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Tagged With: radio

Public Radio is Saving the Music World – Indie Artists from A to Z

Public radio is powered by listeners rather than advertisers. The music is deeper and more diverse. All three kinds of public radio: college, community and NPR-member stations have songs chosen by music experts and DJs, not big corporations. Need evidence that these DJ sets are worth your time?¬†Here are 26 alternative artists who deserve a … Continue reading »

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On the Radio – A Day in the Life of a DJ

I walk into the KEXP studios. The collage of PJ Harvey, Tom Waits, Underdog and 200 others meets my eye over the partition. Years ago when that cubicle was my office, I made the 10 x 3 foot bar of art to create a wall between me and the grey days, the fluorescent hall lighting … Continue reading »

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Soul Profile – Raphael Saadiq

Soul vocalist Raphael Saadiq got his big break by winning a contest when he was just out of high school. The prize was to go on the 1986 Parade Tour with Prince and Sheila E. This trip around the world inspired Raphael Saadiq to start his own band Tony! Toni! Tone! in his hometown of … Continue reading »

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The Soul of Rock: The Ramones!

I was a novice radio producer when I made a short radio story on the Ramones¬†for KEXP. It was only my second series for the station and the first one where I had creative control. Punk Evolution was to be a 10-part series. My friend Angela (title guru) came up with that one. The first … Continue reading »

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