WHUP currently sports five (yes, 5!) shows that include live in-studio performances as part of their programming. That’s more than any other radio station, at least as far as we know. It’s also the next best thing (and a heck of a lot cheaper) to a front-row seat.
Here’s a list of those shows, along with a few details about each and what’s coming up in November so far. Updates will follow as events warrant:
- Americana Music Show, 7-10 pm Wednesdays. This show features both emerging and well-known American artists with a focus on Southeastern and Texas music styles. Coming up on November 11th will be
- Live Jazz Now, 1-4 pm Thursdays. Hear from local and touring jazz artists. Pianist and composer Michael Pelz-Sherman will be featured on November 12th. Follow Live Jazz Now on Facebook.
(Additional programming note: on November 19th there will be a special tribute show showcasing late bass guitarist Jaco Pastorius).
- The Lunch Crunch, noon – 1 pm Mondays. Catch up on local news, listen to interviews with town and county staff and enjoy original music from local artists. Coming up on November 16th is guitarist/singer/songwriter Danny Daughtridge. November 23rd’s show will feature guitarist/singer/songwriter Bill West, and the month will wrap up on the 30th with Country/Bluegrass/Americana quintet The Lester Fricks Band. Follow The Lunch Crunch on Facebook.
- Pass the Hat, 6-8 pm Fridays. This program showcases North Carolina artists from newcomers on the scene to music legends. Guitarist/singer/songwriter Mike Gaffney will join the show on November 13th. Dean Driver, also a guitarist/singer/songwriter, will appear on the 20th. Roots music historian Jack Bernhardt will be the guest on the 27th. Follow Pass the Hat on Facebook.
- Roots Rampage, 7-10 pm Sundays. Listen to American and international roots music from the past, present and looking to the future. Expect the unexpected! More news on guest artists as they are known. Requests can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHUP is committed to bringing live music into your home, office or car as often as possible. One of our goals is to broadcast two live performances from local venues each week. We’re also hoping to include rebroadcasts of live performances from other locations in the schedule.
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