David Kunian [right] is celebrating more than 20 years of broadcasting at WWOZ-FM in New Orleans where he currently hosts The Kitchen Sink show (known here as Jazz Lunatique) and for 15 years presented the Overnight Jazz Show.
He’s also an award-winning producer of unique radio documentaries on James Booker, Earl King, Guitar Slim and other historic musical figures, all broadcast and archived by Raio Free Amsterdam. Kunian’s radio philosophy is to take it from background music for the slavery of daily drudgery to foreground music for revolution of the mind and soul.
Highlights over the years have included several interviews with Santa Claus on Christmas Eve, the annual New Year’s and Summer Solstice Shows featuring three hours of Sun Ra, the reading of the Declaration of Independence over recordings of the Star Spangled Banner around July 4th, and the annual celebration of James Booker’s birthday on December 17.
Most of these programs may now be heard in the Vintage Radio Vaults in the Radio Free Amsterdam archives.