Today (Tuesday, Jan. 4) at noon CST on Irregular Audio you can hear the fourth season premiere of Dollar Bin!
Dollar Bin is a presentation of musical items picked up for one dollar or less. It usually runs “an hour plus.” The program made its debut on kfai.org as a “web-exclusive” back on January 1, 2019 with Episode 001. In all, 155 episodes (and a few “dubplementals” with episode numbers ending in “½”) have been produced over three years.
Dollar Bin is presented by “Weekend on Demand” host CRZ, who has amassed an astonishing amount of cheap music over the decades. He says he’s partial to the 12 inch singles and remixes of the disco and electronic eras but “when it’s this cheap, almost anything goes that catches my eye – the piggy bank is almost always open!” He also adds, “please ignore all the crates scattered about my house – I’m working on it!”
Over the years, Dollar Bin has moved from kfai.org exclusivity to KFAI’s Mixcloud page, then to FA2, the Irregular Audio stream. The show streams at noon on Tuesdays, then can be found on demand in the archive at kfai.org for 14 days. Every episode is also archived on Mixcloud soon after broadcast.
Dollar Bin 156 will debut Tuesday on kfai.org, FA2 and Mixcloud and includes selections from Donna Allen, Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam, Madleen Kane, The Silencers and other artists even more obscure but just as groovy. It runs about 75 minutes, so plan a long lunch! If you like what you hear, all back episodes can be found on Mixcloud.