"Folk music is the music of the people," says KDHX DJ Kelly Wells. Here's an inside look at Wells' passion for soulful folk, blues and Americana music as heard every Wednesday on "Steam-Powered Radio," 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Central.
When she first joined KDHX as the Development Director she had no intentions of hosting a show, but it wasn't long before Caron House began working on Wax Lyrical, her Monday afternoon celebration of singer-songwriter craft.
One of KDHX's few hip-hop DJs, Wil Wander shows off the finer side of the genre during his show "Elevated Rhymestate," which can be heard early on Thursdays from 3 to 5 a.m. Central. With a focus on laidback or smooth sounds and poetic lyrics, Wil picks from the early rhymes of the 1980s or '90s, as well as newer releases, including some hip-hop from around the world.
A longtime KDHX listener and fan, Jenn DeRose hosts "Non-Alignment Pact" on Friday mornings 3-5 a.m. From the Clash and the Ramones to highlights of St. Louis' stellar local scene, Jenn packs her two-hour show full of hard-hitting punk music.
Growing up in central Illinois, Ryan Heinz relied on magazine subscriptions, MTV and an occasional road trip to a concert for exposure to music. He still learns from those things, but now also takes tips from blogs and his fellow KDHX DJs when crafting the playlists for his show, "Coin-Operated Radio," which can be heard on Tuesday nights 7-9 p.m. Central.
A self-proclaimed "Beatles freak," Rich Reese hosts "Pop! The Beat Bubble Burst," a show rooted in the music of the Beatles and the music they influenced and were influenced by.
Every Tuesday, Darren Snow gets up at 6 a.m. to do the only thing he'd get up that early for: to host "Rocket 88" on KDHX from 7-10 a.m. Central.
Carlos Jove hosts "Latin Hemispheres" every Sunday from 1-3 a.m. Central, providing a variety of Latin tunes for late-night listeners.
Tim Rakel hosts "Mystery Train" every Monday from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Central with playlists that look disconnected on paper but sound cohesive on air.
Once a week, before he makes his way to the office for his 9-to-5 corporate job, St. Louis native Allen Dahm heads to the KDHX studios to host "Bittersweet Melody."