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  1. Rick Shea & Patty Booker: Our Shangri-LA (Tres Pescadores) *CL/*MT/*RS/*RW/*ST/*TG/*TO

  2. Thad Cockrell: Warmth & Beauty (Yep Roc) *DF/*DWT/*KC/*MY/*ND/*TW

  3. John Lilly: Last Chance To Dance (self) *CP/*DB/*S&D

  4. Chip Taylor & Carrie Rodriguez: The Trouble With Humans (Trainwreck/TMG) *BP/*BF/*PP/*RJ

  5. Paul Burch: Fool For Love (Bloodshot) *FM/*PT/*R&B/*SG5

  6. Bobby Flores: Just For The Record (Yellow Rose) *DT/*KL/*RT

  7. Hot Club Of Cowtown: Continental Stomp (Hightone) *BC/*DC/*JH

  8. Marti Brom: Wise To You (Goofin') *FS/*SH

  9. Chris Knight: The Jealous Kind (Dualtone) *DWB/*MF

  10. Eric Westbury: Burnt Tongues & Blue Truths (Barreltown) *GS/*JS/*KM

  11. Rodney Crowell: Fate's Right Hand (DMZ/Columbia) *R&H/*RR/*WR

  12. Adrienne Young: Plow To The End Of The Row (Addie Belle) *JB/*JCS/*SMJ

  13. Ruthie & The Wranglers: Someday (Lasso) *TS

  14. Lyle Lovett: My Baby Don't Tolerate (Lost Highway) *AA/*NA

  15. Wayne Hancock: Swing Time (Bloodshot) *DV

  16. VA: Just Because I Am A Woman Songs of Dolly Parton (Sugar Hill) *OR

  17. Chris Stuart & Back Country: Saints & Sinners (Backcountry) *DA/*LG

  18. Albert Lee: Heartbreak Hill (Sugar Hill) *KD
    The Mavericks: The Mavericks (Sanctuary) *AB

  19. Wayfaring Strangers: This Train (Rounder) *AR/*MR
    SE Willis: Cold Hand In Mine (Mr Suchensuch) *JP/*RP

  20. June Carter Cash: Wildwood Flower (Dualtone) *RH

  21. Graham Lindsey: Famous Anonymous Wilderness (Catamount) *SJ
    Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys: Bon Reve (Rounder) *RCS
    Josh Ritter: Hello Starling (Signature Sounds) *RC
    VA: HUAC; The Hot Unsigned (And Unsung) American Compilation (Catamount) *BW

  22. Carla Bozulich: Red-Headed Stranger (DiCristina Stairbuilders) *WT
    Mercy Brothers: Strange Adventure (Gibraltar) *JF

  23. Danny Barnes: Dirt On The Angel (Terminus) *T&L
    Robert Earl Keen: Farm Fresh Onions (Koch) *EGB

  24. The Handsome Family: Singing Bones (Carrot Top) *RB

  25. VA: Livin Lovin Losin; Songs of the Louvin Brothers (Universal) *MA

  26. The Band of Blacky Ranchette: Still Lookin' Good to Me (Thrill Jockey) *SF
    Big John Bates: Mystiki (Devil Sauce) *RMS
    The Coming Grass: Transient (Velvet Ed) *DO
    Darcie Deaville: Plays the Fiddle and Sings (Taller Dog) *DJ
    Kris Delmhorst: Songs For A Hurricane (Signature Sounds) *MDT
    The Dixie Hummingbirds: Diamond Jubilation (Rounder) *SC
    Steve Earle: Just an American Boy (Artemis) *CM
    Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel: Oh, The Stories We Hold (Undertow) *TJ
    Scott Gibson: Make Ready (Hayden's Ferry) *SB
    Tim Hus: Songs of West Canada (demo) *DP
    Wanda Jackson: Heart Trouble (CMH) *TA
    Pine Valley Cosmonauts: The Executioner's Last Songs Vols 2 & 3 (Bloodshot) *KG
    Mondo Heptet: Jump Yer Bones (Music Mint) *TF
    Tracy Nelson: Live from Cell Block D (Memphis International) *B&C
    Gene Pistilli: I Still Get Dressed On Sunday (Memphis International) *BR
    The Stone Coyotes: Rise From The Ashes (Red Cat) *MD
    Jean Synodinos: Lucky (Fortunate) *SM
    VA: Alan Lomax; Blues Songbook (Rounder) *JT
    VA: For Anyone That's Listening, A Tribute To Uncle Tupelo (Flat Earth) *DL
    Warren Zevon: The Wind (Artemis) *EB

FAR charts are compiled from reports sent in by actual DJs with freeform (i.e. no playlists) radio shows on public, college and community stations round the country (and world).  Each of them lists the four albums they took most pleasure in playing, one of which can be their Album of the Month (designated by a * and their initials). 

Here's a schedule of FAR shows online 

AA: Johnny Bazzano (Your Average Abalone), KRCB, Santa Rosa CA
AG: Abby Goldstein (Lone Star Saturday Night) KERA, Dallas TX
AR: Al Riess (All Together Now), WBNY, Buffalo NY
B&C: OR: Johnny Simmons (Beans & Cornbread), KUSP, Santa Cruz CA
BC: Bill Conner (Hill Country Hayride), KNBT, New Braunfels TX
BF: Bill Frater (Freight Train Boogie), KRCB, Santa Rosa CA
BL: Billy Lee (Countrybilly Show), NEAR/Caroline IRL
BP: Bruce Price (Texas Renegade Radio), KNON, Dallas TX
BR: Bruce Ross (Sunny Side Up), KZSU, Stanford, CA
BW: Bill Wagman (Saturday Morning Folk Show), KDVS, Davis CA
CD: Chris Darling (US Folk), WMPG, Portland ME
CL: Craig Lammers (Real Country With Country Craig), WBGU, Bowling Green OH
CM: Chip Meshaw (Fat Sunday), KCSS, Turlock CA
CP: Jamie Hoover (Cow Patti) (Songs Of The Mother Road), KSUT, Ignacio CO & KUGS, Bellingham WA
DA: Dan Alloway (Folk Fury), KTEP, El Paso TX
DB: Dave Bryce (Rural Delivery), Fresh FM, Nelson NZL 
DC: Dave Chamberlain (Sagebrush Boogie), WRFG, Atlanta GA
DF: Dan Ferguson (Boudin Barndance), WRIU, Kingston RI
DJ: David John (Chickenskin Music)KTRU, Houston TX
DL:Don Larew (Crossroads City Limits)WHFR, Dearborn MI
DN: Dan Nemeth (Blood On The Saddle), CiTR, Vancouver CAN
DO: Dan Orange (Bushwhacker's Breakfast Club), KZSC, Santa Cruz CA
DP: Daren Powell (Tombstone After Dark), CJSW, Calgary CAN
DT: Dwight Thurston (In The Weeds)WWUH, West Hartford CT
DV: Del Villareal (Go Cat, GO!) WBCN MI; (Rock & Roll Radio Ranch) WSDS, Ypsilanti MI
DWB: David Besonen (Texas Renegade Radio), KNON, Dallas TX
DWT: Dave Tilley (The Bull City Cosmic Hoedown), WXDU, Durham NC
DY: Doug Young (Monday Breakfast Jam), KRCL, Salt Lake City UT & KZMU,
Moab UT

EB: Erika Brady (Barren River Breakdown), WKYU, Bowling Green KY
EGB: Eric Black (Blue Country), 101FM, Logan City, Queensland AUS
EW: Eddie White (The Cosmic Cowboy Cafe), 2RRR, Sydney AUS
FM: Jenny 'Hoss' Haubenreiser (Friday Morning Twang), KGLT, Bozeman MT
FS: Fred Smith (Hardcore Country), CHRW, London ON CAN
FW: David Obermann (Folkways), KUT, Austin TX
GJ: Greg Johnson (For The Sake Of The Song), KRXO, Oklahoma City OK
GS: Gerd Stassen (Hillbilly Rockhouse), Radio Ems-Vechte-Welle GER
H&H: Barry Wass (Honkytonks & Heartaches), 3 Inner, Melbourne AUS
HG: Kelly Gilmore (Hayride To Hell), WTUL, New Orleans LA
HT: Remo Ricaldone (Happy Trails), Susa Onda Radio, Susa ITA

JB: Jos Van Den Boom (Crossroads), BRTO, Bergen op Zoom, NLD
JCS: JC Shepard (Americana)KRFC, Fort Collins CO
JE: Julie Espy (Howdylicious! with Wanda), KUCI, Irvine CA
JF: Joe Farara (Fancy Eatin’ Table), WJSC, Johnson VT
JH: John Hauser (Country Roots)KOOP, Austin TX
JL: John Lowebird (2 Cigarettes & Whiskey), KBGA, Missoula MT
JM: Jen Medlin (Back 40), WNMC, Traverse City MI
JP: Joe Pareres (Third Coast Music Network), KSYM, San Antonio TX
JQB: Jesse Quentin Bond (The Copia), WSUM, Madison WI
JR: John Roths (Random Routes), KEOS, College Station TX
JS: Jacques Spiry (Country Unlimited & Lone Star Music), RCF, Lyon FRA
JT: Matt Schuyler (Johnny Timewarp) (The Immortal Coil), WFCS, New Britain CT
JW: John Weingart (Music You Can't Hear On The Radio), WPRB, Princeton NJ
JZ: Jon Ziegler (Jonny Z’s Chicken Shack), WMSE, Milwaukee WI
KC: Kay Clements (Roadhouse Twang), KWMR, Point Reyes CA & (Mary Kay Show),
KPFA, Berkeley CA
KD: Ken Date (Sydney's Coolest Country)2RRR, Sydney AUS
KF: Kirsty Fitzsimons (American Music Show), Radio Anna Livia, Dublin IRL
KG: Kathy Gatliffe (Skip Pop Scratch)KVCU, Boulder CO
KL: Kip Loui (The Back Country), KDHX, St Louis MO
KM: Karen Miller (The Miller Tells Her Tale), Spydaradio.co.uk
KR: Kim Rogers (Good Stuff), KVMR, Nevada City CA
LB: Len Brown, (The Country Store), KDRP, Dripping Springs Texas
LC: Laura Cantrell (Radio Thrift Shop), WFMU, Jersey City NJ

LG: Linda Guebert (Denim Alley), KPFZ, Lucerne CA
LW: Larry Weir (Songwriter’s Showcase)KDHX, St Louis MO
MA: Mathias Andrieu (Keep It Country), NSEO, Paris FRA
MD: Michael Dixon (Captain Boogaloo's Blues and Roots Extravaganza), WRBC, Lewiston ME
MDT: Mark Taylor (Roots), WVUD, Newark DE
MF: Massimo Ferro (Highway 61), Radio Voce Spazio, Alessandria ITA
MM: Mark Mundy (Texas Renegade Radio), KNON, Dallas TX
MO: Meredith Ochs (Trash, Twang & Thunder), WFMU, Jersey City NJ
MP: Michel Penard (Country Skies), ISA Radio, Pont de Beauvoisin FRA
MR: Mike Regenstreif (Folk Roots/Folk Branches), CKUT, Montreal CAN
MT: Mike Trynosky (Not Exactly Nashville)WCNI, New London CT
MY: Michael Young (Roots n' Boots), WFPK, Louisville KY
NA: Nancy Apple (Car Tunes), WEVL, Memphis TN
ND: Nico Druyf (Long Distance), Radio Hoorn, NLD
OS: Jack Sparks (The Other Side of Country), WMGT, Stillwater MN
PP: Richard Schwartz (Professor Purple) (Amarillo Highway)KZMU, Moab UT
PR: Peter Rost (The Pine Grove Blues), WWUH, West Hartford CT
PT: Doug Neal (Progressive Torch & Twang)WDBM, East Lansing MI
R&B: John Smith (Roots & Branches), KBCS, Bellevue WA
R&HL: Roz & Howard Larman (FolkScene), KPFK Los Angeles CA/ WUMB Boston MA/ KPFZ Lucerne CA/ Plains FM NZL/ Fresh FM NZL
RB: Ron Burd (Widget), CIUT, Toronto CAN
RC: Rick Cornell (Border Radio), WXDU, Durham NC
RE: Rob Ellen (The Medicine Show), Loch Broom FM, Ullapool, SCO
RH: Rolf Hierath (Hillbilly Jukebox), Radio RheinWelle, Wiesbaden GER
RJ: Rik James (Americana Backroads), KGLT, Bozeman MT
RM: Rod Moag (Country, Swing, & Rockabilly Jamboree), KOOP, Austin TX
RMS: Lynne Greenamyre (Rockabilly Mood Swing), KKFI, Kansas City MO
RP: Ray Pieters (Somewhere Between), Radio Milo, Mol BEL
RR: Joe Snyder (Radio Ranch), WDVR, Sergeantsville NJ
RS: Rob Silverberg (Crosstracks)WCUW, Worcester MA
RT: Raúl Tejeiro (Top Country Hits), Cabildo-Mas, Montevideo URY
RW: Rein Wortelboer (PeelGrass), Radio Venray, NLD
SB: Stu D Baker (Jukebox Cantina), KRXS, Globe/Phoenix AZ
S&D: Steve Scott & Denise DeLeon (The Real Deal), KNMX, Las Vegas NM
SC: Jim Beal Jr (Señor Crusty) (Third Coast Music Network), KSYM, San Antonio TX
SF: Tom Flynn (Saltwater Farm), WMPG, Portland ME
SG: Steve Gardner (Topsoil)WXDU, Durham NC
SKG: Scott Greenberg (Debts No Honest Man Can Pay), WHFR, Dearborn MI
SH: Steve Hathaway (Cupertino Barndance), KKUP, Cupertino CA
SJ: Suzanne Jameson (Random Access Radio), KXCI, Tuscon AZ
SM: Susanne Millsaps (Thursday Breakfast Jam), KRCL, Salt Lake City UT
SMJ: Steve Jerrett (Sunday Morning Coffeehouse), KOPN, Columbia MO
ST: Steve Terrell (Santa Fe Opry), KSFR, Santa Fe NM
TA: Tom Ayres (Emotional Weather Report), WRUV, Burlington VT
TF: Tom Funk (Green Chile Revival & Medicine Show), KGLP, Gallup NM
TG: Thomas Greener (Ragged But Right)KVMR, Nevada City CA
TH: Tristessa Howard (Harvest Hoedown), WTTU, Cookeville TN
TJ: Tom Jackson (Somebody Else’s Troubles)WLUW, Chicago IL
T&L: Tom Hughes & Liz Shepherd (Barstool Mountain) Voice of Vashon,
Vashon, WA

TO: Theo Oldenburg (Alt.Country Cooking), Radio Winschoten, Holland NLD
3RC: Joan Hathaway (Three Ring Circus), WMBR, Cambridge MA
TS: Ted Smouse (Rancho Del Ray), Radio Del Ray, Washington DC
TT: Troy Tyree (American Roots Radio), WICN, Worcester MA
TW: Thom Wodock (Commmon Thread), WDVR, Sergeantsville NJ
VL: Vida Lee (Vida Lee’s Juke Joint), KKUP, Cupertino CA       
VP: Vicki Pepper (Radio Rodeo), KUCI, Irvine CA
WH: Wade Hockett (The Hillbilly Hunh? Noontime Jamboree!)KBOO, Portland OR
WR: Wesley Robertson (Rockin’ & Stompin’), KVMR, Nevada City CA

FAR is compiled by John Conquest for 3rd Coast Music Magazine.   ©2003 John Conquest

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