iQ Kids Radio is excited to bring you 24 hours of programming on Saturdays with more to come!
Here’s a taste of what you can hear Saturdays at iQ Kids Radio!
Sweet Dreams: Midnight – 6am
Classical music for kids and adults alike to soothe the soul for a dreamy night.
A sample song: Eric Satie’s Gymnopedie
The Saturday Light Brigade: 6am – Noon
Our region’s national award-winning radio program for kids, adults and everyone in between!
A sample song: A live performance by Pittsburgh’s kids, of course!
Music & Family Fun: Noon – 4pm
From worldly grooves to swingin’ sing-a-longs, afternoons rock on iQ Kids Radio.
A sample song: Our Winter Featured Artist, Frances England’s “To Be”
Let’s Learn: 4pm – 8pm
Did you ever wonder? How does that work? I’m curious is full of songs and stories of science, math, and the wondrous world around us. Watch out; it will likely leave you even more curious than before.
DJ Daddy Dance Party: 8pm– 9pm
Listen up, babysitters and parents who hang disco balls in your living room - this is a packed hour of dance- until-you’re-on-the-floor, party-until-it’s-bedtime music!
Bedtime Stories: 9pm – 10pm Ah, the calming effect of a great story as you wind down for the night.
Nighty Night: 10pm – Midnight
A combination of soft lullabies and classic stories, designed to, um, make you yawn.
Fall’s iQ Kids Radio Featured Artist: Justin Roberts
Justin Roberts is truly one of the “all-stars” of the indie family music scene. He logs thousands of miles on the road each year, leading some to call him the hardest working man in children's show business. With numerous national awards and recognition, and a devoted fan base, Justin and The Not Ready for Naptime Players dish out unexpectedly intelligent and whimsically rocking music for kids and their parents.
Roberts began his music career in the Minneapolis-based indie-rock band, Pimentos for Gus. By day, he was a Montessori preschool teacher. It wasn't long before Justin began writing and singing songs for a new generation of fans: his students. The kids immediately responded and inspired Justin to record some of his new songs and send them out to a few friends for Christmas. One of the gift recipients was Liam Davis, a college pal and music producer, who suggested that they record the songs professionally.
In 1997, Justin released his first CD, Great Big Sun, and the critics took note. By 2001, Justin had hit the road full time, doing what he loves most: playing music for appreciative crowds. Word spread and shows started selling out. He has played at such renowned venues and festivals as NYC's Symphony Space, DC's National Geographic Live, LA's Getty Museum, Seattle's Moore Theater, Lollapalooza, and Chicago's Ravinia Festival.
Justin has performed in front of millions of people on The Today Show, and his song “Get Me Some Glasses” was featured on a World Series broadcast. He's also garnered kudos and raves from national media including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, People, Entertainment Weekly, and the Chicago Tribune.
Justin's latest CD Recess rocks with gigantic electric guitars, intricate vocal harmonies, and impossibly catchy melodies that will burrow deep into your brain. In his most unrestrained release yet, Justin explores the world from multiple perspectives - kids who love to play, the proud but exhausted parents of twins, and a loyal pet dog, just to name a few. Whether kids are jumping through the chalked boxes of “Hopscotch” or running around the playground to the triumphant electric rock of “Recess,” these 12 original songs will add energy to any day.
Once again, Justin Roberts & the Not Ready for Naptime Players raise the bar for family music with a playground full of bright new songs for parents and kids to enjoy together. Roberts explores the joy and freedom of recess, the marvels of the imagination, and that unique combination of melancholy and wonder as school finally lets out for the summer.justinrobertsmusic.com/bio.php
Lyrics from: “Giant Sized Butterflies” a song about the first day of school
I felt so nervous in the morning light
My mom said that it would be alright
Still I had giant sized butterflies on that first day
So she made me some hot oatmeal
It couldn’t change the way I feel
I was I don’t know how it would go on that first day
We’re in the car and we’re on our way
When we get there, Mom will you stay?
Mom I need that space but just in case on that first day
It’s my first day
It’s my first day