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W.Va. public radio shows debut this week

By Maria Young, Assistant city editor for features

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Public Broadcasting will debut two new radio shows to be broadcast across the Mountain State and parts of her five neighboring states.

On Saturdays at 10 p.m. beginning July 5, host Joni Deutsch will link the past to the present with the best new and old, up-and-coming and classic indie pop and blues rock, and everything in-between, on “A Change of Tune.”

Deutsch, a West Virginia Public Radio announcer who also works with “Mountain Stage,” promises she’ll “give you enough music headlines, back stories and connections to get you through your weekend.”

Bill Lynch’s “Lost Highways” will air immediately following that, from 11 p.m. to midnight every Saturday, also beginning July 5, and features indie rock, alternative country, Americana, rockabilly and much more.

Lynch, a Charleston Gazette staff writer who covers arts and entertainment, says “Lost Highways” will cover “Songs you love, stuff you might have missed and fresh sounds from artists traveling down musical paths where other people don’t go — plus interviews with songwriters, performers and people with something to say about American music.”

Listeners can catch the two new shows on West Virginia Public Radio frequencies. In Charleston, tune in to 88.5 FM.

Also this week, West Virginia Public Radio will begin airing the radio program “Mountain Stage After Midnight” Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 5 a.m. That’s in addition to the regular “Mountain Stage” program, which is broadcast at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.


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