Jeff Sweatman

Jeff Sweatman

Afternoons 2-6pm
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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.

Jeff Sweatman's Blog

Brighten The Corners

Tuesday, March 31, 201503/31/2015

BTC Show #404 – 3/31/15

In Blog, Brighten the Corners

Mavis, Van, Blur, Death Cab & more!

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Monday, March 30, 201503/30/2015

Videos of the Day – week of 3/30/15

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Built To Spill + The Staves + Laura Marling + Turbo Fruits + Allison Moorer

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Monday, March 23, 201503/23/2015

Videos of the Day – Week of 3/23/15

In Brighten the Corners

Jack White and Robert Plant, Uptown Funk and The Piano Guys and more.

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Wednesday, March 18, 201503/18/2015

Brighten the Corners: #403 – 3/24/15

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All titles out now unless otherwise noted.

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Monday, March 16, 201503/16/2015

Videos of the Day – Week of 3/16/15

In Brighten the Corners

Add HOLYCHILD to the list of male/female duos making catchy, brainy electro-pop these days.

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Friday, December 13, 201312/13/2013

When Nixon met Elvis & a great Keith Morris review

In Brighten the Corners

Since back on this day in 1974, George Harrison was the 1st rock musician invited to the White House, I…

Friday, December 6, 201312/06/2013

Mandela tributes

In Brighten the Corners

Here’s a rundown of a wide assortment of people paying tribute to Nelson Mandela, who passed away yesterday at 95. …

Tuesday, December 3, 201312/03/2013

#SocialRequestLive – over/under theme 12/3 + BCS madness

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Granted I’m biased as a Mizzou grad, but what if Urban Meyer from 2006 gave a pregame speech to his…

Friday, November 22, 201311/22/2013

#SocialRequestLive – JFK tribute 11/22

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Every Weekday at 1:15pm, we play your requests along a different theme, including the New Song of the Day (which…

Thursday, November 21, 201311/21/2013

#SocialRequestLive – seeing/sight/look theme 11/21

In Brighten the Corners

Every Weekday at 1:15pm, we play your requests along a different theme, including the New Song of the Day (which…

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