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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:
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RAK 9/24/22 - Wendy & DB interview!
We return to the airwaves this week and interview Wendy & DB, who have a new #blues album out now! Also, new songs by Alphabet Rockers, Genevieve Goings, Ingrid Hofer, Captain Festus McBoyle, Stacey Peasley, Gro-Town, Mr Roberelli, Katie Dwyer Music, #AutumnBrooke/Muggle Snuggle/Dots and Lines/Bradley's Ukulele, Roast Beef & Pizza on a comp by Totally Knuts & Dream Quaffle, and #LouiePhipps! The playlist is here.
September 24, 2022
RAK 9/10/22 - Brighter Light Brigade interview!
We've got another top-notch show this week on Radio Active Kids! We interview Brighter Light Brigade and play selections from BOTH their new EPs! Can't wait!!! Also, new songs by Sharon and Bram, Randy Kaplan, Howdytoons, 3 O'Clock Rock Records, Mama B, & Musiquita! Also, older tunes by MONEDITA DE ORO (RIP Juan Monedita ), #KindianaJones, The Blibbering Humdingers & Un Recreo Fantastico/La Bollito Band! The playlist is here.
September 10, 2022
RAK 9/3/22 - Kare Strong in-studio!
This week on Radio Active Kids, we have an in-studio interview and performance (her third!) with local kindie heroine Kare Strong! Also, new songs by Itty Bitty Beats & Music with Michal, Martin and Rose, DARIA & fleaBITE, plus older songs by Carrie Ferguson, #KonshenstheMC, Pierce Freelon, #MrBooDaddy, The Whomping Willows & Suli Puschban, AND a whole set of really corny songs by Astrograss, Barenaked Ladies, Corn Man, Recess Monkey, Schmoyoho/Recess Therapy, Kymberly Stewart, uncle dox & The Green Orbs, & The Vegetable Plot!!! Playlist: here.
September 03, 2022
RAK 8/27/22 - Tribute to Morgan Taylor
This week on Radio Active Kids, we pay tribute to the radiant Morgan Taylor (1969-2022), AKA Gustafer Yellowgold. We'll play selections from all of the Gustafer albums in chronological order, plus Morgan's collaborations with Spare the Rock, Underbirds, Artcetera, Charlie Hope, The Pop Ups, AMAZE, No Parking Studio and more surprises! Please don't miss this episode, folks. Here's the playlist.
August 27, 2022
RAK 8/20/22 - Street Corner Symphony interview!
This week on Radio Active Kids, we are incredibly excited to interview Street Corner Symphony, whose new #acapella album simply has to be heard to be believed! We've also got new songs by Nathalia, Jumpin' Jamie, Bradley Weaver, What's Shaking? & Dots and Lines and Dream Quaffle ft. Bradley's Banjo on a comp by Totally Knuts, PLUS older songs by The Amoeba People, The Board of Education, The Cuddly Koalas, Karen K and the Jitterbugs, Lotte Kærså & Græsrødderne, The Merry Rockers & Aaron Nigel Smith, Moe & Friends, Pussycat Dolores & Rabbit! The playlist is here.
August 20, 2022
RAK 8/13/22 - Vivian Fang Liu interview!
We have an incredibly exciting show this week on Radio Active Kids, featuring an interview with Vivian Fang Liu, whose debut kids album Shape of Crowns is INCREDIBLE! Also, new songs by Tiptoe Giants, Levity Beet, Danny Weinkauf - Red Pants Band, Wendy & DB, Susie Tallman & Brady Rymer, Captain & Cat, Mr Roberelli & Kath Bee, The Relative Minors, #TheTallestKidintheRoom, Brighter Light Brigade, & Mama B, plus older songs by Harry and the Potters, THE ZAMBONIS, Professor Jefferson Band, and Carrie Dahlby! Here's the playlist.
August 13, 2022
RAK 8/6/22 - Noodle Loaf interview!
This week on Radio Active Kids, we'll interview Dan from the amazing podcast & kindie band Noodle Loaf! They have a new (new!) echo (echo!) album (album!) & it's awesome! (awesome!) Also, new songs by The String Beans, Jesse Jukebox, Corn Man, Jaqualyn Taimana, Shawny, Jef Czekaj, Watch Reggie Run, AGAIN AGAIN, Big Idea Committee, 3 O'Clock Rock Records, #Nanzdemort, & Good Day Dean! The playlist is here.
August 06, 2022
RAK 7/30/22 - New music is HOT!
New music is HOT on Radio Active Kids this week! We've got SO MANY new songs, by the likes of Elliott Park, THE ZAMBONIS, Jennifer Gasoi, Susan Salidor, Dub Town Rockers, Greg Lato, Marshmellow, Harry and the Potters, Kymberly Stewart Music, The Macaroons, Louis and Dan and the Invisible Band, 3 O'Clock Rock Records, The Other Other Brothers, catswithnicefaces, #TheShytunas, Mama B, Stuart Stotts and more! The playlist is here.
July 30, 2022
RAK 7/23/22 - Here we go with new music!
Here we go with new music this week on Radio Active Kids! Kelli Welli made a delightful little promo ditty for us, and we've got songs by 123 Andrés, Justin Roberts, Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could, Claudia Robin Gunn, Chris Ballew (AKA caspar babypants), Nathalia, Mr. Pete's Playhouse, Rainbow Rosalind, fleaBITE, Sugar Free Allstars, Captain Festus McBoyle, Turkey Vulture, The Microphone Doctors, Totally Knuts, Jef Czekaj, #TheShedStompers & Kathy Sherman and The Good Folk Collective! Plus, older songs by Keith Munslow - Musician/Storyteller, All Day Fritz & Oh Ogopogo! Playlist is here.
July 23, 2022
RAK 7/16/22 - Secret Agent 23 Skidoo retrospective!!!!!
Y'all. Y'all!!! This week on Radio Active Kids, we have a VERY special episode. In honor of Secret Agent 23 Skidoo's inaugural Big Secret Family Festival at the Salvage Station on Sunday, Agent 23 himself will be coming in to chat about the show and his work! And! Just for the heck of it, we'll be playing nothing but 23 Skidoo releases the ENTIRE PROGRAM, attempting to play (almost) all the Skidoo releases since 2008! Don't miss this one, folks! Playlist.
July 16, 2022
RAK 7/9/22 - Benny Time interview!
This week on Radio Active Kids, I'm incredibly excited for an interview with BENNY TIME, whose new album is simply incredible! Also, new tunes by Laurie Berkner, Andrew & Polly ft. Fyütch, DJ Willy Wow, Noodle Loaf (for REAL this time!!! ), Harry and the Potters, Kaci Bolls Kids, Papijon, Nature Out Loud, & #MissJessicasWorld, plus older songs by Anda Calabaza, John Hadfield - Monkeys in the House & more! Playlist
July 09, 2022
RAK 7/2/22 - Open your ears & eyes for new music!
Open your eyes & ears for new music this week on Radio Active Kids! Kid Carpet has made this delightfully kooky promo jingle for us--and we can't wait for the show! New releases by Koo Koo Kanga Roo & DJ Hampster Dance, Laurie Berkner Band, Alphabet Rockers, Mista Cookie Jar & The Chocolate Chips, Music with Michal, Street Corner Symphony, Jeremy Redmore, Aro, Noodle Loaf, Pointed Man Band, Mr Roberelli & Levity Beet, Captain & Cat, Lyric Star Music (ft. EVT Kids!), & Achú, plus older songs by Jelly of the Month Club, Star Forest & more! The playlist is here.
July 02, 2022