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On Rancho we play Roots, Americana, Country Honky Tonk music; also Surf, Rockabilly, Steel Guitar, Hawaiian, Garage, Psychedelic and Western Swing. Emphasis is on new releases and new artists. We also reach back as far as the 1950's and 1960's for some deep catalog material. Information provided about musicians on recordings. Live performances and artist interviews are also presented.

*The audio archive of each show is available for two weeks following the original broadcast date courtesy Radio Free America at:  http://www.radiofreeamerica.com/dj/ted-smouse

Rancho Del Ray has been a reporter to the Freeform American Roots (FAR) Radio Chart, formerly published monthly in 3rd Coast Music magazine.

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Music may by submitted for airplay consideration by mailing to this address:

Ted Smouse
Rancho Del Ray - KOOP 91.7 FM
c/o Smouse Productions
1000 Folts Avenue
Austin, Texas 78704-2115 USA


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Playlists for Rancho Del Ray episodes from April 2010 to Present can be found here: PLAYLISTS

Playlists for May 2008 to March 2010 can be found by going to the Archive links below.

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Rancho Del Ray

Artist Title Album Play timesort ascending

Link Wray

Dance Party

Walin' with Link

Wed, 9/6/17 - 4:56 pm Album | Track

The Fenderman

Mule Skinner Blues

Golden Age of American Rock

Wed, 9/6/17 - 4:54 pm Album | Track

Tex Rubinowitz

Hot Rod Man

Rock This Town Vol 2

Wed, 9/6/17 - 4:52 pm Album | Track

The Sentinals


Legends of Surf Guitar

Wed, 9/6/17 - 4:48 pm Album | Track

Rick Broussard

Surfin' Hula Honky Tonk

Let It Go

Wed, 9/6/17 - 4:46 pm Album | Track

Los Straitjackets w/Dave Alvin

California Sun

Sing Along With Los Straitjackets

Wed, 9/6/17 - 4:44 pm Album | Track

The Wailers

Tall Cool One

The Fabulous Wailers

Wed, 9/6/17 - 4:42 pm Album | Track


Get Rhythm

Peek A Boo: The Best of NRBQ 1969-1989

Wed, 9/6/17 - 4:38 pm Album | Track

Johnny Cash

25 Minutes to Go

At Folsom Prison

Wed, 9/6/17 - 4:35 pm Album | Track

The Fireballs



Wed, 9/6/17 - 4:33 pm Album | Track

Dash Rip Rock

Leave Me Alone (With My Bottle)

Ace of Clubs

Wed, 9/6/17 - 4:31 pm Album | Track

Marti Brom

Whole Lotta Lonesome

Wise to You

Wed, 9/6/17 - 4:28 pm Album | Track

The Sir Finks

Heads Up

Del Sur de Texas

Wed, 9/6/17 - 4:25 pm Album | Track

The Neptunes

Hard to Be With You

Nocturnal Habit

Wed, 9/6/17 - 4:21 pm Album | Track

Southern Culture on the Skids

Let's Invite Them Over

Coutrypolitan Favorites

Wed, 9/6/17 - 4:19 pm Album | Track

Los Straitjackets

Lonely Apache

Viva Los Straitjackets

Wed, 9/6/17 - 4:15 pm Album | Track

Bill Carter

Cocktail Waitress at the Poodle Dog Lounge

Loaded Dice

Wed, 9/6/17 - 4:13 pm Album | Track

The Derailers

Someone Else's Problem

Full Western Dress

Wed, 9/6/17 - 4:10 pm Album | Track

Jerry Cole

Bad Rubber

Hot Rod Twangin'

Wed, 9/6/17 - 4:07 pm Album | Track

Dale Hawkins


Dale Rocks

Wed, 9/6/17 - 4:05 pm Album | Track


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