What’s more, you’re Canadian. In the summer of 1983, I worked at the Prince of Wales Hotel in Waterton, Alberta – just minutes away from the American border, and not that far from Kalispell. The town was not an infrequent stop for summer employees of our hotel. The permanent residents of the border towns were also often passing though Kalispell.
    What an excellent site you’ve created here!

  3. zz dans le meteo says:

    September 18th, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    Thanks for the tip. Its wonderful “radio” albeit via www hereabouts.

  4. Lou Braafladt says:

    January 29th, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    Hello all,
    I’m very sad to hear of Kate’s passing. I bought Pronto Monto while in High School only for the song NaCl. I’m now 50 and have gone back to college and taking Biology. I have a cassette of NaCl but I can’t find the LP to make a digital version. I found a later version on the internet but it pales in comparison to the Pronto Monto version. How can I find the old version, I want to bring it to all the youngsters in my class!

  5. Marilynn HR says:

    June 14th, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    I am from Kalispell but take Front Porch with me where ever I go,on my laptop, from Kalispell to Thailand to Spokane, WA. I’m so grateful you are providing off the charts music for those of us who have Waited! a long time for quality tunes.
    Thanks. MHR

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