Crossing Boundaries

Cool music for grown-ups

Crossing Boundaries is WOUB's evening music service hosted by Mark Hellenberg. The program features a wide mix of music by diverse contemporary artists, from veteran bluesmen to emerging singer-writers as well as the glimpse back into the archives. Tune in weekday evenings from 7-10 p.m.

In this day and age, when a handful of corporate giants own more and more stations, fewer contemporary artists on small, independent labels outside the pop mainstream are afforded airplay--especially if those artists appeal to a more mature audience. Crossing Boundaries provides a music source for adults, an audience that is looking for new music that addresses grown-up issues and reflects their eclectic tastes--music that is seldom heard on commercial radio.

The program presents genre-crossing music from rock, folk, blues, soul, international, and Americana. Although Crossing Boundaries focuses on today's newer releases, you will also hear some old favorites and some classic recordings from years past. And, unlike commercial radio, through the week you will get to hear more than one selection from any given new album.

Here's what we've been playing lately.