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
2:35 pm
Tue February 12, 2013

Richard Thompson's Bravest Moment: 1000 Years of Popular Music

Richard Thompson
Credit Pamela Littky / New West Records

With a career that dates back to the late 1960s Richard Thompson has recorded in numerous musical idioms and earned accolades for virtually every turn he's taken, but perhaps his most impressive moment as a recording artist came in 2002 with the album 1000 Years of Popular Music.

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Music
7:36 am
Tue February 12, 2013

Top Albums: February 4-9

1. Get Up -- Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite
2. Electric -- Richard Thompson
3. Regions of Light and Sound of God -- Jim James
4. Wonderful Glorious -- Eels
5. Forever Endeavour -- Ron Sexsmith
6. Cool Cocoon -- The Spinto Band
7. Ariel + The Undertow -- Ariel + The Undertow
8. Hummingbird -- Local Natives
9. Fade -- Yo La Tengo
10. I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One -- Yo La Tengo

Commentary
8:33 am
Mon February 4, 2013

At Play Theatre Roundup: Feb 4 - Feb 17

Coming to the Wichita theatre community is the world premiere of Radiating Like a Stone, adapted by adapted by Anne Welsbacher and Gina Austin-Fresh from the book of essays, “Radiating Like a Stone: Wichita Women and the 1970s Feminist Movement,” collected and edited by Myrne Roe.

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Music
8:12 am
Mon February 4, 2013

Top Albums: January 21- February 2

1. Fade --Yo La Tengo
2. Paragraph Nights--Drgn King
3. The Travel Guide--The Travel Guide
4. Gold Yeller--Oil Boom
5. Treatment Bound: A Ukulele Tribute to The Replacements--Bright-Little-Field
6. Ariel + The Undertow--Ariel + The Undertow
7. Wing Beat Fantastic--Mike Keneally
8. Kiko--Los Lobos
9. Rumours Revisited--Various Artists
10. Push The Sky Away--Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds

Music
8:06 am
Mon February 4, 2013

Top Albums: January 14-19

1. Fade--Yo La Tengo
2. Tempest--Bob Dylan
3. Shields--Grizzly Bear
4. Living For A Song: A Tribute To Hank Cochran--Jamey Johnson
5. The Lion’s Roar--First Aid Kit
6. Rumours Revisited--Various Artists
7. Wing Beat Fantastic--Mike Keneally
8. Kiko--Los Lobos
9. Low Rent Hymns--Curt Mitchell
10. Light Up Gold--Parquet Courts

Commentary
12:30 pm
Fri January 25, 2013

A Musical Life: Daniel Racer

Daniel Racer

Dan Racer teaches bass, music theory, composition and directs the Chamber Orchestra at Friends University. He is an active musician in the Wichita area performing as principal bassist for the Wichita Grand Opera and as a jazz bassist with many groups in the Wichita area. He also is an active composer with works in a variety of genres from classical to jazz and beyond. Many of his works have been premiered by Friends University ensembles as well as musicians in Wichita and around the world.

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Commentary
8:37 am
Mon January 21, 2013

At Play Theatre Roundup: Jan 21 - Feb 3

George Bernard Shaw

Friends University presents George Bernard Shaw’s Arms and the Man this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, January 25, 26, 27. Raina Petkoff is rapturous about the romance of war and idolizes one of its ostensibly heroic warriors until a weary and desperate enemy soldier climbs into her bedroom window to hide. Her world and those who live in it will just have to change as they take a new look at "arms and the man."

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Music
9:01 am
Mon January 14, 2013

Top Albums: January 7-12

  1. The Magic Door-- Chris Robinson Brotherhood
  2. Boing, We’ll Do It Live!--The Aristocrats
  3. Wing Beat Fantastic --Mike Keneally
  4. Electricity Vol.1 --Wayne Gottstine
  5. Liberty. Solidarity.
Music
8:19 am
Mon January 14, 2013

Top Albums: January 1-5

  1. Chasing Away The Dots-- Mike Coykendall
  2. Wing Beat Fantastic-- Mike Keneally
  3. Lambo Doors-- Spirit of the Stairs
  4. The Travel Guide-- The Travel Guide
  5. Treatment Bound: A Ukulele Tribute to The Replacements-- Bright-Little-Field
  6. Difficulty-- Big Science
  7. Electricity Vol.1-- Wayne Gottstine
  8. Fade-- Yo La Tengo
  9. Living For A Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran-- Jamey Johnson
  10. The Bears For Lunch-- Guided By Voices
Commentary
12:30 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

A Musical Life: Arleigh Aldrich

Arleigh Aldrich

Arleigh Aldrich has been a cellist with the Wichita Symphony Orchestra for five years. She grew up in the Wichita area and was cultivated by the thriving music community. She graduated from Wichita State University with her degree in marketing, and works for the orchestra as a marketing and public relations manager.

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