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.

Jeff Sweatman's Blog

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Tuesday, January 19, 201601/19/2016

Brighten The Corners: News At Noon 1/18/16-1/22/16

In Blog, Brighten the Corners

Highlighting new tunes from The 1975, Elle King, Vandaveer, Boy & Bear, Keith Richards and more!

Brighten The Corners

Wednesday, January 13, 201601/13/2016

Brighten The Corners: Two For the Road segments 1/13-19/2016

In Blog, Brighten the Corners

Lissie, Bonnie Raitt & more!

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Tuesday, January 12, 201601/12/2016

Brighten The Corners: Two For The Road 1/6-12/2016

In Blog, Brighten the Corners

Bowie, Radiohead’s rejected Bond theme, Charles Bradley covering Black Sabbath & Wolfmother!

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Tuesday, January 12, 201601/12/2016

Videos of the Day – week of 1/11/16

In Blog, Brighten the Corners

David Bowie RIP + Dave Gahan’s new holographic video + Holly Miranda + The Last Shadow Puppets + Bob Mould

Brighten The Corners

Monday, January 11, 201601/11/2016

Brighten The Corners: News At Noon 1/11/16-1/15/16

In Blog, Brighten the Corners

Highlighting new music from David Bowie, Josh Ritter, The Dandy Warhols. Sierra Hull, Violent Femmes and more!

Brighten The Corners

Friday, January 8, 201601/08/2016

Brighten The Corners: Two For The Road 1/8

In Blog, Brighten the Corners

1/8/16 Wolfmother – “Victorious”/title track (out 2/19) The Wild Feathers – “Overnight”/Lonely is a Lifetime (out 3/11)

Brighten The Corners

Thursday, January 7, 201601/07/2016

Brighten The Corners: Two For The Road 1/7/16

In Blog, Brighten the Corners

1/7/16 Charles Bradley – “Changes”/Black Sabbath cover (single out now, album due out 4/1) George Fest – “Handle With Care”/all-star…

Brighten The Corners

Wednesday, January 6, 201601/06/2016

Brighten The Corners: Two For The Road – 1/6/16

In Blog, Brighten the Corners

1/6/16 Ben Caplan – “I Got Me A Woman”/Birds With Broken Wings Radiohead – “Spectre”/rejected Bond theme uploaded to Soundcloud…

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Tuesday, January 5, 201601/05/2016

Videos of the Day – week of 1/4/16

In Blog, Brighten the Corners

Charles Bradley covers Sabbath + new Lissie + Ben Caplan + George Fest + David Bowie!

Brighten The Corners

Tuesday, January 5, 201601/05/2016

BTC – Jeff’s Favorite Albums of 2015

In Blog, Brighten the Corners

Our favorite SONGS of the year playlist runs about eight-and-a-half hours, but here are the tracks we played on the…

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