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Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

New Zealander and teenage star Lorde.
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New Zealander and teenage star Lorde.

This month on Heavy Rotation — the series in which public-radio hosts and DJs share their favorite new songs — we have music from all over the map. Hip-hop, punk, EDM, folk, pop: It's all here. Meet this month's panel of pickers:

  • David Dye, host of NPR's World Cafe
  • Rita Houston, program director of WFUV in New York City
  • David Brown, host of Texas Music Matters for KUTX in Austin
  • Jessi Whitten, music director at Colorado Public Radio's OpenAir indie station
  • Alex Ruder, DJ at KEXP in Seattle
  • Kim Ruehl, a writer for FolkAlley.com
  • Andrea Swensson, blogger for TheCurrent.org
  • Travis Holcombe, a new daytime host for KCRW in Santa Monica, Calif.
  • Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Frannie Kelley of NPR Music Radio's hip-hop station Microphone Check
  • Otis Hart, coordinator of NPR Music Radio
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