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.

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 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... Show full description


18 Pieces

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Listen for selections from Curtis, the 1970 release from Curtis Mayfield as well as songs from Bettie LaVette, Mavis Staples and others.

Bought by KHNS


  • Added: Jul 03, 2020
  • Length: 01:57:57
  • Purchases: 1
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It’s our New Month, New Music feature with selections from The Jayhawks, Tom Petty, Flaming Lips, Radnor & Lee and others.

  • Added: Jul 03, 2020
  • Length: 01:53:57
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We’ll hear music from Cycles of Existential Rhyme, the 2014 release from Chicano Batman as well as songs from Come Go With Me: The Stax Collection ...

  • Added: Jul 03, 2020
  • Length: 01:53:56
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We’ll hear music from Willie Nile’s New York At Night and Bob Dylan’s Rough and Rowdy Ways.

Bought by Raven Radio and WSLR


  • Added: Jun 29, 2020
  • Length: 01:53:57
  • Purchases: 2
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Agricultural Tragic is the new release from Canadian Singer-songwriter Corb Lund. Although influenced by classic country and Americana, the music n...

  • Added: Jul 02, 2020
  • Length: 01:53:56
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We’ll hear music from Robyn Hitchcock’s Bob Dylan tribute album, Robyn Sings plus Postcards Of The Hanging: Grateful Dead Performs the Songs of Bob...

Bought by KRCB-FM "Radio 91" and KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio]


  • Added: Jun 29, 2020
  • Length: 01:53:57
  • Purchases: 2
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Listen for music from Vehicles, Pink Floyd, Yes and King Crimson.

Bought by KMXT, Radio Phoenix, and Royalton Community Radio


  • Added: Jun 26, 2020
  • Length: 01:57:58
  • Purchases: 3
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We’ll hear music from Sam Cooke’s At The Copa album and music from Jackson Browne’s Late For The Sky.

Bought by KHNS and KMXT


  • Added: Jun 26, 2020
  • Length: 01:53:58
  • Purchases: 2
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Recorded throughout 1974 and 1975, Homegrown, was ultimately abandoned by Neil Young for personal reasons. Though several of the songs from the rec...

Bought by KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Jun 23, 2020
  • Length: 01:53:58
  • Purchases: 1
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We’ll hear music from Walk Through Fire, the 2019 album from English singer-songwriter Yola, as well as music from Shemekia Copeland’s America’s Ch...

  • Added: Jun 23, 2020
  • Length: 01:53:58
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Listen for selections from the 2019 self-titled album from Austin’s Black Pumas as well as music from John Hiatt’s Crossing Muddy Waters.

Bought by KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], KMXT, and WLPR


  • Added: Jun 22, 2020
  • Length: 01:53:56
  • Purchases: 3
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Listen for music from Bob Dylan’s latest, Rough and Rowdy Ways, as well as selections from Chicano Batman’s Invisible People.

Bought by WSLR, Radio Phoenix, Royalton Community Radio, KHNS, and KMXT


  • Added: Jun 17, 2020
  • Length: 01:57:58
  • Purchases: 5
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Nous features Christopher Bono (Ghost Against Ghost) and finds him collaborating with Greg Fox (ex-Liturgy), Shahzad Ismaily (Will Oldham), Thor Ha...

  • Added: Jun 17, 2020
  • Length: 01:53:55
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Choctaw-American singer-songwriter Samantha Crain will release her new album, A Small Death, in July. We’ll preview some of the record on this epis...

  • Added: Jun 17, 2020
  • Length: 01:53:57
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Look Alive is the latest from Oklahoma’s Unwed Sailor. We’ll hear music from that release as well as selections from Deerhoof’s Future Teenage Cave...

Bought by WLPR and WSLR


  • Added: Jun 14, 2020
  • Length: 01:53:58
  • Purchases: 2
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Released in 2001, Burnside on Burnside captures blues legend R.L. Burnside in peak form across numbers such as “Jumper on the Line,” “Skinny Woman”...

Bought by KHNS and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Jun 17, 2020
  • Length: 01:53:56
  • Purchases: 2
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Listen for music from Saint Cloud, the latest from Waxhatchee, plus music from Andre Cymone’s 1969.

Bought by KMUN, Radio Phoenix, Royalton Community Radio, KHNS, and KMXT


  • Added: Jun 11, 2020
  • Length: 01:57:58
  • Purchases: 5
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We’ll hear music from Xoxo, the upcoming LP from The Jayhawks as well as selections from Reunions, the latest from Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit.

Bought by KMUN and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Jun 11, 2020
  • Length: 01:53:57
  • Purchases: 2