Tune in to the first installment of a new series on Hell or High Water: We've unearthed some old broadcasts (from the Southern Folklife Collection) of the "Merry-Go-Round" radio show on WPAQ-Mount Airy, and we'll be airing them the 1st Sunday of every month this spring. Today's show features rowdy bluegrass from Delmar Starling & the Carolina Buddies. Here's a preview: http://soundcloud.com/jamesfinnegan/sets/hell-or-high-water/
Tonight on the Thursday Night Feature on WXYC: It's the season for drum-roll drama of award shows and yes, we have our very own. Each year Pat J. takes on the much appreciated and mathematically rigorous task of compiling our best-of. Having prodding his fellow DJs to submit lists of their favorite releases from the previous year, he then uses a proprietary algorithm and some magic spit to prepares a master list and secrets the number one album with security appropriate for Egyptian relics. Tune in 9 pm to midnight tonight as he hits the airwaves along with representatives of WXYC's music department to spin the winners and countdown to the midnight revelation of 2011's best. On 89.3, Chapel Hill.
On tonight's Thursday Night Feature on WXYC, Tim Carless brings us the life and music of Harry Nilsson, singer-songwriter and night-shift banker. So put de lime in de coconut and tune in nine to midnight, cowboy.
This Sunday (1/29) on The Backyard Barbecue: Tune in to hear tracks from the local bands you can see at next weekend's Bull City Metal Fest. AND there's a pair of weekend passes to give away for it! 8 to 9 PM.
Our Global Music Show airs at 9pm the fourth Wednesday of every month. This month's show is: "The Popular Music of East Asia" - looking at music from Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan, Vietnam, and the Philippines. The host is Ari Hires and her guest will be Eric Henry (Senior lecturer, Asian Studies, UNC). Tune in!
Tune in to Hell or High Water today from 1-2PM to hear music from the Light Crust Doughboys, an early western swing band that helped launch the careers of legends like Bob Wills and Milton Brown: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_po4iAUw0Fg
Tonight's Thursday Night Feature on WXYC celebrates the artistry of the late Barefoot Diva, Cesaria Evora. Evora brought the morna, a Portuguese-influenced balladry in the fado style. Evora was beloved in her home country well before and after international stardom took her far from Cabo Verde's shores. Tune in nine to midnight on 89.3 WXYC.