DeBraun Thomas

Music Host

DeBraun Thomas fell in love with radio at a young age but only had interest in working in radio after learning Funk musician Sly Stone got his start in radio. A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Thomas moved to Lexington in 2009 to attend the University of Kentucky and pursue a career in radio. Thomas joined WRFL in 2009 and through the UK school of Journalism, Thomas had 2 features air on WUKY. In October of 2012, Thomas began interning at WUKY and produced the Unghosting of Medgar Evers. In August of 2013 Thomas became a staff member at WUKY and since that time, Thomas regularly produces the weekly segment Local Music Mondays which highlights local musicians in Lexington. Thomas hosts the Crunkadelic Funk Show which airs Saturday nights at 10pm and also produced a documentary on the 50th anniversary of the March on Frankfort. In addition to producing and hosting a radio show, Thomas also explores his other passion as a musician in Lexington. 

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This week Debraun profiles Kim Smith of Bear Medicine.

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This week DeBraun Thomas profiles musician Trevor Tremaine.

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This week DeBraun profiles singer-songwriter James Friley of Idiot Glee.

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This week on Local Music Monday WUKY's Debraun Thomas profiles Electronica Artist, Jon Dose.

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This week DeBraun profiles Lexington native Patrick McNeese.

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This week DeBraun Thomas profiles musician Cory Kennedy.

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This week DeBraun Thomas profiles long-time Lexington musician Chris Sullivan of The Big Maracas and The Swells.

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This week DeBraun Thomas profiles Beth Walker, lead singer of the Blind Corn Liquor Pickers.

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Most of the musicians we've featured are working through matured careers.  Today’s Local Music Monday will be different as this is the first time Debraun showcases a teenager.

For this week’s Local Music Monday, WUKY’s DeBraun Thomas features a native who moved away and is now back home making music.