Strange Currency

Series produced by KMUW

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Favorites from the past, present and future. Nighttime becomes eclectic.

The show airs six nights a week and is available throughout the year as a one-hour or two-hour show.

Tom Petty once sang of the last DJ, the mythical creature who plays what they want to play.

Since its start in 2009, Strange Currency has adhered to that idea: A show that was not influenced by trends but not ignorant of them either, aware of currents in popular music but not beholden to them.

Why not throw in Yes next to or a few blocks away from Sturgill Simpson? Why not recognize the genius of both George Benson and St. Vincent? Why not dive into Brian Eno’s experimental work and place in next to the bold and brave sounds of Khruangbin? It’s a daunting task to keep track of it all and worry about genres or charts, so why not embrace them all?

Strange Currency has been heard on KMUW’s FM stream since 2009. Our audience ranges from teens to retirees, from music fans to musicians themselves.

The two hour show is available six nights a week with five shows that air at 57 minutes and one at 59. 57 minute shows have floating breaks, the 59 minute show runs continuous. The show is stream-able and SoundExchange compliant.

Additional promotional material is available.

Producer/Host-Jedd Beaudoin
Jedd Beaudoin has written for a variety of music publications throughout his career, covering everything from extreme metal to Christian-themed bluegrass. He’s happy to swim against the current and sometimes swim with it.

For more information:
Jedd Beaudoin beaudoin@kmuw.org
(316) 749-0439
https://www.kmuw.org/programs/strange-currency

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Tom Petty once sang of the last DJ, the mythical creature who plays what they want to play. Since its start in 2009, Strange Currency has adhered to that idea: A show that was not influenced by trends but not ignorant of them either, aware of currents in popular music but not beholden to them. Why not throw in Yes next to or a few blocks away from Sturgill Simpson? Why not recognize the genius of both George Benson and St. Vincent? Why not dive into Brian Eno’s experimental work and place in next to the bold and brave sounds of Khruangbin? It’s a daunting task to keep track of it all and worry about genres or charts, so why not embrace them all? Strange Currency has been heard on KMUW’s FM stream since 2009. Our audience ranges from teens to retirees, from music fans to musicians... Show full description


11 Pieces

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We mark the birthday of legendary drummer Bill Bruford with selections from throughout his career.

  • Added: May 14, 2021
  • Length: 01:53:58
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Vietnamese American singer and scholar Julian Saporiti's 1975 is named for the year Saigon fell. On the album, released as No-No Boy, Saporiti inve...

Bought by KHNS and KMXT


  • Added: May 14, 2021
  • Length: 01:53:58
  • Purchases: 2
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We'll hear selections from new releases by DL Rossi, Park Millsap, Low Cut Connie and Yola, among others.

Bought by KMUN, KHNS, and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: May 03, 2021
  • Length: 01:53:58
  • Purchases: 3
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We mark the birthday of producer/musician/composer Brian Eno with music from numerous projects he's been involved with since the 1970s, including T...

Bought by KUGS Bellingham, Wash. and KHNS


  • Added: May 14, 2021
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 2
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We mark the birthday of music legend Stevie Wonder with music from throughout his career, plus guest appearances with Chaka Khan, Eurythmics, as we...

Bought by KUGS Bellingham, Wash., KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: May 03, 2021
  • Length: 01:53:58
  • Purchases: 3
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We mark Twilight Zone Day with music from Golden Earring, Wings, David Bowie, a selection from Alice Cooper's unlikely New Wave era, The Who, and m...

Bought by WSLR and KUGS Bellingham, Wash.


  • Added: May 03, 2021
  • Length: 01:53:59
  • Purchases: 2

  • Added: May 03, 2021
  • Length: 01:53:58
  • Purchases: 1
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Listen for selections from Mia Doi Todd’s latest, Music Life plus selections from Alfa Mist, Green-House and others.

Bought by KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], WSLR, and WLPR


  • Added: May 03, 2021
  • Length: 01:53:57
  • Purchases: 3
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’Til We Meet Again is the first-ever live release from Norah Jones and features favorites from her discography as well as a rendition of Soundgarde...

  • Added: May 03, 2021
  • Length: 01:53:58
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Pawn Shop Queen is the new release from Kansas-raised and Los Angeles-based musician Katie Jo. We’ll hear music from that record on this episode of...

  • Added: May 03, 2021
  • Length: 01:53:59
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We’ll hear from May featured artists Kishi Bashi and Mia Doi Todd as well as new music from Sufjan Stevens, Six Organs of Admittance and from Todd ...

Bought by KUGS Bellingham, Wash., KMUN, and KHNS


  • Added: Apr 30, 2021
  • Length: 01:57:58
  • Purchases: 3