The Local 518 Show

Thursdays at 11pm, Saturdays at 6pm

Credit ZUMMI/MAKEMEBARK

WEXT’s original half hour show dedicated to new and significant music from the Local 518's diverse music scene. Each episode also features a deep classic from the local music scene’s past.

You’ll hear a variety of artists and genres from the Local 518; from Bryan Thomas to Mary Leigh Roohan, from Jocelyn & Chris Arndt to Conehead Buddha, from Bob Warren to Sandy McKnight, from North & South Dakotas to The Sea The Sea and even national breakouts like Sean Rowe and Sawyer Fredericks and Phantogram and Sirsy.

Submissions:

The Local 518 Show showcases original music from bands and musicians based in, or have strong ties to, the Capital District. Each show features a classic song/band from generally a decade or more ago. The roots rock format of 97.7 WEXT-FM is generally a determining factor for airplay, but nearly all, except for extreme styles of music, are considered. All submissions will be listened to, but cannot guarantee submissions will be played on-air.

Guidelines:
* Submissions must ONLY be made by band/artist or designated representative.
* Provide band/artist name, album/song names, track listing, contact name & email, website/social media info, and where the band/artist is from.
* A brief bio is helpful.
* For unconventional spellings, a pronunciation guide is helpful.
* For albums/EP's, please indicate up to 3 tracks/songs to be considered.
* Profanity is strongly discouraged. Identify which songs are not FCC-clean for airplay. If it's in a song you would like us to consider, please provide a cleaned-up version, or note the word and time-stamp it occurs.

Physical:
Send CD's and information noted above to:
WEXT-FM
Attn: The Local 518 Show
4 Global View
Troy, NY 12180

Digital:
Email a download link to music and info noted above to apgregory65@gmail.com. Include in the subject line "Local 518 Show Submission". The preferred format is MP3 encoded at 320kbs or wav files. Use of free transfer and cloud-based storage is encouraged.

Produced by WEXT-FM/Amsterdam, a service of WMHT Educational Telecommunications.

Click here for the 2015 Archive.

Ways to Connect

Home (Local 518 Show 1703)
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College students, you need to leave regular radio behind to discover the variety of artists and genres from the Local 518! Oh, and history too - classic songs/bands from a decade or more ago. Start by tuning in Exit 97.7 WEXT tonight at 11pm (and Saturday at 6pm) for The Local 518 Show, hosted by Andy Gregory. Begin your adventure with songs by Wild Adriatic, Under the Den, Oblivion Saints, The LateShift, Stellar Young, and Dryer.

Sydney Worthley
AMG Photography

It seems that every week we hear about a new Local 518 talent.  It was one of those weeks when we first heard Sydney Worthley.

Then she played a Local 518 Session (see below), and then we had her with us at Tulip Fest (see picture).  And on September 9th, she releases her debut album. Before that, you can hear the full album here at our website.

Don't miss the full band playing at Jupiter Hall for the CD release party on September 9th.  Click here for details.

Art In the Park 2017
Agency

Art in the Park is a day of fine art in Saratoga Springs' historic downtown Congress Park, curated and presented by Saratoga Arts. The xhibition features artists from the greater Saratoga and Capital regions, displaying and selling their original two- and three-dimensional creations and personally-designed and crafted functional art in a beautiful park setting.

Join us Saturday, September 16th in Congress Park in Saratoga Springs. 

Zan Strumfeld recording a 518 session
WEXT

On behalf of CRUMBS.net and The Local 518 Show, get your PDF copy of The Local 518 Music (and More) Report - 2017 Quarter 2. The report covers the time period of April 1st to June 30th 2017. The report listings include hypertext to preview recordings, watch videos, read articles, and access other content with just a click.

WEXT

Alex Wollyung (l), James Johnson (c), and Patrick Grace (r) from Local 518 Good Fiction dropped by to debut new songs from an upcoming fan-funded album!  Hear this bombastic trio in a stripped-down session and talk to Dave Michaels about their nine month music hiatus, musical heroes, upcoming shows and how you can help make their next album a reality. 

WEXT

Local 518  brother and sister Jocelyn & Chris Arndt have been among our faves for several years!  Hear them tell Dave Michaels how they juggled attending Harvard University while writing, recording and touring relentlessly across America.  In the moments when they're not busy, Jocelyn likes to read while Chris explores his cooking abilities. 

Tree Fox
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The Velmas
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The Super Secret Local 518 Compilation
Agency

The email we received in the wee hours of July 7th, 2017 read as follows:

Hello WEXT Friends!

Happy Birthday!

The Super Secret 518 crew is a small, anonymous squad of local musicians who decided to organize a surprise compilation of Local 518 covers performed by other Local 518 performers. We figured there'd be no better way to thank you for your crucial role in the community than to pay tribute to this community in song. 

Join in the celebration of Glenville's 4x Olympian and Olympic Silver Medalist, Jason Morris and his 42-year career in Judo with a street dedication ceremony and sign unveiling, July 15 from noon to 4 at Indian Meadows Park in Glenville. 

Music!  Food! Judo demonstrations and more!

More information HERE.

The Local 518 Show 1712

May 19, 2017

The Local 518 Show 1711

May 15, 2017

Jocelyn & Chris Arndt
Kiki Vassilakis

On behalf of CRUMBS.net and The Local 518 Show, here is the PDF of The Local 518 Music (and More) Report - 2017 Quarter1. The report covers the time period of January 1st to March 31st, 2017. The report listings include hypertext to preview recordings, watch videos, read articles, and access other content with just a click.

The Local Show 1709

Apr 29, 2017

The Local 518 Show 1707

Apr 28, 2017

The Local 518 Show 1708

Apr 28, 2017

The X-istentials
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April showers gets into the roots of The Local 518 Show to let the music bloom. Tune in Exit 97.7 WEXT at 11pm (and Saturday 6pm) to hear what host Andy Gregory has sprinkled into his playlist - songs by Three Quarter North, C.K. Flach, Lucas Garrett, Dad Djokes, Gordon St., Grassroots Rebels, and Eastern Electric. For the Attic Classic, we head back to when new wave punk was weird & exciting, maybe even dangerous.

The Local 518 Show 1704

Mar 27, 2017

Listen to the Local 518 Show with Andy Gregory. (You may have to refresh your browser for the player to show up.)

Local 518 Show (1617)

Feb 23, 2017
Rick Bedrosian
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Is spring in the air yet? Think warm thoughts as you listen to The Local 518 Show, hosted by Andy Gregory, at 11pm (and Saturday at 6pm). Feel warm and tingly with great songs by The Sea The Sea, Sean Rowe, Micah Scott, John Rice, Josh Casano, and the Penny Knight Band.

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