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 prophetwillie mays is up at battemple beautifulyep roc
jackie wilsonlonely teardropsbest ofbrunswick
van morrisonprecious timestill on toppolygram
swamp doggtotal destruction to your mindtotal destruction to your mindcharley
aretha franklin happy birthdaytoday i sign the bluesdetroits bluesrhino
aretha franklindo right woman do right mangreatest hitsatlantic
aretha franklinsomething he can feellove songsrhino
chip tayloryonkersyonkers nytrain wreck
jim white and the packway handle boysnot a songtake it like a manyep roc
ryan binghamnobody knows my troublesfear and saturday nightthirty tigers
tift merrittmixtapesee you on the moonfantasy
supremes happy birthday dianna rossmy world is empty without yougrt hits twomotown
boz scaggsrich womanfool to care
bobby womacklookin for a lovesoul 70srhino
laurie lewis and nina gerbergarden growone night in mayspruce
john prine for al bunetta RIPyouve got goldthe missing yearsoh boy
steve earlerex's blues and ft worth bluesjust an american boyartemis
robbie fulksi like being left alonesittingyep roc
joni mitchellcome in from the coldhitsreprise
nick lowelately ive let things slidethe convinceryep roc
nick lowe b day tuesdayjwhat lack of love has donevery best ofryko
nick lowelove the sound of breaking glassvery best ofryko
elton john - 68 wednesdaymona lisas and mad hattershonky chateaumca
teddy pendergrass birthday today - would have been 65love tkophilly soul boxlegacy
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