Radio Active Kids

Radio Active Kids

By Sagan Thacker
Radio Active Kids is a program for kids. But not just for kids–for EVERYONE! We play intelligent kids' music for the young and the young at heart. It’s awesome. Join host Sagan and the gang in an interactive show that explores all things kids. Shows feature cool kid-friendly tunes, storytelling, comedy, and weirdness! Requests and call-ins are a must! Questions? Comments? Requests? Email me: sagan@ashevillefm.org
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RAK 12/8/18 - #YearRoundBreakdown, Pt. 4!!!
Moving into the 4th week of the Radio Active Kids #YearRoundBreakdown & we're playing (in alphabetical order😁): AndyRoo & the AndyRooniverse, Bears and Lions, Laurie Berkner Band, Best Coast, Laura Doherty Music, David Gibb & Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could, Karen K and the Jitterbugs, #KindianaJones, Lard Dog, I Am Momma - Hear Me Roar, Micah and Me, mömandpöp, Mr. Singer & the Sharp Cookies, Music in Action, MuzikHo, The Nefews, Tracy Newman, Mo Phillips, Rabbit!, Räkna kråkor, Randy & Dave, Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could, SiamaMusic, Story Pirates, Unstoppable: A Song for Autism, & KB Whirly!!! Playlist: https://spinitron.com/radio/playlist.php?station=wsfm&playlist=49317#here
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December 8, 2018
BONUS EPISODE: Cherokee Storytelling with Sagan Thacker - How the World Was Made
I created this retelling of the local Cherokee story of how the world was made for my Astronomy 301 class at the University of North Carolina at Asheville, Indigenous Perspectives on the Sky (taught by Juan Sánchez Martínez and Britt Lundgren). I hope you enjoy it! And please let me know if you want me to put together more retellings like these. Cover photo by Alex Perez. P.S. Yes, that's me beatboxing.
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December 3, 2018
RAK 12/1/18 - #YearRoundBreakdown, Pt. 3!!!
On part 3 of the Radio Active Kids #YearRoundBreakdown, we're playing (in alphabetical order): 123 Andrés, Bee Parks and the Hornets, Shawn Colvin, Steve Elci and Friends, Future Hits & Bob Dorough Duets, The Hipwaders, Huck And Lilly, Ana Iniesta y la Banda de la Luna, Jarebear, Jess and Aaron, Billy Jonas,The Listies, Sara Lovell Music, The Mik Maks, Vincent Nunes- Music for Children, Play Date, Purple Fox and the Heebie Jeebies, Remington super 60, Rocknoceros, Shawn Rohlf and the 7th Day Buskers, Rolie Polie Guacamole, SaulPaul, From Page To Play, Sugar Skull Explosion, These Are The Magic Days, Two of a Kind, Uncle Kurtis, The Vegetable Plot, Vista Blue & Kira Willey!!!!! Playlist: https://spinitron.com/radio/playlist.php?station=wsfm&playlist=49168#here
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December 1, 2018
RAK 11/24/18 - #YearRoundBreakdown, Pt. 2!!!
It's part 2 of the Radio Active Kids #YearRoundBreakdown! We have songs from (in alphabetical order): Baze And His Silly Friends ft. Lucy Kalantari, The Boo Hoo Crew, The Cat's Pajamas, Charity and the JAMband, Children's Compendium (on Confidential Records), Cielito Lindo Family Folk Music, Dolphin Bum Bum, Kurt Gallaghers Just Silly, Bill Harley + Keith Munslow - Musician/Storyteller, Hopalong Andrew, Hot Peas 'n Butter, Kid Carpet, Like Father Like Son, Lisa Loeb Official, Lucy Kalantari And The Jazz Cats, Gunnar Madsen - Music, Meu quintal, Mi Amigo Hamlet, Naranja Dulce, NathanRyan, The Pop Ups ft. Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, Proot records, Ralph's World, Ruth and Emilia, Suzi Shelton, The Singing Lizard, Kare Strong Art Studio, and Steve Wyse Music!!! Playlist: https://spinitron.com/radio/playlist.php?station=wsfm&playlist=49026&fbclid=IwAR2tRmeIh6hQ2ah7RmeiiVHeQxoOwfwwGGN9XXnpq4cnbsoJvg7w2h9MygQ#here
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November 24, 2018
RAK 11/17/18 - #YearRoundBreakdown Part 1!!!!
It's time it's time it's time!!!! The Radio Active Kids #YearRoundBreakdown starts this week!! We've got songs from (in alphabetical order): Andrew & Polly, Anita y los Peleles, Banana², Suzy Cato & Kath Bee - Children's Songwriter, Doctor Noize, Rushad Eggleston, Falu, Fancy Pants Kids Pop, Grupo Cántaro, Hullabaloo, Itty Bitty Beats, Johnny and the Raindrops, Knuckleheadz, Koo Koo Kanga Roo, Little Catbird, Josh Lovelace, Mommy's lil Monsterz, Parental Petulance (🤘🤘), Mike Phirman, Putumayo World Music, Ben Rudnick and Friends, Sulinha Boucher, Tony Pete - Music For Kids and Kids at Heart, Uncle Dox, #UnRegalodeCuento, and Yo Soy Ratón - Canción protesta infantil!!!!!!! Playlist: https://spinitron.com/radio/playlist.php?station=wsfm&sv=l&playlist=48863#here
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November 17, 2018
RAK 11/10/18 - Sue Ford of Village Marimba Interview, Comix Talk with Raj, and Post-Punk for Kids!!!
On Radio Active Kids this week, we'll do something a little different & interview local community music teacher Sue Ford of Village Marimba, which is putting on a World Music Benefit Concert Featuring Village Marimba and Guests on Nov. 17! Also, we'll have a new #ComixTalk with Pack Memorial Library's Raj & lots of amazing tunes from Lori Henriques & Joey Alexander, Mr. Jon & Friends, The Brian Waite Band, Mr. Aaron, Poppy Galactic & The Beat, The Cuddly Koalas, PLUS a special sampler of #PostPunkforKids!!!!! Playlist: https://spinitron.com/radio/playlist.php?station=wsfm&sv=l&playlist=48714#here
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November 10, 2018
RAK 11/3/18 - Sonia De Los Santos Interview!
On Radio Active Kids this time, we have an interview with Sonia De Los Santos, who has an awesome new album called #Alegria! Also, we'll play those voting songs by Ants on a Log, SCHOOL SONGS FROM ANNIEBIRDD MUSIC, LLC ft. Vivi Melody & Wanamaker Lewis Band, and The Deedle Deedle Dees, plus two new EXCLUSIVE demos by Lloyd H. Miller!! And there's some new & new-to-the-show stuff by Laurie Berkner Band, Marsha Goodman-Wood, Space Chums, Bill Harley & Keith Munslow - Musician/Storyteller, The Happy Racers, Megan Schoenbohm, The Cuddly Koalas, Ms. Kat's Music & Movement, and Singing with Sylvia Fan Page! Playlist: https://spinitron.com/radio/playlist.php?station=wsfm&sv=l&playlist=48570#here
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November 3, 2018
RAK 10/27/18 - Halloween, Asheville FM Fund Drive, and Mr. Singer & the Sharp Cookies Interview!
On Radio Active Kids this week, it's both our #Halloween show & the Asheville FM #FallFundDrive!! It's gonna be SO. MUCH. FUN. Please donate here if you wish: ashevillefm.org/donate We'll interview Mr. Singer & the Sharp Cookies, who have a new Halloween album, and play all sorts of spooky stuff by the likes of Story Pirates, mömandpöp, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, Candy Corn For Breakfast, Lucy Kalantari, Danny Weinkauf - Red Pants Band, Bill Harley & Keith Munslow - Musician/Storyteller, Aguafiestas, SCHOOL SONGS FROM ANNIEBIRDD MUSIC, LLC, The Blue Hour, The Mik Maks, & the Shytunas! Playlist: https://spinitron.com/radio/playlist.php?station=wsfm&sv=l&playlist=48435#here
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October 27, 2018
RAK 10/20/18 - Tim Kubart Interview!
We're interviewing Tim Kubart on Radio Active Kids this week!!! Super excited to chat about his new album #BuildingBlocks! Also, tons of new and new-ish tunes from Mista Cookie Jar & The Chocolate Chips, Baron Von Rumblebuss, The Okee Dokee Brothers, 123 Andrés, Ben Rudnick and Friends, SCHOOL SONGS FROM ANNIEBIRDD MUSIC, LLC ft. Vivi Melody & Wanamaker Lewis Band, Steve Weeks Music, Tony Halchak Music, Uncle Dox, Michael and the Rockness Monsters, Ants on a Log, Sewer Buddies, The Deedle Deedle Dees, Cuddly Koala Creative, the Microphone Doctors & Meu quintal!!!! Now that's what I call #kindie music. Playlist: https://spinitron.com/radio/playlist.php?station=wsfm&playlist=48308#here
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October 20, 2018
RAK 10/13/18 - Mi Amigo Hamlet interview!
On Radio Active Kids this time, we'll interview the #bilingual #kindie musician Mi Amigo Hamlet, who has a great new album called #HappyLandisTierraFeliz! Plus a new #ComixTalk with Pack Memorial Library's Raj!! Also, lotsa music from Rolie Polie Guacamole, Sonia De Los Santos, Koo Koo Kanga Roo, Rabbit!, Red Yarn, Rushad Eggleston, Ambrosia Parsley, Bill Crosby, Paper Moon, Candy Band, Jessie Baylin, Jesse's Jukebox and Janie Next Door - Jane Christison! Playlist: https://spinitron.com/radio/playlist.php?station=wsfm&playlist=48177#here
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October 13, 2018
RAK 10/6/18 - Saul Paul interview!
We have so much awesomeness this week on Radio Active Kids! SaulPaul has a new album called #AllStarAnthems and we'll interview him at 9:30! Should be great! Also, tons of brand new music from 123 Andrés & Sugar Free Allstars, Story Pirates, Mr. Singer & the Sharp Cookies, Baze And His Silly Friends ft. Lucy Kalantari, Yo Soy Ratón - Canción protesta infantil, These Are The Magic Days, The Swinging Belles, Candy Corn For Breakfast, La Banda de las Corbatas, Jim "Mr. Stinky Feet" Cosgrove and #ForKidsByKids! Playlist: https://spinitron.com/radio/playlist.php?station=wsfm&playlist=48056#here
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October 6, 2018
RAK 9/29/18 - Mista Cookie Jar & #HoldTightShineBright!
Hey hey, people! Boy, have we got a great show this week on Radio Active Kids! We're playing NINETEEN songs from the amazing new album #HoldTightShineBright, benefiting RAICES, and we'll interview Mista Cookie Jar, one of its producers! Expect brand new tunes by Andrew & Polly, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo ft. The Gift of Gab, The Pop Ups, Lucy Kalantari, Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band, Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could, Todd McHatton, Joanie Leeds, SaulPaul, Genevieve Goings, Sugar Free Allstars, Aaron Nigel Smith, Elizabeth Mitchell and You Are My Flower & Suni Paz, Baby in Tune, Nathalia, David Tobocman, Rhythm Child ft. Mista Cookie Jar & The Chocolate Chips and Poppy Galactic & The Beat!!! Furthermore, music from Gustafer Yellowgold, Danny Weinkauf - Red Pants Band, Big Bang Boom and Rock & Walsh! Playlist: https://spinitron.com/radio/playlist.php?station=wsfm&playlist=47901#here
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September 29, 2018
RAK 9/22/18 - Purple Fox & the Heebie Jeebies interview!
We have SO MUCH awesome music this week on Radio Active Kids, featuring Tim Kubart, Mister G, SaulPaul, David Gibb & Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could, Levity Beet, Sulinha Boucher, Hopalong Andrew, Sonia De Los Santos, Anda Calabaza, Peter Himmelman, Sugar Skull Explosion and Doctor Noize!!!! Plus, we'll interview Purple Fox and the Heebie Jeebies, who have a new #reggae album called #TheSomethingofLove! Playlist: https://spinitron.com/radio/playlist.php?station=wsfm&playlist=47751#here
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September 22, 2018
RAK 9/15/18 - Dan Zanes & Claudia Eliaza Interview!
Several exciting things going on this week on Radio Active Kids, so I'll make a list: (1) We'll interview Dan Zanes and Claudia Eliaza, who have a great new album called #NightTrain57! (2) In honor of International Talk Like A Pirate Day!, we'll play a bunch of piratical tunes from scallywags like Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, Captain Bogg & Salty, Tom Mason & The Blue Buccaneers, Snackbeard & Funkinships! #talklikeapirate (3) Pack Memorial Library's Raj has a #backtoschool Comix Talk! Plus, songs from The Microphone Doctors, Kymberly Stewart Music & Rickety Stitch and the Gelatinous Goo! Playlist: https://spinitron.com/radio/playlist.php?station=wsfm&sv=l&playlist=47606#here
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September 15, 2018
RAK 9/8/18 - Glenn Bennett & Hold Tight, Shine Bright!
No interview this week on Radio Active Kids, but instead we're playing―in full―a forgotten classic album of #kindie music: #ILikeMyMusicWithaBeat by #GlennBennett. It was released in 1992 on cassette & it is AMAZING!!!!!! I really hope you dig it. Also, we'll feature 5 awesome songs from the new charity album that Andrew & Polly, Mista Cookie Jar & Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band put together from artists like Secret Agent 23 Skidoo ft. The Gift of Gab, Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could, Todd McHatton, Baby in Tune and Rhythm Child, (#HoldTightShineBright) plus we'll play tunes from Rockin' Red, Levity Beet & Kath Bee - Children's Songwriter, One Fine Day, Lali BeGood, Vista Blue, Tracy Newman & more!!!! Playlist: https://spinitron.com/radio/playlist.php?station=wsfm&sv=l&playlist=47469#here
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September 8, 2018
RAK 9/1/18 - Green Orbs Interview!
On Radio Active Kids this week, we'll interview The Green Orbs, who are soon to release their debut album, #ThumbWrestlingChampions! Plus, we have a METRIC TON of brand new music from great folks like The Not-Its!, Aaron Nigel Smith, Captain Festus McBoyle, Charley Boy, Tom Mason & The Blue Buccaneers, Gunnar Madsen - Music, MuzikHo, Evan and Vanessa, Rayos y Centellas and mömandpöp!!! Playlist: https://spinitron.com/radio/playlist.php?station=wsfm&sv=l&playlist=47325#here
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September 1, 2018
Radio Active Kids August 25, 2018!
Oh boy y'all...This week's interview on Radio Active Kids is with groundbreaking #kindie #metal band Parental Petulance! Should be craaaazy! 🤘🤘🤘 Also, many many new tunes from artists like Huck And Lilly, Uncle Dox, The Stacey Peasley Band, Aguafiestas, Ginalina Music, Steve Wyse Music, Rainbow Rock Band, #KindianaJones, Purple Fox and the Heebie Jeebies, Mi Amigo Hamlet and Rickety Stitch and the Gelatinous Goo!!! Playlist: https://spinitron.com/radio/playlist.php?station=wsfm&sv=l&playlist=47188#here
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August 25, 2018
Radio Active Kids August 18, 2018!
This week's Radio Active Kids show features an interview with the awesomest dude, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, whose new album #WakeUptheDream is JAW-DROPPING...!!! We might even have tickets to give away to his show at The Orange Peel on Sunday! Also, new & new-to-the-show tunes from Ron Albanese - POLKA DOT, Lucy Kalantari, Jessie Baylin, BENNY TIME, Bee Parks and the Hornets, Mariano Pose, Michelle Bloom & Co. and Mr. Singer & the Sharp Cookies!!!
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August 18, 2018
Radio Active Kids August 11, 2018!
We've got a comix-focused show on Radio Active Kids this week, featuring a new comix talk with Pack Memorial Library's Raj and an interview with local Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards-winning cartoonist Hope Larson!!! She has a new book called #AllSummerLong and it's AWESOME! So excited to chat! Also, lots of new & new-to-the-show tunes from Dana & The Petit Punks, Josh Lovelace (on VINYL!), Dan Zanes, Frances England, Kevin Kammeraad and the Cooperfly Puppet Troupe, fRiCTiON fARM, Ben Rudnick and Friends, Randy & Dave, Best Coast & EJ Bisiar! Playlist: https://spinitron.com/radio/playlist.php?station=wsfm&sv=l&playlist=46932#here
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August 11, 2018
Radio Active Kids August 4, 2018!
We're back to our regular music mix on Radio Active Kids this week, featuring an interview with Steve Elci and Friends, who have a new album called #JumpInThePuddles! Also, tons of new and new-to-the-show stuff from Parental Petulance, The Deedle Deedle Dees, The Green Orbs, Janie Next Door - Jane Christison, FATHER GOOSE, Patinetas en banda, Mista Cookie Jar & Uncle Dox, The Uncle Devin Show, The Listies, PlaySoundz and Human-Tim + Robot-Tim!! Playlist: https://spinitron.com/radio/playlist.php?station=wsfm&sv=l&playlist=46797#here
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August 4, 2018
Radio Active Kids July 28, 2018!
It's part 2 of #KindieRetro on Radio Active Kids this week, featuring solely artists from the 80s and 90s like Laurie Berkner Band, Al Simmons, David Holt, Joanie Bartels, Fred Penner Fan Page, Barry Louis Polisar, John McCutcheon, Hunktabunkta Music, Timmy Abell Music, Howard Hanger and a whole lot more!!!! Playlist: https://spinitron.com/radio/playlist.php?station=wsfm&sv=l&playlist=46660#here
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July 28, 2018
Radio Active Kids July 21, 2018!
This week on Radio Active Kids, a very special show that I've been working on for months: #KindieRetro, a showcase of some of the surprisingly awesome kindie music from the 20th century!!! This is part ONE of the program--we'll continue next week!--but this Saturday, expect to hear artists such as Leadbelly, Woody Guthrie, Sharon, Lois & Bram, Ella Jenkins, THE TRASHMEN, Mr Rogers Neighborhood, Peter, Paul and Mary, Jonathan Richman, Burl ives, Sesame Street (1970s Jim Henson iteration!!), Cri-Cri and a whole lot more! Playlist: https://spinitron.com/radio/playlist.php?station=wsfm&sv=l&playlist=46521#here
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July 21, 2018
Radio Active Kids July 14, 2018!
We have an abundance of awesomeness this week on Radio Active Kids, with a new comix talk from Pack Memorial Library's Raj and an interview with Canadian band The Oot n' Oots! Plus, tons of new stuff from Danny Weinkauf - Red Pants Band, Lucy Kalantari, Play Date, Vered from Baby in Tune + Walter Martin, Angie Who, Animal Farm, The Hold Tight Shine Bright Project (Andrew & Polly/Mista Cookie Jar/Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band), Bill Harley & Keith Munslow - Musician/Storyteller, and Hot Peas 'n Butter!!!!!
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July 14, 2018
Radio Active Kids July 7, 2018!
We've got 2 interviews AGAIN this week on Radio Active Kids: Tim Seston at 8:30 & Like Father Like Son at 9:30! Also, we'll spin tons of new material from folks like Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, The Happy Racers, Mista Cookie Jar & FATHER GOOSE, Levity Beet, Bill Harley & Keith Munslow - Musician/Storyteller, Cy Winstanley, AndyRoo & the AndyRooniverse and Recess Monkey!!!!
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July 7, 2018
Episode 0.5
This is a rockin dance show for y'all!!! Put yer dancing shoes on pronto!
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July 2, 2018
Episode 0
Radio Active Kids! www.facebook.com/radioactivekidsavlfm This is a test episode. Hope you enjoyed...
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June 16, 2018
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