The Bonnie Simmons Show

The Bonnie Simmons Show – March 12, 2015


Bonnie has been programming her mix of singer/songwriter folk, rock,
soul, country, and R&B on KPFA since the late 1980’s. One of the
best loved personalities of Bay Area music radio, she was raised in New
York, and then moved to San Francisco from Denver in 1968 and became a
pioneer of free form radio.
During her eight years, from 1970 to 1978, at the legendary KSAN, she was program music director and disc jockey.
After leaving KSAN, she worked at Warner Bros, promoting Prince as
well as the first Dire Straits and Rickie Lee Jones albums, amongst
others, and also worked at Hightone Records. She moved in and out of
radio at KFOG, LIVE 105, KOFY-FM, KVRE, KDBK “Double 99” and KUSF.
As the Audio Director for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, she created
the disc jockey audio exhibit and many of the exhibits involving sound
at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum in Cleveland, Ohio.
On a local level, Bonnie spent several years working as a
sandwich-maker at Ozzie’s Soda Fountain in Berkeley, and currently hosts
her eclectic weekly show on KPFA.
Bonnie managed the band Cake for eight years, and represented Noe
Venable and Etienne de Rocher for many years. For the past nine years
she has spent a lot of her time working on the three day free music
festival in Golden Gate Park, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, and currently
serves as the Executive Director for the Bill Graham Foundation.


smokey robinson
bein with you
grt hits
wild horses
hot rocks vol one
aretha franklin
dr feelgood
aretha box
steve earle
baby baby baby baby
new west
billy preston
I wrote a simple song
best of
bob dylan
all you have to do is dream
basement tapes
king floyd
groove me
soul 70s
rhiannon giddens
up above my head
tomorrow is my turn
dave and phil alvin
all by myself
common ground - big bill broonzy
yep roc
little feat for billy paynes birthday
oh atlanta
feats dont fail me now
warner bros
staple singers
ill take you there
grt hits
rhiannon giddens
dont let it trouble your mind
tomorrow is my turn
kelly joe phelps
river rat jimmy
shine eyed mr zen
jesse denatale
bohemian ghosts
shangrila west
jackpine social club
dusty springfield
land of make believe
dusty in memphis
mary gauthier
drag queens in limousines
drag queens and limousines
in the black
john prine
way back then
the missing years
oh boy
ryan bingham
nobody knows my trouble
fear and saturday night
thirty tigers
elvis presley
suspicious minds
top hits gold records
van morrison and bobby womack
some peace of mind
josh rouse
some days i'm golden all night
the embers of time
yep roc
james taylor
country road
sweet baby james
warner bros
rickie lee jones
it must be love
duchess of coolsville
joe pug
veteran fighter
teddy thompson
i wish it was over
separate ways
verve forecast
and i love her
red box

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