The Local 518 Show

Thursdays at 11pm, Saturdays at 6pm


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.


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.

* 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.

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

Email a download link to music and info noted above to 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

Johnny Morse

Join Andy Gregory tonight at 11pm (and Saturday at 6pm) for the Local518 ‪‎Show. There's music by Coupons, Angels on the Fourth, Moriah Formica, Steven Candlen, Rhiannon's Lark, and Andrew Wheeler.  PLUS, the ‎Attic Classic is the title track from Cohoes Wall of Famer The John Morse Band's only studio album.  

The show is followed by a 518 Session from Yankee Holler.

Acoustic Trauma

Join Andy Gregory tonight at 11pm, and Saturday at 6pm, for the Local 518 ‪‎Show‬. There's music by Great Mutations, Bathrobe Robots, Jocelyn & Chris Arndt, John Rice, Luminous Crush, Shoebox Dojo, and Mike Campese. PLUS an ‎Attic Classic‬ from Acoustic Trauma - where acoustic does not mean laid back, nor unplugged.

Blackcat Elliot

Join Andy Gregory tonight at 11pm, and Saturday at 6pm, for the Local 518 ‪‎Show‬. There's music by Boy Go Fast, Kayln Rock, Russel the Leaf, Stacia Burns, Dooojj, Haley Moley, and Small Town Glow. PLUS an ‎#AtticClassic‬ from Blackcat Elliot - three troublesome, mischievous lads churning out guitar driven rock.

This week's show is followed by a 518 Session with Dust Bowl Faeries. 

Local 518 Attic Classic

Join Andy Gregory tonight at 6pm for the Local 518 ‪‎Show‬. There's music by Ryan Clark, Acid Reins, Band of Ghosts, Red Haired Strangers, Benjamin Franklin Band, WoodchuckWood. PLUS, an ‎Attic Classic‬ from Dennis McCafferty's avant-pop band The Ushers.

Mother Flag Country

Join Andy Gregory tonight at 11pm (and Saturday at 6pm) for the Local 518 ‪‎Show‬. There's music by Ray Murray and the Bomb Squad, Eastern Electric, The North & South Dakotas, Jasper, Joe Mansman and The Midnight Revival Band, and Jim Gaudet and The Railroad Boys.  PLUS an ‎Attic Classic‬ from Mother, Flag & Country - a band that parted ways in 1976, getting together 35 years later to finally record their album "Taking A Mulligan."

Hear the Local 518 show all over again, each week.

Diversion Factor

Join Andy Gregory tonight at 11pm (and Saturday at 6pm) for the Local 518 ‪‎Show‬. There's music by Andrew James Mirabile, The Kindness, Hammer Hawk, Better By Morning, Callout Culture, and Complicated Shirt. PLUS an ‎Attic Classic‬ from Diversion Factor's 'Scenario 6' album. It's a cool album; even cooler is it features cover design and illustrations by Albany cartoonist Raoul Vezina, well known for his "Smilin' Ed" series.

Hector On Stilts

Join Andy Gregory Thursday at 11pm and Saturday at 6pm for the Local 518 ‪‎Show‬. There's music by Sly Fox and The Hustlers, Titanics, Candy Ambulance, Palm Blush, JB aka Dirty Moses, Myron James, and Shane Guerrette PLUS an ‎Attic Classic‬ from Hector's first record 'Waiting To Go On', before he left for a southern climate.

Following the show is a 518 Session with Super 400. 

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Phoebe Henry Attic Classic

Join Andy Gregory tonight at 11pm for the Local 518 ‪‎Show‬. He's got music by Desafinado, Immune Friction, Talia Denis, Scientific Maps, Let's Be Leonard, and Dan Johnson PLUS an ‎Attic Classic‬ from Phoebe Henry's 2005 'Twelve Red Roses' disc, released just before her music career surged after winning a songwriting competition.

New Shiny Things

Join Andy Gregory tonight at 11pm for the Local 518 ‪‎Show‬. He's got music by The Figgs, Belle-Skinner, The Matchstick Architects, Eastbound Jesus, The Penny Jar, Tim Olsen Band, and Party Of Three. PLUS an ‎Attic Classic‬ from the 1982 debut single by New Shiny Things, a collaboration between Billy Harrigan and Sara Ayers.

The Tang/Michael Janairo

Here's a note from our Local 518 DJ, Andy Gregory:

Happy #518 Day!


Join Andy Gregory tonight at 11pm (and Saturday at 6p) for the Local 518 ‪‎Show‬. He's got music by The Black Ships, Sandy McKnight, Cosby Gibson, The Lustre Kings, Dyer Switch Band, and Huxtable Christensen & Hood. PLUS an ‎Attic Classic‬ deep cut by Blotto.

The Last Conspirators

Tulip Fest 2016 brings two days of Local 518 music at the Lakehouse in Washington Park. Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8, catch great Local 518 music presented by the radio station known as the home of local music in the Capital District. 

For the full line up, click here

Sunday, May 8th, the closing band is one surely to rock the ages: The Last Conspirators!