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For the fifth consecutive year, WFUV-FM (90.7) will partner with other leading public radio stations across the United States to sponsor the “SXSW Radio Day Stage,” airing live from Austin , in Texas, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on March 17.

The performance lineup, curated by WFUV and their partner stations, includes: Hippo Campus (indie rock band from St. Paul); Lizzo (minneapolis-based body-positive rap artist); Chicano Batman (a four-piece band from Los Angeles inspired by Brazilian tropicalia and slow-jam soul); Spoon (indie pop/rock band from Austin); Valerie June (Tennessee-based singer-songwriter drawing on a wide range of inspirations); and Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears (another Austin native playing blues, funk and soul).

“This year’s lineup is a great cross section of must-see talent,” said WFUV Program Director Rita Houston.

Still ongoing, the WFUV video team will be capturing artist performances at the San Jose Hotel. These videos will be posted on during the weekend. All of WFUV’s SXSW content can be accessed here.


In 2016, the country experienced a particularly divisive presidential campaign that impacted office space and worker productivity. Unlike previous election cycles, the tone and tension of politics did not end when the ballots were cast in November and show no signs of abating in 2017.

To help individuals cope with this environment, WSOU-FM’s “Thank God for Monday” (89.5) will explore the issue of national workplace politics at 8:30 a.m. on March 11.

Brother Greg Cellini will be joined by Amanda Mitchell, business management consultant and founder of Our Corporate Life.

According to Clifton native Brother Cellini, Saturday’s program will tackle issues such as how to stay focused on work when you’re bombarded 24/7 by news feeds and social media; dealing with a colleague who continually welcomes or constantly despairs of the new administration; finding common ground in the workplace; and avoid being sucked into the middle of a political debate among colleagues.


Q2 Music – WQXR-FM’s (105.9) online music channel dedicated to modern music – has launched the third season of “Meet the Composer”, the Peabody Award-winning podcast hosted by Nadia Sirota, which brings audiences closer to composers and musical thinkers.

After two seasons, “Meet the Composer” will continue to “fuse its innovative sound design with a thematic storytelling approach, and give the listener behind-the-scenes access to one of the most dynamic and brilliant art scenes in the world. world”.

Featured guests this season will include: Georg Friedrich Haas, composer; David Lang, composer and co-founder of “Bang on a Can”; Mollena Williams-Haas, sex educator; Bryce Dessner, guitarist of “The National”; Kevin McFarland, cellist, formerly of the “JACK” quartet; Sandeep Das, tabla player, member of the “Silk Road Ensemble”; and Ragnar Kjartansson, performance artist.

All episodes of the program are available on www.q2music.orgiTunes and all other places where podcasts can be downloaded.


The 29th annual National Radio Hall of Fame is now accepting suggested nominees for 2017 and will continue to do so until March 31.

people can visit and click on the “Nominate” tab to submit their choices for consideration.

Suggestions can be made for individuals in the following categories: long-standing local/regional (20 years or more); active local/regional (10 years or more); networks/syndication (10 years or more); long-standing network/syndication (20 years or more); on-air personality of the music format; and the creative personality spoken on air.

“It’s always our priority to involve as many people as possible in this process because there is such a wealth of talent to represent,” National Radio Hall Of Fame Chairman Kraig T. Kitchin said. “By streamlining communication via the website, we are anticipating more feedback than ever.

The induction ceremony and celebration will take place at the Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago on November 2.


STATION BREAK: Jim Gearhart returns to WKXW-FM (101.5) after a long recovery. In late 2015, Gearhart ended his 25-year stint with the Trenton-based station after suffering a serious fall at home. Now he’s back with “The Jim Gearhart Show,” a weekly podcast available Thursdays on iTunes, Google Play, and other podcaster services. … Join WDHA-FM’s “Morning Jolt” (105.5) for a St. Patrick’s Day happy hour edition from 3-7 p.m. on March 17 at The Grasshopper Too, 26 Erie Ave., Wayne. Information: