Joyride Media

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What is producing? We're not sure. At the moment, we think it's the attempt to keep audiences and ourselves from getting bored. In 2001, two die-hard fans of radio decided to join together and fill the airwaves with sounds and stories that would keep them tuned in. In the process, we've covered a lot of ground, centered on our first passion: music. But whether it's a program on rock, jazz, country, bluegrass, blues, classical, funk, punk or folk, Joyride Media focuses on the big ideas behind the music. Someone in a conference room once called it "transformative listening." Okay, well... Joyride Media believes in learning about the larger world, hearing stories from those who lived them, and putting music and history into context. Our trick is weaving it into a narrative flow that feels familiar. The treat is hearing music you know in a totally new way.

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One-hour radio shows perfect for your Feb 2009 Black History Month special program schedule

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Four short pieces about "The Basement Tapes" - Bob Dylan & the Band's historic 1967 Woodstock, NY recordings. Great for on-air and online with the PRX embed widget.

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Patti Smith hosts four hours of music and conversation about Bob Dylan.

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Three one-hour episodes detail distinct periods of Elvis Presley's life and music

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Egg nog for the ear.

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Seven one-hour Elvis Presley radio specials produced by Joyride Media.

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Eight-part radio series features Joe Strummer from The Clash spinning his favorite tracks from around the world.

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Four-part radio documentary celebrates 50 years of Johnny Cash recordings

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Two one-hour documentaries on The Byrds, the continuously groundbreaking band who bridged the gaps between The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger, the Beach Boys, the Los Angeles psychedelic underground and classic country.

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Celebrating major birthday and anniversary milestones of some of America's great musicians throughout 2013.


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One-hour music intensive documentary about Fats Waller, one of America's great composers and performers of the 20th century.

Bought by Prairie Public, WDCB, Radio New Zealand, WCSU-FM, Prairie Public and more


  • Added: Sep 22, 2006
  • Length: 59:05
  • Purchases: 30
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The Second of two one-hour documentaries on The Byrds, covering 1968 to 1972: the groundbreaking country-rock years.

Bought by WMMT, KPVL, Radio New Zealand, KBYS 88.3 FM, WLPR and more


  • Added: Sep 22, 2006
  • Length: 59:05
  • Purchases: 28
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The first of two one-hour documentaries on The Byrds, covering 1964 to 1967: the hitmaking years of the band's original five members.

Bought by KPVL, KIDE Hoopa Tribal Radio 91.3fm, Radio New Zealand, KBYS 88.3 FM, WLPR and more


  • Added: Sep 22, 2006
  • Length: 59:05
  • Purchases: 28
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One-hour music intensive radio special details how Bruce Springsteen was inspired by Pete Seeger's musical legacy while recording his latest album,...

Bought by KBYS 88.3 FM, Prairie Public, WYEP, Prairie Public, North State Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jul 01, 2006
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 22
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One-hour music intensive documentary details the making of Taking the Long Way -- the Dixie Chicks' first studio CD since a political statement mad...

Bought by KPVL, KFOK-LPFM, KIDE Hoopa Tribal Radio 91.3fm, WEOS, WCAI / WNAN and more


  • Added: May 26, 2006
  • Length: 59:05
  • Purchases: 6
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One-hour music intensive documentary hosted by Rodney Crowell explores Johnny Cash?s ?Personal File? home recording archive.

Bought by Prairie Public, WMMT, WAMC, KFOK-LPFM, KIDE Hoopa Tribal Radio 91.3fm and more


  • Added: Apr 24, 2006
  • Length: 59:05
  • Purchases: 19
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One-hour music intensive documentary presents rock music legend, Roy Orbison, through his own words and music, and comments by artists inspired by ...

Bought by KPIK-LP, KPIP-LP, KPVL, KFOK-LPFM, Sun Radio - KDRP Radio and more


  • Added: Apr 04, 2006
  • Length: 59:05
  • Purchases: 17
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The Little Willies (Lee Alexander, Jim Campilongo, Norah Jones, Richard Julian, and Dan Rieser) discuss their American-roots based side project wit...

Bought by KFOK-LPFM, KIDE Hoopa Tribal Radio 91.3fm, WRNC-LP, Lower Cape Communications, AIFM and more


  • Added: Mar 08, 2006
  • Length: 59:56
  • Purchases: 12
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Celebrate St Patrick's Day with The Chieftains

Bought by KPIK-LP, WVBI-LP, Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting, Radio New Zealand, WLPR and more


  • Added: Feb 08, 2006
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 34
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One-hour music-intensive program honors the 30th anniversary of Patti Smith's debut album, Horses.

Bought by KPIP-LP, CBC Inside the Music, KFOK-LPFM, KIDE Hoopa Tribal Radio 91.3fm, WFUV and more


  • Added: Jan 04, 2006
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 17