Cheryl Wheeler Mountain Stage's Favorite Performances of 2016 By Joni Deutsch • Dec 12, 2016 Adam Harris / Mountain Stage 2016 was a big year for NPR Music and West Virginia Public Broadcasting's Mountain Stage. We celebrated 33 years of live performance radio, commemorated the 25th anniversary of R.E.M.’s legendary set, and listened to the voices of two new guest hosts. Mountain Stage After Midnight: John Gorka, LOW, Trampled by Turtles By Joni Deutsch • Aug 21, 2015 Mountain Stage To say that Mountain Stage is excited about returning to Grand Marais this September? Total. Understatement.