Jedd Beaudoin

Host/Producer

Jedd Beaudoin is an award-winning writer and broadcaster who has been with KMUW since 2007. He is the host and producer of Strange Currency, a two-hour music show, which airs Monday-Saturday from 8 to 10 p.m. He is also the producer of the bi-weekly trends commentary “Into It,” as well as “Musical Space” and he produces and writes KMUW’s bi-weekly theatre roundup “At Play.” He received his MFA in creative writing (fiction) from Wichita State University in 2001 (where he was a Creative Writing Fellow) and holds a B.A. in English (with an emphasis in writing) from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Beaudoin hosts Wichita Sessions on KPTS Channel 8. The show, which features local and regional music acts in performance, is now in its third season. Since 1999 he has worked as a freelance journalist. He served as music critic and editor for two Wichita alternative newspapers, F5 (2003-06) and Wichita City Paper (of which he was also managing editor, 2006-07). He currently contributes music, film, and book reviews to PopMatters.com, where he also pens (alternating with two other writers) commentary on country music for the site’s “Kickin’ Up Dust” column.

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Music
9:09 am
Tue November 25, 2014

Food, Floyd And Family Come Into Focus On Strange Currency

"Family" unites all four Thompsons
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Tuesday, November 25: Sweep The Leg Johnny and Mustangs and Madras were two bands from the last decade that combined elements of punk rock, hardcore along with the sounds of the saxophone. We’ll hear selections from both those acts on this episode of Strange Currency.

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Music
9:19 am
Mon November 17, 2014

Power, Corruption, Lies and Saxophone All This Week

Power, Corruption and Lies is the 1983 album from New Order
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Tuesday, November 18: Released in 1992, Wish was the ninth studio album from British band The Cure, we’ll hear from that release as well as from Burning From the Inside, the 1983 release from influential British gothic rock band Bauhaus.

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A Musical Life
1:22 pm
Fri November 14, 2014

A Musical Life: David Trechak

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David “Davy” Trechak is a Wichita music scene veteran with membership in bands such as White Lando, Somber Arrows and, more recently, Postboy. That group has just released a self-titled EP.

My name is David Trechak. I am currently the guitarist, pianist and lead vocalist of the band Postboy and lead guitarist of the band Somber Arrows, with my friend Weston.

We just want to hear what we want to hear from any other band that we enjoy. So, most of the writing is just what we want to hear.

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Music
8:42 am
Mon November 10, 2014

Kansas Bands Return With New Music, Selections From Masters Of Sax Past And Present

Elliot Road's Where The Woodbine Twineth
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Tuesday, November 11: Mathmagicians is the second album from Wichita, Kansas band Japanese Game Show, we’ll hear selections from that as well as new music from another Kansas band, 80 Proof Engine.

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Commentary
12:38 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

A Musical Life: Daniel White

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White is a Wichita-based musician and producer, and current member of Zsa Zsa Ketzner (bass) and The Flaming Wailers (guitar) – who are both releasing EPs this fall. In the past he has played with Vehicles, Aaron Lee Martin and The Taylor Martin Band, in addition to playing in bands while living in Chicago and Honduras. Originally a guitarist, his repertoire of instruments has expanded as his musical taste has grown, as evidenced by his ever-increasing collection of Craigslist instruments.

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Music
10:58 am
Wed October 29, 2014

A Rare Solo Turn From Daryl Hall, New Music From Japanese Game Show And Neil Young

Bass legend Jack Bruce

Saturday, November 1: We provide an extensive overview of the late Jack Bruce’s career, spanning from his work with Cream and German trumpeter Michael Mantler, as a solo artist and with Robin Trower.

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Entertainment
5:00 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Jessica Wasson’s Comedy Is About Embracing True Self

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The Wichita comedy scene is an often overlooked and under appreciated part of the city’s performing arts community. One local comedian has established herself as one of the brightest voices in that scene over the last year. KMUW’s Jedd Beaudoin has more.

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Music
8:44 am
Fri October 24, 2014

October Comes To A Close With New Music From Elijah Ocean And Sunbears

Fumes by Lily and Madeleine
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Monday, October 27: Based in Bloomington, Indiana Lily and Madeleine are sisters in their late teens whose sophisticated sound recalls bands such as Arcade Fire and Fleet Foxes as well as Swedish sister act First Aid Kit. We’ll hear selections from Fumes, the brand new release by Lily and Madeleine as well as music from Jacksonville, Florida’s psychedelic rock outfit Sunbears. We'll also remember bass legend Jack Bruce, who died Saturday.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Fri October 17, 2014

A Musical Life: Shane Marler

  Shane Marler has been involved in Wichita-area music for more than two decades, including tenures in acts such as Ophil, Nouveau Quintet, as a solo artist and, more recently, as a member of The Mischief Makers

My name is Shane Marler I’m a local guitar player and singer-songwriter.

I first took an interest in gypsy jazz and Django Reinhardt in about 2004 or so.

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Music
5:00 am
Fri October 17, 2014

Gooding Returns To Old Hometown With "Live At The Murdock"

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  It’s been more than a decade since Gooding has released a live album. Founding member, guitarist and the band’s namesake, Gooding, explains that part of what made the group want to release a live album now was the addition of second vocalist and guitarist Jenny Wood.

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