This Week On Radio Free Athens: February 9, 2019

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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, February 9:

9 a.m. to 12 p.m. – DJ Grumpy Grandma  
12 p.m. to 3 p.m. – Game 
3 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Art Cromwell 
6 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Michael T.

If you miss this weekend’s fine radio programming — shame on you! — but not really, you can hear some fine selections from each DJ’s setlist on WOUB’s Radio Free Athens Spotify playlist, available at this link.

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

It’s been so long since I have had the pleasure of playing music for you all! And it’s certainly been a moment since I was in my traditional 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. slot.

“Life is hard, but so am I!” as Mark Oliver Everett sings in Eels’ only semi-hit, 1996’s “Novocaine for the Soul,”; “How I dearly wish I was not here,” as Morrissey etched on a postcard in 1988 with his own kind-of hit, “Everyday Is Like Sunday,” and “winning can leave you feeling sleazy,” as I misunderstood Nellie McKay singing on her 2010 only-a-hit-to-me “Beneath the Underdog.”

Can you tell it’s tax season? Taxes are the only certainty, besides death, they say! On a similar note, I have been becoming better friends with my credit card debt, after all, who else has been there for me, in increasing quantity for years?

Join me for three hours Saturday morning, in which we can have the realization that even though we want to be Harry Nilsson, we’re actually Paul Williams, and rainy days and Mondays will always get us down.


From Michael T., 6 p.m. EST to 8 p.m. EST

Modern, classic, alternative, progressive, pop, rock, and soul from the new and unsigned to the familiar and brilliant, blended on the fly in real time.

Music to inspire you, as Kipling advised, to “keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you.”