Rock School

Series produced by KSLU

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Rock School is a weekly, insightful and energetic showcase of the music, history, laws and culture of rock-n-roll hosted by music historian Joe Burns , Ph.D. and his wife Tammy.

Rock School is a weekly, hour-long lecture by music historian, Dr. Joe Burns. No topic is off the table. In the over a decade the show has been on air, Rock School has talked about everything from simple music lists to music in society, the audio production side of the business and just about every legal area you can imagine.

Hosted by Dr. Joe Burns and his wife Tammy, Rock School is recorded and produced in Joe's home studio and sent out through Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, LA from the studios of KSLU public radio.


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In one manner or another these musicians joined their parent's band.

Bought by KSKQ, KSRQ, and WYAP


  • Added: Aug 14, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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It's a full hour devoted to the legacy of Manny Roth and the legendary venue that he created.

Bought by KSKQ, WYAP, and KSRQ


  • Added: Aug 21, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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This week's episode of Rock School explores the sociological implications of the term "classic rock." A collection of radio station data shows tha...

Bought by KIDE Hoopa Tribal Radio 91.3fm, KSKQ, and KSRQ


  • Added: Aug 26, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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This week on Rock School, tune in for a look at the origins of punk rock. From Eddie Cochran to the Velvet Underground, its a full hour of Proto-P...

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, KMUD, KSKQ, WYAP, and KSRQ


  • Added: Sep 02, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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This week's Rock School covers the early Punk Rock scenes of New York and Los Angeles. Strap in for a full hour of attitude in America!

Bought by KMUD, KSKQ, WYAP, and KSRQ


  • Added: Sep 09, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
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This week's episode continues the exploration of punk rock, this time going back to take a look at the British punk scene. Here on Rock School, it...

Bought by KMUD, KSKQ, WYAP, and KSRQ


  • Added: Sep 17, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
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This week, Rock School takes a look at the lasting effects of punk music.

Bought by KSKQ, WYAP, and KSRQ


  • Added: Sep 23, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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This week's episode of Rock School analyzes the sharp inflation of concert ticket prices and attempts to explain the cause of the problem. Have a ...

Bought by WOUB, KSKQ, and KSRQ


  • Added: Oct 01, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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This episode of Rock School takes a look at Cosimo Matassa, the man who is credited with creating "the New Orleans sound" and believed by many to b...

Bought by WOUB, KSKQ, WYAP, and KSRQ


  • Added: Oct 14, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
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This week's episode of Rock School discusses the highs and lows of being in a band.

Bought by WOUB, KSKQ, and KSRQ


  • Added: Oct 21, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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This week's Rock School features a plethora of unfitting song choices used in commercials. From Royal Carribbean to Wendy's, tune in for a full ho...

Bought by KSKQ, WOUB, and KSRQ


  • Added: Oct 21, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
From: KSLU
Series: Rock School
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This week's episode explores Muzak, a service employed by businesses for background music. It is often used to influence customer buying habits. ...

Bought by KSKQ, WOUB, KSRQ, and WYAP


  • Added: Oct 30, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
From: KSLU
Series: Rock School
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This week's episode lists several artists who suffer from stage fright. Face your fears just in time for Halloween, right here on Rock School.

Bought by KSKQ, WOUB, KSRQ, and WYAP


  • Added: Nov 05, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
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This week's episode of Rock School explores a collection of songs written while an artist was passing away. You'll probably cry.

Bought by KSRQ, WOUB, KSKQ, and WYAP


  • Added: Nov 12, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
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This week's episode of Rock School analyzes some of the most awkward moments in the history of the Mtv Music Awards.

Bought by KSRQ, KSKQ, WYAP, and WOUB


  • Added: Nov 19, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
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This week's episode of Rock School details the history of Atlantic Records.

Bought by KSKQ, WOUB, WYAP, and KSRQ


  • Added: Dec 03, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
From: KSLU
Series: Rock School
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This week's episode of Rock School explores a list of bands made up of families.

Bought by KSRQ, WMMT, KSKQ, WYAP, and WOUB


  • Added: Dec 09, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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All you need to know about the legendary music venue in New Orleans. From The Doors to The Who, The Warehouse was The place to play in the Crescen...

Bought by KSKQ, WOUB, and KSRQ


  • Added: Dec 18, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
From: KSLU
Series: Rock School
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The 400th episode of rock school airs with the history of Spotify, how is pays and how it could be the future of music. Many known musicians believ...

Bought by KSKQ, KSRQ, and WOUB


  • Added: Dec 20, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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What was the most expensive album ever created? Was it Fleetwood Mac? Tears For Fears? Dr. Joe Burns and Monique Gregoire go through different albu...

Bought by WMMT, KSKQ, WOUB, KSRQ, CHSR-FM 97.9 and more


  • Added: Dec 24, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7