(aired 5/8/09)


My first broadcast of a radio show on KSKQ! It was the weekend of Mother’s Day, so the topic seemed appropriate — finding a mix of songs with “mom,” “mama,” “mother,” etc. in the title or lyrics. My own mom arrived in Ashland that day for a visit, so I sprung it as a surprise, taking her to the studio with me and dedicating the show to her. (Note: the first few minutes of the show unfortunately weren’t recorded, when I told everyone how much I love Mom and why she’s so great. Darn!) I also acknowledged the other great mother figures in my life at several points in the program. Try to ignore the “um”s, since that word easily rolled off my tongue during this initial show!

Here’s the playlist:

  1. Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
  2. Mama You’ve Been On My Mind – Jack Johnson
  3. Mother Mother – Tracy Bonham [suggested by Jayne]
  4. Mother – John Lennon [suggested by Joshua Geesaman]
  5. Sweet Mother – Prince Nico Mbarga
  6. Mama Says It’s Naughty – Rose & The Maddox Bros
  7. Everyday Is Like Mother’s Day – Shirley Caesar [dedicated to Mimi, Toni, SueZ and Laura/Mani]
  8. Decatur, Or, Round of Applause for Your Stepmother! – Sufjan Stevens
  9. Mother – Tori Amos
  10. Mama Said There’d Be Days Like This – Shirelle [suggested by Krista & Jess, as well as Chris Woods]
  11. Never Turn Your Back On Mother Earth – Neko Case [suggested by Sarah Kowalski]
  12. Mother and Child Reunion – Paul Simon [suggested by Chris Woods]
  13. I Got It From My Mama – Will.I.Am
  14. Mama You Sweet – Lucinda Williams [suggested by Sarah K.]
  15. Children Of One Mother – Pele Juju
  16. Mamma Mia – ABBA [dedicated to the Hoye/Olsen family, with congratz to Noli and appreciation for Kathie]

Originally aired on KSKQ on May 8, 2009. 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.)

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