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Rock & Roots REWIND: Week of July 31st 2023

This week: Rock & Roots featured new music from The Kills (New York/LA Hex), Maia Sharp (She'll Let Herself Out), Bahamas (Working On My Guitar), Josh Ritter (Strong Swimmer), The Revivalists (Good Old Days), & Shakey Graves Featuring Sierra Ferrell (Ready Or Not)!

Monday evening on Joe's Blues celebrated Joe's of all kinds with a show titled The Song Salute To Joes! The full playlist can be found here.

Saturday night on The Crunkadelic Funk Show was another mixed bag of groove! Featured music from Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, Rose Royce, Marvin Gaye, A Taste Of Honey, Larry Graham & Graham Central Station, Mandrill, The Jones Girls, & more! A full playlist can be found here.

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.
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