New York and country music have long been a tough fit; for years, programmers have tried and failed to keep all-country radio stations afloat in New York. But the one station you can count on to play the classics of Merle Haggard, Jimmie Rodgers, Ernest Tubb, George Jones, Porter Wagoner, Loretta Lynn, and Dolly Parton is Columbia University’s WKCR, where the Tennessee Border Show has been a Sunday-morning staple for more than 20 years (there’s another country show on Tuesday nights—Honky Tonkin’). If names like Bobby Bare, Buck Owens, Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt, Lefty Frizzell, and Billy Joe Shaver are at all pleasantly familiar to your ears, then this is where you want to be. The station also carries an annual blow-out every February, when it’s nonstop lonesome country tunes for 72 hours.

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