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New episode: Peace and Freedom with Josh Shaw (Blvck Hippie)

Host J.D. Reager talks to musician Josh Shaw about the big snowstorm in Memphis, how the pandemic derailed his band Blvck Hippie‘s plans for 2020 and beyond, getting started as a musician, playing and coaching basketball, and their shared love of video games.  J.D. also spins the recent Blvck Hippie single “Bunkbed.” Also available via Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Podcasts,

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New episode: The King Is Dead with Josh Stevens (Glorious Abhor, Tape Deck)

Host J.D. Reager talks to musician Josh Stevens about the evolution of his band Glorious Abhor, how becoming a parent has affected his ambition and creativity, moonlighting with Back to the Light pals Tape Deck and Jack Alberson, moving from Illinois to Memphis, and more. J.D. also spins two new songs: Josh’s “The King Is Dead,” and his own “Stop

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New episode: There’s Always More with Zachary Corsa (Nonconnah, Lost Trail)

Host J.D. Reager talks to musician Zachary Corsa (Nonconnah, Lost Trail) about relocating from North Carolina to Memphis, the burgeoning Memphis experimental music scene, his creative process in Nonconnah, making post-pandemic plans, and more.  Then J.D. plays an excerpt from the new Nonconnah album Songs For And About Ghosts.  Also available via Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, TuneIn

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New episode: Safe At Home with Jeff Hulett (Snowglobe)

Host J.D. Reager talks to his old friend and Memphis musician Jeff Hulett about his recent hot streak of creativity during the pandemic, remote collaborations, his evolving role in Snowglobe, the highs and lows of the Rock for Love benefit project, and much more.  J.D. also spins “Money,” a soon-to-be-released new song of Jeff’s.  Also available via Apple Podcasts, Stitcher,

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New episode: COVID-19 Special Report with Kelly Orcutt (Glossary) and J.R. Wicker (Imagination Head)

Host J.D. Reager shares how his life has been affected by COVID-19 before talking to two former collaborators about their experiences. First, Kelly Orcutt of Glossary tells a frustrating story about being assaulted in a popular department store chain by an unmasked “patriot.” Then, Imagination Head bandleader and ICU Nurse J.R. Wicker recounts tales from the front lines of the

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New episode: Don’t Say It, Show It with John Paul Keith

Host J.D. Reager kicks off the show by spinning “How Can You Walk Away,” the first single off of Memphis musician John Paul Keith‘s new album The Rhythm of the City.  Then J.D. and J.P. have a lengthy conversation about the recent siege on the Capital, the legacy of Donald Trump, writing and recording his new album, mentoring fellow songwriter

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New episode: Distraction with Joshua McLane and Brennan Whalen (HEELS)

Host J.D. Reager speaks to Memphis musicians Joshua McLane and Brennan Whalen about their work together as HEELS, how the pandemic canceled “their year” in 2020, the inspiration behind the band’s musical self-help albums Wake Up with HEELS and Sleep with HEELS, how they inspire each other creatively and their love of professional wrestling.  J.D. also plays the song “King

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New episode: Best of 2020 Volume 2

Host J.D. Reager and guest producer Brendan Danley present the second in a 2-part collection of favorite moments from the very first year of Back to the Light – and it’s a super-sized doozy! Clips include Kate Crowder (Two Way Radio), John Forbes (Tijuana Hercules, Mount Shasta), Kelly English (Restaurant Iris), Ross Johnson (Panther Burns, Alex Chilton), Roger Manning Jr.

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New episode: Best of 2020 Volume 1

Host J.D. Reager and guest producer Brendan Danley present the first in a 2-part collection of favorite moments from the very first year of Back to the Light! Clips include Ken Stringfellow (The Posies, Big Star), David Catching (Rancho de la Luna), The Modifiers, Joey Pegram (Shabbadoo, Two Way Radio), Joshua Cosby (Star & Micey), Steve Selvidge (The Hold Steady,

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