Savannah Stopover on Georgia Public Broadcasting — lots of audio

Savannah Stopover got some excellent coverage this year from Georgia Public Broadcasting, especially the hour-long weekday talk show On Second Thought, hosted by Celeste Headlee.

Headlee and her team even came to Savannah so OST could broadcast live from the festival, with support from the folks at GPB Savannah. Now that Stopover is over, I finally had the chance to catch up on all the coverage (or much of it, sorry if I left something out). While I listened, I copied and pasted the Soundcloud embed codes, so below are segments from On Second Thought plus Sarah McCammon’s GPB Savannah coverage and one podcast too.

For more info and for entire programs, you can click on through the various links above or the links in the streams below.

First up, here’s Sarah McCammon with a GPB segment on Savannah Stopover, including profiles of and quotes from Bond St. District and Coy Campbell of Nightingale News:

And from last Wednesday’s program, Savannah Stopover founder and CEO with her two picks for GPB’s ultimate Georgia Playlist — R.E.M.’s “Don’t Go Back to Rockville” and Neutral Milk Hotel’s “In the Airplane Over the Sea”:

Here’s Coy Campbell with Nightingale News talking about Savannah Stopover and presenting his two picks for GPB’s Georgia Playlist — Johnny Mercer’s “Autumn Leaves” and Vic Chesnutt’s “Stay Inside”:

And here’s a chat with me, after Sean Powers’ talk with a Stopover attendee at Gallery Espresso, with snippets from Nightingale News playing on either end:

Sean Powers from OST talks to artist Caleb Williamson about his Stopover band poster exhibition entry created for Tall Tall Trees:

Here’s a talk with Zoe from ASTR (one of the bands that had to cancel their Stopover show because of wretched weather in much of the country):

Interesting interview with Velvet Caravan’s Ricardo Ochoa about the songs by Ben Tucker and Wycliffe Gordon that he’s adding to GPB’s “Georgia Playlist”:

The impressive Amythyst Kiah, who played her second Savannah Stopover, here performing “Trouble So Hard”:

And here’s Amythyst Kiah with Velvet Underground Caravan members Ricardo Ochoa, Eric Dunn, and Jared Hall:

Fun interview in the kitchen at B. Matthew’s with restaurateur Brian Huskey, who feeds the Savannah Stopover artists and visiting press — 600 people in total:

And here’s an embed with all the Georgia Playlist submissions so far:

3 comments for “Savannah Stopover on Georgia Public Broadcasting — lots of audio

  1. Lynn Harris Medcalf
    March 10, 2015 at 18:10

    Many people in Savannah may be unaware of GPB’s actions regarding college radio in Atlanta. While they may have supported independent music in Savannah, they have taken over college radio here in Atlanta which is shutting out independent artists from 14 hours of exposure, so that GPB can air duplicative NPR programming available on WABE. Please do not partner with GPB in the future.

    • bill
      March 10, 2015 at 18:48

      I’ve seen a lot of anger directed at GPB over this issue, but I haven’t seen much anger directed at GSU. The university did not have to make a deal with GPB.

      GPB has been one of the best radio stations we’ve had down here on the coast for a long, long time. If they’re going to be adding more progressive music programming and music news, that’s a big plus in these parts.

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