Ongoing Coverage:

Studio One

Studio One
5:42 pm
Sat March 2, 2013

Studio One Thursday, November 1, 2012

Mark Simmet has new music tonight from Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Andrew Bird, Eastern Iowa band The Sapwoods and Bettye Lavette. Also, more from our CD of The Week, Colored Emotions by the Minneapolis band Night Moves.

Studio One
5:41 pm
Sat March 2, 2013

Studio One October 31, 2012

For Halloween night, Mark Simmet will be mixing in the spooky and the weird from artists like Bob Dylan, Townes Van Zandt, Yeasayer, Tegan And Sara, David Bowie, Fergus & Geronimo, Tom Waits, Neil Young, Todd Rundgren, Warren Zevon and more! Join Mark for all treats and no tricks tonight.

Studio One
5:40 pm
Sat March 2, 2013

Studio One Wednesday October 30, 2012

Tonight Mark Simmet has new music from Tame Impala, Rah Rah and Van Morrison. Also, more from our CD of the Week, Colored Emotions by Night Moves.

Studio One
5:39 pm
Sat March 2, 2013

Studio One October 29, 2012

Tonight, Mark Simmet brings you selections from the Studio One CD of The Week, Colored Emotions by the Minneapolis-based band Night Moves. Also, new music from Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite, Of Montreal and Andrew Bird.

Studio One
5:38 pm
Sat March 2, 2013

Studio One Thursday, October 25, 2012

A live in-studio visit tonight, as Mark Simmet welcomes the Canadian band Rah Rah to our Cedar Falls studios. This acoustic set was recorded earlier today. Also, more from our CD of The Week, Lonerism by Tame Impala. Plus, a track from the forthcoming new album Hands Of Glory by Andrew Bird.

Studio One
5:37 pm
Sat March 2, 2013

Studio One Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Tonight, Mark Simmet has new music from the Des Moines band Parlours, Bettye Lavette, Bob Dylan and Bat For Lashes. Also, more from our CD of The Week, Lonerism by Australia's Tame Impala.

Studio One
5:36 pm
Sat March 2, 2013

Studio One Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Mark Simmet will bring you a live set tonight from Euforquestra with special guest Kyle Hollingsworth of String Cheese Incident, recorded by IPR at Camp Euforia in Lone Tree, Iowa in 2010. Also, more from our CD of the Week, Transcendental Youth by The Mountain Goats.

Studio One
5:35 pm
Sat March 2, 2013

Studio One Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Mark Simmet has new music tonight from The Rolling Stones, Diamond Rings and Titus Andronicus. Also, more from Transcendental Youth, our CD of The Week by The Mountain Goats. Plus, new music from Iowa City's Unknown Component and Dubuque's The Enemies Of Confusion.

Studio One
5:29 pm
Sat March 2, 2013

Studio One Monday, October 15, 2012

Tonight, Mark Simmet has the latest music from The Avett Brothers, Mumford & Sons, Birds Of Chicago and Bow Thayer. Also, new music from Iowa's Unknown Component and the multi-artist Iowa City Song Project. Plus, selections from our CD of The Week, Transcendental Youth by The Mountain Goats.

Studio One
5:28 pm
Sat March 2, 2013

Studio One Friday, October 12, 2012

On tonight's show, Mark Simmet brings you more from our CD of The Week, All Is Here from the Des Moines band Parlours. Also, new music from Animal Collective, Ben Folds Five, Van Morrison and The Mountain Goats.

Studio One
5:27 pm
Sat March 2, 2013

Studio One Thursday, October 11, 2012

New music tonight from host Mark Simmet, as he brings you the latest from Tame Impala, The Avett Brothers, Django Django and Paul Simon. Also, more from our CD of The Week, All Is Here by the Des Moines band Parlours.

Studio One
5:26 pm
Sat March 2, 2013

Studio One Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Join Mark Simmet tonight for new music from Ben Folds Five, Graham Parker & The Rumour and Dan Deacon. Also, more from our CD of The Week, All Is Here by the Des Moines band Parlours.

Studio One
4:40 pm
Sat March 2, 2013

Studio One Monday, October 8, 2012

Be listening tonight as host Mark Simmet brings you new music from The Mountain Goats, Mumford & Sons and David Byrne & St. Vincent. Also, selections from our CD of The Week, All Is Here, the debut full-length album from the Des Moines band Parlours.

Studio One
4:39 pm
Sat March 2, 2013

Studio One Friday, October 5, 2012

Be listening tonight as Mark Simmet brings you more from our CD of The Week, Coexist by The XX. Also, new music from Ben Gibbard, Bob Dylan, Cat Power and the Des Moines band Parlours.

Studio One
4:37 pm
Sat March 2, 2013

Studio One Thursday, October 4, 2012

Tonight Mark Simmet brings you a live set from The Bottle Rockets, recorded by IPR at the 2011 Iowa Arts Festival in Iowa City. Also, new music from The XX, Mumford & Sons and Dinosaur Jr.

Studio One
4:35 pm
Sat March 2, 2013

Studio One Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Mark Simmet has new music tonight from John Cale, Mumford And Sons, and Animal Collective. Plus, more from our CD of The Week, Coexist by The XX. Also, hear an interview feature with the Des Moines band Parlours in the first hour of the show.

Studio One
4:34 pm
Sat March 2, 2013

Studio One Monday, October 1, 2012

Tonight, Mark Simmet brings you the latest music from Bettye Lavette, Grizzly Bear, Paul Simon and Jason Lytle of the band Grandaddy. You will also hear selections from our CD of the Week, Coexist by The XX.

Backtracks
12:00 pm
Sat March 2, 2013

Backtracks Saturday, March 2, 2013

It's an all new potpourri spotlight segment show including spotlights on rock'n'roll duets of the 50s, some early 60s releases from the vaults of ABC-Paramount Records, some song comparisons between the hit version and the NOT so famous original version, and lots and lots of listener suggestions leftover from last week's Listener Picks show.

Blue Avenue
12:00 pm
Sun February 24, 2013

Blue Avenue Sunday, February 24, 2013

We conclude our eight week series surveying the nominees for this year's Blues Music Awards with the nominees in the two BIGGEST categories: The B B King Entertainer of the Year and Band of the Year. Plus we'll listen to exclusive IPR recordings of Smokin' Joe Kubek & Bnois King at the 2011 Mississippi Valley Blues Festival in Davenport.

The Beatles Medley
12:00 pm
Sun February 24, 2013

The Beatles Medley Sunday, February 24, 2013

Cedar Rapids listener Ray Marshall picks out this week's medley, celebrating his favorite Beatles' birthday. George Harrison would have been 70 years old this weekend!

Backtracks
12:00 pm
Sat February 23, 2013

Backtracks Saturday, February 23, 2013

A combination of new acquisitions and listener picks. The show needs to be prerecorded by Wednesday night 2/20, so if you have song suggestions, get them to me by then! bob.dorr@bobdorr.com

Blue Avenue
12:13 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

Blue Avenue Sunday, February 17, 2013

We continue to survey the nominees for this year's Blues Music Awards by hearing every song nominated for Song of the Year and a selection from every Album of the Year nominee. Plus, exclusive IPR recordings of Shane Dwight at Electric Park Ballroom in Waterloo and more of the interview with Shaun Murphy!

Blue Avenue
12:12 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

Blue Avenue Sunday, February 10, 2013

We'll hear music by all of the nominees For Blues Music Awards from The Blues Foundation in the Soul Blues Album of the Year and the Traditional Blues Album of the Year categories. Plus exclusive IPR recordings of Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers at the 2011 Mississippi Valley Blues Festival in Davenport.

Blue Avenue
12:11 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

Blue Avenue Sunday, February 3, 2013

Hear music from all of the Blues Foundation's nominees for Blues Harmoncia Player of the Year and Contemporary Blues  Male Artist of the Year. Plus a spotlight on Shuan Murphy who has done world tours with Bob Seger, Eric Clapton, and Little Feat. Not bad for a girl who went to high school in Cedar Rapids!

Blue Avenue
12:11 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

Blue Avenue Sunday, January 27, 2013

The multi-week survey of nominees for The Blues Foundation's Blues Music Awards continues with music by all of the nominees for the Koko Taylor Traditional Blues Female Artist of the Year and The Contemporary Blues Album of the Year. Plus we'll hear exclusive IPR recordings of Bryce Janey at The Campbell/Steele Gallery in Marion.

Blue Avenue
12:10 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

Blue Avenue Sunday, January 20, 2013

We continue the multi-week series of listening to the nominees for this year's Blues Music Awards from The Blues Foundation. This week, hear all the nominees for Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year and Gibson Blues Guitar Player of the Year. Plus, hear exclusive IPR recordings of Perry & The Pumpers at the 2011 Bluesmore Celebration in Cedar Rapids.

Blue Avenue
12:10 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

Blue Avenue Sunday, January 13, 2013

We continue our multi-week survey of the Blues Foundation's nominees for the annual Blues Music Awards including the Best New Artist Debut category and the Rock Blues Album of the Year category. Plus we'll listen to exclusive IPR recordings of Memphis guitar player Eric Gales at the 2011 Mississippi Valley Blues Festival in Davenport.

Blue Avenue
12:09 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

Blue Avenue Sunday, January 6, 2013

We'll hear from all the nominees for Blues Music Awards in the Acoustic Album of The Year and Traditional Blues Male Artist of the year catagories, plus exclusive IPR recordings of Smokin' Joe Kubek and Bnois King at the 2011 Mississippi Valley Blues Fest in Davenport.

Blue Avenue
12:08 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

Blue Avenue Sunday, December 30, 2012

Some of my personal favorites of 2012 including the latest realeases by Mississippi Heat, Little G Weevil, Paula Harris, and Robert Cray. Plus exclusive IPR recordings of Trampled Under Foot at last February's Friends Blues Blowout.

This show originally aired 11/25/12

Blue Avenue
12:08 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

Blue Avenue Sunday, December 23, 2012

Blues Christmas! Including songs for the season by Lil Ed & The Blues Imperials, Little Charlie & The Nightcats, Washboard Pete, Bob Pace, and the late Rick Cicalo. Ho Ho Ho!

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