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St. Louis Music Royalty, Danny Liston, Will Host Weekly Roots Show

“I’ve never done something like this before and am a bit intimidated, but John Stephens has been very encouraging,” Liston said. “I wanted Danny on The Roots seven days a week, but we compromised, and Danny will be on Wednesday nights at 6 p.m. Dave Merkel has been helping with Danny’s training–not that he needs…
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Big Bandwidth Increase To Support Roots Audience Growth   (12/18/23)

The picture above is from our roof at the KETC TV building in Grand Center. The big SAT uplink dish in the center is for PBS. The smaller dish in the lower left corner sends The Roots’ audio to the top of the Continental building at the intersection of Olive Street and Grand Avenue. That…
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Jake’s Leg Packs The Wildey for Roots Live Broadcast

It may have been -5 degrees and snowing outside, but Jake’s Leg fans packed The Wildey Theatre for a sold-out concert Saturday evening. The Roots.FM was proud to broadcast the LIVE concert to a record audience that eclipsed the final St. Louis concert, also by The Roots featuring Gypsy.  Over 11,000 Roots listeners enjoyed the…
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The Roots is Looking For More Volunteers

Roots program hosts do a lot more than spin records. Hours of research go into each of our marque programs like The Artist Spotlight, Blue Monday, C-Sides, Sweet Sunday Morning, Friday Night Happy Hour, and all the other programs that thousands of listeners tune into weekly. We even have a live all-night DJ who broadcasts…
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Mighty Pines Supporting KDHX DJs With Protest Anthem

Last week, we told you about The Mighty Pines multi-instrumentalist Gerard Erker, who wrote a catchy protest anthem: “Hey KDHX,” and was released last week on YouTube, Spotify, Amazon Music, and CD Baby. The Roots.FM is playing the song as well. This past weekend, The Mighty Pines performed the song live for the first time…
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Liston Brothers Pack The Pageant Saturday Evening   12/3/23

The Liston Brothers concert Saturday Evening at the Pageant was off the chart. SRO Crowd. Influential band with all-star musicians. From the stage, Danny thanked The Roots for effectively promoting the concert and urged the audience to check us out. Thank you, Danny!  Final song? Blue Mist, as the rain came down outside. An All-star…
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