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Tuesday, May 17

TUESDAY FEATURED ARTIST: The Jayhawks (this Friday at Headliners)

6-9am: Duke

9am-Noon: Matt Anthony

Noon-3pm: Kyle Meredith
Listen for music news and song premiers from all of your favorite artists!
1:30pm – The Speed of Sound – a short interview with special guests.

3-6pm: Laura Shine
3:30pm – The Paws Report – an adoptable pet from the Ky. Humane Society is featured
5 0’Clock Shadow – an original followed by a cover tune.

6-8pm: World Café With David Dye
Singer-songwriters, Teddy Thompson & Kelly Jones make you think of The Everly Brothers on their first collaborative album, Little Windows.

8-9pm: eTown
Live musical performances from Boulder, Colorado with hosts Nick and Helen Forrester and the E-chievement Award for environmental activism. Tonight’s guests are Son Little and Chris Daniels.

9pm-12am: WFPK After Dark With Meg Samples

12-2am: Night Visions With the OK Deejays and Sam Sneed
An eclectic mix of independent and under-represented dance, electronica, rock and pop music from around the world.

2am-5am: WFPK Overnight
Hear your favorite mix of FPK tunes all night long.

AMPed Up for May 29th!

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On May 29th at Headliners Music Hall, there will be a benefit for The Academy of Music Production Education and Development, also known as AMPed. AMPed is a great organization helping kids and teens through the power of music. We talked with Executive Director of AMPed, Dave Christopher, about the event and what AMPed does for our community.

WFPK: Hi Dave. What is the Academy of Music Production Education and Development (AMPed) and who is it for?
Dave Christopher: A music program that focuses on youth and aims to provide a safe environment for youth to explore their creativity through music. It is for youth 11 to 17 years old.

WFPK: How have you seen it affect the community so far?
DC: In a pretty amazing way. We have received a tremendous amount of support and partnerships from other youth groups as well as other social change organizations. The arts community has welcomed us with open arms. The response that the the AMPED kids have received has been life changing. Grades, self esteem, confidence, and trust are just a few things that come to mind. These kids are growing right before my eyes. They are on positive paths and I am so proud of them all.

WFPK: Where do you all get your equipment, instruments and do people volunteer their expertise to teach the kids these skills?
DC: Actually, it’s funny that you ask that because to my knowledge we have received some instruments from a the program that you all have (Instrumental Partners Program). Others have donated instruments as well, and we have of course purchased some of our own. We also have local musicians and students from the U of L music school that volunteer their time. We even have non musicians come in and help out.

WFPK: The event at Headliners on May 29th has James Lindsey (formerly Jalin Roze) as one of the performers. How did James become a part of the event and who else can we expect to see there?
DC: James wanted to perform but unfortunately contractual obligations make that not possible at this time. However he will be there and helping us out as a host. James has been a big supporter since the beginning; almost two years ago. He helped with our summer camp, IdeaFestival, and at a workshop at the Newburg Boys and Girls Club. Of course our AMPED kids will be performing along with ChelleLynae, Sasha Renee, T@y All D@y, DJ Colossus, DJ Nerd Boi, Nakya Brook, Sincere, Love Beverly, and DAVE. Ben Sollee might do a cameo for us. He wanted to be there but has a prior engagement. He teaches strings for us.

WFPK: How can people become more involved in AMPed?
DC: To become more involved email us at ampedlouisville@gmail.com or go to our website www.ampedlouisville.org and click on volunteer.

Bela Fleck in the 91.9 Studio

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Considered one of the greatest banjo players in the world, Bela Fleck came by our studio when he was in town to perform with The Louisville Orchestra a new concerto he had written for banjo and orchestra. We talked about his interest in Classical music and elevating the much maligned instrument – the banjo.

The Jayhawks in the 91.9 Studio

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Long time Americana favorites, The Jayhawks, stopped by our studio for a Members Show while on tour for their latest album, Paging Mr. Proust.

Monday, May 16

6-9am: Duke
6:20am – Vinyl Lust – a song from a real live LP

9am-12pm: Matt Anthony

12pm-3pm: Kyle Meredith
Listen for music news and song premiers from all of your favorite artists!

3-6pm – Laura Shine
5’O Clock Shadow – an original followed by a cover tune.

6-8pm: World Café With David Dye
David Dye returns to his 2013 conversation with Brooklyn bhangra group, Red Baraat, on this edition of the Vintage Cafe.

8pm-9pm: The Guest List with Sean Cannon
Each week, Sean will have in-depth, casual conversations with musicians, comedians, actors, authors, and other notable weirdos. After the talking is out of the way, they’ll give a glimpse inside their musical minds by curating diverse and thoughtful guest DJ sets. You’ll also hear regular features from Bonnie “Prince” Billy, among others.

9pm-12am – FPK’s Afterdark with Meg Samples

12am-2am: Night Visions With the OK Deejays and Sam Sneed
An eclectic mix of independent and under-represented dance, electronica, rock and pop music from around the world.

2am-5am: WFPK Overnight
Hear your favorite mix of FPK tunes all night long.

Sunday, May 15

6am-8am: Jazz With Bob Parlocha

8am-10am: Jazz Insights with Danny O’Bryan

10am-11am: Best Coast Jazz With John LaBarbera

11am-12pm: Inner Ear with Dick Sisto

12pm-1pm: Jazz Close Up With Dick Sisto
Each week Dick delves into the history of a favorite jazz performer.

1pm-3pm: Jazz Pulse with Matt Anthony
A great mix of essential jazz cuts from the host of the Friday Night Soundclash.

3pm-5pm: World Force Reggae with Ibuka
A locally produced reggae show that features more than just Marley!

5pm-8pm: Roots ‘n’ Boots with Michael Young
Heapin’ helpings of country classics, recent Americana releases, and early country-rock mixed in. Blurring the line between rock and country since 1998.

8pm-11pm: Sunday Bluegrass With Berk Bryant
Old time bluegrass and country music at its finest!

11pm-12am: The Grateful Dead Hour With David Gans

12am-4am: WFPK Overnight
Hear your favorite mix of FPK tunes all night long.