WHAT LOCAL RADIO MEANS TO FAIRFIELD
FAIRFIELD – KRUU host Talia Winningham and her Tea Time Camaraderie team grace the cover of this month's Cityscape, a glossy publication put out by the Iowa League of Cities. Cityscape is the leading source of information for city officials in Iowa delivered to some 870 member cities.
Written on request by KRUU station manager James Moore, "What Local Radio Has Meant to Fairfield" gives a brief history of the station, now in its 8th year of broadcasting. There are pictures of President Barack Obama and former Governor Chet Culver holding up KRUU t-shirts (then Governor Tom Vilsack received the first t-shirt but was not photographed). Other shots include Fairfield Mayor Ed Malloy presenting a KRUU Listener Appreciation Mayoral Proclamation and Great Taste host Steve Boss interviewing Eldon Pie Lady Beth Howard. [Click pic to read the full article.]
KRUU became the Midwest's only solar-powered radio station, designed, donated and delivered by the community, on September 9th, 2009 at 9am. The piece also highlights the station's role in spearheading the successful three-day free annual music and more festival known as FAIRfest, held the third weekend in June; the production of a 20-part radio series in 2011 on statewide sustainability and energy efficiency done in conjunction with the Iowa Power Fund and MUM Media & Communications Department; and some of the scores of programs offered by the 100% locally-produced, nonprofit station who lives up to its mission of giving voice to the community.
No one does color like Pantone.
Remember the line in "The Devil Wears Prada" where the newbie assistant (Anne Hathaway) tells the high-power fashion editor played by Meryl Streep that she doesn't see how what they are doing affects her life, and Meryl gives a lecture about the history of the color of the sweater that Anne is wearing.
With this gorgeous book, "Pantone on Fashion: A Century of Color in Design" we get the inside scoop on fashion colors. Joining us this week on Writers' Voices is writer E.P. Cutler, who worked with the executive director of the Pantone Fashion Institute to bring us this book.
James Moore talks with Sierra Club environmental attorney Wally Taylor about a topic and an issue that is of grave concern to many enviromental advocates in the Jefferson County area. The Bakken Pipeline would deliver so-called sweet crude in pipes across the state of Iowa from North Dakota and then down to the Gulf.
Here's a blurb from a recent article in the Des Moines Register titled "Branstad Won't Stop Pipeline Through Iowa":
Wally Taylor of Cedar Rapids, a lawyer for the Iowa chapter of the Sierra Club, said Iowans must do everything they can to stop the pipeline project. "We cannot let fossil fuels continue to damage and wreck our economy and environment and our earth," Taylor said.
Energy Transfer Partners (ETF), who also do business as Dakota Access, announced plans for a proposed oil pipeline that will run diagonally across Iowa, through 17 or 18 counties. The company also announced that some of the crude oil will be loaded onto rail cars for shipment to the east coast.
Attorney Taylor will be in Fairfield on Monday November 24th at 7:30pm at the Fairfield Public Library to address the issue and answer any questions people may have. A county meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, December 2nd at 9am at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds Activity Building where the company will present their agenda and then hear from local community members about their plans.
This Sunday night on KRUU i will be broadcasting a variety of songs composed over the past 20 years. Handcrafting each composition was a deeply rewarding personal journey of discovery for me and i am thankful to have the opportunity to share a handful of this original Obvious World music + sound design now.
Obvious World ~ Sunday Nights ~ 9e/8c/7m/6p ♥
(See playlist link below) After opening piece "Father and Daughter" by Paul Simon, legendary guitarist Peter Frampton (photo left) offers his fabulous cover of George Harrison's "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" recorded in 2003. Sublime interpretation! As the night unfolds in delicious spendor, your ears will delight with aural flavors from Lisa Hannigan, Mazzy Star featuring Hope Sandoval (photo right), Hem, Madeleine Peyroux, and Marc Cohn. You will hear new tracks from LA-based singer-songwriter simply known as AM. Natalie Merchant will take the stage in the second hour with tracks from her 1998 Ophelia CD. Along the way, alternative indie bands share their scintillating creativity. DJ Andy B's favorite band Germany's Opera to Relax offer their downtempo, exotic recipe of music that defies genre labeling.
Encourage friends to join the live stream at www.kruufm.com and do yourself a favor by printing program playlist. Program originally aired 12/16/09.
Tis the week of Thanksgiving. Time for the Airing of Grievances...no wait...the giving of thanks.
This week on The Feed Store I'm playing a whole mess o' songs that represent a whole mess o' things that make my life worth living. And just about topmost on that list is the music and the men of Big Sandy and the Fly-Rite Boys.
This little band from California has been slugging it out for 25 years, making records and touring the country and the world. And every single time Robert Williams (aka Big Sandy) steps on stage in front of me I just go ape! I feel like a giant crumb because I did not spread the word in time. They played in Cedar Rapids November 15. They were that close to Fairfield and I didn't tell anyone.
"Duane's Smooth Jazz"
Bass player and computer programmer DJ Duane Jones fine tuned his ear for jazz playing in jazz bands around the "Windy City" Chicago.
Duane graduated from North Eastern University with his computer programming degree. While DJing for WCRD and other stations, Duane expanded his mental library of music and really acquired a knack for creating effective set lists.
Enjoy two hours of superior jazz programming from "Duane's Smooth Jazz" twice a week Mondays 2-4pm and Thursdays 1-3am on KRUUfm.com and 100.1 FM in Fairfield IA.
If you have no sense of direction, and no common sense at all, you are either a politician, or you tend to stay at home in the nighttime. For those of you in the latter category, and all of you roaming around in cars in the bitter cold, have I got a treat for you. Five epic songs spaced thru the show by Om, Earth, The Lemon Pipers, Kaleidoscope, and Uriah Heep. A six-minute-long dip into Symphony No.3 in E-flat Major by Beethoven, an adaptation of Toccata by Emerson, Lake, & Palmer, and a long strange trip by Jefferson Airplane keeps it interesting. Plus some ditties by Albert Hammond, Jr., Jarvis Humby, and The Beatles. As a two hour block, it is quite exquisite. Cool Breeze
New format. Same dudes.
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