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


12 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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It’s Our New Month, New Music feature with selections from Lake Street Dive, Brave Boy, Chris Smither, Old ‘97’s Arbuckle & Long and a new take on ...

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


  • Added: Mar 31, 2024
  • Length: 01:53:59
  • Purchases: 3
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Released in 1989, Flying in a Blue Dream was Joe Satriani’s follow-up to his breakthrough release Surfing with the Alien. We’ll hear music from tha...

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


  • Added: Apr 08, 2024
  • Length: 01:57:58
  • Purchases: 4
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Little Sun is the latest release from Minnesota-based musician Charlie Parr. We’ll hear selections from that effort as well as music from North Car...

Bought by KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio] and KUGS Bellingham, Wash.


  • Added: Apr 08, 2024
  • Length: 01:53:58
  • Purchases: 2
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Listen for selections from Tallahassee, the 2002 album from The Mountain Goats as well as new music from Mark Knopfler, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, ...

Bought by Raven Radio, RADIOLEX, KUGS Bellingham, Wash., and WLPR


  • Added: Apr 08, 2024
  • Length: 01:53:58
  • Purchases: 4
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Listen for selections from Stellar Evolution, the latest from April featured artist Aaron Lee Tasjan, as well as music from Blitzen Trapper’s new L...

Bought by KUGS Bellingham, Wash.


  • Added: Apr 08, 2024
  • Length: 01:53:58
  • Purchases: 1
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We’ll hear music from the debut LP by Arbuckle & Long, Gonna Be Justified as well as selections from Chris Smither’s upcoming effort All About the ...

Bought by KHNS


  • Added: Apr 08, 2024
  • Length: 01:53:59
  • Purchases: 1
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Former King Crimson vocalist recently announced a new project, Beat, which will perform music from the 1980s version of that band. Belew has recrui...

Bought by KUGS Bellingham, Wash. and KMXT


  • Added: Apr 13, 2024
  • Length: 01:57:58
  • Purchases: 2
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Bite Down is the latest release from North Carolina-based singer-songwriter Rosali. We’ll hear music from that recording as well as selections from...

  • Added: Apr 13, 2024
  • Length: 01:53:59
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Listen for selections from Comeback Kid, the latest release from Lake Street Dive’s Bridget Kearney. We’ll also hear music from the band’s upcoming...

  • Added: Apr 13, 2024
  • Length: 01:53:58
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We’ll hear new music from Jeremiah Foundation, Eels, St. Vincent, and music from Aaron Lee Tasjan’s latest, Stellar Evolution.

Bought by WLPR


  • Added: Apr 13, 2024
  • Length: 01:53:59
  • Purchases: 1
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Listen for music from Hannah Frances’ 2024 album Keeper of the Shepherd as well as music from Adrianne Lenker’s acclaimed album from this year, Bri...

Bought by KUGS Bellingham, Wash.


  • Added: Apr 13, 2024
  • Length: 01:53:59
  • Purchases: 1
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British guitarist Robin Trower celebrates the half century anniversary of his landmark album Bridge of Sighs this year with a deluxe reissue of tha...

Bought by Raven Radio and KUGS Bellingham, Wash.


  • Added: Apr 13, 2024
  • Length: 01:53:58
  • Purchases: 2