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Swamp Radio aims to provide the Greater Northeast Florida area with a live radio experience (and podcast) which celebrates the culture, art, and history of Jacksonville and its surrounding areas. During its inaugural season, Swamp Radio will present a quarterly, scripted variety series which draws from the songwriters, poets, playwrights and storytellers of the area to create an audio tapestry of the place many call home. In addition to the thrill of live performance taking place at various locales in the Spark district, Swamp Radio will also establish a presence in the digital arena with a series of podcasts available to the public at no charge.

SWAMP RADIO LIVE!

Friday, June 12 at 8pm

HOW’S YOUR SUMMER? | Join Swamp Radio’s sun-filled evening of songs, stories, sketches and interviews that celebrate the summer season in Northeast Florida. Special musical guests include The WillowWacks, Herd of Watts, and Mama Blue.

FLORIDA THEATRE, 128 East Forsyth, Downtown Jax

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“Up North” – Full Episode

podcast will be available online through Memorial Day weekend

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UP NORTH | Fasten your seat belts, grab your subway Metrocard and a bottle of water as Swamp Radio heads Up North to check in with a group of artists with significant ties to the Greater North Florida. As listeners make their way through the streets of New York, Chicago and Philadelphia, a group of formerly 904 folks wax poetic on their yearning for honest-to-God sweet tea, lament the absence of anything that resembles a Publix grocery story and wonder if they are ever really able to leave home.

Musical guests include Four Families, Walter Parks, The WillowWacks and the Middle Church Collegiate Community Choir.

Fasten your seat belts, grab your subway Metrocard and a bottle of water as Swamp Radio heads Up North to check in with a group of artists with significant ties to the Greater North Florida. As listeners make their way through the streets of New York, Chicago and Philadelphia, a group of formerly 904 folks wax poetic on their yearning for honest-to-God sweet tea, lament the absence of anything that resembles a Publix grocery story and wonder if they are ever really able to leave home.

 


 

Swamp Radio Uncut

− WARNING: THIS AUDIO CONTAINS MATURE LANGUAGE 

This is the full, unedited version of the story PASCAGOULA, written by Michael Carroll and performed by Michael Emerson

Note from the Executive Director / Show Creator

My father moved us to Jacksonville from Los Angeles in 1970. From the minute we crossed the state line, I felt I had set foot on a new planet. The air was hot and wet. The trees were lush and green. Everyone spoke with a funny accent. It didn’t take long for me to be hypnotized by the place. I came to understand folks in North Florida had a certain way of doing everything: cooking vegetables (frying them), making iced tea (with a ton of sugar) and answering your elders (with a “yes ma’am” on the end of every response.)

Over the past three decades, I have been blessed to interact with a group of artists who also shared a passion for the sights and sounds of the Northeast Florida area. With this project, I am striving to present the residents of Jacksonville with a banquet table of those artist’s words and music which will the sustain the hunger we all have for art which defines our present experience

— IAN MAIRS

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Swamp Radio is a 2013 Spark Grant recipient

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