New York's non-commercial Rock & Roots radio station WFUV (90.7 FM/www.wfuv.org) is one of five leading public radio stations that are banding together to present a live radio broadcast and webcast from the SXSW Radio Day Stage at the Austin, Texas Convention Center as part of the SXSW music convention on Friday, March 15, starting at 1 p.m. ET.
Public Radio Rocks SXSW Day Stage represents the first collaborative effort to transmit a piece of the live musical excitement of SXSW as it happens to public radio listeners. The annual SXSW (South By Southwest) music convention, now in its 27th year, is "the biggest and most anticipated convergence of all things music," offering compelling daytime programming and stellar nighttime showcases throughout the city of Austin.
The Public Radio Rocks SXSW Day Stage live concert will start at 1 pm E.T. and feature performances by Charles Bradley, Dawes, Divine Fits, Emmylou Harris with Rodney Crowell, Iron & Wine, Pickwick and Vampire Weekend.
In addition to WFUV, the participating public radio stations are WXPN-FM/Philadelphia, KUTX-FM/Austin, KXT-FM/Dallas, and The Current/Minneapolis. Each station will broadcast the March 15 concert live on its airwaves and websites.
Once again this year WFUV will also capture other SXSW highlights, including video interviews with artists at the Hotel San Jose. More details on that will follow.
WFUV Program Director Rita Houston said : "In the past we've been able to present some pretty noteworthy artists, such as Emmylou, Josh Ritter, Gary Clark Jr., and Punch Brothers on our own FUV Day Stage This year, working with my colleagues, we're taking it to the next level: great radio stations banding together to present great music. And we're doing it in a way that's unique for public radio audiences."