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MAMView: Radio is a Soul Salvation

MAMAView: Radio is a Sound Salvation
By Middagh Goodwin

“When I got the music I got a place to go.”

It used to be driving around listening to the radio was a right of passages for teenager all over America. It was how the rest of us passed the time while stuck in traffic or as we just cruised around on a Saturday night.

When was the last time you tuned in to the radio? The last time you heard local band music came out of the speakers of a car? Hopefully, that is all about to change. KCBP 95.5 FM is Modesto’s community radio station and already has been playing a fair amount of local artists and is where my dial has been for the last several months.

On Monday, November 24th my new radio show, Modesto Area Music aired for the first time on KCBP. It was a special hour of local music released on vinyl. You can hear Modesto Area Music with Middagh Goodwin broadcast weekly at 5 pm every Monday and rebroadcast on Friday at 6 pm and Saturday at 9 pm. You will listen to songs of all genres spanning several decades performed by musicians from the greater 209.

My goal with the show is to continue to promote and grow and showcase our local music scene. To allow local artists to have that “electric” feeling of hearing a song they wrote or recorded played on the radio. If you are interested in being included in my show, you can email songs appropriate for airing to mamarecords209@gmail.com and make sure you cc musickcbp@gmail.com so the station can consider it for regular rotation.

I am looking forward to what will happen next year, a new decade, the Roaring Twenties. Downtown Modesto is more vibrant than it has been in years; there are more opportunities to hear locals perform and talk of some new spaces opening up that will allow even more live music. None of this will last without our continued support. I urge you to step up and go out more often, supporting the restaurants and cafes that host live music, especially on the off nights. Go check out an open mic or better yet get up on stage and perform a song or tell a joke at one.

I want everyone to make a New Years resolution to go out more, to bring your friends and family and fill up our venues. Music and art are meant to be enjoyed with others. 

Listen World Wide at www.kcbpradio.org

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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.