Blues Zeppelin
Über die Sendung

„Working hard to make reality a lot less painful“, the Blues Zeppelin airs on Sunday afternoons from 15h00- 17h00 CET on Radio Bern (RaBe), Bern's alternative radio.

Hosted by Mark Stenzler, the Blues Zeppelin, which has been part of the Swiss radio landscape since 1989, features an eclectic mix of blues, zydeco, soul, folk and world music. In addition, a wide range of musicians, artists and writers have been guests on the program.

In January 2024, Mark was honored as a recipient of the Memphis-based Blues Foundation lifetime-achievement award, Keeping The Blues Alive, for hosting Blues Zeppelin for more than three decades on Swiss Radio and promoting blues music to a global audience.

Blues Zeppelin can be heard on the following radio stations:
Radio Bern (RaBe) in Bern (CH)
Radio LoRa in Zurich (CH)
Diis Radio in Canton Valais (CH)
CJRO Community Radio in Ottawa ON (CA)
WRFI Community Radio in Ithaca NY / Odessa NY (USA)
WINO in Watkins Glen NY (USA)

Mark Stenzler, native NYer and former radio pirate (Radio Free Ithaca), has been an avid radio broadcaster on both sides of the Atlantic since 1978. He came to Switzerland in the 1980s as a physics researcher at CERN.

Blues Zeppelin podcasts can be found HERE.

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Nächste Sendungen
  • So, 28.4., 15:00 - 17:00
  • So, 12.5., 15:00 - 17:00
  • So, 26.5., 15:00 - 17:00
  • So, 9.6., 15:00 - 17:00
  • So, 23.6., 15:00 - 17:00
  • So, 7.7., 15:00 - 17:00
  • So, 21.7., 15:00 - 17:00
  • So, 4.8., 15:00 - 17:00
  • So, 18.8., 15:00 - 17:00
  • So, 1.9., 15:00 - 17:00

Blues Zeppelin Notes The Passing of Leo „Bud“ Welch

R.I.P. Leo “Bud” Welch | 1932-2017

Leo “Bud” Welch passed away December 19, 2017 at the age of 85. Born in 1932 in Sabougla, Mississippi, Welch spent his entire life in the area where he was raised. This is where he played music and remained relatively unknown in the music world, playing picnics and parties, but mostly playing at the church. His debut album, Sabougla Voices, was released at the age of 82 in 2014. He followed it up a year later with I Don’t Prefer No Blues. “Right now is a great point in my life,” Welch once said, “I’m doing things I’ve never been able to do before and I feel good doing them at an age when a lot of people are dead. So as long as I can I want to go around the world trying to send satisfaction to people. Doing that is a great feeling to me.”

Guy Davis on Blues Zeppelin

Bluesman, storyteller and activist, Guy Davis will be flying on Blues Zeppelin.  He was performing in Bern at Marians Jazzroom as part of the 46. International Jazzfestival Bern 2021. So 17. Oktober 2021 ab 15:00 CET