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. 

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5:00am

Mon September 1, 2014
Music

On Tour With The Everymen Of The Hard Working Americans

From left to right, Jesse Aycock, Neal Casal and Todd Snider of Hard Working Americans.
Jim Hill KUNC

Hard Working Americans are a super group with a diverse background, consisting of Todd Snider, Dave Schools of Widespread Panic, Neal Casal from the Chris Robinson brotherhood, Chad Staehly from Great American Taxi, Duane Trucks and Jesse Aycock of Jars of Clay and Garth Brooks.

The band lives up to its name - they've been on the road since they formed.

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9:20am

Mon March 31, 2014

6:30am

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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5:00am

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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8:30am

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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