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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It’s our New Month, New Music feature with new selections from Ron Sexsmith, Weyes Blood, and much more.

Bought by KHNS and KRCB 104.9


  • Added: Dec 01, 2022
  • Length: 01:53:59
  • Purchases: 2
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We mark World AIDS Day with selections from Living Colour, Pet Shop Boys, Erasure, David Byrne, and Violent Femmes.

  • Added: Dec 01, 2022
  • Length: 01:53:58
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We remember Wilko Johnson, guitarist with the English band, Dr. Feelgood, actor (Game of Thrones), solo artist.

Bought by RADIOLEX and WLPR


  • Added: Nov 28, 2022
  • Length: 01:53:58
  • Purchases: 2
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We’ll hear music from Blur, Pulp, and from Weyes Blood’s And In The Darkness, Hearts Aglow.

Bought by KMUN


  • Added: Nov 28, 2022
  • Length: 01:53:58
  • Purchases: 1
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We’ll hear selections from GA-20’s Crackdown as well as music from the latest from Monophonics, Sage Motel.

  • Added: Nov 28, 2022
  • Length: 01:53:58
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We mark the birthday of former Black Sabbath vocalist Ozzy Osbourne with some jazz-inflected versions of songs he recorded with that band and as a ...

Bought by KRDP, KHNS, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], and KUGS Bellingham, Wash.


  • Added: Nov 28, 2022
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 4
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It’s two hours of music direct from vinyl with selections by Willie Nelson, Alvvays, GA-20, and more.

Bought by KRDP, KRCB 104.9, KMXT, and KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio]


  • Added: Nov 22, 2022
  • Length: 01:57:58
  • Purchases: 4
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We’ll hear selections from Blue Rev, the latest from Canada’s Alvvays plus music from Wichita’s The Cavves.

Bought by WLPR


  • Added: Nov 21, 2022
  • Length: 01:53:59
  • Purchases: 1
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We’ll hear live music from Little Feat, captured in Holland in 1976, as well as selections from a new Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers release that co...

  • Added: Nov 21, 2022
  • Length: 01:53:59
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The latest performance to be issued from Jimi Hendrix’s seemingly endless archives is an April 26, 1969 show from Los Angeles. We’ll hear selection...

  • Added: Nov 21, 2022
  • Length: 01:53:59
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Listen for music from Buddy Guy, Little Feat, Levon Helm, and more.

Bought by KHNS, KRCB 104.9, and RADIOLEX


  • Added: Nov 14, 2022
  • Length: 01:53:59
  • Purchases: 3