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

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Monday, August 24, 201508/24/2015

Videos of the Day – Week of 8/24/15

In Blog, Brighten the Corners

Seattle All-Stars cover Raw Power + Ezra Furman + Courtney Barnett + Darlene Love + Mike Krol

Brighten The Corners

Thursday, August 20, 201508/20/2015

BTC Show #424 – 8/25/15

In Blog, Brighten the Corners

El Vy, Lana Del Rey, GEMS, Mutemath & Odesza feat. Little Dragon just to name a few this week!

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Monday, August 17, 201508/17/2015

Videos of the Day – week of 8/17/15

In Blog, Brighten the Corners

Chvrches + SSLYBY + White Reaper + Lana Del Rey + Public Enemy

Brighten The Corners

Wednesday, August 12, 201508/12/2015

BTC Show #423 – 8/18/15

In Blog, Brighten the Corners

brand-new Chris Cornell, Boy & Bear, The Dead Weather & lots more!

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Monday, August 10, 201508/10/2015

Videos of the Day – week of 8/10/15

In Blog, Brighten the Corners

The Lighthouse & The Whaler w/ a Teen Wolf star + Of Montreal in stop-motion + Kalle Mattson’s favorite album covers + La Luz + Mynabirds

Brighten The Corners

Wednesday, August 5, 201508/05/2015

BTC Show #422 – 8/11/15

In Blog, Brighten the Corners

Gary Clark Jr., Vintage Trouble, EL VY, Silversun Pickups & more!

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Sunday, August 2, 201508/02/2015

Videos of the Day – week of 8/3/15

In Blog, Brighten the Corners

Benjamin Clementine + Sir Paul & Brittany at Lolla + Easy Heaven mashup + EL VY + Vintage Trouble live!

Brighten The Corners

Wednesday, July 29, 201507/29/2015

BTC Show #421 – 8/4/15

In Blog, Brighten the Corners

Josh Ritter, Patty Griffin, Foals, The Drums & more!

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Monday, July 27, 201507/27/2015

Videos of the Day – week of 7/27/15

In Blog, Brighten the Corners

Roger Waters w/ MMJ at Newport + Ben & Sam on Letterman + Lou Barlow album preview + Foals + Baio

Brighten The Corners

Wednesday, July 22, 201507/22/2015

BTC Show #420 – 7/28/15

In Blog, Brighten the Corners

Everything from Wavves & Kurt Vile & Craig Finn to Prince, David Gilmour & Shawn Colvin this week…

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