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Saturday Morning with DJ Christafari : KMTN 96.9



Just for fun, here's another recording from way back when I was the Saturday morning DJ for KMTN 96.9 FM in Jackson Hole, and had the special job of coaxing the town awake and out in to the day -- whether that meant using my music to get people out of bed and to the slopes or to their jobs, proper song selection and pacing was essential. I always loved the notion that I was spinning the soundtrack for thousands of people as they began another day in the Hole. I also had to handle the morning snow and weather reports, lost dog announcements, a 1-hour world beat show and an on-air garage sale-type-thing called Trash & Treasure.

The region reached by these radio waves is home to ski bums, cowboys, billionaires, spud farmers and movie stars. DJ'ing to the local musical tastes required reaching a careful blend of bluegrass, reggae, funk, folk, classic rock, jam band and other genres that don't typically sit next to each other. This episode shows me attempting to find the balance with the Allman Brothers, Allison Krauss, Blue Traveler, Morphine, Ani Difranco and Bob Marley. One other note -- I tried to talk and play commercials as little as possible, especially in the early hours, and tried to spin as many consecutive songs as I could.

This set appears to be from the springtime shortly before I moved on to other work -- I could take working
every Saturday morning at 5 am for only so long-- and some of the song selections are now cringe-worthy to my ears, but still, it serves as a fun time capsule recording from my stint as a small town disk jockey in Wyoming in 1998.




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Africa Unite! : 96.9 KMTN Jackson Hole, WY

A recording from my archive collection of radio shows I did on KMTN 96.9 FM in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, in the mid-Nineties. Every Sunday night, I'd hunker down in the studio, a short bike ride from my log cabin on the compound, to host the long-running 6-hour Jazz Sessions show. As this mix shows, my definition of "jazz" was pretty loose. For this hour, I started out playing Africa-inspired jazz music, and then branched out from there. Lots of people liked the freshness and creativity I was bringing to the air waves, but I always remember one phone call from a listener very upset that I had deviated from the traditional jazz format and I was ruining his Sunday nights. Ah well. Had to keep myself entertained too.

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Planet Soup (Women's Voices) : : 96.9 KMTN Jackson Hole, WY

From the vaults comes another classic late-90's episode of Planet Soup, a Saturday morning radio show on KMTN 96.9 FM in Jackson Hole, Wyoming that was once hosted by DJ Christafari, a good friend of the Podcast Cafe. "Women's Voices" features a wide variety of music stylings from some of the best female singers and musicians in the world...




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Jazz Gangstaz 3 : 96.9 KMTN Jackson Hole, WY



In a former reincarnation of my current life, I was a DJ on a radio station in Wyoming -- KMTN 96.9 FM in Jackson Hole...



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Micromoog Laboratories Presents...



A mix tape made 10 or 15 years or so back by the tastemakers down at Micromoog Laboratories in Portland, Oregon.

Recently digitized from the original TDK cassette in a crazed bout of archival activities, Radio Free Fundi is proud to sponsor the digital debut of the Lab and its many-wondeous sounds...




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Hothouse Funk



A mix-tape made in the mid-90s from Funky Juju's distinguished collection of vinyl. I made this mix so we'd have something to listen to as we worked together in a hothouse on the outskirts of Denver harvesting flowers...


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Planet Soup (Second Servings) : 96.9 KMTN Jackson Hole, WY


From the vaults comes this classic episode of Planet Soup, a Saturday morning radio show in Jackson Hole that was once hosted by my DJ compadre Christafari, circa 1998....



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