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WRLT Nashville Celebrates Local Musicians

Topic: Community-Focused Initiatives
Posted on 8/23/2021

Tuned In Broadcasting’s WRLT-FM Nashville, Tenn., continuously demonstrates an extraordinary commitment to celebrating and promoting local musicians on air and through special events. The station plays more unsigned local artists in daily rotation than any other commercial station in the country and features an expanded block of local specialty programming every week dedicated exclusively to playing music from local talent. This commitment was highlighted during the 10th annual “615 Day,” held June 15 and featuring an all-day lineup of local music, including some local musicians who performed live in the studio. “I never have to question whether it’s worth the effort to find great local music to play on the radio,” said Dan Buckley, WRLT’s program director. “Whether it’s an act that was born and raised here, has released 10 albums and can sell out venues, or an up-and-coming act that just had all their friends tell them they heard them on the radio, everyone making music loves to hear it on the radio.”

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