As the leaves change and autumn descends upon us, there’s a certain magic in the air – and at KGNU Radio, that magic is all about the music! 🍁🎶
Join us this fall season for a series of exclusive music specials that will not only make your heart sing but also help support the vibrant community-driven programming you love. At KGNU, we believe in the power of music to unite, inspire, and uplift, and our Fall Fund Drive Music Specials are here to do just that. 🎉✨
Saturday, October 7th | 7:00 p.m.-midnight | Grateful Dead Rare Tapes Special with Chris O’Riley and Paul Epstein: A five-hour special featuring rare tapes and live recordings from Grateful Dead. Grab a limited edition Grateful Dead t-shirt as a thank-you gift during the show.
Monday, October 9th | 9:30 a.m-12:00 p.m. | Morning Sound Alternative | Indigenous People’s Day Special with Ean Thomas Tafoya: Join for an Indigenous People’s Day Special honoring and amplifying the rich heritage, traditions, and voices of Indigenous communities.
Tuesday, October 10th | 9:30 a.m-12:00 p.m. | Morning Sound Alternative | Songs about Family Members with Ginger Perry and Sam Fuqua: From brothers and sisters to fathers and daughters, every song tells a story during this special featuring songs about family members.
Tuesday, October 10th | 12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. | Afternoon Sound Alternative | 80s Cover Songs with Carrie Marks: Relive the magic of the 80s with a modern twist, as we bring you the best 80s cover songs that’ll have you dancing like it’s 1989!
Tuesday, October 10th | 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. | Kabaret | King Bee Studio Session with Cal Huss: Local experimental artist King Bee takes the stage for an electrifying live performance in our Kabaret studio.
Wednesday, October 11th | 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. | Morning Sound Alternative | Songs about Food with Joanne Cole: Join us for a mouthwatering musical feast as we serve up songs inspired by the world’s favorite subject: food! Gift certificates to local food joints will be available as a thank-you gift during the show!
Wednesday, October 11th | 12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. | Afternoon Sound Alternative | Sinead O’Connor Special with Maeve Conran: Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Sinead O’Connor as we pay tribute to her iconic music and powerful voice.
Wednesday, October 11th | 8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. | Musica Mundi | Africa: The Remixes: Global meets groove in this 2-hour special of African musicians remixed by some of the world’s best producers. There will be dancing!
Thursday, October 12th | 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. | Morning Sound Alternative | Leonard Cohen Special with Doug Gertner and Paul Epstein: Hear the timeless melodies and soul-stirring poetry of the legendary Leonard Cohen. Grab a 3-CD set of rare and live recordings by Leonard Cohen, only available during this show.
Thursday, October 12th | 12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. | Afternoon Sound Alternative | Best Music of the Year (So Far) with Iris Berkeley: Get ready to groove to the freshest beats and savor the hottest tunes of the year, as we bring you the ultimate musical countdown of the best tracks from the year (so far)!
Thursday, October 12th | 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. | HWY 322 | Robbie Robertson Tribute:Tune in to a soulful show as we honor the legendary Robbie Robertson of The Band. Delving into Robertson’s profound songwriting legacy, the show features classics penned for The Band, collaborative gems with fellow musicians, and covers by other folks. The show will also give nods to Nanci Griffith, Leon Russell and Doug Sahm from new tribute albums.
Friday, October 13th | 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. | Morning Sound Alternative | The Diamond Mines of Friendship with Meredith Carson: Dive deep into the precious gem of human connection for a show that celebrates the enduring bonds of friendship, companionship and camaraderie.
Friday, October 13th | 12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. | Afternoon Sound Alternative | House Music and Chicago’s Legacy with Falling Short: We’re turning your Friday afternoon into an on-air dance party on the airwaves, where every track is a dancefloor anthem and every moment is a celebration of the universal love for the rhythm.
Saturday, October 14th | 9:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.| Electronic Air | Aphex Twin Special with E23 and DJ Iron Feather: Prepare for a mind-bending journey through electronic soundscapes as we delve into the innovative genius of Aphex Twin.