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Strange Currency

Series produced by KMUW

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Strange Currency mixes and matches the old with the new, the familiar with the less familiar. Though we can all build our own playlists, it's still fun when someone does the heavy lifting for us. Host Jedd Beaudoin scours the wild terrains of new releases and searches the outback of classic cuts to bring you a thought-provoking listening experience each time. Strange Currency airs six nights a week and is available FREE for daily and weekend use, with specials available throughout the year.

“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


14 Pieces

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We’ll hear music from Accomplice One, the new release from Tommy Emmanuel featuring guest appearances from Rodney Crowell, Amanda Shires and Ricky ...

Bought by KMXT


  • Added: Jan 22, 2018
  • Length: 01:53:56
  • Purchases: 1
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We’ll hear music from Tunnel Vision, the 2017 EP from Kill Vargas as well as selections from Dustin Arbuckle & The Damnations.

  • Added: Jan 22, 2018
  • Length: 01:53:57
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We’ll hear music from Accomplice One, the new release from Tommy Emmanuel featuring guest appearances from Rodney Crowell, Amanda Shires and Ricky ...

Bought by WOUB, WLPR, WSLR, WEMU, and KSRQ


  • Added: Jan 18, 2018
  • Length: 01:57:58
  • Purchases: 5
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We’ll hear music from Echo, the 2017 effort from Vehicles as well as selections from Split Lip Rayfield’s On My Way.

Bought by Radio Phoenix


  • Added: Jan 18, 2018
  • Length: 01:53:56
  • Purchases: 1

  • Added: Jan 17, 2018
  • Length: 01:53:58
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We’ll hear music from Psychsploitation Today, the new release by The Prefab Messiahs as well as new music from the neo-psychedelic band Django Django.

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


  • Added: Jan 17, 2018
  • Length: 01:53:56
  • Purchases: 2
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Listen for selections from Drunk, the 2017 release by Thundercat, featuring guest appearances from Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins, Pharrell and Ke...

Bought by WLPR


  • Added: Jan 15, 2018
  • Length: 01:53:55
  • Purchases: 1
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Listen for selections from Shake The Cage, the 2017 album from singer-songwriter Freddie Nelson as well as live music from Big Star. Plus: Remember...

  • Added: Jan 15, 2018
  • Length: 01:53:56
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Listen for music from Aimee Mann’s 2017 album Mental Illness as well as Bash & Pop’s Anything Could Happen. Plus: We remember "Fast" Eddie Clarke o...

Bought by WSLR


  • Added: Jan 11, 2018
  • Length: 01:53:56
  • Purchases: 1
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What Happens Next is the brand-new album from guitarist Joe Satriani. For this latest effort, the Long Island-born musician teams with Red Hot Chil...

Bought by WOUB and WEMU


  • Added: Jan 12, 2018
  • Length: 01:57:58
  • Purchases: 2
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We’ll hear music from Adrian Belew’s 1990 album Young Lions plus examples of his more recent work with Gizmodrome and the Adrian Belew Power Trio.

Bought by Radio Phoenix, WSLR, KSRQ, and KMXT


  • Added: Jan 10, 2018
  • Length: 01:53:56
  • Purchases: 4
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We’ll hear music from St. Vincent’s 2017 LP Masseduction plus Best of 2017 music from Aaron Lee Martin, The Replacements and Gizmodrome.

Bought by KMXT


  • Added: Jan 11, 2018
  • Length: 01:53:56
  • Purchases: 1
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Listen for selections from the 2017 reissue of Prince and The Revolution’s Purple Rain as well as Best of 2017 music from Andre Cymone, Bash & Pop ...

  • Added: Jan 08, 2018
  • Length: 01:53:56
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We remember David Bowie, born on January 8, 1947 with selections from throughout his career as well as covers of his songs from The Cure, Petra Had...

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


  • Added: Jan 08, 2018
  • Length: 01:53:55
  • Purchases: 3