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.


Pieces

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A look inside Pearl Jam's 1993-94 albums, Vs. & Vitalogy as told by the band, fans and close friends. Includes interviews with members Eddie Vedde...

Bought by Harford Community Radio, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota, KPVL, KFOK-LPFM, WNIN and more


  • Added: Apr 26, 2011
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 12
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Ten 75-second modules to celebrate Roy Orbison's would-be 75th birthday in 2011 (birthday is 4/23/1936).

Bought by Sun Radio - KDRP Radio


  • Added: Apr 14, 2011
  • Length: 12:30
  • Purchases: 1
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The story behind the final S&G album “Bridge over Troubled Water” and its classic songs. Includes interview with Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel, produce...

Bought by KSRQ, KBUT Crested Butte, Colo., Harford Community Radio, CBC Inside the Music, New Hampshire Public Radio and more


  • Added: Feb 16, 2011
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 12
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A look back at the last Bob Marley & The Wailers concert (Pittsburgh - Sep 23, 1980) with previously unavailable live recordings and exclusive inte...

Bought by KPSQ-LP, KAZU Seaside, Calif., WFAE, KZMU Moab Community Radio, Red River Radio Network (E. Texas/Louisiana/Arkansas/Mississippi) and more


  • Added: Jan 14, 2011
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 35
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Rosanne Cash re-interprets some of the classics of American music.

Bought by Harford Community Radio, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota, WYEP, KFOK-LPFM, WDET Detroit Public Radio and more


  • Added: Nov 23, 2010
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 10
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Brief survey of pianist Dave Brubeck's long career.

Bought by Harford Community Radio, Harford Community Radio, WDCB, WRTI, KAAD-LP and more


  • Added: Nov 16, 2010
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 31

  • Added: Nov 11, 2010
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 10
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One hour radio special provides insight to how Cirque du Soliel "shook up" Elvis Presley's classic songs for the new "Viva Elvis" show.

Bought by Harford Community Radio and KFOK-LPFM


  • Added: Nov 05, 2010
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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The Jailor Man and Sailor Sam thought the major was a little lady Suffragette with a heart like a wheel.

Bought by Harford Community Radio, Harford Community Radio, KAZU Seaside, Calif., KPIK-LP, Radio New Zealand and more


  • Added: Oct 27, 2010
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 17
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One-hour special traces how Bob Dylan hastened the end of Tin Pan Alley.

Bought by WNMU-FM, WVIA, KPIP-LP, KVSC, Prairie Public and more


  • Added: Oct 06, 2010
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 32