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
8:51 am
Thu June 20, 2013

Top Albums: June 10 - 15

  1. Wrote A Song For Everyone--John Fogerty
  2. Rooster--David Ramirez
  3. Southeastern--Jason Isbell
  4. The Matt Woods Manifesto--Matt Woods
  5. Pale Green Ghosts--John Grant
  6. Modern Vampires of the City--Vampire Weekend
  7. Once I Was An Eagle--Laura Marling
  8. Black Pudding--Mark Lanegan and Duke Garwood
  9. Elvis Club--The Del-Lords
  10. “Ain’t No Fair (In A Rock ‘n’ Roll Love Affair)” (single)—Jakob Dylan
Music
8:26 am
Wed June 19, 2013

Top Albums: June 3 - 8

  1. Wrote A Song For Everyone--John Fogerty
  2. Once I Was An Eagle--Laura Marling
  3. Modern Vampires of the City--Vampire Weekend
  4. The Hurry and The Harm--City and Colour
  5. The Rooster--David Ramirez
  6. Small Town Talk--Shannon McNally
  7. Pale Green Ghosts--John Grant
  8. Black Pudding--Mark Lanegan and Duke Garwood
  9. The Matt Woods Manifesto--Matt Woods
  10. “Take On The Chin” (single)—Joe Henry
Commentary
12:30 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

A Musical Life: Emily Deaver

Emily Deaver is a classically trained musician who works across a wide range of genres.
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Emily Deaver is a classically trained musician whose work includes work with jazz bands, an all-encompassing cover band, Annie Up, and a folk rock duo. A former Miss Kansas, Deaver is a graduate of Wichita State University, where she studied jazz piano. She has worked in television as a music reporter but is currently pursuing music as her full-time career. You can learn more about her via her website, http://www.emilydeaver.com

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Commentary
5:00 am
Mon June 10, 2013

At Play: Of Fun And Song

The Say What? Improv comedy troupe

You can see Glory Days in a very limited engagement Friday and Saturday at Newman University’s Jabara Black Box Theatre.

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Music
7:59 am
Mon June 3, 2013

Top Albums: May 27 - June 1

  1. Pale Green Ghosts -- John Grant
  2. Live -- Jaga Jazzist with Britten Sinfonia
  3. Volume 3 -- She & Him
  4. Trouble Will Find Me -- The National
  5. Random Access Memories -- Daft Punk
  6. Blood, Sweat & Beers -- Niacin
  7. Black Pudding -- Mark Lanegan and Duke Garwood
  8. Small Town Talk -- Shannon McNally
  9. Elvis Club -- The Del Lords
  10. Transcendental Blues -- Steve Earle
Commentary
12:00 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

A Musical Life: Tom Page

Tom Page has been an integral part of the Wichita and Kansas music scenes for more than 20 years.
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Tom Page has been an integral part of the Wichita and Kansas music scenes for more than 20 years. The guitarist performed with acts such as Sunshine Family, Winking Spaniard, and Grandpa’s .38 throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, earning a reputation not only as a gifted guitarist but a remarkable songwriter as well.

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Music
11:16 am
Mon May 27, 2013

Top Albums: May 20 - 25

  1. Pale Green Ghosts -- John Grant
  2. Small Town Talk -- Shannon McNally
  3. Random Access Memories -- Daft Punk
  4. Modern Vampires of the City -- Vampire Weekend
  5. Krush -- Niacin
  6. No One In Control -- Snowden
  7. Volume 3 -- She & Him
  8. “Times Like This” (single) -- Steve Earle
  9. American Kid -- Patty Griffin
  10. Elvis Club -- The Del Lords
Music
10:13 am
Mon May 20, 2013

Top Albums: May 13 - 18

  1. Spirit In The Room -- Tom Jones
  2. Wing Beat Fantastic -- Mike Keneally
  3. Deep -- Niacin
  4. Rat Farm -- Meat Puppets
  5. Krush -- Niacin
  6. Pale Green Ghosts -- John Grant
  7. Volume 3 -- She & Him
  8. Modern Vampires of the City -- Vampire Weekend
  9. Too High To Die -- Meat Puppets
  10. Organik -- Niacin
Commentary
12:01 pm
Fri May 17, 2013

A Musical Life: Mark Green

Mark Green, on the far right, is a founding member of the instrumental rock band Standing In The Colour.
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Mark Green is a founding member of the instrumental rock band Standing In The Colour, which he formed with his sister Erin Gangwere (bass) and her husband Mike (drums). Rounding out the group is brother Ryan Green. The quartet was founded in 2009 and recently issued its self-titled debut.

My name is Mark Green. I am a guitarist in Standing In The Colour. I first got into guitar when I was about 14. I just kind of fell into it on accident. My brother and sister both play and every now and then I’d just pick one up and see what I could do.

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Music
7:40 am
Wed May 15, 2013

Top Albums: May 6 - 11

  1. Spirit In The Room--Tom Jones
  2. The Harder They Come--Various Artists
  3. This River--JJ Grey & Mofro
  4. American Kid--Patty Griffin
  5. Volume 3--She & Him
  6. Up On The Sun--Meat Puppets
  7. Nomad--Bombino
  8. Unstoppable Momentum--Joe Satriani
  9. Stories Don’t End--Dawes
  10. Wing Beat Elastic--Mike Keneally

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