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


14 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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We mark the 75th birthday of guitar legend Johnny Winter with music from his solo career and his work with Muddy Waters.

  • Added: Feb 22, 2019
  • Length: 01:57:58
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Best Days is the debut recording from Cartwheel, featuring Kristyn Chapman, Will Erickson and Riley Day. We’ll hear selections from that release as...

Bought by KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Feb 22, 2019
  • Length: 01:53:55
  • Purchases: 1
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Medium Cool is the latest release from Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Luther Russell. Listen for music from that recording as well as selectio...

Bought by KMXT


  • Added: Feb 21, 2019
  • Length: 01:53:55
  • Purchases: 1
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Having gained early notoriety with the band Swans, Louisiana-born singer Jarboe has been creating unusual, vocally-driven albums since her departur...

  • Added: Feb 21, 2019
  • Length: 01:53:54
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Released in 1994, File Under: Easy Listening was the second and final album from Bob Mould’s band Sugar. The record had undergone a labored recordi...

Bought by WSLR and WLPR


  • Added: Feb 17, 2019
  • Length: 01:53:56
  • Purchases: 2
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Having established himself as a singer-songwriter entrenched in the Americana tradition, Robert Ellis decided to do something a little different fo...

Bought by Radio Phoenix


  • Added: Feb 17, 2019
  • Length: 01:53:57
  • Purchases: 1
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Released in 1992, Copper Blue served as the debut album from the band Sugar featuring Bob Mould. The record’s high-energy alternative rock tendenci...

Bought by Royalton Community Radio and WOUB


  • Added: Feb 12, 2019
  • Length: 01:57:58
  • Purchases: 2
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Released in 1978, Love Bites was the sophomore release from the Buzzcocks and features one of the band’s most beloved songs, “Ever Fallen In Love (...

Bought by KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Feb 12, 2019
  • Length: 01:53:57
  • Purchases: 1
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Mark Feldman’s Level5 is a funk-inflected instrumental-based collective featuring bassist Will Lee (David Letterman, The World’s Most Dangerous Ban...

Bought by KMXT and WSLR


  • Added: Feb 12, 2019
  • Length: 01:53:54
  • Purchases: 2
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Having achieved teen idol status as a member of the Memphis, Tennessee-based group The Box Tops (“The Letter”), musician Alex Chilton spent the bet...

Bought by KMXT, KPIP-LP, Radio Phoenix, and Royalton Community Radio


  • Added: Feb 08, 2019
  • Length: 01:53:56
  • Purchases: 4
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Listen for selections from The Cure, Billy Bragg, The Replacements, Joni Mitchell, Richard and Linda Thompson and Petra Haden.

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Feb 11, 2019
  • Length: 01:53:57
  • Purchases: 1
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Around the time his longtime band Hüsker Dü disbanded in 1988, Bob Mould retreated to rural Minnesota and began working music that ran counter to h...

Bought by KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio] and WLPR


  • Added: Feb 08, 2019
  • Length: 01:53:57
  • Purchases: 2
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Walk Through Fire is the new album from British singer-songwriter Yola and is produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys. The album recalls classic...

Bought by KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], WEMU, and WOUB


  • Added: Feb 07, 2019
  • Length: 01:57:58
  • Purchases: 3
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We’ll hear music from Juliana Hatfield’s 1992 album Hey Babe, which features guest appearances from Evan Dando (The Lemonheads), Mike Watt (Minutem...

  • Added: Feb 08, 2019
  • Length: 01:53:55