Joni Deutsch

Host - A Change of Tune, Assistant Producer - Mountain Stage

Joni is the host of 'A Change of Tune,' the newest music program on West Virginia Public Broadcasting that mashes indie/alternative/emerging music with classic jams. She also acts as Assistant Producer for Mountain Stage Radio Show and helps coordinate  'Moutain Stage After Midnight' and 'Mountain Stage Radio,' a 24-hour stream of archived Mountain Stage content.

Joni was born and raised in Charleston, West Virginia, and graduated from George Washington High School in 2010. Her radio career began as a student DJ (and subsequent assistant general manager) for WLUR 91.5 FM and transformed into an internship with Mountain Stage and an on-air broadcasting position with West Virginia Public Broadcasting. She graduated from West Virginia University in 2014 with degree emphasis in public relations and advertising.

When she’s not on the air, Joni balances a slew of activities, including campaigning for her 4-year-old Polish Lowland sheepdog to become the next Wishbone, making personalized mixtapes for out-of-state friends and beating her boyfriend at video games (although her boyfriend begs to differ).

Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage

"Aw man, [band] AND [artist] were on your show in [year]? That sounds amazing. Why wasn't I there!"

Nooran Matties

If you take a second to look around, you can find hardworking West Virginians in the coolest places.

Mountain Stage

To say that Mountain Stage is excited about returning to Grand Marais this September? Total. Understatement.

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What's on the line-up for this week's #MSAM? A little folk, a little alt-rock and a whole lot of archived music goodness.

Jason Lockart / Kid in the Background

What are the Heavy-Set Paw-Paws? What’s it like making music in Beckley, West Virginia? And what does “Appalachian Stank” mean as a music genre? I sat down with the alt-rock group’s frontman Tyler Evans to get to the bottom of these questions and more.

Can't make it to this weekend's Mountain Stage? There's a stream for that.

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Stop us if you've heard this one: Soul'n'roll rocker Booker T. Jones, indie pop darlings Lake Street Dive and folk singer-songwriter Brett Dennen walk onto a stage... If that story doesn't ring a bell, you're in for a treat on this week's Mountain Stage After Midnight.

Todd Paris/Mountain Stage

Did you hear? Our good friend Tift Merritt is returning to Mountain Stage this fall! Since we have such a “Sweet Spot” for the singer-songwriter, we’ll look back at one of her last performances (in Alaska, no less!) on this week’s Mountain Stage After Midnight

Live on the Levee

Get ready, Charleston! Jim Lange, Matt Jackfert, Bill Lynch and Joni Deutsch are coming to town (well, to Live on the Levee, at least).

Max Nolte

There's no place like public radio when it comes to discovering new and emerging music. And there's no better time than today to be a part of West Virginia's budding music scene.

That's why I was so excited to be a part of NPR's Heavy Rotation to talk about my love for Ona, a Huntington band that has been on my radar for a while but will be on the world's radar soon enough.

Lisa Sullivan

Ever since 'A Change of Tune' started, we've had a list of folks who we've wanted to talk #WVmusic (and pepperoni rolls) with. Last week, we had the pleasure of marking one of those names off our list when we chatted with the self-proclaimed "Redheaded Stepson of the Huntington Music Scene," Americana rocker Tyler Childers.

Mountain Stage/WVPB

Mountain Stage loves to travel. In just a few weeks, we’ll be hitting the road for shows at Davis & Elkins College, Abingdon’s Barter Theatre and Grand Marais’ North House Folk School. But before we do, let’s get in the ramblin’ spirit with some good ol’ archived trips.

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Our rock-friends Steelism released their new EP The Drawing Room, Volume 1 a couple weeks back. Since the duo came to Mountain Stage last month with their new music (and snazzy dress jackets) in tow, we’re posting this performance of the first single “The Serge.”

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Another week, another weekend of live performance radio courtesy of #MSAM.

Live on the Levee

Get ready, Charleston! Jim Lange, Bill Lynch and Joni Deutsch are coming to town (well, to Live on the Levee, at least).

Amelia Ferrell

It's a new radio year, a new radio perspective for A Change of Tune, and that means a new way of doing our semi-frequent artist chats.

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Before they were nominated for a Canadian Grammy and before a Harry Potter lead helped fund her music, The Barr Brothers (previously The Slip) and Sylvie Lewis made a splash on the Mountain Stage. This weekend, we'll open up the archives to hear how they sounded back in '06 and '07.

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Between the two of them, Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn have appeared on Mountain Stage over 15 times in the last twenty years. Until the First Family of the Banjo make their next appearance on the show (get to writing, Bela/Abby!), we'll go ahead and listen back to their past pick'n tunes on Mountain Stage After Midnight.

Matthew J. Pandolfe

Mountain Stage w/ Larry Groce has announced live shows in Charleston scheduled for July 26 and August 30. These will be the only Charleston shows until October.

Since July 2014, A Change of Tune has vowed to never play the same exact song twice. Why? Because we like the challenge of playing new and exciting music each week, not to mention the fact that we want to give our listeners a music discovery experience every time they listen.

 

But this weekend, we’re flipping the script.

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