Radio
7:13 am
Sun December 15, 2013

KDHX, 88.1 FM, Switches Broadcast Studios To Grand Center Sunday

The move of community radio station KDHX from the former bakery on Magnolia Avenue to the newly rehabbed building in Grand Center was completed Sunday. The "Songwriters Showcase" broadcast from the old station from 10 a.m. to noon.

view of studio
One of the new studios at KDHX
Credit Thomas Crone for the Beacon

Then, at noon, Walter and Willa Volz began their "Bluegrass Breakdown" show from the Larry J. Weir Center, 3524 Washington Ave. The first song to be sent out is being chosen by listeners. To vote, go a surveymonkey site and choose from

  • Talking Heads, "This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)"
  • Geyer Street Sheiks, "Great Dream From Heaven"
  • Curtis Mayfield, "Move On Up"
  • John Hartford, "Turn Your Radio On"
  • Elvis Costello and the Attractions, "Radio Radio"
  • Pokey LaFarge, "Central Time"
  • The Ramones, "Do You Remember Rock 'N' Roll Radio?"
  • Elmore James, "Dust My Broom"
  • The Velvet Underground, "Rock and Roll"
  • Grateful Dead, "The Music Never Stopped"
  • The Rolling Stones, "Start Me Up"

While the radio transfer will be finished, changes at the 25-year-old station's new home will continue. Later this month, the Magnolia Cafe will open. The name gives a nod to the old location, but the eatery will not include its own bakery. The cafe and The Stage will be managed by Urban Canvas, which also handles events at such places as the Moto Museum, the International Photography Hall of Fame and Cafe Pintxos.

According to KDHX executive director Beverly Hacker, the first concert for The Stage will be a donors event in January. Tuesdays are already set aside for a series that will include documentary and narrative films, a 45s record musical evening and educational programs. A concert schedule will start being filled out shortly for the 125-seat venue on the first floor of the new building.