May 28 2010

American Idol: Season 9 Tribute

(aired 5/28/10)

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American Idol’s ninth season just ended this week. Ellen DeGeneres had debuted as a fourth judge, and it was the final season for Simon Cowell. Ryan Seacrest continued to be the charming host, while Kara DioGuardi and Randy Jackson added their input as the other judges. Today I had the honor of bringing them all into the KSKQ studio as fellow hosts of Maya’s Mix! 😉

We all enjoyed some entertaining dialogue together, while listening to a collection of songs from various contestants through the season. In addition, the winner, Lee DeWyze, joined us for an interview. This Maya’s Mix is dedicated to my friend Jayne, since we had fun watching American Idol together this season!

  1. Falling Slowly – Lee DeWyze and Crystal Bowersox
  2. Ryan Seacrest interviews Lee Dewyze
  3. Bret Michaels talks with Lee Dewyze
  4. Saved – Crystal Bowersox
  5. Ryan and Simon come out of the closet
  6. Straight Up – Andrew Garcia
  7. Let It Be – Katie Stevens
  8. Daughters – Casey James
  9. Paint It Black – Siobhan Magnus
  10. Ryan Seacrest interviews Simon Cowell
  11. Eleanor Rigby – Michael Lynche
  12. Jimmy Kimmel’s clips of Simon
  13. Beautiful Day – Lee DeWyze
  14. Me And Bobby Mcgee – Crystal Bowersox

Originally aired on KSKQ on May 28, 2010. Select the play button below to listen to the recorded show. (If the link isn’t visible, click on the show title at the top to refresh the page.)


May 21 2010

Listener Faves, Part II

(aired 5/21/10)

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Today we did the second installment of the listener favorite theme, with five featured listeners. They all answered the following questions, and I played their recorded statements on the air:

  1. What is your all-time favorite song (or at least one of them), and why does it have significance for you?
  2. What’s your latest pick — a song that has been going through your head recently? Why do you like it?

I’m happy that we got a range of interesting song selections…

Stephen Krueger:
Got to Get You Into My Life – Earth Wind & Fire
Autumn Leaves – Eva Cassidy

Aletha Nowitzky:
A Pocket Full of Rye – Aletha Nowitzky
‘nchantment – Aletha Nowitzky

Clay Bustin:
Long, Long, Long – The Beatles
Take Time – The Books
bonus: Bathtub Fantasia – Clay Bustin

Alex East:
Sugar Mountain – Neil Young
King Of The Rodeo – Kings Of Leon

John Seligman:
It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding) – Bob Dylan
Trapeze – Patty Griffin

Originally aired on KSKQ on May 21, 2010. Select the play button below to listen to the recorded show. (If the link isn’t visible, click on the show title at the top to refresh the page.)


May 7 2010

Listener Faves, Part I

(aired 5/7/10)

Lately I’ve felt a curiosity to explore listeners’ answers to the following questions:

  1. What is your all-time favorite song (or at least one of them), and why does it have significance for you?
  2. What’s your latest pick — a song that has been going through your head recently? Why do you like it?

I was able to get a great range of different responses from people, interviewing and recording their answers to play on the air. Today I featured 4 of them, in addition to my own current picks. I thought I would have time for more, but time flew. The next few shows will probably feature this theme, since I want to share other responses to you as well. Please contact me with your choices!

Below is the lineup for what we heard today…

My top fave:
This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody) – Talking Heads

Trevor Thomas:
Return To Innocence – Enigma
1901 – Phoenix

Jim Malachi:
Hejira – Joni Mitchell
How Do You Keep The Music Playing (live, 2008) – Patti Austin

Jacob:
Officer – Slightly Stoopid
You’ve Got The Love – Florence And The Machine

Max:
Indestructible – Disturbed
Poker Face – Lady Gaga

My latest pick:
Thank You Mom – Good Charlotte

Originally aired on KSKQ on May 7, 2010. Select the play button below to listen to the recorded show. (If the link isn’t visible, click on the show title at the top to refresh the page.)