Radio Active Kids

58 EpisodesProduced by Sagan Thacker

Radio Active Kids is a program for kids. But not just for kids–for EVERYONE! We play intelligent kids' music for the young and the young at heart. It’s awesome. Join host Sagan and the gang in an interactive show that explores all things kids. Shows feature cool kid-friendly tunes, storytelling, com… read more

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RAK 7/13/19 - Alina Celeste in-studio!

July 13th, 2019

2:01:57

 Remember last month Alina Celeste called up & talked about her new album, #LoveisTeQuiero? Well, this week she's in Asheville & will perform live in studio on Radio Active Kids! CAN'T WAIT!!!! Also, new & …

RAK 7/6/19 - Kare Strong in studio!!!

July 6th, 2019

2:01:57

This week, I'm so excited to have Kare Strong Art Studio on Radio Active Kids again! Her new album, #BeneathTheCherryTree, is really beautiful! Also, …

RAK 6/29/19 - The Dan Zanes retrospective show!!!!!!

June 29th, 2019

2:01:57

OK y'all, we have a truly special show on Radio Active Kids this week. For no particular reason, I've put together a Dan Zanes retrospective show, …

RAK 6/22/19 - Lucky Diaz interview!!!

June 22nd, 2019

2:01:57

What a show we've got on Radio Active Kids this week! In addition to a new #ComixTalk from Pack Memorial Library's Raj, we'll chat with Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band, who have a new album called #BuenosDiaz! …

RAK 6/15/19 - Miss Lynn in-studio performance!!!!

June 15th, 2019

2:01:57

We've got ANOTHER in-studio performance this week on Radio Active Kids, this time from Miss Lynn!!! It's going to be SO COOL!!! Also, new & new-ish music by Story Pirates, Laurie Berkner Band, Marta Gómez, Little …

RAK 6/8/19 - Steve Weeks in studio!!

June 8th, 2019

2:01:57

So excited about the Radio Active Kids show this week, because Steve Weeks Music will be coming in to perform some of his amazing songs!!!! I. Can't. WAIT!

Also, we'll broadcast Graeme Base's foray into intergalactic …

RAK 6/1/19 - Alina Celeste + Kenny Wilson interviews!

June 1st, 2019

2:01:57

We've two interviews on this week's Radio Active Kids show! For a bit of a change, we'll chat with Kenny Wilson, Author at 8:30 & Alina Celeste at 9:30! Also, awesome songs from nick cope, The Amoeba People, Keller …

RAK 5/25/19 - Pointed Man Band interview!

May 25th, 2019

2:01:57

We have such an amazing show on Radio Active Kids this week, featuring an interview with Pointed Man Band, whose new album #AmongstTheTallTrees is …

RAK 5/18/19 - Songeez interview!

May 18th, 2019

2:01:57

 Radio Active Kids this week, we'll interview Michael rachap from Songeez, who has a new #Treasury out now! Also, a a new #ComixTalk from Pack Memorial Library's Raj & a (belated) #MothersDay set featuring Andrew …

RAK 5/11/19 - Randy Kaplan + Louis & Dan & the Invisible Band interviews!

May 11th, 2019

2:01:57

We've got TWO interviews this week on Radio Active Kids: a chat with Louis and Dan and the Invisible Band at 8:30 & a talk with Fans of Randy Kaplan (FORKs) at 9:30!! Both their new albums are super fun & …

RAK 5/4/19 - Story by Barbara Schutz-Gruber & new music from Pointed Man Band, Nathalia, Trout Fishing in America and more!!!

May 4th, 2019

2:01:57

We have a ton of awesomely awesome songs on Radio Active Kids this week, including new songs by Pointed Man Band, Trout Fishing in America - ofFISHal page, Nathalia, Will's Jams, The Cuddly Koalas, Mista Cookie Jar …

RAK 4/27/19 - Renee & Friends interview!

April 27th, 2019

2:01:57

This week on Radio Active Kids, we have an interview with Renee & Friends, whose new album #Kindred is just beautiful, y'all. It's also the …

RAK 4/20/19 - Ants on a Log interview!

April 20th, 2019

2:01:57

We'll broadcast our second radio drama this month on Radio Active Kids this week: Ants on a Log's #Curious!! We'll also interview the band. PURE AWESOMENESS!!! Plus, new tunes from Laurie Berkner Band, Secret Agent 23 …

BONUS - Interview with Miss Paula & the Candy Bandits!

April 13th, 2019

12:57

 Hey y'all! Due to technical difficulties, we weren't able to have Miss Paula and the Candy Bandits live on the air with us this morning. …

RAK 4/13/19 - New tunes from Miss Paula, Randy Kaplan, Danny Weinkauf & more!

April 13th, 2019

2:02:37

This week's Radio Active Kids show will feature 6 songs from Paula from Miss Paula and the Candy Bandits, who have a new album out! Also, lots of …

RAK 4/6/19 - The Frog Prince 2019!!!!!

April 6th, 2019

2:01:57

This week's Radio Active Kids show is our annual broadcast of Jan Callner's wonderful audio musical, #TheFrogPrince!!! Super excited to play it once …

RAK 3/30/19 - Playsoundz interview!

March 30th, 2019

2:01:57

This week on Radio Active Kids, I'm extremely interested to interview PlaySoundz, who have a great new trio of #electronica EPs! Plus, we have a new …

RAK 3/23/19 - Ants on a Log song premiere!

March 23rd, 2019

2:01:57

This week on Radio Active Kids, we premiere a new tune by Ants on a Log!! And we've got tons of great songs from Formidable Vegetable, Pointed Man Band, Elliott Park, #BananaVacuum, Guitar Party, Anna & the Wild …

RAK 3/16/19 - Bill Harley stories!

March 16th, 2019

1:55:22

 This week's Radio Active Kids, for no particular reason other than that I feel like it, will feature THREE rarely broadcast but extremely awesome

RAK 3/9/19 - Shazzbots Interview!

March 9th, 2019

2:01:57

On Radio Active Kids this time, we'll interview The Shazzbots! Their new album #LIGHTSPEED is pretty darn fun, y'all! We will also debut our new #KindieLostandFound feature with Silly Goose & Val! And we have new …

RAK 3/2/19 - Dadada & the Dinos interview!

March 2nd, 2019

2:01:57

This week on Radio Active Kids, we have an interview with up-and-coming kids' R&B band Dadada and the Dinos! It'll rock, y'all!! We also have …

RAK 2/23/19 - Seanster & the Monsters interview!

February 23rd, 2019

2:01:57

We have so much cool stuff on Radio Active Kids this week, including an interview with Seanster and the Monsters about their new album, …

RAK 2/16/19 - Steve & Isaac Wyse interview!

February 16th, 2019

2:01:57

This week on Radio Active Kids, we have a special in-studio visit from Steve Wyse Music--it's gonna be so awesome! His kids' album is called …

RAK 2/9/19 - Featuring the Story Pirates podcast!!!

February 9th, 2019

2:01:57

We've got such an exciting Radio Active Kids show this week, because we broadcast the exclusive radio premiere of the Story Pirates new podcast episode - "A Hamster's Workday/Backstroke Raptor!" It's super fun! Also, a …

RAK 2/2/19 - Marsha Goodman-Wood interview!

February 2nd, 2019

2:01:57

We have SO MUCH awesome music this week on Radio Active Kids & we'll feature an interview with Marsha and the Positrons! Tunes too from Andrew Best Music, Claudia Robin Gunn & Kath Bee - Children's Songwriter, …

RAK 1/26/19 - Okee Dokee Brothers interview!

January 26th, 2019

2:01:57

We interviewed The Okee Dokee Brothers on Radio Active Kids this week, because their newest album #Winterland RULES! We also had new tunes from Kid Pan Alley ft. Lisa Loeb Official, Seanster and the Monsters, Anna van …

RAK 1/19/19 - Interview with the Microphone Doctors!

January 19th, 2019

2:01:57

We've got tons of new music this week on Radio Active Kids, plus a new comix talk with Raj from Pack Memorial Library & an interview with The Microphone Doctors!!! We'll feature songs from Lucky Diaz and the Family …

RAK 1/12/19! The Year-Round Breakdown, Pt. 7.5 + NEW MUSIC!!!!!

January 12th, 2019

2:01:57

We have just a few more releases in the Radio Active Kids #YearRoundBreakdown this week (#HoldTightShineBright, Hunktabunkta Music, Jelly of the …

RAK 1/5/19 - #YearRoundBreakdown, Pt. 7 + Top 10 albums!!!

January 5th, 2019

2:01:57

It's part 7 of the Radio Active Kids #YearRoundBreakdown this week (almost done!) & we have our top 10 albums of the year, featuring Jessie Baylin, Un Bosque EnCantado, Chibi Kodama, Mil's Trills, The Not-Its!, The …

RAK 12/29/18 - #YearRoundBreakdown, Pt. 6!!!

December 29th, 2018

2:01:57

We're right back to the #YearRoundBreakdown on Radio Active Kids this week, with songs by The Blue Hour, Caveman Dave, Charley Boy, Sonia De Los …

RAK 12/22/18 - The Christmas-ish show!

December 22nd, 2018

2:01:57

We're taking a break from the #YearRoundBreakdown this week on Radio Active Kids for our Christmas-ish show! In addition to a wintery Comix talk with Pack Memorial Library's Raj, we've got new & new-to-the-show …

RAK 12/15/18 - #YearRoundBreakdown, Pt. 3 + Top 10 Singles!!!

December 15th, 2018

2:01:57

On Part 5 of the Radio Active Kids #YearRoundBreakdown, we've got a special treat for y'all: my 2018 top 10 singles, featuring (in alphabetical order): 123 Andrés & Sugar Free Allstars, Baron Von Rumblebuss, The …

RAK 12/8/18 - #YearRoundBreakdown, Pt. 4!!!

December 8th, 2018

2:01:57

Moving into the 4th week of the Radio Active Kids #YearRoundBreakdown & we're playing (in alphabetical order😁): AndyRoo & the AndyRooniverse, Bears and Lions, Laurie Berkner Band, Best Coast, Laura Doherty …

BONUS EPISODE: Cherokee Storytelling with Sagan Thacker - How the World Was Made

December 3rd, 2018

16:46

I created this retelling of the local Cherokee story of how the world was made for my Astronomy 301 class at the University of North Carolina at …

RAK 12/1/18 - #YearRoundBreakdown, Pt. 3!!!

December 1st, 2018

2:01:57

On part 3 of the Radio Active Kids #YearRoundBreakdown, we're playing (in alphabetical order): 123 Andrés, Bee Parks and the Hornets, Shawn Colvin, …

RAK 11/24/18 - #YearRoundBreakdown, Pt. 2!!!

November 24th, 2018

2:01:57

It's part 2 of the Radio Active Kids #YearRoundBreakdown! We have songs from (in alphabetical order): Baze And His Silly Friends ft. Lucy Kalantari, The Boo Hoo Crew, The Cat's Pajamas, Charity and the JAMband, …

RAK 11/17/18 - #YearRoundBreakdown Part 1!!!!

November 17th, 2018

2:01:57

It's time it's time it's time!!!! The Radio Active Kids #YearRoundBreakdown starts this week!! We've got songs from (in alphabetical order): Andrew …

RAK 11/10/18 - Sue Ford of Village Marimba Interview, Comix Talk with Raj, and Post-Punk for Kids!!!

November 10th, 2018

2:01:57

On Radio Active Kids this week, we'll do something a
little different & interview local community music teacher Sue Ford of Village Marimba, which is putting on a World Music Benefit Concert Featuring Village …

RAK 11/3/18 - Sonia De Los Santos Interview!

November 3rd, 2018

2:03:34

On Radio Active Kids this time, we have an interview with Sonia De Los Santos, who has an awesome new album called #Alegria!
Also, we'll play those voting songs by Ants on a Log, SCHOOL SONGS FROM ANNIEBIRDD MUSIC, LLC …

RAK 10/27/18 - Halloween, Asheville FM Fund Drive, and Mr. Singer & the Sharp Cookies Interview!

October 27th, 2018

2:01:57

On Radio Active Kids this week, it's both our #Halloween show & the Asheville FM #FallFundDrive!! It's gonna be SO. MUCH. FUN. Please donate here if you wish: ashevillefm.org/donate
We'll interview Mr. Singer & …

RAK 10/20/18 - Tim Kubart Interview!

October 20th, 2018

2:01:57

We're interviewing Tim Kubart on Radio Active Kids this week!!! Super excited to chat about his new album #BuildingBlocks!
Also, tons of new and …

RAK 10/13/18 - Mi Amigo Hamlet interview!

October 13th, 2018

2:01:57

On Radio Active Kids this time, we'll interview the #bilingual #kindie musician Mi Amigo Hamlet, who has a great new album called #HappyLandisTierraFeliz!
Plus a new #ComixTalk with Pack Memorial Library's Raj!!
Also, …

RAK 10/6/18 - Saul Paul interview!

October 6th, 2018

2:01:57

We have so much awesomeness this week on Radio Active Kids! SaulPaul has a new album called #AllStarAnthems and we'll interview him at 9:30! Should …

RAK 9/29/18 - Mista Cookie Jar & #HoldTightShineBright!

September 29th, 2018

2:01:57

Hey hey, people! Boy, have we got a great show this week on Radio Active Kids! We're playing NINETEEN songs from the amazing new album …

RAK 9/22/18 - Purple Fox & the Heebie Jeebies interview!

September 22nd, 2018

2:01:59

We have SO MUCH awesome music this week on Radio Active Kids, featuring Tim Kubart, Mister G, SaulPaul, David Gibb & Brady Rymer and the Little …

RAK 9/15/18 - Dan Zanes & Claudia Eliaza Interview!

September 15th, 2018

2:01:57

Several exciting things going on this week on Radio Active Kids, so I'll make a list:
(1) We'll interview Dan Zanes and Claudia Eliaza, who have a great new album called #NightTrain57!
(2) In honor of International Talk …

RAK 9/8/18 - Glenn Bennett & Hold Tight, Shine Bright!

September 8th, 2018

2:01:57

No interview this week on Radio Active Kids, but instead we're playing―in full―a forgotten classic album of #kindie music: #ILikeMyMusicWithaBeat by …

RAK 9/1/18 - Green Orbs Interview!

September 1st, 2018

2:01:57

On Radio Active Kids this week, we'll interview The Green Orbs, who are soon to release their debut album, #ThumbWrestlingChampions!
Plus, we have a …

RAK August 25, 2018!

August 25th, 2018

2:01:57

Oh boy y'all...This week's interview on Radio Active Kids is with groundbreaking #kindie #metal band Parental Petulance! Should be craaaazy! 🤘🤘🤘

RAK August 18, 2018!

August 18th, 2018

2:01:57

This week's Radio Active Kids show features an interview with the awesomest dude, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, whose new album #WakeUptheDream is JAW-DROPPING...!!! We might even have tickets to give away to his show at The …

RAK August 11, 2018!

August 11th, 2018

2:01:57

We've got a comix-focused show on Radio Active Kids this week, featuring a new comix talk with Pack Memorial Library's Raj and an interview with local Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards-winning cartoonist Hope Larson!!! …

RAK August 4, 2018!

August 4th, 2018

2:01:57

We're back to our regular music mix on Radio Active Kids this week, featuring an interview with Steve Elci and Friends, who have a new album called …

RAK July 28, 2018!

July 28th, 2018

2:01:57

It's part 2 of #KindieRetro on Radio Active Kids this week, featuring solely artists from the 80s and 90s like Laurie Berkner Band, Al Simmons, David …

RAK July 21, 2018!

July 21st, 2018

2:01:57

This week on Radio Active Kids, a very special show that I've been working on for months: #KindieRetro, a showcase of some of the surprisingly awesome kindie music from the 20th century!!! This is part ONE of the …

RAK July 14, 2018!

July 14th, 2018

2:01:57

We have an abundance of awesomeness this week on Radio Active Kids, with a new comix talk from Pack Memorial Library's Raj and an interview with Canadian band The Oot n' Oots!
Plus, tons of new stuff from Danny Weinkauf …

RAK July 7, 2018!

July 7th, 2018

2:01:57

We've got 2 interviews AGAIN this week on Radio Active Kids: Tim Seston at 8:30 & Like Father Like Son at 9:30!
Also, we'll spin tons of new …

Episode 0.5

July 2nd, 2018

1:58:17

This is a rockin dance show for y'all!!! Put yer dancing shoes on pronto!

RAK Episode 0

June 16th, 2018

1:57:21

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