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

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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We mark Labor Day with selections from Devo, Jason Isbell, Drive-By Truckers and Pretend Friend.

Bought by KMXT


  • Added: Sep 02, 2019
  • Length: 01:53:55
  • Purchases: 1
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Released in 1989, Steady On was the acclaimed debut album from singer-songwriter Shawn Colvin. Colvin recently re-recorded the album as an all-acou...

Bought by KRCB-FM "Radio 91", WSLR, and WLPR


  • Added: Sep 02, 2019
  • Length: 01:53:56
  • Purchases: 3
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We’ll hear music from Old Crow Medicine Show’s 2006 release, Big Iron World plus selections from Split Lip Rayfield’s On My Way.

Bought by Radio Phoenix, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], and KMXT


  • Added: Sep 02, 2019
  • Length: 01:53:56
  • Purchases: 3
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It’s our New Month, New Music feature with selections from Charlie Parr, Mountain Deer Revival, Old Crow Medicine Show and more.

Bought by WEMU


  • Added: Sep 06, 2019
  • Length: 01:53:55
  • Purchases: 1
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Zed for Zulu is the latest release from Those Pretty Wrongs, featuring Jody Stephens (Big Star) and singer-songwriter Luther Russell. Listen for se...

Bought by WLPR, KMXT, Radio Phoenix, and KMUN


  • Added: Sep 06, 2019
  • Length: 01:53:56
  • Purchases: 4
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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 WLPR and WSLR


  • Added: Sep 06, 2019
  • Length: 01:57:58
  • Purchases: 2
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Listen for selections from The Narrow Place, the 2017 effort from Karen & The Sorrows as well as music from John Hiatt’s Walk On.

Bought by KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio] and KMXT


  • Added: Sep 10, 2019
  • Length: 01:53:56
  • Purchases: 2
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Painted Image is the latest from Memphis-based soul artist Liz Brasher we’ll hear selections from that recording as well as songs from the latest b...

Bought by Royalton Community Radio


  • Added: Sep 10, 2019
  • Length: 01:53:58
  • Purchases: 1
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Listen for music from Old Crow Medicine Show’s 2017 re-creation of Bob Dylan’s Blonde On Blonde as well as music from Dom Flemons Presents Black Co...

Bought by KMUN and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Sep 11, 2019
  • Length: 01:53:56
  • Purchases: 2
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Twelve Nudes is the latest release from singer-songwriter Ezra Furman. We’ll hear selections from that album as well as music from Oklahoma’s Unwe

  • Added: Sep 18, 2019
  • Length: 01:53:56
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Listen for music from Winning Combination, the latest release from Chicago’s The Safes as well as selections from the Windy City’s The Lilacs, who ...

Bought by KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio] and Radio Phoenix


  • Added: Sep 13, 2019
  • Length: 01:53:56
  • Purchases: 2
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We’ll hear music from Death Cab For Cutie’s The Blue EP as well as selections from The Cure’s Disintegration.

Bought by KRCB-FM "Radio 91", Royalton Community Radio, and KMXT


  • Added: Sep 13, 2019
  • Length: 01:57:58
  • Purchases: 3
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Sudden Swoon is the latest release from Young Mister, we’ll hear selections from that as well as music Luke Temple’s Both-And. We'll also remember...

Bought by WSLR and WLPR


  • Added: Sep 16, 2019
  • Length: 01:53:58
  • Purchases: 2
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Released in 2005, In Space is the fourth and final studio album from Big Star. Formed in 1971 in Memphis, Tennessee, the group’s early releases lan...

Bought by WEMU


  • Added: Sep 18, 2019
  • Length: 01:53:56
  • Purchases: 1
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We’ll hear music from 18th & Addison’s Old Blues/Modern Love in addition to selections from Jeremy Ivey’s The Dream and The Dreamer.

Bought by KMUN and WEMU


  • Added: Sep 18, 2019
  • Length: 01:53:56
  • Purchases: 2