FM90 is getting ready for our second year of Vinylthon! On Saturday, April 13th we’ll be playing 5 hours of nothing but vinyl. This year we are excited to have support from Spinning Jenny’s House of Music in Shamrock. We’ll have some videos of my recent visit to the store coming soon.
Vinylthon is not only great to participate in because it’s fun, but it’s also a day of learning for our students. They get to witness the “old days” of radio and how DJs before them had to change records every 2 ½ minutes. The students are encouraged to bring their own vinyl and share stories about why it’s important to them. Last year our students brought everything from Zack Brown to Van Halen, even some Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin.
For the first time we’ll be including the first two hours of Body and Soul into Vinylthon. Brian Frank and I will be spinning our favorite “Old School Jams”.
We’re can’t wait for another chance to celebrate records and their importance in the history of radio. FM90 and Vinylthon can be heard on 89.9 FM and online right here at kacvfm.org.
It’s a Monday morning and I’m feeling grateful (a rare and unnatural occurrence for a Monday). I spent the weekend with The Brevet, who blew the roof off the GoldenLight Cantina on Saturday night.
The band, who hails from California, played for the first time in Amarillo to a full capacity crowd. Playing songs from their entire catalog, but focusing on songs from their latest album, ‘LEGS’. The crowd was prompted by lead singer Aric Chase Damm to clap and sing along. It was a tall order for a band that didn’t have an opening act, but after the first song, no one seemed to remember they walked out on a cold stage.
People danced, clapped, and sang along to songs, specifically “Gateway Drug”, which Damm exclaimed afterwards, “I didn’t know you guys knew that one.” The band finished out their set with “So Long”, another FM90 favorite.
The merch line was packed, and I myself waited over an hour to say goodnight to the band before they made the trek back to California that night.
Thank you again to the GoldenLight for their hospitality and hard work putting this show together. Of course, a huge thank you to The Brevet for the music, energy, and love you poured out to the crowd. And, thank you to all of the FM90 listeners who have been by our side for so many years. Our students learn what REAL radio is because of you!