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Public Radio Music Month

Celebrate Public Radio Music Month with WFUV and non-commercial radio stations across the country, April 2012. Full listings of our upcoming PRMM broadcasts on the Coming Up on WFUV page. On twitter: #pubradiomusic

Art of the DJ: Jody Denberg

by Sarah Wardrop

KUT's Jody Denberg is from the FUV listening area, but he's been a mainstay on Austin radio for three decades. How did he get his start? Has the "Art of the DJ" changed since then? In this conversation with Rita Houston, Jody shares his unique view of creating great music radio, as both a veteran DJ and a relative newcomer to public radio.

Art of the DJ: Kevin Cole

by Sarah Wardrop

We head west for today's Art of the DJ segment, as Rita Houston talks with Kevin Cole from KEXP in Seattle. Kevin is a radio veteran who has certainly put his stamp on the true "art" of bringing music to the airwaves, and he offers up an equally thoughtful perspective on the role of the DJ as far more than just a voice or button-pusher. And, there's a Patti Smith song involved.

Art of the DJ: Cindy Howes

by Sarah Wardrop

Today FUV's Art of the DJ series travels to Pittsburgh, PA, where Cindy Howes has been hosting WYEP's Morning Mix since 2007. How does she keep up with new music given the early wake-up call? Where does local music fit into her show? What video currently has her obsessed? Find out in Cindy's conversation with Rita Houston below.

Jack White, Dave Matthews, M. Ward Salute Public Radio Music Month

by Kara Manning

April marks Public Radio Music Month, an event that's not gone unnoticed by musicians and bands like Jack White, My Morning Jacket, The Decemberists, Fleet Foxes' Robin Pecknold, the Roots, Dave Matthews and M. Ward or indie labels like Jagjaguwar, Alligator and Sub Pop. They have all signed an open letter thanking public radio stations for "taking chances" and "asking intelligent questions" about music.

Art of the DJ: Mark Wheat

by Sarah Wardrop

Mark Wheat from The Current in Minnesota, took to the FUV airwaves last fall as part of The Local Music Exchange, and now he and Rita Houston continue the conversation by exploring just what it means to be a DJ. Follow Mark's path from radio fan to influential on-air host, and hear how the BBC's John Peel and the Icelandic band, Of Monsters and Men, both come into play in Mark's thoughts on the role of public radio music stations.

Everest Guest Blog: Who the Hell is Everest?

by Guest
Laura Fedele

Part 1, in which Elijah Thomson introduces himself, the band, their sound and their intentions.

Cool zephyrs bluster and howl in tremendous gusts as pink-white petals somehow cling steadfastly to branches full bloom with the billowing flowers of early spring. Soft white sand shifts along the village streets from the seashore, as seagulls (smartly) stay out of the cloudless sky. The unbounded Atlantic Ocean, wine-dark and white-capped, extends infinitely into the golden shimmering eastern horizon. Along the western horizon: the New York City skyline.


For a look at national Public Radio Music Month events, check this Tumblr blog.

Corona Extra joins you in supporting WFUV and Everest, WFUV's artist-in-residence for April, 2012. Corona invites listeners to see a show, grab a Corona Extra and find their beach. Imported by Crown Imports, Chicago, IL. Corona reminds listeners to relax responsibly.