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Rock & Roots REWIND: Week of May 6th 2024

This week: Rock & Roots featured new music from Chris Stapleton (I Should Have Known It), Carsie Blanton (Ain't We Got Fun), Eddie 9V (Saratoga), Nilüfer Yanya (Like I Say (I runaway)), Little Feat (Can't Be Satisfied), Chicano Batman (Live Today), & The Black Crowes Featuring Lainey Wilson (Wilted Rose)!

Monday evening on Joe's Blues celebrated the music of the Godfather of Soul with a show titled James Brown: Blues & Grooves! A full playlist can be found here.

Saturday night on The Crunkadelic Funk Show celebrated a big milestone! On Friday May 3rd, we celebrated 10 years being on WUKY and 2024 marks 15 years of The Crunkadelic Funk Show! To celebrate, we revisited the very first episode to air on WUKY called Funkology 101! Featuring music from Gladys Knight & The Pips, The Winstons, Sly & The Family Stone, Archie Bell & The Drells, Lyn Collins, James Brown, Graham Central Station, & more! The 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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