Wilcoworld Radio Launches Friday
Internet Radio Stream Highlights Recent Deluxe Reissues of Wilco’s First Two Albums A.M. and Being There, Features Exclusive Interviews and Programming
Deluxe Reissues Available Now Worldwide
Easthampton, MA — January 31, 2018 — Wilcoworld Radio, a unique global broadcast created by dBpm Records in celebration of the recent deluxe reissues of the band’s first two albums, A.M. and Being There (Rhino), begins streaming Friday at 10a CT via Wilcoworld.net.
The newly-created internet radio station includes 10+ hours of original programming including interviews with Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy and John Stirratt as well as guest segments hosted by Rolling Stone/Sirius XM writer and radio host David Fricke; longtime Wilco supporter and DJ Robert Chase; Omnivore Recordings’ Cheryl Pawelski, producer of the deluxe reissues and Wilco’s 2014 box sets Alpha Mike Foxtrot and What’s Your 20?; and Spencer Tweedy, drummer, collaborator and son of Jeff Tweedy. Celebrity bumpers and a set of jingles produced by Loft studio manager Mark Greenberg – featuring voice-over work by producer/engineer Dave O’Donnell (Keith Richards, Lyle Lovett, Eric Clapton) and vocals by Scott Ligon and Casey McDonough from the Chicago band The Flat Five – round out the broadcast, which also includes music from the reissues, live sets from the era of the celebrated albums’ original 1990s release and a one-hour set of cover songs performed by Wilco. Streaming begins Friday at 10 am CT and will rebroadcast on the 10 o’clock hour throughout Sunday, Feb. 4.
The deluxe reissues of Wilco’s seminal first two albums A.M. and Being There are available now worldwide. Combined the expansive sets contain 47 previously unreleased tracks, including 23 studio outtakes, plus Wilco’s 1996 session from KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic and the band’s raucous 20-song set from the Troubadour in Los Angeles, November 12, 1996.
“It’s as though Tweedy played the long game on this sucker’s bet, waiting 21 years to make the ultimate version of Being There.” – Pitchfork, Best New Reissue