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Rock & Roots REWIND: Week of July 1st 2024

This week: Rock & Roots featured new music from Newski (Banking On Never Breaking Down Again), Oh He Dead (Strange Love), The Heavy Heavy (Happiness), Wilco (Annihilation), Crack Cloud (The Medium), Harlem Hayfield Featuring Jocelyn Arndt (Holding On To Heaven), & Randall Bramblett (Throw My Cane Away)!

Monday evening on Joe's Blues highlighted an invasion of sorts with a with a show titled The British Blues Invasion Returns! Featuring music from The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, Tom Jones, & more! A full playlist can be found here.

Saturday night on The Crunkadelic Funk Show was a mixed bag of groove! Featured music from The Pointer Sisters, Isaac Hayes, Lenny Williams, Heatwave, Betty Wright, Linda Clifford, Aurra, & 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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