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


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Bleed Out is the upcoming album from The Mountain Goats. We’ll hear music from that as well as selections from the latest by Dawes, The Misadventur...

Bought by KMUN, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], and RADIOLEX


  • Added: Jul 26, 2022
  • Length: 01:53:59
  • Purchases: 3
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Mick Jagger turns 79 today, we’ll mark the occasion with selections from his years as front man of the Rolling Stones, his solo work, and some of h...

Bought by RADIOLEX and KHNS


  • Added: Jul 26, 2022
  • Length: 01:53:58
  • Purchases: 2
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Listen for music from Sufjan Stevens, Ry Cooder with Taj Mahal, and selections from Richie Havens.

Bought by KHNS, KUGS Bellingham, Wash., KRCB 104.9, and RADIOLEX


  • Added: Jul 25, 2022
  • Length: 01:53:59
  • Purchases: 4
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Listen for music from King’s X’s Live All Over The Place record as well as selections from the latest by Dawes, The Misadventures of Doomscroller.

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


  • Added: Jul 25, 2022
  • Length: 01:57:58
  • Purchases: 6
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Later in 2022 former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett will release Genesis Revisited Live: Seconds Out and More. It features the musician perform th...

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


  • Added: Jul 25, 2022
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Tremblers and Goggles By Rank is the second album of 2022 from Ohio’s Guided By Voices. Founded by former star athlete and elementary school teache...

Bought by KHNS


  • Added: Jul 25, 2022
  • Length: 01:53:58
  • Purchases: 1
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Misadventures of Doomscroller is the upcoming release by Dawes. We’ll hear selections from it on this episode of the show as well as selections fro...

  • Added: Jul 25, 2022
  • Length: 01:53:58
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In 1972, the Grateful Dead made its first trek to Europe. It was also the last time that the band took to the road with original keyboardist and vo...

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


  • Added: Jul 25, 2022
  • Length: 01:57:58
  • Purchases: 4
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Listen for music from Live In Loveland, the 2022 Record Store Day release from Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio as well as selections from Fantastic Negrit...

Bought by WLPR


  • Added: Jul 25, 2022
  • Length: 01:54:01
  • Purchases: 1