Strange Currency

Series produced by KMUW

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Drawing on a range of new releases and old favorites, Strange Currency covers broad swaths of musical terrain. From progressive rock to dark synthwave to singer-songwriters, the goal is to give the listener a sense of the familiar while introducing them to songs they didn't know they loved.

The show airs six nights a week and is available throughout the year as a one-hour or two-hour show.

“Strange Currency is one of the coolest, most interesting shows I’ve heard.”
Dustin Arbuckle, Moreland & Arbuckle

“Strange Currency is genius wrapped in pizza.”
KMUW listener

STRANGE CURRENCY
Strange Currency features classic and emerging artists in a forum that is ever evolving and curated by the show’s host, based on the host’s taste, and a reflection of the host’s personality. More than merely a music show, it’s conversation piece that consistently leaves listeners scrambling for playlists and their iTunes account.

The material ranges from classic alternative artists to blues-rock, to progressive and post rock with a special ear toward forgotten or underappreciated artists. This is the sound of a friend welcoming you into their home for a night of deep listening and light conversation.

Strange Currency has been heard on KMUW’s FM stream since 2009. Our audience ranges from teens to retirees, from music fans to musicians themselves.

The two hour show is available six nights a week with five shows that air at 57 minutes and one at 59. 57 minute shows have floating breaks, the 59 minute show runs continuous. The show is stream-able and SoundExchange compliant.

Additional promotional material is available.

Producer/Host-Jedd Beaudoin
Jedd Beaudoin is an award-winning writer and broadcaster with a wide range of musical interests. He has served as a local music critic in Wichita, Kansas since 2003 and his written work has appeared in a variety of music publications, including No Depression, Copper Press, Amazon.com (where he served as an editorial critic), and, currently, at PopMatters, where he contributes to the Kickin’ Up Dust column on a bi-monthly basis. He also serves as host of Wichita Sessions, a syndicated live music television program.

For more information:
Jedd Beaudoin beaudoin@kmuw.org
(316) 992-8358 or (316) 978-6789
https://www.kmuw.org/programs/strange-currency
http://www.facebook.com/strangecurrencyict

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“Strange Currency is one of the coolest, most interesting shows I’ve heard.” Dustin Arbuckle, Moreland & Arbuckle“Strange Currency is genius wrapped in pizza.” KMUW listener STRANGE CURRENCY Strange Currency features classic and emerging artists in a forum that is ever evolving and curated by the show’s host, based on the host’s taste, and a reflection of the host’s personality. More than merely a music show, it’s conversation piece that consistently leaves listeners scrambling for playlists and their iTunes account. The material ranges from classic alternative artists to blues-rock, to progressive and post rock with a special ear toward forgotten or underappreciated artists. This is the sound of a friend welcoming you into their home for a night of deep listening and light... Show full description


15 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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Omoiyari is the new release from Athens, Georgia-based artist Kishi Bashi for music from it as well as from Cy Dune, the new project from Akron/Fam...

  • Added: Jun 17, 2019
  • Length: 01:53:55
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Launched in late 1975 Bob Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Revue was launched with the intention of Dylan playing to smaller audiences in markets he would n...

Bought by Royalton Community Radio, WOUB, KBUT, KRCB-FM "Radio 91", and KMXT


  • Added: Jun 13, 2019
  • Length: 01:57:58
  • Purchases: 5
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Problems is the new release from Kansas City, Missouri’s The Get Up Kids. We’ll hear selections from that release as well as The Anniversary’s 2000...

Bought by KMXT


  • Added: Jun 12, 2019
  • Length: 01:53:54
  • Purchases: 1
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Full Upon Her Burning Lips is the latest release from Earth. Formed in Olympia, Washington in 1989, the band’s sole consistent member if guitarist ...

Bought by KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio]


  • Added: Jun 12, 2019
  • Length: 01:53:57
  • Purchases: 1
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Planet of Ice is the 2007 release from Minus the Bear. Produced by the group’s former keyboardist, Matt Bayless, the album received almost universa...

Bought by WSLR and KMXT


  • Added: Jun 10, 2019
  • Length: 01:53:56
  • Purchases: 2
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Released in 1999, Something to Write Home About is the sophomore release from Kansas City, Missouri emo/pop-punk outfit The Get Up Kids. Listen for...

  • Added: Jun 10, 2019
  • Length: 01:53:56
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It’s New Month, New Music feature with selections from pronoun, Sebadoh, Jimmie Vaughan, Drivin’ N Cryin’ as well as Unwed Sailor.

Bought by WLPR and Royalton Community Radio


  • Added: Jun 07, 2019
  • Length: 01:53:56
  • Purchases: 2
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We celebrate the birthday of bassist/Chapman Stick player Tony Levin with selections from his work with King Crimson, Peter Gabriel, John Lennon an...

Bought by Radio Phoenix, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], and KMUN


  • Added: Jun 06, 2019
  • Length: 01:53:56
  • Purchases: 3
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Listen for selections from Shake Up The Shadows the new EP from Gainesville, Florida’s Hot Water Music as well as Slingshot Dakota’s Heavy Banding.

Bought by KMXT


  • Added: Jun 05, 2019
  • Length: 01:53:57
  • Purchases: 1
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We celebrate the birthday of Reeves Gabrels, guitarist for The Cure, with selections from his extensive body of work with David Bowie (including Ti...

  • Added: Jun 04, 2019
  • Length: 01:53:55
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We Get By is the latest album from legendary R&B singer Mavis Staples and is produced by guitarist and songwriter Ben Harper. Listen for music from...

Bought by KRCB-FM "Radio 91", KMXT, WSLR, and WLPR


  • Added: Jun 03, 2019
  • Length: 01:53:56
  • Purchases: 4
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Father of the Bride is the first album in six years from Vampire Weekend. We’ll hear music from it as well as selections from The National’s latest...

Bought by WEMU, Royalton Community Radio, WOUB, and KMXT


  • Added: May 31, 2019
  • Length: 01:57:58
  • Purchases: 4
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First known as The Bangs, The Bangles became one of the most notable pop groups of the 1980s, featuring drumming from Debbie Peterson. We’ll hear s...

Bought by Radio Phoenix and KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio]


  • Added: May 31, 2019
  • Length: 01:53:55
  • Purchases: 2
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Billy Ficca had played drums in a number of capacities, although perhaps nowhere as brilliantly as on the 1977 debut from the band Television, Marq...

Bought by KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: May 28, 2019
  • Length: 01:53:58
  • Purchases: 1
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We’ll hear selections from the latest by The Mountain Goats, In League with Dragons plus music from Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio as well as The C...

Bought by KMUN


  • Added: May 29, 2019
  • Length: 01:53:56
  • Purchases: 1