Left of the Dial

No longer in production

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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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It's that crazy time of year when we put our Christmas lights up around the alphabet and then receive what music we’re to listen to as we acknowledge the glacial return of the sun. Christmas 2016 was properly lit and thus saved by a surprise mixtape from Chance the Rapper. It’s called Merry Christmas Lil’ Mama and the near cancellation of Christmas of 2017 was saved once again by an expanded version of said mixtape.