Cyprus Avenue

Saturday 1 p.m.; Rebroadcast at 7 p.m.

The world of popular music from gospel to rock - from country to reggae - from a different point of view.

Cyprus Avenue on KCUR has been hosted by Bill Shapiro since October 1978. The weekly radio show has aired on more than 50 stations in the U.S.

Shapiro is the author of The CD Rock and Roll Library and The Rock and Roll Review, both published by Andrews & McMeel. A native of Kansas City, Mo., and a tax and estate planner since 1962, Shapiro received his law degree from the University of Michigan.

Please note that due to recording industry regulations, we are not able to offer on-demand audio of Cyprus Avenue playlists.

Cyprus Avenue's Annual New Years' Show

Dec 31, 2011

Below find the playlist for Cyprus' annual Live New Years' show, originally broadcast December 31, 1994. And, since we can't give you the audio because of recording industry restrictions, check out some YouTube videos for some of the songs below. Happy 2012!

Cyprus' Annual Holiday Show

Dec 24, 2011

Find the playlist from Cyprus Avenue's annual holiday show, which originally aired on December 20, 2003, below. And since we can't post the audio, check out some YouTube videos of some of the songs below! Cheers.

Here Comes Shelby Lynne

Dec 10, 2011
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December 10, 2011, Cyprus Avenue celebrates the work of singer-songwriter Shelby Lynne. She won a Best New Artist Grammy in 1999 for her album I Am Shelby Lynne. She released a Dusty Springfield tribute album in 2008, and she's since started her own record label, Everso Records, on which she's released three albums.

Below, find some videos of Lynne's songs and performances, and below, find the full playlist for this week's episode of Cyprus Avenue.

Cyprus Avenue's Top Albums Of 2010

Dec 17, 2010

Host Bill Shapiro outlines his favorite listening choices of the past year.

1. Tom Jones, Praise & Blame

2. Bettye LaVette, Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook

3. Mary Gauthier, The Foundling

4. Bruce Springsteen, The Promise

5. Bob Dylan, The Best of The Original Mono Recordings

Cyprus Avenue's Top Music Picks Of 2009

Dec 12, 2009

Host Bill Shapiro shares the recordings that have grabbed his ear this past year.

2009 marked the 31st anniversary of Cyprus Avenue on KCUR- FM making Bill Shapiro the longest-serving volunteer in the station's history.

During that time we've witnessed a veritable sea change in the world in which we live, primarily brought on by the onset of the cyberage.