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Tuning In with Hicham Benhallam

September 18, 2015 by


When Hicham Benhallam knows he’s sketched out a good song, he gets excited. So excited that he paces around his house for 20 minutes or more, listening to the song through all the speakers. “It’s cathartic,” he says. “I sleep so well those nights.” Songwriting isn’t easy for Benhallam, vocalist and main writer for Charlottesville’s Post […]

Tuning In with Corrigan Blanchfield

August 20, 2015 by


WTJU DJ Corrigan Blanchfield remembers quite well his first time on air. He sat in on a daytime show at the station with Zak Krone (also the drummer for Philadelphia/Charlottesville band Left & Right), and chose to play “Pointsettia” by electronic pop band Mwahaha. “Beware of darkness but avoid too much sun/ The woods will be dark […]

Tuning In with WXTJ DJs: The Ultimate Summer Playlist

July 9, 2015 by


This week, we’re tuning in with a few of the DJs for U.Va.’s newest radio station, WXTJ. The station is student-run and follows a free-form format, so there’s no rotation of songs that DJs must play. DJs are entirely responsible for finding and playing their own selections, and their varying tastes make WXTJ one of Charlottesville’s […]

Tuning In with Will Overman

February 26, 2015 by


Will Overman was about nine years old when his dad turned 40 and decided that both guys should learn an instrument. “Music had always been an important part of our relationship, and I was blessed to have parents who shared their knowledge and appreciation of music with me,” explained Overman. “So my dad and I […]

Tuning In with Brad Savage

January 29, 2015 by


Brad Savage has one of Charlottesville’s most recognizable voices. From talking to local politicians and environmentalists on 106.1 The Corner’s Breakfast Show to interviewing bands and artists on The Corner Lounge, and sharing some of his favorite vinyl cuts on the Brad’s Bin segment, his friendly, enthusiastic voice is hard to miss. It’s clear that […]

Tuning In with Marie Landragin

January 15, 2015 by


Like many musicians, Marie Landragin’s first instrument was piano (she started playing at age 7 while living near Melbourne, Australia). But when, as a teenager, she moved to Culpeper, Virginia, with her family, she began taking classical guitar lessons at school. “I remember when my parents gave me my first classical nylon-stringed Yamaha,” she says. […]

Tuning in with Gwen Berthy of Melody Supreme

September 4, 2014 by


Gwen Berthy, owner of Melody Supreme, kicked off the “Tuning In” series in March of this year, with a selection of songs for Spring. Now, he’s back with a few tracks that are a bit more personal. Says Berthy of this week’s choices: When he was a teenager, growing up in France, “We were listening to a lot […]