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


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We’ll hear music from Waking The Dreaming Body, the new release from experimental artist Karima Walker as well as music from Arooj Aftab’s highly a...

Bought by KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio] and RADIOLEX


  • Added: Jun 15, 2021
  • Length: 01:53:58
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Listen for selections from Ignorance, the latest by Canada’s The Weather Station, plus music from Julien Baker’s acclaimed 2021 release, Little Obl...

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  • Added: Jun 15, 2021
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In early 2020, Mick Fleetwood gathered a number of musicians in London for a tribute concert to former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Peter Green. Green, ...

  • Added: Jun 15, 2021
  • Length: 01:57:58
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Vicious Kid is the latest release from Minneapolis, Minnesota’s Kiss The Tiger. The new release covers a range of influences, including Americana a...

Bought by KUGS Bellingham, Wash.


  • Added: Jun 15, 2021
  • Length: 01:53:59
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What do progressive rock bands such as Genesis and Yes have in common with the lo-fi aesthetics of Ohio’s Guided By Voices? On the surface, not muc...

Bought by Radio Phoenix, KHNS, and KUGS Bellingham, Wash.


  • Added: Jun 07, 2021
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We mark the birthday of Paul McCartney with selections from his work as Beatle, his time with Wings, and more recent endeavors. Plus covers from Fa...

Bought by KRCB-FM "Radio 91" and RADIOLEX


  • Added: Jun 07, 2021
  • Length: 01:53:58
  • Purchases: 2