Friday, November 26, 2010


For Immediate Release


(Amsterdam, November 22, 2010)—The John Sinclair Radio Show, flagship program of the grass-roots Radio Free Amsterdam internet radio station, celebrates six years of weekly broadcasts with 10 days of daily programs from the 2010 Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam.

Founded at the 2004 Cannabis Cup, the John Sinclair Radio Show has logged over 350 weekly programs emanating from remote locations in Amsterdam and all over the world. The guerrilla radio station without a studio was instituted by Henk Botwinik, Larry Hayden and John Sinclair. Sinclair is program director and producer of RFA programming; Hayden is Executive Producer.

Starting out in the coffeeshops and gathering spots of Amsterdam, the John Sinclair Radio Show has followed its host all over the world, posting one-hour programs each week from London, New York City, Detroit, New Orleans, Santiago, Tokyo, Genoa, Paris, Rome, and numerous points in between. The full list of program locations includes:

  • AMSTERDAM          DETROIT            LONDON
  • 420 Café                New Dodge Lounge   Headpress Bunker
  • Coffeeshop Amnesia      Ann Arbor Alive Radio   Who Do You Think You Are
  • Homegrown Fantasy       WDET Radio              Royal Festival Hall,
  • Sensi Museum Coffeeshop Bombadill’s, Ypsilanti  City Inn Art Cafe
  • Cannabis College             Amsterdam Espresso Lee Harris Croft, East Anglia
  • PRE Café                Butchers inn            CafÈ Oto
  • Barney’s Brasserie           Straight Ahead Studio   World’s End Tavern
  • Winston Hotel           Holice P. Woods Studio  Raindance Film Festival
  • Paradiso Balloon Party       Hastings Street Ballroom     Biddle Bros
  • Cafe Aroma                   Jazz Loft          Second Layer
  • Schipol Airport              Bohemian National Home Rough Trade
  • What Is Happening Here       Park Bar           Bamalama Poster Shop
  • Galeria Tongue in Groove     MOCAD              Big Green Books
  • Vurige Tongen @ Ruigoord     Hash Bash, Ann Arbor    Resonance Radio
  • CS Post                 Trans-Love Energies Waterstones
  • Rock-It Coffeeshop      BookBeat, Oak Park Siani Mews
  • Pigeon Poetry Boat Canal Cruise                 Longcat
  •  CafÈ La Bettola               
  • NEW ORLEANS        Viva La Rock Radio
  • Blues Bunker            WWOZ-FM            Ray’s Jazz
  • Megaplaten, Jaarbeurs Utrecht     Radio Marigny      Scream Studio
  • Bitter Zoet                  Piety Street Recording  Shepherd’s Bush
  • Amsterdam Dreams        Handa Wanda’s      London Print Studio
  • Club More               Hi-Ho Lounge       The Foundry
  • Funky Farmers Seed Shop Frenchy Gallery         All Tomorrow’s Parties
  • Fat City Coffeeshop          Zotz Coffeeshop
  • Smoking Bull Café            Mardi Gras in New Orleans
  • Easter Hill Studios
  • The Dolphins 
  • Paradiso                SkyDog Tower, Paris
  • Gray Area               Festival Rochefort-en-Accords, Fr
  • Winston International Hotel  Kyriad Hotel, Perigeaux, France
  • DFM Radio               CosmoPoetica, Cordoba, Spain
  • Legalize! Parade             Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Berlin
  • Sugar Factory           Hotel Ibis, Berlin
  • Akhnaton                Firenze  
  • High Life Cup, RAI           Piazza del Erbe, Genoa
  • St. Christopher Hotel        Cafe Mentelocale, Genoa
  • Eat at Jo’s in the Melkweg   B & B il Pittolo, Elmo, Italy
  • Fantasio                CSOA Forte Prenestino, Roma
  • Coffeeshop Basjoe            CSOA Cox 18, Milan, Italy
  • Hempshopper             Museo Arte di Paolo Pini, Milano
  • Overtoom 301            Radio Onda Rossa, Roma
  • OCCII                        Libri, Pitigliano, Italy
  • ZXZW Festival, Tillburg      Teatro del Fuoco, Foggia, Italy
  • Fly Agaric Studio            Santiago > Valparaiso, Chile
  • Café The Zen            Tokyo Hipsters Club, Tokyo
  • Spam, Rotterdam Noord        Ooze Charm Coffeeshop, Tokyo
  • Stena Line, English Channel

Chelsea Hotel, New York City
Yippie Museum Café, NYC
Think Coffee, New York City
XM Satellite Radio, NYC
Think Coffee, New York City
XM Satellite Radio, NYC
New Grass Center, Florence MA
Mama’s Crowbar, Portland ME
Roots Music & Arts Festival, MD
Common Ground on the Hill
Kent Stage, Kent OH
Standing Ovation Studio, Chicago
Pheasant Hollow, Wittenburg IL
Pumpkin Hollow, TN
Opal Fly’s, Fayetteville AR
Republic Coffee, Memphis
Honest Tune, Oxford MS
Thacker Mt. Radio, Oxford
Voyagers Rest, Oxford MS
Rebel Radio, Ole Miss, Oxford MS
Two Stick, Oxford MS
State Theater, Starkville MS
Clubside, Olympia WA
Berkeley Liberation Radio
Perrier Lounge, San Francisco
Diva Radio, San Francisco Cable TV
Two Media Whores, KLSX, LA
Subterranea, KCSN, Los Angeles
Caffe Etc, Los Angeles
Blues Hotel @ KXLU-FM, LA

A new episode of the John Sinclair Radio Show is produced and posted each week, along with two hours of original programming titled Sinclair On The Air broadcast every Saturday night from midnight until 2:00 am on Salto Wereld FM-99.4 in Amsterdam, and Sinclair’s Jazz from the Hempshopper on Fridays.

Other Radio Free Amsterdam programming includes Cannabis Talk, hosted by Joeri Pfeiffer on Salto Wereld FM-99.4 every Saturday night at 11:00 pm; The Blues Show with Bruce Pingree from WUNH-FM in Durham, NH; Highway 61 with Scott Barretta from Mississippi Pubic Broadcasting; The Kitchen Sink and radio documentaries by David Kunian of WWOZ-FM, New Orleans; Jazz Roots and the New Orleans Music Show with Tom Morgan of WWOZ; Vintage Radio Vaults, programs from the past years of radio; and other programs from the John Sinclair Archives including Blue Dolphins and the New Orleans Music Show with John Sinclair.

Additional programming is produced for Radio Free Amsterdam by Henk Botwinik. Radio Free Amsterdam programming is also produced for broadcast on Detroit Life Radio, under the direction of John Sinclair and Executive Producer Holice P. Wood.

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