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    Bruce Warren

    Program Director

      1. Aretha Franklin - Respect
      2. Sister Rosetta Tharpe - Up Above My Head
      3. Bob Dylan - The Times They Are A Changin
      4. Big Mama Thorton - Hound Dog
      5. Billie Holiday - Strange Fruit
      6. Muddy Waters - Mannish Boy
      7. Chuck Berry - Johnny B. Goode
      8. Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
      9. Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - The Message
      10. Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run

      Chuck Elliott

      Sleepy Hollow

        1. Rob Wasserman - Ballad Of The Runaway Horse
        2. Garnet Rogers - Empty Glass
        3. Chet Baker - Once Upon A Summertime
        4. John Gorka - Gypsy Life
        5. Bob Dylan - Desolation Row
        6. Bill Morrissey - Birches
        7. Mary Chapin Carpenter - Grand Central Station
        8. Kate Wolf - See Her, She Said
        9. Eric Clapton - Wonderful Tonight
        10. Emily Remler - Snowfall

      Dan Reed

      Music Director / Afternoon Host

        1. The Rolling Stones - Sway
        2. Glen Campbell - Wichita Lineman
        3. The Replacements - I Will Dare
        4. Ice Cube - It Was A Good Day
        5. Dolly Parton - Jolene
        6. Iggy Pop - Lust For Life
        7. Stevie Wonder - Uptight (Everything's Alright)
        8. Pretenders - Private Life
        9. The Velvet Underground - Rock & Roll
        10. Buzzcocks - Why Can't I Touch It

      Eric Schuman

      Host, Indie Rock Hit Parade

        1. The Ronettes - Be My Baby
        2. David Bowie - Young Americans
        3. Grandmaster Flash And The Furious 5 - The Message
        4. ? And The Mysterians - 96 Tears
        5. Blondie - Heart Of Glass
        6. Sparks - The Number One Song In Heaven
        7. Kate Bush - Wuthering Heights
        8. Nina Simone - To Love Somebody
        9. DeVotchKa - How It Ends
        10. Prince - Raspberry Beret

      Helen Leicht

      Midday Host

        1. The Beatles - Hey Jude
        2. Bill Withers - Lean On Me
        3. Peter Gabriel - Don't Give Up
        4. Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
        5. Joni Mitchell - A Case Of You
        6. John Lennon - Imagine
        7. Stevie Wonder - Love's In Need Of Love Today
        8. Carole King - You've Got A Friend
        9. U2 - One
        10. Bruce Springsteen - Jungleland

      Ian Zolitor

      The Folk Show

        1. John Prine - Souvenirs
        2. Nick Drake - Time Has Told Me
        3. Bob Dylan - Visions Of Johanna
        4. John Hartford - In Tall Buildings
        5. Otis Redding - I've Been Loving Too Long
        6. The Beatles - Baby, You're A Rich Man
        7. Townes Van Zandt - To Live Is To Fly
        8. The Platters - The Great Pretender
        9. Hezekiah Jones - Cupcakes For The Army
        10. The Wood Brothers - Postcards From Hell

      John Morrison

      Culture Cypher Radio Host

        1. Pete Rock & CL Smooth - T.R.O.Y.
        2. Curtis Mayfield - Move On Up
        3. Stevie Wonder - Sir Duke
        4. Nina Simone - Mississippi Goddam
        5. The O' Jays - I Love Music
        6. Fela Kuti & Roy Ayers - Africa, The Center Of The World
        7. Aaliyah - More Than A Woman
        8. Jorge Ben - Comanche
        9. Todd Rundgren - Couldn't I Just Tell You
        10. Kendrick Lamar - Alright

      Jonny Meister

      The Blues Show - Blue Dimensions

        1. Linda Waterfall - Song Like A Roar
        2. James Taylor - Sweet Baby James
        3. John Coltrane - A Love Supreme, Part I: Acknowledgement
        4. Blind Lemon Jefferson - Long Lonesome Blues
        5. St. Louis Jimmy - Going Down Slow
        6. Ray Charles - None Of Us Are Free
        7. Eric Bibb - Follow The Drinking Gourd
        8. Shirley Collins - Death And The Lady
        9. Roaring Lion - Six Feet Of Earth
        10. Tim Buckley - Morning Glory

      Julian Booker

      Sleepy Hollow / Sunday Afternoons / All Request Saturday Afternoon

        1. The Flamingos - I Only Have Eyes For You
        2. Glen Campbell - Wichita Lineman
        3. The Band - King Harvest (Has Surely Come)
        4. Nina Simone - Mississippi Goddam
        5. John Coltrane - Giant Steps
        6. Joni Mitchell - Coyote
        7. Neko Case - Star Witness
        8. Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth-"They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)"
        9. Patsy Cline-"Crazy"
        10. Wilco-"I Am Trying To Break Your Heart"

      Kathy O'Connell

      KidsCorner Host

        1. Judy Garland - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
        2. Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run
        3. Frank Sinatra - The Lady Is A Tramp
        4. The Beatles - I Saw Her Standing There
        5. Ella Fitzgerald - To Keep My Love Alive
        6. Smokey Robinson - The Tracks Of My Tears
        7. Stevie Wonder - Knocks Me Off My Feet
        8. Carole King - It's Too Late
        9. Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald - They All Laughed
        10. Billy Joel - Just The Way You Are

      Kristen Kurtis

      Morning Show Host

        1. No Doubt - Just A Girl
        2. Tori Amos - Silent All These Years
        3. Radiohead - Karma Police
        4. Janelle Monae - Tightrope
        5. Amy Winehouse - Love Is A Losing Game
        6. Nina Simone - Sinnerman
        7. U2 - Where The Streets Have No Name
        8. Joni Mitchell - A Case Of You
        9. Elton John - Rocket Man
        10. The Beatles - You Never Give Me Your Money

      Raina Douris

      World Cafe Host

        1. Tears For Fears - Everybody Wants To Rule The World
        2. LCD Soundsystem - All My Friends
        3. Television - Marquee Moon
        4. Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill
        5. Public Enemy - Fight The Power
        6. Neil Young - Tonight's The Night
        7. The Beach Boys - God Only Knows
        8. Sloan - Coax Me
        9. Dolly Parton - Jolene
        10. Prince - Purple Rain

      VOTING ENDS OCTOBER 18,2020

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