Jedd Beaudoin


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, where he also pens (alternating with two other writers) commentary on country music for the site’s “Kickin’ Up Dust” column.


8:18 am
Fri December 7, 2012

Top Albums: November 24-30

  1. Grrr! -- The Rolling Stones
  2. An Omen -- How To Destroy Angels
  3. Wood -- Widespread Panic
  4. Tomorrow’s The Day -- The Ants
  5. Lambo Doors -- Spirit of the Stairs
  6. Chasing Away The Dots -- Mike Coykendall
  7. Bears For Lunch -- Guided By Voices
  8. Blak and Blu -- Gary Clark Jr.
  9. Celebration Day -- Led Zeppelin
  10. Firefly -- The Wonder Revolution
6:11 am
Fri December 7, 2012

KMUW Staff, Listeners Bid Farewell To Long Time Host

Frank Dudgeon in the KMUW control room, where he spent many early mornings hosting Morning Edition.
Credit Chandra Stauffer

KMUW’s Frank Dudgeon retires Friday after more than 40 years as a member of the professional radio community. Jedd Beaudoin recently sat down with Dudgeon to talk about his career. And they started at the beginning.

“I was actually born in Arkansas,” he says, “that was because my dad was a country singer and he was on the road. This is back when country music sounded like folk, it was all acoustic. And my mother was with him at the time and I always feel that if you’re born you should be near your mother."

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8:28 am
Mon November 26, 2012

At Play Theatre Roundup: 11/26 - 12/9

The Wichita State University School of Performing Arts presents She Loves Me , a romantic musical set in the 1930s where two feuding clerks secretly find solace in their anonymous pen pals, not realizing that they are actually writing to each other. She Loves Me is directed by Wayne Bryan.

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8:47 am
Fri November 23, 2012

Top Albums: November 19-23

  1. Chasing Away The Dots -- Mike Coykendall

  2. Lambo Doors -- Spirit of the Stairs

  3. Tomorrow’s The Day -- The Ants

  4. Blak and Blu -- Gary Clark Jr.

  5. The Bears For Lunch -- Guided By Voices

  6. Celebration Day -- Led Zeppelin

  7. An Omen EP -- How To Destroy Angels

  8. Grrr! -- The Rolling Stones

  9. Wood  -- Widespread Panic

  10. For Everyman -- Jackson Browne
8:35 am
Sat November 17, 2012

Top Albums: November 12-17

  1. The Bears For Lunch Guided By Voices
  2. Grrr! The Rolling Stones
  3. Celebration Day Led Zeppelin
  4. Psychedelic Pill Neil Young and Crazy Horse
  5. Meat Wave Meat Wave
  6. Waka/Jawaka Frank
  7. Firefly The Wonder Revolution
  8. Wood Widespread Panic
  9. Trey Anastasio Trey Anastasio
  10. Blak and Blu Gary Clark Jr.
8:05 am
Mon November 12, 2012

At Play Theatre Roundup: 11/12 - 11/25

Batman Live visits Intrust Bank Arena in downtown Wichita this Tuesday and Wednesday, November 13 and 14. Adapted from the DC Comics characters and stories, Batman Live focuses on Robin’s quest for justice, which leads him to follow in the footsteps of his hero – the mysterious vigilante known as Batman, much to the dismay of his protective guardian, billionaire Bruce Wayne, whom the audience knows is secretly Batman.

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8:35 am
Sat November 10, 2012

Top Albums: November 1-10

  1. Psychedelic Pill Neil Young and Crazy Horse
  2. Traveler Trey Anastasio
  3. Blak and Blu Gary Clark Jr.
  4. The Haunted Man Bat For Lashes
  5. Chasing Away The Dots Mike Coykendall
  6. Unfinished Business Wanda Jackson
  7. The Bears For Lunch Guided By Voices
  8. So (expanded edition) Peter Gabriel
  9. Harmonicraft Torche
  10. Trey Anastasio Trey Anastasio
8:48 am
Mon October 29, 2012

At Play Theatre Roundup: 10.29.12

Irving Berlin’s <i>White Christmas</i> opens November 9 at Crown Uptown Theatre.

A non-Shakesperian Shakesperian comedy, a brief moment with painter Mark Rothko, and a white Christmas:

Wichita Community Theatre closes out its run of Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap. The production ends Sunday, November 4 with performances Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m.

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8:26 am
Mon October 15, 2012

At Play Theatre Roundup: 10/15- 11/04

A classic from Gilbert and Sullivan, lesser known works from F. Scott Fitzgerald, and an Agatha Christie mystery are all on tap this week.

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3:39 pm
Mon October 1, 2012

Artist Spotlight: The Replacements

Formed in 1979 by brothers Bob (guitar) and Tommy (bass) Stinson, guitarist/vocalist Paul Westerberg, and drummer Chris Mars, The Replacements became a band on the fast track to success. By 1980 the group had a contract with the local Twin/Tone label and, by late 1981, its first album.

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