Author Archives: Stacy Owen

Wednesday, Feb. 5

6-9am: Duke Meyer
8:05am – The Daily Feed – an internet buzz song is featured.
8:50am – The Buzz – music news of the day.

9am-12pm: Kyle Meredith
The Wednesday Worship – Kyle dives into an artist’s catalog and tells the stories behind the songs.
11:05am – Kyle’s Grab Bag – a deeper cut from a new album or a giveaway.

12pm-3pm: Marion Dries
1:50pm – The Buzz – music news of the day.

3pm-6pm: Laura Shine
3:30pm: Paws Report – an adoptable pet plus animal advice.
4:00pm – Charlie King live in studio (Clifton Center tonight)
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
Revered Southern songwriter and swampy guitarist, Tony Joe White, showcases his new blues album, Hoodoo.

8-9pm: Sir Microcosm
Listen for the ultimate mix tape, hosted by Jim James of My Morning Jacket and long-time friend, Dave Givan!

9pm-1am: FPK’s Afterdark with Sean Cannon
9pm – The Daily Feed – an internet buzz song is featured.
10pm – Damien Jurado interview
11pm – The Flipside – We play an honest to goodness B-side from a single on vinyl you might not have heard.

1am-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.

Tuesday, Feb. 4

TUESDAY FEATURED ARTIST: Emmylou Harris (With Rodney Crowell at The Brown tonight!)

6-9am: Duke Meyer
8:05am – The Daily Feed – an internet buzz song is featured.
8:50am – The Buzz – music news of the day.

9am-Noon: Kyle Meredith
11:05am – Kyle’s Grab Bag – a deeper cut from a new album or giveaway

Noon-3pm: Marion Dries
1:50pm – The Buzz – music news of the day.

3-6pm: Matt Anthony
4pm – Todd Brashear from Wild & Wooly Video stops by with a giveaway and what’s new on DVD.
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
Following the overwhelming success of Icelandic artist Asgeir’s debut in his home country, the translated album, In the Silence, has been released in the States.

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 City and Colour and Birds of Chicago.

9pm-1am: WFPK After Dark With Sean Cannon
9pm – The Daily Feed – 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.

Top 100 Songs of 2013

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The WFPK year-end countdown is underway! We’ll update the list each hour, so feel free to follow along today as you listen. This year’s countdown is made possible in part by O’Shea’s Pubs, with locations Downtown and in the Highlands.

100. Allen Stone – Sleep

99. Anders Osbourne – 47

98. Steve Martin – Love Has Come For You

97. Sons of Fathers – Roots & Vine

96. Cold War Kids – Miracle Man

95. Johnny Marr – Right Thing Right

94. Paul McCartney – New

93. The Dismemberment Plan – Invisible

92. Natalie Maines – Come Cryin’ To Me

91. Brett Dennen – Wild Child

90. Gibbard/Mann – Bigger Than Love

89. Jason Isbell – Live Oak

88. Cheyenne Mize – Whole Heart

87. Frightened Rabbit – The Woodpile

86. Son Volt – Hearts and Minds

85. Avicii – Wake Me Up

84. Spacehog – Oh Dinosaur

83. Junk Yard Dogs – Good Good Lovin

82. Haim – The Wire

81. Jim James – State of the Art

80. Leagues – Mind Games

79. Wild Feathers – The Ceiling

78. The Head and the Heart – Shake

77. Randall Bramblett – Roll

76. Deer Tick – Dream’s in the Ditch

75. Alt-J – Breezeblocks

74. Dawes – Most People

73. Little Comets – Jennifer

72. Regina Spektor – You’ve Got Time

71. Kings of Leon – Supersoaker

70. Man Man – Head On

69. Matt Costa – Good Times

68. Joseph Arthur – Saint of Impossible Causes

67. Iron and Wine – Singers and the Endless Song

66. Devendra Banhart – Never Seen Such Good Things

65. Local Natives – Heavy Feet

64. Civil Wars – The One That Got Away

63. They Might be Giants – You’re On Fire

62. Leagues – Spotlight

61. Lone Bellow – You Never Need Nobody

60. Teneia Sanders – Steamboat

59. David Bowie – The Stars

58. National – Don’t Swallow the Cap

57. Thao – We the Common

56. Rilo Kiley – Let Me Back In

55. Jack Johnson – I Got You

54. Small Time Napoleon – Sidewinder

53. Laura Veirs – Sun Song

52. Cayucas – High School Lover

51. Matt Duncan – The Keys

50. J. Roddy – Heavy Bells

49. Features – This Disorder

48. Amos Lee – The Man Who Wants You

47. Little Green Cars – Harper Lee

46. Grizzly Bear – A Simple Answer

45. Fitz – 6am

44. Bonnie Prince Billy & Dawn McCarthy – Just What I Was Looking For

43. Frightened Rabbit – Dead Now

42. City and Colour – Thirst

41. Neko Case – That’s Who I Am

40. Cabin – The Oceanographer

39. Moon Taxi – The New Black

38. Mayer Hawthorne – Her Favorite Song

37. Volcano Choir – Byegone

36. Villagers – Nothing Arrived

35. Cave Singers – Have To Pretend

34. David Ford – Pour A Little Poison

33. Junip – Your Life Your Call

32. Laura Marling – Where Can I Go

31. Nerves Junior – Goodnight Nobody

30. Houndmouth – On The Road

29. Josh Rouse – Julie

28. Lone Bellow – Bleeding Out

27. Iron and WIne – Grace For Saints and Ramblers

26. Arcade Fire – Reflektor

25. Edward Sharpe – Better Days

24. No More Kings – They’re Coming To Get You, Barbra

23. Replacements – I’m Not Sayin’

22. Old Baby – Young

21. Telekinesis – Power Lines

20. Josh Ritter – Joy To You Baby

19. Kopecky – Heartbeat

18. Debauchees – I’ve Got Energy

17. Neko Case – Man

16. Vampire Weekend – Diane Young

15. Pearl Jam – Mind Your Manners

14. Cheyenne Mize – Among The Grey

13. The National – Demons

12. Sun Kil Moon – Among the Leaves

11. Dawes – From A Window Seat

10. Haim – Don’t Save Me

9. Fleetwood Mac – Sad Angel

8. Jake Bugg – Two Fingers

7. Phosphorescent – Song For Zula

6. Joshua James – Queen of the City

5. Wax Fang – Blonde Leading the Blonde

4. Primal Scream – It’s Alright

3. Dr. Dog – Broken Heart

2. Jason Isbell – Stockholm

1. Jim James – A New Life

WFPK Year-End Slide Show

We’ve put together a slide show of some WFPK highlights from 2013. We hope you shared in some of the fun and here’s to an exciting 2014…cheers!

Stacy Owen’s Top 10 of 2013

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It’s so hard to place these picks from 1 to 10 because I love each of them for different reasons. So…I’m using my Program Director’s prerogative and arranging these in no particular order.

HaimDays Are Gone
Throwback pop perfection

Little Green CarsAbsolute Zero
I like quirky lyrics!

Jason IsbellSoutheastern
Songs you feel down deep…a fantastic songwriter!

Dr. DogB-Room
Unique, fun, great live show!

Valerie JunePushin’ Against a Stone
Roots music with an original twist.

PhosphorescentMuchacho
My chill out album of 2013…gorgeous.

Jim JamesRegions of Light and Sound of God
There’s always one that sneaks up on me…this gets better every time I hear it.

Jake BuggJake Bugg
This young whipper snapper is too talented for his own good.

Anders OsbornePeace
Wow! This one took me by surprise…found my way back to him.

Laura MarlingOnce I Was An Eagle
That voice, that guitar work, those lyrics…mind blown.

Holiday Specials 2013

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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 Songs” of 2013 Countdown sponsored by O’Shea’s Pubs, with locations Downtown and in the Highlands. Full details below!

FRIDAY, DEC. 6
–WFPK WEEKLY FEED WRAP UP Part 1 (8-9pm)
Host Kyle Meredith takes some time to look back at favorite editions of the show. This week listen for interviews with Alabama Shakes, Stars, and Calexico!

FRIDAY, DEC. 13
–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 Thao & the Get Down Stay Down, They Might Be Giants, and Michael Kiwanuka!

THURSDAY, DEC. 19
–SOUND OPINIONS HOLIDAY SPECIAL (8-9pm)
Holiday music collector and expert Andy Cirzan is back with a “Rock ‘n’ Pop Xmas”! Listen for selections from XTC, The Band, The Kinks, The Beach Boys and more.

FRIDAY, DEC. 20
–HOMEMADE HOLIDAY SHOWCASE (Noon-1pm)
This special Live Lunch features holiday music from Louisville’s own Leigh Ann Yost, Alanna Fugate, Jeff Guernsey, and SqueezeBot!

–WFPK WEEKLY FEED WRAP UP Part 3 (8-9pm)
Host Kyle Meredith takes some time to look back at favorite editions of the show. This week listen for interviews with Haim, The Flaming Lips, and Jason Isbell!

–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. 21
– SOUL OF CHRISTMAS W/Matt Anthony (4-7pm)
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  (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. 22
–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. 24
–FOLK ALLEY CHRISTMAS  (10am-noon)
Holiday music from the best in contemporary folk and Americana with Tim O’Brien, Kate Rusby, Jerry Douglas, John McCutcheon, Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks and so much more.

–A NEW ORLEANS CHRISTMAS (12-1pm)
A gumbo of Christmas classics from Louis Armstrong, Wynton Marsalis, Dr. John, Aaron Neville, Irma Thomas, Harry Connick, Jr., Bradford Marsalis, Allen Toussaint, Kermit Ruffins, Fats Domino and others.

–LITTLE STEVENS UNDERGROUND GARAGE CHRISTMAS  (1-3pm)
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.

–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 new performance and interview session with the Portland Cello Project, who have a new album called Winter: The Best Nine Months of the Year. Plus, a special edition of Latin Roots with Judy Cantor-Navas on Cuban Christmas music.

–E-TOWN HOLIDAY SPECIAL (8-9pm)
‘Deck the Halls’ with a very special holiday themed show. Grammy Award winning composer and violin virtuoso Mark O’Connor and his band Hot Swing! play a special Christmas set. The LA Times calls him “one of the most talented and imaginative artists working in music – any music – today.”

UnwrappedWEDNESDAY, DEC. 25
– “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!

–HOMEMADE HOLIDAY SHOWCASE (10-11am)
This special Live Lunch encore features holiday music from Louisville’s own Leigh Ann Yost, Alanna Fugate, Jeff Guernsey, and SqueezeBot!

–OVER THE RHINE (11am-noon)
Our favorite Cincinnati band stopped by on Dec. 13th for a MembersOnly performance before their holiday show at the Bomhard Theater here in Louisville!

–SOUND OPINIONS HOLIDAY SPECIAL (Noon-1pm)
Holiday music collector and expert Andy Cirzan is back with a “Rock ‘n’ Pop Xmas”! Listen for selections from XTC, The Band, The Kinks, The Beach Boys and more.

–FOLK ALLEY CHRISTMAS  (1-3pm)
Holiday music from the best in contemporary folk and Americana with Tim O’Brien, Kate Rusby, Jerry Douglas, John McCutcheon, Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks and so much 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)
David talks with Nick Lowe, who performs original and traditional holiday songs from his new album, Quality Street: A Seasonal Selection for All the Family. Foremost Beatles tribute band, The Fab Four, showcase their new Christmas album called Hark! And another Latin Roots special with Rachel Faro discussing the Puerto Rican Christmas.

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

–HIGHLIGHTS FROM NEWPORT FOLK FESTIVAL 2013 (9pm-1am)
Ready for something other than holiday music? We’ll flash back to summer and sample performance from this year’s festival from Jim James, Bombino, Phosphorescent and The Mountain Goats!

FRIDAY, DEC. 27
–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 Queens of the Stone Age, Frightened Rabbit and Colin Meloy.

SATURDAY, DEC. 28
– AMERICAN ROUTES HOLIDAY SPECIAL (6-8am)
Celebrate the holiday week as American Routes turns 15! It’s a live show from New Orleans legendary Rock N Bowl club, including soul, funk and R & B heroes Irma Thomas, Ivan Neville, James Rivers, Robert “Barefootin'” Parker, Walter “Wolfman” Washington and James Andrews all backed by pianist Jon Cleary and band.

–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 2013 and then some!

SUNDAY, DEC. 29
–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 2013!

TUESDAY, DEC. 31
–TOP 100 SONGS OF 2013  (8am-6pm)
WFPK music hosts spend the day counting down WFPK’s favorite songs of the year! (Sponsored by O’Shea’s Pubs, with locations Downtown and in the Highlands.)

–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 2013.

NYEphoto–WFPK NEW YEAR’S SOUL REVUE
(9pm – 1am)
DJs Woodrow On The Radio and Matt Anthony live from Headliners with Junk Yard Dogs 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.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 1
– AMERICAN ROUTES HOLIDAY SPECIAL (10am-noon)
Celebrate the holiday week as American Routes turns 15! It’s a live show from New Orleans legendary Rock N Bowl club, including soul, funk and R & B heroes Irma Thomas, Ivan Neville, James Rivers, Robert “Barefootin'” Parker, Walter “Wolfman” Washington and James Andrews all backed by pianist Jon Cleary and band.

–“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 Queens of the Stone Age, Frightened Rabbit and Colin Meloy.