Checking in with the Locals: Brad Savage

Posted on November 11, 2014 by


Charlottesville is a city filled with local-loving people, and a spirit of community and collaboration unlike anywhere else. Every week, Cville Niche will celebrate that spirit by featuring a local’s top picks.

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Photo by Linnea White

Photo by Linnea White

Brad Savage

The voice of Charlottesville – literally! Brad Savage is a household name, bringing joyful commutes to listeners all around Cville. Find out some of his local favorites!

Describe what you do in town.

I am the Brand Manager/Program Director and Breakfast Show Host for radio station 106.1 The Corner. We launched 8 years ago with a mission of playing great music and being locally programmed and locally focused on the Charlottesville area.

Describe yourself in 5 syllables or less.

music and radio geek

A favorite local musician.

I am totally rooting for Hunter Wolfe & ARE – a great brother/sister rockin’ blues/garage duo based out of Louisa. They are just fantastic, their 7″ single is awesome, and they are playing a lot of gigs, touring, and working hard! Pay attention to this group; they are on-the-rise!

A favorite local music venue.

We are fortunate to have many great music venues in this town, but The Southern (and its predecessor Gravity Lounge) are near and dear to my heart. Recently, we celebrated 106.1 The Corner’s 8th Birthday with Meiko, Charlie Mars, and Mike Doughty at The Southern. It was great.

A favorite local shopping destination.

Plan 9 Music, Sidetracks, and Melody Supreme – because it is important to enjoy physical media music. Support Indie Record Stores!