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Celebrate Public Radio Music Day with WMOT, Watch Our Radio Festival Sessions

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Today WMOT, the noncomMUSIC Alliance and partner stations host the second annual Public Radio Music Day.

Public Radio Music Day is a nationwide celebration uniting public radio music stations, fans, artists, and other music industry members to celebrate and spread the word about the unique role noncommercial stations play in the music world both locally and nationally. This year, we’re paying tribute to the contributions made by public radio music stations to their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

WMOT will celebrate the day with our annual Public Radio Music Day Radio Festival. The festival features sets from our Howl at the Moon Pickin' Party for 9:06 a.m. to 11:40 a.m. with The HooDoo Men, Phoebe Hunt and Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen.

Sets filmed at The Purple Building in East Nashville follow with Mick Flannery & Susan O’Neill at 12:06 p.m., Paul Thorn at 1 p.m. and Valerie June at 2 p.m.

At 3 p.m. the festival is live with a music discovery set by the Imaginaries and a 4 p.m set from legendary Nashville artist, Lee Roy Parnell.

You can listen on the radio at 89.5 FM or watch the videos here:

Paul Thorn joins WMOT for a Public Radio Music Day performance and interview from the Purple Building in East Nashville. Thorn and host, Jessie Scott talk about recent projects and public radio.

Valerie June joins WMOT for a Public Radio Music Day performance and interview from the Purple Building in East Nashville. Valerie June and host, Jessie Scott talk about radio, music and creativity.

Mick Flannery and Susan O'Neill join WMOT for a Public Radio Music Day performance and interview from the Purple Building in East Nashville. Flannery and O'Neill talk with host, Jessie Scott about the music scene in Ireland and their new duo project.

Watch all three artists from our Howl at the Moon Pickin' Party with Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen, Phoebe Hunt, and the Hoodoo Men as they perform on the train platform at Amqui Station in Madison, Tennessee.

About Public Radio Music 

● A network of hundreds of local public radio music stations serve communities across America, reaching millions of listeners weekly

● On air, online, on video, on stage, and on-the-go, these local stations provide a platform for innovative music programming

● They celebrate genres heard only on public radio, from classical to jazz to the bluegrass, rock, alt-country, and other regional and eclectic sounds of Triple A

● From knowledgeable local hosts and expert curation to educational programs and community initiatives, local public radio music stations play an essential and often singular role in boosting artists and music discovery and in educating and enriching communities

About the noncomMUSIC Alliance 

The noncomMUSIC Alliance celebrates public radio's role in connecting musicians, performers, and artists with the audiences who enjoy and support their music. We are an alliance dedicated to boosting the work of noncommercial public radio as an essential component of music discovery, curation, preservation, performance, and community.

The Alliance is committed to:

● Raising awareness of noncommercial music and its public service mission

● Advocating on behalf of noncommercial music stations

● Uniting public radio stations, listeners, artists and other music industry leaders who value noncommercial music

● Serving as a resource for public radio music stations