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Ray LaMontagneDJ Andy Bargerstock shines the spotlight on singer-songwriters Ray LaMontagne (photo left) and Valerie June (photo right) highlighting Ray's 2016 CD Ouroboros and a sneak peak preview track from Valerie's forthcoming CD The Order of Time in early 2017.  Other first hour contributors include never-played-before FT tracks Sarah Jarosz, Shook Twins, Agnes Obel, Adia Victoria and Harry Manx with Kevin Breit.

In the second-hour Chill Session, long-time collaborators Brian Eno (UK) and Valerie JuneGeoffrey Oryema (Uganda) share from their solo albums. Hungarian jazz guitarist Gabor Szabo offers remastered tracks from his Dreams CD (originally recorded 1968).  Listen carefully for strangely wonderful and funny spoken word by Ken Nordine, and, a special live version of "Come See What Love Has Done" by Seal.

Click here for playlist. Invite friends worldwide to join the live stream at www.kruufm.com.  Fringe Toast Music offers the best music you never hear.... unless you are tuned to KRUU-FM 100.1 in Fairfield, Iowa.

THE WEEK THAT WAS w/ the Newsvandal

A New Poll Shows America's Reluctance for New Foreign Adventures

Dispatches from the frontline: Bernard-Henri Lévy on the road to Mosul

Desecration, Mace and Police Snipers With Rifles at DAPL Front Lines

Seven Who Seized Oregon Wildlife Refuge Are Acquitted

WikiLeaks reveals Hillary-world vexed by 'Bill Clinton Inc.'

AT&T Is Spying on Americans for Profit, New Documents Reveal

The ghost of AOL will haunt the Time Warner-AT&T deal

  • Fri
    Oct 28
    8:00 am -
    10:00 am
  • Tue
    Nov 01
    2:00 pm -
    4:00 pm

The Titan of The Telecaster

Celebrating Bill Kirchner's Visit to Fairfield This Week


  • Fri
    Oct 28
    12:30 pm -
    1:00 pm
  • Sun
    Oct 30
    11:30 am -
    12:00 pm

The Filmosophers movie talk

"Awards season is ready to kick into high gear, Part 2.  La La Land poster

November and December mark the months when movie studios bring out their prestige products for awards consideration, joining already-released contenders such as Sully and Hell or High Water. Barry Jenkins' Moonlight, another likely competitor, arrived in theaters last week.

Here are 10 movies you'll want to catch that could be on their way to Oscar glory on Feb. 26." - USA Today

Hear part two about this intriguing list and more on the Filmosophers with Chris Busch & Bruce Miller "where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions." I'll continue beating the drums for my (early!) pick for Oscar's Best Picture: La La Land "Critics swooned in September when La La Land wowed as Venice Film Festival's opening film, followed by a rapturous Toronto International Film Festival gala. Stone's ballad Audition has propelled her deep into the best actress race while La La Land is an early best picture favorite. Tom O'Neil, editor of awards site GoldDerby.com, expects multiple nominations, calling it "in a league of its own." - USA Today

"If you feel enough, are in love enough, are heartbroken enough, you will breakout into song and a 90-piece orchestra will burst out with you." - La La Land Writer/director Damien Chazelle

  • Thu
    Oct 27
    2:00 pm -
    4:00 pm
  • Wed
    Nov 02
    2:00 am -
    4:00 am

We Will All Line Up

G ManYour pre-election song cycle hits today at 2 PM. Side One: Angst. The Demublicans and Republicrats have hoisted their boorish clowns on us, so now I get to play my favorite anti-establishment music. You can expect songs that skewer effectively. Side Two: Contentment. After venting for an hour I will provide the bigger picture and we will all go off and focus on more important things like love and purpose. Perhaps cathartic, certainly emotive, and generally satisfying music on the way from bands like Steely Dan, Its All Meat, Badly Drawn Boy, Chicago, and Ray LaMontagne. Maybe twenty other bands or so, so please enjoy the music, and express your support for KRUU if you can't support you-know who. The G Man

  • Thu
    Oct 27
    10:00 am -
    11:00 am

The Feed Store

I sincerely hope that all Feed Store listeners enjoy the records that I play. Rest assured, every song on the show is something I really really like...except towards the end of the hour. Sometimes I just need to fill that last 4 minutes and I get a little desperate. I do indeed listen to Faron Young and Little Jimmy Dickens in my free time. My wife and I are friends with Dale Watson and Big Sandy and the Bellfuries and the Gin Palace Jesters. And we couldn't be happier. This music and these musicians are the backbone of our existence. Music is like sunshine--it brightens every day.

Agnes Obel(See link to playlist below). This week's program begins with vintage track "Sign Your Name" from Sananda Maitreya (photo below; formerly known as Terence Trent D'Arby).  All tracks are new to the Fringe Toast library including singer-songwriter Agnes Obel (photo left) with tracks from her new CD. Twin-spins come from Adia Victoria (read review by DJ AB here), River Whyless, and the band Phosphorescent.  Rounding out the first hour are recently introduced artists: Christine and the Queens, Half Moon Run, Horseback, and Britta Sananda MaitreyaPhillips.

In the second-hour Chill Zone, DJ Andy Bargerstock unveils new tracks from Bonobo, Mogwai, Trent Reznor, Parov Stelar and Owl City.   Invite friends to join the live stream at www.kruufm.com. 

Enjoy Dr. B's monthly music reviews in the Iowa Source Magazine. To scan article titles and read details, go to: Iowa Source

Click here for play list.  Fringe Toast offers the best music you never hear... unless you are tuned to KRUU!

Get caught up on the life work and music of SANANDA MAITREYA by visiting his website. Click here.




PicCharacters in costumes abound galore on Halloween and the enduring visceral power of music in fright films has us 'listening to fear'.

Selections from "Batman"; "The Wolfman"; 4 Dracula films; "Trick 'r Treat"; "Devil"; "Fright Night"; "Phantom of the Opera"; "Scary Move 4"; "Amazing Spider-Man" and a track from the new "Doctor Strange" will embrace you in thrilling palpitations elicited inside of you.

Wed 3-4pm only on KRUU!!Pic

Casey Hynes, JournalistExpat turned Iowan Casey Hynes is a contributing writer for Forbes Asia, a freelance journalist, and a content marketing writer with extensive experience covering tech, entrepreneurship, and human rights issues in Asia. Committed to building community wherever she lands, Casey's a member of the Fairfield CoLab and serves on its Board of Directors. She also founded the Iowa Chapter of the Journalism and Women Symposium.

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