Strange Currency

Series produced by KMUW

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Drawing on a range of new releases and old favorites, Strange Currency covers broad swaths of musical terrain. From progressive rock to dark synthwave to singer-songwriters, the goal is to give the listener a sense of the familiar while introducing them to songs they didn't know they loved.

The show airs six nights a week and is available throughout the year as a one-hour or two-hour show.

“Strange Currency is one of the coolest, most interesting shows I’ve heard.”
Dustin Arbuckle, Moreland & Arbuckle

“Strange Currency is genius wrapped in pizza.”
KMUW listener

STRANGE CURRENCY
Strange Currency features classic and emerging artists in a forum that is ever evolving and curated by the show’s host, based on the host’s taste, and a reflection of the host’s personality. More than merely a music show, it’s conversation piece that consistently leaves listeners scrambling for playlists and their iTunes account.

The material ranges from classic alternative artists to blues-rock, to progressive and post rock with a special ear toward forgotten or underappreciated artists. This is the sound of a friend welcoming you into their home for a night of deep listening and light conversation.

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 is an award-winning writer and broadcaster with a wide range of musical interests. He has served as a local music critic in Wichita, Kansas since 2003 and his written work has appeared in a variety of music publications, including No Depression, Copper Press, Amazon.com (where he served as an editorial critic), and, currently, at PopMatters, where he contributes to the Kickin’ Up Dust column on a bi-monthly basis. He also serves as host of Wichita Sessions, a syndicated live music television program.

For more information:
Jedd Beaudoin beaudoin@kmuw.org
(316) 992-8358 or (316) 978-6789
https://www.kmuw.org/programs/strange-currency
http://www.facebook.com/strangecurrencyict

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“Strange Currency is one of the coolest, most interesting shows I’ve heard.” Dustin Arbuckle, Moreland & Arbuckle“Strange Currency is genius wrapped in pizza.” KMUW listener STRANGE CURRENCY Strange Currency features classic and emerging artists in a forum that is ever evolving and curated by the show’s host, based on the host’s taste, and a reflection of the host’s personality. More than merely a music show, it’s conversation piece that consistently leaves listeners scrambling for playlists and their iTunes account. The material ranges from classic alternative artists to blues-rock, to progressive and post rock with a special ear toward forgotten or underappreciated artists. This is the sound of a friend welcoming you into their home for a night of deep listening and light... Show full description


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Listen for music from The Cure’s 1987 double LP Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me as well as selections from that year’s Introducing The Hardline According T...

Bought by KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Jul 17, 2019
  • Length: 01:53:57
  • Purchases: 1
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We’ll hear music from the 2002 release from Flaming Lips, Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots as well as selections from Primus’ 1990 sophomore set, Fr...

Bought by WSLR and WLPR


  • Added: Jul 15, 2019
  • Length: 01:53:56
  • Purchases: 2
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We’ll hear music from Stef Chura’s 2019 release Midnight as well as music from Fishbone’s 1991 album, The Reality of My Surroundings.

Bought by Radio Phoenix and KMUN


  • Added: Jul 11, 2019
  • Length: 01:53:56
  • Purchases: 2
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Formed in 1996, initially as Star 69, Imperial Teen recently issued its latest album, Now We Are Timeless, it’s first in nearly a decade. Filled wi...

  • Added: Jul 11, 2019
  • Length: 01:53:56
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Featuring members of New York City’s avant garde underground, Band of Susans recorded a series of influential albums between 1986 and 1996, when th...

  • Added: Jul 11, 2019
  • Length: 01:57:58
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We celebrate the birthday of gospel, R&B and soul legend Mavis Staples with music from throughout her career.

Bought by WSLR


  • Added: Jul 09, 2019
  • Length: 01:53:56
  • Purchases: 1
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On July 9, 1995 the Grateful Dead played its last show with Jerry Garcia as frontman. Weeks later, the guitarist and vocalist was found dead of a h...

  • Added: Jul 08, 2019
  • Length: 01:53:57
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Released in 1999, The Soft Bulletin catapulted Oklahoma’s Flaming Lips from cult status to almost-mainstream status. Informed by classic progressiv...

Bought by KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], KRCB-FM "Radio 91", and KMXT


  • Added: Jul 08, 2019
  • Length: 01:53:56
  • Purchases: 3
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It’s out New Month, New Music feature with songs from Slowness, Rob Laufer, Chris Stamey and more.

Bought by WLPR, WEMU, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], Royalton Community Radio, and KMUN


  • Added: Jul 05, 2019
  • Length: 01:53:56
  • Purchases: 5