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Fun Time Music Festival

Music today has gotten way too serious. There are too many sanctimonious yahoos out there who think they are going to change the world with their boring music.  

The Fun Time Music Festival has no statements to make, no axe to grind and no agenda to promote, except one--it is time to start having fun again!

Regardless of your skin color or ethnicity, regardless of your sexual orientation, regardless of your political affiliations, regardless of whether you are a young college student or an old hippie, we at the Fun Time Music Festival invite you to tune in. So hang up your hang ups and set your soul free with some FUN-TIME music!

We play many different genres of music but they all have one thing in common--they all have a solid downbeat. You can snap your fingers, clap your hands, tap your foot or laugh out loud.

  • Rock N Roll
  • Blues
  • Ska
  • Comedy
  • Lounge/Jazz
  • Punk Rock
  • Funk
  •  and more...

 

Send your complaints, insults, suggestions, dedications, praise, etc.. to:  FunTimeMusicFestival@gmail.com

Since I am an old fart at play, I encourage you younger listeners to send in your suggestions of contemporary artists who might meet Fun Time Music Festival muster.

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Synthwaves on KFAI

Every Sunday night, SynthWaves brings the latest and greatest Retro Synth, New 80s Soundtrack, Vaporwave, Future Funk, Nu Disco mixed with some classic and often forgotten tracks from the 80s and early 90s both locally and around the globe.  To date the show has featured interviews with many live guests including renowned 80s musicians such as Jan Hammer, The System (David Frank and Mic Murphy), Stan Bush (Transformers, Bloodsport, Kickboxer), Tim Feehan (The Wraith, Chicago 19) to up and coming pioneers of the 80s revival movement such as FM-84, Professor Zonic Zynth, The Midnight, Miami Nights 1984, Highway Superstar, Sebastian Gampl, Fear of Tigers, Futurecop!, Sunglasses Kid, Phaserland, TRONICBOX, Robots with Rayguns and over 80 other independant musicians globally.  In Studio guest interviews at KFAI include local acts, Estate, Liquid Pegasus, D Notive and Slo SLy Love.   Stay up to date with the show with the following social media links and please send any requests or submissions via facebook. 

In September of 2015, "The Signal Home" compilation was released on bandcamp with 47 artitsts from around the globe donating a song to the album. The proceeds go to KFAI which is a non-profit media outlet and depends on fundraising and the generosity of individuals like each artist that contributed to the album.  Please check out the album and support here: https://synthwavesonkfai.bandcamp.com/releases .

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/synth.waves

Twitter: @SynthWavesKFAI

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/synthwaves

 

Intro theme provided by Slanger https://soundcloud.com/itsslanger 

Intro theme provided by Goldman https://soundcloud.com/goldmanmusic in collaboration with Sunglasses kid https://soundcloud.com/sunglasseskid

Current SynthWaves Logo designed by: Noah Kaufmann 

2015 SynthWaves Logo designed by: Jeff Miller aka Greetings Program. More info here: https://soundcloud.com/greetings-program

 

 

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Splice-Free

Examining experimental compositions past and present.

For archived episodes visit :: http://splicefreeradio.bandcamp.com

Subscribe to the podcast :: http://kfai.org/podcast/32858

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MinneCulture

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SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/minneculture

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MinneCulture/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/minneculture

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Wittstock was a 2006 Louis W. Hill, Jr. Fellow in Philanthropy under the University of Minnesota’s Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs. Among leadership and professional awards are the (2011) Frank Premack Public Affairs Journalism Award: Farr Award for an exceptional contribution to public affairs; (2006) the Distinguished IEL Service Award, (Institute for Educational Leadership national award for improvement of American education; (2005) American Indian Honored Educator. She was formerly President of MIGIZI Communications, Inc., Minneapolis, 1988  to 2004; Editor of Colors  Magazine, Minneapolis, 1996-1998; Director of Media Curriculum, MIGIZI Communications, Inc, April, 1985 to 1988 and Executive Producer, of First Person Radio, MIGIZI, 1981 to 2004.     

 

Contact me with ideas: lwmpls@centurylink.net 612-387-4915 and download weekly programs on http://tinyurl.com/6tna7hm


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TruthToTell

TruthToTell (TTT) is produced by CivicMedia/Minnesota (CMM). It is one of the longest-running public affairs hows that airs on KFAI. We actively engage the community by being a voice for the helpless, by raising awareness of issues and educating the public, and by uniting community organizers. Our goal is to engage citizens and lawmakers in conversations that institute change and brings about positive resolutions. Hosted by Siobhan Kierans (Executive Director, CMM) and Professor Tom O'Connell, TTT airs Mondays at 1pm. 

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The Root Of All Evil Radio show is a hard hitting weekly metal show founded and forged by our metal brother Earl Root (R.I.P.) in the spring of 1987.  It is (as far as we know) the longest running Independent Metal radio show in the world and it just keeps getting better and better after 27 years of continuous head banging and horn throwing.  Bringing you every genre of metal, from the hardest and most brutal metal ever conceived to the softest and gentlest and everything in between -- and always room for our awesome local Minnesota metal scene!  Produced and creatively shaped by an orchestra of dedicated metal loving people known (in this world) as Mara the Death, Dr. Beast, BloodJohn, Verminator, and The Sheckanator. They will never stop pouring out the metal so you better keep drinking it, or they will come find you, and you don't want that. Muhahaha.

Connect with us on Facebook for news, contests, and behind-the-scenes videos at www.facebook.com/rootofallevilKFAI.
 

In recognition  of freedom of speech protections in the First Amendment and  the FCC’s relaxed policy on late night/overnight  language, this KFAI program may include song lyrics some  listeners find objectionable.  

Listener discretion is  advised.

 

 

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Northern Sun News is a  one hour public affairs program covering a wide variety of topics. The emphasis is peace, ecology and social justice. In-studio guests and recorded speeches and occasional topical music.


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There ought to be a place on the radio for surprises. The Listening Lounge tries to be that delightful, and sometimes disturbing, place. When we air newsy documentaries, you won't hear experts droning on. You'll hear vibrant stories about real people. And when we air shorter audio experiences, we get out of the way and let sound tell the story.

The Listening Lounge: Hearing is Believing.

Find us on Facebook: facebook.com/listeninglounge
Check out our blog: listeninglounge.blogspot.com
Follow us on Twitter: @ListenKFAI


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Stone Soup

Enjoy roots based music every Wednesday morning from 10 a.m. til noon on Stone Soup! Hear everything from ambient styles to bluegrass to blues to folk to country to cajun and international music as well! All cheerfully offered in a relaxed format. Your weekly respite from the frenetic pace of our world!


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Disability and Progress

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If you wish to be added to the email list, email DisabilityAndProgress@tcq.net. No email addresses are shared.

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Catalyst: Politics and Culture

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CONTACT: 612-354-3762 lydiahowell@comcast.net

FRIEND  me on FACEBOOK: Lydia Howell KFAI and/or CATALYST-KFAI

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Listen each Tuesday for stimulating conversations with Al McFarlane and community leaders about issues and events in the Black community and the community at large.


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Write On! Radio

Tuesday, November 14th, on Write On! Radio, we speak with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Cay Johnston about the new edition of his book The Making of Donald Trump. He has reported for the Los Angeles Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer and The New York Times, and he has written several bestselling books, including Free Lunch, Perfectly Legal and The Fine Print. 

We also talk with our own Steve McEllistrem about his new novel The Man Who Found His Moniker. He has written four previous novels in the Susquehanna Virus series and has been chosen as a finalist for a Minnesota Book Award, two Midwest Book Awards and four International Book Awards in Science Fiction.

Write On! Radio airs every TUESDAY 7 - 8 p.m. Central Time on 90.3 FM Minneapolis and 106.7 FM St. Paul and live on the web at www.kfai.org. Shows are archived for two weeks on line. Our shows are also available via our podcasting site: www.writeonradio.libsyn.com

To access the Rain Taxi Review of Books Literary Events Calendar, click here.

Information about regular spoken word and open mic venues can be found at Guante's spoken word info.

For scheduling information, contact Ian Graham Leask at LeaskIan@aol.com or Steve McEllistrem at smcellistrem@yahoo.com.

To subscribe to the Write On! Radio weekly e-mail newsletter for guest information and weekly event announcements, send us your email address to writeonradio@yahoo.com.

Please mail review copies and press materials to Write On! Radio, KFAI, 1808 Riverside Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN, 55454. Attn: Producer.

Current Write On! Radio producers include:
* Ian Graham Leask 
* Steve McEllistrem
* Lynette Reini-Grandell
* Amy Fladeboe
* Scott Gannis
* Liz Olds
* Jessie Hausman
* Paul VanDyke
*Josh Weber

Our opening and closing theme music is a variation on "Winter" by Karen Townsend, with help from Lynette Reini-Grandell. Our calendar music is also a variation on "Winter" by Karen and Lynette.



 

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