Sunday at 8:00 pm

Signal to Noise

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.

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Signal To Noise #547 “Twin Titans” August 30, 2015 | 8:00 pm

Creators of the legendary KC record label Titan Records, Tom Sorrells and Mark Prellberg join us for an evening of pop obscurities and Titan tunes. And yes, there will be vinyl.

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Signal To Noise #525: “An Evening with Jeff Porter” March 29, 2015 | 8:00 pm

Jeff Porter, solo artist and The Rainmakers' lead guitarist, regales us with two eclectic hours of his favorite music as Signal To Noise continues its ongoing series with musicians as DJs.

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Katy Guillen & the Girls Live Broadcast! September 7, 2014 | 8:00 pm

Katy Guillen & The Girls perform a special acoustic show in the Gospel Lounge at Knuckleheads as a benefit for KKFI.
We will also be broadcasting live on 90.1FM KKFI and streaming on KKFI.ORG from 8pm to 10pm to capture the magic and send it out to the world.

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Another Side of Louis Meyers August 17, 2014 | 8:00 pm

Some folks know Louis Meyers as the former head and real life savior of the Folk Alliance here in KC. He's also a long-time musician. We're going to explore that side of him on this Sunday's show.

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Annie’s Orphans May 25, 2014 | 8:00 pm

Barry Lee recently was permitted access to Anne Winter's collection of 45s currently housed at the Marr Sound Archives. We will hear a healthy selection of her favorite 45s

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Folk Alliance February 16, 2014 | 8:00 pm

Betse Ellis joins Barr Lee for an in depth look at the upcoming Folk Alliance Conference. We will preview some of the musical luminaries heading to our fair city starting next Wednesday. Musical guests include Kasey Dawn Rausch, Howard Iceberg, Jason Beers, Betty Soo, John Fullbright, Expassionates, Willie Nile, Victor & Penny, Tom Rush, Dollar Fox, and even more...

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#468–“Under The Covers” January 19, 2014 | 8:00 pm

In record industry parlance, "cover versions" are recordings of well-known songs by artists who did not record the best known version. We sift through a collection of some of host Barry Lee's favorites!

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35 Ways to Say “Love” November 10, 2013 | 8:00 pm

Barry's away on his wedding anniversary, so join Art McDonnell for a fab two hours of groovin' love.

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Lou Reed Tribute November 3, 2013 | 8:00 pm

We'll feature songs by and inspired by legendary Velvet Underground frontman Lou Reed this evening.

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Signal To Noise #441–“1973” June 30, 2013 | 8:00 pm

On this edition of Signal To Noise, former KKFI DJ Bob Olson joins me for a musical look at the music of 1973.

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I have long believed in community radio. It is the purest form of radio-grassroots and locally based. Community radio is all about people with a deep knowledge and passion for music being given the freedom to express themselves on the air. I program for people with wide, eclectic tastes who like to explore the musical realms.

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