Aurora(See link to playlist below.) DJ Andy Bargerstock shares new tracks from his foray into the outer edges of the music stream. The spotlight shines on Norway's exotic singer AURORA (photo left) and the little-known but highly regarding American producer/DJ known as LISTENBEE. Be prepared to dip into the ether in this program of first time Fringe Toast artists including Max Manie, Fakear, Tinariwen, Flo Morrissey with Matthew White, and Up, Bustle & Out.

The Second Hour Chill Session will send you into the outer realms by contributors Velours Perfect, Thievery Corporation, Moodorama, Maribou State, and Nadaka.   Oooh. It will be so good!

Save and plunder the playlist.  Fringe Toast offers the best music you never hear... unless you are tuned to KRUU-FM.

  • Mon
    Feb 20
    1:00 pm -
    2:00 pm
  • Wed
    Feb 22
    7:00 am -
    8:00 am

Ski Behind Skiers That Are Better Than You Are

Beth Corning of Corning Works Dance Company"Ski behind skiers that are better than you are!" That advice from her father inspired dancer BETH CORNING to craft a dance career that features interdisciplinary collaboration and celebrates the strengths of mature performers. A dancer, choreographer, and the artistic director of Corning Works, Beth's studied with outstanding teachers. Now recognized as a Master Teacher herself, she's served on faculty and as guest artist in dance programs in the U.S., France, England, and Scandanavia. Tune in this week to The Studio with Cheryl and Beth Corning!

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

  • Thu
    Feb 23
    10:00 am -
    11:00 am
  • Sun
    Feb 26
    12:00 pm -
    1:00 pm

The Feed Store

This is not a giant secret.

I record the Feed Store in my living room (actually, in my sun room so oo-la-la). My living room is in my house which just happens to be in a close-in suburb to Chicago. When I look out my window (whilst broadcasting) I see the most beautiful site I can imagine... a quiet street with clean brick houses, once in a while a neighbor walking a dog or pushing a baby stroller.

And once in a while I catch site of my mailman Ed dropping letters in the dairy box that sits on my porch and acts as a mailbox.

In a word, I'm living in far more of a palace than I ever imagined. On top of all this luxury I get to tell my little stories to Fairfield and the world via KRUU.

Except for the part where I'm not a kabillionaire, I got it knocked!

You Bet Your Life! Mondays @ 11am, Fridays @ 7pm

Music to make your think and dance. And feel all the feels. Fierce, witty, tender, vivid, crazy, smart. Rock, pop, rap, folk, classical, jazz, no stone unturned. International and Homegrown. Old and new songs for the times. 

This ain't kumbaya. 

Mondays @ 11am, Fridays @ 7pm

PJ, Bjork, Tori

Heavy Rotation: The Triple Goddesses PJ Harvey, Bjork, and Tori Amos. 


THE WEEK THAT WAS w/ the Newsvandal

Trump vs. the Very Fake News Media

Journalists Whisper at Trump’s Crazy Press Conference: ‘This Is Insane’

Sorry media — this press conference played very different with Trump's supporters

The Trump-Bibi-Murdoch Love Triangle Puts Us All at Risk

WHOA: Harward Calls National Security Adviser Offer a “Sh** Sandwich”, Says CNN

Trump’s blatant cronyism turns to national security: The president taps billionaire investor to overhaul the spy agencies

Trump's Repeal of Bipartisan Anti-Corruption Measure Proves He's a Fake

Private Prisons to Profit Handsomely Off Trump Immigrant Raids

Federal immigration raids net many without criminal records, sowing fear

White House denies National Guard plan for deportations

How San Diego Built a Bridge Over the Wall

  • Fri
    Feb 17
    12:30 pm -
    1:00 pm
  • Sun
    Feb 19
    11:30 am -
    12:00 pm

The Filmosophers movie talk

We're happy to write that Lion starts today at the Ottumwa 8. Since Chris gave it a Lion posterglowing review some weeks ago we've heard similar reports from others who've seen it. The critics agree: "A heart-wrenching true story, with what could be one of the great child-actor performances of all time." "Has one of those plot lines that feels like a Hollywood screenplay - except it actually happened." "Lion celebrates the human will and the human need to find meaning and connection in life. If the final scenes don't have you blubbering, your humanity may need some fine-tuning."

We'll talk about that, this months Friday night FREE movie at the Fairfield Library (full info at, new releases, what we've seen and more, on the Filmosophers, with Chris Busch & Bruce Miller, where "we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions".

- I'm not from Calcutta... I'm lost  "Lion"


  • Thu
    Feb 16
    2:00 pm -
    3:00 pm
  • Wed
    Feb 22
    2:00 am -
    3:00 am

The Tapes In My Head

Flying recordsA two hour box of fine, tasty tunes awaits you on the next edition of Centripetal Sounds. I am playing three songs from old grammy winners, and three from this last class, notably Sarah Jarosz, Bobby Rush, and Snarky Puppy. Not as well publicized, but nevertheless extremely desirable, bands such as William Elliott Whitmore, Public Memory, William Bell, and Elbrus will perform. I also have a three-song set from bands I have seen in concert in the past two weeks, Rob Lumbard, Joe Price, and Them Coolie Boys, a Wisconsin band I am very excited to showcase. Their entire first album will air on the The Rainbow Rider April 15th. The way back machine is cooking up The Insect Trust, Wizards From Kansas, and pre-ZZ top American Blues. IN ROOT will feature The Infamous Stringdusters, Jerry Butler, and Studebaker John. OTHER THAN THAT- there's nothing to see here. Hear it all today at 2 PM. The G Man

Andy BargerstockThis is the program to hear the very best of 2016 musical discoveries by DJ Andy Bargerstock (photo left) from rising artists who don't get mainstream music attention. You will delight in the endorphin-rich 30 tracks from artists highlighted on Fringe Toast Music such as Iceland's Kaleo, Canada's Elephant Stone, Denmark's Agnes Obel, France's Mome, Scotland's Steve Mason, Ireland's Lisa Hannigan, and Fairfield's Society of Broken SoulsClick here for playlist.  Read DJ Andy's comments about these artists from the February issue of Iowa Source magazine's Fringe Toast Crispy Awards article.

The second-hour Chill Session will deliver the expected swoon to settle into the evening that will feature Christine & the Queens, Elephant Revival, Justin Johnson, Zayde Wolf with Ruelle, and Adia Victoria.  Turn the lights down low and let the waves consume you.  It's the best music you never hear!

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