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Listen to the best in folk and roots-based music with the Folk Alley Player. has become the "coffee house that never closes," offering folk fans music from their favorite artists, an interactive discussion area, Open Mic (an area for new artists to upload songs), exclusive live concert downloads, interviews, video and more. Professional DJs Jim Blum, Elena See, Barb Heller, Matt Reilly and Gene Shay host the flagship Folk Alley stream.

The Folk Alley Player allows you to listen to the Folk Alley Flagship Stream, play audio in the background, and click through to for access to the site's rich content archives, and more.

Since September 2003, Folk Alley has brought the best of traditional folk, Americana, singer/songwriter, bluegrass, Celtic, world and acoustic instrumental music styles to an international audience - listeners tremendously excited to finally find "their" music available 24 hours a day on the Internet. Listener-supported Folk Alley is dedicated to the promotion and preservation of music that is often overlooked by commercial radio networks. is a non-profit Internet venture produced by WKSU-FM, an award-winning public radio station with nearly 60 years of broadcasting history. A service of Kent State University, the station also presents the Kent State Folk Festival and broadcasts 13 hours of original folk music programming throughout Northeast Ohio each week over WKSU 89.7, four repeater stations and two translator signals. You can hear Folk Alley on WKSU HD-2, and other radio stations running HD across the United States.

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