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About growradio

Grow Radio is a volunteer-run, community internet radio station broadcasting live from Gainesville, FL Grow Radio is a non-profit company that will provide the opportunity for community members to create and manage unique, engaging, educational, informative, locally-generated programming to promote fine, musical and visual arts and humanities for the enrichment of, but not limited to, the Gainesville community.

Gainesville’s Reigning Queen

Sally B. Dash brings blend of charisma and chutzpah to Gainesville’s burlesque scene. By Tyler Francischine [NOTE: A version of this article appears in the May 24, 2018 issue of the Gainesville Sun.] Sally B. Dash emerges onstage at High … Continue reading

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Pop Bar: DirtBike brings sunny SoFla sensibilities to The Atlantic Friday for Sprang Break

By Tyler Francischine There are few moments in this life more imbued with joy than when you hear a song that stops you dead in your tracks. On the drive to workplace hell or while parked in the driveway of … Continue reading

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The Sunshine Man: Cabo Boing brings joyful noise to The Atlantic March 23 for Sprang Break

Cabo Boing will perform at The Atlantic Friday, March 23 for Sprang Break along with Gainesville’s Pearl & The Oysters and DirtBike from Boynton Beach. By Tyler Francischine The house lights dim as Cabo Boing’s set begins. All eyes are … Continue reading

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Connections and Vulnerability in a Bizarre, Humid Beach World: An Interview with Jordan Burchel

Gainesville musician Jordan Burchel will perform with full band at The Atlantic Friday, Feb. 2 alongside Ricky Kendall and The Slims. Below is an interview with the 27-year-old Spring Hill, Fla., native about creating, performing and continuously mumbling into his … Continue reading

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Manny Bravo Talks Depression, Racism, Hope on Debut “We Gon’ Die Anyway!”

The fourth-year University of Florida student opens up about the reality of a time billed to be the best four years of his life. By Tyler Francischine If we gauge our reality by the media we consume — and let’s … Continue reading

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The Dewars To Play Farewell Show Wednesday at The Atlantic

By Tyler Francischine Photo courtesy of The Dewars Like pilgrims making the trek to Mecca, Gainesville musicians The Dewars are leaving their Florida roots behind in search of gigs, thrills and opportunity in New York City. They’ll play one last … Continue reading

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Pearl & The Oysters To Debut Album at The Atlantic Wednesday

By Tyler Francischine Photo illustration by Manon David The swampy heat and critter-filled wooden houses we call home in Gainesville may create a personal hell for some, but for the Parisian transplants who make up Pearl and The Oysters, it’s … Continue reading

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The Conch, September 1, 2015 Theme was, “Neighbors and Roommates”

We had a swell time hearing stories about roommates and neighbors at The Conch in September. You can check out some of the best stories from the night here Check out other Conch podcasts here And check out all the … Continue reading

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A sad week for Grow Radio, two former DJs passed away

We’re saddened to bring news that two past Grow Radio DJs died last week. Travis Fristoe hosted two radio shows. The Mixtape Party with Don Fitzpatrick and Culture Wars. Pat Fitzpatrick hosted Protest, Inc. with assistance from his son Dan Fitzpatrick , another Grow DJ Both … Continue reading

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The Conch, June 2, 2015 Theme was “Summer Vacation” with featured storyteller Shannon Cason

We had a great night of stories and storytellers June 2. And we want to thank Satchel for bringing Shannon Cason and his family to Gainesville from their home in Detroit so that we could enjoy Shannon’s stories and they … Continue reading

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