This Week on Radio Free Athens: September 15, 2018

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Every weekend local music geeks unite to provide the region with 11 hours of creatively curated tunes on WOUB 1340AM, an endeavor that is known commonly as Radio Free Athens! Typically the program runs from 9 a.m. EST to 8 p.m. EST every Saturday, and can also be heard through this link.

Here is a list of the DJs slated to play on Saturday, September 15:

9 a.m. to 12 p.m. – DJ Grumpy Grandma
12 p.m. to 3 p.m. – Out of the Afternoon with Art Cromwell
3 p.m. to 6 p.m. – R@T
6 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Daniel Spencer

Below, find a preview of some of the groovy tunes that will be flowing through the airwaves this Saturday from a couple of our volunteer DJs.

From DJ Grumpy Grandma, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. EST

This Grumpy Grandma just returned from a trip up north, to the land of my ancestors — Minnesota.

Yes, all my relatives are 6’5″ and over and have blonde hair and high cheekbones, it’s a Scandinavian thing! Somehow I got the mousy and small genes, but I don’t mind, it’s easier for me to sneak places.

Minnesota is a land of incredibly large people prone to melancholy; the mean, icy waters of Lake Superior; and some dang good music. Prince (you know I stopped at Paisley Park, and it was weirder than I ever could have imagined,), Bob Dylan, Paul Westerberg, The Jayhawks, all of those musicians are from the land of lakes. Duluth, MN, also happens to be home to a location of my all-time favorite record store: The Electric Fetus! I haven’t been there since I was a pup, so I stocked up on some used CDs that my teenage self would have lusted after (to explain the ample Sparklehorse, Aimee Mann, etc.) as well as some delectable used vinyl. I didn’t even break the bank! I’m proud of myself, and I’m proud of the radio show I have cooked up for all of you.

From R@T, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. EST

For this weekend I don’t have a plan, which is common. I have some Tim Easton picked out and might feature some music that Dave has seen at the Americana Music Festival if he sends me updates. Make sure to check out our Spotify playlist on Monday.