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, August 8, 201308/08/2013

#WorkdayWrapUp – shake theme 8/7/13

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a whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on the request lines tonight…

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Thursday, August 1, 201308/01/2013

#WorkdayWrapUp Chicago theme 8/1

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my kinda town…for the requests tonight!

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Wednesday, July 31, 201307/31/2013

#WorkdayWrapUp – feet don’t fail me now theme 7/31

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foot/feet songs/bands/albums!

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Tuesday, July 30, 201307/30/2013

#GetDown #WorkdayWrapUp theme 7/30

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Lotsa folks gettin’ down with their bad selves on the request lines tonight, thanks!

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Monday, July 29, 201307/29/2013

Win PJ tix, a strange #WorkdayWrapUp theme 7/29 & RIP J.J. Cale

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Listen all week btwn 6-7pm to win Pearl Jam tickets for their 10/29 JPJ show, woo hoo!  And instead of…

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Friday, July 26, 201307/26/2013

You lost $2 million how? and a HEAVY #WorkdayWrapUp theme 7/26

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finding out you lost $2 million via Twitter & a HEAVY theme on the request lines…

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Thursday, July 25, 201307/25/2013

VT loves Nirvana & a #WorkdayWrapUp Man theme 7/25

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Man oh man, lotsa great requests tonight, thanks! And did you hear the one about the VT mascot thinking Nirvana was still around?

Wednesday, July 24, 201307/24/2013

#WorkdayWrapUp – run/walk theme 7/24

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In honor of the New Song Of The Day & the Healthy Living Expo tonight!

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Tuesday, July 23, 201307/23/2013

#WorkdayWrapUp – Party theme 7/23

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It’s Tuesday…let’s party! It’s National Hot Dog Day, after all…

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Thursday, July 18, 201307/18/2013

#WorkdayWrapUp – wish/hope/dream theme 7/18

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wishin’, hopin’ & dreamin’ for great requests tonight…and we got ’em! Started by new David Lynch music…yep, THAT David Lynch!

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