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WFPK Artist In Residence: Vandaveer

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In celebration of their new release, The Wild Mercury (2/19), on WhiteSpace Records, we’ve invited Vandaveer to be our next Artist in Residence! Lead singer/songwriter, Mark Charles Heidinger, recently moved from D.C. with his family to make his home in Louisville. We’re excited he and the band will spend some time with us before they kick off a tour in support of the new album. Make sure you catch one of these live performances and introduce yourself to this amazing band!

WFPK Artist in Residence schedule of appearances:

– Friday, Feb. 19, noon –  WFPK Live Lunch (619 S. 4th St.)ButchertownGrocerylogo

– Saturday, Feb. 20, 8pm  – WFPK Members Only private performance at Butchertown Grocery (1076 E. Washington St.)

– Saturday, Feb. 27, 9pm – Zanzabar (2100 South Preston Street)

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WFPK 20th Anniversary Celebraton

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91.9 WFPK celebrates 20 years of Radio Louisville Saturday, Jan. 9 at the Brown Theatre! Join us for this Louisville All Star Jam featuring:

Ben Sollee
Wax Fang
Twin Limb
Howell Dawdy
Members of Houndmouth
WFPK Sir Microcosm host, Dave Givan
A Tribute to Tim Krekel with Greg Foresman, Danny Flanigan and John Mann!

The WFPK 20th Anniversary All Star Jam is made possible with support from Old Forester, Falls City Beer, and Kiel Thomson Company. Produced by The Kentucky Center and Production Simple.

All proceeds benefit WFPK!

The show starts at 8 p.m. (doors at 7). Tickets begin at $25 ($20 for WFPK members) and are available through the Kentucky Center box office.

A special VIP ticket includes a 20th Anniversary t-shirt and admission to the after party at the Brown Theater featuring WFPK Night Visions hosts, OK Deejays and LMA Live DJ of the Year winner Sam Sneed, a cake cutting, a photo booth and your favorite on-air hosts.

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Watch the Sold Out NYE 2015 Bash!

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THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT! LISTEN FOR THE BROADCAST OR WATCH OUR STREAM RIGHT HERE BEGINNING AT 9PM!






Join us for a Prohibition Era Dance Party as we say goodbye to 2015 live from Headliners! WFPK DJ’s Matt Anthony and Woodrow on the Radio will be spinning wax.  Billy Goat Strut Revue is our house band and will be joined by guest vocalists Zach Longoria and Carly Johnson. Burlesque troupe, Vaudeville Louisville will be there too! Tickets are just $20 in advance, $25 at the door and on sale now. We sold out early last year, so order your tickets now!

8:00pm – Competition winners, Warren Erath and Collyn Justus will provide a beginner friendly swing dance lesson.  No partner required.
9:00pm – Broadcast begins with WFPK’s Woodrow on the Radio and DJ Matt Anthony. Check out the go go dancers on our live stream!
10:30pm – Billy Goat Strut Revue takes the stage. They’ll be joined by Zach Longoria and Carly Johnson on guest vocals AND provide live music for the burlesque show with Vaudeville Louisville!
Midnight – Balloon Drop…DJ’s second set.

Pictured Events will be there throughout the evening for your photo taking fun. Get a big group together, or snuggle with your sweetie. Keep all the memento photos you want; they’re free with the price of admission!

About Billy Goat Strut Revue
A fun and exciting new genre of music that travels a centuries-old path down the Ohio and Mississippi rivers, through the bourbon trail, from Derby City to the Chocolate City and back. THIS IS BOURBON JAZZ! More at their Facebook page.

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Holiday Specials 2015

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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 2015 Countdown followed by our New Year’s Eve broadcast from Headliners! Full details below!

SATURDAY, DEC. 19
— 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. 20
–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.

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–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. 23
–SIR MICROCOSM HOLIDAY SPECIAL (8-9pm)
Jim James and Dave Givan take you on a holiday trip through time and space…

THURSDAY, DEC. 24
–UPFRONT SOUL HOLIDAY SPECIAL (8-10am)
We’re stuffing your stocking with funk, soul, & jazz! Listen for holiday favorites from Louis Armstrong and James Brown, plus new soulful songs of the season from Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings and Kermit Ruffins.

–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!

–THE SOUL OF CHRISTMAS with Matt Anthony (12-3pm)
The host of WFPK’s Friday Night Sound Clash and Jazz Pulse brings you a holiday mix as only he can!

–LITTLE STEVENS UNDERGROUND GARAGE CHRISTMAS (3-5pm)
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.

–SHARON JONES AND THE DAP KINGS HOLIDAY SPECIAL (5-6pm)
Sharon Jones gives commentary for each track from the WFPK Album of the Month!

–WORLD CAFÉ CHRISTMAS EVE (6-8pm)
Canadian singer-songwriter, David Myles, performs from his 2014 album It’s Christmas.

–SOUND OPINIONS HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR (8-9pm)
Jim and Greg welcome back their favorite bearer of holiday music cheer, collector Andy Cirzan, to share a mix of country, bluegrass, and hillbilly holiday music collected throughout the South. Andy’s mix is available as a free download through the end of the year at christmas.soundopinions.org.


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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!

–E-TOWN HOLIDAY SPECIAL (3-4pm)
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.

–AMERICAN ROUTES (4-6pm)AToussaint-1447452793 (1)
Remembering Allan Toussaint: A Saint for all Seasons. We celebrate the song-maker, piano “professor” and producer from New Orleans who passed away suddenly in November.  A beloved Creole gentleman, Allen Toussaint was a hometown hero and giant on the American music scene.

–WORLD CAFÉ CHRISTMAS (6-8pm)
It’s A Holiday Party with Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings.

–A SOUND CLASH CHRISTMAS WITH MATT ANTHONY (8-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. 26
–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 2015 and then some!

SUNDAY, DEC. 27
–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 2015!

THURSDAY, DEC. 31
–TOP 100 ALBUMS OF 2015  (8am-6pm)
WFPK music hosts spend the day counting down WFPK’s favorite albums of the year as voted by you!

–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 2015.

NYEphoto–WFPK NEW YEAR’S PROHIBITION ERA PARTY (9pm – 1am)
DJs Woodrow On The Radio and Matt Anthony live from Headliners with Billy Goat Strut Revue 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.

FRIDAY, JAN. 1
— AMERICAN ROUTES BILLIE HOLIDAY TRIBUTE (10am-noon)
For Billie Holiday’s centennial celebration, we follow her from her beginnings through a complex life of troubles and musical triumphs, her compelling “autumn” voice and untimely passing at age 44.  Cassandra Wilson describes and sings her approach to the Billie Holiday oeuvre. From our archives we hear Nina Simone and Bonnie Raitt praising their blues heroines in story and song.

–“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!

–ELVIS PRESLEY: IF I CAN DREAM (5-6pm)
Elvis never got the chance to sing in front of a symphony orchestra, but the Royal Philharmonic got the chance to play behind him. Commentary from Priscilla Presley with guest vocalists, Duane Eddy and Michael Buble.

 


Thanksgiving Programming 2015

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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!

6-8am – Meg Samples
Listen for Alice’s Restaurant in the 7am hour!

8-10am – A Grateful Journey: Kris KristoffersonKKristofferson_web-1444763408
An American Routes conversation with a man of many talents: songwriter, actor, boxer, military man, among many titles, Kris Kristofferson, reflecting on his life in music, his songwriting craft, and the nature of gratitude for his life’s adventures.

10am-Noon – Isn’t It Good: The Beatles Rubber Soul Special
A celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Rubber Soul release from award-winning Beatles’ history producer Paul Ingles. Music writers, musicians, and Beatles fans take you through a track-by-track tour of this legendary album, considered by most as the pivotal release in the Beatles’ career.

Noon-6pm – Live Lunch Marathonalexwright
12:00 – Ben Sollee
1:00 – Anderson East
2:00 – Bahamas
3:00 – White Horse
4:00 – Maiden Radio
5:00 – Randall Bramblett

6-8pm – World Cafe
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, with live performance and interview. And in the second hour, a live Latin Roots performance and interview with Billy Gibbons and the BFG’s.

8-9pm – Sound Opinions
Sometimes we look forward to an artist’s new release with great expectations, only to be crushed by the result. In honor of Thanksgiving, we present the annual Sound Opinions Turkey Shoot, where hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share the biggest musical disappointments of the year.

9pm-1am – FPK’s After Dark With Sean Cannon
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 Winter Wednesday Dec. 9

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The next WFPK Winter Wednesday of the season will be Dec. 9th! This free concert series takes place once a month and runs November through February at the Clifton Center.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. WFPK and Clifton Center members will receive preferred seating. Come early for the pre-concert reception to save yourself a seat and grab a drink before the show! More info is available for directions and everything else you need to enjoy WFPK Winter Wednesday.

WFPK continues our long-time partnership with Yum! Brands Foundation to raise awareness for Dare to Care Food Bank. Please bring a canned good or other non-perishable item to be collected at the door!

Quiet Hollers (approx. 9:00 pm)

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Bobby Long (approx. 7:30 pm)

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ABOUT WINTER WEDNESDAY

WFPK Winter Wednesday is presented by 91.9 WFPK and the Clifton Center and is first come, first seated and FREE to all. This seasons sponsors include Sweetwater Brewing CompanyQuest Outdoors and Commonwealth Bank and Trust.

WFPK continues our long-time partnership with Yum! Brands Foundation to raise awareness for Dare to Care Food Bank. Please bring a canned good or other non-perishable item to be collected at the door!

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WFPK Winter Wednesday is held at the Clifton Center, located at 2117 Payne Street Louisville, KY 40206

Doors open at 6:30 pm. Start times are approximate.

Click here for updates on the 2015-2016 schedule!

For more information, please call 814-6500.