Grow Radio Transitioning to Podcast-Only Format

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Grow Radio: Ch Ch Ch Changes

TowerlogoGrow 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 and we can discuss your show ideas and assist with the development and production.

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The October Conch Podcast

Podcast of the Conch stories in October. the theme was “On Tour” and a wide variety of tales were told
Come out November 9 for the November Conch, the theme will be “Pets and Companions”
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Clips from the Grow Radio Pizza Eating Contest

Clips from the day & the contest itself:



Betty, Betty Blackfoot:

thanks to the sponsors:

The Sun came out to cover the event

good times! thanks to all involved.

Thanks tomAndrew Chadwick for the footage

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New Music in Rotation on Grow Radio 10/9/14

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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DJ LX interviews Sey

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====> 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
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Grow Radio Pizza Eating Contest

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.

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New Music in Rotation 9/29/14

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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New Music in Rotation 9/19/14

Duologue-Never Get Lost (self-released) H

The Asteroid Galaxy Tour-Bring Us Together (Hot Bus/Rough Trade) H

Ben Miller Band-Any Way, Shape or Form (New West) H

Hiss Golden Messenger-Lteness of Dancers (Merge) H
King Tuff-Black Moon Spell (Sub Pop) H
David Kilgour and the Heavy Eights-End Times Undone (Merge) H
Goat-Commune (Sub Pop) H
Twin Peaks-Wild Onion (Grand Jury music) H
The Rentals-Lost in Alphaville (Polyvinyl) H
The Growlers-Chinese Fountain (Everloving) H
Babes-Babes EP (Harvest) M
Crash-Hardly Criminal (Community Music) M
Drenge-Drenge (Infectious Music) M
AroarA-AroarA (Club Roll Music) M
Louis Hayes-Return Of The Jazz Communicators (Smoke Sessions) M
Jimmy Cobb-The Original Mob (Smoke Sessions) M
Second Sky-Touching the Surface (Rhythm Culture) M
Mission Creep-On the Sea of Suns (Wire Recordings) M
Elizabeth Shepherd-Signal (Linus) M
The Robust Heart-Dust (Bleeding Heart Recordings) L
Jeremy Pinnell-OH/KY (Sofaburn) L
High Ends-Super Class (Dine Alone) L
Lightouts-Want (self-released) L
You, Me and Apollo-Sweet Honey (Duel Monopoly) L
Rene Lopez-Love Has No Mercy (Liberation) L
Zella Day-Zella Day (B3SCI/Pinetop) L
Sarah Jaffe-Don’t Disconnect (Kirtland) L
Ivo Perelman-
Reverie (Leo)
The Other Edge (Leo)
Book of Sound (Leo)
Crayola Lectern-The Fall and Roise of… (Bleeding Heart) L
My Goodness- Shiver+Shake (Votiv) L
Loose Buttons-Damage Gallery (Moon Crawl) L
Linus Young-Category 5 (Island Records) L
Yelle-Completement Fou (Kemosabe) L
Dirty Lungs-Dirty Lungs (Communicating Vessels) L
Got A Girl-I Love You But I Must Drove Off This Cliff Now (Bulk) L
White Violet-Stay Lost (Normaltown) L
The Vines-Wicked Nature (Self Released) L
Kimbra-The Golden Echo (Warner Bros) L
The Kooks-Listen (Astralwerks) L
Field Report-Marigolden (Partisan) M
Monomyth-Saturnalia Regalia (Mint) L
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