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.
Jeff Sweatman's Blog
Wednesday, May 20, 201505/20/2015
a few cool local tracks & the return of Veruca Salt, Sublime & Third Eye Blind!?
Monday, May 18, 201505/18/2015
Ingrid Michaelson + Vedder on Letterman + Ryn Weaver + Pale Honey + a Dylan cover
Thursday, May 14, 201505/14/2015
new Metric + solo tracks from Dan of the Black Keys & Mac of Superchunk!
Monday, May 11, 201505/11/2015
Blur w/ Jimmy Fallon + an all-star Replacements cover + Phases (formerly JJAMZ) + Kid Wave + Alessia Cara
Thursday, May 7, 201505/07/2015
Honey Dewdrops + Chemical Brothers (w/ Q-Tip!)
Wednesday, May 6, 201505/06/2015
Bully, Hop Along, Django Django, Jason Isbell & more!
Wednesday, April 29, 201504/29/2015
brand-new Richard Thompson, Future Islands & Willie Nelson (on his birthday!)
Thursday, April 23, 201504/23/2015
Wet + Violent Femmes + Willie & Merle + Joy Williams + Will Dailey
Wednesday, April 22, 201504/22/2015
catching up on a busy 4/21 streetdate week (Alabama Shakes, Passion Pit, Built To Spill, TMBG + tons more!)
Monday, April 20, 201504/20/2015
Florence + The Machine (w/ Father John Misty), Desaparecidos + Kopecky + Bon Iver covering Spoon + San Fermin