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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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Artist Title Album Play timesort ascending

Sonny Burgess


706 Union Instrumentals

Wed, 6/21/17 - 4:04 pm Album | Track

Elvis Presley

Good Rockin' Tonight

The Sun Sessions

Wed, 6/21/17 - 4:02 pm Album | Track

Buddy Emmons

Hold It

Two Aces

Wed, 6/21/17 - 4:00 pm Album | Track

The Hula Monsters


Hula Monsters Promo CD

Wed, 6/7/17 - 4:57 pm Album | Track

The Pastel Six

Strange Ghost

More Surf Legends (And Rumors)

Wed, 6/7/17 - 4:56 pm Album | Track

Alan Akaka & The Islanders

Blue Hawaiian Moonlight

Islands Call

Wed, 6/7/17 - 4:52 pm Album | Track

The Hunters

The Storm

Surf Rising

Wed, 6/7/17 - 4:49 pm Album | Track

Dick Dale & The Del-Tones

Ooh-Whee Marie

Surf Rising

Wed, 6/7/17 - 4:47 pm Album | Track

Duane Eddy

Gidget Goes Hawaiian

The Very Best Of Duane Eddy

Wed, 6/7/17 - 4:45 pm Album | Track

The Tiki Lounge

Pacific Melody

The Tiki Lounge

Wed, 6/7/17 - 4:40 pm Album | Track

Eddie Angel

Ace of Spades

Eddie Angel Plays Link Wray

Wed, 6/7/17 - 4:37 pm Album | Track

Eddie Angel


Eddie Angel Plays Link Wray

Wed, 6/7/17 - 4:35 pm Album | Track

The Beach Boys

Summertime Blues

Surf Rising

Wed, 6/7/17 - 4:33 pm Album | Track

The Hula Monsters (Dave Giegerich)

Russian Lullaby

It's About Time

Wed, 6/7/17 - 4:25 pm Album | Track

The Nevegans

Russian Roulette

More Surf Legends (And Rumors)

Wed, 6/7/17 - 4:22 pm Album | Track

The Blue Hawaiian


Pulp Surfin'

Wed, 6/7/17 - 4:20 pm Album | Track

The Bel Airs

Mr. Moto

More Surf Legends (And Rumors)

Wed, 6/7/17 - 4:18 pm Album | Track

Combo Mahalo

My Little Hula Girl

Flight of the Blue Manu

Wed, 6/7/17 - 4:11 pm Album | Track

The Tiki Lounge

Waikiki Beach

The Tiki Lounge

Wed, 6/7/17 - 4:09 pm Album | Track

Jan & Dean

Something A Little Bit Different

Surf Rising

Wed, 6/7/17 - 4:06 pm Album | Track


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