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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One-hour radio shows perfect for your Feb 2009 Black History Month special program schedule

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Four short pieces about "The Basement Tapes" - Bob Dylan & the Band's historic 1967 Woodstock, NY recordings. Great for on-air and online with the PRX embed widget.

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Patti Smith hosts four hours of music and conversation about Bob Dylan.

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Three one-hour episodes detail distinct periods of Elvis Presley's life and music

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Egg nog for the ear.

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Seven one-hour Elvis Presley radio specials produced by Joyride Media.

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Eight-part radio series features Joe Strummer from The Clash spinning his favorite tracks from around the world.

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Four-part radio documentary celebrates 50 years of Johnny Cash recordings

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Content produced by Joyride Media featuring the great music, artists, musicians and creators of Philadelphia International Records.

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Two one-hour documentaries on The Byrds, the continuously groundbreaking band who bridged the gaps between The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger, the Beach Boys, the Los Angeles psychedelic underground and classic country.


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One-hour music intensive documentary details the making of Taking the Long Way -- the Dixie Chicks' first studio CD since a political statement mad...

Bought by KPVL, KFOK-LPFM, KIDE Hoopa Tribal Radio 91.3fm, WEOS, WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass. and more


  • Added: May 26, 2006
  • Length: 59:05
  • Purchases: 6
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One-hour music intensive documentary hosted by Rodney Crowell explores Johnny Cash?s ?Personal File? home recording archive.

Bought by Prairie Public, WMMT, WAMC Northeast Public Radio, KFOK-LPFM, KIDE Hoopa Tribal Radio 91.3fm and more


  • Added: Apr 24, 2006
  • Length: 59:05
  • Purchases: 19
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One-hour music intensive documentary presents rock music legend, Roy Orbison, through his own words and music, and comments by artists inspired by ...

Bought by KBUT Crested Butte, Colo., KPIK-LP, KPIP-LP, KPVL, KFOK-LPFM and more


  • Added: Apr 04, 2006
  • Length: 59:05
  • Purchases: 18
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The Little Willies (Lee Alexander, Jim Campilongo, Norah Jones, Richard Julian, and Dan Rieser) discuss their American-roots based side project wit...

Bought by Harford Community Radio, KFOK-LPFM, KIDE Hoopa Tribal Radio 91.3fm, WRNC-LP, Lower Cape Communications and more


  • Added: Mar 08, 2006
  • Length: 59:56
  • Purchases: 13
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Celebrate St Patrick's Day with The Chieftains

Bought by Harford Community Radio, Prairie Public, KLCC, Troy Public Radio, KAZU Seaside, Calif. and more


  • Added: Feb 08, 2006
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 39
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One-hour music-intensive program honors the 30th anniversary of Patti Smith's debut album, Horses.

Bought by Harford Community Radio, WMUH, KPIP-LP, CBC Inside the Music, KFOK-LPFM and more


  • Added: Jan 04, 2006
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 19
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John Diliberto (Echoes) hosts this documentary on the 30-year history of Windham Hill Records.

Bought by Harford Community Radio, Prairie Public, Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting, Radio New Zealand, Prairie Public and more


  • Added: Dec 14, 2005
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 10
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One-hour documentary details the life and music of Sam Cooke.

Bought by WKMS, KMUW, KAAD-LP, Harford Community Radio, KAAD-LP and more


  • Added: Nov 18, 2005
  • Length: 59:05
  • Purchases: 42
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This one hour radio documentary tells the inside story of Bruce Springsteen's classic album, Born To Run on it's 30th anniversary.

Bought by KAZU Seaside, Calif., The Pulse--Messiah College Radio, KUOW, KFAI Minneapolis, KBYS 88.3 FM and more


  • Added: Nov 10, 2005
  • Length: 59:02
  • Purchases: 34
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A one-hour music intensive radio special tracing the history of Jazz guitar from 1906 through today; hosted by Les Paul.

Bought by Prairie Public, KGLT, KPIP-LP, WLPR , Radio New Zealand and more


  • Added: Aug 17, 2005
  • Length: 59:05
  • Purchases: 29