Marian HillDJ Andy Bargerstock lays down another near 100% new tracks program from off-the-beaten path featuring Philadelphia's slectro-pop duo MARIAN HILL (photo left) and North Carolina's new grass folk duo MANDOLIN ORANGE (photo below right).  Fringe Toast Music first-timers include Jaffa, Natalie Hemby, Marian Hill, Penny & Sparrow, Angel Olsen, Nadaka, and Ulrich Mandolin OrangeSchnauss & Jonas Munk.

The second-hour Chill Zone offers the complete endorphin chillin' swoon perfect to invite the dusk of the evening and early Saturday morning light. Remember this program is now available Saturday mornings from 8am -10am.

It is the best music you never hear.... unless you are tuned to KRUU-FM at 100.1 or live streaming at  Click for playlist.

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Schoolhouse: Lessons on Love and Landscape


During Iowa woods walks, urbanite MARC NIESON learned to connect with nature, his most creative self, and other people. Marc's memoir, SCHOOLHOUSE: LESSONS ON LOVE AND LANDSCAPE, describes the pivotal year he spent living in an old one-room schoolhouse while attending The Iowa Writers' Workshop.

Distraught over a failed 10-year relationship, Marc came to Iowa seeking apartness. Instead he found a tribe of supportive fellow writers, a landscape that seduced him, and the realization that writing and life are all about connecting. Today Marc serves on Chatham University's faculty and is fiction editor of The Fourth River. To hear Marc's description of his evolving creative process, tune in this week to The Studio with Cheryl and Marc Nieson.

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

  • Sat
    Jan 21
    10:00 pm -
    12:00 am
  • Wed
    Jan 25
    12:00 am -
    2:00 am

Downtempo Electronica & Jazzy Beats featuring Bonobo

On tonight's edition of After Hours we'll be checking out Migration, the new album by UK-based DJ/Producer Bonobo (AKA Simon Green). Green says Migration was inspired by “the study of people and spaces... It’s interesting how one person will take an influence from one part of the world and move with that influence and affect another part of the world. Over time, the identities of places evolve.” 

We'll also hear some great jazzy beats and abstract hip hop from 2016 courtesy of some amazing record labels from all around the world, featuring: Chillhop Records (Amsterdam), Tour De Manège (Montreal), DirtyBeauty (Germany), Millennium Jazz Music (London) and more! Listen to the re-broadcast Wednesday, Jan. 25th 12:00am CST right here on KRUU radio.

THE WEEK THAT WAS w/ the Newsvandal

Donald Trump Is Sworn In as President, Capping His Swift Ascent

This is what Donald Trump is doing, starting on Day One

Israeli Lawmakers Celebrate the New “King of the United States” With Evangelicals

For Trump’s Nominees, a Billionaires’ Guide to Running the Government

Davos Elite Searches for Fixes to Save Its System From Populists

Davos Elite Fret About Inequality Over Vintage Wine and Canapés

Gulf of Alaska salmon fishery declared federal disaster

It's Undeniable: 2016 Was The Hottest Year On Record

  • Fri
    Jan 20
    2:00 pm -
    4:00 pm
  • Sun
    Jan 22
    11:00 pm -
    1:00 am

Inauguration Meditation: Across the Rubicon


Sit back and enjoy Jimmy's romp through the political romper room.

Artwork by filmmaker Richard Beymer.

  • Fri
    Jan 20
    8:00 am -
    10:00 am
  • Tue
    Jan 24
    2:00 pm -
    4:00 pm

The Music of Edie Brickell

The Music of Edie Brickell


Camille Anna Paglia is an American academic and social critic. Paglia has been a professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia since 1984. Paglia is known for her critical views of many aspects of modern culture.

She is the author of Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson (1990), two collections of essays, Sex, Art, and American Culture (1992) and Vamps and Tramps (1994), an analysis of Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds, and Break, Blow, Burn (2005) on poetry. Her most recent book is Glittering Images (2012), a history of the visual arts.

She is a critic of American feminism and of post-structuralism as well as a commentator on multiple aspects of American culture such as its visual art, music, and film history. In 2005, Paglia was ranked No. 20 on a Prospect/Foreign Policy poll of the world's top 100 public intellectuals.

  • Thu
    Jan 19
    2:00 pm -
    3:00 pm
  • Wed
    Jan 25
    2:00 am -
    3:00 am

Nothing Better Than Love

G ManNothing better than songs about love said the DJ man. Actually the show is about my greatest weakness, and my greatest strength. More on that during the show. In advance, you may be interested to learn that Drew Holcomb, Dorian, 20th Century Zoo, and Blue Whale! will be by to sing you a song. Also The American Breed, Crowded House, John Hiatt, and The Moody Blues. The In Root portion of the show from 4-5 PM will feature Bloodshot Bill, Booker T. Jones, and Dragstrip 77. Woohoo. The G Man

Desert DwellersDJ Andy Bargerstock returns for another series of 100% LIVE programs with new tracks from off-the-beaten-path. Program features the beauty and incredible voice of Hannah Reid (photo below) of the band London Grammar with Chris Issak cover song, "Wicked Game." And to end the program an extended version of the sonic magic from Southwest World Music collective known as Desert Dwellers (photo left).

Hannah Reid

First timers to Fringe Toast Music this week include 3hattrio, Piers Faccini, Niall Horan, Gramatik, Moss, Evolve, Pressure Drop, Ian Pooley, and The Lushlife Project. It's the best music you never hear unless you are tuned to Fringe Toast on KRUU-FM at 100.1 FM in Fairfield, IA or via live stream on  

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All Fringe Toast shows now replayed on Saturday mornings 8am-10am.

Watch for Andy Bargerstock's 2016 Best New Releases, aka, Crispy Awards to be published in Iowa Source Magazine in early February and played on Fringe Toast Feb. 15th.

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