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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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.

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This week’s Local Music Monday features a former basketball standout who decided to change paths.

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On this week’s Local Music Monday DeBraun Thomas features one of the trailblazers of the carny punk scene.

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For this week’s Local Music Monday DeBraun Thomas features a southern-born musician who’s made Lexington his home.

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For this week’s installment of Local Music Monday DeBraun Thomas features a musician with a long career ahead of her.

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In this week’s Local Music Monday, WUKY’s DeBraun Thomas features a musician who’s gone from sideman to front-man.

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For this week’s Local Music Monday, WUKY’s DeBraun Thomas features a veteran who has become a jack of all trades.

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On this week’s Local Music Monday, WUKY’s DeBraun Thomas features an internationally acclaimed artist with deep Kentucky roots.

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This week for Local Music Monday, DeBraun Thomas features a musician who has gone from fan, to performer.

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