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


Tuesday, November 3, 201511/03/2015

Videos of the Day – week of 11/2/15

In Blog, Brighten the Corners

JR JR + David Attenborough says “Hello” to Adele + The Subways + Martin Courtney + Aurora covers Oasis

Brighten The Corners

Thursday, October 29, 201510/29/2015

BTC Show #434 – 11/3/15

In Blog, Brighten the Corners

Hot Chip covers The Boss, Gwen Stefani sings a Disney classic + Robert DeLong remixes JR JR!


Monday, October 26, 201510/26/2015

Videos of the Day – week of 10/26/15

In Blog, Brighten the Corners

Weezer + Grimes + Squeeze + ELO + Sally Rose Band!

Brighten The Corners

Wednesday, October 21, 201510/21/2015

BTC Show #433 – 10/27/15

In Blog, Brighten the Corners

Lapsley, Beach Slang, brand-new Weezer and um, ADELE!!!


Thursday, October 15, 201510/15/2015

Videos of the Day – week of 10/19/15

In Blog, Brighten the Corners

Steve Martin & Edie Brickell + Ryan Adams & Taylor Swift chat for GQ + Best Coast + Bernie plays the bongos + The Struts live in Cville + The Young Wild


Wednesday, October 14, 201510/14/2015

Videos of the Day – week of 10/12/15

In Blog, Brighten the Corners

Decemberists + Andra Day + My Morning Jacket remixed by Moroder + Shannon & The Clams + Jarryd James covers Weezer

Brighten The Corners

Wednesday, October 14, 201510/14/2015

BTC Show #432 – 10/20/15

In Blog, Brighten the Corners

Banners, Matt from Delta Spirit, Lettuce & Harry Connick Jr. just to name a few!

Brighten The Corners

Monday, October 12, 201510/12/2015

BTC Show #431 – 10/13/15

In Blog, Brighten the Corners

Tor Miller, Patty Griffin, Jakob Dylan w/ Cat Power & a new grunge supergroup!


Monday, October 5, 201510/05/2015

Videos of the Day – week of 10/5/15

In Blog, Brighten the Corners

Sam Smith’s new Bond theme + Moving Panoramas + Wild Belle + an all-star breast cancer charity song + “cult faves” Kopecky

Brighten The Corners

Thursday, October 1, 201510/01/2015

BTC Show #430 – 10/6/15

In Blog, Brighten the Corners

Wild Belle, Wild Child, Rayland Baxter & more Big Grams!

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