• Mon
    Aug 21
    11:00 am -
    12:00 pm
  • Fri
    Aug 25
    7:00 pm -
    8:00 pm

Black Hole Sun (Eclipse Edition)

You Bet Your Life! (mon @11am, fri @7pm)

It's the Black Hole Sun, everyone! 

Songs for the Total Solar Eclipse, Monday, August 21!

Sun Ra, Sonic Youth, PJ Harvey, Brian Eno, and much more...

Starting at 11:00 am, when the moon and the sun enjoy a shadowy kiss. 

Cosmic, sunny music to aid your contemplation of the universe. 

Sylvan EssoDJ Andy Bargerstock offers up new EP Echo Mountain Sessions from North Carolina's Sylvan Esso (photo left) male/female duo who share the first-hour spotlight with former UK Porcupine Tree leadman Steven Wilson (photo right).  Bluesmaster Justin Johnson leads off the program with cover of Screaming Jay Hawkins song, "I Put A Spell On You" from his Drivin' It Down CD. Throughout the program, you will enjoy more fine tunes from recently spotlighted artists including Stick Figure, Air, Blanco White, Ayla Nereo, London Grammar and Steven WilsonAlexi Murdoch.

In the second-hour Chill Session, prepare for the exotic sounds of obscure Japanese guitarist Toshio Nakanishi, a.k.a., Natural Calamity. Toshio passed away in February 2017 but lives on through his albums. Listen for tracks from 1992 album Peach HeadPaul McCartney and collaborators playing under the name Fireman shine with beautifully arranged instrumental called "Watercolour Guitars" from the 1998 album Rushes.  Marvelous obscure McCartney treasure!

Click here for playlist.  Invite friends to join the live stream on every Wednesday at 8pm CT and replays on Saturday at 8am CT.

The BEST MUSIC YOU NEVER HEAR .... unless you are tuned to KRUU-FM at 100.1 in Fairfield, Iowa.

I love Jerry Lewis. I grew up watching the MDA Telethon on Labor Day Weekends(it was the only time all year when there was something on tv in the dead middle of the hard to believe today). I watched Jerry's movies on KCRG channel 9 on sunday afternoons. I worshipped Jerry's 40 weight hairstyle in the sixties. I couldn't get enough of Buddy Love in "The Nutty Professor." I saw Jerry Lewis live on stage twice in my life. Deep down, i know that my best friend Robert and I ARE Martin and Lewis(I'm the monkey and Robert is the handsome crooner). I am saddened by Jerry's passing. That man did a lot in his 91 years. Go in peace, Funny Man. 

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

  • Sat
    Aug 19
    2:00 am -
    4:00 am
  • Mon
    Aug 21
    4:00 am -
    6:00 am

From Interstellar Overdrive to Blue Jay Way

RRCamper Van kicks off the next Rainbow Rider experience with their version of the classic Floyd song Interstellar Overdrive. Things stay novel with the next song, a live Jam by Shiva's Headband. Then two new bands Lazy Eye and Aie (shout it, it's the only way) do some cool groove work. Some loner folk from Search Party and Damon, rock courtesy of The Animals, Paperhead, and Things To Come, plus some surprises by Henry Mancini and Frank Zappa, all coming up straightaway. Cool Breeze

  • Fri
    Aug 18
    12:30 pm -
    1:00 pm
  • Sun
    Aug 20
    11:30 am -
    12:00 pm

The Filmosophers movie talk

With Logan Lucky 
Logan Lucky poster

Steven Soderbergh has saved the summer for fans of the summertime-fun drive-in movie experience:

Soderbergh's return to features is a redneck riff on his Ocean's 11, a cool breeze of summertime sweetness that restores the good name of movie escapism. Daniel Craig is off-the-chain hilarious. - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone. Smart, clever and hilarious, it is fun from start to finish line. - N.Y. Daily News. The whole movie is a trick, reversing our expectations at nearly every turn and casting actors in roles that they were not exactly born to play, but do so with relish. - David Edelstein, N.Y. Magazine. These actors include Channing Tatum, Kylo Ren... that is, Adam Driver, in a role completely different, Katherine Waterston (Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them), Seth MacFarlane, Katie Holmes, Academy Award winner Hilary Swank, Riley Keough (Mad Max: Fury Road), Dwight Yoakam, and "introducing Daniel Craig as Joe Bang!"

"When the plot stops cold for a beauty-pageant performance of exquisite purity, you'll feel like you're watching the most American film of the year." - Time Out

We'll talk about this, other new releases and more, on the Filmosophers, with Chris Busch & Bruce Miller, "where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions."

- We need a computer whiz.  - I know everything there is to know about computers. OK? All the twitters, I know em. - Logan Lucky

WED 1pm | FRI 3pm | SAT 11am: Singer/songwriter, artist, activist and organizer JENNY SAMMONS talks with James Moore about music, love, standing up, making a difference, compassion, community building, and where she's coming from.

Jenny is holding a special gathering Wednesday August 16th at 5pm at the Phoenix Rising Hall in solidarity and to show support for those activists in Charlottsville who have suffered trauma and harm. The first half hour will be a meditation and then some song and witnessing.

She performs this Saturday at the Fairfield Farmers' Market and leads regular Sunday services at the Phoenix Rising Hall at 10am-noon. The first hour is a safe space, judgment-free, kind of spiritual variety show and the second hour is a livestream with Michael Beckwith and Agape.

Mt TheloniousThe opening spotlight shines on Mt Thelonious (St. Louis trio photo left) who will perform live at Cafe Paradiso on Saturday, Aug. 19 at 8pm.  Reviewer Roy Kasten of describes Mt. T as "led by singer and guitarist Ian Lubar and featuring violin and bass from Alissa Avery and Mark Wallace, who combine boot-slapping rhythmic drive and old-time melodies with more than a little spirited and well-honed musicianship."  Fairfield's own Mirabai Britton shares "Diamond in the Frost." Twin-spins from UK's Dido and Ayla NereoNorthwest's Ayla Nereo (photo right) who was introduced last program.

The second-hour Chill Session brings forward tracks from Fringe Toast first-timers Passion Pit, Yvon Mounier, Monte la Rue as well as Death Cab for Cutie, John Gorka, and Daniel SpaleniakCLICK HERE FOR PLAYLIST.

Mark your calendar to hear live shows on Wednesday at 8PM CT with replays on Saturday at 8AM.  Fringe Toast Music offers the best music you never hear ... unless you are tuned to KRUU-FM at 100.1 and streaming at

Read DJ Andy Bargerstock's review of the new compilation CD Cafe Del Mar Vol. 23 that was published in August issue of Iowa Source Magazine. Live link provided.

  • Thu
    Aug 17
    2:00 pm -
    5:00 pm
  • Wed
    Aug 23
    2:00 am -
    5:00 am

A Conveyance Themed Presentation

G ManComing up Thursday at 2 PM Central, a frolic, gambol, and spree through some rather fine examples of rock and roll. Getting from Point A to Point B is a matter of some discussion amongst academics. We have a different sort of ride in mind today. You can catch some brand new tunes by Paperhead, Cotillon, Saw Black, and Mac DeMarco. You can also hitch onto some Wilco, Mark-Almond Band, John Hiatt, or a double shot of Led Zeppelin without trying too hard at all. DeMarco's album This Old Dog is my CD of the month. Get all the information about playlists, and seminal musical offerings, on the blog elsewhere on this site. And, please enjoy the show. The G Man

Vegetarian Heartland

Why is it that most of the authors I talk with are usually from California or live on the East Coast?  That's something to think about, but this week is the exception.  I get to chat with Shelly Westerhausen, a life-long Midwesterner, and the author of Vegetarian Heartland.  Check out one of the recipes from her book below.

In the second half of the show, I visit with Emily Kaiser Thelin, author of the moving and intimate biography of Paula Wolfert.  Wolfert is someone I have admired for years, and Thelin's biography illuminates the amazing career of this often overlooked and prolific contributor to our modern cooking scene.

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