Jeff caught the radio bug while he was still in high school in his hometown of Springfield, IL. He worked part-time at WTAX and WDBR and thought he wanted to be the next Jack Buck, until he realized how difficult play-by-play really is! Jeff attended college at the University of Missouri where he worked at the legendary KCOU college radio station. He worked at a great group of stations in Columbia, MO from ’95-’06 until The Corner brought him to Charlottesville in November of 2006.
I’ve loved my time here, esp. recording Corner Lounge sessions & hosting Brighten The Corners (Tuesdays 10-midnight). I’m also grateful to be able to cover music festivals for Corner listeners including SXSW, Bonnaroo 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! Along with our 2 cats – who love everyone, except each other – we live in Crozet, VA and last year we added the best little bundle of joy to our little spot in the world.
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Thursday, September 5, 201309/05/2013
A new Prince song got the taste buds going for tonight’s theme!
Wednesday, September 4, 201309/04/2013
Is it The Pixies or just Pixies? Either way, “the” bands & songs are THE theme tonight!
Tuesday, September 3, 201309/03/2013
nature/natural songs/bands/albums, in honor of new Volcano Choir (feat. Justin from Bon Iver) music in stores today!
Friday, August 30, 201308/30/2013
Happy Labor Day Weekend! Every Weekday at 6pm, we do a request hour with a different theme, started by…
Thursday, August 29, 201308/29/2013
NEW in the song title/artist name/album title, started by Sir Paul McCartney’s “New” song!
Wednesday, August 28, 201308/28/2013
Every Weekday at 6pm, we do a request hour with a different theme, started by the New Song of the…
Tuesday, August 27, 201308/27/2013
body parts songs/bands/albums all hour!
Monday, August 26, 201308/26/2013
no wonder the MTV VMAs booking agents went gaga for pop tarts: Toronto, NYC & LA festivals had all the interesting bands over the weekend!
Friday, August 23, 201308/23/2013
Prince & Mumford surprise NYC & what do howlin’ & savin’ have to do with each other?
Thursday, August 22, 201308/22/2013
Who among us could’ve handled this week’s Georgia school situation in such an amazingly cool and collected fashion? Countless lives…