The Bonnie Simmons Show

The Bonnie Simmons Show – March 26, 2015

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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.


chuck prophet
willie mays is up at bat
temple beautiful
yep roc
jackie wilson
lonely teardrops
best of
van morrison
precious time
still on top
swamp dogg
total destruction to your mind
total destruction to your mind
aretha franklin happy birthday
today i sign the blues
detroits blues
aretha franklin
do right woman do right man
greatest hits
aretha franklin
something he can feel
love songs
chip taylor
yonkers ny
train wreck
jim white and the packway handle boys
not a song
take it like a man
yep roc
ryan bingham
nobody knows my troubles
fear and saturday night
thirty tigers
tift merritt
see you on the moon
supremes happy birthday dianna ross
my world is empty without you
grt hits two
boz scaggs
rich woman
fool to care
bobby womack
lookin for a love
soul 70s
laurie lewis and nina gerber
garden grow
one night in may
john prine for al bunetta RIP
youve got gold
the missing years
oh boy
steve earle
rex's blues and ft worth blues
just an american boy
robbie fulks
i like being left alone
yep roc
joni mitchell
come in from the cold
nick lowe
lately ive let things slide
the convincer
yep roc
nick lowe b day tuesday
jwhat lack of love has done
very best of
nick lowe
love the sound of breaking glass
very best of
elton john - 68 wednesday
mona lisas and mad hatters
honky chateau
teddy pendergrass birthday today - would have been 65
love tko
philly soul box

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