The Inspiration InitiativeJoin host Luke Davids on this week's episode of The Inspiration Initiative for Part 2 of diving deep into the most creative chord progressions used in Pop music from the 60's to present day. 

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


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    Jan 13
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    4:00 am
  • Mon
    Jan 15
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    6:00 am

The End of The Rainbow

RRTo shutter: A device that limits the passage of light. You are experiencing the beginning of the end with me, seven shows left. Oddly enough, about seven minutes after the sun stops shining, people on this planet would notice. I have had a tremendous amount of fun over the past seven (!) years shining a light on really obscure recordings with this program. And there is a lot to like about these remaining shows. 0n Jan. 27 the eight year anniversary show happens. This week I am spotlighting a 2017 release by The Deviant Amps called Take Me Back To The Sky. I am alo playing a nice alternate version of Darlin' Companion by The Lovin' Spoonful. Also wrapped around this full album spin is Randall Bramblett, MC5, The Rolling Stones, and The Alan Parsons Project. All manner and sorts of genres, as usual. Check the playlist online, and please enjoy the music. Cool Breeze

It’s with a mixed emotions KRUU's board announces this beautiful open source juggernaut, a DIY citizen-based little train that could--and did--ride the rails, mostly uphill, for more than a decade in our local area and across the globe, spreading information and inspiration 24/7, will cease broadcasting on March 1st.

What we’ve created at solar-powered, people-powered KRUU for going on twelve years is an amazing tribute to the colorful, committed, creative souls in our neck of the woods and what’s possible when a community comes together with a clear vision and mission, a healthy dose of blood, sweat and tears, hours and hours of selfless giving, and fruitful, directed activity.

As the ‘Voices of Fairfield, Iowa and beyond’, we have lived up to our mission, and beyond, in so many ways. We have much to celebrate and to be proud of and thankful for--especially the scores of talented hosts and cherished supporters who have made it possible to operate as long as we have.

It's been a pleasure and honor doing our best to serve the community, attracting over 250 volunteer hosts over the past decade, some who've been doing weekly programs since our launch on September 30, 2006.

The board was unanimous in its decision to let this proud chapter in Fairfield’s community broadcast history stand on its own merits, accomplishments and integrity.

We are in the process of drawing up parameters and timeline to offer a short window to accept community proposals for a possible transfer of the LPFM license which should be in place in the next week or so.

  • Thu
    Jan 11
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    5:00 pm
  • Wed
    Jan 17
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For Light

G ManJay Som anchors the show with the last track from her new release Everybody Works. Also in the 2017 new music department is Bong Wish, Wire, and two songs off the new Dream Syndicate release. Lee Michaels, Yes, and Lou Reed are also featured on extended tracks sprinkled through all three hours. I will go back in time for some tunes by Blackwater Park, Wild Turkey, and Leviathan, all of which land in the progressive realm. More of my many record convention finds in the dusty bins where all vinyl hunters go. The G Man

The Inspiration InitiativeJoin host Luke Davids on this week's episode of The Inspiration Initiative to dive deep into the most creative chord progressions used in Pop music from the 60's to present day. 

Pink Floyd(See Revised Updated and Improved Playlist Link). Transport yourself to the late 1960s. You find yourself listening to a late-night, obscure Underground FM radio station laying down music from off-the-beatnik path.  DJ Andy Bargerstock shares what a FRINGE TOAST MUSIC radio show might have sounded like back then. Tracks pulled from his personal collection include artists/bands like Native American singer Buffy Sainte-Marie, rare Pink Floyd (photo left), John Martyn, King Crimson, Fairport Convention, and Pentangle (photo right).Pentangle

In the second-hour, explore the outer edges of your mind with epic tracks including Joe Byrd & the Field Hippies, Rolling Stones' 1968 wonderful oddity "2000 Light Years from Home", Tonto's Expanding Head Band's electronic Indian synthesizer classic "Riversong", Pink Floyd's "Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun", Blood Sweat & Tears' "Variations on a Theme by Erik Satie," and Paul Horn's "Agra" from the LP Inside the Taj Mahal.  This will be a magic carpet ride!

Click here for playlist. Mark your calendar and experience the rare space of '60s FRINGE TOAST STYLE via live streaming on or at KRUU 100.1 FM in Fairfield, Iowa.

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

RRThe first hour of the show is dedicated to the award-winning release by local artist Rob Lumbard entitled Blues In A Bottle. The Blues Foundation gave this CD it's best self-produced album of the year title recently. Rob has played live in Fairfield, and he gives his time generously in support of charitable causes. Which is to say you really must give this a listen. Second hour I have never before played artists like Jaye Jayle, thanks to my daughter, and The Scenics. Plus a new comp by Pink Floyd, a trippy three-parter by The Black Hollies, and two by The Brian Jonestown Massacre. Cool Breeze

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    Jan 05
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  • Tue
    Jan 09
    2:00 pm -
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2017 Retrospective

A Musical Retrospective

Featuring 2017 releases by:

David Crosby, Lukas Nelson (Willie's son), Sheryl Crow, Ben Rector, Andrew Combs, Bridget Kearney (of Lake Street Dive), Caroline Spence, Chris Stapleton, Christian Lopez, Dan Mills, Michael McDonald, Freddy and Francine, James LeBlanc.

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