Joyride Media

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What is producing? We're not sure. At the moment, we think it's the attempt to keep audiences and ourselves from getting bored. In 2001, two die-hard fans of radio decided to join together and fill the airwaves with sounds and stories that would keep them tuned in. In the process, we've covered a lot of ground, centered on our first passion: music. But whether it's a program on rock, jazz, country, bluegrass, blues, classical, funk, punk or folk, Joyride Media focuses on the big ideas behind the music. Someone in a conference room once called it "transformative listening." Okay, well... Joyride Media believes in learning about the larger world, hearing stories from those who lived them, and putting music and history into context. Our trick is weaving it into a narrative flow that feels familiar. The treat is hearing music you know in a totally new way.


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Two new one-hour radio specials about Willie Nelson feature the stories behind his music and tales from road. Great to air around his 80th birthday - April 29, 2013

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Series of four short segments - intimate interview with Yusuf / Cat Stevens about his new album, Tell 'Em I'm Gone, as heard on NPR First Listen.


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Brand-new one hour special from Joyride Media takes in depth look at Roy Orbison's 1989 posthumous comeback album, "Mystery Girl."

Bought by KPVL, Louisville Public Media, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, WXAV 88.3FM, WCAI / WNAN and more

  • Added: May 01, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 14
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One hour special features Kelly Clarkson's holiday memories and stories about the songs on her new holiday music album, Wrapped in Red.

Bought by KPVL and KMXT

  • Added: Nov 07, 2013
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Willie Nelson with Norah Jones and Sheryl Crow
Dolly Parton, Norah Jones, Rosanne Cash, Emmylou Harris and more great female singers share their insightful, deeply personal stories about Willie ...

Bought by KPIP-LP, KISU, WNTI.ORG-Internet Radio from Centenary University, KAZU, KSUT and more

  • Added: Oct 07, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
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Friends and family talk about the life and music of Harry Nilsson

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio, Prairie Public, KPVL, WCAI / WNAN, KBYS 88.3 FM and more

  • Added: Aug 19, 2013
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 15
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Stories from Elvis Presley's 1973 session at Stax Studios in Memphis

Bought by KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, WTJU, KMXT, KBYS 88.3 FM, Radio New Zealand and more

  • Added: Aug 15, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 13
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Two hours honor Sly Stone as he turns 70 in 2013. Can be aired together, separately or your choice of one or the other.

Bought by Prairie Public, KBYS 88.3 FM, KPIP-LP, KPVL, WMMT and more

  • Added: Aug 14, 2013
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 10
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Inside the making of Preservation Hall Jazz Band's new album, featuring interviews with the band and co-producer Jim James (My Morning Jacket)

Bought by KUMD, KPVL, WLPR, WVAS, KUMD and more

  • Added: Jun 07, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 11
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17 short features about Willie Nelson's life to help celebrate his 80th birthday. Great for on-air modules or websites with the PRX player widget.

Bought by KPVL and KZMU Moab Community Radio

  • Added: Apr 22, 2013
  • Length: 01:16:38
  • Purchases: 2
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New one-hour special details the story of the West Memphis Three case – the accused, the victims, the legal battles and the advocates. Will include...

Bought by KPVL, KFOK-LPFM, KSRQ, and Prairie Public

  • Added: Jan 22, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
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An hour of Art Garfunkel's music and highlights from his many writings.

Bought by KPVL, Radio New Zealand, and KSRQ

  • Added: Dec 14, 2012
  • Length: 41:00
  • Purchases: 3