The Roots FM

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The Roots FM

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Mark Hyken "Live Cut" Midday

Feb 21, 2024 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

With Mark Hyken

I've programmed and hosted 60's-70's rock radio shows since 1999. I've also been collecting and enjoying all this great music since it was new. The crazy thing is that I've worked on air at several big St. Louis commercial radio stations that mostly play "adult pop hits" and even "top 40". I know it sounds dull and you're right, the music was literally awful but it was still fun. That being said, I decided that life is too short to spend time spinning top 40 music so I walked away.

I started out as a dedicated Roots listener. Every time I turned the station on I would think "I could work there and I'd fit right in". My voice of reason would say "nope, you're too busy!" After about 3 months of listening, my will broke and I reached out to John Stephens to see if he'd answer back and shockingly he did! Sometimes you make room for things that you believe in!

When I'm not working at theRoots.FM, I'm usually out on my bicycle or working out at the gym. As John Stephens jokingly says, "I'm in training for the Olympics"!

Mark Hyken  "Live Cut"   Midday
3:00 PM
Tor Einar Bekken - Skålvise (Etter Adolf Haldammen)
Tor Einar Bekken Skålvise (Etter Adolf Haldammen) Traditional
Pianofolk ORCHARD - DrB Records 2018 NO2ZE1801010
2:55 PM
Renaissance - Midas Man [2019 Remaster]
Renaissance Midas Man [2019 Remaster]
Novella [Remastered & Expanded Edition] MERLIN - Esoteric Recordings 2019 GBBLY1902328
2:51 PM
Charlie - Fantasy Girls
Charlie Fantasy Girls DR
Fantasy Girls Rdeg 1976 FR6V81106478
2:15 PM
Jesse Colin Young - Ridgetop
Jesse Colin Young Ridgetop Jesse Colin Young
Jesse Colin Young on the Road Kani Kapila Music, LLC 1976 TCACB1475291
2:10 PM
Grateful Dead - Playing In The Band - Live at Manhattan Center, New York, NY, April 6, 1971
Grateful Dead Playing In The Band - Live at Manhattan Center, New York, NY, April 6, 1971 Bob Weir, Mickey Hart
Grateful Dead [Skull & Roses] [Live] Rhino/Warner Bros. 2001 USWB10105606
2:04 PM
Supertramp - Another Man's Woman - Live At Hammersmith Odeon / 1975
Supertramp Another Man's Woman - Live At Hammersmith Odeon / 1975 Roger Hodgson, Rick Davies
Crime Of The Century (Deluxe) UMG - Universal Music Group International 1974 USUM71022983
1:58 PM
Loverboy - Take Me To The Top
Loverboy Take Me To The Top D. Johnson, M. Reno, P. DEAN
Greatest Hits - The Real Thing Sony Music Canada 2008 CAC220000187
1:57 PM
Iain Matthews - Carefuly Taught
Iain Matthews Carefuly Taught
Discreet Repeat Classicmusicvault.com 2001 US4H20515487
1:51 PM
Blind Faith - Presence Of The Lord
Blind Faith Presence Of The Lord Eric Clapton
Blind Faith WMG - London-Sire 1969 NLF056990013
1:45 PM
Lonnie Mack - Oreo Cookie Blues
Lonnie Mack Oreo Cookie Blues McIntosh, Wilkerson
Strike Like Lightning MERLIN - Alligator Records 1985 USARL8573910
1:41 PM
Foghat - Take It or Leave It - 2016 Remaster
Foghat Take It or Leave It - 2016 Remaster Dave Peverett, Nick Jameson
Fool for the City (2016 Remaster) WMG - Rhino (Pure) 2016 USRH11600295
1:37 PM
Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Elton John Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Korean Golden POPs #1 UMG - EMI 2014 GBAMB9500058
1:29 PM
The Doors - Ships w/Sails
The Doors Ships w/Sails Raymond Daniel Manczarek, Robert Alan Krieger, John Paul Densmore
The Complete Studio Albums WMG - Elektra 2011 USEE10609611
1:25 PM
The Allman Brothers Band - Wasted Words
The Allman Brothers Band Wasted Words Gregg Allman
Gold Universal Music 2001 USPG19190011
1:20 PM
The Cars - Don't Tell Me No
The Cars Don't Tell Me No
1980 Warner Music 1995 USRH11600366
1:10 PM
Nantucket - California
Nantucket California Tommy Redd
Your Face Or Mine SME - Legacy Recordings 1979 USSM17900898
1:06 PM
Genesis - No Reply At All - 2007 - Remaster
Genesis No Reply At All - 2007 - Remaster Mike Rutherford, Phil Collins, Tony Banks
Abacab Virgin Catalogue 1981 GBAAA0700168
1:02 PM
Daughtry - Long Live Rock & Roll
Daughtry Long Live Rock & Roll Chris Daughtry, Martin Johnson, Sam Hollander
Baptized (Deluxe Version) RCA Records Label 2013 GBCTA1300055