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April Programs

April 2, 2016
Country
Funk
Mixtures of country, rock, soul, and funk as seamlessly blended by Bobbie Gentry, the Sir Douglas Quintet, Bobby Darin, and many more (encore from 10/6/12).

April 9, 2016
A Tribute to
Lemmy
Founding father of speed metal Ian “Lemmy”Kilmister from his early British Invasion years through the psychedelic Hawkwind and into his own legendary band Motorhead.

April 16, 2016
Pete Townsend the
Songwriter
We focus on lesser known Who sides plus various solo projects and collaborations showing this classic rock icon's wide range of skills and interests.

April 23, 2016
Ikettes vs
Raeletts
Career surveys of two talented and underrated female vocal groups best known for their backup work to Ike & Tina Turner and Ray Charles.

April 30, 2016
Goldfrapp

Guest Richard Terzieff with a career survey of this multi talented English electronic duo

When asked where he draws his inspiration for Johnson’s Improbable History of Pop, John had this to say, “I write and produce based on my interest in all forms of popular music. I've been listening to this "stuff" since in pre-school.” That seems to work well for John, who’s produced 625 shows since 1995. The show evolved out of an idea John had in December ’93. He did a few specials and the concept eventually gelled into the JIHOP of today. Outside of the studio, John recently retired from Boeing and enjoys golf, jogging and radio, especially the Saturday night lineup on KPBX. He and his wife Melinda have two daughters Korissa and Alicia, and 3 grandchildren.
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