One of the things that sets WFUV apart from other radio stations isn't just that we play such a wide range of music — it's that so many of the artists come to the station to perform in the studio and talk about their music.
Put together knowledgeable hosts, artists of national stature, and state-of-the-art studio facilities, and you end up with live sessions that offer real insights into the creative process. Each Monday through Thursday night at 9pm we play one of those on-air conversations.
We're talking about legendary artists like Paul Simon, John Fogerty, Emmylou Harris, James Taylor, Norah Jones, Ben Harper, Sheryl Crow, Jackson Browne, Rosanne Cash, David Gray, and k.d. lang. Then there are the emerging artists we've introduced you to, like Josh Ritter, Nellie McKay, Damien Rice, Feist, James Hunter and Brandi Carlile. And if you miss the encore broadcast, you can always go the WFUV Archives and listen on demand.
We also offer bite-size versions of our Words & Music programs with our twice-daily Take Five features, hosted by Program Director Rita Houston. Monday through Friday at 7:40am and 4:45pm you can enjoy a five-minute performance and conversation, plus you can download each Take Five as a podcast through iTunes, npr.org and other podcast sources. (Named one of the Top Ten Podcasts of 2006 by Time magazine.)
In the photos: Jill Sobule, Josh Ritter with Claudia Marshall, Aimee Mann with Rita Houston, Cat Power with Vin Scelsa, Amos Lee with Rita and Claudia, Rickie Lee Jones, and Jeff Tweedy with Claudia.