Roots & Twang / Karen Anderson

Roots & Twang, which aired Fridays in the 3-5pm time slot from June 2022 through April 2024, was your weekly dose of Country, Roots and Americana music hosted by Karen Anderson, the “Truck Driver’s Daughter.”  Karen brought a diverse mix of artists you wouldn’t hear on commercial Country radio stations, and broke the stereotypes of the genre with her eclectic musical selections. Some listeners said, “It’s the country show for people who don’t like country.”

Karen says, “This is my dad Charlie Anderson in 1972 with the steel delivery truck that he loved to drive. I grew up listening to him singing Okie From Muskogee and A Boy Named Sue, among others, and country music just got into my soul. When I was a teenager, I rebelled against the twang and ventured off into the worlds of punk, new wave and reggae. Then in 1981, while working as a clerk at Tower Records, I snapped up a copy of Elvis Costello’s newly released Almost Blue, and the country torch was reignited to burn brighter than ever.” Email Karen.