XRDS.fm from The Crossroads in Clarksdale - We ain't lyin'!
I just can’t help talking like my friend, Clarksdale’s friend and friend of Blues lovers the whole wide world over, Charlie Musselwhite. Charlie regularly refers to the whole wide world, and I do believe XRDS.FM is the greatest radio station in the whole wide world, and “I ain’t lyin,’” another Charlie phrase. And, I ain’t!
Brainchild of Clarksdale developer Charles Evans and KRUSH FM’s beast of a DJ, Bill Bowker, non-profit XRDS.FM offers 24/7 Blues, Roots and Americana music broadcast commercial free right here in the birthplace of the Blues—Clarksdale, MS. One can hear multiple genres seamlessly integrated into a fantastic playlist 24 hours a day online at XRDS.FM, or within about a ten-mile radius of downtown Clarksdale on FM 88.1.
On a personal note: I love some blues, am blessed to be able to hear it live 365 days a year in Clarksdale, Mississippi, and now am able to hear it commercial free 24/7 in my Jeep as I give Delta Bohemian Tours. Pre-XRDS.FM, the easily over-stimulated one, that’s me, Chilly Billy, listened to nothing at all while cruising or to nothin’ but Hill Country Blues. Now, it’s XRDS.FM for me. I am known to do a screen capture of up to 20 songs a day that I have never heard or want to go back and revisit.
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Also, I do spontaneous, never-planned, Man About Town interviews with local characters and visitors to our acclaimed “Most Southern Place on Earth.” Wonderful segments can be heard such as “Mississippi Moments,” acknowledgments by Bill Bowker of happenings in and around Clarksdale, Big Dave’s Rockabilly Roadhouse, along with Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art’s Roger Stolle’s Sounds Around Town.
Sunday mornings have uplifting early morning Gospel music, followed by Charlie Musselwhite’s Charlie’s Backroom, where Charlie plays tunes acquired over the years accompanied by anecdotal info about the musicians and their music. It’s informative, fun and helps with Sunday Morning Coming Down! I ain’ lyin’!
XRDS.FM not only plays killa tunes, but keeps locals and lovers of Clarksdale connected with the place the whole wide world finds fascinating. It is not a static presence; look for future, organically infused segments designed to celebrate this eclectic community we call home and others call magnetic.
Until you get here or get back here, stay connected with Clarksdale, Mississippi by listening to XRDS.FM, truly the Greatest Radio Station in the Whole Wide World. See ya soon! I ain’ lyin’!
Here are a few samples of Man About Town interviews with visitors and locals for the Greatest Radio Station in the Whole Wide World, XRDS.fm. You will hear these interviews and much more by tuning in online via the streaming channel or on the radio while in Clarksdale at 88.1 fm.
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