Mike Ragogna's blog

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TUE 8AM CST - fun.'s Jack Antonoff & The Honey Brothers

funMike Ragogna catches up with Jack Antonoff from the band fun. at South by Southwest. fun. is best known for their mega-hit song "We Are Young".Honey Brothers

Also a phone in interview with Adrian Grenier and Ari Gold of The Honey Brothers all about their band and new album, "Time Flies Like A Peach".

 

Underwater SunshineFRIDAY 8 AM!

THE COUNTING CROWS' ADAM DURITZ TALKS ABOUT THEIR NEW ALBUM!

&Wayne Coyne

WAYNE COYNE OF THE FLAMING LIPS TALKS ABOUT THEIR NEW ALBUM COMING OUT ON RECORD STORE DAY!

DON'T MISS!!!

 

 

 


Photo Credit: Morgan Tepsic & Daniel Case

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TUE 8am: Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson & Toto's Steve Lukather

Ian Anderson

Steve Lukather

TUE, 8AM: Jethro Tull leader Ian Anderson talks all about the band's new project "Thick As A Brick 2", a sequel to their epic 1972 concept album "Thick As A Brick".

Next up, Toto band member Steve Lukather, talks about the new tribute album to guitar legend and Iowa native, Tommy Bolin. The album is entitled "Great Gypsy Soul" and features, along with Steve, contributions from Peter Frampton, Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes, John Scofield, and many more.

Paul O'Neill

 

LADIES & GENTLEMEN

 

Paul O'Neill talks about all things Trans-Siberian Orchestra with Huffpo contributor Mike Ragogna.

One of the most popular touring acts in the world, the band lays down classical music with a vengeance.

What a great interview--as usual--Mr. Ragogna.

To paraphrase Jon Bon Jovi, you give solar-powered community radio a good name.

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Tue: Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Tommy RoeDonovanWed. April 4, 1:30 PM - A conversation with Tommy Roe. Tommy is a multi-talented artist who recorded six top ten hits between 1962-69, more than any other single artist/songwriter during this period of the 60's. He is best remembered for his big hits, "Dizzy" and "Sheila".

Tommy will be performing at the Riverside Casino's Show Lounge on Saturday & Sunday, April 7 & 8 in Riverside, IA.

Also on the show will be the one and only Donovan!

Wilson PhillipsWHAT IF GOD WAS ONE OF US Meets GOOD VIBRATIONS

You do not want to miss these interviews in any way, shape or form. Especially the Wilson Phillips segment talking about their lovely new tribute album "Dedicated" featuring the music of their parents The MAMAS & the PAPAS and the BEACH BOYS. Oh my, this is a rich and creamy lovely delight.

Joan Osborne and Carnie & Wendy Wilson and China Phillips on Mike Ragogna's 2.0 talking about their new releases with KRUU radio personality and Huffpo contributing entertainment editor Mike Ragogna. How the hell can community radio be this good?

Suffice it to say, if you turn us on, we'll turn you on.

At 100.1 FM. Where the listening is golden and the love is free. Be HEAR Now.

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Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - Fri 8AM CST - Lionel Richie & Macy Gray

Lionel RichieMike starts off the show with a conversation with music superstar, Lionel Richie. Richie, an original member of the Commodores, as well as a solo star with a string of big hits Macy Graythrough the 80s, has a new album out this week teaming up with well-known country stars recording new versions of many of his classic songs.

On the second half, Mike talks with Macy Gray, best known for her international hit single "I Try", about her newest album, "Covered". This new album contains a collection of other people's songs covered by Macy Gray.

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Tue 8AM: Van Dyke Parks

Van Dyke Parks

Tuesday - March 27 - 8AM CST 

It's Van Dyke Parks! Van Dyke is a reknowned arranger for countless artists, most notably perhaps The Beach Boys on their lost album Smile.

He has composed music for numerous films and tv shows. He has released several solo albums, including his most recent, "Arrangements, Volume 1".

 

StyxThe FrayFriday - March 23 - 8AM CST

James JY Young of the classic rock band Styx talks about the band's live concert dvd of their classic albums "The Grand Illusion/Pieces of Eight".

Next up Mike talks with Isaac Slade of The Fray about the history of the group and their newest album, "Scars & Stories".

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Richard Marx on Mike Ragogna's 2.0

Richard Marx

 

 

Richard Marx, the chart-topping pop/rock singer/songwriter, is the guest on Mike Ragogna's 2.0 Friday 8 AM CST!

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Peter Yarrow talks with Mike Ragogna Fri at 8am

Peter Yarrow [left] with Peter, Paul & MaryPeter Yarrow of seminal folk group Peter, Paul & Mary is Mike's featured guest today. Yarrow is performing Wednesday evening at 7:30pm in the Legion Arts at CSPS, the lovely art & music center located in Cedar Rapids. It was damaged during the flooding but has been restored now.

This American singer found fame with the 1960s folk music trio Peter, Paul and Mary. Yarrow co-wrote one of the group's most famous songs, "Puff, the Magic Dragon". He is also a political activist and has lent his support to causes that range from opposition to the Vietnam War to the creation of Operation Respect. [Click on "Read more" below.]

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