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 “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, 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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It's no secret that musicians spend much of their professional lives on the road but for members of Miss Shevaughn and Yuma Wray, the road is actually the place that seems most like home. KMUW's Jedd Beaudoin recently spoke with the band's founding members and has more.

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Wednesday, September 9

Yours, Dreamily is the debut album from The Arcs, the latest project from Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys. The group brings Auerbach together with several longtime friends and, although it has elements recognizable from his work with The Black Keys, very much maintains its own identity.

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Jackson Graham is a drummer/percussionist studying Music Performance at Wichita State University. He performs in a variety of musical projects, including the solo drum and keyboard project Information Welfare.

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Former Kansan Mike Coykendall has a new album out, which features new material as well as songs from some of his favorite songwriters. KMUW's Jedd Beaudoin recently spoke to Coykendall and has more.

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Tuesday, September 1

Released in early 1972, Brother, Brother, Brother is one of the many varied turns in the long history of the Isley Brothers. For this record, the group turned to the rich Carole King catalog for several songs and dug deep into their own songbook, resulting in an LP that married funk and soul with the singer-songwriter sounds of the early 1970s.

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One veteran Wichita band performs a show this weekend that will bring together members from its past, present and maybe its future. KMUW’s Jedd Beaudoin recently spoke to one of the group’s founding members and has more.

Thirteen years ago, Ophil took a break from writing and from extensive live performances. The group didn’t exactly break up—whatever the rumors may have been.

Sandra Brown has been writing and publishing novels since the early 1980s. But her career began in a most unusual way.

Zach Shoffner has played in Wichita bands for over a decade now. He is currently lead guitarist with the group The Candy Lords and a founding member of the group Keen Kutter, with his fiancée, Britt Boman.

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Friday, August 21 

The Most Lamentable Tragedy is the fourth studio release from Titus Andronicus and is a rock opera in five acts; the central narrative concerns an unnamed protagonist whom we meet in deep despair. Following an encounter with his own doppelgänger, long held secrets are revealed, sending our protagonist on a transformative odyssey, through past lives and new loves, to the shocking revelation that the very thing that sustains him may be the thing to destroy him. 

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Nearly 50 years into life as a professional musician, Peter Frampton is still uncovering new facets of his playing and his music. This summer he’s been criss-crossing the country performing live dates to packed houses with his electrifying brand of rock music, but during his downtime from the road he’s been preparing for his first-ever acoustic album.