Grow Radio, Gainesville’s first community internet radio station, will be changing format in 2015, moving from live-streaming, freeform programming to a podcast-only format. Always moving forward with the changing times, Grow Radio has recognized the shift in listener preference towards podcast-based listening and specialized selection with regard to internet-based content.
Grow Radio was established in 2009 in response to a broad community desire for an alternative to the then-existing FM programming available locally. In the following five years Grow Radio programmed a lively schedule of freeform radio following a hybridized format of the best college and community radio models. Grow Radio has engaged an active and loyal listenership, turned on a community of volunteers and listeners to a plethora of music never before programmed in the area, and offered student and community members the unique opportunity to create progressive and original programming. In those five years we have observed the station take shape and identity, gaining recognition and support within and outside the Gainesville community.
With the transition from a live streaming station to a podcast-only format, the majority of existing programs will end, but new programs will emerge in the coming year. The Conch storytelling podcast will continue as will the Homebrew Talk podcast. A new show, I Am Gainesville, will be produced to shine the light on unique community members who bring something special to Gainesville. Other programming will be added as it is developed.
The podcast format will enable Grow Radio to continue to simultaneously add value to, to invigorate and to celebrate the culture of Gainesville that exists and thrives within and outside the mainstream.
Grow Radio is seeking new podcast programming, generated by you, the community, that will be engaging and provocative. If you have a show idea that you would like to develop please contact the station at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can discuss your show ideas and assist with the development and production.
The Sun came out to cover the event
good times! thanks to all involved.
Thanks tomAndrew Chadwick for the footage
Caribou-Our Love (Merge) H
Zola Jesus-TAIGA (Mute) H
The Dead Milkmen-Pretty Music for Pretty People (Self released) M
Il Sogno Del Marinaio-canto secondo (Clenched Wrench) H
Primus and the Chocolate Factory with the Fungi Ensemble (ATO) H
S-Cool Choices (Hardly Art) M
Hamish Kilgour-All of it and Nothing (Ba Da Bing) M
Temporary-Selections from Dunedin’s Pop Underground 2011-2014 (Ba Da Bing) M
Bonny Prince Billy-Singers Grave a Sea of Tongues (Drag City) H
Eternal Summers-The Drop Beneath (Kanine) M
Broods-Evergreen (Capitol) L
Master Mix: Red Hot + Arthur Russell (Yep Roc) H
Alt J-This is All Yours (Atlantic) L
The Barr Brothers-Sleeping Operator (Secret City) L
The Budos Band-Burnt Offering (Daptone) H
Ex Hex-Rips (Merge) H
Minus The Bear-Lost Loves (Dangerbird) L
The Van Allen Belt-Heaven on a Branch (Nonstop Everything) L
The Rural Alberta Advantage-Mended With Gold (Saddle Creek) L
Julian Casablancas and the Voidz-Tyranny (Cult) L
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Tagged Alt J, ATO, Ba Da Boing, Bonny Prince Billy, Broods, Capitol, Caribou, Clenche Wrench, Clenched Wrench, Daptone, Dead Milkmen, Drag City, Eternal Summers, Ex Hex, Hamish Kilgour, Hardly Art, Il Sogno Del Marinaio, Julian Casablancas and the Voidz, Kanine, Master Mix: Red Hot + Arthur Russell, Merge, Minus The Bear, Mute, Primus and the VChocolate Factory, S, Saddle Creek, Temporary, The BArr brothers, The Budos Band, The Rura Alberta Adantage, The Van Allen Belt, Zola Jesus
====> Ryan “Sey” Seymour ( born August 14th, 1990) is an Chicago rapper, songwriter, and entrepreneur. Sey (pronounced “see”) first gained prominence as a rapper/emcee for TheDREAMERS—a collaborative small group of young artists, emcees, and producers from around the world. Sey achieved recognition for his work with Razi Bear. The two collaborated onSunshine&Cocopops which dropped in 2011, as well as Scenes of Our Dreams (2012). The style of production originally used high-pitched vocal samples from soul songs incorporated with Razi’s drums and instruments. He later broadened his influences to include baroque pop, trip hop, house, folk, alternative, electronica, synthpop, industrial, and classical music.
Raised in a middle-class household in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois, Sey began rapping in high school becoming involved in the city’s hip hop scene. Sey attended DePaul University. After starting TheDREAMERS in 2012, Sey released the group’s first album Visions of Reality to commercial and critical acclaim. The jazz-inspired Is This Real? followed in 2013 and First Batch (with Frank Mackey) would drop later that year. Sey revisited TheDREAMERS in 2014 for their first mixtape, SEASON. As 2014 has worn on, Sey switched subject matters on his emotive effort CHICAGO/worldwide(which has only been out for a few weeks and has received many positive responses) and embraced maximalism on REMIXES with Multiplier.
With Chicago/worldwide doing so well, the emcee refuses to slow down. You can look forward to hearing more from Sey later this month as TheDREAMERS gear up for SEASON 2.<====
Listen to the interview here
Pizza Eating Contest
This competitive eating event will be held on Saturday, October 11 from 1-4pm
There will be an open house at the station for people to see from where Grow Radio DJs broadcast.
We’ll have some live performers on the back porch, including HR Gertner, Toph Brown, Betty Betty Blackfoot, Bligh, among others, and Grow DJs spinning tunes.
The pizza eating contest will consist of contestants eating as much pizza as they can in 5 minutes.
The event is free and open to the public
Much thanks goed to our sponsors: Satchel’s Pizza, Big Lou’s New York Style Pizza, Blue Highway and Five Star Pizza
First, second and third place winners will receive prizes including gift certificates to Big Lou’s, Satchels, Blue Highway, Arrows Aim, Hear Again, The Fest, Ant t-shirts, Beef o’Brady’s and other local supporters.
$7 for participants advance entry fee.
Click here to pay online
$10 at the door.
Sondre Lerche-Please (Mona) H
Foxygen-And Star Power (Jagjaguwar) H
Allah Las-Worship the Sun (Innovative Leisure) M
Cocek Brass Band-Here Comes Schlomo (self release) M
Kilo Kish-Across (Kitsune) M
So Cow-The Long Con (Goner) L
Zammuto-Zammuto (temporary Residence) H
Homeboy Sandman-Hallways (Stones Throw) M
New Pornographers-Brill Bruisers (MAtador/Last Gang) H
Tweedy-Sukierae (dbPM) H
Sleepyhead-Wild Sometimes (Carrot Top) M
O’ Death-Out of Hands We Go (Northern Spy) H
Gypsyphonic Disko-NoLAPhonic Vol.2 (self released) M
Gypsyphonic Disko-Gypsyphonic Mardi Gras (self released) M
Blake Mills-Heigh Ho (Record Collection/Verve) H
Ben Frost-AURORA (Mute) H
Dustin Wong and Takako Minekawa-Savage Imagination (Thrill Jockey) L
Half Japanese-Overjoyed (Joyful Noise) H
Earth-Primitive and Deadly (Southern Lord) L
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard-Oddments (Flightless) H
Old Crow Medicine Show-Remedy (ATO) M
Ultimate New Orleans Brass Second Line Funk! (Mardi Gras Records) H
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Tagged Allah Las, ATO, Ben frost, Blake Mills, Carrot Top, Cocek Brass Band, Danny Rose, Dustin Wong and Takako Minekawa, Earth, Everloving, Foxygen, Goner, Gypsyphonic Disko, Half Japanese, Homeboy Sandman, Innovative Leisure, Jagjaguwar, Joyful Noise, Kilo Kish, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Kitsune, Matador, Mona, Mute, New Pornographers, Northern Spy, O'Death, Old Crow Medicine Show, Sleepyhead, So Cow, Sondre Lerche, Southern lord, Stones Throw, Temporary Residence, Thrill Jockey, Tweedy, Ultimate New Orleans Brass Second Line Funk!, Zammuto