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 radio documentary explores Johnny Cash's love for Gospel music, his roots in the church, and the stories behind his greatest Gospel record...

Bought by KSRQ, Troy Public Radio, KAZU Seaside, Calif., KPIP-LP, WXAV 88.3FM Chicago and more


  • Added: May 07, 2007
  • Length: 59:05
  • Purchases: 18
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One hour radio documentary highlights the gospel music Elvis recorded throughout his career.

Bought by KZUM, KSRQ, Raven Radio, WNMU-FM, KZUM and more


  • Added: Mar 26, 2007
  • Length: 59:05
  • Purchases: 28
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Brand new one-hour music intensive radio special features legendary bluesman Buddy Guy in his own words and music.

Bought by Harford Community Radio, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota, Red River Radio Network (E. Texas/Louisiana/Arkansas/Mississippi), KGLP, KAZU Seaside, Calif. and more


  • Added: Nov 20, 2006
  • Length: 59:05
  • Purchases: 41
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One-hour music intensive radio special pays tribute to American music icon Waylon Jennings.

Bought by Harford Community Radio, Prairie Public, Prairie Public, WMMT, KIDE Hoopa Tribal Radio 91.3fm and more


  • Added: Nov 09, 2006
  • Length: 59:05
  • Purchases: 9
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One-hour music intensive documentary looks back on Johnny Cash's historic 1969 concert at San Quentin State Prison.

Bought by Prairie Public, KGLT, WNIJ, KIDE Hoopa Tribal Radio 91.3fm, KFAI Minneapolis and more


  • Added: Nov 01, 2006
  • Length: 59:05
  • Purchases: 12
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One-hour documentary about legendary western-swing musician and bandleader Bob Wills.

Bought by KZMU Moab Community Radio, High Plains Public Radio, WDCB, WEZU, Radio New Zealand and more


  • Added: Sep 22, 2006
  • Length: 59:05
  • Purchases: 26
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One-hour music intensive documentary about Fats Waller, one of America's great composers and performers of the 20th century.

Bought by Harford Community Radio, KAZU Seaside, Calif., Prairie Public, WDCB, Radio New Zealand and more


  • Added: Sep 22, 2006
  • Length: 59:05
  • Purchases: 32
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The Second of two one-hour documentaries on The Byrds, covering 1968 to 1972: the groundbreaking country-rock years.

Bought by WMMT, KPVL, Radio New Zealand, KBYS 88.3 FM, WLPR and more


  • Added: Sep 22, 2006
  • Length: 59:05
  • Purchases: 28
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The first of two one-hour documentaries on The Byrds, covering 1964 to 1967: the hitmaking years of the band's original five members.

Bought by KPVL, KIDE Hoopa Tribal Radio 91.3fm, Radio New Zealand, KBYS 88.3 FM, WLPR and more


  • Added: Sep 22, 2006
  • Length: 59:05
  • Purchases: 28
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One-hour music intensive radio special details how Bruce Springsteen was inspired by Pete Seeger's musical legacy while recording his latest album,...

Bought by Prairie Public, KBYS 88.3 FM, Prairie Public, WYEP, Prairie Public and more


  • Added: Jul 01, 2006
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 23