Benjamin McPhail

Music Director

As a kid, I once won a debate from knowledge I gained from one of the Clash’s songs. In the 5th Grade I impressed my teacher by knowing what “exile” meant because I looked up the word after hearing the Rolling Stones, “Exile on Mainstreet”. Music has the ability to teach, inspire and communicate. I look forward to sharing my passion with you through KUNC’s music. When not at the radio station I enjoy cycling, yoga, independent films, cooking and my golden retriever Lloyd. 



Mon March 31, 2014


Mon February 10, 2014
Music Interviews

Phosphorescent: Songwriting That 'Gives Off Light Without Eating Itself Up'

Matthew Houck, the driving force behind Phosphorescent, performing at the eTown recording studios, Oct., 2013.
Jim Hill KUNC

The London Evening Standard anointed Matthew Houck as “the most significant American in his field since Kurt Cobain.” As the driving force behind Phosphorescent, there’s no pressure there, right?

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Mon November 25, 2013
Music Interviews

On His Terms, Mike Doughty Revisits His Soul Coughing Past

Jim Hill KUNC

A longtime successful solo artist, Mike Doughty’s past as the frontman of 90’s alt band Soul Coughing has always loomed in the background. Now on his own label, Doughty has revisited several songs of his past.

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Mon November 18, 2013
KUNC Music

Watch This: Mike Doughty Performs 'Circles' Solo-Acoustic

Jim Hill KUNC

Former lead of 90s avante-garde rockers Soul Coughing, Mike Doughty has a quick wit, a dry sense of humor and a great knack for writing some very catchy songs.

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Tue August 27, 2013
Song Premiere

Listen To TV On The Radio's Latest, 'Million Miles'

TV On The Radio’s new single, “Million Miles,” was released August 27 on the band’s own record label, Federal Prism.
Courtesy of the artist

TV on the Radio is a band that is a little hard to describe. They have elements of electronic, post-punk and some very atmospheric sound.

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