The Local 518 Show

Thursdays at 11pm

Credit ZUMMI/MAKEMEBARK

WEXT’s original half hour show dedicated to new and significant music from the Local 518's diverse music scene. Each episode also features a deep classic from the local music scene’s past.

You’ll hear a variety of artists and genres from the Local 518; from Bryan Thomas to Mary Leigh Roohan, from Jocelyn & Chris Arndt to Conehead Buddha, from Bob Warren to Sandy McKnight, from North & South Dakotas to The Sea The Sea and even national breakouts like Sean Rowe and Sawyer Fredericks and Phantogram and Sirsy.

Submissions:

The Local 518 Show showcases original music from bands and musicians based in, or have strong ties to, the Capital District. Each show features a classic song/band from generally a decade or more ago. The roots rock format of 97.7 WEXT-FM is generally a determining factor for airplay, but nearly all, except for extreme styles of music, are considered. All submissions will be listened to, but cannot guarantee submissions will be played on-air.

Guidelines:
* Submissions must ONLY be made by band/artist or designated representative.
* Provide band/artist name, album/song names, track listing, contact name & email, website/social media info, and where the band/artist is from.
* A brief bio is helpful.
* For unconventional spellings, a pronunciation guide is helpful.
* For albums/EP's, please indicate up to 3 tracks/songs to be considered.
* Profanity is strongly discouraged. Identify which songs are not FCC-clean for airplay. If it's in a song you would like us to consider, please provide a cleaned-up version, or note the word and time-stamp it occurs.

Physical:
Send CD's and information noted above to:
WEXT-FM
Attn: The Local 518 Show
4 Global View
Troy, NY 12180

Digital:
Email a download link to music and info noted above to apgregory65@gmail.com. Include in the subject line "Local 518 Show Submission". The preferred format is MP3 encoded at 320kbs or wav files. Use of free transfer and cloud-based storage is encouraged.

Produced by WEXT-FM/Amsterdam, a service of WMHT Educational Telecommunications.

Click here for the 2015 Archive.

Ways to Connect

Blue Factory Powered By Noises poster
Artist

Local 518 band Blue Factory have been hard at work on their new album, "Powered By Noises." This time out, they decided to go with putting it out on vinyl - no CD.  You do get a download card for the digital you, too. 

Jim Crawley and Jim Temple stopped by to discuss their process, and let us in on the show happening Friday night (10/26) at The Hangar.

Local 518 Music Report
WEXT

Hey fans, supporters, and creators of music in the Capital District!

Courtesy of Local 518 Show host Andy Gregory and WEXT Radio, get your very own PDF copy of The Local 518 Music (and More) Report - 2018 Quarter 3. The report covers the time period of July 1st to September 30th, 2018.

The report listings include hypertext so you can preview recordings, watch videos, read articles, and access other content with just a click.

Local 518 Music Report - CRUMBS
CRUMBS

Hey fans, supporters, and creators of music in the Capital District! Courtesy of The Local 518 Show, get your very own PDF copy of The Local 518 Music (and More) Report - 2018 Quarter 2. The report covers the time period of April 1st to June 30th, 2018.

The report listings include hypertext to preview recordings, watch videos, read articles, and access other content with just a click. 

Click here to get the PDF.

Miss Andy's show this past week?  Find it online!

Miss this past weekend's Local 518 show? Hear it now on our website.

If you missed Andy's Local 518 Show this past weekend, you can hear it here. 

Hear Andy Gregory's Local 518 Show and the #AtticClassic, Thursday at 11pm and Saturday at 6pm. the hear it on our website. 

Miss the Local 518 Show this past week? Andy's show is now online.

Local 518 Report
WEXT

On behalf of CRUMBS.net and The Local 518 Show, get your very own PDF copy of The Local 518 Music (and More) Report - 2018 Quarter 1. The report covers the time period of January 1st to March 31st, 2018. The report listings include hypertext to preview recordings, watch videos, read articles, and access other content with just a click.  Click here for the PDF.

If you missed Andy Gregory's Local 518 Show, hear it online.

Each Thursday night at 1130p and Saturday at 630p, listen to Andy's Local 518 Show.  Miss it? Wanna hear it again?  It's right here.

Did you miss Andy's Local 518 Show? Wanna hear it again?

If you missed Andy Gregory's show this weekend, you can hear it online.

Tulip Fest 2018!

Mar 29, 2018
70th Tulip Festival
Agency

The 2018 Tulip Festival is presented by Citizens Bank. May 12 and 13 in Washington Park!

Miss The Local 518 Show on the radio? Hear it online, here.

Miss the show on air? Hear it online soon after.

518 SONGFEST
CAT

On the day many in the Capital Region will celebrate the arts on social media with the #518Day tag, The Egg presents an event featuring the art of songwriting. The annual local music showcase 518 SONGFEST returns on 518 Day to the Swyer Theater at The Egg, May 18 at 7:00pm.

518 Attic Classic
Agency

Miss this past week's Local 518 Show? Don't panic! Andy's show is available to listen to here.

Chris Kyle
Artist

Chris Kyle, who first came to us as part of Railbird - and more recently LIP TALK, has played with Sean Rowe, and many of the great Local 518s.  Plus, he's toured as part of The Duhks, and likely there is a lot more we are missing in our excitement to share his new single with you.  

"Falling in Circles" comes from a forthcoming record called "Air Jacket."  Chris, we cannot wait to hear more! And of course to play this on the radio! 

Local 518 Music Report - CRUMBS
CRUMBS

On behalf of CRUMBS.net and The Local 518 Show, get your very own PDF copy of The Local 518 Music (and More) Report - 2017 Quarter 4. The report covers the time period of October 1st to December 31st, 2017. The report listings include hypertext to preview recordings, watch videos, read articles, and access other content with just a click.  Click here for the PDF.

The Local 518 Show
WEXT

Dave Michaels and Andy Gregory spent Tuesday evening playing back 60 of the great Local 518 songs of 2017. We had some really awesome tunes there.  Thanks so much for listening, and thank you for your support. Your contribution is what makes WEXT a better radio station.  Our ability to be the home of local music in the Capital District is made possible by you!

Click here for a PDF of the Top 60.

WEXT DJs' Best Music of 2017

Dec 23, 2017
Best of 2017
Agency

Here are the WEXT DJs' lists of best albums, songs, Local 518 of 2017. Let us know your thoughts by sending an email with this link

Dave Michaels

(Mon-Fri 5-9a)

Local 518 Music Report - CRUMBS
CRUMBS

On behalf of CRUMBS.net and The Local 518 Show, get your PDF copy of The Local 518 Music (and More) Report - 2017 Quarter 3. The report covers the time period of July 1st to September 30th 2017. The report listings include hypertext to preview recordings, watch videos, read articles, and access other content with just a click. Click HERE for the report.

Home (Local 518 Show 1703)
Artist

College students, you need to leave regular radio behind to discover the variety of artists and genres from the Local 518! Oh, and history too - classic songs/bands from a decade or more ago. Start by tuning in Exit 97.7 WEXT tonight at 11pm (and Saturday at 6pm) for The Local 518 Show, hosted by Andy Gregory. Begin your adventure with songs by Wild Adriatic, Under the Den, Oblivion Saints, The LateShift, Stellar Young, and Dryer.

Sydney Worthley
AMG Photography

It seems that every week we hear about a new Local 518 talent.  It was one of those weeks when we first heard Sydney Worthley.

Then she played a Local 518 Session (see below), and then we had her with us at Tulip Fest (see picture).  And on September 9th, she releases her debut album. Before that, you can hear the full album here at our website.

Don't miss the full band playing at Jupiter Hall for the CD release party on September 9th.  Click here for details.

Art In the Park 2017
Agency

Art in the Park is a day of fine art in Saratoga Springs' historic downtown Congress Park, curated and presented by Saratoga Arts. The xhibition features artists from the greater Saratoga and Capital regions, displaying and selling their original two- and three-dimensional creations and personally-designed and crafted functional art in a beautiful park setting.

Join us Saturday, September 16th in Congress Park in Saratoga Springs. 

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