Jim James is starting a radio program

My Morning Jacket leader Jim James is coming back home to Louisville’s AAA public radio station, WFPK, 91.9 FM, with a new weekly radio show called “Sir Microcosm”.

The program, co-hosted by old pal and ex-Month of Sundays bandmate Dave Givan, is scheduled to air locally every Wednesday between 8 and 9 p.m., starting on May 9th.

Though songs and topics haven’t been released yet, one might assume that a Dylan fan like James might model his program on Dylan’s “Theme Time Radio Hour”.

“Dave and I both LOVE making mix tapes, and dj-ing in general,” says Jim James in a press release from WFPK, “so now we are DOUBLY excited to get to do it all on the air – with our beloved 91.9 WFPK!  We want to provide listeners with the totality of the human experience, in a small, easy-to-digest capsule that can be taken audibly once a week,” James continues. “With regular use of Sir Microcosm, we believe that listeners will come to a better understanding of the human experience, and their place in it.”

The station also declares that “It will be a weekly hour-long trip through the musical galaxy,” and that “It’s the ultimate intergalactic mix tape experience — inspired by Faust.”

The show is being taped in Louisville as touring schedules permit.

“Louisville and WFPK are fortunate,” says WFPK Program Director Stacy Owen. “We relish the relationships we’ve developed over the years with the artists in our community. Jim has long been an unofficial part of the WFPK family, and now it’s official!”

This program should be able to be heard streaming at www.wfpk.org.



photo courtesy of johannasvisions.com


  1. Eric Johnson
    Posted May 2, 2012 at 2:28 pm | Permalink

    Will this broadcast be available to us more northward of the beautiful state of Kentucky? i.e. will it be available to stream online?

  2. pberkowitz
    Posted May 2, 2012 at 2:30 pm | Permalink

    Eric, great question. I’ve updated the post to add this: “This program should be able to be heard streaming at http://www.wfpk.org.”

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