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CD Captures Live Performances

CD Captures Live Performances

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 12/08/2006 - Part of a new fundraising project to support public radio, 90.9 The Bridge has collected a series of live performances in a new CD available with membership to the station.

Features Tracks Recorded at Local Venues

Patrick McDonnell cover art for KTBG CD

A larger version of the this photo is available online

Titled "90.9 The Bridge Live Volume 1," the CD features 15 tracks recorded in The Bridge studios on the University of Central Missouri campus or at area performance venues. It also features an additional bonus track from Coldplay, "2000 Miles," a Christmas song originally recorded by the Pretenders. The Coldplay version is not otherwise commercially available.

KTBG, 90.9 The Bridge is a non-commercial radio station licensed to UCM. The station features National Public Radio-style programming, and a music format referred to as Adult Album Alternative.

Station Honors Commitment to New Music

"The strength of the music format is in the depth and breadth of the new music we play. Our commitment to new music, rare in the current media environment, is the reason these artists have donated their performances for this disc," said Jon Hart, the station’s program coordinator.

Features Local Talent Mick Luehrman

The new CD, "90.9 The Bridge Live Volume 1," features contributions from Ben Taylor, The Fray, Anna Nalick, Gomez, Joseph Arthur, Pete Yorn, Bruce Cockburn, Hem, Keller Williams, The Ditty Bops, Glen Phillips, Raul Midon, Sarah Harmer, Los Lonely Boys, and Warrensburg area artists Mick Luehrman and Jimmy Nace. In addition to enriching area culture through his music, Luehrman chairs UCM’s Department of Art. The CD is currently only available through KTBG.

Cover Features Artwork by Patrick McDonnell

The CD also features cover artwork donated by noted illustrator Patrick McDonnell, the creator of the comic strip "Mutts" which appears in 700 newspapers in more than 20 countries.  McDonnell has received multiple awards including: National Cartoonist Society’s Reuben for Cartoonist of the Year, 1999; National Cartoonist Society’s Reuben for Comic Strip of the Year
1997; Harvey Award for Best Comic Strip 1997, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003; and PETA Humanitarian Award, 2001.

The project was mastered by Gavin Lurssen at the Mastering Lab, Hollywood, who received a Grammy for his work on the "Oh Brother Where Art Thou" Soundtrack.

New Members Benefit

"As a non-commercial station, we’re always looking for ways to attract new members and reward them for their support," Hart said. "This CD is representative of the station’s commitment to new music, and it’s intended to honor both the musicians and the Bridge donors who have formed a community of support that make the station possible.  We can’t think of a better way of saying thank you."

Information about "90.9 The Bridge Live Volume 1" and station membership are available by contact 90.9 The Bridge.