Bop Stop radio show gains traction as club announces reopening plans



During the pandemic, the Bop Stop started recording all of his performances live and started producing pilot programs of a dubbed program Live at Bop Stop and showing the episodes on stations across the country.

The show is now airing on five terrestrial stations and the Bop Stop has received commitments from other stations who will add the program in the coming months.

Global Community Radio will present the program on its weekly lineup tomorrow.

“One of the goals of the show is to bring quality live jazz programming to non-commercial stations, and we are delighted to be working with an organization that pursues the same goal,” said Gabe Pollack, Live at Bop Stop host and director of Bop Stop, in a press release.

Distribution via Global Community Radio adds two more affiliates to the program: WRST, the University of Wisconsin-Osh Kosh campus radio station, and KJZX FM, a community FM station offering jazz programming in Austin. They join WBWC in Cleveland, WOBC in Oberlin and WPKM in Parkersburg as affiliates.

The program is accompanied by an extended performance companion podcast.
The first season features Pete McCann, Steve Kortyka, Jackie Warren, Theron Brown, Dave Sterner and Pulse Quartet.

From May, the Bop Stop will start hosting outdoor shows with a limited audience.

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