Midweek on BTR and in an annual tradition, DJRePete highlights a few choice tracks in homage to his anniversary as on the station. Celebrate six years with likes of The Apples in Stereo, Throw Me the statue, and Peter Bjorn & John. Never playing favorites; it’s all about the mix! Also tune in for info on two upcoming music festivals, and a repurposed ad jingle for good measure. It’s your BTR Wednesday with DJRePete!
A midweek mix to start your Wednesday with DJRePete. Tune in for addictive electronica featuring a Ra Ra Riot remix, an acoustic set with Fleet Foxes, and a mix of Alternative via BTR throwback My Teenage Stride. Also, in recognition of tomorrow’s Bonnaroo kickoff, a track from Freelance Whales who play the four-day festival, and get clued in to where you can check out more BTR talent at Bonnaroo. Your day starts here with DJRePete on BTR!
It’s 2008. Jim Axelrod—once among the most watched correspondents on network news and the first television reporter to broadcast from Saddam International Airport in 2003—is covering the final stages of the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. He’s forty-five years old and thirty pounds overweight. He’s drinking too much, sleeping too little, and scarcely seeing his family. He’s just figured out that the industry that pulled him up the corporate ladder is imploding as he’s reaching for its final rungs. Then, out of the blue, Jim discovers his late father’s decades-old New York Marathon finish times. At forty-six, Bob Axelrod ran a 3:29:58. With everything else going on in his life, Jim sets himself a defining challenge: “Can I beat him?”