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When I Got the Music I Got a Place to Go

MAMAView-When I Got the Music I Got a Place to Go
By Middagh Goodwin

As the East Bay Punk band sang in their song “Radio”, “When I got the music I got a place to Go, Radio, Radio, Radio, Radio,” The Selecter sang in “On My Radio”, “It’s just the same old show on my radio,” and Ramones “Do you remember Rock n Roll Radio.” Just a few of the many songs celebrating the airwaves.

Did you know that right here in Modesto we have a volunteer-run community radio station? Located right in the middle of the dial KCBP 95.5 FM is the Voice of the Valley. At just about any time of the day you can tune in and hear local music playing on the airwaves, with local programs peppered throughout. MAMA Radio is my hour-long show that focuses on music from the 209 and airs weekly, Mondays at 5 pm, Fridays at 9 pm, and Saturdays at 6 pm. I also host This is SKA(a two-hour syndicated show on over 5 dozen stations worldwide) that airs Sundays at 5 am, and Mondays at 11 pm with the first hour also airing Tuesdays at 9 pm and Saturdays at 11 pm. Christian E Boyatt of the Flowers hosts Freak Radio on Tuesdays at 11 pm and Thursdays at 6 pm. 2X MAMA Comedy Award winner Jimmie Menezes is the co-host of Sports Talk with Jay Freeda which airs on Thursdays at 5 pm. Check out the full schedule of programming at Musicians send your music for consideration to and,

2X MAMA Promoter winner Mike Vanek has recently created his internet station WPFR-Pirate Flag Radio based in Bristol, Virginia, and can be heard at Several MAMA winners have their shows broadcast weekly including This is SKA Wednesday at 9 pm EST, MAMA Radio Sundays at 8 pm EST. The Lunchbox featuring Jenn and Dave Ussery(who has won Best Metal MAMAs with both Brutal Innocence and Nothing But Losers) airs every Wednesday at 8 pm EST. Mike hosts shows that can be listened to nightly at 11 pm EST and his show Sounds from the Underground can be heard Mondays at 9 pm EST. Christian E Boyatt Freak Radio Uncensored will begin airing on WPFR soon.

There are tons of great programs on both KCBP and WPFR, like and follow them on social media, tune in, and support independently created content. 

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About the Author:

Middagh Goodwin LIVES Music. He has been booking and promoting Music, Art, and Comedy in the Central Valley for years. He ran the award-winning Plea for Peace Center in Stockton for 5 Years and has booked bands from A-Z. In addition, he is the managing editor of ModestoView and writes the MAMAView and GeekView. Middagh works with the Modesto Area Music Association and books Music in the Plaza. In addition, he owns and operates Graffiti-Con, where cars and pop culture intersects. More recently, Middagh has been working with the Graffiti USA Classic Car Museum, helping to create unique events that help raise funds and awareness of the museum and its mission. On top of that, you can tune into one of two shows that Middagh Goodwin hosts on KCBP 95.5 FM; This is SKA and MAMA Radio.