Free-form radio inspired by the free-form experiments of underground radio in the mid to late 60s, although I play much more than just rock and roll. This program is dedicated to the proposition that all good music transcends it's genre and is just as relevant today as it was in 1930, for instance. On Signal To Noise you're likely to hear anything from Charley Patton to Super Furry Animals. The trick to free-form radio is to blend different styles of music from different eras and make it sound not only natural, but right.
The “Real Deal” is a free-form FM radio show just like it used to be in the late 60's and early 70's! Mike mixes the Oldies and Garage Rock from the late 60's with the Progressive Rock, Fusion and Blues Rock from the 70's. Then he blends in new releases and live cuts, sprinkling in local artists to get a very tasty collection of music that will give you ONE BIG HEAD RUSH!!!!
Sometimes glazed with political culturespeak, The Red Wheelbarrow is a free-form music show that rolls all over the musical landscape.
The Tuesday MidDay Medley is a mix of Jazz-Fusion, "Funk" (not funk!) and old school R&B with an emphasis on bands with tight rhythm sections and dynamic horn sections. The show, hosted by Barry Jackson, includes interviews with local, national and internationally-renowned artists on a regular basis. Barry has had the pleasure of interviewing such artists as the founding members of the Tower of Power, George Duke, Jean Luc Ponty, Tiger Okoshi, Billy Cobham and many others.
John has made it his personal mission to unearth Kansas City’s best musicians by giving them the airplay they deserve. On his program, “Under the Radar”, anything goes. From rock to country, folk to funk, there’s something here for all.
Wednesday MidDay Medley plays with themes and special events. Tim Finn, Music Writer for The Kansas City Star and Ink, wrote that Wednesday MidDay Medley was the "Best Place To Hear Local Music On The Radio: The place to listen to new local music and often hear performers talk about it." (December 4, 2013). The show features new releases, local artists, glam, indie, punk, funk, folk, hip hop, classic country, jazz, lo-fi, electronic, soul, latin, broadway, cuban, african, ambient, and live in-studio performances from area musicians, performers, and writers. Specials include our ongoing "New & Local Releases," "A Story in a Song," our four-week December series: "The 100 Best Recordings of the Year," and our quarterly programs produced & hosted by Maria Vasquez Boyd and Marion Merritt.
Progressive, psychedelic and classic rock that's rooted in the 70's and still growing strong today. Featuring music from legendary, obscure and cutting edge artists that will blow your mind.