Death Valley Radio

Death Valley Radio is a format-free program for the musically curious. DVR is built by hand, non-algorithmically — one set at a time. Death Valley Radio airs on WNTI on Tuesdays at 8:00 PM ET.

DVR 1,009 features sad endings and fresh starts (M. Ward, Conor Oberst); trains (Howlin' Wolf, the Kinks, the Who); rich women and clown collectors (Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, the Cactus Blossoms); Tin Hat's song cycle inspired by the poetry of e.e. cummings; African harps and bass lutes (Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni Ba, Night Spirit Masters, Oumou Sangaré, Trio Da Kali, Kokanko Sata); Esperanza Spalding's sly commentary on corporate media and US foreign policy; the closing section of "Blood," Jason Kao Hwang's 48-minute meditation on trauma and perpetual war; and new tracks from Dirty Projectors, Malcolm Holcombe, Steve Dawson and Fatoumata Diawara.

"Love is at the root of everything; all learning, all parenting, all relationships. Love, or the lack of it." — Fred Rogers

Death Valley Radio is dedicated to the memory of my wife Valerie. I lost Maria Alessandra twenty years ago under very different circumstances.

© 1998-2018 Ron Alden / Last Updated: 11 December 2018
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