Jessica Campbell Interview - Episode #297

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For the first time ever, our interview guest is also making their UTR debut.  We are excited to introduce you to Jessica Campbell. Besides her songs, we'll also hear from Ben Rector, Damion Suomi, and Eric Peters.

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Dave Trout Celebrates 20 Years in Radio!

Where were you in October 1994?  The OJ Simpson trial was in full swing.  The MLB Playoffs and World Series were cancelled.  The NHL was on strike.  The Rolling Stones …

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Concert Review: Drew Holcomb + Judah

Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors with Judah & The Lion Wheaton College - Sept. 27, 2014 It's been several years, but it was nice to return to my alma mater, …

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GMA’s Under The Radar Showcase - Details & Signup

Earlier this month, we announced that UTR has been forming a relationship with Gospel Music Association over this last year. This had led to the birth of the first annual Under …

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September 25th, 2014

14 Best Songs by Andrew Peterson

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14 Best Songs by Andrew Peterson

My re-discovery of Andrew Peterson's music in 2007 was a major factor in the creation of Under The Radar in 2008.  He has been a core artist of our's from the get-go, and over …

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September 16th, 2014

Join the UTR TEAMSTERS!

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Join the UTR TEAMSTERS!

It's time to move from being a UTR consumer into being a UTR participant.  For the first time ever, we are inviting you into an official unpaid union (aka, volunteer group) …

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October 3rd, 2014

Hymn Remakes - Episode #296

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There may not be a better example of "gourmet music" than the hymns.  They are spiritually significant, transcend generational and denominational lines, and have stood the test of time.  I love hearing remakes of these classic songs, and often times it breaths new life into these vintage choruses.  One track that really blew me away was Steven Curtis Chapman's rootsy, down-home remake of "Blessed Assurance," which is one of …

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This is the first time we have done episodes like this. Hundreds of UTR listeners cast their votes on their favorite Andrew Peterson songs, and we after tallying the votes came up with this Top 14 list. I conducted this interview with Andrew at Emmaus Bible College in Iowa prior to a concert. I revealed the countdown during the interview, so we got his knee-jerk immediate reaction, which was …

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This is the first time we have done episodes like this. Hundreds of UTR listeners cast their votes on their favorite Andrew Peterson songs, and we after tallying the votes came up with this Top 14 list. I conducted this interview with Andrew at Emmaus Bible College in Iowa prior to a concert. I revealed the countdown during the interview, so we got his knee-jerk immediate reaction, which was …

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This episode has been in development longer than (possibly) any other episode we've done.  We decided we wanted to do a show on the theme of social justice around 4 years ago, and started picking out songs and collecting interview clips on that topic.  Usually once each year, I have had this episode on our production calendar, and for various reasons - mostly related to our lack of available …

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I'm very excited to share the interview I did with Judah & The Lion on today's show.  They are on the launching pad poised to have their career take off.  Their latest album Kids These Days just released days ago, and it's one of the best releases I've heard in 2014!  This band has a unique trajectory, because they started as a full-on worship band, and have been developing more …

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We are often introduced to A+ artists we were missing through the recommendation of UTR listeners and fellow artists.  However, even though we are often playing "UTR debuts," we sometimes forget to revisit those artists we loved playing once.  So we're focusing on artists that we've only featured once before and giving them another spin on this "sophomore appearance" episode.  We are also paying tribute to Matt Auten, who …

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Meeting Sarah Masen was a pure delight. She is a sweet soul with very thoughtful things to share from her heart. Her latest batch of songs from "The Trying Mark" are (in classic Sarah style) poetic and layered. We were also delighted that she could be a part of Escape To The Lake 2014.  She shares some personal stories, including when she found out her son Sam was diagnosed …

August 22nd, 2014

Title Tracks - Episode #289

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The term "title track" is the song that bears the same name as the album title.  Usually the song comes first. So this means that, to the artist, that song is special in some way - whether it be theme, craftsmanship, depth, or melodic acheivement.  So as we play all title cuts this week, you can reflect on the fact that for various reasons, these are important enough songs …

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We haven't been able to play any listener requests on UTR since May, so we decided to fill up a bonus podcast edition of the program full of more listener suggestions.  I always love getting introduced to new artists and new music by our listeners, and half of the ten songs on this (commercial free) show are making their UTR debuts - including Sharlene Olson, Bradford Loomis, Jason Morant, …

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