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New episode: Oh Yeah! with Dustin Starr (Championship Wrestling From Memphis)

Host J.D. Reager talks to professional wrestler, wrestling promoter and podcast host Dustin Starr about their shared love of Memphis wrestling in the ’80s and ’90s, Dustin’s in-ring career, bringing wrestling back to Memphis television, the future of the Mid-South Coliseum, this year’s Wrestlemania card and more. Also available via Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, TuneIn, Amazon Music and everywhere

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New episode: Silver Linings with Aaron Sayers

Host J.D. Reager has a soul-searching conversation with returning guest, PhD psychologist and practicing therapist Aaron Sayers about how being in therapy has positively affected both of their lives, the social and cultural stigmas attached to mental health treatment, and a few iconic portrayals of therapists from TV and film.  Also available via Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn, Amazon Music, Google

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New episode: Vessels with Matt Ciani (Flesh of the Stars, Arthhur)

Host J.D. Reager opens the show with a short plea for support for a Back to the Light fundraiser before talking with musician Matt Ciani about the latest Flesh of the Stars single, small batch candle production, the evolution of Arthhur from solo project to disco punk trio, working on the new J.D. Reager record, and why Matt ends up

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The Back to the Light Records and Network Fundraiser is live!

Hello, friends of Back to the Light! We’ve decided to launch a little fundraiser via GoFundMe to help us move forward on a few important projects. Please check it out and consider donating or sharing, everything helps! Here’s the pitch from the GoFundMe page: “Hi! I’m J.D. Reager and I need your help funding future Back to the Light  Records &

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New episode: Too Much Downtime with Scott Danbom (Centro-matic, Static Diary)

Host J.D. Reager talks to his old friend and a wildly talented multi-instrumentalist musician, Scott Danbom, about his early days on the Oklahoma competitive piano circuit, moving to Denton, TX and joining Centro-matic, recording with acclaimed Memphis producer Jeff Powell, getting amicably kicked out of Slobberbone, collaborating with Patterson Hood and The Drive-By Truckers, and founding his solo project, Static

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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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