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


14 Pieces

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Listen for music from Sharecropper’s Son, the 2021 album by blues musician Robert Finley, produced by Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys, as well as se...

Bought by KHNS and Raven Radio


  • Added: Sep 16, 2021
  • Length: 01:53:59
  • Purchases: 2
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Listen for music from Sad Hunk, the 2020 LP from Canadian artist Bahamas. The record received a 2021 Juno Award for Adult Alternative Album of the ...

  • Added: Sep 16, 2021
  • Length: 01:54:00
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Primarily considered a soul artist, Eugene McDaniels delivered a deeply eclectic album in 1971 in the form of Headless Heroes of the Apocalypse, wh...

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


  • Added: Sep 13, 2021
  • Length: 01:57:58
  • Purchases: 6
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We mark the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month with selections from Maria Elena Silva, J. Hacha de Zola, Chicano Batman, Mia Doi Todd, Y La Bamba...

Bought by KUGS Bellingham, Wash. and WLPR


  • Added: Sep 13, 2021
  • Length: 01:49:07
  • Purchases: 2
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Released in May, 1972, Exile On Main St. is a sprawling double album from the Rolling Stones, largely recorded in France where the band members wer...

  • Added: Sep 13, 2021
  • Length: 01:53:58
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Listen for selections from a new live set by the Grateful Dead captured live in St. Louis, Missouri in December, 1971, plus music from the new self...

  • Added: Sep 13, 2021
  • Length: 01:53:58
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Ohio’s Guided By Voices will release the album It’s Not Them. It Couldn’t Be Them. It Is Them! in October. We’ll hear selections from it on this ep...

  • Added: Sep 08, 2021
  • Length: 01:54:25
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Released in 2016, Blue & Lonesome is the most recent studio effort from the Rolling Stones and consists of songs written by blues greats such as Wi...

Bought by KRCB-FM "Radio 91", KHNS, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], and KMXT


  • Added: Sep 08, 2021
  • Length: 01:54:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Listen for selections from John Hiatt's Mystic Pinball plus music from Fleetwood Mac, the Rolling Stones, and Flock of Dimes.

  • Added: Sep 08, 2021
  • Length: 01:53:59
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Recorded on September 24, 2001 at the Helen Hayes Performing Arts Center, 4NYC is an album of solo piano pieces from longtime Dream Theater keyboar...

Bought by KUGS Bellingham, Wash., Radio Phoenix, KHNS, and KMXT


  • Added: Sep 08, 2021
  • Length: 01:57:58
  • Purchases: 4
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We’ll hear music from Love You Live, the 1977 live album from the Rolling Stones plus selections from the upcoming release The Montreux Years by Mu...

  • Added: Sep 01, 2021
  • Length: 01:53:59
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Fatigue is the latest release from L’Rain, the named under which Brooklyn-based musician Taja Cheek performs. We’ll hear music from it as well as s...

  • Added: Sep 01, 2021
  • Length: 01:53:58
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It’s our New Month, New Music feature with selections from new and upcoming releases by Bob Dylan, Guided By Voices, Béla Fleck and more.

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


  • Added: Sep 01, 2021
  • Length: 01:53:57
  • Purchases: 5
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Planet (i) is the latest release from Squirrel Flower, the name under which musician Ella Williams performs. We’ll hear music from that recording a...

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


  • Added: Sep 01, 2021
  • Length: 01:57:58
  • Purchases: 5