Jeff Sweatman

Jeff Sweatman

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I caught the radio bug while still in high school in my hometown of Springfield, IL, working part-time in news/sports/talk & Top 40 (back when Casey Kasem’s weekend show was on vinyl!).  As a kid, I wanted to be the next Jack Buck, until I realized how difficult play-by-play really is!  I graduated from the University of Missouri in ’97 and expanded my musical palette greatly by working at the legendary KCOU college radio station. I worked at a great group of stations in Columbia, MO (including KBXR) from ’95-’06 until The Corner brought me to Charlottesville in November of 2006.

In addition to radio, my college & post-college years have been filled with concerts & travel (mainly in the service of seeing concerts!).  Just a few of my all-time favorites: The Pixies at a Jefferson-sized place (The Blue Note in Columbia MO) in ’91, U2 on the Zoo TV tour in St. Louis in ’92, Lollapalooza ’92 in St. Louis (which is where I saw Pearl Jam for the 1st of 20+ times!), Ben Harper with PJ Harvey in Chicago in ’95, Bonnaroo (all 7 times I’ve gone!!), David Bowie 2004 Fox Theater in St. Louis, The Avett Brothers w/ Jessica Lea Mayfield 2007 Satellite Ballroom, Paul McCartney at Fed Ex Field 2009, U2 at Scott Stadium 2009, Pearl Jam’s PJ 20 festival in 2011 in Wisconsin, Bruce Springsteen’s acoustic set at the Pavilion stumping for Obama in 2012 and of course, PEARL JAM at JPJ in CVILLE in 2013!

I’ve loved my time here, esp. recording Corner Lounge sessions & hosting Brighten The Corners (Tuesdays 10-midnight & now heard each weekday with Kendall at noon and me at 6pm!).  I’m also grateful to be able to represent The Corner at amazing festivals like SXSW, Bonnaroo, Lockn’ and more!  Among other things, Cville has taught me to embrace my inner mandolin lover, and it’s also where (in 2008) I met my amazing wife, Elizabeth!  We live in Crozet along with our cat Louie and our son, who will turn 2 years old in late March of 2016!  Our whole family loves to root for the Hoos (esp. basketball & baseball), and we try to enjoy the mountains & trails as much as we can, driving & hiking, esp. around Western Albemarle, Nelson, & Augusta.

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Tuesday, April 26, 201604/26/2016

My favorite Prince stories

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In the wake of Prince’s sudden, tragic passing, here are some of my favorite all-star remembrances (so far)… Questlove as…

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Thursday, February 4, 201602/04/2016

Brighten The Corners Videos of the Week 2/1/16

In Blog, Brighten the Corners

a few of our favorite new things…M. Ward, Escondido, The Cactus Blossoms, Holy White Hounds & “new” rare RHCP from the vaults!

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Wednesday, February 3, 201602/03/2016

Brighten The Corners News at Noon & Two For the Road 2/3-9/16

In Blog, Brighten the Corners

Highlighting new music from Reed Turner, ON AN ON, Escondido, The Lumineers and more!

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Monday, February 1, 201602/01/2016

Brighten The Corners: News At Noon 2/1/2016-2/5/2016

In Blog, Brighten the Corners

Highlighting new music from Mass Gothic, Sierra Hull, Reed Turner and more!

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Thursday, January 28, 201601/28/2016

Brighten The Corners Two For The Road 1/27-2/2/16

In Blog, Brighten the Corners

Iggy Pop, Bloc Party, The Strumbellas & more!

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Tuesday, January 26, 201601/26/2016

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Chemical Bros (w/ Beck) + Savages + Big Pink + La Sera…

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Monday, January 25, 201601/25/2016

Brighten The Corners Two For the Road 1/20-26/16

In Blog, Brighten the Corners

Violent Femmes, Mayer Hawthorne, PJ Harvey & more!

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Monday, January 25, 201601/25/2016

Brighten The Corners: News At Noon 01/25/2016-01/29/2016

In Blog, Brighten the Corners

Highlighting new music from Alessia Cara, Soul Asylum, Field Report, She Is We, X Ambassadors and more!

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Friday, January 22, 201601/22/2016

BTC Videos of the Day – week of 1/18/16

In Blog, Brighten the Corners

Bloc Party + BONNAROOOOO (Moon Taxi) + BattleMe + Shearwater + Lissie

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Tuesday, January 19, 201601/19/2016

Pearl Jam back on tour in 2016!!! Find out how to win tix!

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