More than 20 million listeners tune in weekly to hundreds of local public radio music stations like WMOT across America to discover, learn about, and enjoy a mix of music selections, artists, and genres that are, in many cases, available only on public radio. Announced this past February with the introduction of bipartisan Congressional Resolutions, Public Radio Music Day was created to raise awareness about public radio’s contributions to audiences, artists, and communities.
Although the COVID-19 health crisis has placed constraints on live and on-site events, WMOT is proud to move forward with Public Radio Music Day and continue engaging music fans, artists and musicians through their virtual spaces. On April 16, WMOT and stations from nearly 30 states will host special broadcast and digital programming, such as virtual concerts, dedicated studio sessions, handcrafted playlists, and fan and artist stories, to help connect their community with local musicians and artists.
WMOT will be participating through:
- A Public Radio Music Day Radio Festival, replaying 15 hours of concerts recorded at our events over the past year.
- Exclusive release of Will Hoge’s song “The Curse” from his Album Tiny Little Movies, to be released June 26, 2020.
- Exclusive release of music videos from Sierra Hull, Will Hoge, Katie Pruitt, Tim O’Brien, Brian Wright and the Sneakups, Michaela Anne and Maya de Vitry.
WMOT's Radio Festival Lineup in Celebration of Public Radio Music Day
Listen at 89.5 FM in middle Tennessee and WMOT.org worldwide
9a Tanya Tucker - AmericanaFest 2019
10a Rob and Trey - AmericanaFest 2019
11a Birds of Chicago - a May 2019 Wired In
12p Keb' Mo' - Wired In AmericanaFest Session
1p Katie Pruitt - East Iris Studio Public Radio Music Day Sessions
2p Che Apalache from AmericanaFest 2019
3p Grace Potter - 2019 895 Session
4p Jesse Dayton - Feb. 2020 Wired In
5p Sierra Hull - East Iris Studio Public Radio Music Day Sessions
6p War & Treaty - 2019 895 Fest Set
7p Robert Randolph from AmericanaFest 2019
8p Jade Bird - October 895 Session
9p Wood Brothers from AmericanaFest 2019
10p Yola - Feb. 2019 Wired In
11p Mavericks from AmericanaFest 2019