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Holiday Specials 2014

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Listen for special holiday programs from Little Steven, Sound Opinions, your favorite WFPK hosts and more! And tune in New Year’s Eve day for our “Top 100 Albums” of 2014 Countdown sponsored by Music Go Round, buying, selling and trading used musical instruments and equipment, for 19 years. Full details below!

FRIDAY, DEC. 12
–WFPK WEEKLY FEED WRAP UP Part 2 (8-9pm)
Host Kyle Meredith takes some time to look back at favorite editions of the show. This week listen for interviews with The Black Keys, Conor Oberst, and the legendary John Cale.!

SATURDAY, DEC. 13
–LITTLE STEVENS UNDERGROUND GARAGE PRE-CHRISTMAS  (7-9pm)
Steven recommends all kinds of cool affordable gifts and shares music from Keith Richards, Darlene Love, the Kinks, and Cheap Trick!

THURSDAY, DEC. 18
–SOUND OPINIONS HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR (8-9pm)
Jim and Greg welcome back their favorite bearer of holiday music cheer, collector Andy Cirzan, to share his latest compilation of eclectic and eccentric seasonal tunes. This year, it’s a “Holiday Pop Parade.”

FRIDAY, DEC. 19
–LIVE LUNCH HOLIDAY SHOWCASE (Noon-1pm)
Holiday music from Louisville’s own Greg Foresman, Danny Flanigan and Alan Rhody!

–WFPK WEEKLY FEED WRAP UP Part 3 (8-9pm)
Host Kyle Meredith takes some time to look back at the most worthy songs of the year and shares favorite interviews with  Sean Lennon, Dwight Yoakam, and Deltron 3030!

–A SOUND CLASH CHRISTMAS WITH MATT ANTHONY (9-midnight)
Matt sprinkle in some holiday music on this edition of the Sound Clash with a special tribute to James Brown in the 11 O’clock hour.  The “Godfather of Soul” passed away on Christmas Day in 2006.

SATURDAY, DEC. 20
– RELICS CHRISTMAS W/Duke Meyer (4-7pm)
Holiday music from the Relics era featuring the holiday messages The Beatles sent to their fan club members.

–LITTLE STEVENS UNDERGROUND GARAGE CHRISTMAS  (7-9pm)
It’s our favorite time of year in the Underground Garage. It’s time for our annual Christmas A Go-Go show, the wildest Christmas party in town, baby.

–BLUES PARTY CHRISTMAS (10pm-12am)
Holiday blues you can use from BB King to Charles Brown!

 –A ROADHOUSE CHRISTMAS WITH WOODROW ON THE RADIO! (12-6AM)
From Otis Redding to Bob Wills, Woody will be spinning the Christmas platters that matter!

SUNDAY, DEC. 21
–A VERY JAZZY CHRISTMAS  (8am-3pm)
Join WFPK jazz hosts Danny O’Bryan, John LaBarbera and Matt Anthony for holiday jazz greats old, new and in-between! Plus, Dick Sisto reveals more picks for best albums of the year on The Inner Ear at 11am!

–WORLD FORCE REGGAE CHRISTMAS (3-5pm)
Christmas edition with Ibuka and Benny!

– ROOTS & BOOTS HILLBILLY HOLIDAY WITH MICHAEL YOUNG (5 – 8pm)
Listen for Christmas songs from contemporary Americana artists, stars from country music’s heyday, and singing cowboys of old.

– SUNDAY NIGHT BLUEGRASS WITH BERK BRYANT (8-11pm)
A Bluegrass Christmas Special with The Country Gentleman, Berk Bryant.

TUESDAY, DEC. 23
–e-Town Holiday Special (8-9pm)
Husband-and-wife team Linford Detweiler and Karin Bergquist return to eTown as the Ohio-based duo Over the Rhine for this special holiday show. Also joining us is up-and-coming country/rock singer, songwriter and musician Max Gomez.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 24
–A WINTER’S TALE  (10am-noon)
WFPK Program Director, Stacy Owen, hosts two hours of wonderfully chilly weather songs. Listen for music from Fleet Foxes, The Rolling Stones, White Stripes and more!

–LITTLE STEVENS UNDERGROUND GARAGE CHRISTMAS (12-2pm)
It’s our favorite time of year in the Underground Garage. It’s time for our annual Christmas A Go-Go show, the wildest Christmas party in town, baby.

–LIVE LUNCH HOLIDAY SHOWCASE (2-3pm)
This special encore features holiday music from Louisville’s own Greg Foresman, Danny Flanigan and Alan Rhody!

–A CHRISTMAS POTPOURRI W/LAURA SHINE (3-6pm)
Listen for Laura’s mix of vintage and new holiday music to wrap presents by or cook your holiday feast to.

–WORLD CAFÉ CHRISTMAS EVE (6-8pm)
A performance and interview with Judith Owen and Harry Shearer. They’ll play songs from their annual holiday sing-along tour, newly renamed “Christmas without Tears.” In the second hour, it’s a rebroadcast of Tracey Thorn’s 2012 holiday performance and interview surrounding the release of Tinsel and Lights.

–SIR MICROCOSM HOLIDAY SPECIAL (8-9pm)
Jim James and Dave Givan take you on a holiday trip through time and space…

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– “CHRISTMAS UNWRAPPED with Michael Young (6-10AM)
Wake up with Michael Young’s crazy collection of Christmas tunes from the ridiculous to the sublime. All styles, all genres. Anything goes!

–RELICS CHRISTMAS w/Duke Meyer (10am-1pm)
Holiday music from the Relics era featuring the holiday messages The Beatles sent to their fan club members.

–A WINTER’S TALE (1-3pm)
WFPK Program Director, Stacy Owen, hosts two hours of wonderfully chilly weather songs. Listen for music from Fleet Foxes, The Rolling Stones, White Stripes and more!

–THE SOUL OF CHRISTMAS with Matt Anthony (3-6pm)
The host of WFPK’s Friday Night Sound Clash and Jazz Pulse brings you a holiday mix as only he can!

–WORLD CAFÉ CHRISTMAS (6-8pm)
A holiday performance and interview with Over The Rhine focusing on their new album, Blood Oranges in the Snow. In the second hour listen for mini-interviews and live songs from several artists who appear on New West’s new compilation, An Americana Christmas.

–SOUND OPINIONS (8-9pm)
Jim and Greg look back at 20 years of the groundbreaking alt-country label Bloodshot Records. Plus a review of the long-awaited new album by hip hop artist Divine Styler.

ShovelsNewport–HIGHLIGHTS FROM NEWPORT FOLK FESTIVAL 2014 (9pm-1am)
Ready for something other than holiday music? We’ll flash back to summer and sample performances from this year’s festival from Shovels and Rope, Nickel Creek, Dawes and Band of Horses.

FRIDAY, DEC. 26
–WFPK WEEKLY FEED WRAP UP Part 4 (8-9pm)
Kyle takes some time to look back at favorite songs of the year and features some of his favorite interviews of the last few months including Damien Rice, Cage the Elephant, & Les Claypool.

SATURDAY, DEC. 27
–LITTLE STEVEN’S UNDERGROUND GARAGE NEW YEAR’S SPECIAL (7-9pm)
Little Steven sums up all the wonderful things that happened this past year; including Steven’s list of the “coolest movies and books”.  We’ll also run down the Top 20 Coolest Songs In the World 2014 and then some!

SUNDAY, DEC. 28
–THE INNER EAR YEAR END SPECIAL (11am-noon)
Dick Sisto shares more of his favorite jazz releases of the year.

–ROOTS AND BOOTS YEAR END SPECIAL (5pm-8pm)
Michael Young shares his top Americana albums of 2014!

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 31
–TOP 100 ALBUMS OF 2014  (8am-6pm)
WFPK music hosts spend the day counting down WFPK’s favorite albums of the year! (Sponsored by Music Go Round, buying, selling and trading used musical instruments and equipment, for 19 years.)

–WORLD CAFE YEAR END SPECIAL (6pm-8pm)
Highlighting Best of Year album/song picks, some of the music you may have missed, some picks for the year to come, and David will pay tribute to some of the musicians that passed away in 2014.

NYEphoto–WFPK NEW YEAR’S JAMES BROWN REVUE (9pm – 1am)
DJs Woodrow On The Radio and Matt Anthony live from Headliners with Thirty Spokes taking the stage at 10:30 for a live set on the radio to ring in the New Year! You can attend this event…more info here.

THURSDAY, JAN. 1
– AMERICAN ROUTES JOHNNY CASH TRIBUTE (10am-noon)
It’s a two-hour tribute in song and story to the Man in Black. We’ll hear from his family, friends and associates on the contradictions–preacher, outlaw, loving family man, rockabilly rebel–that made the man. Voices include Rosanne Cash; son John Carter Cash; sister Joanne Yates and more!

–“HANK WILLIAMS, SR. SPECIAL” with Berk Bryant (Noon – 3pm)
New Year’s Day tradition honoring the great Hank Williams, Sr. with rare recordings, interviews, and the expertise of Mr. Berk Bryant on the day Hank died.

–LITTLE STEVEN’S UNDERGROUND GARAGE NEW YEAR’S SPECIAL (3-5pm)
Tune in for the Underground Garage New Years show, where we sum up all the wonderful things that happened this past year; including Steven’s list of the “Coolest movies and books”.  We’ll also run down the top 20 “Coolest Songs In the World” this year and then some. Come join us for the world’s only Rock n’ Roll dance party on the radio!

–WFPK WEEKLY FEED WRAP UP Part 4 (5-6pm)
Kyle takes some time to look back at favorite songs of the year and features some of his favorite interviews of the last few months including Damien Rice, Cage the Elephant, & Les Claypool.. 


Thanksgiving Programming 2014

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We’ve got a musical recipe for your Thanksgiving Day on 91.9 WFPK, as we re-broadcast some of our favorite Live Lunches of the year and more!

6-9am – Duke Meyer
Listen for Alice’s Restaurant in the 8am hour!

9-10am – Bob Dylan and the Band: The Complete Basement TapesBasementTapesCD
In 1967, Bob Dylan got together with The Band in upstate New York. It took eight years for some of the music to come out officially, but in that time, the legend of The Basement Tapes grew. Listen for interviews with Garth Hudson and more with highlights from the full release of The Basement Tapes.

10am-Noon – American Routes: John Prine Special
Join us for a two-hour visit with John Prine as he walks us through his life–from urban Illinois backwards to Muhlenberg County, Kentucky–and catalog. For over 35 years, the singer and guitarist has written and performed songs which present a slightly off-kilter and darkly humorous look at working class America.

Noon-6pm – Live Lunch Marathonalexwright
12:00 – Alex Wright
1:00 – Jukebox the Ghost
2:00 – Deanna Bogart
3:00 – Asgier
4:00 – Willie Watson
5:00 – St. Paul and the Broken Bones

6-8pm – World Cafe
Tough Love is the second record from English singer-songwriter Jessie Ware.

8-9pm – Sound Opinions
Rock legend and Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant joins hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot in the studio to discuss his decades long career and why he made a decision to stop caring about sales and popularity and just focus on innovative music.

9pm-1am – FPK’s After Dark With Sean Cannon
9pm – The Weekly Feed Preview – a song making waves across the internet.
11pm – Late Night Wars – We play the best late night TV performance of the week

1am–2am – Night Visions
An eclectic mix of independent and under-represented dance, electronica, rock and pop music from around the world.

 

WFPK Reggae Block Party

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Bring the entire family to the WFPK Reggae Block Party Sunday, Sept. 7!  World Force Reggae hosts, Benny and Ibuka, will be broadcasting live from  Headliners beginning at 2pm!

Tickets are ONLY $3 in advance and $5 day of show. Click here to order, pick them up at Headliners box office or here, at the WFPK reception desk, 619 S. 4th Street (8:30-5:30 M-F…cash only at the front desk).

We’ll be collecting new gender-neutral backpacks at the door for Blessings in a Backpack!

Here’s how the day will unfold:
1:00pm – Doors open
2-4 – Music on the lot provided by Matt Anthony and DJ Fyah P with jerk chicken on the grill prepared by our very on Ibuka!
2:30 – Kids activities inside
3:30 – Kids activities inside
4-4:45 – Live set by PMA (Positive Mental Attitude)
5:00 – Broadcast ends…stay and party with DJ Benny!

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Thanks to our sponsors!

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Amanda: The Paws Report, July 23

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Today at 3:30pm for The Paws Report:

Amanda is a four-year-old Chihuahua who came to the Kentucky Humane Society from an overcrowded municipal shelter. Amanda is a total sweetheart: she is easy going and low key. Amanda finds being at the shelter stressful, and she’s hoping she will get to go to her forever home soon. Amanda arrived at KHS with an injury to her back right paw: one of the bones in her foot was broken. Amanda’s foot is healing, but she will need to be on leash walks only and no rough play for a few weeks in her new home. If you are looking for a special small dog to share your life with, please spend some time getting to know Amanda. She has a lot of love to give. Meet Amanda at the Kentucky Humane Society’s Main Campus, 241 Steedly Drive in Louisville. View all adoptable pets online at www.kyhumane.org or call 502-366-3355 for more information.

WFPK Waterfront Wednesday July 30

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Due to construction caused by the KY/IN bridges project, some streets immediately surrounding the event area may be inaccessible. A map is available with parking locations. We strongly suggest parking west of I -65 in the Witherspoon, Humana and surface lots. All set times are approximate. Gates open at 5 p.m. More info is available for directions, upcoming shows and everything else you need to enjoy WFPK Waterfront Wednesday.

Ben Sollee (approx. 9 p.m.)

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The Deloreans (approx. 7:30 p.m.)

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Steelism (approx. 6 p.m.)

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ABOUT THE 2014 WFPK WATERFRONT WEDNESDAY SEASON

louwaterfront.jpgWFPK Waterfront Wednesday is presented by 91.9 WFPK and Waterfront Development Corporation with support from Friends of the Waterfront and is FREE to all. This month’s sponsors include Goose Island Brewing Company,  Mini of Louisville and Republic Bank.

WFPK Waterfront Wednesday is held on the  Big Four Lawn, located just west of the Big Four Bridge. Gates open at 5 p.m. A map is available for parking locations. Start times are approximate. Thanks to DC Productions.

Take a look at upcoming shows!

Outside alcohol is prohibited.  No coolers, no glass or pets allowed in the event area of the Big Four Lawn and the adjacent park areas.  For more information, please call 814-6500.

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Album of the Month: I Saved Latin – A Tribute to Wes Anderson

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On May 13th, American Laundromat Records will release a tribute compilation celebrating universally beloved oddball director Wes Anderson. Featuring 23 artists covering songs featured in his movies, the album’s roster of contributors includes names like Generationals, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, Freelance Whales, and Margot & the Nuclear So and So’s tackling music by David Bowie, The Velvet Underground, Love, The Rolling Stones, and more.

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