Southwest Phases was a weekly, one-hour live music specialty reveal that featured live music in a wide range of designs, from Blues to Jazz, Funk to Folk, Americana to Nation, Rock to Rhythm, Belonging to World music and more. It aired on over 60 radio stations weekly around the United States & beyond. The program ran from 2004-2010 in it’s weekly format however continued till 2015 do “Live” National broadcast occasions.
Southwest Stages follows a diverse format that includes a number of different types of programs. Some consist of artists that suit one genre of music; others showcase one artist from a number of places as a “finest of” program; and others highlight the finest of a whole music festival, some are an evening with an artist at a specific venue.
These programs consist of interviews by the host or with visitor job interviewers and some have no interview. The something they all have in typical is the all function terrific live efficiencies from around the SW.These programs notifies a national audience about the distinct culture, places and musical events of the Southwest, in addition to gives exposure to the talented cross-section of musical artists who tour the Southwest, and typically don’t have an outlet to get their music heard on the radio.
By sharing the music and live events of the Southwest region, we want to unite communities of the area, and offer station listeners throughout the United States and the world a taste of the dynamic and dynamic music culture of the Southwest.
Southwest Stages displays multiple locations, different kinds of occasions, and includes diverse musical genres and intimate interviews founded in the interests of the artists.
This unique and top quality nature of our program made Southwest Stages a “Unique Benefit” Award from the National Federation of Neighborhood Broadcasters (NFCB) in the classification of best National Music/Entertainment Program for our program “A Night w/ Taj Mahal & the Hula Blues Band” tape-recorded at the Historical Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, NM.
John Strader-Producer, Audio Engineer & Host
Chip Borton-Technical Director & Audio Engineer
Nola Daves-Moses-Operations Manager & Audio Engineer