Posted: May 23, 2006 4:45 am
I agree that it would be great if Memphis had a college radio station that played newer music and didn't stick to one format that many people in the community don't listen to regularly. As has been said, we do have WEVL. Because the format varies so widely, it is hard, unless you're a diehard listener, to keep up with the schedule and find the music you like. So here's some help. You can find the program schedule online at URL
If it's Memphis music you want, the most obvious choice is the Memphis Beat. But a lot of the other programmers are local musicians (like Jeremy Scott and Nancy Apple) or big fans of local music and regularly mix it in with the rest of their lineup.
If you want new or modern music, Hi Fidelity, Janet's Planet (which someone mentioned above), The Modern World, and The Music Lovers, might float your boat. You can check out playlists for these shows at URL
Of course WEVL's not perfect. It doesn't play every genre, but sometimes it is only because no one has volunteered to play it or the person who was can't anymore. If there's something you really want to hear, maybe you should take Rachel's lead and fill out an application. You can download it at URL
By the way, I do volunteer regularly off air at WEVL, so I am biased. But no one put me up to this. I just love the station and appreciate the fact that lots of individuals with full-time jobs and families take at least two hours out of every single one of their weeks to play me music.
Sorry that my post was so long. If you're still with me, I hope that this helps you find some of the music you've been missing on the radio, even if you can't get it 24 hours a day.