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).

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.

Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage

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.”

Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage

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.

Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage

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.

Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage

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.

Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage

What if I told you that Neko Case, Vic Chesnutt, Colin Hay and The Proclaimers took the same stage years ago? And what if I told you that it all happened in good ol' Charleston, WV. Don’t believe me? Hear it for yourself this weekend on Mountain Stage After Midnight.

Broadcast from 1am-5am Saturday and Sunday mornings here on West Virginia Public Broadcasting, Mountain Stage After Midnight takes the best episodes from the show's 31 year history and shares their memories and songs with our late-night listeners.

Let's Talk #WVmusic

Jun 18, 2015
Joni Deutsch

Hey, West Virginia. It's me, Joni Deutsch, your friendly neighborhood public radio host. You have a second to talk #WVmusic? Cool? Cool.

Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage

Saturday is West Virginia Day! In our opinion, the best way to celebrate the Mountain State of West Virginia is with some music from…. well… you know… Mountain Stage.

Broadcast from 1am-5am Saturday and Sunday mornings here on West Virginia Public Broadcasting, Mountain Stage After Midnight takes the best episodes from the show's 31 year history and shares their memories and songs with our late-night listeners.

Tune in this Saturday June 21 and Sunday June 22 for some archived music goodness on Mountain Stage After Midnight.

KaiL Baxley

If you’ve ever gone to kailbaxley.com (and you should, it’s the official website for South Carolina retro folk singer KaiL Baxley), you’ll see this quote from The Huffington Post: “He is a musical nomad that tells his tales in his music and his tales are some of the most fascinating you will hear.”

Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage

There’s a reason why artists like Tim O’Brien, Kathy Mattea and Nellie McKay keep coming back to the Mountain Stage year after year. Between the good home cooking (provided by the lovely Judy Byrne) and the jam band togetherness of our finale song, each show feels like a musical family reunion of sorts.

Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage

What do Marty Stuart, The McCrary Sisters, The Greencards and Tracy Nelson have in common? We're playing them all this week on Mountain Stage After Midnight.

Broadcast from 1am-5am Saturday and Sunday mornings here on West Virginia Public Broadcasting, Mountain Stage After Midnight takes the best episodes from the show's 31 year history and shares their memories and songs with our late-night listeners.

Gather up some energy and stay up late Saturday June 6 and Sunday June 7 for some spectacular sets on Mountain Stage After Midnight.

Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage

If you've read this post's title, you know that you're in for a treat overnights this weekend. So without further ado... it's Mountain Stage After Midnight!

Broadcast from 1am-5am Saturday and Sunday mornings here on West Virginia Public Broadcasting, Mountain Stage After Midnight takes the best episodes from the show's 31 year history and shares their memories and songs with our late-night listeners.

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