Friday, December 06, 2013

Last and First Songs

Larry J. Weir
Yesterday, I gave you all a sneak peek at KDHX's new home in the Larry J. Weir Center for Independent Media on Washington in Grand Center, just east of The Bistro. At the time, I wasn't able to announce the date and time when the station would start broadcasting from the new facility because it hadn't been formally announced to the volunteers yet. Now I can.

In an email to KDHX volunteers yesterday, the station's Chief Content Officer, Chris Bay, announced that broadcasting would begin at the Weir Center at noon on Sunday, December 15th. "The last show to broadcast from the Magnolia Avenue building," wrote Bay, "will be Songwriters Showcase, and the last song to be played will be Emmylou Harris, 'Till I Gain Control Again,' which was Larry Weir’s sign-off song. This song was suggested far and above any other by all of you, and is certainly befitting of the occasion.

An artist that was also widely suggested was Bob Reuter, so Ed Becker will play one of Bob’s songs at the end of his show as well, to mark Bob’s significance to the station and his recent passing.

When we switch over, Bev will introduce the first broadcast from the new facility, along with the first song, which will be chosen by our listeners."

As I wrote in my previous blog post, the first song to be broadcast at the new location has yet to be chosen. That's because KDHX is conducting a listener poll to determine what it will be. They'll be collecting nominations until Friday, December 6 at the following link: Voting will take place Monday, December 9, through Friday, December 13 at that same link.

There are more details on the new location, along with additional pictures, in an article in yesterday's Riverfront Times.

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