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New episode: The Road with Aaron Robinson (Imaginary Baseball League, Pale Houses, My So-Called Band)

Host J.D. Reager talks to musician Aaron Robinson about the Murfreesboro music scene, the rise, fall and return of his band Imaginary Baseball League, his later work both as a solo artist and with Pale Houses, the Memphis-Nashville rivalry, and the importance of proper wig maintenance.  J.D. also spins “The Road” by Imaginary Baseball League and “The Ocean Bed” by

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New episode: Space, Place and Time with Craig Wedren (Shudder To Think)

Host J.D. Reager talks to one of his all-time favorite musicians and people: Craig Wedren.  They have a lengthy discussion about Craig’s early forays into music, the rise and fall of his legendary post-punk band Shudder To Think, how friendships with members of the comedy troupe The State lead to a career in TV and film scoring, and Craig’s future

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New episode: Safe Distance with Janet Simpson

Host J.D. Reager talks to old friend and musician Janet Simpson about her newfound success as a solo artist, her work in the bands Teen Getaway, Delicate Cutters, Wooden Wand & the World War IV, and Timber, fighting through imposter syndrome, and more.  J.D. also spins three excellent tunes from Janet’s latest album Safe Distance. Also available via Apple Podcasts,

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New episode: A Long Journey with Elizabeth King and Mark Edgar Stuart

Host J.D. Reager talks to gospel singer Elizabeth King about performing with The Gospel Souls in the early ’70s, why her recording career took a nearly 50-year hiatus, and the making of her comeback album, Living In The Last Days. Then, singer-songwriter and session musician Mark Edgar Stuart calls in to talk about his experiences working with Ms. King on

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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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