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 traces the creation and rise of Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble.

Bought by Radio New Zealand, CBC Inside the Music, KMUW, KFOK-LPFM, WDET Detroit Public Radio and more

  • Added: Jul 19, 2010
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 21

  • Added: May 05, 2010
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 28
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The making and influence of John Coltrane's "A Love Supreme."

Bought by WJAB, WMOT, WCPN, KMUW, WLPR and more

  • Added: Apr 29, 2010
  • Length: 01:58:20
  • Purchases: 14
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Tracing the creation and influence of The Stooges 1973 album.

Bought by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota, 90.1 WFYI Public Radio, WFAE, WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, KMUD and more

  • Added: Apr 09, 2010
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 17
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The Chieftains and Ry Cooder present the history behind their collaboration inspired by The St Patrick's Battalion of Irish-born soldiers in the Me...

Bought by Harford Community Radio, KTSW 89.9, Prairie Public, KAZU Seaside, Calif., WGBH Radio Boston and more

  • Added: Mar 02, 2010
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 48
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In honor of Elvis Presley's 75th birthday, twenty 75-second pieces about his life and music.

Bought by KFOK-LPFM, Remix Radio, and KGLT

  • Added: Dec 23, 2009
  • Length: 25:00
  • Purchases: 3
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The original rock and roll Christmas album returns.

Bought by Prairie Public, Harford Community Radio, WYAP, High Plains Public Radio, KWIT and more

  • Added: Nov 20, 2009
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 73
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Mix one part Handel with one part rock band, orchestra and choir.

Bought by KRCB 104.9, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, and WRFA-LP

  • Added: Nov 20, 2009
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Dolly Parton and friends talk about her history, songwriting, business savvy and philanthropy.

Bought by Harford Community Radio, Prairie Public, Troy Public Radio, 90.1 WFYI Public Radio, WSKG and more

  • Added: Oct 27, 2009
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 24
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Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant (Reno 911) get serious with America to present the real truth about "Weird Al" Yankovic that the mainstream med...

Bought by Harford Community Radio, KFOK-LPFM, KIDE Hoopa Tribal Radio 91.3fm, WNIN, WCPN and more

  • Added: Oct 23, 2009
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 9