I just updated my Open Letter to WRVU with links to as many removed community-member shows as I could find, and I thought I would post them again here. I hope to continually update this post when new information comes in. If you’re a dj for one of the shows below, please e-mail any updated info to email@example.com or just write a comment below. Some of the community-member shows are moving over to Radio Free Nashville. Others are are becoming podcasts. Check back often to find news about your favorite show.
My apologies about the lack of information on some shows. If there was any information Google-able, I put it here. If you have more information about a show, send it my way.
The Best of Bread — Irreverent, balls-out, and genius. Permanently banned because the host moved a web cam. Has a new home at Nashville Cream as the podcast The Chris Crofton Show.
The Pajama Bar — DJ Naphtali’s journey into the Theatre of the Mind. Pajama Bar could always be counted on for it’s thoughtful content & tight production quality. Not renewed after alleged “snarky” e-mails.
The Mixdown — Suspended for a semester for moving a web-cam. DJ John Brassil was one of the few people at WRVU that stuck up for my when my show was cancelled, much to Mikil’s dismay. For that I owe him my gratitude. John organizes the most excellent experimental review Buzz & Click each year. When The Mixdown returns, it will be the only show playing occasional experimental music on WRVU (as far as I am aware).
Get Up Stand Up — Permanently banned for an episode that criticized WRVU’s dj cap. Ironically, the host was resigning anyway (before the community cap results) and it was his intended final show. Hosted by comedian Mark Anundson, Get Up Stand Up was the funniest (and one of my favorite) shows on WRVU. Follow the link to check out the Mark’s most excellent blog Happy for Apathy.
Shows not renewed due to community dj cap:
Best Show Ever
Big Poppa’s Underground “Big Poppa has given the local rock scene a voice and an outlet in which they can be heard.” -Music City Mel, Publicist
Cat Beast Party – I regret that I have not heard this show, but luckily I can now listen via their new home on 107.1fm Radio Free Nashville Saturdays from 1-3pm. Host Angie offered me some kind words when ~ORE~ was yanked from the air.
The Gummy Soul Show A soul review with a very nice-looking blog. DJ Josh once had the slot right before Theatre Intangible, and he was kind enough to put up with the occasional throngs of guest participants that invaded the station for our show.
Hi to Mom & Dad
The Inconsiderate Mixtape This great show has a killer blog with an innovative idea: “The goal of this blog is to share music i love with all i can. Primarily, i will be going through my cd collection alphabetically and writing about the albums i think you should all go buy immediately.” You can also download WRVU-era and new episodes as podcasts.
Laser beam & Hurl City
Magical Mystery Show A revolving theme show. “Each week we select a theme, a genre, a scene, or an important period in musical history and discographize it. The well can never run dry in this massive world of music.” You can download podcasts via the link above.
Nashville Mixtapes A fine show with an excellent blog about music. Nashville Mixtapes has applied to wrfn and will premiere a podcast in January.
Needles & Pins Host Laura has quite the knack for programing Rock N’ Roll music that just makes you feel good. Needles & Pins will be back as a podcast (and possibly on Radio Free Nashville) very soon. They’ve been my Twitter buddy in these dark WRVU times.
Pocket Ninjas “The best in indie, electronic, and asian rock!” Oh, man, where do I start? Pocket Ninja’s was the show that preceded mine during Ore’s premiere semester. These ladies love music passionately and intensely, and I always looked forward to saying hi when I arrived at the station for my show. As far as I know, Nashville no longer has a show that embraces Asian music and culture.
Say Yes! to Music
Shalom Nashville — “A blend of non-mainstream Jewish and Israeli music worldwide, intriguing trivia questions and uplifting spiritual injections.”
Surface Underground A show about “bringing to light a slew of fantastic artists who are part of a blossoming scene in Nashville.”
The Switch is On
We Own This Town — Why WRVU would remove this show is totally beyond me. Joe Baine Colvert & crew are tireless supporters of local music. You really need to follow the link to check out their first class blog. Subscribe to it to stay up to date on local concerts.