Left of the Dial

Fridays at 9 p.m. and Saturdays at noon

Credit Jason Brown / KRCU

Left of the Dial takes its name from the Replacements song of the same name, and is a reference to the position of the radio dial on which non-commercial radio stations are typically located. In the era of college radio these stations were reliable sources of independent, unsigned, and otherwise “underground” artists.

Left of the Dial is a radio program molded in that tradition, with a strong focus on new music but with a flexibility to allow a variety of genres, themes, and eras to be explored.

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Jason Brown / KRCU

I think the most difficult part about making a radio show is coming up with the name for it. After that, with a show like this one, you're basically finding music and sharing it until your time's up. When we launched The Elliot Potter Show in 2008 we wanted to name it something that was completely vague. There were so many hosts back then and we'd introduce ourselves as if we were filling in for Elliot.

Jason Brown

New music of 2016 includes an EP from Saintseneca titled The MallwalkerProceeds from sales of it go toward Water for People.