KDVS 90.3 FM
On hiatus
Michael Leahy

Cool as Folk is a radio show on KDVS that began in September 2003. It features new-folk, old-folk, weird-folk, Americana, stringbands, bluegrass, and other folkish acoustic music. Every week, host Michael Leahy, brings musicians (who, coincidentally, will often play later that night at Delta of Venus or Sophia's Thai Kitchen) onto the radio show for interviews and live performances. At last count, Cool As Folk has been host to well over 200 in-studio guests. Past guests include Utah Phillips, Mason Jennings, Nina Nastasia, Josh Ritter, The Avett Brothers, Tom Brosseau, Brett Dennen and Jolie Holland. Jolie Holland was also a frequent guest DJ in 2004-2005 who went by DJ Euphoria Jackson. Michael used to refer to himself as "Cornelius," but stopped this practice in the summer of 2005.

Michael has also been very active in the live music scene bringing touring artists to numerous venues around the Davis/Sacramento area. This concert series is often referred to "Cool As Folk Presents...".

The show originally had a timeslot of Friday mornings at 4:00-6:00 am, moved to 6:00-8:30 am after his first quarter and then to 9:30AM-noon for over 2 years. It changed on September 28, 2007 to Friday 6:00PM-8:00PM. On June 19, 2009 Mike Leahy announced that he was taking a break from the show for at least the summer.

Show archives are available on the Cool As Folk KDVS Page You can find more information on the show at

The show is also syndicated on Radio You, a High Definition Radio Station based out of the Boston, Mass. area.

Folk music fans may want to check out The Saturday Morning Folk Show and Farewell Transmission, also on KDVS.


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2007-09-25 23:09:22   Is Mike coming back? —AndrewChen

2007-09-26 10:53:47   Tune in at 6pm on Friday and you may be pleasently surprised —CraigFergus