YTAA 2017 Memorial Show

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Every year Tom Gilliam and Dr. J play music from all of the musicians and artists that we lost in the previous year. 2017 was an especially challenging year with the passing of Tom Petty, Tommy Keene, Gregg Allman, Chris Cornell, Joni Sledge, Al Jarreau, Malcolm Young, Prodigy, Chester Bennington, J. Giels, Clyde Stubblefield, Glen Campbell, David Cassidy, Pete Young, Walter Becker, Mel Tellis, Butch Trucks, John Wetton, and Pat DiNizio; as well as the loss of musical trailblazers like Fats Domino and Chuck Berry.

So, join Tom and Dr. J as we reflect on the musicians that joined the heavenly choir on Your Tuesday Afternoon Alternative from 3-6pm on WUDR Flyer Radio. You can listen along at wudr.udayton.edu or 99.5 & 98.1fm in Dayton, Ohio!

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7th Annual Indie Holiday Show!

Xmas VisualsThis week we celebrate the holidays in full indie music style.  We will be playing new, classic, and cover holiday songs on the show.  Another year has come and gone. Can anyone believe that this is our seventh holiday indie program!  Whew.  Boy the time sure flies when your… well, you know how the old saying goes.

We know that there is a lot of stress during the holidays with all the planning, shopping, and whatever else we are told to do during the holiday season.  Well, we believe that any task goes better with music.  So, pour yourself the ‘Nog, eat a cookie or three and let us help you relax with some great indie holiday music.  If you have a suggestion for a cool holiday tune, let us know!

Dr. J can’t wait to co-host the 7th Annual Indie Holiday Radio Show on WUDR Flyer Radio 99.5/98.1’s Your Tuesday Afternoon Alternative with our good friend and frequent guest on the program, Tom Gilliam, who always brings some interesting music to the mix.  And as always, the talented Mrs Dr. J has made many a fine contribution to the show as well!

This year we hope to have a special guest or two in the studio with us!  You will just have to tune in to find out!  It will be cool and worth it, we promise you!

This year you have two chances to hear the indie holiday festivities!  The first broadcast is on Tuesday, December 19th from 3-6 PM. Listen on 99.5 FM in Dayton, Ohio, USA or stream the broadcast at wudr.udayton.edu.   And if that was not enough we have another Indie Holiday show the next day, Wednesday December 20th from 2-5pm on our new Reveal – Intelligent Radio Family! You can listen on Wednesday at RevealCentral.com! We just can’t wait to play new and classic indie holiday songs for you.  Save us some ‘nog.

See you there and Happy Holidays!

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Celebrating 13 Years with Live Music Recorded on YTAA

Tod Weidner playing the YTAA Studio!
Tod Weidner playing the YTAA Studio!

On Your Tuesday Afternoon Alternative this week we have planned over an hour of local musicians who have played the YTAA studio over the past several years! Expect live music from Chad & Aarika of Cricketbows, Tod Weidner of Shrug, Tom Gilliam of Ghost Town Silence, Mack McKenzie, Manray, David Payne, OldNews, Charlie Jackson, The Nautical Theme and TEAM VOID!  This is part of our celebration of thirteen years of Your Tuesday Afternoon Alternative!

Don’t be late. Set the alarm and join us from 3-6pm on Tuesday over at WUDR and 2-5pm on RevealCentral.com on Wednesday for a live music extravaganza over at YTAA!
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Memorial Show 

101_0162Our first show in March represents a look back at all of the amazing musicians who left this mortal coil last year. We are all aware of such luminaries as David Bowie, Merle Haggard, Leonard Cohen, John Berry, Maurice White, George Michael, Paul Kanter, Glenn Frey, Paul Bley, Sir George Martin, Nicholas Caldwell, Red Simpson, Phyfe Dawg, Bernie Worrell, Keith Emerson, Alan Vega, John Thurman Hunter jr, Pete Burns, and Prince who passed away last year far before their time.  This show will address many musicians who made a contribution to music but are not the proverbial household names.  Our goal is to dig deep and think about the session players, background singers, and talented players who are all too often overlooked.

Unfortunately, we lost several individuals involved in music and at Your Tuesday Afternoon Alternative we wanted to spend a few hours remembering and celebrating the many contributors to music that we lost.  2016 was also a tough year on many individuals who contributed indirectly to some amazing music projects such as Robert Balser who was the animation director for The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine.

Tom Gilliam of Ghost Town Silence, Daytongram, and an exceptional musician joins Dr. J as we reflect on the musicians who have transitioned and celebrate the music across genres.  Tom is a frequent contributor on the show and we welcome his insight into reflecting on those we have lost in 2016.

So, join Dr. J and Tom Gilliam on March 7th as we take time to remember those we lost in 2016.

Support Your Local Music Scene – Dr. J

Tom Gilliam at WUDR Studios Today

During our annual holiday show we have often been joined by guests.  Today was no exception.  Click this link to see a vine that we took of Tom Gilliam at WUDR Studios Today where he played live.  We hope to have some video and audio for you soon!

Thanks Tom!

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Sometimes being a real Dr. can be cool

ImageThe coolest part of the UD Self, Community, and Society in the 21st Century Living and Learning Community this year…

From discussions on religion and social media, the C21 LLC turned our attention to entertainment, music, identity, and techniques of the use of social media in our community. On Tuesday, October 29th from 6:30-8:30pm the members of C21 met with local Dayton musicians in the Science Center Auditorium. What is Dayton music like? How do local musicians share information about their music, concerts, and other events? We learned that the independent music scene in the Miami valley is not only incredibly diverse and active but that they use social media and traditional media to share information with the larger community.

Speakers included:
Burris Dixon, Me & Mountains, Swim Diver
Tom Gilliam, The Rebel Set, TCB Hit Squad
Andy Ingram, Kris N., Poptek Records
M. Ross Perkins, Goodbye, Esther Caulfield Orchestra
Liz Rasmussen, Good English
Tifani Tanaka, Dear Fawn
Tod Weidner, Motel Beds, Shrug

Fifth Annual Indie Holiday Show 12-17-13

downloadWe will be playing tons of great indie and alternative holiday music on December 17th! Join Dr. J and Mrs. Dr. J who will have a guest in the studio, The Rebel Set‘s Tom Gilliam! We are also very excited about other special guests.

There have been many new holiday songs by artists such as The Old 97s,The Connells, The Killers, Sufjan Stevens, Holley Maher, Elenowen, Fiction Family,The Rosebudslittle hurricaneBright EyesNick Lowe, and many more.

We are also expecting some very exciting live performances of some indie and classic holiday songs.

Grab some egg-nog and join us as play alternative holiday music on WUDR from 3-6pm on Tuesday, December 17th!

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