Brad Savage is a lifelong music fan and radio geek, living his dream of crafting an intelligent, musically-challenging radio station in a great music city!
Growing up in the Twin Cities, home to great radio stations, gave Brad a “calling” at an early age. While his radio adventure has taken him on a whirlwind tour of college town areas (Minneapolis, MN; Columbia, MO; Madison, WI; Ann Arbor, MI), today he feels well settled in Charlottesville and loves the history, music, and warmer climate.
Brad says the best part of being in C-Ville is the rare opportunity to speak one-on-one with touring artists in the Corner Lounge, while hoping he doesn’t ask stupid questions or say “awesome” too often during the interviews. His all time favorite bands include The Replacements, Material Issue, R.E.M., The Ramones, Garbage, Possum Dixon, The Pooh Sticks, and three thousand more. “High Fidelity”, “The Blues Brothers”, “Floundering”, “FM”, and “Groove” are among his favorite movies. When he’s not on-air, online, or playing on Facebook, he is probably at a record store adding more CD’s to his collection which numbers in the thousands.
In a nutshell, I grew up in Burlington NC, and graduated from UNCW with degrees in English and Creative Writing.
Right out of college, I caught the travel bug and backpacked Europe and South Africa, and then bartended in Dublin.
I moved back to Wilmington NC and got a job as a DJ for a station there and wrote a weekly music column for the Wilmington paper. Then I moved to Charlottesville to help start up 106.1 The Corner, and I also work as a news reporter Newsradio WINA.
I still tuck away my travel fund. Only now it’s a coin jar that also functions as coffee money, parking meter change, gotta-have-that-new-album money, so on…. When I am not at work, you can find me battling my husband for control of the record player (Ryan Adams vs. REM) or meeting him in the middle (John Prine, Billy Bragg, Wu-Tang…)
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“He’s been dubbed The Great One, The People’s Champion and The Most Electrifying Man in All of Entertainment, but mere words fail to capture the essence of the most charismatic DJ of all time.
The first third-generation disc jockey in WCNR history, the man born John David Spangler was destined for immortality since birth, but his rise to the status of a pop culture icon was harder to predict. See for yourself every weekday night 7pm-Midnight.”
Luke is a married white male with no criminal record.
He likes quiet walks on the beach. So, if you see him walking on the beach, don’t talk to him.
Melissa’s story begins in the suburbs of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. As she was being pressured to decide what she wanted to do with the rest of her life while still in high school, she decided over Algebra homework that the person working the night shift on her local alternative radio station was having WAY more fun than she was.
She was right, radio is more fun than factoring any day. College followed along with a stint at the college radio station (she is very glad she did not save the tapes from those shows). Since then she has worked numerous odd jobs at radio stations all over the Midwest.
This is her first time living below the Mason-Dixon line, and she’s loving Charlottesville. Melissa can often be found at one of the many great concerts that come to town, walking around her neighborhood, or improving her skills in the kitchen. You can hear her every Saturday and Sunday afternoon on 106.1 The Corner.
Saturday Nights 6-10pm
A crusty veteran of rock radio, Mark did radio locally at various stations in the area including his hometown station in Roanoke, VA.
After taking a hiatus, Mark decided he wanted to come back and work at a station where the artists were still alive, touring and still making music, so he found what he calls “the best station in Charlottesville, 106.1 the Corner.”