• Thu
    Jun 22
    2:00 pm -
    5:00 pm
  • Wed
    Jun 28
    2:00 am -
    5:00 am

A Personal Connection Type Show

G ManI decided to put together a show with artists that I have had one-on-one contact with, from the usual concerts, to interviews, chance meetings, personal correspondance (in the case of the overseas folks), and even relatives. Fun stuff ahead. Starting the show with Blue Mountain, The Blue Band, and Bo Ramsey, to get a solid midwest vibe going, and then its on to Cracker, The Host Country, The Soul Searchers, Greg Brown, and many more. 37 songs in all, I think, and lots of great jams in store for you. 2 PM or 2 AM, I got you covered. The G Man

  • Tue
    Jun 20
    11:00 am -
    12:00 pm
  • Sat
    Jun 24
    4:00 pm -
    5:00 pm

Exploring ballads on "The Inspiration Initiative"

Join host Luke Davids on The Inspiration Initiativethis weeks episode of "The Inspiration Initiative" which is chock full of some of the most iconic and emotionally charged ballads of the past decades.

Moni Hayne at KRUUTo teach gardeners easy, sustainable tricks to keep pests off vegetable plants, entomologist Moni Hayne created an e-book. Garden Insect Pests of North America--Pictures for Identifying and Organic Controls identifies and contains pictures of 30 common insect pests. It also explains which are the good bugs that you shouldn't control (because they eat bad ones).


Obvious World ~ Sunday Nights ~ 9e/8c/7m/6p ♥

  • Fri
    Jun 16
    8:00 am -
    10:00 am
  • Tue
    Jun 20
    2:00 pm -
    4:00 pm

New Album by Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie

Just Released This Week!


"The Fleetwood Mac that most fans fall in love with is here, almost in full force."

- Spin Magazine

  • Sat
    Jun 17
    2:00 am -
    4:00 am
  • Mon
    Jun 19
    4:00 am -
    6:00 am

I Got Some Things I Gotta Do....

RRBum bum bum, bum bum bum bumm. The drums are beating a rhythm drawing you ever nearer to the next Rainbow Rider experience. Upcoming: Rainbow Rider # 333. Whoa, half way to #666. That will be an interesting show, but nevermind that, listen to the one this weekend. I have two long tunes by Speed, Glue, & Shinki, and Red Temple Spirits. I just purchased that limited edition of theirs from Independant Project records, and it is beautiful. If you like psychedelic post-punk, this is the holy grail. I am playing my favorite Sopwith Camel, Strawberry Alarm Clock, Other Half, and Psychobud music too. No matter what the length of the song, you are going to trip out over this stuff. Nothing like a Cool Breeze to light your night.

  • Thu
    Jun 15
    2:00 pm -
    5:00 pm
  • Wed
    Jun 21
    2:00 am -
    5:00 am

Spotlight: Sixties Pop

G ManThe next spotlight show shines its steely beacon of light down upon the sixties, and the pop single. Most of these songs came off of tiny vinyl records with big holes in the middle. Three cuts by The Doors, The Chambers Brothers, and The Blues Magoos made the fm circuit, due to their length. But, yeah, I have like 60 songs in three hours, so they are going to fly by. If you have reached the age I am, you will likely be singing along to many of these tunes. If those three bands don't thrill ya, try Frank Sinatra, The Happenings, Bobby Darin, or The Hollies. Pure pop pleasure from when the engineers and producers had a mandate to get the song on the radio. The G Man

picYou decide if these scores are equal to or betterpicpic than the films themselves. Rupert Gregson-Williams "admirable job at capturing the spirit and essence of this most iconic of female characters" in "Wonder Woman"; Tyler Bates entertaining music to "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2"; Brian Tyler's stylish action/adventure score that can't be understated, "The Mummy" and more. 

Tune In Wed 3-4pm CST on KRUU!

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Adam West changed my life in more ways than I can count. Adam West, of course, shot to fame as the Caped Crusader in the "Batman" tv series that bowed in 1966. I was a five-year-old farm kid who was just beginning to discover comic books. Science fiction was still a few years in my future. And then "Wham," "Bam" and "Pow" came to my television and I was transformed. I found my guiding light--superheroes, bright colors, camp comedy. I was hooked. And I am still hooked to this very day. Bless your heart, Mr. West, for taking on a character that nearly destroyed your career but endeared you to millions. He seemed like a genuinely good person who made so many people happy.

 

FYI, the cape and cowl I'm wearing in this picture was made for me by my sainted mother when "Batman" was originally on the air. I wore it for many a Halloween...as did my nephews in Minnesota. Now it hangs in a place of honor in my own Chicago batcave. 

Great piece by the great Mike Kilen of the Des Moines Register on a great Fairfield couple, John Freeberg and Susan Walsh.

Yep, these home artists are rocking it big time, as this piece elucidates. Solar-powered, too. John, long-time community radio supporter who helped with reconstruction at the station and much more, is even wearing his "Join the KRUU" t-shirt!

Congratulations, John & Susan, on doing Fairfield proud with your amazing vision and work together. [Click on title to read the whole piece...}

An Iowa Couple Used the Earth Around Them to Build A Small Home That is Powered by the Sun

FAIRFIELD, Iowa — The house is made of soil, timber, straw and rock that John Freeberg and Susan Walch gathered on their land and assembled over the last six years. It is powered by the sun and its water pumped from a pond.

Sitting atop a wave of meadow near Fairfield, the home is an expression of art from the landscape and connection to curious community members who often drive down a gravel country lane to see it.

“People come here and they don’t want to leave. They say it makes them feel good,” Walch said. “This is heaven. We never want to leave.”

Their 1,100 square-foot home is featured in the new book “Small Homes: The Right Size,” which showcases dwellings between 500 and 1,200 square feet.

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