Deep Ellum online radio station reboots with fresh programming for 2023
A Dallas musical outlet is setting itself up for a great 2023: Deep Ellum Radio, an online radio station that first launched in 2010, has unveiled a refreshed lineup that incorporates music, podcasts, and news updates.
According to a release, it'll "relaunch" on January 1, with a greater focus on the history and culture of Deep Ellum, as well as providing listeners with an eclectic array of music genres.
The station will also feature podcasts that are a mix of talk and music.
The relaunch is an initiative by station manager Veronica Young, who was appointed to the position in April 2022, although she's had a longtime relationship with the station, having hosted shows on it in recent years such as Hungover With V.
Deep Ellum Radio was originally founded in 2010 by Kim Taylor and Chad Lovell, and capitalized on the growing importance of online/internet radio — a format that allows for complete freedom of programming including the valuable option of being able to broadcast songs with the F word. Can't do that on FM or AM radio.
The station also provides an alternative to the increasingly drab personality of "regular" terrestrial radio in Dallas.
Deep Ellum Radio broadcasts through deepellumradio.com or Live365, where you can download it directly onto your phone or computer. They've updated the website to make it easier to navigate, whether you're searching for a program or tuning in anytime to hear music (which is automatically programmed when DJs are not on the air).
The refreshed lineup includes:
- Meia's Mixtape in the Morning
- What's Up with Byron
- The Veronica Young Show
- Journey of an Artist/Song
- #WCW: Amber LaFrance (a weekly mix show featuring women, to pave a path for positive change in the music industry)
- The Smitten Kitten with Callie Dee
- Confession on Sundays, a nod to the old days of The Church in Deep Ellum
- Massive Intensive, heavy metal
- The Church of Procrastanati, spinning a variety of unusual tunes
January will bring new shows and interviews from Savant Garde, which favors eclectric music tracks.
Other new offerings include The Austin Young Show, an interview-style podcast with punk/ska bands; Music on My Mind, featuring offbeat interviews hosted by Andy Rodriguez, who is also the drummer for North Texas band Astra Atlas; Keepin' it Kool with 88 Kill; and Dallas Famous Podcast.
The station will air 24/7 continuous music, podcasts, news updates, and more independent artists.