Strange Currency

Series produced by KMUW

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Drawing on a range of new releases and old favorites, Strange Currency covers broad swaths of musical terrain. From progressive rock to dark synthwave to singer-songwriters, the goal is to give the listener a sense of the familiar while introducing them to songs they didn't know they loved.

The show airs six nights a week and is available throughout the year as a one-hour or two-hour show.

“Strange Currency is one of the coolest, most interesting shows I’ve heard.”
Dustin Arbuckle, Moreland & Arbuckle

“Strange Currency is genius wrapped in pizza.”
KMUW listener

STRANGE CURRENCY
Strange Currency features classic and emerging artists in a forum that is ever evolving and curated by the show’s host, based on the host’s taste, and a reflection of the host’s personality. More than merely a music show, it’s conversation piece that consistently leaves listeners scrambling for playlists and their iTunes account.

The material ranges from classic alternative artists to blues-rock, to progressive and post rock with a special ear toward forgotten or underappreciated artists. This is the sound of a friend welcoming you into their home for a night of deep listening and light conversation.

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 is an award-winning writer and broadcaster with a wide range of musical interests. He has served as a local music critic in Wichita, Kansas since 2003 and his written work has appeared in a variety of music publications, including No Depression, Copper Press, Amazon.com (where he served as an editorial critic), and, currently, at PopMatters, where he contributes to the Kickin’ Up Dust column on a bi-monthly basis. He also serves as host of Wichita Sessions, a syndicated live music television program.

For more information:
Jedd Beaudoin beaudoin@kmuw.org
(316) 992-8358 or (316) 978-6789
https://www.kmuw.org/programs/strange-currency
http://www.facebook.com/strangecurrencyict

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“Strange Currency is one of the coolest, most interesting shows I’ve heard.” Dustin Arbuckle, Moreland & Arbuckle“Strange Currency is genius wrapped in pizza.” KMUW listener STRANGE CURRENCY Strange Currency features classic and emerging artists in a forum that is ever evolving and curated by the show’s host, based on the host’s taste, and a reflection of the host’s personality. More than merely a music show, it’s conversation piece that consistently leaves listeners scrambling for playlists and their iTunes account. The material ranges from classic alternative artists to blues-rock, to progressive and post rock with a special ear toward forgotten or underappreciated artists. This is the sound of a friend welcoming you into their home for a night of deep listening and light... Show full description


15 Pieces

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We’ll remember late British musician Kevin Ayers, born on this day 1944. Ayers was a founding member of the British progressive rock band Soft Mach...

Bought by KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], WLPR, WSLR, and Royalton Community Radio


  • Added: Aug 16, 2019
  • Length: 01:53:57
  • Purchases: 4
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The album title was a nod to J.D. Salinger and the hope was that 1993’s 14 Songs would establish former Replacements vocalist/guitarist/songwriter ...

Bought by KRCB-FM "Radio 91", WLPR, KMUN, and KMXT


  • Added: Aug 16, 2019
  • Length: 01:57:58
  • Purchases: 4
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We look back on the Woodstock Festival with selections from Santana, Grateful Dead and more.

Bought by Radio Phoenix and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Aug 15, 2019
  • Length: 01:53:56
  • Purchases: 2
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Formed in Austin, Texas in 1990 the Bad Livers are often seen as one of the seminal acts in the so-called insurgent country movement. We’ll hear mu...

Bought by WSLR and WLPR


  • Added: Aug 12, 2019
  • Length: 01:53:57
  • Purchases: 2
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Jackson Browne’s 1973 sophomore release, For Everyman, was notable for its inclusion of “Take It Easy,” a song that Browne started but was ultimate...

Bought by KMXT and Morton College Radio


  • Added: Aug 12, 2019
  • Length: 01:53:56
  • Purchases: 2
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Released in 1972, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s Will The Circle Be Unbroken paired the California-founded band with country music veterans such as D...

Bought by Royalton Community Radio, WOUB, KMUN, and KMXT


  • Added: Aug 08, 2019
  • Length: 01:57:58
  • Purchases: 4
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We’ll hear selections from Kansas native Chuck Mead’s latest release, Close To Home as music from his former band, BR549’s 1996 self-titled debut.

Bought by Radio Phoenix and WEMU


  • Added: Aug 08, 2019
  • Length: 01:53:55
  • Purchases: 2
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We’ll hear music from Loretta Lynn’s 2004 Jack White-produced album, Van Lear Rose as well as selections from Elephant, the 2003 release by The Whi...

Bought by WEMU


  • Added: Aug 08, 2019
  • Length: 01:53:56
  • Purchases: 1
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It’s our New Month, New Music feature. We’ll hear selections from the brand-new recording from Minneapolis, Minnesota’s Davina & The Vagabonds, Sug...

Bought by KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], KRCB-FM "Radio 91", WSLR, WLPR, and Royalton Community Radio


  • Added: Aug 02, 2019
  • Length: 01:53:56
  • Purchases: 5
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We’ll hear selections from Eilen Jewell’s 2007 release, Letters From Sinners & Strangers as well as music from Loretta Lynn’s 1970 album, Coal Mine...

Bought by KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio]


  • Added: Aug 01, 2019
  • Length: 01:53:54
  • Purchases: 1
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Released in 1986, Iggy Pop’s Blah Blah Blah was produced by David Bowie and marked their final collaboration. We’ll hear music from that album as w...

Bought by KMUN and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Jul 31, 2019
  • Length: 01:53:57
  • Purchases: 2
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Sachiko Kanenobu is considered Japan’s first female folk singer. Her album, Misora (“beautiful sky”), has enjoyed legendary status in her home coun...

Bought by KMUN, WSLR, Radio Phoenix, and WLPR


  • Added: Jul 29, 2019
  • Length: 01:53:55
  • Purchases: 4
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King’s Mouth: Music and Songs is the latest release from The Flaming Lips and features narration from The Clash’s Mick Jones on several pieces. Lis...

Bought by KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Jul 25, 2019
  • Length: 01:53:58
  • Purchases: 1
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Tiny Changes: A Celebration of Frightened Rabbit’s ‘the Midnight Organ Fight’ recreates the 2008 album from Scottish band Frightened Rabbit whose g...

  • Added: Jul 24, 2019
  • Length: 01:53:56
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Deluxe Hotel Room is the new release from singer-songwriter Lucette. Produced by country/Americana artist Sturgill Simpson, the album draws from a ...

Bought by WLPR


  • Added: Jul 23, 2019
  • Length: 01:53:55
  • Purchases: 1