Owen DeJong

Chynna Lockett

In The Moment ... August 24, 2018 Show 408 Hour 1

Back by popular demand, Fiddles & Friends returns to the performing Arts Center in Rapid City tonight and Strawbale Winery in Renner Saturday.

Proceeds benefit Friends of South Dakota Public Broadcasting. Get your tickets at SDPB.org/Fiddles.

Today's Moment in Sound features Owen DeJong, Kenny Putnam, and SDPB's Larry Rohrer. They were live from SDPB's Black Hills Studio. 

 

In The Moment ... January 5, 2018 Show 250 Hour 1

Nick Schwebach is a member of the South Dakota Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Friends, business owners, and fellow musicians have planned a benefit for Schwebach, who has been battling health problems for more than a year.

We're joined by fellow musician (and former SDPB Morning Classics host) Owen DeJong. Also with us are benefit organizers Gwen Nelson and Joe Reiser.
 

Lori Walsh

In the Moment ... June 30, 2017 Show 126

Retired SDPB Morning Classics host Owen DeJong joins us for this week’s Moment in Sound. Owen plays violin and viola in venues across the state. He joins us for some fiddle tunes and conversation about folk music.

It's not unusual to see teens hanging out around water during hot summer afternoons. On Tuesday, one group gathered at Rapid Creek to learn about water quality and urban runoff. The program gave students a hands-on experience in science. SDPB's Chynna Lockett has more.

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It's Owen DeJong Day in South Dakota. The Morning Classics host was showered with adoration this morning during a live on-air retirement party. Dakota Midday kept the party going with stories of Owen you might not have heard.

Larry Rohrer, Nick Schwebach and Kenny Putnam have traveled and played music with DeJong for decades. They say he's deeply talented and original, musically fearless, and delightfully mischievous.

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David Xenakis and Delta David Gier join Dakota Midday during the on-air retirement party for Owen DeJong, host of SDPB Radio's Morning Classics for 20 years. Xenakis studied with DeJong at the University of South Dakota. Gier is the music director of the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra. They visited about their friendship and about the legacy as well as the value of classical music in the community.