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.

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Thursday, October 24, 201310/24/2013

#WorkdayWrapUp – “M” songs/bands theme 10/24

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Every Weekday at 6pm, we do a request hour with a different theme, started by the New Song of the…

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Wednesday, October 23, 201310/23/2013

#WorkdayWrapUp – “L” songs/bands theme 10/23

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apologies to birthday boy Weird Al Yankovic & Corner listener Mark who requested this classic…somehow Al works a little better…

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Tuesday, October 22, 201310/22/2013

#WorkdayWrapUp – “K” songs/bands theme 10/22

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ran out of time for King Crimson (which Kanye West famously sampled for “Power“) & I didn’t write down the…

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Monday, October 21, 201310/21/2013

#WorkdayWrapUp – “J” songs/bands 10/21

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Every Weekday at 6pm, we do a request hour with a different theme, started by the New Song of the…

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Friday, October 11, 201310/11/2013

#WorkdayWrapUp – “I” songs/bands theme 10/11

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Every Weekday at 6pm, we do a request hour with a different theme, started by the New Song of the…

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Thursday, October 10, 201310/10/2013

#WorkdayWrapUp – “H” songs/bands theme 10/10

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Every Weekday at 6pm, we do a request hour with a different theme, started by the New Song of the…

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Wednesday, October 9, 201310/09/2013

#WorkdayWrapUp – “G” songs/bands theme 10/9

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Every Weekday at 6pm, we do a request hour with a different theme, started by the New Song of the…

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Tuesday, October 8, 201310/08/2013

#WorkdayWrapUp – “F” songs/bands theme 10/8

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Every Weekday at 6pm, we do a request hour with a different theme, started by the New Song of the…

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Monday, October 7, 201310/07/2013

#WorkdayWrapUp “E” songs/bands & Jake Bugg breaks down our Album of the Week

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Between 3 & 4pm all week, we’ll have copies to give away of Jake Bugg’s self-titled debut album.  We’ll also…

Friday, October 4, 201310/04/2013

Dave on Sesame St. & “D” songs/bands for #WorkdayWrapUp 10/4

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In case you missed Dave Matthews on Sesame St. last week, this might be one of my favorite songs of…

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