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


11 Pieces

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John Bonham is considered one of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll drummers of all time. When he died in 1980, at the age of 32, he left behind a relative...

Bought by Royalton Community Radio and WOUB


  • Added: May 24, 2019
  • Length: 01:57:57
  • Purchases: 2
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We celebrate Bob Dylan’s 78th birthday with selections from throughout his career as well as covers from The Replacements, John Martyn, Shelby Lynn...

Bought by KMXT


  • Added: May 24, 2019
  • Length: 01:53:56
  • Purchases: 1
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Max Weinberg joined Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band in the 1970s and became an integral member of that group. In the 1990s he served as bandleade...

Bought by Radio Phoenix and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: May 23, 2019
  • Length: 01:53:57
  • Purchases: 2
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Keep On is the sophomore release from Memphis-based soul/blues/R&B group Southern Avenue. Featuring sisters Tikyra (drums, vocals) and Tierinii Jac...

  • Added: May 22, 2019
  • Length: 01:53:55
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Wall of Flowers brings together guitarist Mike Baggetta, bassist Mike Watt (Minutemen, Firehose) and legendary session drummer Jim Keltner. We’ll h...

  • Added: May 21, 2019
  • Length: 01:53:56
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Drummer Jon Wurster has recorded with a wide range of artists, though he is perhaps best known for his work with Bob Mould, The Mountain Goats and ...

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


  • Added: May 20, 2019
  • Length: 01:53:55
  • Purchases: 2
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For much of the Grateful Dead’s career the double drum attack of Mickey Hart and Bill Kruetzmann formed the backbone of the legendary outfit’s soun...

Bought by WEMU, KMXT, and Royalton Community Radio


  • Added: May 17, 2019
  • Length: 01:57:58
  • Purchases: 3
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We celebrate the birthday of musician Taj Mahal with selections from throughout his career.

  • Added: May 17, 2019
  • Length: 01:53:56
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Released in 2003, Transatlantacism is considered the breakthrough album from Death Cab For Cutie. We’ll hear selections from that recording on this...

Bought by Radio Phoenix


  • Added: May 16, 2019
  • Length: 01:53:56
  • Purchases: 1
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Released in 2003, Transatlantacism is considered the breakthrough album from Death Cab For Cutie. We’ll hear selections from that recording on this...

Bought by KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio]


  • Added: May 15, 2019
  • Length: 01:53:56
  • Purchases: 1
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Born in 1939, Peter “Ginger” Baker became one of the most influential rock drummers of all time despite his personal passion for jazz. We’ll hear m...

  • Added: May 15, 2019
  • Length: 01:53:56