Womenfolk Radio is a weekly 2-hour program produced in Minneapolis by veteran DJ Ellen Stanley. A fun and informative show, it features a wide variety of folk/acoustic music from women and non-binary artists, including Americana, blues, bluegrass, traditional country, singer/songwriter and roots music from around the globe. As a banjo player, publicist and music writer, Ellen brings an insider’s perspective to the music with exclusive interviews, new music, themed shows and tasty bits of fun folk trivia. Originally created for KFAI Community Radio, the show continues to air there every Wednesday from 8-10 am CDT. It is also carried on stations across the country and is available via PRX as a 1 or 2-hour format. For a full list of stations currently airing the show every week, please click here.

What folks are saying...

"I'm a long time fan of Ellen Stanley's Womenfolk show. It's no secret I often tune in during my own live broadcast. I'm such a fan I usually don't want to wait for the archived version! Her composite knowledge of the source material and an engaging passion and warmth are irresistible to this fellow broadcaster." 
- Kevin O'Connor, Music Director, KBEM-Jazz88 FM 

"Womenfolk is one of my favorite programs for many reasons! They do a wonderful job of lifting up those quintessential voices and icons we all love right alongside this amazing, new generation of LGBTQ artists and artists of color. Folk music is music of the people, all of the people, and their programing reflects that fact." 
- Crys Matthews, Artist 

"Ellen Stanley is informed and knowledgeable of women's issues, our history, and the ways that contemporary and historical folk music have been vehicles for our point of view past and present. She is also a terrific interviewer, knows her subject and has a deep internal library of women's music from her years in the folk music industry." 
- Eliza Gilkyson, Artist 

“Ellen Stanley’s Womenfolk is a cornerstone of the music scene here in Minneapolis. Ellen has her finger on the pulse, and she, heart and soul, is an unrivaled champion of all the great work women are creating.” 
- Jonatha Brooke, Artist