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 November 3, 2012
Marc On The Blues

Nine O'clock Blues: Professor Longhair

Maison de Blues

This week on The Nine O’clock Blues we’ll be hearing from distinctive pianist and vocalist Professor Longhair. What gave him his unique style?

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9:00am

Sat October 27, 2012
Marc On The Blues

Nine O'clock Blues: Rusty Zinn

Alligator Records

Rusty Zinn is a singer/songwriter, guitarist and producer who was born in California in 1970. When Zinn performs people generally dance…a lot.

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9:00am

Sat October 20, 2012
Marc on the Blues

Nine O'clock Blues: Bob Wills And The Texas Playboys

Bob Wills & The Texas Playboys Band Tour Bus during a parade in Tulsa, Oklahoma
Beryl Ford Collection/Rotary Club of Tulsa Tulsa City-County Library and Tulsa Historical Society

Bob Wills was known as the King of Western Swing and, as such, certainly must be considered an important figure in the history of the Blues and its myriad off-shoots.

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9:00am

Sat October 13, 2012
Marc On The Blues

Nine O'clock Blues: The Hoodoo Of Black Cat Bone

Albert Collins at the Long Beach Blues Festival, September 16th 1990
Masahiro Sumori Creative Commons

Ever wonder what they mean by the line “black cat bone?” Well wonder no more, because it is exactly that, a bone from a black cat...

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9:00am

Sat October 6, 2012
Marc On The Blues

Nine O'clock Blues: Meet Liz Mandville

Screencap from a Liz Mandeville performance at Blue Road
YouTube.com

Liz Mandville, used to be known as Liz Mandville Greeson. I haven’t been able to find out why the change, but it does suggest the plot of a Tammy Lynette song.

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