There is a revolution underway at KDHX radio in St. Louis. The board chair and Executive Director have been firing long-time volunteers for being “disloyal,” and a good percentage of their volunteer DJs are showing their support by going out on strike. The story is long and complicated, but The Riverfront Times has been following the story in depth.
Mighty Pines multi-instrumentalist Gerard Erker has written a catchy protest anthem: “Hey KDHX” released this week on YouTube, Spotify, Amazon Music, and CD Baby. The Roots.FM is playing the song as well.
The song features Erker’s Mighty Pines bandmates Neil Salsich, John Hussung, and Mike Murano. Other St. Louis music heavy hitters include Al Holliday, Funky Butt Brass Band’s Aaron Chandler and Adam Hucke, Unity Quartet’s Ben Reece and vocalist Emily Wallace. Sean Canan of the Voodoo Players produced it. A new music video was released today.