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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Leonard Cohen and friends talk about his music and influence.

Bought by KFAI, WUTC, KRCB-FM "Radio 91", KETR-FM, KUAF Public Radio and more


  • Added: Mar 30, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 34
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Exclusive interviews with Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ron Wood tell the story behind Some Girls - their 1978 album that featured an exciting mi...

Bought by Radio New Zealand, KRPS, 90.1 WFYI Public Radio, KBYS 88.3 FM, WUKY and more


  • Added: Dec 06, 2011
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 14
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Intimate acoustic set by Rosanne Cash and her husband, John Leventhal in their living room (aka Zone C). Includes exclusive live recordings of son...

Bought by KOSU, NPR Illinois, New Hampshire Public Radio, KUFM - Montana Public Radio, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE and more


  • Added: Nov 21, 2011
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 9
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Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen, Jr look back on the year they almost broke up but decided put out a little album called "Achtung Bab...

Bought by KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, WUKY, North State Public Radio, CBC Inside the Music and more


  • Added: Nov 21, 2011
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Archival Paul Simon interviews from various moments of his career are intertwined to show the evolution of his creative process. Hosted by Rita Ho...

Bought by WKMS, KBYS 88.3 FM, KISU, North State Public Radio, WETS and more


  • Added: Oct 17, 2011
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 12
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Wynton Marsalis looks back on music from throughout his career, from the straight jazz to his more classical compositions.

Bought by KISU, Radio New Zealand, WCAI / WNAN, WAMC, KIOS-FM Omaha Public Radio and more


  • Added: Oct 11, 2011
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 10
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Brand new one-hour special features exclusive Sting interview looking back on music from his solo career.

Bought by KPVL, WUKY, Prairie Public, CBC Inside the Music, WAMC and more


  • Added: Sep 30, 2011
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
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New one-hour radio special traces how Hank Williams’ “lost notebook” of unrecorded songs were found and set to music for new recordings by Bob Dyla...

Bought by KCMJ Community Radio, KPIP-LP, Lower Cape Communications, WCAI / WNAN, KUFM - Montana Public Radio and more


  • Added: Sep 21, 2011
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 17
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The official radio companion to Pearl Jam Twenty - a new documentary by Cameron Crowe in theatres Sep 2011, on PBS American Masters Oct 21, 2011.

Bought by KPVL, CBC Inside the Music, NPR Illinois, WAMC, Louisville Public Media and more


  • Added: Sep 21, 2011
  • Length: 01:10:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Tony Bennett and his duet partners (Amy Winehouse, Norah Jones, Aretha Franklin, John Mayer and more) discuss the art of collaboration on timeless ...

Bought by Radio New Zealand, WCAI / WNAN, KISU, KRWG, WAMC and more


  • Added: Sep 21, 2011
  • Length: 01:28:00
  • Purchases: 11