FOLKDJ-L is an electronic discussion group for people who are interested in all folk-based music (bluegrass, old-time, traditional balladry, traditional international music, singer-songwriters, etc.) on the radio. The group was established primarily for DJs, but others are welcome as well. Current subscribers include:

  • hosts of folk music (in all its forms) radio shows
  • performing artists
  • record company personnel
  • reviewers
  • agents and publicists
  • listeners

The forum is an opportunity for folk DJs to compare notes on such topics as record company service, new releases, fundraising, interviewing, operational and technical issues, relationships with station management, and the future of folk music on the radio. Many DJs post their playlists for the rest to review.

Please note that traffic on FOLKDJ-L can be very heavy; it may add as many as 20-50 e-mail messages to your mailbox per day. If this presents a challenge to your email system, you may want to consider the digest option, which allows you to receive a bundle of messages at once.

How to Subscribe to FOLKDJ-L

There are two methods by which you may subscribe to FOLKDJ-L. First, click here to subscribe online (you’ll need to generate a password, and confirm via email, to prevent unauthorized use). Alternately, you may send a note to listserv@lists.psu.edu with the following command in the body of the note: subscribe folkdj-l Your Fullname Your Affiliation

Please replace “Your Fullname Your Affiliation” with your actual name and affiliation. The affiliation information is optional.

You will receive a message back from the listserv, asking you to confirm your subscription (by responding “OK”). You must do this within 48 hours in order to complete the subscription process.

For more information about FOLKDJ-L, contact the list owners, Paul Stamler, Bob Blackman and Arthur Berman by using our contact information below. If you’re having trouble subscribing, please include pertinent details of what commands were sent — copies of emails from you to the server, and any server replies will help speed resolution of any problems.

FOLKDJ-L is served with Listserv software through the generosity of the fine people at Penn State.

The Folk Radio Chart is hosted and supported by Folk Alliance International.

How to Contact FOLKDJ-L

We’ve discontinued the webform that used to be here, because we were being flooded with spam. Instead, here are addresses you can use to get in touch.

To reach the listmoms as a whole, e-mail to:
Use this address for problems with your subscription to the FOLKDJ-L email list.


(Eliminate the dollar signs, and translate the words into the appropriate symbols.)

To reach individual listmoms:
Arthur Berman: aberman$AT$folkradio$DOT$org

Bob Blackman: bob$AT$folkradio$DOT$org

Paul Stamler: pstamler$AT$folkradio$DOT$org

To reach folkdj-l charts compiler and folkradio.org webmaster:
Folk Alliance International: charts$AT$folk$DOT$org

We’re sorry for all the rigamarole, but the spammers have made this necessary. Thanks!

– Folkdj-l listmoms