Radio

Mountain Stage After Midnight
10:57 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Mountain Stage After Midnight- July 12 & 13

Ryan Adams takes the Mountain Stage.
Credit Brian Blauser / Mountain Stage

In the mood for some great late night jams? Look no further than this weekend's pair of "Mountain Stage After Midnight" performances, broadcast from 1am-5am Saturday and Sunday mornings here on West Virginia Public Radio.

Read more
Recommended If You Like: The Black Keys
3:07 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

"A Change of Tune" Interviews The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer

The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer
Credit Leigh Righton

Every week, “A Change of Tune” host Joni Deutsch will have one-on-one conversations with emerging talents and give Spotify-like music recommendations in a new feature called “Recommended If You Like.” This week we'll hear from Vancouver-based band The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer’s Shawn Hull (aka “The Harpoonist) about the state of the music industry, fan experiences, and the band’s new record, “A Real Fine Mess.” If you like The Black Keys, this band and interview are recommended for you.

Read more
Mountain Stage Song of the Week
9:05 am
Wed July 9, 2014

Listen to The Bottle Rockets Play "Big Lots of Love" Live on Mountain Stage

The Bottle Rockets Live on Mountain Stage
Credit Brian Blauser

Roots rock heroes The Bottle Rockets return to Mountain Stage with a love song - and a story - inspired by a new guitar, and frontman Brian Henneman's wife's favorite discount shopping location.

Read more
New Music Show
1:06 pm
Fri July 4, 2014

What is 'A Change of Tune'?

Host Joni Deutsch
Credit David Freeman

Hello! My name is Joni Deutsch, and you may have heard my voice on West Virginia Public Radio or seen my curly-haired self at the merchandise table at Mountain Stage shows. I’m absolutely excited to announce that my new music program, “A Change of Tune,” is debuting on West Virginia Public Radio this Saturday night from 10-11 PM. I know there’s been a lot of talk recently about schedule changes and questions about “that Deutsch girl,” so I thought I’d take a moment to tell you a little more about myself and why my show is an entirely different radio experience.

Read more
Mountain Stage After Midnight
3:16 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Mountain Stage After Midnight- July 5 & 6

The Indigo Girls from 2009. Hear this episode this weekend on MS After Midnight.
Brian Blauser

The July 4 weekend brings about a new way of hearing Mountain Stage as we present "Mountain Stage After Midnight," from 1am-5am Saturday and Sunday mornings here on WV Public Radio. It's all part of the improved radio schedule that we know you'll appreciate, and we're excited to be sharing the greatest episodes from our 31 year history with our late-night listeners.

Read more
Radio
1:12 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

The Power of Silence

Quiet is just the absence of sound. Silence has a distinct presence. Silence often visits Guitar Craft seminars.
Credit Jim Lange

Consistently, the concept of music coming from another time or another place, far different from our own, is an idea you will encounter again and again in artistic circles. It's as if music is imported, allows itself into or gently descends upon the practitioners of this noble art. 

Then there's silence. What's so special about that? How does it relate to music?

Silence of the nature that Robert Fripp and Sandra Bain Cushman talk about occurring on Guitar Craft or now as it is known, Orchestra of Crafty Guitarists courses, is a keenly felt presence.

Read more
Mountain Stage Song of the Week
3:34 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Hear The Black Lillies Perform "Gold and Roses" Live on Mountain Stage

The Black Lillies, Live on Mountain Stage
Credit Josh Saul

The Black Lillies' signature mix of roots rock and and Appalachian music has earned them a loyal following at festivals across the southeast and beyond. They can be heard on this week's broadcast of Mountain Stage, with their song "Gold and Roses."

Read more
Radio
9:00 am
Wed July 2, 2014

Eric Douglas: Author and Explorer

Author/explorer, Eric Douglas in a rare moment when he isn't traveling or under 70 feet of ocean water.
Credit Jim Lange

I am pretty much a home body and by Eric Douglas' world traveling life, I could be called a house slug.

Eric is a renaissance man: writing, photography, many aspects of scuba diving, teaching and he takes on special projects like telling the stories of our vets. Despite the diversity of activities, he is no dilettante. He dives in (Oh, a pun!) with an iron determination to learn and master what interests him.

A writer tells his story through words. Listen to Eric tell his story.

Read more
Radio
11:25 am
Tue July 1, 2014

The Boys Are Back

King Crimson, 2014.
Credit Tony Levin. Used by permission.

Never say never, especially in the world of King Crimson.  

Read more
New shows added to weekends
11:50 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

West Virginia Public Radio Announces New Program Schedule

West Virginia Public Radio is making enhancements to the weekend schedule, offering several new programs and changing the times of others. Check out the full schedule here.

Read more
Radio
10:08 am
Mon June 30, 2014

My Lithium Sunset

There is a notion that sunsets emit calming lithium. Perhaps this is why they are a universal pleasure?
Credit Jim Lange

Whatever our homes say about us, mine is one that is filled with sound.

We reside in an area two blocks from the bridge and a stone's throw from the busiest avenue in the city.

CAMC, our neighbors, is building a new cancer center across the street. All the while demolishing buildings, one row over from us, to "put up a parking lot."

Read more
88.5 FM
10:03 am
Sat June 28, 2014

WVPB Radio Restored

8:55 a.m. -- 88.5 FM Charleston is now operational. Thank you again for your patience while we resolved this issue.

7:54 a.m. -- West Virginia Public Radio at 88.5/Charleston is off the air. We are working to restore signal as soon as possible. Listeners in the area may be able to tune to our 89.9 signal in the meantime.Our engineers are rushing to fix the problem. Thank you for your patience.

You can still listen via the Internet, here at WVPublic.org, or listen to us on iTunes radio or the TuneIn app for the NPR app.

Radio
10:53 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Hear Jason Isbell Play "Traveling Alone" Live on Mountain Stage

Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires on Mountain Stage
Credit Josh Saul

Accompanied by his wife Amanda Shires on fiddle, Alabama-born singer-songwriter Jason Isbell performs "Traveling Alone," as heard on his acclaimed album "Southeastern."

Read more
Radio
11:47 am
Mon June 23, 2014

A (Not-so) Brief Misery of the Eagles

Eagles' co-founder and Generalissimo Glenn Frey.
Credit WikiCommons

VH1's Behind the Music is always fun to watch. You can revel in the personal struggles of the band and cheer on the comebacks, but the real reason we watch is simple. We love when the narrator begins the segment with, "and then it all went horribly wrong." That's the point when the featured band begins to implode, explode and generally go sideways into an oak tree. A pure case of schadenfreude.

Read more
Radio
10:00 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Why Does Music Move Us?

The Really Big Questions--Why Does Music Move us Thursday night at 9 p.m. on West Virginia Public Radio Edit | Remove

Music exists in every culture. Does that mean it offers an evolutionary advantage? What drives humans to make music? And why does music get so deeply embedded into our lives? We’ll delve deeper into what music can teach us about the human brain – with musicians and researchers including:

Read more
Radio
10:35 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Mountain Stage Staff Music Picks: Lucius Plays "Turn it Around"

Mountain Stage Assistant Producer Vasilia Scouras Loves Lucius
Josh Saul

Earlier in the year, Mountain Stage staffers each picked a single performance to be featured as bonus content on the "best of" USB drives that are given away as pledge premiums. Associate Producer Vasilia Scouras chose "Turn it Around" by Lucius.

Read more
Radio
11:37 am
Mon June 16, 2014

Don't Meet Your Heroes

Eliot couldn't have liked bawdy verse, could he?
Credit WikiCommons

"Expectation is a prison." ~ Robert Fripp

Literary giant T.S. Eliot was a fan of comedic genius Groucho Marx and vice versa.

It is thought that expectations of one another thawed what could have been a spectacular meeting of the minds.

This BBC special is part history and part speculation about their friendship. King Crimson's Jakko Jakszyk created this work as well as the music.

Read more
Mountain Stage Radio Preview
2:32 pm
Sat June 14, 2014

Listen to Mountain Stage with Guest Host Tim O'Brien This Sunday

Special Guest Host TIm O'Brien on Mountain Stage
Josh Saul

We hope you can tune in this Sunday at 2 pm to hear the first ever episode of Mountain Stage to feature a guest host - our oldest and dearest friend, Americana icon and West Virginia native Tim O'Brien. Rodney Crowell is there, along with The Infamous Stringdusters, Elephant Revival, Tattletale Saints, and another band with deep West Virginia Roots, The Sea The Sea.

Thanks for listening!

Radio
10:00 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Hawaii: The Legacy of Sugar

State of the Re:Union, Hawaii: The Legacy of Sugar, Thursday night at 9 p.m. on West Virginia Public Radio

For many Americans, Hawaii is a tropical playground, the place of surf, sun and dream vacations. Behind the tourist façade, though, is one of the most unique multicultural states in the nation, one still dealing with the complicated legacy of the circumstances under which it become part of this country. And so much of how Hawaii is now comes back to one game-changing element: sugar. For decades, long before it was a tourist’s paradise, what Hawaii did was grow sugar.

Read more
Mountain Stage Song of the Week
4:23 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Hear Rodney Crowell Perform "Moving Work of Art" From This Week's Mountain Stage

Rodney Crowell, live on Mountain Stage
Credit Brian Blauser

One of roots music's most respected singer-songwriters, Rodney Crowell returns to this week's premiere broadcast of Mountain Stage, with special guest host Tim O'Brien. Crowell closes his set with "Moving Work of Art," from his acclaimed 2008 album "Sex and Gasoline."

Read more

Pages