music programming with news and interviews on local arts and events, CD and concert ticket giveaways and live in-studio performances. BROADcasting is the operative word here. You can hear just about any form of music on the program ranging from Old-Timey and Bluegrass to classic and contemporary songwriters, Pop, Blues, Soul, Rock, Jazz, Poetry and the Avant Garde.
Kickin' off this week's MEDICINE BALL CARAVAN transmissions (11am-noon Central Standard on 88.7FM locally or www.krvs.org) by spinning a couple of cuts from Cajun musician, Ray Abshire's fine new album on Swallow Records entitled, 'All Night Long (Tous La Nuit)'. Also: some new Beausoleil avec Michael Doucet, live tracks by Patti Smith and Merl Saunders & Jerry Garcia.
An eclectic mix of music of the harp from the very beginnings of written music to pieces by contemporary composers. Harps have been incorporated into the musics of surprisingly diverse countries. While the music of Ireland is closely associated with the harp, it can also be found in countries such as Mexico, Paraguay, Egypt, Finland and even Far East countries such as Burma, China and Japan. Airs Mondays at noon and Sundays at midnight.