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This article was written on 06 Jan 2010, and is filled under 31 days of Fresno, Evening Eclectic, Fresno CA, KFSR.

Day 6- The Evening Eclectic

This is something I’ve only recently fallen in love with in the last year, but Day 6 definitely has to go to The Evening Eclectic on KFSR 90.7. I really fell in love, okay?

Now, I want to make it abundantly clear that I can shake my booty to Lady Gaga and The Jonas Brothers like any other preteen person, but when I’m looking for new music, local bands and commercial free radio, I find myself tuned in on weeknights.

What I like about listening to EE isn’t the super duper indie-elite feeling I have after correctly identifying 3 bands in a row, even though that is a total bonus since I’ve never known how people stay on top of all of those bands. No, its the passion that each of the DJ’s bring to their sets for the music, sharing backstory on the bands and sometimes even bringing in musicians to do live sets in the studio. They give local musicians a way to get their music out there, and they help people like me who don’t get out very often keep abreast of the local music scene.

I also like that they post their playlists. Because so much of what is played is stuff I’ve never ever heard, its nice to be able to go back and say “Okay, I remember that song about the guy killing his kids*… so it was 3 songs after that…” My iTunes downloads went from just Imagination Movers and Blues Clues episodes to being totally cool and you know… indie. Now I’m that girl who when you get in the car with her you have no clue what is playing, but it sounds awesome. Thanks KFSR, you make Fresno sound great!

(Image is straight up swiped from KFSR’s website, like I could make anything that nifty. Check their other programming, they have something for everyone, from Jazz to Bluegrass to Mediterranean-coming soon. Oh, and I really love that they play A Prairie Home Companion. Garrison Keillor rules.)

*This was playing on my way home from derby practice Monday night 9:30ish. I was like, “OMG THIS IS SO ECLECTIC!” and didn’t fight the feeling. Of course, I think I may have seen this song as a free download at Starbucks so maybe its not the most indie choice out there. My favorite recent artist that EE has turned me on to is Thao with The Get Down Stay Down. Oooh and Kitty, Daisy and Lewis. And local band Wheels of Fortune. Awesome.

5 Comments

  1. Captain Whiffle
    January 6, 2010

    Woohoo! Glad to see that the Evening Eclectic has made the list!

  2. FrankD!
    January 6, 2010

    I LOVE IT! I created the nifty image AND the Evening Eclectic format back in the day, SPECIFICALLY so that DJs could bring this sort of quality and passion to the Fresno airwaves!

    The DJs who have dedicated their time to the EE volunteer week in and week out…..HATS OFF to them!!!!

  3. ronthered
    January 6, 2010

    31 Days of Fresno will be featured tonight on KSEE 24 News @ 7, during the Logged On & Linked In segment.

  4. Kim Burly
    January 6, 2010

    Oh wow, thanks for the heads up, Ron! I hope I can find that on their website!

  5. cesar
    January 8, 2010

    They used to play indie Japanese hip-hop on Friday nights from midnight to 3am. They streamed it live and it had a pretty big following in Japan, I read, since there isn't much hip-hop on the airwaves there. Isn't that wild? It was a good show, too.

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