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Beats Per Minute (BPM) explores a wide range of styles, genres, sub-genres, and generally whatever musical flavor pleases the host that day. Frequent guests appear on the show, both in and outside of the music industry. Learn more about the host here.

BPM airs every 1st and 3rd Thursday.

Maple Chickens on BPM Today (2/7/19 4-6pm) Print E-mail
Thursday, 07 February 2019

Today on Beats Per Minute, Brendan welcomes two teachers from Mt. Airy Learning Tree. They will discuss raising backyard chickens and how to tap maple trees for that sweet syrup. Brendan then decides to compliment the interview with songs relating to chickens and maple syrup. Tune in from 4-6pm!


Happy Thanksgiving from Beats Per Minute (11/15/18 4-6pm) Print E-mail
Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Today on the show, Brendan plans to show his appreciation for Thanksgiving through the power of music (and c'mon, are there any good actual  Thanksgiving songs?) From giving thanks to all courses of the meal, the curated Beats Per Minute playlist will keep you satiated and wanting seconds.


Beats Per Minute welcomes guest Steve Giordano Today (10/18/17 4-6pm) Print E-mail
Wednesday, 17 October 2018

In the host's humble opinion, Steve Giordano's guitar and compositional style is a voice unlike any other. His uncompromising devotion to expression, staying in the moment, and thriving off of musical interaction makes his style of impressionistic jazz a gift to listeners. Discussing Steve's path towards finding that style is sure to be a treat as well. Tune in today from 4-6pm as Brendan chats with Steve about jazz, Stravinsky, early rock'n'roll, and musical conversation.


Beats Per Minute welcomes guest Adrian Harpham Today (10/4/17 4-6pm) Print E-mail
Wednesday, 03 October 2018

Today on the show, Brendan welcomes drummer, producer, engineer, and record label head Adrian Harpham. As a drummer, he's performed with the likes of Lucy Pearl, (featuring Raphael Saadiq, Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Dawn Robinson), Leo Nocentelli (of the Meters), Icons Of Funk (featuring Nocentelli, Fred Wesley, Bernie Worrell and bassist Bill Dickens), Chromeo, Amel Larrieux/Groove Theory, Dr. John, Henry Butler, Donald Harrison, Pee Wee Ellis, Thalía, Doug Wamble, Oz Noy, Charlie Hunter, Brazilian Girls, Coolio, Julian Coryell, Tre Hardson (from the Pharcyde), Jason Miles and DJ Logic/Global Noize, Screaming Headless Torsos, Melvin Sparks, The Shirelles, The Chiffons, The Crystals, Gloria Gaynor, and many more.

In more recent years, Adrian is emerging as a record producer and recording artist in his own right. He has worked on 17 albums including two of his own, on which he plays most of the instruments, sings and writes the songs. In 2010, Adrian his first album, Music From The Mind's Eye, was released on Amel Larrieux's label, Blisslife records. His second album, On The Edge Of Change, was released independently in 2014. In 2016, the debut record for the supergroup, Light Blue Movers, was released on Ropeadope Records. He is a key member along with keyboardist Deron Johnson, singer/guitarist Gabriel Gordon and Israeli bassist Jonathan Levy. He is the producer, co-writer and mixing engineer in addition to playing drums, some keys, additional guitar, percussion and backing vocals for this project. It was released in March 2016. Also, in 2016, he formed a production company Big Pulse Productions and his own imprint label, Modern Icon Recordings (within Ropeadope) in 2017.

Adrian will chat with Brendan and making records, being a musician, art, life, and more. Oh, and they'll play lots of music, mostly from the latest Light Blue Movers album as well as other artists on Adrian's label.




Beats Per Minute is all about Crooners today (9/6/2018 4-6pm) Print E-mail
Thursday, 06 September 2018

Today on the show, against his better judgement, Brendan dedicates two hours of radio to crooners. What's a crooner, you say? Tune in to find out more than you ever wished to know. It will be a soft, sweet time.


BPM today (7/5/18 4-6pm) - music from NOLA Print E-mail
Thursday, 05 July 2018

Today on Beats Per Minute, Brendan focus on music from New Orleans. Expect to NOT hear "Saints" or "Big Chief." Tune in from 4-6pm today.

BPM today (6/21/18 4-6pm) - Two Themes! Print E-mail
Thursday, 21 June 2018
On today's show, Brendan welcomes summer by playing an hour long mix of tunes that acknowledge the change of the season. In the second hour, we react and rebel against episode 9 (the strings episode), where Brendan plays tunes that are all stripped and sparse. Tune in!
Beats Per Minute 5/17/2018 (4-6pm) slappa da bass Print E-mail
Wednesday, 16 May 2018




Tune in to Beats Per Minute on Thursday from 4-6pm for an exploration into the method of playing bass known as slap. Brendan and guest, bassist and educator Tim Wolfe, will take a journey throughout the 20th century to present music through all ages and genres that spotlight the slap bass style of playing. From Seinfeld to 70's funk, and all things in between and outside. It may fascinate and/or horrify you!


going to the movies Thursday 4-6pm (5/3/2018) Print E-mail
Thursday, 03 May 2018

In this episode of Beats Per Minute, Brendan explores some of his favorite musical moments in film and TV. Whether it's theme songs, instrumental musical scoring, or a classic rock song perfectly placed in a movie, Brendan will cram in as much music as his show will hold. Sit back, perhaps with some popcorn (eaten as outrageously as the people below), and enjoy this episode's theme of music for film and TV.


ga-nu on BPM (4/19/2018) Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 April 2018

ImageToday on the show, Brendan interviews electronic artist and producer ga-nu (Morgan Fouse). They discuss her music, love, relationships, and Morgan curates a playlist of songs she digs the most. Tune into Beats Per Minute today from 4-6pm.


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