Joyride Media

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What is producing? We're not sure. At the moment, we think it's the attempt to keep audiences and ourselves from getting bored. In 2001, two die-hard fans of radio decided to join together and fill the airwaves with sounds and stories that would keep them tuned in. In the process, we've covered a lot of ground, centered on our first passion: music. But whether it's a program on rock, jazz, country, bluegrass, blues, classical, funk, punk or folk, Joyride Media focuses on the big ideas behind the music. Someone in a conference room once called it "transformative listening." Okay, well... Joyride Media believes in learning about the larger world, hearing stories from those who lived them, and putting music and history into context. Our trick is weaving it into a narrative flow that feels familiar. The treat is hearing music you know in a totally new way.

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Celebrating major birthday and anniversary milestones of some of America's great musicians throughout 2013.

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Two new one-hour radio specials about Willie Nelson feature the stories behind his music and tales from road. Great to air around his 80th birthday - April 29, 2013

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Series of four short segments - intimate interview with Yusuf / Cat Stevens about his new album, Tell 'Em I'm Gone, as heard on NPR First Listen.


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One hour special celebrates the life of legendary guitarist Carlos Santana for Hispanic Heritage Month

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio, WBGO, Harford Community Radio, KRVS, and KIOS-FM Omaha Public Radio


  • Added: Sep 20, 2023
  • Length: 59:30
  • Purchases: 5
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The history of Willie Nelson and Paul English - the untold stories of a fabled friendship between a singer and his drummer. Inspired by Willie Nel...

Bought by KAZU Seaside, Calif., KUT, and Harford Community Radio


  • Added: Nov 15, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Miles Davis returns from a 5 year break with a burst of creativity.

Bought by WNMU-FM, WDCB, WBGO, and WFIU


  • Added: Sep 02, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
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One hour radio special goes behind the making of the new film, "Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song," as well as the histories of the lege...

Bought by KBBI Alaska, KBUT Crested Butte, Colo., Spokane Public Radio, KUFM - Montana Public Radio, WRKF and more


  • Added: Jul 15, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 11
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Brand-new one-hour Willie Nelson radio special behind the recording of his latest album, "A Beautiful Time."

Bought by KPSQ-LP, KUFM - Montana Public Radio, KRCB 104.9, KAZU Seaside, Calif., Prairie Public and more


  • Added: Mar 22, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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The official radio companion to the film, "Take Me To the River New Orleans." The Story of of NOLA's diverse music culture told through a series o...

Bought by KPSQ-LP, WYSO, KALW, and Harford Community Radio


  • Added: Mar 22, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Russell and Ron Mael are Sparks. The two brothers have spent over 5 decades ahead of the pop music curve, influencing a lot of bands you know.

Bought by Harford Community Radio, KOSU, KPSQ-LP, Spokane Public Radio, WSKG and more


  • Added: Jul 07, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 10
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Willie Nelson celebrates his friend, and musical hero, Frank Sinatra.

Bought by KPSQ-LP, Prairie Public, KOSU, KUFM - Montana Public Radio, KFCF FM and more


  • Added: Feb 01, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 10
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Australia's beloved singer and songwriter talks about his life and music.

Bought by Harford Community Radio, KPSQ-LP, Harford Community Radio, Prairie Public, KUFM - Montana Public Radio and more


  • Added: Sep 04, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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A deep look into the late Bill Withers early life in music that set up the making of his debut album, "Just As I Am." Please consider this free on...

Bought by Harford Community Radio, KPSQ-LP, WOMR, WKMS, KAZU Seaside, Calif. and more


  • Added: Apr 03, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 22