American Variety Radio™


If you want a break from political talk, if all that ranting is wearing you out, 
then you’ll feel right at home with American Variety:  Radio for the rest of us!


Upcoming Shows

Dec 6, 7 & 8  -  The interesting and largely untold story of the Gulf of Mexico, as told by a Pulitzer-Prize-winning historian

Dec 13, 14 & 15  -  Author John Steinbeck and iconoclastic marine biologist Ed Ricketts made an unusual specimen-collecting expedition into the Sea of Cortez in 1940 and wrote a book about it; my guest is rebuilding the boat they sailed in

I’m Court Lewis, the host of American Variety Radio™. On American Variety we talk about a wide variety of topics—in fact, anything but politics.  Every week is a different theme, from interviews with amazing people who followed their dream and succeeded, to explorations of history, science, and technology, to in-depth looks at out-of-the-way subjects that I think you’ll find fascinating. The show is also streamed live on the internet on the stations below. Podcasts are available for download on this site at “Shows.”  If you like a refreshing, humorous approach to an eclectic mix of topics, I think you’ll like American Variety. Tune in and check us out! If you have any questions, feel free to email me at

American Variety Radio is aired throughout the week on the Public Radio stations shown below.

WETS 89.5 FM
Johnson City, TN
Saturdays at 6:30 a.m
Sundays at 2:00 p.m.

Visit WETS 89.5

Serving East Tennessee, Western North Carolina, and Southwest Virginia

WMFE-90.7 FM 
Orlando, FL 
Sundays 4:30 p.m.

Visit WMFE-90 FM

Serving Central Florida

WQCS-88.9 HD-2 (digital)
Ft. Pierce, FL 
Fridays 6:00 p.m.

Visit QCS-88.9 HD-2

Serving South Florida