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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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Willie Nelson's brand new recording of the first song he ever recorded

Bought by WMMT, Red River Radio Network, WTMD, Prairie Public, and KSUT


  • Added: Mar 31, 2008
  • Length: 03:31
  • Purchases: 5
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Willie Nelson's longtime band, touring crew and close friends look back on 40 years of life on the road.

Bought by KCSM, Prairie Public, KFAI, WAMC, KGLT and more


  • Added: Mar 31, 2008
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 26
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The stories behind Willie's career and his songs.

Bought by KCSM, Prairie Public, KPVL, WAMC, WUIS and more


  • Added: Mar 31, 2008
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 23
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A new one-hour radio special pays tribute to "the only band that matters" with both exclusive and archival interviews.

Bought by Prairie Public, WTJU, Radio New Zealand, KBYS 88.3 FM, KRZA and more


  • Added: Feb 26, 2008
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 27
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One-hour radio special looks back on Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff's influence on the music and culture of Philadelphia

Bought by Radio New Zealand, KGLT, KIDE Hoopa Tribal Radio 91.3fm, WNCU, New Hampshire Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jan 11, 2008
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 16
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Rita Houston hosts this look back at Bob Dylan's Newport Folk Festival appearances from 1963-1965

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio, Prairie Public, KUMD, KMUW, 90.1 WFYI Public Radio and more


  • Added: Nov 15, 2007
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 26
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Highlights from Johnny Cash's variety television program.

Bought by KIDE Hoopa Tribal Radio 91.3fm, WMMT, KFCF FM, KFOK-LPFM, KUOW and more


  • Added: Nov 14, 2007
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 11
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One-hour radio special looks back on the life of John Denver

Bought by WHRV, WBST, KPVL, KIDE Hoopa Tribal Radio 91.3fm, The Texan Radio Network and more


  • Added: Oct 17, 2007
  • Length: 54:31
  • Purchases: 11
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Nancy Sinatra hosts this one-hour special looking back at Frank Sinatra's early years (1939-1952).

Bought by Prairie Public, Prairie Public, KSRQ, 90.1 WFYI Public Radio, WQXR and more


  • Added: Oct 03, 2007
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 17
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This new hour of music and conversation will feature Chaka Khan's career as one of R&B's leading female vocalists, and her influence on contemporar...

Bought by Red River Radio Network, WJAB, KIDE Hoopa Tribal Radio 91.3fm, WMNF, Mississippi Public Broadcasting and more


  • Added: Sep 14, 2007
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 13
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This new one-hour radio documentary goes behind the making of Ken Burns' latest film for PBS - THE WAR.

Bought by KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, New Hampshire Public Radio, KLCC, KUFM - Montana Public Radio, KVNF and more


  • Added: Sep 12, 2007
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 15
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Patti Smith hosts this hour of Bob Dylan music and conversation covering 1989 to the present

Bought by Moab Public Radio, Prairie Public, KPIP-LP, Prairie Public, KMXT and more


  • Added: Sep 11, 2007
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 25
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Patti Smith hosts this hour of Bob Dylan music and conversation covering 1974-1989

Bought by Prairie Public, KPIP-LP, KMUN, WMHT, Prairie Public and more


  • Added: Sep 11, 2007
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 26
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Patti Smith hosts this hour of Bob Dylan music and conversation covering 1965-1974

Bought by Prairie Public, KKRN, KPIP-LP, KIDE Hoopa Tribal Radio 91.3fm, KMUN and more


  • Added: Sep 11, 2007
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 33
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Patti Smith hosts this hour of Bob Dylan music and conversation covering 1961-1964.

Bought by Prairie Public, KPIP-LP, KMUN, Prairie Public, WSLR and more


  • Added: Sep 11, 2007
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 29
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New one-hour radio special dedicated to Cuba's musical diaspora, and its rich heritage that continues through its most prominent exiled artists.

Bought by KIDE Hoopa Tribal Radio 91.3fm, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, WGBH Radio Boston, KMUW, WFIU and more


  • Added: Aug 31, 2007
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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After 8 years away from live performance, Elvis Presley made up for lost time.

Bought by KPIK-LP, KMXT, Panhandle Community Radio, Prairie Public, WILL and more


  • Added: Jul 30, 2007
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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An inside look at the rise of Elvis Presley from a young boy to an American Icon.

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


  • Added: Jul 30, 2007
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 15
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One-hour radio documentary explores Benny Goodman's life and music, and the impact it had on both jazz and popular culture.

Bought by Prairie Public, KIOS-FM Omaha Public Radio, WLPR, WNMU-FM, KMUW and more


  • Added: Jul 11, 2007
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 16
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One-hour radio documentary pays tribute to American legend Waylon Jennings, tells the story behind his final concert at Nashville's Ryman Theatre, ...

Bought by Prairie Public, KPVL, Red River Radio Network, KPVL, The Texan Radio Network and more


  • Added: Jul 11, 2007
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8