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Good’n‘Country listeners blew out all the stops during today’s pledge show, exceeding the program’s previous single-broadcast Pledge Drive record with 21 pledges called in and over $1,300 raised for KFAI. Guest hosts Jean Silverberg, Ron Thums and Jackson Buck were thrilled by a surprise visit by host Ken Hippler, who stopped by the studio to thank Good’n‘Country and Fresh Air supporters and assure us all that he would be back in the saddle next week, April 13. Remember that the 2013 Pledge Drive continues through next Friday and listeners can continue to contribute at www.kfai.org. Make sure you indicate your pledge is for Good’n‘Country when you do!

Spring Pledge drive week 1 w/ Wilma Fubar

Thanks to The Fattenin’ Frogs for stopping by on this pledge drive show. The fabulous Angie, host of KFAI’s “In Your Ear”, was back on the show after a long absence. Thanks to everyone who pledged to show their support for our brand of free-form public radio. If you’d like a peek of the playlist for today’s show, click “Episode Details” above. Playlists are also available from that link.

Special pledge drive kickoff edition with Greg Carr, hosting ! Call and pledge to local global programming – at your disposal !

Kicking off April to the sweet sounds of the new Version Xcursion album “System Echo”. After a brief hiatus from deejaying and production, Sassa’le has put together a great downtempo release fusing the sounds of Bristol trip-hop, reggae, and dub. This was followed by some great new vibes from Polyphonic Dub Collective, The Dubb Style, Yabass Yaba Radics (dubs from the vault), Beat Inc., Black Job, Bryan Art, Banco de Gaia, McPullish (and friends), and our own Mutant Frogs. Celebrating Mayd Hubb’s recent “Mellowmoon” release with Joe Pilgrim, we played a 3 consecutive Mayd Hubb tracks from 3 different albums. And what a subsonic stew of cool music to fill out the show from the likes of Black Uhuru/Prince Jammy, All India Radio, Little Tempo, Toots & the Maytals, Dubor & the Duborians, Big Shiny, The Slits, Jean-Michel Jarre, Jackie Mittoo, BDLabs, Djosos Krost, and more…

Two Interviews today one with “Blue Dog” a native American blues band fronted by a mother and her daughter. They have been nominated for two NAMA awards and are appearing in the final round of the Famous Dave’s Battle of the Blues. The other interview was with B3 Hammond organ master Billy Hollomon, who is returning to the Twin Cities after a hiatus of five years. He will be appearing at the Artists Quarter April 5th & 6th.

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