Marc Applegate

Announcer/Producer

I am a carbon-based life form from the planet Earth who specializes in making noise. I have been audible since 1951. Early on I laughed, cried and gurgled, then, to the dismay of many; I spent several years talking until I stopped long enough to hear a better way of making noise from the Beatles. Since then I've made noise with guitar, bass and voice. Those noises supported me for many years and took me across the US and to Europe.


My politics are between Woody Guthrie and Phil Ochs and my philosophies have been shaded by Alan Watts, Baba Ram Dass, and The Firesign Theater.


The last decade I've played early blues and rags and, due to limited demand for those, I've had time to make noise on KUNC and share my primary love-music. I like Mississippi John Hurt, Blind Blake, Hot Tuna, The Grateful Dead and kind people.

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9:33am

Sat March 30, 2013
Marc on the Blues

Nine O'clock Blues: Connecting 78rpm's With The Download Era

alexkerhead Flickr - Creative Commons

Many musicians delight in connecting themselves to the great artists of the past through chain links like: “I’d played with…who played with…and she played with…”

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9:00am

Sat March 23, 2013
Marc on the Blues

Nine O'clock Blues: Blues With An International Flavor

Ana Popovic at Rascals Live, Moline, IL March 15, 2013
Bobbi O Flickr - Creative Commons

The Blues is often thought of as all-American. However, there are more and more international artists who deserve recognition alongside the best the good old USA has to offer.

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8:08am

Sat March 16, 2013
marc on the blues

Nine O'clock Blues: Central Avenue And Charles Brown

Street art that's a testament to Central Avenue's musical heritage at the Bowers and Sons Cleaners, 4124 South Central Avenue - 2011
OnCentral KPCC Flickr - Creative Commons

From the beginning of the 1920s through the late 1950s Los Angeles’ Central Avenue was the center of Southern California’s African-American community and the cradle of the Central Avenue Blues and Jazz styles.

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9:00am

Sat March 9, 2013
Marc on the Blues

Nine O'clock Blues: Clifton Chenier

Zydeco accordion titan Clifton Chenier on stage at the 1975 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Blind saxophonist John Hart
Jim Hobbs Flickr - Creative Commons

Laissez Les Bons Temp Rouler! If for some reason you didn’t know or haven’t guessed that translates to “let the good times roll.”

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9:00am

Sat March 2, 2013
Marc on the Blues

Nine O'clock Blues: Odetta, The Queen Of American Folk Music

Odetta at the Burg Waldeck-Festival 1968, Germany
Sverrir Mirdsson Wikimedia - Creative Commons

A major part of the American folk music revival of the 1950s and 1960s, Odetta was a singer/songwriter, guitarist, actress, and a leading human and civil rights activist.

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