“The New Song” from The Nautical Theme (live in YTAA Studio October 10, 2017)


Video of The Day: David Payne – Cheaper Than Therapy Live on YTAA

David Payne joined us in the studio yesterday (August 15, 2017) and talked about his new record, the release show on August 19th and we even convinced him to play a few songs for us.  You can check out his music at https://davidpayne.bandcamp.com/ And follow him on twitter at @DavidTNOF 

He is also part of The New Old-Fashioned, check out their music: https://newoldfashionedmusic.com/


Listen to YTAA on Reveal & TuneIn

TuneInHey! Did you know that Reveal radio is now on TuneIn?  You can listen there if that’s your sort of thing.  YTAA is on every Wednesday from 2-5pm!  And there are plenty of other great shows on Reveal too! Do not worry, we still have a show on WUDR every Tuesday from 3-6pm where you can hear an all new Your Tuesday Afternoon Alternative!

Hey, we pass no judgement on how you find your music.  We are just here to help.

To listen to Reveal there are no many ways for how you can do it….
Live365 page: https://live365.com/station/a53028
Reveal Website: http://www.revealcentral.com/listenchat/

You can also paste one of the following links into your preferred media player if thatStudio works better for how you listen to music.
tunein http://tunein.com/radio/REVEAL-s294463/


Everyday YTAA!

The fine folks at Reveal Radio have created a Mixcloud that allows you to listen to past Your Tuesday Afternoon Alternative shows!  New shows will be posted a few days after they air on Wednesdays from 2-5pm on RevealCentral.com.  And don’t forget the old show time Tuesday 3-6pm on WUDR.

Reveal Mixcloud



This Week We have a Special Guest!

This week on YTAA we will be joined by Tim Pritchard of The Boxcar Suite!  Tim will be in studio to talk about the band’s new EP Life on the Limb and their upcoming show on April 1st at the legendary Trolley Stop as well as the next full length record the band is work on! Plus Tim will play a few songs in our performance studio!  So, tune into the show this week — 99.5 and 98.1 fm in Dayton and online at wudr.udayton.edu as we all get to hear terrific music from The Boxcar Suite along with tons of new music!  Tweet us questions to ask Tim at twitter.com/drjwudr!  See you all soon!

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Photo courtesy of The Boxcar Suite

Welcome 2016 – A Year of Music Discovery!


Another year has passed and a new year is still young.  All too often there are commentators who pontificate about “how no new great music is being made today.”  Normally, these “authorities” bemoan the lack of musical experimentation and excitement.  They either point to the state of the Top 40 and the debacle(s) that was/were the New Years Eve shows on the broadcast networks or they extol the virtues of past “classics” that the music on the charts cannot possibly ever come close to appreciating.

These music critics and commentators complain about how utterly underwhelmed they are by the music on the radio, music on the satellite channels, and the music that is widely available via nearly endless repetition  to the point of illness.  And, of course, these critics are entitled to their opinions.  But we believe to focus on some nostalgia overlooks the opportunities for invention and discovery.  To that perspective we answer that quite simply you are looking in the wrong place for exciting new music.  And yes, the music industry is over-focused on the idea of big selling “hits.”  An excellent analysis of this “machine” can be found in Seabrook’s excellent book The Song Machine.

Every year for the past 12 years we have found amazing music from the margins, the outskirts, the unsigned, the overlooked, the local, the regional, the self-distributed, the incredible music being made in cities outside the orbit of the record labels and opinion makers with thousands of followers on any name your poison social network. We invite you to join us this year for a year in music discovery — and not just on Tuesdays when we create Your Tuesday Afternoon Alternative — but throughout the week and throughout the year!  It is surprisingly simple, just go to your local music stores and browse the local, regional, self-produced section of your record stores and music outlets.  Skip past the major label stuff — do not worry, you will be exposed to that over and over regardless of your enthusiasm for that music.  However, there is new music, interesting music, exciting music being made in every genre in locations near and far.

In addition, to seeking out new sounds and new bands in the record stores, you can also take chances on local bands wherever you might call home. There are literally thousands of interesting bands playing any night of the week in any place.  Go out.  Listen to some new stuff.  Buy some merchandise.  As we used to say every T-Shirt sold represents gas in the tank or a hot meal.  Support folks who wear their musicianship in the lines of every song that they write, every note that they play, and every idea that they share.  Go out and support those musicians.

And when you find something that interests and excites you, reach out to us at Your Tuesday Afternoon Alternative and let us know!  You can reach us here or at drjwudr on twitter and gmail.  We welcome new suggestions, interesting performances, and new discoveries for both our radio program and for the sheer joy of listening to new music.

The future music is out there.  And its great.

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