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


12 Pieces

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We’ll preview our June features artists, John Grant and Arooj Aftab with selections from Grant’s Pale Green Ghosts effort and music from Aftab’s Ni...

Bought by KMXT


  • Added: May 27, 2024
  • Length: 01:57:58
  • Purchases: 1
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Listen for selections from Tinsley Ellis’ Naked Truth album plus selections from Sam’s Place, the latest from Little Feat.

  • Added: May 27, 2024
  • Length: 01:54:00
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GarciaLive Vol.21 is the latest archival release from the Jerry Garcia estate. The recording captures the Jerry Garcia Band live at Berkley, Califo...

  • Added: May 27, 2024
  • Length: 01:53:59
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Strut of Kings is the upcoming release from Dayton, Ohio’s Guided By Voices. Although the band has released three albums a year in recent times, th...

  • Added: May 27, 2024
  • Length: 01:53:58
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Find Your Way is the latest release from Nashville-based singer-songwriter Tim Easton. Listen for music from that as well as songs from St. Vincent...

  • Added: May 27, 2024
  • Length: 01:53:59
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Released in 2021, Daddy’s Home was the sixth album from St. Vincent. Inspired by events from musician Annie Clark’s personal life as well as the mu...

Bought by Raven Radio


  • Added: May 27, 2024
  • Length: 01:53:58
  • Purchases: 1
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Baby Damn is the new release from soul and gospel influenced singer-songwriter Liz Brasher. We’ll hear material from that as well as selections fro...

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


  • Added: May 20, 2024
  • Length: 01:57:58
  • Purchases: 4
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Listen for music from Liz Brasher’s latest, Baby Damn. Brasher melds classic gospel and soul influences with contemporary flourishes on this new re...

Bought by KUGS Bellingham, Wash.


  • Added: May 20, 2024
  • Length: 01:53:59
  • Purchases: 1
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Funeral For Justice is the new acclaimed release from musician Mdou Moctar. Listen for music from that as well as selections from Look To The East,...

Bought by RADIOLEX, KUGS Bellingham, Wash., and WLPR


  • Added: May 20, 2024
  • Length: 01:53:58
  • Purchases: 3
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Released in 1974, From The Mars Hotel is the seventh studio album from the Grateful Dead. The record is being reissued this summer. We’ll hear sele...

Bought by KUGS Bellingham, Wash.


  • Added: May 20, 2024
  • Length: 01:53:58
  • Purchases: 1
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We’ll hear music from Underwater Over There, the latest release from Tulsa, Oklahoma’s Unwed Sailor, as well as selections from the upcoming archiv...

Bought by KUGS Bellingham, Wash.


  • Added: May 20, 2024
  • Length: 01:53:59
  • Purchases: 1
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Underwater Over There is the new album from Tulsa, Oklahoma’s Unwed Sailor. We’ll hear music from that plus selections from St. Vincent’s All Born ...

Bought by KUGS Bellingham, Wash., KMUN, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], Raven Radio, and KMXT


  • Added: May 06, 2024
  • Length: 01:57:58
  • Purchases: 5