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MAMAView: KCBP, Live Streams and SKA

MAMAView: KCBP, Live Streams and SKA
By Middagh Goodwin
 
A little over a year ago in November 2019, I started djing on KCBP playing music by local artists going back to the 1930s up until today.   Modesto Area Music airs every Monday night at 5 pm, Friday at 9 pm and Saturday at 6 pm. Local musicians are encouraged to send their music to mamarecords209@gmail.com to be considered for airplay.

On March 10th of 2020 as a global pandemic was hitting I added a second show to the station’s rotation, This is SKA airing every week at 9 pm on Tuesday and 11 pm on Saturday(recently adding Sunday morning at 6 am.) I celebrate one year of SKA on the airwaves on March 9th. Since the beginning of 2021, This is SKA has been added to the playlist of 14 stations across the US and UK, it is now a weekly two hour syndicated show. Follow @thisisskaradio on Instagram and Facebook.

With the vaccines being administered to more and more people there is a light at the end of the tunnel. We can not expect things to return to the way it was pre-pandemic overnight. It is going to take some time and the prediction is at least 70% vaccination before bigger concerts and festivals can take place. So we must continue to be smart, wear our masks, social distance and think outside the box to keep ourselves entertained.

Turn on that radio, watch those live streams, like the VMI concert on March 14th or Sounds of the Valley on March 20th both streaming on the ModestoView Facebook page. Musicians create content for us to enjoy, perform some songs you are working on, collaborate with others, work on videos with local artists for Youtube. You have a captive audience until things get better and we are starving for great local content.


Those who stay engaged with their fans and create new ones will be so much better prepared for when things return to a state of normalcy. Don’t let us forget how good you are, show us what you have now and we will come out to see you when it is safe and you are playing live again.

As always do what you can to support your local artists, the bars, cafes and venues that let them perform and keep listening to your community radio station KCBP 95.5 FM. 
 

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About the Author:

Middagh Goodwin LIVES Music. He has been booking and promoting Music, Art and Comedy for years in the Central Valley. He ran the award winning Plea for Peace Center in Stockton for 5 Years and has booked bands from A-Z. Middagh is beginning 2016 with a new position at the Gallo Center for the Arts and celebrating Beat Happy! Music's 30th Anniversary. Read the MAMAView every month and a the Needle Drop 52 Records 52 Weeks.