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Archive for August 1st, 2011


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World Music from WKMS
Imported is an international music program showcasing artists from all over the world, combining an eclectic and genre-blending playlists by well-known and aspiring talent abroad. 

Imported airs Sundays @ midnight on WKMS or listen to it On-Demand here.

Hey folks. This episode is a particularly fun one! (recorded late into the night)… Hear us break loose a bit with some recent favorites and our debut of Regina Spektor (Russia), James Blake (UK), and Dengue Fever (USA). As partially-mentioned during the show, Dengue has been featured in depth on NPR.

This, that, and much more! Give it a whirl and drop us a line: (or leave us a comment below)

  Chris & Georgena


| PLAYLIST  (artist/album/song) |

Regina Spektor – Begin to Hope – Apres moi
Katzenjammer – Le Pop – Virginia Clemm
Gogol Bordello – Trans Continental Hustle – Uma Menina Uma Cigana
Humanwine – Rivolta Silenziosa – Rivolta Silenziosa
James Blake – James Blake – Wilhelm’s Scream
Dengue Fever – Broken Flowers Soundtrack – Ethanopium
La Roux-La Roux- Quicksand
The Whitest Boy Alive – Dreams – Burning
Jarabe De Palo – Bonito – Aun No Me Toca
Beto Cuevas – Miedo Escenico – Algo
Bebe – Y – Uh, uh, uh, uh, uh, uh

Datebook: August 1 – MTV turns 30

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“Video killed the radio star” 30 years ago on August 1, 1981. The first music video ever played was the aforementioned song by The Buggles. At one time, MTV had a profound impact on the music industry and popular culture. Slogans such as “I want my MTV” and “MTV is here” became embedded in public thought, the concept of the VJ was popularized, the idea of a dedicated video-based outlet for music was introduced, and both artists and fans found a central location for concert music events, news, and promotion. MTV has also been referenced countless times in popular culture by musicians, other TV channels and television program, films, and books. MTV’s moral influence on young people, including issues related to censorship and social activism, has been a subject of debate for years.

It’s Monday, August 1

Drag Boat races return to Pisgah Bay in the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation area from 10 to 5 Saturday and Sunday. For more information see online. That’s the Kentucky Drag Boat Association.

Hotel Metropolitan has a fish fry Friday as part of Paducah’s Emancipation Celebration. It’s from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $8 plates include fish, 2 sides (whitebeans, slaw or fries) bread, and drink. Admission to the hotel at 724 Oscar Cross Avenue is by donation.

Tomorrow from 3:30 p.m. to sunset Kentucky Equine Abilities Center is working with its horses at the Hopkins County Fair Grounds Ballard Center on Arch Street in Madisonville. It’s an additional venue for the therapeutic riding program taking riders on a first come first serve basis at a cost of $3 per rider. Rider and volunteer packets will be available on site tomorrow.

Thursday at noon back hear Constance Alexander’s series about Land Between the Lakes and its residents, Connecting People and Place. See more at

the morning cram [deals and thumbs up edition]

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Leaders in Washington have reached a deal they hope to pass today, but the political posturing is far from over.

NPR reports that while almost no one got exactly what they wanted, a likely deal is in the works, and everyone try and use it to their advantage.

Kentucky~ Hummingbirds are passing through. Teachers are using a new program for new standards. The mix of medicine and religion worries many. Many are getting FEMA funds.

Illinois~ Gov Quinn signed an act to give money for college to immigrants.

Tennessee~ HCMC is worried about more Medicare cuts. Some Mexican-American War volunteers have been found.