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.
Summer’s iQ Kids Radio Featured Artist: Kira Willey
Kira Willey breaks through with her unique, two-in-one albums that blend upbeat, danceable music with get-up-and-move yoga inspiration.
When writing songs, Kira observes what fascinates her own kids. She often uses them as a sounding board by singing them a new melody, and then asking what it makes them think of. They dream up visions of friendly crickets and roller coasters; many of Kira’s songs were born this way.
Kira’s pure, sweet, and soothing voice resonates with kids. Parents of special-needs children say they find their kids captivated by her songs, and preschool teachers, occupational therapists, and other youth workers regularly use Kira’s songs in their work. Her fun and easy-to-follow yoga instruction teaches self-awareness, improves balance and strength, and builds confidence.
Kira grew up in a musical family – her brother sings the bass vocal on the track “Let the Sun Shine In” – and her passion for music began when she started to play the violin at age five. Initially she composed “grown-up” tunes, but after teaching kids’ music and yoga classes in New York City, she realized children’s songs were her calling. This was confirmed when Kira had her first child, began singing to her, and saw first-hand the bonding power of music.
In 1996 Kira became certified to teach yoga to children and founded Fireflies Musical Yoga for Kids. A year later, she released her first album, Dance for the Sun: Yoga Songs for Kids, which garnered many music-industry accolades, including the Independent Music Award for Best Children’s Album. In 2008, Dell featured her song “Colors” in a worldwide media campaign, which earned her fans around the globe.
Kira’s new album, Kings & Queens of the Forest, is available on iTunes, CDBaby.com, and her website www.firefliesyoga.com. In the upcoming months, she and her band will perform in eastern Pennsylvania and the New York City tri-state area. Kira is currently working on a lullaby album as well as a family music collection for future release.http://www.firefliesyoga.com/about-kira/
Lyrics from: “Colors”
I am orange today
Loud and messy like finger paint on the wall.
I am red today
Hopping mad like a playground ball.
I am black today
Strong and tall a great big bear.
I am purple today
Bright and happy like a butterfly in the air.
I'm a rainbow today
All the colors of the world.