We have a winner!!! After 17 hours in the booth, DJ Durkee (Michael Durkee) has emerged as the winner of the 2013 Audio Binge-a-Thon!
There’s still time to vote for your favorite band in our Savannah Stopover Battle of the Bands contest! If you missed hearing the bands live on-air today, you can check out the audio here. You can also read more about the contestants here. Voting is open through Sunday evening!
The 3rd annual SCAD Radio Audio Binge-a-thon will be coming back to the airwaves February 15th at 9pm. This event showcases our radio DJs hanging out in the station as long as they can in a test of willpower. DJs cannot leave the station or fall asleep or they will be disqualified. During their camp-out in the station they’ll be hosting special episodes of their shows, collaborative shows, and potentially other shenanigans (usually when they hit the 24-hour mark). The last DJ standing receives the honor of Staff Member of the Fortnight, a space of honor on our website, and other prizes.
In addition to listening to our DJs battle to the finish, you’ll be hearing constants in the Savannah Stopover Festival’s Battle of the Bands. These live, on-air sessions begin Saturday at 10am and go until 10pm at night. Our SCAD Radio DJs will be conducting interviews and chatting with band members during their visit to the station. Listeners are welcome to call in and suggest questions for the interviews! In addition, you can vote for your favorite band by going to our Facebook page (NOTE THAT THIS HAS CHANGED–voting is no longer occurring on our website). If you don’t get to tune in to hear the full set by each band, you can go to the page titled “Battle Contestants” at scadradio.org to read bios, see images, and hear samples of the music. The poll opens Saturday, February 16th at 9am and closes Sunday, February 17th at 11:59pm EST. The winner gets the Battle of the Bands time slot during the Savannah Stopover Festival.
The schedule of each band’s on-air session is as follows:
2PM: ROSS FISH
4PM: THE WAVE SLAVES
6PM: NED DURRETT & THE KINDLY GENTS
8PM: FARE THE GAP
by Darcy Diaz
Four years ago I came to SCAD, naïve to the ways of music and style. Indie and folk were not popular sounds where I had grown up, so the Savannah music scene gave me my first glimpse of music with feeling–music by a local happy folk-rock band called General Oglethorpe & The Panhandlers. For years, this band has been a staple in the Savannah music scene, and last night they had their final, farewell show. Hundreds of people showed up to dance, sing, and support them on their exit from the stage. To be honest, I don’t feel I’m fit to write any review of the show or the band, but I do want to say a big “thank you” to to the band. I will always remember the good times and great music, the fun and entertaining shows, and the awesome personalities of all of General O’s members. I wish you all the best in whatever endeavors you pursue, and I hope that one day you will come back home to Savannah and perform, for all of us, one last song.