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The Local Spin on Public Radio 90

Kurt Hauswirth

Are you a local musician in the Upper Great Lakes region? Public Radio 90 wants to hear from you.

We share interviews and locally produced music on The Shuffle with Kurt Hauswirth, as a service and feature called The Local Spin. We support artists with airplay, promotional material, and social media shares.

    Musicians in Marquette, Marquette County, and the Upper Great Lakes region are also invited to submit home-recorded concert videos to YouTube in different genres. This could be considered similar to NPR's Tiny Desk Concerts without the competition.

    Download the digital WNMU-FM Broadcast Release PDF here

    The goals of The Local Spin are to:

    • Support local talent in our region
    • Support musicians who travel through our area
    • Foster relationships with regional musicians and music lovers
    • Provide performances and listening opportunities not available elsewhere
    • Allow accessibility to performances utilizing audio/video technology

    Performance videos are considered free and open to the public. We consider this a public service and an opportunity for a wider spotlight on artistry and musicianship for any performer.

    Any performance video must contain original music or public-domain songs. No covers, please.

    Performance videos should be uploaded to a personal/artist's YouTube account for consideration to be shared. Depending on the audio quality, a performance could be featured as a live session for an on-air broadcast.

    For any video performance consideration for social media boost and on-air play, please provide your most recent music release(s), artist/band information, and high-res photos.

    Since these are performances from home, audio and video quality will vary; that's okay! It's part of the charm and also allows for individual artist creativity. We understand that this can be daunting, to record audio and video: don't fret! See the following links from NPR's Tiny Desk (Home) Concert Team for tips (don't forget that The Local Spin is not a competition, but an opportunity for all local musicians).

    Credit Bob Boilen
    You don't need a nice home studio — like Bob Boilen (of Tiny Desk) has here — to record a great video performance from home.

    Tiny Tech Tips on Recording a Performance Video:


    Tiny Tech Tips on Microphones:


    "How to make a Zoom music video fans will love," from cdbaby's DIY Musician:
    For inquiries about The Local Spin or to submit a video, please contact the host of The Shuffle, Kurt Hauswirth, by emailing khauswir@nmu.edu. You can also visit the program for The Shuffle with Kurt Hauswirth here.

    Download the digital WNMU-FM Broadcast Release PDF here

    Thank you for supporting live music and local musicians in the Upper Great Lakes region!

    Kurt lives in Marquette with his family and can’t imagine living anywhere else. He loves music, games, running, being near water, and a fine cold brew coffee.
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