Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Time to Sleep In For The Morning Show Fellas

The Morning Show on 89.3 The Current ends it's 25+ years on air this Thursday with a live broadcast from the Fitz. I'm sure you'll be hearing more about this from other Cedar blogstars this week.
I had the pleasure of being a guest on the Morning show a few times over the last five years and have been thinking back to those early mornings. I think all the musicians who have passed through the doors of Studio M know how lucky we have it in the Twin Cities.

Despite having to wake up early to record the Morning Show segments, you get to perform in this room...

It sounds as incredible as it looks.

In 2006 The Morning Show crew packed up the wagon and took to the road to Jackson,MN to celebrate the town's sesquicentennial. The show was broadcast live from the Historic State Theater and a crowd packed in shortly before 6am. I remember talking to Morning Show producer Mike Pengra, who said that they had been up most of the night preparing. As you can imagine, it was nearly impossible to play effectively at 6 in the morning, but that's what coffee and doughnuts are for. With the veteran crew wide awake, things went off very well and they made sure none of the musicians nodded off! Dale, Jim Ed, Mike and the crew did a fantastic job bringing the show to the people of Jackson and from the smiles on the crowd's faces, I knew it was something the townsfolk would never forget.

If you can, get out to the Fitz this week and see the final broadcast - you can sleep in another day.

Morning Show final broadcast details

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