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


4 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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We’ll hear music from Khruangbin’s collaboration with Leon Bridges, Texas Sun plus music from NOW by Damon Locks’ Black Monument Ensemble.

Bought by KMXT


  • Added: Sep 29, 2022
  • Length: 01:53:58
  • Purchases: 1
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Listen for selections from Ali, the new release from Khruangbin and Vieux Farka Toure plus music from Charles Rumback’s Seven Bridges LP.

  • Added: Sep 29, 2022
  • Length: 01:54:00
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Listen for music from Steve Hackett’s Genesis Revisited Live: Seconds Out & More plus music from Julian Lage’s View With A Room.

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


  • Added: Sep 28, 2022
  • Length: 01:57:58
  • Purchases: 3
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We’ll hear music from Moreland & Arbuckle’s Promised Land or Bust as well as Taj Mahal & Ry Cooder’s Get On Board.

Bought by KHNS, KUGS Bellingham, Wash., and WSLR


  • Added: Sep 28, 2022
  • Length: 01:53:58
  • Purchases: 3