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  • Sat
    Aug 26
    2:00 am -
    4:00 am
  • Mon
    Aug 28
    4:00 am -
    6:00 am

A River-full of Reasons

RRA salty drink and your favorite snacks, and you are good to go for this edition of The Rainbow Rider. This show is so full of ordinary, wonderful music that you probably need to approach it like it is a favorite movie of yours you like to watch over and over again. Famous folks like Cream, Jefferson Airplane, Clinic, and The Beatles stop by and perform. A little more obscure but no less compelling: The Undisputed Truth. Lots of recently released tunes in store,check the playlist online, and have a productive weekend. Cool Breeze

  • Fri
    Aug 25
    8:00 am -
    10:00 am
  • Tue
    Aug 29
    2:00 pm -
    4:00 pm

Under The Covers with Guest Host Tamara Kulow

Under The Covers

with Guest Host Tamara Kulow!

This week Tamara and I will feature covers songs by artists like:

Bonnie Raitt, Amos Lee, Charlie Daniels Band, Greg Allman, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Chris Stapleton, Corrine Bailey Rae, Eric Clapton, Kate Davis, Margaret Glaspy, Harry Manx and Kevi Breit, James Taylor, Jamie Cullum, Michael McDonald, Jimmy LaFave, Jonathan Edwards, Keb Mo, John Fogerty, Daryl Hall, John Paul White, Martin Sexton, Norah Jones, Ray Lamontagne, Shawn Colvin, Shelby Lynne and more!

  • Thu
    Aug 24
    2:00 pm -
    5:00 pm
  • Wed
    Aug 30
    2:00 am -
    5:00 am

Hold On To Freedom

G ManI am The G Man, I am the only government you will ever need on planet rock and roll, and today more than ever you could use a little truth. It is super easy to lay down three hours of tracks about the excesses of government, infringing on the rights of individuals, and the philosophy of cultural interaction. Simply because there are about seven million songwriters worrying over all ot that and writing it down. Undaunted by that, I have culled 35 songs to give you pause, and ultimately hope. Lee Michaels bookends the show with studio and live versions of his Hold On To Freedom. I have double shots from The Dexateens, Paul Kantner, Graphite, and Cracker. We'll go back to 1968 for The Growing Concern, and hear some brand new music by Ray LaMontagne. All a part of a continuing series of solid rock blues pop and psych form the greatest radio station on the planet- KRUU! The G Man

The Inspiration InitiativeThis weeks show is dedicated to local artists and musicians that are touring through Fairfield, IA this week. Listen in for tunes from Elizabeth Moen, Cubits, Korby Lenker, Sharon Bousquet and Josie Overmyer.

  • 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 www.kruufm.com 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 night...so 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

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