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Metal Guru: An Interview with "The Final Hour" Host, Kellen Ague-Kneeland


Today, I had a chance to ask the new host of a new show a lot of questions about a topic that I know very little about: METAL. I don't mean the conductive material; I mean the musical genre. While HPPR bids farewell to Kyle Borger's whimsical electro-pop showcase Magical Mixtape Hour, we welcome a dark spirit into the regional music programming mix. Behold, THE FINAL HOUR, hosted by Kellen Ague-Kneeland.

Click the link below to hear our full interview and learn more about this genre, how Kellen will approach the show, and what to expect from his playlists that center on this delightfully dark genre. 

“Metal is the feeling of being an outsider, but still being part of something huge."  —Brian Posehn, comedian & metalhead   

MORE ABOUT THE HOST: Kellen Ague-Kneeland is the host of HPPR's forthcoming, regionally-produced Heavy Metal show, The Final Hour. Broadcasting from Garden City, KS, Kellen reaches into the obscure depths of the Heavy Metal underground.

Kellen was born and raised in the pines, the pines, where sun don't ever shine - otherwise known as Oregon.  According to authorities, he graduated from the University of Oregon in 2007 with a B.A. in English, but he claims all wisdom and sorcery can be traced back to strong black coffee.  Consumed by the world of Metal entering the new millennia, today he can be found combing through deafening concert halls and the endless Lovecraftian desert known as "music blogs."  
Stay tuned for more about his show! HPPR cannot wait to bring this unique program to our High Plains listeners! If you have questions, contact Kellen via email.

Jenny Inzerillo joined HPPR in 2015 as the host of High Plains Morning, our live music program that airs weekdays at 9 am to noon CST. Broadcasting from KJJP in beautiful downtown Amarillo, she helps listeners wake up with inspired music from our region and beyond. Tune in for new voices in folk/Americana, deep cuts from your favorite artists, soulful tracks from singer/songwriters across the world, and toe-tapping classics dating as far back as the 1920s. Plus, discover underground greats that just might be your new favorite band.