Margo Timmons(See link to playlist below). This week's program features Margo Timmons (photo left) and her band, Cowboy Junkies. But the program starts with a stab from the past with circa 1970 era tracks from UK progressive band King Crimson including the epic "In the Court of the Crimson King."  In the first hour, more good tracks from recently introduced artist Elizabeth Moen from Iowa City.  Listen closely for Fringe Toast first-timers Howard Ivans, Cut Copy, El Michels Affair, and The Trailblazers.

The second-hour Chill Session is anchored by Rocket Empire, Natural Calamity, Ronald Jenkees, The Sneaker Pimps, and Perpetual Groove.  FT offers the best music you never hear.... unless you are tuned to DJ Andy Bargerstock's weekly Fringe Toast show on Wednesday evening with replays on Saturday at 8am CT.

Click here for playlist! Spread the word to friends everywhere to join the live stream through Just click on the phrase LISTEN LIVE. Enjoy!

11th Annual Best of Fringe Toast shows on October 11 and 18 at 8PM with replays the following Saturday mornings at 8am CT. Watch for the Iowa Source article with the playlist of the October 11 program.

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


It's amazing how the memories and stories of the Fairfield of my youth keep returning to me.

I surprised myself in a forthcoming episode of "The Feed Store" when I remembered a little thing we called the activity bus.

It was a way for kids to participate in after school activities and still get a ride home on a school bus. I hadn't thought about in years.

And now it's a part of broadcast history.

Hear that story and many more on "The Feed Store" on thursdays at 10AM and sundays at noon on KRUU.




Chickpea tofuMike Anderson and no queso dipTasting PlatesPickles and KrautThere was a lot going on at the GREAT TASTE LIVE show Tuesday, and it was all vegan.  


  • Sat
    Sep 30
    1:00 am -
    3:00 am
  • Mon
    Oct 02
    3:00 am -
    5:00 am

This Old Dog and A Mood Mixture

RRSo after an opening set by Michael Chapman, The Host Country, and Cracker (playing live in Des Moines Sunday night!), it is on to  Mac DeMarco and his brand new release This Old Dog. I gotta tell you, if it was not for the new release by The Host Country, this album of Mac's might very well be my album of the year. I am playing the whole thing, and it is full of finely crafted mellow tunes. I have other albums by Mac, and they are fine, but this is quite the assemblage. Hour two of the show includes Swervedriver, Albatross, and Wooden Shjips. Pretty, moody stuff... Cool Breeze

  • Fri
    Sep 29
    7:00 am -
    9:00 am
  • Tue
    Oct 03
    1:00 pm -
    3:00 pm

The Music of Damien Rice

"Irish songwriter Damien Rice is the closest thing that acoustic-wielding adult alternative will get to a wild card. His stunning debut, O, was a critical and commercial success with the help of tear-jerkers like “Volcano” and “The Blower’s Daughter,” and its 2006 follow-up 9—a lush, nuanced take on Rice’s biting songs."

  • Thu
    Sep 28
    1:00 pm -
    4:00 pm
  • Wed
    Oct 04
    1:00 am -
    4:00 am

Well, Paint My Mailbox Blue

G ManPretty bluesy, pretty mellow show coming up straightaway. Longs songs anchoring the show include A Trip Down Brian Lane by Mother Earth, Parthenogenesis by Canned Heat, 3 Songs by One, and a cover of Walk On By courtesy of Isaac Hayes. The Rainbow Rider show this weekend has the new Mac DeMarco release in it's entirety, and I will play one track as a teaser. Plus Golden Gunn, Mad River, and two songs by My Morning Jacket. The wayback machine is spitting out mid sixties songs by Dion and The Lovin' Spoonful. Check the playlist on the show blog elsewhere at this site, and consider it essential listening, 'k? The G Man


Tori Amos ? ! ?

Honey, YOU BET YOUR LIFE it is!

This week's show is all classic music from the Piano Goddess Herself, including a song from Tori's brand new 2017 album, Native Invader.

 Light some sage, summon the faeries, and journey to the underworld with us Monday @ 11am, Friday @ 7pm. 

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

  • Sat
    Sep 23
    1:00 am -
    3:00 am
  • Mon
    Sep 25
    3:00 am -
    5:00 am

Your Madrigal Fix

RRIn the first hour of the program, I will be playing the self-titled release from Madrigal. This was a no label private release in 1971, but I give these two a hearty two-thumbs up for their effort. Eight songs ranging from 2 to 13 minutes long, very experimental in nature. Hour two has three songs by Bob Morrison, a late sixties artist that has had a recent compilation released, and great songs by Alice Cooper, Bloodrock, and Sugarloaf.  Plus nine songs in a row from 1970. Can you imagine that? Cool Breeze

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