Several serious storms and a highly rated (F3) Tornado damaged several northern Dayton neighborhoods and communities. Local hospitals are reporting that they are treating injuries but exact figures are not available yet. Widespread damage has been reported in parts of Montgomery, Greene and Mercer counties. There are widespread outages and the city of Dayton is under a water boil advisory.
While the WUDR studios and the University of Dayton were spared, unfortunately some of our northern neighbors are not doing as well. Please do what you can to help them and the community through appropriate and verified rescue and charitable organizations. As information becomes available, we will update this announcement.
Dr. J is a real professor and sometimes he is able to bring in the coolest guest speakers. This past Friday, April 28, he was able to convince Chad Wells of Cricketbows to share his experience with the class.
I love seeing live music, as you all know, but I do like my recordings too. Getting tracks laid down in the studio is not only expensive, it’s a time intensive, and methodical process. For that reason, I’m always so thrilled and impressed when our local bands release an album. This weekend, local punk band…
We wanted to share the kind podcast of Dr. J that Izzy from The Gem City Podcast did with him a few weeks ago! We spoke about interests in music, independent music, and the fantastic music coming out of Dayton, Ohio now and in the past. Izzy was a scholar and a gentleman who demonstrated the reason that the Gem City Podcast is one of the best music podcasts being made today in the Miami Valley! Whether you are a fan of music or just someone who is interested in how a college professor becomes fascinated by independent and alternative music, this podcast has something for everyone. If you believe that a day without music like a day without air… Oh, yeah we may have overstated that a little bit but seriously if you believe that some of greatest musical discoveries are in your future and not in your past then this podcast is for you! And you should check into their other podcasts while you are there! They have some interviews and conversations with some of our favorite Dayton musicians, music enthusiasts, and others involved in the area music scene.
Thank you Izzy and the folks at The Gem City Podcast for taking the time to talk about music with us! You are terrific!
The pictures below represent a few things that we are very grateful for in 2015!
Terrific friends and musicians who came to the studio like Tom Gilliam (Ghost Town Silence) and Dave New and Vivienne Machi (of Babbling April) who were amazing for our annual holiday program (pictured below). A mighty feeling of appreciation to all of the folks that joined us this year in the studio. Many many thanks to Charles Hartman, David Payne, Larry Evans, and Joe Anderl, Eli Alban and Justin Satinover of The 1984 Draft. We cannot adequately express our appreciation to everyone who has called in or came to the station and allowed us to interview them this year. You rock.
And as always, the opportunity that we have to do this program is a debt that we can never repay. However, we will always try to pay that back. Thank you all for your support as we enter into our 12th year of doing this radio show on WUDR in Dayton, Ohio!
Don Thrasher ready!
Thank you all! Have a happy and musical New Year’s Eve! Go see some independent music! We will catch you this Tuesday at 3pm on WUDR for our second Best of 2015 show with our friend Tom Gilliam!