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

So I have this little teeny tiny radio broadcasting empire...that is based out of a firetrap corner of my living room. And now it ends. The Feed Store ends and(much more importantly) KRUU ends. Well, that's the way the cookie crumbles. That's the way the French toast. And so it goes and so it goes(thank you, Nick Lowe). In my lifetime I have been part of what I consider to be more than one amazing entertainment venture. Radio. TV. Cable tv. Live music. If you put your best effort into it you have no reason to be sad. The Feed Store was so much more than I could have ever imagined. Thank you James Moore. Thank you KRUU.

Til TuesdayDJ Andy Bargerstock continues with his decade-span reflections.  This program highlights his favorite off-the-beaten-path music from the 1980s. In the first hour, you will hear tracks from New Wave artists such as Talk Talk, Machinations, The Smiths, and 'Til Tuesday featuring lead singer-songwriter Aimee Mann (photo left).

In the second-hour Chill Session, be prepared for sonic pleasures from Roxy Music, Suzanne Vega, model and singer Grace JonesGrace Jones (photo right), Dead Can Dance, Torch Song, and Strange Advance with their epic ethereal song "Worlds Away."

Click here for playlist. Fringe Toast Music offers the best music you never hear... unless you are tuned to KRUU-FM.

Mark your calendar for Wed. Jan. 31 for the next program of fringe music from the 1990s decade.

Share Valentine's Day on Wednesday February 14th with DJ Andy's 2017 Annual Crispy Awards with his favorite best new releases from last year.

  • Sat
    Jan 20
    3:00 am -
    5:00 am
  • Mon
    Jan 22
    5:00 am -
    7:00 am

The Electric Prunes Live and Unity Dub Magic

RRIn the first hour of the show I am playing the full album of Stockholm '67 by The Electric Prunes. It is a fairly decent capture of a live event there. The music is about as garage rock as it gets. I would have appreciated it had I been there. Hour two is an experiment in downtempo music. Seven of the ten songs are dub. I did some surfing on the net one day and found all these cool tunes randomly. Look for Jah Wobble, Groove Corporation, and UVX, as well as songs by Asteroid No. 4, Darkside, Wooden Shjips, and Led Zeppelin. Zep will lead us into next week's Eight YEAR Anniversary Show. From where I am sitting, a dazzling thought. Digging out great music and delivering it has been my job, and KRUU has been a life-giving experience thanks to the incredible people I have worked with all these years. Hear the results this weekend! Cool Breeze

  • Thu
    Jan 18
    3:00 pm -
    6:00 pm
  • Wed
    Jan 24
    3:00 am -
    6:00 am

Bulging At The Seams: Extra Texture Thursday

G ManWell, I had so much to say- musically- this week that I am obtaining an extra hour for the show. It all begins Thursday at 2 PM CST. First hour highs are courtesy of James Hunter, Wilco, Clinic, and The Weeknd. Its a swinging set of r& b based sounds. Hour two I have some reggae from Burning Spear, and some new music from Fink and Brand New. There is an old song by Serpent Power I am going to spin, also. Hour three is an AM radio level mixture including country by Goose Creek Symphony, Whitney Rose, and some alt rock by Fleet Foxes and Jacco Gardner. As if that isn't enough, stay tuned in the five o'clock hour for a new IN ROOT session of roots music. There is a lot to like about the future of radio. Keep your eye out for the next edition of Centripetal Sounds. The G Man.

David CrosbyDJ Andy Bargerstock offers a spectacular playlist of music from off-the-beaten path '70s style. Among the first-hour performers are Paul Siebel, Dave Mason, Brian Protheroe, Rodriguez, Elvin Bishop, Savoy Brown and John Renbourn. The second-hour Chill Zone includes rare tracks from Grace Slick and Jefferson Airplane and a similar-sounding band Sweetwater, Ten Year's After from the LP A Space in Time, Hawkwind, Brian Eno, Robin Trower, Klaatu, and Captain Beyond.

Perhaps, the most inspiring song of the program is David Crosby's "Laughing" (photo right) from his LP If I Could Only Remember My Name featuring Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia delivering a heart-twisting lament on pedal steel guitar. The song recounts Crosby's search for "the man who knows the truth" about life.

Click here for playlist. The best music you never hear ... unless you are tuned to Fringe Toast on KRUU-FM.  Stay tuned to learn about how to continue to get Fringe Toast Music after March 1.

 

The Inspiration InitiativeJoin host Luke Davids on this week's episode of The Inspiration Initiative for Part 2 of diving deep into the most creative chord progressions used in Pop music from the 60's to present day. 

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

 

  • Sat
    Jan 13
    3:00 am -
    5:00 am
  • Mon
    Jan 15
    5:00 am -
    7:00 am

The End of The Rainbow

RRTo shutter: A device that limits the passage of light. You are experiencing the beginning of the end with me, seven shows left. Oddly enough, about seven minutes after the sun stops shining, people on this planet would notice. I have had a tremendous amount of fun over the past seven (!) years shining a light on really obscure recordings with this program. And there is a lot to like about these remaining shows. 0n Jan. 27 the eight year anniversary show happens. This week I am spotlighting a 2017 release by The Deviant Amps called Take Me Back To The Sky. I am alo playing a nice alternate version of Darlin' Companion by The Lovin' Spoonful. Also wrapped around this full album spin is Randall Bramblett, MC5, The Rolling Stones, and The Alan Parsons Project. All manner and sorts of genres, as usual. Check the playlist online, and please enjoy the music. Cool Breeze

It’s with a mixed emotions KRUU's board announces this beautiful open source juggernaut, a DIY citizen-based little train that could--and did--ride the rails, mostly uphill, for more than a decade in our local area and across the globe, spreading information and inspiration 24/7, will cease broadcasting on March 1st.

What we’ve created at solar-powered, people-powered KRUU for going on twelve years is an amazing tribute to the colorful, committed, creative souls in our neck of the woods and what’s possible when a community comes together with a clear vision and mission, a healthy dose of blood, sweat and tears, hours and hours of selfless giving, and fruitful, directed activity.

As the ‘Voices of Fairfield, Iowa and beyond’, we have lived up to our mission, and beyond, in so many ways. We have much to celebrate and to be proud of and thankful for--especially the scores of talented hosts and cherished supporters who have made it possible to operate as long as we have.

It's been a pleasure and honor doing our best to serve the community, attracting over 250 volunteer hosts over the past decade, some who've been doing weekly programs since our launch on September 30, 2006.

The board was unanimous in its decision to let this proud chapter in Fairfield’s community broadcast history stand on its own merits, accomplishments and integrity.

We are in the process of drawing up parameters and timeline to offer a short window to accept community proposals for a possible transfer of the LPFM license which should be in place in the next week or so.

Syndicate content