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 “A Musical Life,” as well as “Musical Space.” 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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Thursday, June 9 

Having played in bands such as Hospital Ships and Your Friend, Nathan Dixey has just issued his solo debut album under the name The Dan Ryan. Described as a “a downstream float through a rainbow river,” the record soaks in influence from Dixey’s home base of Austin, Texas while marrying those sounds with pieces of his past projects. We’ll hear selections from The Dan Ryan’s self-titled LP along with music from Honey Radar’s latest, Blank Cartoon.

Friday, June 10

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Wednesday, June 1

Released in May 1979 Three Imaginary Boys is the debut album from The Cure. Featuring longtime favorites such as “10:15 Saturday Night” and “Fire in Cairo,” the record set the template for what the band would become in the ensuing decade. Listen for selections from that release as well as music from Paul McCartney’s 1993 release Off The Ground.

Thursday, June 2

Kevin Wildt

Matthew Clagg is a visual artist, writer, concert organizer and musician. He is instrumental in organizing both ICT Fest and Wichita Psych Fest. He is currently a member of Tantric Shakes, Domestic Drone and Mystery Blood.

Tuesday, May 24

We celebrate Bob Dylan’s 75th birthday with selections from throughout his rich discography as well as covers of his songs from The Band, Nanci Griffith, Yo La Tengo and many more.

Wednesday, May 25

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Wichita band Sun and Stone will release a new album on Saturday. One of the band's founding members discusses how the band is thinking about the future, not just in its songs, but in how it's presenting the album.

  

Sun and Stone guitarist and vocalist Paul DeCeglie says that when he and his bandmates first formed the group, they wanted to perform songs about unusual subject matter. So they began writing songs in a post-apocalyptic world. One, DeCeglie says, takes inspiration from contemporary culture.

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Although Bruce Hornsby is known primarily as a singer and pianist, he says he's not afraid of trying new things. This summer he'll release an album that has no piano and features him playing an unusual folk instrument.

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Tuesday, May 17

We'll remember legendary Texas songwriter Guy Clark, who died today at 74.

Wednesday, May 18

Rest in Chaos is the latest release form Hard Working Americans, the band led by singer-songwriter Todd Snider. We’ll hear selections from it as well as from the new release by Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers, Rehab Reunion.

Thursday, May 19

Paula Love Moore

Julie Brin is vocalist with the band Stimulus and has performed and recorded with a variety of projects including Half of Reason. She is also administrative assistant to the general manager at KMUW.

Tuesday, May 10

1861 saw Moreland & Arbuckle experimenting with a variety of sounds including hard-edged blues and country music. We’ll hear selections from that release as well as from The Morning After, the 1971 album by the J. Geils Band. 

Wednesday, May 11

We celebrate Twilight Zone Day with music from William Shatner, Rush, John Grant and other acts both strange and unsettling.

Thursday, May 12

New Radiohead single, "Daydreaming" is out now, ahead of the digital release of the band's new LP at 2 PM EST on Sunday, May 8. The video is directed by Paul Thomas Anderson (Boogie Nights, There Will Be Blood). 

Jedd Beaudoin will spotlight the new album all next week on Strange Currency.

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