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  • Wed
    Oct 01
    8:00 pm -
    10:00 pm
  • Tue
    Oct 07
    12:00 am -
    2:00 am

8th Annual BEST of FRINGE TOAST - Wed., 10/1 at 8pm CT

London GrammarDJ Andy Bargerstock celebrates his 8th year providing Fringe Toast Music to listeners of KRUU-FM at 100.1 FM in Fairfield, Iowa and online at www.kruufm.com.   Two programs offer Andy's favorite newly discovered tracks from the previous 50 weeks on October 1 and October 8.    Spotlights shine this week on 28 songs including marvelous music from two UK bands (photos), London Grammar with Hannah Reid and Alt-j, the quirkly foursome that recently Alt-Jreleased new CD titled This is All Yours.

Do yourself a favor and print this epic playlist. Mark your calendar to listen to both this show and part 2 on next week's program.   

DISCOVER WHY SO MANY SAY THAT Fringe Toast is their best source of new music!

  • Thu
    Oct 02
    2:00 pm -
    4:00 pm
  • Wed
    Oct 08
    2:00 am -
    4:00 am

Form Ever Follows Function

formForm is purpose, and purpose is value. KRUU is the perfect example of a functioning community working within itself to create something of value. One part of that value: commercial-free musical shows with unlimited creativity. You know how wonderful it is to hear music on the radio that no commercial station will touch. Ponder your support of our enterprise as you listen Thursday 2-4 PM to Centripetal Sounds. The show is made up of tunes that have been recently released in the past year, by bands such as Syd Arthur, The Astronauts, John Hiatt, Krakatau, La Hell Gang, and Land Observations. It's no secret, KRUU is the Real Deal. The G Man

  • Wed
    Oct 01
    7:00 pm -
    8:00 pm
  • Fri
    Oct 03
    7:00 am -
    8:00 am

The Tastemakers author, David Sax and A Vegetarian Food Journey

The Tastemakers coverAfter 25 years in the toy and novelty business I still scratch my head thinking about the items that capture the arms, hands, feet, and minds of kids and the wallets of parents.  Some goofy products like pogs enjoyed a brief, but meteoric rise in popularity before vanishing.  Beanie Babies were the rage for awhile, and sports cards had their moment.  Other franchises-Lego, Barbie, Pokemon, Pooh, Star Wars-made an indelible imprint on the culture, and continue to find avid consumers despite the changes in technology and lifestyle that have occurred in our society. 

Why did Cabbage Patch dolls become so popular?  How do collectible card games like Magic:  The Gathering, Pokemon, and Yu-Gi-Oh! entrance enough players that Wal-Mart devotes 18 feet of shelf space to them?

 

Mike Ragogna and Corey Hickenbottom talk with country legend Marty Stuart about his record TEAR THE WOODPILE DOWN.

Marty plays the Sondheim Center Thursday, October 2nd with his stellar band the Fabulous Superlatives.

Rebro Thu 6:30am & 12:30pm

  • Wed
    Oct 01
    9:00 am -
    10:00 am
  • Sat
    Oct 04
    6:00 am -
    7:00 am

Coffee, Tea and Teresa Storch on Lyrical Venus!

Teresa StorchMonday was national coffee day! So I've got a whole bunch of coffee songs for you today! And a couple tea songs, because T is also for Teresa Storch, who is coming to Fairfield for a house concert on Sunday Oct 5th, so we'll finish up with a set of songs from her new album, Come Clean!

(Thanks also to DJ Brandon Nelson for the coffee theme inspiration!)

(Email DJ Hum at LyricalVenus at gmail for details about the house concert.)

  • Tue
    Sep 30
    2:00 pm -
    4:00 pm
  • Fri
    Oct 03
    8:00 am -
    10:00 am

Brad Cole on Roots Rock Roadhouse

 

This week's feature is New York (by way of Chicago), singer-songwriter, Brad Cole. We'll be spinning songs from his new EP called PAUSE.  Plus cuts from his most recent LP, Down The Line, which was one of the Top 20 Roots Americana records for 2013.  Cole's self-described musical influences include:  Patty Griffin, Ammie Mann, Lucinda Williams, Shawn Colvin and Bonnie Raitt. His songs caress the musical ear like late summer rain down a smooth grey rock. Check it out!

 

 

  • Mon
    Sep 29
    4:00 pm -
    5:00 pm
  • Thu
    Oct 02
    9:00 am -
    10:00 am

Jessica Burks and Benedikt Brydern

     Benedikt BrydernBenedikt Brydern studied violin and piano at the Richard-Strauss Acadamy of Music in Munich.  He was selected out of 1000 applicants tor Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival to perform in the Festival Orchestra under the baton of Leonard Bernstein and returned to the Festival in 1990 to take part in the TV series "Orchestral" hosted by Sir Georg Solti and Dudley Moore. He has composed music for a number of films including Jon Voights "The Tin Soldier" and the Miramax Documentary "Rhyme & Reason" featuring Dr. Dre and others. 

     Besides being a classically trained concert violinist he co-founded the "Hot Club Quartette" which pays tribute to the music of legendary guitarist Django Reinhardt and violinist Stephane Grappelli. He has played violin on soundtracks for films as diverse as Battlestar Galectica, Terminator and the Sarah Conner Chronicles.  As past President of the Rotary Club of Hollywood and a board member of The Harmony Project, a non-profit organization providing free music lessons and instruments to more than 1,500 under-privileged children in the Los Angeles area, he connects with the community and shares his passion and love for music. www.conSordino.com

Can you write funny things about people without make them hate you? Standup comic and internationally known performance poet, June Melby can. Her hilarious memoir My Family and Other Hazards reveals universal truths and individual quirks she discovered about herself and others while helping her family run an unprofitable, hand-crafted minature golf course.

June's the voice of "Bang" in the Warner Brother's film Space Jam, which also featured Michael Jordan. Don't pass up this chance to hear June's other secrets! Tune in this week to The Studio with Cheryl and June!

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

  • Mon
    Sep 29
    10:00 am -
    12:00 pm
  • Wed
    Oct 01
    4:00 am -
    6:00 am

Get your motor running…head out on the highway!

Classic Rock

But don’t forget to listen to KRUU, because for the next 5 weeks we are going to feature one of my favorite genres:  hard rock, classic rock, acid rock. etc.  Call it what you will~~and it has many names, some of them printable, some of them un~~I call it great, and hopefully you will too.  Personally my favorite definition of hard rock is: being able to make as much noise as you want, and still call it music.  Sounds about right.

So be sure to tune in for a magic carpet ride of some of the best noise you’ve ever heard.

Only at the Wildflowers Cafe.  Only on KRUU-FM.

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