Monthly Archives: March 2017

Show #201 – Pledge Drive

Community radio stations are under fire from the proposed federal budget.  On the chopping block is the CPB (the Corporation for Public Broadcasting).  KWMR gets 25% of it’s annual funding from the CPB.  What would happen if the station lost that funding?  Would it get shut down?  Probably not, but the station would be run on fumes.  The quality of the station’s ability to keep equipment running might suffer.  It would continue, but not at the same level we all come to appreciate.

However, stations is really rural areas that rely on upwards of 75% of their annual budget from CPB funds might have to close.  Turn off the signal.  That would be a real shame because for some of those communities, that’s their only source of news and information.

So, this last show was our pledge drive show.  Twice a year, we take to the airwaves to try to raise money for the station.  We did pretty good and we’ll keep at it so we can continue to offer this show to the listening public.   Thanks for listening.


Red Meat Queen of King City We Never Close Ranchero Records
Buck Owens My heart skips a beat 21 # 1 Hits Rhino Records
The Beat Farmers Powderfinger Tales of the New West Rhino
Johnny Cash Ring of Fire The Essential Johnny Cash Sony Music
Tommy Collins If You Can’t Bike, Don’t Growl The Dynamic Tommy Collins Columbia Records
Laurie Lewis & Kathy Kallick Cabin on a Mountain Laurie & Kathy Sing Songs of Vern & Ray Spruce and Maple Music
Allison Krauss & Union Station the lucky one New Favorite Rounder
Alison Krauss & Union Station Choctaw Hayride New Favorite Concord Records
Johnny Paycheck Don’t Monkey With Another Monkey’s Monkey All Time Greatest Hits Goldenlane Records
Lone Justice After the Flood Lone Justice Geffen Records
John Doe & The Sadies Take these Chains from My Heart Country Club Yep Roc Records
Neko Case If you Knew The Tigers Have Spoken Anti/Epitaph
The Statler Brothers Flowers on the Wall (1975 Version) The Best of the Statler Brothers ISLAND MERCURY
Dave Alvin & the Guilty Men Fourth of July (Live) Out In California (Live) Shout!
Johnny Cash She Used to Love Me a Lot Out Among The Stars Columbia
Jim Lauderdale Doin’ Time In Bakersfield I’m A Song Sky Crunch

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Show #200 – Two Hundred!

Well, according to Mike’s very good record-keeping, this may or may not have been show #200, but it was playlist #200, so maybe it was! We ran with it. Other than chatting with our pal Robert Price, it was pretty much business as usual in Studio A. Robert is a senior editor at the Bakersfield Californian newspaper and the author of “The Bakersfield Sound: How a Generation of Displaced Okies Revolutionized American Music.” Bakersfield and Beyond even has a mention in the book. A second edition, published by Heyday Books in Berkeley, is coming out this year!

Vinyl was spun, CDs were pulled and tracks played. Some new, some old, some Sly and the Family Stone in honor of the passing of Merle Haggard’s long-time horn player Don Markham. And even a tune from musician and brother of co-host Amanda, Ian Jones.

Our next show will be a KWMR Pledge Drive show, the drive will celebrate Independent Media, so very important now and always. KWMR is keeping the flame alive in West Marin and beyond and you can show your support by clicking HERE! If you appreciate the music that we play, please contribute. Shorty, of Shorty’s Bunkhouse, will join the fun on Thursday, March 23.

Artist Cut Album Label
Tim Hus Bakersfield Music Bushpilot Buckaroo Stony Plain Records
Buck Owens Under Your Spell Again Buck Owens and The Buckaroos: The Complete Capitol Singles: 1957-1966 Omnivore Recordings
Paul Cauthen Still Drivin’ My Gospel Lightning Rod Records
Big House Never Ending Train Never Ending Train Big House Records
Merle Haggard Mama Tried Merle Haggard, The Complete ’60’s Capitol Singles Omnivore Recordings
Ferlin Husky & Jean Shepard Dear John letter Swing West Volume 1 – Bakersfield RAZOR AND TIE
Wanda Jackson Funnel of Love (feat. The Cramps) Heart Trouble CMH Records
Red Meat Deep water 13 Ranchero Records
Dwight Yoakam Bury Me Guitars, Cadilacs, Etc., Etc. Reprise
Bill Woods Phone Me Baby The Other Side of Bakersfield, Vol. 2 1950S & 60S Boppers and Rockers from ‘Nashville West’ Bear Family Recordings
Sturgill Simpson Turtles All the Way Down Metamodern Sounds in Country Music Loose Music
The Flying Burrito Brothers Christine’s Tune The Definitive Collection A & M Records
Romantica Cecil Ingram Conor shadowlands Last Chance Records
Sly And The Family Stone Dance To The Music Dance to the Music Sundazed
The Wichitas S.O.S. The Wichitas Spackletone Records
JP Harris Better Move It on Home (feat. Leigh Nash) Why Don’t We Duet in the Road – EP Demolition and Removal Recordings
Tommy Collins Skinny The Dynamic Tommy Collins Columbia Records
Merle Haggard Bill Woods from Bakersfield Let Me Tell You About A Song Capitol
Bonnie Owens Waggin Tongues Don’t take advantage of me Capitol
Wynn Stewart It’s Such a Pretty World Today Wynn Stewrt: It’s Such a Pretty World Today Capitol
Ian Jones The Stranger Piano Songs, Vol. I Ian Jones
Rolling Stones Torn and Frayed Exile On Mainstreet ABKCO
Gene Clark Give My Love to Marie Two Sides to Every Story RSO Records
Chris Hillman Bakersfield Bound Bakersfield Bound Sugarhill
Big Sandy and Los Straitjackets Silent Partner Chris Gaffney Tribute: The Man of Somebody’s Dreams Yep Roc Records
Gary Paxton Bummer Bakersfield Rebels Ace Records
Gary Stewart Backsliders Wine The Essential Gary Stewart RCA
Ruby Dee & The Snakehandlers Make it Last North of Bakersfield Dionysus

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