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The Crunkadelic Funk Show
The Crunkadelic Funk Show originally was known as the Insomniatic Funk show and aired on WRFL from 2009-2010 from 3-6am on Saturday Mornings. In late Fall of 2010, the show renamed the Crunkadelic Funk show and was a mainstay at the station for 3 and a half years.
The show is hosted and produced by DeBraun Thomas and is described as playing anything soulful and funky. The format consists of occasional themed shows along with playing older and newer cuts of music.
Thomas has also hosted many different interviews on the show, some notable guests have included: Jimi Hazel, Lucky Otis, Garrett Shider, Michael Clip Payne, Justin Wells, Rick James Jr. The Crunkadelic Funk Show is now produced at WUKY and will air on Saturday nights at 10pm beginning May 3rd.
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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. Since that time, Thomas regularly produces the weekly segment Local Music Mondays which highlights local musicians in Lexington. Thomas 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 passion as a musician in Lexington.