G ManAnother four hours of a blend of all types of music under the rock umbrella, as a tribute to my storied roots. In certain circles folks remember Clyde Clifford from Beeker Street fame at KAAY Little Rock. He and Ron Sorenson from colorful KFMG in Des Moines thrilled me in the late sixties with their impressive underground radio shows. Then I later had wonderful influences from Al Schares ( KUNI's Progression) and Kerry Peace (KFMH and their Off The Beaten Track programs). The rest I had to figure out on my own. The result is individual sequences of sets that flow together or bump up against one another. Either way you are a little better off for the listening. Expect to hear six brand new releases including Faith Healer, obscure tunes from Tex & The Horseheads, Frumpy, and Jasper Wrath, plus some straight up hits by people like Little Feat, The Doobie Bothers, Chicago, Stones, Beatles, White Stripes, and Moody Blues.

Something for everyone, which of course was the original intent of the station itself. The greatest radio station on the planet. The G Man

  • Fri
    Feb 09
    9:00 am -
    11:00 am
  • Tue
    Feb 13
    3:00 pm -
    5:00 pm

Introducing Eva Cassidy

The Legend of Eva Cassidy

Singer and guitarist, Eva Cassidy, languished in relative obscurity through her entire life. She spent her days working at a plant nursey and her nights performing in small clubs in the Washington DC area.  Refusing to have her musical style pigeon holed and commercialized she turned down several offers for recording contracts, including one from Blue Note.   

In 1996, Eva was diagnosed with advanced stages of cancer. She died several months later at the age of 33. 

Eva specialized in interpretations of other people's songs and a few years after her death a UK radio station began to play her version of Over the Rainbow. It became a national sensation and her albums have since sold several million copies in Europe. Her recording legacy consists mainly of live performances with a few collaborations and self produced studio sessions mixed in.

BasilSHOW AIRS ON KRUU Wed 7 pm CT [rebro Fri 7 am]

Tuesday night was the monthly LIVE GREAT TASTE show at Green Building Supply. Thinking back over the more than ten years the show has been on the air; it was the first time I have ever hosted and cooked for the entire 60 minutes.  CLICK READ MORE!

Tina DicoDJ Andy Bargerstock completes his five-week journey documenting choice off-the-beaten-path tracks from the decades starting with the 1960s and culminating with this week's program. This playlist sparkles with two hours of the best Chill Zone tracks released during the decade 2000-2009. Click here for playlist.

How obscure are these beautiful tracks

Consider the following sample of artists: Velours Perfect (Denmark), Ror-Shak (Germany), One Eskimo (England), Zero 7 (UK), Alexi Cat PowerMurdoch (Scotland), The Knife (Sweden), Tina Dico (Denmark), Luluc (Australia), Harry Manx (Canada), and Loopa Scava (Greece). See images of Tina Dico (left) and Cat Power (right), both contributors to this week's playlist.

Invite friends worldwide to join the live stream at kruufm.com on Wednesday at 8pm with rebroadcast on Saturday morning at 8AM Central Time.  Fringe Toast Music offers the best music you never hear.... unless you are tuned to KRUU-FM at 100.1 FM in Fairfield, Iowa.

Mark your calendar for Valentine's Day Feb. 14th to hear DJ Andy's special program recognizing the Best New Releases of 2017 Fringe Toast style. Read the Iowa Source article to discover the Top 10 tracks.

Send me your email address if you want to keep informed about the forthcoming FRINGE TOAST MUSIC website. Send a note to andybargerstock@gmail.com with message "YES to website".

  • Tue
    Feb 06
    11:00 am -
    12:00 pm
  • Sat
    Feb 10
    4:00 pm -
    5:00 pm

Good Ol' Love Songs on "The Inspiration Initiative"

The Inspiration InitiativeJoin host Luke Davids for this week's episode of The Inspiration Initiative to celebrate Love in all it's forms in the spirit of Valentines Day. 


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

  • Fri
    Feb 02
    1:30 pm -
    2:00 pm
  • Sun
    Feb 04
    12:30 pm -
    1:00 pm

The Filmosophers movie talk

We were thrilled to read in the latest Fairfield Weekly Reader (check it out) about the digital conversion fundraising for new film releases to be shown at the Orpheum Theater in Fairfield's cultural district. Dan Walker is the new operator of the Orpheum and will join us in the studio to explain the details. This is very exciting news for the many serious films fans living in our extraordinary community. Hear it Friday at 12:30 PM, again Sunday morning 11:30 on the Filmosophers Movie Talk with Chris Busch and Bruce Miller, "where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions."

  • Thu
    Mar 01
    3:00 pm -
    6:00 pm
  • Wed
    Mar 07
    3:00 am -
    6:00 am

Ready, Willing, and Able To Serve

T ShirtI am taking on the challenge of delighting and satisfying the percipient consumer this week with a three-in-one show lasting four hours. The two to four p.m. time slot is a regular mix of rare and interesting tunes mixed with some standard-bearing songs. Starting the show with Black Peter by The Grateful Dead. A dedication to my father, who went to WWII, spent four years in the naval reserve, and then 20 years as a Des Moines fireman. In the 1950's smoke inhalation was a huge problem. Other first hour highlights: new Robert Plant and My Expanded Awareness. In hour two besides The Cranberries and The Host Country, I have some deep underground music by The Mirage, Many Bright Things, and Steve Linnegar's Snakeshed. My guitar instructor told me the best way to build a chord is from the root note, so hour three is a complete takeover by sixties rock and roll, and hour four is another edition of IN ROOT.

Siouxsie and the BansheesDJ Andy Bargerstock continues with his documentation of a lifetime of searching for music from off-the-beaten-path. This program features 28 songs from the decade of the 1990s that produce endorphine enriching brain chemistry. The very very best of Fringe Music from that era!  In the first-hour you will savor delectible slices from a variety of international artists including Siouxsie & the Banshees (photo left), Mazzy Star (photo right), Air, One Dove, William Orbit, Bruce Cockburn, Guster, Martin Page, Ayub Ogada, and Laidback. The spotlight track shines Hope Sandoval - Mazzy Starcooly on "La Femme D'Argent" by French band Air from 1998.

In the second-hour Chill Zone Session, you will enjoy downtempo acoustic and electronica tracks from Human, Monsoon, Delerium, Single Gun Theory, Natural Calamity, Chris Cornell, Fireman, Geoffrey Oryema with Brian Eno, and Soma Sonic. The spotlight track for second hour is "Falling" by Canada's Soma Sonic.

Oh, you do not want to miss this! Mark your calendar and invite friends to join the live stream via kruufm.com on Wednesday at 8pm CT with replay on Saturday morning at 8am CT.

CLICK HERE for playlist. It's the best music you never hear... unless you are tuned to Fringe Toast Music®. Read DJ Andy's article (link here) in the February issue of Iowa Source Magazine about the Crispy Awards show on Feb. 14th.


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

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