Celebrate Public Radio Music Month with WFUV and non-commercial radio stations across the country, April 2012. Full listings of our upcoming PRMM broadcasts on the Coming Up on WFUV page. On twitter: #pubradiomusic
We've heard from Philly and Newark - now it's Louisville's turn! Kyle Meredith from WFPK steps up to the mic to talk with Rita Houston about his work as a DJ, his goal to create radio that's an experience instead of "background, wallpaper music", and which quiet song is speaking loudly to him these days. Check out the conversation below.
There is both an art and craft to songwriting. WFUV presents SongWorks, a new series where we will shine a light on this mysterious process. This month, Dennis Elsas talks with Everest lead singer, Russ Pollard, and takes us inside a previously unreleased song. Russ talks about the early start of the tune, the process of collaboration and what needs to happen to complete the song.
Stay tuned over the next four weeks as we'll watch this song come together.
It's Public Radio Music Month AND Jazz Appreciation Month, so it's a perfect time to talk to Rhonda Hamilton who has certainly put her stamp on "The Art of the DJ", having been an on-air host at WBGO in Newark, NJ since 1979. How has her role as a DJ changed over the years? What preparation goes into her show? Hear Rhonda's conversation with FUV's Rita Houston below.
David Dye is a familiar voice to FUV listeners as the host of World Cafe, and he's been making great radio in Philadelphia at WXPN for many years. Where did he get his start? How does he define the "art" of the DJ? What new Ohio-meets-New Orleans groove has him hooked? Find out in David's conversation with FUV's Rita Houston below.
We probably don’t need to convince you about the invaluable role public radio plays in supporting music, but you can’t take some things for granted. So WFUV is proud to partner with NPR and other stations across the country as we declare April to be Public Radio Music Month.
For a look at national Public Radio Music Month events, check this Tumblr blog.
Corona Extra joins you in supporting WFUV and Everest, WFUV's artist-in-residence for April, 2012. Corona invites listeners to see a show, grab a Corona Extra and find their beach. Imported by Crown Imports, Chicago, IL. Corona reminds listeners to relax responsibly.