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

Brighten The Corners

Thursday, June 11, 201506/11/2015

BTC Show #414 – 6/16/15

In Blog, Brighten the Corners

New Beck, Bully, Ki: Theory & Zeppelin!?


Thursday, June 11, 201506/11/2015

Videos of the Day – week of 6/15/15

In Blog, Brighten the Corners

Weird Al at Jack White’s place + Phox + Death Cab + Boxed In + Mumford covers The Beatles at B’Roo w/ all-star friends!


Monday, June 8, 201506/08/2015

Videos of the Day – week of 6/8/15

In Blog, Brighten the Corners

Holly Miranda + Muse + Bad Suns + honeyhoney + FFS

Brighten The Corners

Friday, June 5, 201506/05/2015

BTC Show #413 – 6/9/15

In Blog, Brighten the Corners

new Tom Petty, Sharon Van Etten & Ryan Adams & Amos Lee live!


Friday, May 29, 201505/29/2015

Videos of the Day – week of 6/1

In Blog, Brighten the Corners

The Moth & The Flame + Swervedriver + SOAK + Tame Impala + Trails & Ways

Brighten The Corners

Wednesday, May 27, 201505/27/2015

BTC Show #412 – 6/2/15

In Blog, Brighten the Corners

New Neil Young, Jeff Beck, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin & Avicii!


Tuesday, May 26, 201505/26/2015

Videos of the Day – week of 5/25/15

In Blog, Brighten the Corners

a barbershop “Roxanne” + The Struts + Neils (Finn & Young) + MS MR

Brighten The Corners

Wednesday, May 20, 201505/20/2015

BTC Show #411 – 5/26/15

In Blog, Brighten the Corners

a few cool local tracks & the return of Veruca Salt, Sublime & Third Eye Blind!?


Monday, May 18, 201505/18/2015

Videos of the Day – week of 5/18

In Blog, Brighten the Corners

Ingrid Michaelson + Vedder on Letterman + Ryn Weaver + Pale Honey + a Dylan cover

Brighten The Corners

Thursday, May 14, 201505/14/2015

BTC Show #410 – 5/19/15

In Blog, Brighten the Corners

new Metric + solo tracks from Dan of the Black Keys & Mac of Superchunk!

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