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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.

Pieces

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Joe Strummer spins his favorite tracks from around the world

Bought by KVNF, Radio New Zealand, Prairie Public, KDUR, KMUN and more


  • Added: Oct 13, 2009
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 27
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After a 13 year absence, Elvis returned to his hometown and created one his most highly acclaimed albums.

Bought by Prairie Public, Prairie Public, WGZS, KWEMradio.com/KWEM LP, Prairie Public and more


  • Added: Jul 31, 2009
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 17
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The history and musical trajectory of the veteran Minnesota rock band The Jayhawks.

Bought by WCWP, KIDE Hoopa Tribal Radio 91.3fm, KVSC, Prairie Public, WTIP and more


  • Added: Jun 29, 2009
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 12
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Twenty 2:00 modules to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Woodstock.

Bought by The Prairie Star, KVMR, WHRV, KZYX, KGLT and more


  • Added: Jun 10, 2009
  • Length: 40:00
  • Purchases: 6
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A look into the life and music of singer and songwriter Jeff Buckley.

Bought by Radio New Zealand, Red River Radio Network, WXXI, CBC Inside the Music, KUFM - Montana Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jun 08, 2009
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Exploration of some of the enduring jazz recordings of 1959.

Bought by WLPR, WMMT, KWMR, KVLU, Northstate Public Radio and more


  • Added: May 18, 2009
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 24
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Rare, archival interviews with Simon & Garfunkel, newly released live recordings and exclusive comments from old friends tell the story of a legend...

Bought by WHRV, KPIP-LP, WMMT, KCLU, KFOK-LPFM and more


  • Added: Apr 24, 2009
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 18
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One-hour special explores the "Philly Sound" and the artists who put it on the map.

Bought by RadioFreePalmer, WXAV 88.3FM, WSGE, KUHF, 91.7 WHUS Storrs and more


  • Added: Feb 04, 2009
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 21
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One-hour special delves into the history and music of songwriting and singing team Ashford & Simpson.

Bought by WSGE, WCSU-FM, WEAA, WFIU, KMUW and more


  • Added: Feb 04, 2009
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 15
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One-hour special explores the creation and impact of Miles Davis' album "Kind Of Blue."

Bought by KHNS, WXAV 88.3FM, 91.7 WHUS Storrs, 90.5 WSNC, WDCB and more


  • Added: Feb 04, 2009
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 36
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One-hour radio special takes you inside Folsom Prison for Johnny Cash's historic 1968 concert

Bought by WKMS, KUMD, Prairie Public, KBYS 88.3 FM, WNIJ and more


  • Added: Dec 18, 2008
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 22

  • Added: Dec 09, 2008
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 19
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American icon Nina Simone in words and music

Bought by Red River Radio Network, WSKG, WDNA, KVNF, WCAI / WNAN and more


  • Added: Oct 22, 2008
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 41
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Carlos Santana explores his extensive catalog to highlight tracks that reflect his deep spirituality.

Bought by Prairie Public, KRZA, CBC Inside the Music, KREV-LP, KRZA and more


  • Added: Oct 22, 2008
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 14
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Roy Orbison was cool in color, even better in black & white.

Bought by KPIK-LP, Red River Radio Network, WMMT, KUMD, KIDE Hoopa Tribal Radio 91.3fm and more


  • Added: Oct 15, 2008
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 17
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Roy Orbison rocked, especially when he growled.

Bought by KPIK-LP, 90.1 WFYI Public Radio, KCMJ Community Radio, KMXT, WMMT and more


  • Added: Oct 10, 2008
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 20
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One hour of radio about one legendary hour of television...the 40th anniversary of Elvis Presley's "68 Comeback Special."

Bought by KPIK-LP, WGZS, KMXT, Prairie Public, Prairie Public and more


  • Added: Jul 17, 2008
  • Length: 59:05
  • Purchases: 16
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Exploration of Dennis Wilson's solo album "Pacific Ocean Blue" and rare, unreleased "Bambu" sessions.

Bought by 90.1 WFYI Public Radio, Radio New Zealand, KFAI, KIDE Hoopa Tribal Radio 91.3fm, WLNZ and more


  • Added: May 27, 2008
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 10
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Radio edit of Josh Ritter's "Real Long Distance" - originally from npr.org

  • Added: May 05, 2008
  • Length: 02:51
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New one-hour radio special tells the story of Carole King's classic album, TAPESTRY

Bought by Prairie Public, Radio New Zealand, WFAE, KMXT, Prairie Public and more


  • Added: Apr 02, 2008
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 30