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Host: Hey, Listen!
Nick Brunner grew up in rural Illinois with his sister and parents within a vast expanse of corn. He discovered NPR in college when he was hired to work at WGLT-FM in Normal, Illinois (the real name of a real town). That’s where he came to appreciate the colors public broadcasting painted amid a drab and predictable radio landscape.
Nick's delusions of sophistication often don't match his modest lifestyle and as a result, he spends time trying to find just the right wine to accompany Tuna Helper . . . a Shiraz works well.
Weekly playlists and interviews featuring cutting edge bands and their influential roots. Whether you’re looking to start your record collection or touch up the fringes, Nick Brunner leads you through two hours of CapRadio’s curated new music mix.
September 13, 2019
For five years, a venue tucked away in Midtown has been making some of the most dynamic, challenging and fun events you’ve never heard about. Saturday brings its third annual fundraiser and the co-founder talks with us about what’s in store.
September 5, 2019
Jim Rivas shares music from Sacramento's first Popfest. From lo-fi to janglepop, find out about what's in store at Old Ironsides.
August 16, 2019
The Shawn Thwaites Rebel Quartet has been one type of band since 2016 but in the last few months, a single alteration has changed its sound significantly. Nick Brunner host of CapRadio's Hey, Listen! tells us how.
August 6, 2019
How does Nick Brunner narrow down all the submissions for Hey, Listen!? He’s not entirely sure himself. Sometimes tracks just stand out and here’s a swath he thinks you’ll like.
May 16, 2019
There were so many solid entries that our Tiny Desk Heart grew three sizes this year. Hey, Listen! host Nick Brunner is joined by show intern Camille Escovedo and musician Lillian Frances to round up our favorite entries from NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest.
December 14, 2018
Insight Music has featured dozens of musicians and bands playing jazz, blues, folk, rock, hip hop and everything in between. These are a few of our favorite performances recorded live at CapRadio in 2018.
August 31, 2018
Indie electronic duo Kevin and Alyssa Stefenesceu perform new music from their debut “Colors EP.”
August 10, 2018
POOR Majesty shares new music from his solo project and raps about gentrification in the Oak Park neighborhood of Sacramento.
July 12, 2018
Hey, Listen! Host Nick Brunner offers Sound Advice on some of his favorite instrumental music beds.
June 29, 2018
Anne Healey shares the backstory behind her feathery stage name, Evil Seagull.