What We're Cookin' for 4th of July Weekend

Jun 24, 2014

Celebrate 4th of July weekend with special programming on WKMS! Here's a rundown of what we're airing. (More to be added soon)


Jive House Funky 4th of July - (9 p.m.)

Join hosts John McMillen and Brad Robertson for a funky 4th of July featuring Ray Charles, Ike & Tina Turner, Syl Johnson, Rufus Thomas, Johnny Otis, Curtis Mayfield and many others! We'll start the fireworks for the whole weekend on Jive House!


Credit Photo by Glenn Hall

Sounds Good: Regional Voices featuring Pokey LaFarge - (11 to Noon)

Regional Voices, is a series from WNIN in Evansville. Hosted by Cass Herrington, this episode features music and conversation with Americana Swing Jazz singer and bandleader Pokey LaFarge from a February 22 2014 concert in New Harmony, Indiana as part of the Under The Beams concert series. Songs include: "Drinking Whiskey Tonight", "Bowlegged Woman", "Kentucky Mae", "Central Time" "The Riverboat Shuffle" and others.

Sounds Good: American Music Sounds Good - (Noon to 1 p.m.)

American Music Sounds Good. This is a one hour Sounds Good special hosted by Tracy Ross, featuring great American music by artists like Bob Dylan, Grateful Dead, Townes Van Zandt and Neko Case.

Fresh Air: American Roots Music In Studio - (3 to 4 p.m.)

For the 4th of July, an hour of American roots music featuring a studio performance by brothers Dave and Phil Alvin. Their new album features songs by blues man Big Bill Broonzy.

World Cafe: All-American Tunes - (7 to 9 p.m.)

Spend July 4 with World Cafe as the show features two hours of all-American tunes -- only songs with "America" or "American" in the title. Add your picks on World Cafe's Facebook page.


So long John, and thank you for 30 years of volunteering. You've made WKMS sound great. We'll miss you!


Juke Joint Shuffle: So Long, It's Been Good to Know You - (1 to 3 p.m.)

From John Griffin: This is it. After this week's show, we'll lock up the Juke Joint & shuffle away. But not to worry, we gots us a killer show with as many of my all-time, absolute favorite songs that I can fit into two hours: Ry Cooder, Johnny Cash, Jimmy Smith, John Prine, Monty Python, Neil Young, Frank Sinatra, Chet Atkins, John Hurt, Neko Case, Bob Dylan, Jackie Wilson, Judy Collins and Lil' Ed. Drop by the Juke Joint for my final show, Saturday, at 1 p.m. on 91.3 WKMS.

Songs include: Let the Mermaids Flirt with Me, If I Had a Boat, Send in the Clowns, Bring Out Your Dead, This Tornado Loves You, Orange Blossom Special, Up on Cripple Creek, Down in Birdland, Mr. Tambourine Man and Still Crazy After All These Years (for Rick's 61st), plus a not so subtle reminder from Nanci Griffith: LISTEN TO THE RADIO. And of course as in all past years, we'll finish with Rischell & Raines doing: I'm Goin' to German, Be Back Some Old Day

A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor - 40th Anniversary Celebration! 

(LIVE Broadcast 5 to 8 p.m.)

A Prairie Home Companion kicks off a yearlong celebration with a show over 4th of July weekend, with a three-day outdoor festival at Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Garrison Keillor welcomes guests Old Crow Medicine Show, Iris DeMent, Robin & Linda Williams, Gillian Welch, The Wailin' Jenneys, Butch Thompson, Jearlyn & Jevetta Steele, members of the original Powedermilk Biscuit Band. Also, hear regular favorites Richard Dworsky and the Guy's All-Star Shoe Band and the Royal Academy of Radio Actors - Sue Scott, Tim Russell, and sound effects man, Fred Newman.

More about the Prairie Home 40th Event

Beyond the Edge: American Singer/Songwriters Celebration - (8 to 11 p.m.)

Tracy Ross features three hours of the best music from American singer/songwriters in this Beyond the Edge special.

Weekend Energy: Freedom Show - (11 p.m. to 1 a.m.)

Matt McG features a mix of the best electronic music made available for free by record labels, because sometimes the best music in life is free. Who says you have to pay for quality?



A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor - 40th Anniversary Celebration! 

(Rebroadcast 11 - 2 p.m.)