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  1. Mary Gauthier: Mercy Now (Lost Highway) *AB/*BR/*BS/*JP/*RA/*SB/*SMJ/*TJ/*TT/*WR

  2. Audrey Auld Mezera: Texas (Reckless) *BW/*CP/*DO/*EW/*FS/*KD/*PP/*TF

  3. Rex Hobart & The Misery Boys: Empty House (Bloodshot) *DF/*DWB/*JE/*JF/*MF/*MM/*S&D/*SH/*XR

  4. Devil In A Woodpile: In Your Lonesome Town (Bloodshot) *BE/*GS/*JA/*JM/*JT/*PTT/*TG

  5. Dave Insley: Call Me Lonesome (self) *BF/*QB/*RS/*RU

  6. Los Super 7: Heard It On The X (Telarc) *B&C/*DY/*LB/*MT/*R78/*SC

  7. Sarah Borges: Silver City (Blue Corn) *MDT/*3RC

  8. Hacienda Brothers (Koch) *BH/*VL

  9. Tom Russell: Hotwalker (HighTone) *MR/*R&H/*RJ/*ST

  10. Greg Trooper: Make It Through This World (Sugar Hill) *DS/*MP/*SM/*TA

  11. John Lilly & Ralph Blizard: Blue Highway (self) *EB/*LG

  12. Elizabeth McQueen: Happy Doin’ What We’re Doin’ (Freedom) *DJ

  13. Jimmy LaFave: Blue Nightfall (Red House) *NA

  14. Forty Twenty: Sober And Stupid (Slackjaw) *CS

  15. Hayes Carll: Little Rock (Highway 87) *BP/*HT

  16. Kathleen Edwards: Back To Me (Zoe/Rounder)
    Hunger Mountain Boys: Blue Ribbon Waltz (Old-Fi) *CL/*KC

  17. Reckless Kelly: Wicked Twisted Road (Sugar Hill) *GM

  18. The Duhks (Sugar Hill) *BK

  19. Chatham County Line: Route 23 (Yep Roc)

  20. Bill Culp: Roots'N'Roll (WDC) *BB
    Shooter Jennings: Let’s Put The O Back In Country (Universal South) *CG

  21. John Doe: Forever Hasn't Happened Yet (Yep Roc) *TW
    The Twilight Ranchers: Who Stole That Train? (Cow Island)

  22. Cornell Hurd Band: fanmail; from the lost planet (Behemoth)

  23. The Bills: Let ‘Em Run (Red House) *KR
    Ronny Elliott: Valentine Roadkill (Blue Heart)
    Tom Gillam: Shake My Hand (Hayden’s Ferry) *MB

  24. VA: A Tribute to Billy Joe Shaver; Live (Compadre) *DA

  25. Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion: Exploration (New West)
    Matt Mays & El Torpedo (Sonic) *JR

  26. Kate Maki: The Sun Will Find Us (self) *TO
    Redbird (Signature Sounds) *FW 12

  27. NQ Arbuckle : The Last Supper In A Cheap Town (Six Shooter) *SR
    Bluerunners: Honey Slides (Bayou Vista)
    David Francey: The Waking Hour (Red House) *WT
    Nanci Griffith: Hearts In Mind (New Door)
    Ray Wylie Hubbard: Delirium Tremolos (Philo)
    Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver: You Gotta Dig A Little Deeper (Rounder) *MA
    Milton Mapes: The Blacklight Trap (Undertow) *T&C
    Justin Rutledge: No Never Alone (Shady Lane) *DN

  28. James King: Bluegrass Storyteller (Rounder)
    Justin Trevino: Too Many Heartaches (Heart Of Texas)

  29. Paul Barry & The Del Reys (Lulu) *RH
    John Batdorf & James Lee Stanley: All Wood And Stones (Beachwood) *N&T
    Chris & Heather's Country Calendar Show (self) *T&L
    Sean Costello (Tone-Cool) *DT
    Amber Digby: Music From the Honky Tonks (Yellow Rose) *DB
    Jon Emery Singing The Delmore Brothers (self) *JH
    Juanita Family & Friends (Family Plan) *DP
    Chris Koza: Exit Pesce (self) *TH
    Kris Kristofferson: Broken Freedom Song (Oh Boy) *K&V
    Bobby Lynn: Five Bar Romp (Clementine) *RT
    Liz Meyer: The Storm (Strictly Country) *RW
    David Olney: Migration (Loudhouse) *ND
    Joseph Parsons: The Vagabond Tales (Blue Rose) *JB
    Wally Pleasant: Music For Nerds & Perverts (Spat!) *SG
    Hank Ray: Ballads From The Badlands Of Hearts (Rhythm Bomb) *DC
    Clem Snide: The End Of Love (SpinArt) *HG
    The The Badly Bent (self) *TM
    VA: Dirty Laundry; The Soul Of Black Country (Trikont) *RC
    The Waifs: A Brief History ... Live (Compass) *KB
    Jenny Whitely: Hopetown (Black Hen Music) *ES

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 six 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
AB: Allison Brock (Wide Cut Country) CKUA, Calgary/Edmonton AB CAN
AN: Jim Hynes (All Night Diner), WDVR, Sergeantsville NJ
AR: Al Riess (All Together Now), WBNY, Buffalo NY
AT: Alex Tobin (Get Rhythm!), Dijkland FM, NLD
BB: Brian Bourgoin (Twisted Roots), WCNI, New London CT
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
BR: Bruce Ross (Sunny Side Up), KZSU, Stanford, CA
BS: Brian Saunderson (Hurtin For Real), CFBX, Kamloops BC CAN
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
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 BC CAN
DO: Dan Orange (Bushwhacker's Breakfast Club), KZSC, Santa Cruz CA
DP: Daren Powell (Tombstone After Dark), CJSW, Calgary AB CAN
DS: Dave Stratton (Cutting Edge Countdown), WQBR, Williamsport/State College PA
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
EW: Eddie White (The Cosmic Cowboy Cafe), 2RRR, Sydney NSW 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
GC: Gail Comfort (The Comfort Zone), spydaradio.co.uk & (Canadiana), hotngold.co.uk
GM: Garry Morse (Lost Music Saloon), WRIR, Richmond VA
GS: Gerd Stassen (Hillbilly Rockhouse), Radio Ems-Vechte-Welle GER
HG: Kelly Gilmore (Hayride To Hell), WTUL, New Orleans LA
HP: Henry Prokop (Honky Tonk Blues), 101fm, Logan City QLD AUS
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
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: Jeff Robson (Tell The Band to Go Home), CJUM, Winnipeg MB CAN
JS: Jacques Spiry (Country Unlimited & Lone Star Music), RCF, Lyon FRA
JT: Matt Schuyler (Johnny Timewarp) (Dark Side of The Highway), 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
K&V: Kathy Gatliffe & Vince Luke (Skip, Hop, Scratch), KCVU, Boulder CO
KC: Kay Clements (Roadhouse Twang), KWMR, Point Reyes CA & (Mary Kay Show),
KPFA, Berkeley CA
KD: Ken Date (Sydney's Coolest Country)2RRR, Sydney NSW AUS
KF: Kirsty Fitzsimons (American Music Show), Radio Anna Livia, Dublin IRL
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 TX
LC: Laura Cantrell (Radio Thrift Shop), WFMU, Jersey City NJ
LG: Linda Guebert (Denim Alley), KPFZ, Lakeport CA
LJ: Long John Morehouse (Tubby Tunes Radio Show), KMUD, Garberville CA
LW: Larry Weir (Songwriter’s Showcase)KDHX, St Louis MO

MA: Mathias Andrieu (Keep It Country), NSEO, Paris FRA
MB: Michael van Bruggen (Landslide), Lokale Omroep Landsmeer, NLD
MC: Ralph McLean (McLean’s Country), BBC Radio Foyle, Belfast NIR
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
MN: Mike Neufeld, (Steel Belted Radio), CJUM, Winnipeg MB CAN
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 QC CAN
MT: Mike Trynosky (Not Exactly Nashville)WCNI, New London CT
MY: Michael Young (Roots n' Boots), WFPK, Louisville KY
N&T: Naomi Soule & Terry Moses (Acoustic Edge), KCLC, St Louis MO

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
PTT: Doug Neal (Progressive Torch & Twang)WDBM, East Lansing MI
R78: Danny Birch (Route 78 West), KVCU. Boulder CO
R&HL: Roz & Howard Larman (FolkScene), KPFK Los Angeles CA/ WUMB Boston MA/ KPFZ Lucerne CA/ Plains FM NZL/ Fresh FM NZL
RA: Rick August (Borderlines), CJTR, Regina SK CAN
RC: Rick Cornell (Border Radio), WXDU, Durham NC
RCS: River City Slim: (The Pine Grove Blues), WWUH, West Hartford CT
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
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
S&D: Steve Scott & Denise DeLeon (The Real Deal), KFUN, Las Vegas NM
SB: Terry Wilson, (Steel Belted Radio), CJUM, Winnipeg MB CAN
SC: Jim Beal Jr (Seńor Crusty) (Third Coast Music Network), KSYM, San Antonio TX
SF: Tom Flynn (Saltwater Farm), WMPG, Portland ME
SG: 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
SR: Stu Reid (TwangTrust), CKUW, Winnipeg MB CAN

ST: Steve Terrell (Santa Fe Opry), KSFR, Santa Fe NM
T&C: Carol Blanchard (Town & Country), WRNX, Holyoke MA
T&L: Tom Hughes & Liz Shepherd (Barstool Mountain) Voice of Vashon, Vashon, WA
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
TM: Bryant Liggett (Tuesday Morning Radio), KDUR, Durango CO
TO: Theo Oldenburg (Alt.Country Cooking), Radio Winschoten, Holland NLD
TR: Texas Red (Chip Meshaw) (Fat Sunday), KCSS, Turlock CA
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
UV: Danny Birch (Underground Voice), KCUV, Denver CO
VL: Vida Lee (Vida Lee’s Juke Joint), KKUP, Cupertino CA
WR: Wesley Robertson (Rockin’ & Stompin’), KVMR, Nevada City CA
XR: Jeremy Baldwin, (The Crossroads Music Program), WSDS, Ypsilanti MI

FAR is compiled by John Conquest for 3rd Coast Music Magazine.   ©2003-2005 John Conquest

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