Ken’s first solo radio show since 1981


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In a distant galaxy deep in the ancient mists of time, I used to have a daily radio show. I also hosted many long overnight slots.

I played EVERYTHING.

You were as likely to hear opera as trad jazz as Moroccan trance music – and all in the same hour – and if I may be immodest, it worked pretty well.

Of course, there is no room on the radio waves for a program like this.

Everything needs to come in nice neat packages.

Thirty seven years later, I finally found a station willing to give me a one-time-only two and half hour slot.

What do you think?

Is it worth the effort of trying to make this a regular thing?

My benefactor, community radio station WGXC FM, has all the ASCAP etc. licenses that allow me to present music, something I can’t do on the podcasts without getting specific permissions from each artist.

If you think this is worth doing more of, encourage me. (I need another project like I need a hole in the head – but this was fun and maybe it would be a good addition to the world.)


July 6, 2018 on WGXC from 7 PM to 9:30 PM

Music by…

Aurora Nealand
Tom McDermott
Jayne Cortez
James Blood Ulmer
Ornette Coleman and Charlie Haden
Jerome Cooper
Los Muñequitos de Matanzas
Bata music from Matanzas
Arsenio Rodriquez
Ignacio Pineiro and Celeste Mendoza
Maria Teresa Vera

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