Author Archives: Stacy Owen

Tuesday Featured Artist: JJ Grey & Mofro

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Listen for a song from our Tuesday Featured Artist every hour from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

In honor of the band’s appearance Friday, Derby Eve, at Iroquois Amphitheater you’ll be hearing JJ Grey & Mofro all day long! Anderson East and special guests The Louisville Leopard Percussionists are also on the bill. And listen for a WFPK in studio visit from JJ Friday afternoon at 3:00!

More information: Official Site | Wikipedia | Allmusic | Facebook | Twitter

Live Lunch May 1: Murder By Death

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Want to know who is coming up in the next few weeks? Did you miss an episode? Have no fear! Take a look at our Live Lunch archives and upcoming schedule.

On the surface, Murder By Death is a quintet with a wry, ominous name. But behind the geography and moniker is a band of meticulous and literary songwriters matched by a specific brand of brooding, anthem-riding balladry and orchestral indie rock. They’ll perform Friday, Derby Eve, at Headliners with Morning Teleportation and Twin Limb. The show is FREE with a Do502 RSVP until Thursday at midnight!

More information: Official Site | Label Site | Facebook | Twitter

Thursday, February 26

6-9am – Duke Meyer
8:50am – The Buzz – music news of the day.

9am-12pm – Marion Dries
11:40am – The Buzz – music news of the day.

12pm –3pm – Kyle Meredith

3p-6pm – Laura Shine
4:40 – The Buzz – music news of the day.
5’0 Clock Shadow – an original followed by a cover tune.

6p-8pm – World Café w/David Dye
Tropicoso is the debut release from the Los Angeles Afro-Latin funk band Jungle Fire.

8pm-9pm – Sound Opinions
Sound Opinions gasses up the biplane and makes its next stop on the World Tour: Cuba. Later they review the posthumous release from gospel icon Pops Staples.

9pm-1am – FPK’s Afterdark with Sean Cannon
9pm – The Weekly Feed Preview – a song making waves across the internet.
10pm – Justin Pierre of Motion City Soundtrack
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.

Tuesday, February 24

TUESDAY FEATURED ARTIST: George Harrison

6-9am: Duke
8:50am – The Buzz – music news of the day.

9am-Noon: Marion Dries
11:40am – The Buzz – music news of the day.

Noon-3pm: Kyle Meredith

3-6pm: Matt Anthony
4:40pm – The Buzz – music news of the day.
5 0’Clock Shadow – an original followed by a cover tune.

6-8pm: World Café With David Dye
Legendary American singer-songwriter Jackson Browne joins us in conversation about his latest studio album, Standing In the Breach.

8-9pm: eTown
Live musical performances from Boulder, Colorado with hosts Nick and Helen Forrester and the E-chievement Award for environmental activism. Tonight listen for Justin Townes Earle and Sam Baker.

9pm-1am: WFPK After Dark With Sean Cannon
9pm – The Weekly Feed Preview – an internet buzz song is featured.
11pm – Check the Label – We spotlight an independent record label and feature two bands who call it home

1-2am: 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.

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.