Strange Currency

Series produced by KMUW

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Strange Currency mixes and matches the old with the new, the familiar with the less familiar. Though we can all build our own playlists, it's still fun when someone does the heavy lifting for us. Host Jedd Beaudoin scours the wild terrains of new releases and searches the outback of classic cuts to bring you a thought-provoking listening experience each time. Strange Currency airs six nights a week and is available FREE for daily and weekend use, with specials available throughout the year.

“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


18 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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Released in mid-2001 Alive In An Ultra World was musician Steve Vai’s tribute to the many countries he visited during his 2000 world tour in suppor...

  • Added: Nov 14, 2018
  • Length: 01:57:59
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Issued in 1991, Dweezil Zappa’s Confessions was produced by Nuno Bettencourt, guitarist for the band Extreme (“More Than Words”); the album featur...

  • Added: Nov 14, 2018
  • Length: 01:53:56
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Released in 2006, Under The Skin was Lindsey Buckingham’s fourth solo album. We’ll hear from that release as well as Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours.

Bought by KMXT


  • Added: Nov 14, 2018
  • Length: 01:53:56
  • Purchases: 1
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Elastic Days is the new solo release from Dinosaur Jr. guitarist J Mascis. Listen for music from that recording as well as music from The Replaceme...

  • Added: Nov 14, 2018
  • Length: 01:53:56
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Released in 1989, Mr. Music Head was Adrian Belew’s (David Bowie, King Crimson) fourth solo album and features his only radio hit to date, “Oh Dadd...

  • Added: Nov 14, 2018
  • Length: 01:53:55
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We commemorate Veterans Day with selections from Band of Gypsies, Soul Asylum, Jason Isbell, John Prine and more.

  • Added: Nov 12, 2018
  • Length: 01:53:57
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Released in 1983, Let’s Dance was David Bowie’s true introduction a new decade and featured three major radio hits, including the titular track. Li...

Bought by WSLR and WOUB


  • Added: Nov 09, 2018
  • Length: 01:57:58
  • Purchases: 2
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We’ll hear music from Let It Be, the 1984 release from Minneapolis, Minnesota’s The Replacements, as well as Bob Mould’s 1989 solo debut, Workbook.

Bought by WLPR, Radio Phoenix, and KSRQ


  • Added: Nov 09, 2018
  • Length: 01:53:57
  • Purchases: 3
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The Eclipse Sessions is the latest release by veteran singer-songwriter John Hiatt. We’ll hear music from that as well as songs by Todd Snider.

Bought by KMXT


  • Added: Nov 06, 2018
  • Length: 01:53:57
  • Purchases: 1
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We celebrate World Saxophone Day with selections from Bruce Springsteen. World Saxophone Quartet, Roland Kirk and more.

  • Added: Nov 06, 2018
  • Length: 01:53:55
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We’ll hear selections from The World Palestine’s Let’s See Star B as well as The Travel Guide’s Trading A Dream.

  • Added: Nov 05, 2018
  • Length: 01:53:57
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Listen for selections from Jeff Tweedy, Bob Mould, Wings, David Lord and more.

Bought by WSLR


  • Added: Nov 02, 2018
  • Length: 01:53:56
  • Purchases: 1
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Released in 1976 Bright Size Life was guitar legend Pat Metheny’s solo debut. Joining him were drummer Bob Moses and bassist Jaco Pastorius. We’ll ...

  • Added: Nov 02, 2018
  • Length: 01:53:56
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Released in 1993, Counterparts was Canadian rock band Rush’s fifteenth studio album. Influenced by the writings of psychologist Carl Jung, drummer ...

Bought by WEMU and WOUB


  • Added: Nov 02, 2018
  • Length: 01:57:58
  • Purchases: 2
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In Tandem is the new collection from singer-songwriter Jann Klose. We’ll hear music from it as well as selections from the soundtrack to the film B...

  • Added: Oct 30, 2018
  • Length: 01:53:56
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Fog Machine is the new release from power pop band Valley Lodge. The band, which features comedian Dave Hill, is perhaps best known for having reco...

Bought by KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio]


  • Added: Oct 29, 2018
  • Length: 01:53:57
  • Purchases: 1
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R.E.M. At The BBC captures the legendary Georgia band recorded for the BBC across nearly two decades. We’ll hear music from that as well as from Th...

Bought by WEMU, WOUB, and KMXT


  • Added: Oct 26, 2018
  • Length: 01:57:58
  • Purchases: 3
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Forest Standards Vol.1 is the latest release from guitarist David Lord (Francis Moss, The Wonder Revolution). Listen for music from that as well as...

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


  • Added: Oct 26, 2018
  • Length: 01:53:57
  • Purchases: 2