articles tagged "vinyl"

Record Store Day

Thursday, 10 April 2014 | Kelsey

Join WORT DJs for the 7th Annual Record Store Day all over Madison!! Throughout the day they’ll be spinning live at Strictly Discs, Ear Wax, B-Side Records and Sugar Shack Records. On Friday, April 18th we’ll also have a special live remote broadcast of Who Cooks For You? from MadCity Music Exchange from 2-4:30 pm. Record Store Day was conceived in 2007 at a gathering of independent record store owners and employees as a way to celebrate and spread the word about the unique culture surrounding nearly 1000 independently owned record stores in the US and thousands of similar stores internationally. Record Store Day is now celebrated the third Saturday every April. This is a day for the people who make up the world of the record store—the staff, the customers, and the artists—to come together and celebrate the unique culture of a record store and the special role these independently owned stores play in their communities. Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day and hundreds of artists in the United States and in various countries across the globe make special appearances and performances. Festivities include live music, DJs spinning records, specials, contests, cook-outs, meet & greets with artists and more! Listen to WORT 89.9 FM or keep an eye out for updates here, at or at You can also join our Facebook event for updates! more »

Monday, September 9 — Vinyl Project postponed…replaced by special production by Freedom Archives and Making Contact

Tuesday, 3 September 2013 | Access Hour

A special production by Freedom Archives on the 40th anniversary of the September 11, 1973 Pinochet coup in Chile replaced the planned program on the Vinyl Project. This program was originally aired on the syndicated program, Making Contact. Kim has been working on the Vinyl Project for some time. She intended to produce a program related to that, with some guests that were involved if possible, but had to postpone because of schedule conflicts with potential guests. more »

Monday, New Year’s Eve (December 31st) — preparty holiday music from Red Velvet

Wednesday, 26 December 2012 | Access Hour

Another wonderful program of music for the holidays – jazz lps especially, brought to you through the miracle of vinyl by DJ Red Velvet. more »

For the Love of Vinyl

Friday, 12 October 2012 | Molly Stentz
400 Saturdays

400 Saturdays: An Anthology of Vinyl Folklore is the new book by Madison’s own Kim Johnson-Bair. In an age of digital downloads, live streams, and endless satellite channels, it’s a love letter to an art form that has refused to be dislodged from the hearts of many audiophiles. This anthology features anecdotes from local musicians, DJs, and artists including throat singer extraordinaire d.b pedersen, cartoonist P.S. Mueller, and performance artist Nicole Gruter.   Many WORT DJs, including “Rockin” John McDonald, Bill Malone, and John Kraniak (just to name a few), share memories of their first albums, concerts, and fave music shops and radio stations.   Find it at Madison record shops B-Side and Madcity Music. There’s a happy hour book launch at the High Noon Saloon on Tuesday, October 16th at 6pm.   more »

400 Saturdays: An Anthology of Vinyl Folklore

Friday, 12 October 2012 | buzz
Kim Johnson-Bair's new release "400 Saturdays: An Anthology of Vinyl Folklore"

On Friday October 12, host Jonathan Zarov spoke about Kim Johnson-Bair’s new book 400 Saturdays: An Anthology of Vinyl Folklore.   Kim Johnson-Bair began this project six years ago when she decided to work a story based on the experience of vinyl listening. She recounts listening to vinyls every Saturday morning with her brother growing up. Explains DB, “it was their evolution and maturity into actively listening to music”. In the book, Kim provides the personal stories of many, and their relationship to and experience with vinyl listening. DB describes his own experience with vinyl, “there’s a nostalgia to vinyl… there’s a commonality, there’s an unspoken dialogue about vinyl.” He speaks about the manner in which vinyl provides the listener with a music experience very different than an 8-track tape, cassette or CD would. Vinyl was “an intractable piece of my childhood” explains DB, “its more than just recorded music. There’s an entire story, your band’s photographs, the artworks that come with it…you are on the journey.”   The Official release party for 400 Saturdays is this Tuesday Oct 16 at 6 PM, at the High Noon Saloon during happy hour.     Listen to the entire interview here: more »

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