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Playlist from 05/06/2009 @ 3:00pm

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"Mike brings his personality into the music he plays, he will chat with you between sets and then you hear the story he is telling in the tunes he picks out. He takes you on a ride and it is not easy to park the car and get out. I learn something every time I listen to his show." Quinn Mathews, Former WYCE Station Manager "MikeontheMic is an advocate of everything WYCE, because he loves music with a passion. I expect to hear bubbling bass lines, soulful guitar, rocking drums, and powerful voices. In short though....what Mike brings to the listeners of WYCE is TRANSCENDENCE." AJ Paschka, Former WYCE Station Manager "When Mike's on the Mic, the music will be just a bit off center. He finds a way to lead you just beyond your range in an accessible manner. Obviously dedicated to the format and Community Radio." Lee, WYCE Volunteer Programmer "The World would be a better place if everyone was dancing. Also Playing Radio is great fun!" MikeontheMic, WYCE Volunteer Programmer

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all tracks listed in reverse chronological order

John Scofield

Never Turn Back
Piety Street 2009 via Emarcy / Pgd
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Kingdom Of Rust
Kingdom Of Rust 2009 via Astralwerks
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The Guggenheim Grotto

Portmarnock Beach Boy Blue
...Waltzing Alone 2006 via United Opportunity
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Sweet Sadness
Putumayo Presents- Euro Lounge 2003 via Putumayo World Music


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5:40 pm
Serena Ryder (click for more info)
The Spring 2009 Hat Trick Concert Series wraps up for the season TONIGHT with a performance by Juno Award-winning singer/songwriter Serena Ryder. Winner of Canada's Best New Artist of 2008, Serena is touring in support of her new album, Is It O.K.? Serena Ryder appears TONIGHT at 7:30pm at One Trick Pony Grill and Taproom in Grand Rapids. This show benefits Lutheran Social Services, creating communities of service that meet the needs of people, upholding human dignity, advocating equality and justice. The Spring 2009 Hat Trick Concert Series is presented by the law firm of Rhoades McKee. Lodging is provided by Peaches Bed & Breakfast. Sound support provided by Mark Swanson. For more information, please visit the concert page at

Widespread Panic/ Dirty Dozen Brass Band

I Wish
Night of Joy
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5:30 pm
10,000 Lakes Festival (click for more info)
Today's WYCE Earth & Sky sponsor is the Ten Thousand Lakes Festival, a four-day outdoor music festival in northern Minnesota. This year's Ten Thousand Lakes Festival features headline performances from the Dave Matthews Band, Wilco and Widespread Panic -- plus Umphrey's McGee, Gomez, Railroad Earth and dozens more artists and bands. The festival takes place July 22nd to 25th at Soo Pass Ranch in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. Tickets and more information are available online at


We Have Died Already
Memento 2005 via Warner Bros / Wea
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5:20 pm
Studio Smooth (click for more info)
Today's First Amendment Quote of the Day is sponsored by Studio Smooth. Besides the First Amendment, Studio Smooth also believes in the right to bare arms, and bare legs, and bare anywhere from eyebrows to ankles, using the ancient technique of sugaring hair removal. Studio Smooth is located at 5260 Northland Drive. More information about sugaring hair removal at Studio Smooth is available online at

Adrian Legg

Kalahari Blues
Waiting For A Dancer 1997 via Red House
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Ancient Voices 2000 via Tinder
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Dan Auerbach

Heartbroken, In Disrepair
Keep It Hid 2009 via Nonesuch
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Booker T

Warped Sister
Potato Hole 2009 via Anti
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5:00 pm
Stomp Out Stigma (click for more info)
New technology seems to be replacing face to face interaction between parents and their teenagers. The Mental Health Foundation of West Michigan presents a family walk and talk on Saturday, May 16th at the 7th annual Stomp Out Stigma – A Walk for Mental Health. More information is available at or by calling 616-389-8601.

Transglobal Underground

Lookee Here
International Times 1994 via Sony
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The Decemberists

The Hazards of Love 1 (The Prettiest Whistles Won't Wrestle the Thistles Undone)
The Hazards of Love 2009 via Capitol
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Chris Joss

Sticks 2009 via Eighteenth Street
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Brett Dennen

Make You Crazy
Hope For The Hopeless 2008 via Dualtone Music Group
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4:40 pm
Seth & May CD Release Party (click for more info)
88.1 FM WYCE and Wealthy Theatre present May Erlewine and Samuel Seth Bernard as they celebrate the release of two new albums! The duo release both Welcome Back and May's new solo disc Love Labor in one event, Saturday, May 9th at 8pm. As founders of the Earthwork Music Collective, Seth and May are catalysts of the Michigan music scene. Their CD release party features guests Dominic and Josh from Steppin' In It and drummer Michael Shimmin. Seth Bernard and May Erlewine at Wealthy Theatre - May 9th - Tickets are $10 in advance - $15 the day of the show and available at wealthy theatre dot O-R-G


Hey Joe (Live)
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Rockferry 2008 via Mercury
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Yusuf Islam

To Be What You Must
Roadsinger 2009 via A&M
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Gotan Project

Chunga's Revenge
La Revancha Del Tango 2003 via Xl Recordings
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4:20 pm
Friday Frost Advisory (click for more info)
The students and teachers of C.A. Frost Environmental Science Academy, of Grand Rapids Public Schools, team up to present an exciting weekly feature here at WYCE. The Frost Advisory is a student-produced environmental science lesson - celebrating Michigan's natural beauty and seasonal changes. Hear THE FROST ADVISORY every Friday at 8:30 am and 5:30 pm - exclusively on your community radio station 88.1 FM WYCE.

Terry Evans

Walkin' Chains
Fire In the Feeling 2005 via Valley
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Holly Cole

Be Careful, It's My Heart
Holly Cole 2007 via Koch Records
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Wayne Hancock

Lonesome Highway
Viper of Melody 2009 via Bloodshot Records
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Happy Brithday to Me
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4:00 pm
Actors' Theatre presents "A New Brain" (click for more info)
Actors' Theatre- the Off-Broadway of Grand Rapids, presents "A New Brain" by William Finn. This offbeat musical tells the story of a songwriter battling a rare medical condition while dealing with an over-bearing mother, an eccentric hospital staff, singing frog hallucinations, and his own worst fear- that he will die with his greatest songs unwritten. "A New Brain" performs May 14th through 16th and 21st through 23rd, with all perfomances at 8pm in Spectrum Theatre on the GRCC campus. Ticket information is available by calling 234-3946 or logging onto

Neko Case

The Pharaohs
Middle Cyclone 2009 via Anti
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Ten Thousand Islands 1
Lochloosa 2004 via Dare Records
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Cotton Jones

I Am the Changer
Paranoid Cocoon 2009 via Suicide Squeeze


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Massimo Spada

Night Over Manaus
L' Incoronata- Milano Lounge 2002 via Amiata Records
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3:40 pm
Pet Personals 5/4-5/8 (click for more info)
WYCE and the Humane Society of Kent County are working together to make every pet a wanted pet with Pet Personals! Meet Piglet, a 4-yr-old brown tabby guy. Piglet is a very lovable guy looking to settle down in home that he can call his own. Piglet loves to be held and enjoys being curled up in your lap, but can be independent as well. His quirky personality and irresistible face melt your heart. Come in and meet Piglet today! For more information on all the Humane Society's furry friends, visit, or stop by in person at 3077 Wilson Avenue Northwest. The Humane Society can be reached at (616) 453-8900.

Dee Dee Bridgewater

Compared to What
Red Earth 2007 via Emarcy / Umgd
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Patches Stewart

I Know What You LIke (Funki-Jazzi)
Blow 2005 via Koch Records
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H-Bomb Ferguson

Leavin' You Tomorrow
Wiggin' Out 1993 via Earwig
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3:20 pm
The Guest List (click for more info)

Tune in to WYCE's Sunday Night Lineup for

The Guest List

. Each week, host Michael Cunningham welcomes a member of WYCE's listening community into the studio to share the soundtrack to their life. Get on the List! Email The Guest List is Sunday nights at 10pm, exclusively on listener supported community radio - 88.1 FM WYCE.

Franz Ferdinand

No You Girls
Tonight 2009 via Sony
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My Culture
1 Giant Leap 2001 via Palm Pictures


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Golden Smog

Beautiful Mind
Another Fine Day 2006 via Lost Highway
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3:00 pm
The Literacy Center of West Michigan (click for more info)

As many as 1 in 8 adults in west Michigan cannot read or write above a ninth grade level.  Low literacy often prevents these individuals from accessing the rich social and economic resources in our community.  

You can make a difference by becoming a tutor.  No special skills are needed - just an ability to read and write in English and a passion to help someone else do the same.   

For more information, call Literacy Center of West Michigan at 616 459-5151 or sign up for a volunteer orientation online at "Literacy Center W M dot org."