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Rock & Roots REWIND: Week of September 18th 2023

This week: Rock & Roots featured new music from Taking Back Sunday (S'old), Needtobreathe (How Wonderful We Are), Letters Of Acceptance (Lying In Waiting), Jamie Wyatt (World Worth Keeping), Blur (Barbaric), Movie Jail (Ship Dream), & Christone Kingfish Ingram (Midnight Heat)!

Monday evening on Joe's Blues celebrated one of the greatest songwriting duos of all time with a show titled Lieber & Stoller Song Reunion. Featuring classic Lieber & Stoller songs from Charles Brown, John Lennon, Laverne Baker, The Coasters, Gladys Knight, Susie Quatro, Buck Owens, Buddy Holly, Bad Company & more! The full playlist can be found here.

Saturday night on The Crunkadelic Funk Show was a mixed bag of groove! Featured music from Rose Royce, Billy Preston, Gloria Gaynor, The Jimmy Castor Bunch, Johnny Guitar Watson, Sister Sledge, Con Funk Shun, & 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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