Saturday, July 08, 2006

#9 Support Independent Radio

November 23, 1998
Pleas > Chilly Water, Aunt Avis

May 15, 1993
Wondering, Walkin' (for your love)

Broadcasting out of Pittsburg WYEP has always been run independently and in 1998 on the home stretch of their fall tour, Widespread Panic dropped by for a 60 minute performance. It is interesting to note that the band did not have a gig in Pittsburg and instead chose to perform for free on this independent radio station's airwaves. WYEP is listener supported and provides many of the in-studio performances online for free.

WERS broadcasts from Boston at Oberlin College and in 1993 the band rolled through the studio on their spring tour before playing a gig that night at the Avalon. This relatively rare all-acoustic performance by the band is marked by some playful banter from JB and JoJo and playful false starts.

Please consider donating to one of these (or to your local) independent radio stations this year. These radio stations provide access to music and perspectives you will not get on Clear Channel, Entertainment Tonight or other 'mainstream' monopolozied media outlets. You can click on the logos above for each station to go to their membership pages.

Get the cast here:
Everyday Companion Podcast #9