KMUW

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KMUW's programming is more diverse than a typical commercial radio station and even some public stations. The "sound" of KMUW is distinctive - with news and discussion programs that are longer and more broad-based in subject matter, and music programming that is eclectic and innovative, yet still accessible. KMUW provides the people of South Central Kansas with informative and creative radio programming, to meet the educational and entertainment needs of a supportive radio audience, while enhancing and extending the services of Wichita State University. KMUW is the home station for two nationally distributed music shows - the world music show Global Village, and Triple AAA/indie show Strange Currency. Both shows are free and available for both daily and weekend time slots. Please see the individual series pages for more information about both.

Series

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15 Pieces

With a fresh, inventive mix of global sounds and styles and a welcoming presentation, this award-winning show speaks to the joys of musical discovery and smart entertainment with diverse and engaging world music that appeals to a broad audience. The program is FREE and available five days a week or for weekend use. A monthly world music concert series, monthly new releases show, stand-alone holiday programs, and a wide variety of regular specials are also available free to all.

  • From: KMUW
  • Updated: Jan 11, 2019
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14 Pieces

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.

  • From: KMUW
  • Updated: Jan 06, 2019

Latest Pieces

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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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SPECIAL: The final Monday of every month, we present Global Village at the Savannah Music Festival, a monthly concert series showcasing top world m...

Bought by KBUT, WOUB, KSUT, KAWC, and WHCP-LP


  • Added: Feb 22, 2019
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 5
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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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SPECIAL: In conjunction with the February Harp feature, Global Village features a related instrument, the West African kora. We’ll hear music from ...

Bought by WSLR, Delmarva Public Radio, KEOS, KACU, Lower Cape Communications and more


  • Added: Feb 15, 2019
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 14
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A number of birthdays are celebrated in this edition of Global Village including the great Nina Simone, roots artist Rhiannon Giddens (with former ...

Bought by WSLR, KBRP Community Radio, Delmarva Public Radio, KEOS, KKRN and more


  • Added: Feb 15, 2019
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 11
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Global Village marks birthdays of indigenous artist Buffy Sainte-Marie and Buena Vista Social Club member Ibrahim Ferrer. We also remember Kenyan a...

Bought by KKRN, Delmarva Public Radio, Lower Cape Communications, WOUB, Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting and more


  • Added: Feb 15, 2019
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 10