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In other news, on September 28th I was so busy drinking wine with Roni Lee and Julia that I TOTALLY forgot it was Listen Local Radio and my 2 year anniversary of busting out some tunes every week. Hear the inaugural show here: https://soundcloud.com/listenlocalradio/hgh-9-28-14?in=listenlocalradio/sets/listenlocalradio, it was still called the Homegrown Show then. I wrote a little something about it this morning. xo
From pod casting to terrestrial radio, I've been pushing local music on "the radio" since 2004 and I kind of dig it. This September The Listen Local Show celebrated two years of independent broadcasting since leaving KPRi and our listeners continue to grow each week due to our mobile billboards and your awesome musical content. Since turning the show into an "audio calendar" playing music by those performing during the week AND adorning my vehicles with our message, we're reaching more people than ever. I'm hearing reports of people going to the live shows because they heard the artist on our show. As the only staff member here I just needed to share that great news (everyone high five, hugs all around) and give proper thanks to the people who have made this little show possible.
Lloyd Pest Control began supporting the show when we were on the FMs and have stuck with us through all the recent changes. They make it possible for me to produce the radio show and to continue all of Listen Local's efforts to share your music and I am eternally grateful for their generosity. As if riding in on a white horse with orange cape flying, Gigtown showed up at a pivotal moment...had it not been for Andy's encouragement and support Listen Local may have pulled the plug. When we decided to persevere, attorney Michael Hoisington held my hand through some rough times and helped me through the trademark process, legitimizing Listen Local and protecting future endeavors. Jeff Berkley has been there all along, guiding me and giving production advice and local venues/businesses De Oro Mine Co and Hale Ukulele believe in the show enough to become part of the family and sponsor us each week. This year we added segments from Scott Clayton and Gale Hopping including music from North County to OB/Point Loma and we're lucky to have the San Diego Folk Heritage report each week thanks to JT Moring. Most recently, after a computer melt down, a gift from Jeff Stasny has allowed us to continue the show each week. The point is...I can't do it without them. I am grateful to the people who allow me to do what I love, sharing the music our city's hardworking musicians are making.
Besides our camping events and branded events like The Game, The Acoustic Alliance and hopefully again The Kid Show, I won't be hosting many multi band showcase events in the future. Instead, I'll be concentrating on the radio show and the ALIVE in San Diego web series that features local bands and music related topics. I've also been putting some time into my own music again and am excited about The Ordeal's new collection of songs produced by Jeff Berkley being released one at a time via video over the next 16 months. Exciting things on the horizon...
If you'd like to be part of the fun and help us keep the music rocking, grab a calendar! The Listen Local Radio Fundraising Calendar "Celebrating our Sisters" features group photos of ladies representing San Diego's creative scene. The first 50 pre ordered will receive a bonus CD compilation of songs, stories, poems, etc from our calendar girls. The calendar is $34.99 and will be available in mid November. Find the link to order yours at ListenLocalRadio.com. Need promo material? Hiring 1/2 Fast Foto and Film for your photography and video needs keeps the records spinning, too. Contact me at Cathryn@ListenLocalRadio.com for info.
As I return from an amazing vacation with my incredible husband to a job I love I am once again overcome with gratitude, happiness and love. xo Cathryn