Strange Currency

Series produced by KMUW

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Favorites from the past, present and future. Nighttime becomes eclectic.

The show airs six nights a week and is available throughout the year as a one-hour or two-hour show.

Tom Petty once sang of the last DJ, the mythical creature who plays what they want to play.

Since its start in 2009, Strange Currency has adhered to that idea: A show that was not influenced by trends but not ignorant of them either, aware of currents in popular music but not beholden to them.

Why not throw in Yes next to or a few blocks away from Sturgill Simpson? Why not recognize the genius of both George Benson and St. Vincent? Why not dive into Brian Eno’s experimental work and place in next to the bold and brave sounds of Khruangbin? It’s a daunting task to keep track of it all and worry about genres or charts, so why not embrace them all?

Strange Currency has been heard on KMUW’s FM stream since 2009. Our audience ranges from teens to retirees, from music fans to musicians themselves.

The two hour show is available six nights a week with five shows that air at 57 minutes and one at 59. 57 minute shows have floating breaks, the 59 minute show runs continuous. The show is stream-able and SoundExchange compliant.

Additional promotional material is available.

Producer/Host-Jedd Beaudoin
Jedd Beaudoin has written for a variety of music publications throughout his career, covering everything from extreme metal to Christian-themed bluegrass. He’s happy to swim against the current and sometimes swim with it.

For more information:
Jedd Beaudoin beaudoin@kmuw.org
(316) 749-0439
https://www.kmuw.org/programs/strange-currency

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Tom Petty once sang of the last DJ, the mythical creature who plays what they want to play. Since its start in 2009, Strange Currency has adhered to that idea: A show that was not influenced by trends but not ignorant of them either, aware of currents in popular music but not beholden to them. Why not throw in Yes next to or a few blocks away from Sturgill Simpson? Why not recognize the genius of both George Benson and St. Vincent? Why not dive into Brian Eno’s experimental work and place in next to the bold and brave sounds of Khruangbin? It’s a daunting task to keep track of it all and worry about genres or charts, so why not embrace them all? Strange Currency has been heard on KMUW’s FM stream since 2009. Our audience ranges from teens to retirees, from music fans to musicians... Show full description


8 Pieces

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Underdressed at the Symphony is the new release from singer-songwriter Faye Webster. We’ll hear selections from that recording on this episode as w...

  • Added: Feb 26, 2024
  • Length: 01:57:58
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It’s our New Month, New Music feature with selections from Faye Webster, Waxahatchee, Norah Jones, and Kim Gordon.

  • Added: Feb 26, 2024
  • Length: 01:53:59
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We’ll hear selections from John Hiatt’s 1987 album Bring the Family, featuring Jim Keltner, Ry Cooder and Nick Lowe, as well as David Crosby’s 1993...

  • Added: Feb 26, 2024
  • Length: 01:53:59
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Listen for music from Tracy Chapman’s self-titled 1987 debut as well as music from Robin Macy, Sarah Jarosz, The Smile, and Elton John.

  • Added: Feb 26, 2024
  • Length: 01:53:59
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We’ll hear music from Wayne Gottstine’s 2023 release, Fallen, and selections from Mercy Bell’s self-titled album.

  • Added: Feb 26, 2024
  • Length: 01:53:58
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Listen for music from Katy Kirby’s 2024 album Blue Raspberry and from Adrian Sutherland’s upcoming LP Precious Diamonds.

Bought by KUGS Bellingham, Wash. and Raven Radio


  • Added: Feb 26, 2024
  • Length: 01:53:59
  • Purchases: 2
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Listen for music from Chris Cornell’s 2020 album No One Sings Like You Anymore, Vol.1 plus music from Katy Kirby’s 2024 release, Blue Raspberry.

Bought by KMUN, KUGS Bellingham, Wash., and KMXT


  • Added: Feb 19, 2024
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 3
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We’ll hear music from Otis Rush, Gary Moore, UFO, and Sean Costello.

Bought by KUGS Bellingham, Wash.


  • Added: Feb 19, 2024
  • Length: 01:53:58
  • Purchases: 1