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Ira, who to his vast listening constituents is more affectionately known as IRA "THE K", has over the past few years become one of the top radio personalities in the country. His occasional disc jockey show over radio station WFMU in Jersey City in reality epitomizes the real Ira. Like Ira, it is a program that is unpredictable, filled with imaginative twists and turns, constantly bubbling with new ideas and packed solid with a wide range of unabashed good humor. Ira is keenly aware of just what his young listeners want in the way of music and this awareness is constantly supported by the amazing percentage of records that are picked on his show as hits and eventually go on to become the nation's best selling records.

Ira, who to his vast listening constituents is more affectionately known as IRA "THE K", has over the past few years become one of the top radio personalities in the country. His occasional disc jockey show over radio station WFMU in Jersey City in reality epitomizes the real Ira. Like Ira, it is a program that is unpredictable, filled with imaginative twists and turns, constantly bubbling with new ideas and packed solid with a wide range of unabashed good humor. Ira is keenly aware of just what his young listeners want in the way of music and this awareness is constantly supported by the amazing percentage of records that are picked on his show as hits and eventually go on to become the nation's best selling records.

Location:

United States

Networks:

WFMU

Description:

Ira, who to his vast listening constituents is more affectionately known as IRA "THE K", has over the past few years become one of the top radio personalities in the country. His occasional disc jockey show over radio station WFMU in Jersey City in reality epitomizes the real Ira. Like Ira, it is a program that is unpredictable, filled with imaginative twists and turns, constantly bubbling with new ideas and packed solid with a wide range of unabashed good humor. Ira is keenly aware of just what his young listeners want in the way of music and this awareness is constantly supported by the amazing percentage of records that are picked on his show as hits and eventually go on to become the nation's best selling records.

Language:

English


Episodes

fill-in for Michael Shelley from Nov 6, 2021

11/11/2021
none - "Ira the K theme" - none Pete Hanley - "Big Mamou" - none The Flamin' Groovies - "Jumpin' in the Night" - Jumpin' in the Night Julie London - "Get on the Right Track" - Send for Me Jimmy McCracklin and His Band - "The Walk" - none T. Rex - "Beltane Walk" - T. Rex Manfredd Mann - "Up the Junction" - Up the Junction [instrumental 1] Claude François - "Monsieur Le Businessman" - none Music behind DJ: Manfred Mann - "Up the Junction" - Up the Junction [instrumental 2] The dB's...

Duration:02:06:57

Let's go away for awhile from Sep 7, 2021

9/8/2021
- "It's the Ira the K show!" The Kinks - "You Shouldn't Be Sad" Acid Mothers Temple & Infinity Rising Zero - "Free" The Trashmen - "A-Bone" Joya Landis - "Angel of the Morning" Percy Mayfield - "Cookin' in Style" Neil Innes & Fatso - "Beware of Darkness" Khruangbin and Mang Dynasty - "So We Won't Forget (Mang Dynasty Version)" Mikis Theodorakis - "Cafe Rock" Etta James - "That's All" Music behind DJ: Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin - "So Long Baby Goodbye" That Petrol Emotion -...

Duration:03:08:38

On your market, get set . . . from Aug 31, 2021

8/31/2021
- "It's the ira the K show!" Patti Smith Group - "Time Is on My Side" Hazel & the Jolly Boys - "Deep Down" Hamiet Bluiett - "Song Song" Flesh Eaters - "Sleeping Sickness" John 3:16 - "Tempus Edax Rerum part Ii" Freddy Fender - "You'll Lose a Good Thing" Orchestra Harlow with Ismael Miranda - "Grazin' in the Grass" Yumbo - "The End of a Song" Television - "Ain't That Nothin'" Dragons - "Get Off of My Cloud" Music behind DJ: Charlie Watts - "Honky Tonk Woman" Lee “Scratch” Perry...

Duration:03:10:20

Half a moon peekin' down at us from Aug 24, 2021

8/25/2021
- "It's the ira the K show!" Patience and Prudence - "A Smile and a Ribbon" Al Johnson - "Carnival Time" Mr. Lucky & the Gamblers - "Take a Look at Me" Menahan Street Band - "The Duke" The Chi-Lites - "Stoned Out of My Mind" Willie Dixon - "29 Ways" The Chuckleberries - "Up-Up and Away" Elvin Jones / Jimmy Garrison Sextet - "Gettin' On Way" Larry Young - "Zoltan" The Rolling Stones - "Let It Loose" Music behind DJ: Georgia Hubley - "Tickling the 49's" Minutemen -...

Duration:03:08:58

We danced to a one-armed trumpet player playing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” from Aug 17, 2021

8/18/2021
- "It's the ira the K show!" Glenn Mercer - "Over the Rainbow" Jesse Pearson, Ann-Margret & Bobby Rydell - "A Lot of Livin' to Do" Chain Gang - "Cannibal Him" The Young Rascals - "Good Lovin'" Sylvie Courvoisier Trio - "Bourgeois's Spider (for Louise Bourgeois)" Tenniscoats - "Tree Recycle" Bert Weedon - "Quiet, Quiet Ssh!" David Thomas & the Golden Palominos - "The Crickets in the Flats" Portugal. The Man - "Feel It Still" NRBQ - "Dig" Matthews' Southern Comfort - "A Commercial...

Duration:03:09:21

I wish to create a distinctive dancing style of my own from Aug 10, 2021

8/10/2021
none - "It's the Ira the K show!" - none Marty Neon - "Voila, Pronounced “Wal-la”" - Bent, Batty & 'Bnoxious Dump - "Et Moi Et Moi Et Moi" - A Plea for Tenderness The Ramones - "Let's Dance" - Ramones Molly Lewis - "Balcony for Two" - The Forgotten Edge The Shirelles - "Boys" - none Krzysztof Komeda - "Knife in the Water 4" - Knife in the Water / Two Men and a Wardrobe The Residents - "Numb Erone" - Meet the Residents Mark Eitzel - "Ain't No Sunshine" - Music for Courage and...

Duration:03:09:23

I got beach tar on my feet from Aug 3, 2021

8/4/2021
none - "It's the Ira the K show!" - none Mario Molino - "Jerk Beat" - Easy Tempo Vol. 2: The Psycho Beat Sir Winston and the Commons - "We're Gonna Love" - none Alastair Galbraith & Graeme Jefferies - "Timebomb" - Making Losers Happy Tobacco City - "LSD" - Tobacco City, USA Stimulator Jones - "Grover Chop" - Low Budget Environments Striving for Perfection The La De Da's - "Cool Jerk" - La De Da's Wiliam Parker - "Rocas Rojas" - Mayan Space Station Brian James - "Ain't That a Shame" -...

Duration:03:09:19

Watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat from Jul 27, 2021

7/28/2021
- "It's the Ira the K show!" Billy F Gibbons - "(I've Got) Levitation" The Runarounds - "Crazy Love" Fred Tompkins - "Compound" Johnny Coley - "Immortal Field" The dB's - "She's Green I'm Blue" ザ・テンプターズ [The Tempters] - "Let's Live for Today" Music behind DJ: Charles Sheen - "The Gavel of Truth" Lothar and the Hand People - "Wild About My Lovin'" Ralifi Pagan - "Didn't Want to Have to Do It" Cindy - "Party Store" Johnny Allen - "Somewhere on Skid Row" The Myrrors - "Invocación...

Duration:03:08:14

Blues from an airplane from Jul 20, 2021

7/21/2021
- "It's the Ira the K show!" The Pagans - "Little Black Egg" The Move - "Omnibus" The Southbound Freeway - "Psychedelic Used Car Lot Blues" Solomon Ilori & His Afro-Drum Ensemble - "Jojolo (Look at This Beautiful Girl)" AC&S - "Echo Beach" Big Brother & the Holding Co. - "I'll Fix Your Flat Tire, Merle" The Other Side - "Stone Mountain" Doug Wieselman - "Hope for the Trees" Jonathan Richman & the Modern Lovers - "Let's Take a Trip" Music behind DJ: Little Miguel's Golden Five -...

Duration:03:08:55

Hook your listeners with the opening line from Jul 13, 2021

7/13/2021
- "It's the Ira the K show!" NRBQ - "Hobbies" Subway Sect - "Different Story" Birds of Maya - "High Fly" Todd Barry - "K-Mart in New York" Bambounou x Bruce - "Final Conference" Flowertown - "RCP" Traffic - "Utterly Simple" Three Bonzos and a Piano - "Wall of Sound" Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans - "Dear (Here Comes My Baby)" Joe McPhee, Michael Marcus, Jay Rosen, Warren Smith - "Warren's Theme" Music behind DJ: - "Jokeshopmagoo" The Prisonaires - "Lucille I Want You" Richard...

Duration:03:09:04

Like the loosest of teeth just begging to be toggled by the curious tongue from Jul 6, 2021

7/7/2021
- "It's the Ira the K show!" Hypnolovewheel - "Bridget Because" Sam Butera - "Chantilly Lace" Material Issue - "Funny Feeling" Gram Parsons - "How Much I've Lied" Hypnolovewheel - "The Thin Ice" The Beatles - "It's All Too Much" Music behind DJ: Urbie Green & Twenty of the World's Greatest - "Just Dropped In" Matthew Shipp Trio - "Jazz It" Ducks Ltd. - "Annie Forever" The Charlatans - "We're Not on the Same Trip" The O'Jays - "Time Is on My Side" Peter Stampfel - "Who (Stole...

Duration:03:09:01

Out of dharma's way from Jun 29, 2021

6/30/2021
- "It's the Ira the K show!" Jethro Tull - "Dharma for One" [now with 52% less drum solo!] Six Organs of Admittance - "J'ai Mai aux Dents" Sons of Kemet - "To Never Forget the Source" Conway Twitty - "I Vibrate (From My Head to My Feet)" Todd Barry - "Air Conditioning" Gene Clark with the Gosdin Brothers - "Tried So Hard (alt. version)" Brian Jonestown Massacre - "Evergreen" Roj - "Bongo Workout" [from The Transactional Dharma of Roj] Peter Stampfel - "Love on a Greyhound Bus" Bo...

Duration:03:09:00

By now your eyes are staring out of a boiling haze from Jun 22, 2021

6/22/2021
none - "It's the Ira the K show!" - none Todd Rundgren's Utopia - "Do Ya" - Another Live [happy birthday, Todd Rundgren] D'Accords - "Hittin' on Nothin'" - Best of Don El Records, Vol. 1: Philadelphia R&B 1960-1964 Subsonics - "You're Gonna Get a Big Surprise" - Follow Me Down Chantells - "World of Soul" - An Alternate History of Popular Music The London Experimental Jazz Quartet - "Eric's Madness" - Invisible Roots Makoto Kubota & the Sunset Gang - "Shoka no Kaori" - Hawaii...

Duration:03:08:32

Tell it to the maroons from Jun 15, 2021

6/16/2021
none - "It's the Ira the K show!" - none Nils Lofgren - "Back It Up" - Nils Lofgren Buddy & Bob - "Down the Line" - The Complete Buddy Holly Hawkwind - "Motorhead" - Acid Daze Volume II Bobby Bare - "The Streets of Baltimore" - The Streets of Baltimore Jeff Lescher - "She's a Good Woman" - All Is Grace Tin Foil - "Sarah Left" - Two El Michels Affair - "Perfect Harmony" - Yeti Season Malachi Favors Mag̣hostut - "Black Man Tripover/Woman's Takeover" - Natural & the...

Duration:03:08:56

Would you sacrifice these . . . for a clown? from Jun 8, 2021

6/8/2021
- "It's the Ira the K show!" Jerry Lee Lewis - "Sexy Ways" Performers - "Mini Skirt" Googie Rene and Orchestra - "Caesar's Pad" Molly Nilsson - "When I Have No Words" Augenwasser - "Paid the Rent / Going Out" Mulamba - "Dashiki (Version Instrumentale)" The Staples - "Let's Go to the Disco" Bill Joy - "How Long Are You Staying" Ornette Coleman & Charlie Haden - "Sex Spy" The Rolling Stones - "One More Try" Music behind DJ: Our Flying Saucer - "You Sexy Thing" William Bell -...

Duration:03:08:48

And a free footrest from Jun 1, 2021

6/2/2021
- "It's the Ira the K show!" Dave Clark Five - "Honkin'" Derrick Carter - "We're Gonna Have a Good Time (Club Mix)" Dima Pantyushin & Sasha Lipsky - "House (with an Attic)" Huey Smith - "Scald-Dog" The Dream Syndicate - "Don't Fear the Reaper" [live at Maxwell's, first-ever local show] Stare Kits - "If It's Red It Can't Be Black" Sauveur Mallia - "African Break" Marvin & Johnny - "Sweet Potato" Mal Waldron - "Loser's Lament (theme from "Sweet Love, Bitter"" Portosol -...

Duration:03:08:25

On eggshells from May 25, 2021

5/26/2021
- "It's the Ira the K show!" SRS - "Growing" [9:30] Oneida - "Pre-Human" [9:19] David S. Ware / Cooper-Moore / William Parker / Muhammad Ali - "Divination Unfathomable" [9:26] Fennesz / Daniell / Buck - "Heat from Light" [9:23] Jack Rose - "White Mule II" [9:36] Velvet Underground - "White Light / White Heat (version 1)" [9:27] Music behind DJ: The Schramms - "In the Ghost House" Sun Ra Arkestra under the direction of Marshall Allen - "Sunology" The Hot 8 Brass Band - "On the...

Duration:03:07:55

Am I in the lineup tonight or what? from May 18, 2021

5/19/2021
- "It's the Ira the K show!" Buzzcocks - "I Can't Control Myself" The Wombats - "Here's Another Reason" The Timebox - "Soul Sauce" Slim & Slam - "That's What You Call Romance" Keys - "Trick of the Light" [not this song, but Keys are on a digital album on bandcamp, all proceeds go to Help Musicians UK] Can - "Sunshine Day and Night" Mazaher - "Elbahareya" Big Boy Groves & Little Margie - "Another Ticket" Carla Bley & Steve Swallow - "Ups & Downs" Robert Wyatt - "Grass" Music behind...

Duration:03:08:31

Record hop tonight from May 11, 2021

5/11/2021
- "It's the Ira the K show!" Andy Martin - "Record Hop Tonight" Gang of Four - "Armalite Rifle" Spread Joy - "Mystery Curtain" Earl Chapman - "Take Two Steps Back" San Francisco TKOs - "Acid Lady" Howard Wales & Jerry Garcia - "DC-502" Vapour Theories - "High Treason" Carl Perkins - "Glad All Over" Huey Simmons - "New Newk" Peter Stampfel - "Tit Willow" Music behind DJ: Dorothy Ashby - "House of the Rising Sun" The Supremes - "House of the Rising Sun" Roswell Rudd / Fay...

Duration:03:08:27

Hardly the time for your silly games from May 4, 2021

5/5/2021
- "It's the Ira the K show!" Bonzo Dog Band - "Mr. Apollo" Burghers - "She Does Everything for Me" I Think Like Midnight - "Raincoat" Don Stevenson and Jerry Miller - "Cornbread, Peas, and Black Molasses" Natural Bridge Bunch - "Pig Snoots - Part II" Leslie Uggams - "Just to Satisfy You" Chris Brokaw - "Bragging Rights" Chris Forsyth / Dave Harrington / Ryan Jewell / Spencer Zahn - "Nublu Jam, Part 1" Del Reeves - "Lookin' at the World Through a Windshield" Music behind DJ: -...

Duration:03:08:19