Homegrown Radio with Local Roots
One of my favorite discoveries lately was this local radio show called Homegrown. Based in Morgantown, on 100.1 FM, "WCLG Homegrown" features local music. But not just any local music-the show (which runs every Sunday from 9-10 PM) features the music that's requested and shared on the show's Facebook page.
I happened upon this show a few weeks back, when a friend of mine posted a link to their music on the WCLG Homegrown page's search thread. It immediately caught my attention, and I knew this station was on to something. So I reached out to learn a little more.
Adam, content manager for the show, is only in his 22nd week of the show, and already making big strides. A manager for a local cover band, Trial by Fire, and a producer of local music for 15 years, Adam noticed there was a need for an outlet for bands to share their music. Since "social media is often the only affordable tool available for local bands", shared Adam, he decided to meet the bands where they were, and start building up a diverse playlist for "Homegrown".
Not to be limited by genre or location, the show is open to "the maximum amount of artist diversity possible", according to Adam, only to be limited by those who submit their songs and make requests. Anyone in the WCLG listening area can submit requests/songs, and since you can stream the WCLG station online, this pretty much covers everywhere.
Every Monday, WCLG Homegrown makes a post, asking followers what they want to hear on this coming Sunday's show, and a playlist is made, based on those requests. Previous week's lists have been packed full, and the interest only seems to be growing. And today is Monday, so they're officially on the lookout for your music.