Strange Currency

Series produced by KMUW

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Strange Currency mixes and matches the old with the new, the familiar with the less familiar. Though we can all build our own playlists, it's still fun when someone does the heavy lifting for us. Host Jedd Beaudoin scours the wild terrains of new releases and searches the outback of classic cuts to bring you a thought-provoking listening experience each time. Strange Currency airs six nights a week and is available FREE for daily and weekend use, with specials available throughout the year.

“Strange Currency is one of the coolest, most interesting shows I’ve heard.”
Dustin Arbuckle, Moreland & Arbuckle

“Strange Currency is genius wrapped in pizza.”
KMUW listener

STRANGE CURRENCY
Strange Currency features classic and emerging artists in a forum that is ever evolving and curated by the show’s host, based on the host’s taste, and a reflection of the host’s personality. More than merely a music show, it’s conversation piece that consistently leaves listeners scrambling for playlists and their iTunes account.

The material ranges from classic alternative artists to blues-rock, to progressive and post rock with a special ear toward forgotten or underappreciated artists. This is the sound of a friend welcoming you into their home for a night of deep listening and light conversation.

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 is an award-winning writer and broadcaster with a wide range of musical interests. He has served as a local music critic in Wichita, Kansas since 2003 and his written work has appeared in a variety of music publications, including No Depression, Copper Press, Amazon.com (where he served as an editorial critic), and, currently, at PopMatters, where he contributes to the Kickin’ Up Dust column on a bi-monthly basis. He also serves as host of Wichita Sessions, a syndicated live music television program.

For more information:
Jedd Beaudoin beaudoin@kmuw.org
(316) 992-8358 or (316) 978-6789
https://www.kmuw.org/programs/strange-currency
http://www.facebook.com/strangecurrencyict

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“Strange Currency is one of the coolest, most interesting shows I’ve heard.” Dustin Arbuckle, Moreland & Arbuckle“Strange Currency is genius wrapped in pizza.” KMUW listener STRANGE CURRENCY Strange Currency features classic and emerging artists in a forum that is ever evolving and curated by the show’s host, based on the host’s taste, and a reflection of the host’s personality. More than merely a music show, it’s conversation piece that consistently leaves listeners scrambling for playlists and their iTunes account. The material ranges from classic alternative artists to blues-rock, to progressive and post rock with a special ear toward forgotten or underappreciated artists. This is the sound of a friend welcoming you into their home for a night of deep listening and light... Show full description


14 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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SASSAFRASS! is the latest release from Canadian-born singer-songwriter Tami Neilson. Since relocating to New Zealand roughly a decade ago, Neilson ...

Bought by WOUB and WSLR


  • Added: Jul 20, 2018
  • Length: 01:57:58
  • Purchases: 2
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Released in 1984 The Flat Earth is the sophomore release from British musician Thomas Dolby. We’ll hear selections from it as well as Mental Notes,...

Bought by Radio Phoenix


  • Added: Jul 18, 2018
  • Length: 01:53:56
  • Purchases: 1
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Released in 1978, Real Life is the debut album from the band Magazine, led by former Buzzcocks member Howard Devoto. The record is frequently viewe...

  • Added: Jul 18, 2018
  • Length: 01:53:57
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Science Fiction is the solo debut album from Tom Bailey, known for his work throughout the 1980s with The Thompson Twins, a band that scored Top 40...

  • Added: Jul 18, 2018
  • Length: 01:53:55
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Listen for music from Act Like You Know from King James and The Special Men as well as selections from Hawk’s Bomb Pop.

Bought by WSLR, WLPR, and Radio Phoenix


  • Added: Jul 16, 2018
  • Length: 01:53:56
  • Purchases: 3
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Issued in 1996, Made To Be Broken is the sophomore release from Soul Asylum. The record bridges the distance between the band’s origins as a punk r...

  • Added: Jul 16, 2018
  • Length: 01:53:56
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Backroads and Abandoned Motels is the latest LP from The Jayhawks and is largely comprised of songs that the band’s Gary Louris co-wrote with other...

Bought by Radio Phoenix, KMXT, and WSLR


  • Added: Jul 12, 2018
  • Length: 01:53:56
  • Purchases: 3
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Listen for music from Queen’s 1977 effort, News Of The World.

Bought by KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio]


  • Added: Jul 12, 2018
  • Length: 01:53:56
  • Purchases: 1
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Listen for music from Heaven and Earth, the latest by Kamasi Washington as well as selections from Gnosis, the new release by Carrie Nation and The...

Bought by WEMU and WOUB


  • Added: Jul 12, 2018
  • Length: 01:57:58
  • Purchases: 2
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Blue Bell Knoll is the 1988 release from Scotland’s Cocteau Twins. Listen for music from that recording as well as from Thomas Dolby’s 1982 record,...

Bought by WLPR and KMXT


  • Added: Jul 09, 2018
  • Length: 01:53:55
  • Purchases: 2
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Released in 1982, Songs of the Free is the third LP from British postpunk band Gang Of Four. We’ll hear songs from that release as well as from the...

Bought by WEMU, WOUB, and WSLR


  • Added: Jul 04, 2018
  • Length: 01:57:58
  • Purchases: 3
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It’s our New Month, New Music feature with songs from the latest by Carrie Nation and The Speakeasy, Gnosis as well as selections from Kamasi Washi...

Bought by KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], WSLR, and Radio Phoenix


  • Added: Jul 04, 2018
  • Length: 01:53:59
  • Purchases: 3
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Best known for his work with technical heavy metal acts such as Dysrhythmia and Gorguts, guitarist Kevin Hufnagel has just issued the album Message...

  • Added: Jul 03, 2018
  • Length: 01:53:56
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Listen for music from Lake Street Dive’s latest, Free Yourself Up plus music from Low Cut Connie’s 2011 debut, Get Out the Lotion.

Bought by WSLR


  • Added: Jul 02, 2018
  • Length: 01:53:56
  • Purchases: 1