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Unveiling The Vinyl Revolution: Meet KSVY’s Dynamic Duo!

January 26, 2024

Unveiling The Vinyl Revolution: Meet KSVY’s Dynamic Duo!

Image depicting a "log" of vinyl records being sliced by a knife in the foreground of a sonoma hills landscape Hey, vinyl aficionados and music lovers alike, prepare for a sonic journey like never before! KSVY Sonoma 91.3 FM is thrilled to introduce a dynamic duo set to shake up your Friday evenings with an explosion of analog magic – Off the Shelf and The Vinyl Cave, back-to-back vinyl extravaganzas from 5 to 10 PM.

Off the Shelf with Nate Lamar (5 PM - 7 PM)

Meet Nate Lamar, the maestro behind "Off the Shelf," airing every Friday from 5 to 7 PM. As a child obsessed with the radio, Nate brings a lifetime of passion for music to the airwaves. Armed with 99% vinyl, Nate is on a mission to prove that radio remains the ultimate community connector.

A man of many hats, Nate is not just your vinyl virtuoso but also a family man, a former touring musician, and a licensed CPA. With a colorful background that includes DJ'ing at various events and hosting a popular Twitch show during the pandemic, Nate is geared up to fulfill his childhood dream again on KSVY. Get ready for a groovy ride through the golden age of vinyl with Off the Shelf!

The Vinyl Cave with DJ Dragonfly (7 PM - 10 PM)

Next up, from 7 to 10 PM, prepare to be spelunked into the subterranean depths of analogically formatted music with DJ Dragonfly in "The Vinyl Cave." No hits here, folks! Dragonfly is on a mission to unearth the hidden gems in Rock, Blues, Jazz, Folk, Funk, R&B, Soul, Americana, and more. All played from carefully selected vinyl records—no CDs, no MP3s, no cassettes.

DJ Dragonfly, also known as Darriel Arnott, has DJ'd at various stations and draws inspiration from legendary figures like Jim Ladd, Rodney on the ROQ, and Dr. Johnny Fever. But it doesn't end there – he wants YOU to be part of the experience! Join him inside The Vinyl Cave, suggest tracks, share your underappreciated gems, and even become a guest host.

How You Can Join the Vinyl Revolution:

  1. Tune in every Friday from 5 to 10 PM on 91.3 FM or stream worldwide at KSVY.org.
  2. Engage with Nate Lamar on "Off the Shelf" and DJ Dragonfly in "The Vinyl Cave."
  3. Connect on Facebook: Search "The Vinyl Cave" and drop your requests.
  4. Call in during the show to suggest tracks, artists, and genres. 707.933.9133

Get ready to turn, tune, and participate in the vinyl revolution – KSVY's Friday nights will never be the same! Mark your calendars, set your alarms, and let the vinyl adventure begin. 🎶✨ #VinylRevolution #KSVYRadio #TuneInTurnOn

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Tune in Left of the Dial!

January 2, 2024

Tune in Left of the Dial!

Photo Nora Murphy host of Left of the Dial on KSVY Sonoma 91.3 FMAlright, punk aficionados and post-punk connoisseurs, listen up! We've got a radio renegade in Sonoma, and her name is Nora Murphy—host extraordinaire of 'Left of the Dial' on KSVY Sonoma 91.3 FM. On Thursdays from 8 to 10 pm, mark your calendars because Nora's taking you on a sonic journey that's punk, post-punk, and everything in between!

This rebel wasn’t just discovered at Gundlach Bundschu Winery spinning vinyl records; she's a Wine Educator by day, but by night, she's diving headfirst into the raw, edgy world of punk and post-punk. Ronny Joe Grooms might've spotted her, but it's her passion for music that's got heads turning and radios buzzing.

Sure, 'Left of the Dial' might be a Replacements song title, but Nora’s musical tastes don’t stop there. She's drenched in the energy of punk legends and the post-punk scene, living a little left-field where the beats are raw, the rhythms are unconventional, and the vibes are nothing short of electric.

Nora’s heart beats to the sound of rebellion, and her journey to the airwaves was anything but ordinary. From her VW Bug blasting Blondie's "One Way Or Another" in the wastelands of Suburbia Chicago to the seismic shift in San Diego when 91X shook things up with Berlin's "Sex (I’m a…)," Nora’s radio moments have been anything but predictable.

But what set her soul on fire? The moment KXLU played The Replacements’ "Unsatisfied" as she cruised down Sunset Boulevard. That's when the post-punk bug bit hard, and Nora's been living left of the dial ever since, fueling her days with the raw, unfiltered energy of punk and post-punk.

So, fellow rebels and lovers of the unconventional, tune in to 'Left of the Dial' and let Nora take you on a whirlwind tour of punk and post-punk goodness. Whether you're a die-hard fan or just dipping your toes into the edgy waters of alternative sounds, Nora's got the tunes and the attitude to keep your speakers shaking and your soul-stirring.

Sonoma, get ready to embrace the rebellious spirit! Nora's bringing you the beats that defy the norm, the rhythms that pulse with raw energy, and the vibes that'll make you feel alive. It's punk, it's post-punk, it's everything in between—only on 'Left of the Dial' every Thursday night. Don't miss out on this sonic adventure! 🤘📻✨

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