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DeBraun Thomas

Music Host

DeBraun Thomas fell in love with radio at a young age but only had interest in working in radio after learning Funk musician Sly Stone got his start in radio. A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Thomas moved to Lexington in 2009 to attend the University of Kentucky and pursue a career in radio. Thomas joined WRFL in 2009 and through the UK school of Journalism, Thomas had 2 features air on WUKY. In October of 2012, Thomas began interning at WUKY and produced the Unghosting of Medgar Evers. In August of 2013 Thomas became a staff member at WUKY and since that time, Thomas regularly produces the weekly segment Local Music Mondays which highlights local musicians in Lexington. Thomas hosts the Crunkadelic Funk Show which airs Saturday nights at 9pm and also produced a documentary on the 50th anniversary of the March on Frankfort. In addition to producing and hosting a radio show, Thomas also explores his other passion as a musician in Lexington. 

  • This week: Rock & Roots featured new music from Beach Fossils (Don't Fade Away), Cults (Gilded Lily), Savage Animals (Already Gone), Emily King (Medal), Tyler Boone (Running Sideways), Bartees Strange (Daily News), & Tame Impala (Wings Of Time)!
  • This week: Rock & Roots featured new music from Milky Chance (Living In A Haze), Tianna Esperanza (Buy You A New Attitude), Nick De La Hoyde (Don't Go Changing), boygenius (Not Strong Enough), Taylor Hicks (Porch Swing), Allison Ponthier (Character Development), & Durand Jones (Lord Have Mercy)!
  • This week: Rock & Roots featured new music from Ian Hunter Featuring Ringo Starr & Mike Campbell (Bed Of Roses), Young The Giant (The Walk Home), Almost Monday (Only Wanna Dance), Moon Taxi (Classics), Band Of Heathens (Don't Let The Darkness), Margo Price (Shotgun Willie), & Albert King (I'll Play The Blues For You)!
  • Podcasts
    The Ricochet Effect Podcast is hosted by Bilal El-Amin, Melody Renee, and Coach Eric Sanford. The show highlights community leaders, community issues, and community initiatives, while discussing all urban topics and minority culture.In this episode, the Ricochet Effect crew is joined by Joy Bolton-Berry, Caché Richardson, & Jonathan Bronaugh to discuss love and the importance of mental health.
  • This week: Rock & Roots featured new music from The Teskey Brothers (Oceans Of Emotions), M83 (Amnesia), Daisy Jones & The Six (Look At Us Now (Honeycomb)), Wild Child (End Of The World), Slaid Cleaves (Second Hand), Natalie Merchant Featuring Abena Koomson-Davis (Come On, Aphrodite), & Steve Lacy (Helmet)!
  • This week: Rock & Roots featured new music from Michigander (Superglue), Sunny War (No Reason), The Jaws Of Brooklyn (Who's Heart Is This), Umphrey's McGee (Staircase), St. Paul & The Broken Bones (Sea Star), Depeche Mode (Ghosts Again), & Beck (Thinking About You)!
  • This week: Rock & Roots featured new music from Ron Gallo (Foreground Music), Katie Costello (This Is The Life), City And Colour (Underground), Volores (Ages), Joseph (Nervous System), Gabriels (Angels & Queens), & The Heavy (Hurricane Coming)!
  • The 65th annual Grammy Awards were presented last night in Los Angeles! Did any of your favorites win? Here's is a full list of all the winners:
  • This week: Rock & Roots featured new music from Van Morrison (Worried Man Blues), Stephen Sanchez (Evangeline), Josh Ritter (For Your Soul), Samia Featuring Papa Mbye (Mad At Me), Biig Piig (In The Dark), Ruston Kelly (The Weakness), & Arlo Parks (Weightless)!
  • This week: Rock & Roots featured new music from The Nude Party (Ride On), Wilder Woods (Maestro (Tears Don't Lie), Overcoats (Never Let You Go), Everything But The Girl (Nothing Left To Lose), L.A.B. (Take It Away), Belle & Sebastian (I Don't Know What You See In Me), & Gorillaz Featuring Tame Impala & Bootie Brown (New Gold)!