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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9:00am

Sat January 26, 2013
Marc On The Blues

Nine O'clock Blues: Ma Rainey

Gertrude Pridgett “Ma” Rainey
Public Domain

Known as 'The Mother of the Blues,' Ma Rainey was born Gertrude Pridgett in Columbus, Georgia, in 1886.

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9:00am

Sat January 12, 2013
Marc on the Blues

Nine O'clock Blues: Delbert McClinton

Delbert McClinton performing at the Roanoke Island Festival Park, June 2009
Bob Muller Flickr - Creative Commons

Having been born in Lubbock and raised in Fort Worth, Texas, Delbert McClinton inherited that distinctly Texan ability to wander from one genre to another smoothly, obscuring the lines between them.

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9:00am

Sat January 5, 2013
Marc On The Blues

Four Stories Around Some Legends Of The Blues

The famous photograph of graffiti declaring Clapton's divinity

Every week on The Nine O’clock Blues I try to include a couple of very well-known Blues artists, this week it’s the jackpot. Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, John Mayall, Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, Elvin Bishop, Etta James and both Winter brothers, Edgar and Johnny.

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9:00am

Sat December 29, 2012
Marc On The Blues

Nine O'clock Blues: Wynton & Willie Sing The Blues

The 2008 album 'Two Men With The Blues'
Blue Note Records

I could write about Wynton Marsalis for a month and still leave a lot out. The same can be said of Willie Nelson.

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9:00am

Sat December 22, 2012
Marc On The Blues

The Blues & Gospel: A Tale Of Saturday Night Versus Sunday Morning

The Gospel Brunch at the House of Blues, Chicago. Photo taken November 2009
Jorge Cortell Flickr - Creative Commons

As Christmas approaches it seems an appropriate time to discuss and listen to the music that is certainly the closest kin to the Blues: Gospel.

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