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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Two new one-hour radio specials about Willie Nelson feature the stories behind his music and tales from road. Great to air around his 80th birthday - April 29, 2013

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Series of four short segments - intimate interview with Yusuf / Cat Stevens about his new album, Tell 'Em I'm Gone, as heard on NPR First Listen.


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Billy Joel looks back on his career as a songwriter.

Bought by KCMJ Community Radio, Radio New Zealand, KBYS 88.3 FM, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, KMXT and more

  • Added: Nov 11, 2010
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
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One hour radio special provides insight to how Cirque du Soliel "shook up" Elvis Presley's classic songs for the new "Viva Elvis" show.

Bought by KFOK-LPFM

  • Added: Nov 05, 2010
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Paul McCartney records drums, Credit: Linda McCartney
The Jailor Man and Sailor Sam thought the major was a little lady Suffragette with a heart like a wheel.

Bought by KAZU, KPIK-LP, Radio New Zealand, KBYS 88.3 FM, 90.1 WFYI Public Radio and more

  • Added: Oct 27, 2010
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 15
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One-hour special traces how Bob Dylan hastened the end of Tin Pan Alley.

Bought by KPIP-LP, KVSC, Prairie Public, KPIK-LP, KFAI and more

  • Added: Oct 06, 2010
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 30
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"Bom Tempo" or "Good Time" with Sergio Mendes and friends.

Bought by KFOK-LPFM, WCAI / WNAN, KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA, KUMD, KIDE Hoopa Tribal Radio 91.3fm and more

  • Added: Aug 24, 2010
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 11
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One hour special follows the creation and influence of Miles Davis' heaviest album.

Bought by Harford Community Radio, Prairie Public, WMUH, WDCB, WFIU and more

  • Added: Aug 20, 2010
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 22
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Alejandro Escovedo hosts an hour of live music and conversation with singer and songwriter Carrie Rodriguez.

Bought by KFOK-LPFM, KIDE Hoopa Tribal Radio 91.3fm, KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA, KUMD, WXXI and more

  • Added: Jul 30, 2010
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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One hour special traces the creation and rise of Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble.

Bought by Radio New Zealand, CBC Inside the Music, KMUW, KFOK-LPFM, WDET Detroit Public Radio and more

  • Added: Jul 19, 2010
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 21
Caption: Carole King and James Taylor, Credit: James O'Hara
Two musical legends look back on their 40 year friendship

Bought by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Prairie Public, Prairie Public, KBYS 88.3 FM, KCSM and more

  • Added: May 05, 2010
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 27
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The making and influence of John Coltrane's "A Love Supreme."

Bought by WJAB, WMOT, WCPN, KMUW, WLPR and more

  • Added: Apr 29, 2010
  • Length: 01:58:20
  • Purchases: 14