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Stephen King takes the #IceBucketChallenge, challenges John Grisham

on Aug. 19, 2014, at 1:22 p.m.
The Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS awareness has been sweeping the Internet in recent days, and Bangor’s own Stephen King is the latest participant. King took the ice bath like a champ and challenged author John Grisham to take the challenge next. My shoes are wet, and I'm freezing. While …
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New music including Charli XCX, Blonde Redhead, Alt-J and The Juan Maclean on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on Aug. 19, 2014, at 9:30 a.m.
I debuted new tracks from Saint Pepsi and FKA Twigs on the show this week, while the retro set features a look at Arcade Fire's catalog in advance of their big show on the Bangor Waterfront this week.
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New music including Ryn Weaver, Merchandise, Laura Welsh and Operators on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on Aug. 12, 2014, at 9:27 a.m.
I debuted new tracks from Say Lou Lou and Mr Twin Sister on this week's show, while the retro set focused on more modern rock hits from the year 1992, with some quick detours to 1994 and 1984!
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New music including The Raveonettes, Caribou, FKA Twigs and La Roux on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on Aug. 05, 2014, at 9:16 a.m.
The show returns from a two-week break with new tracks from Vaults, Kate Boy and Jenny Lewis, with a retro set featuring songs chosen by loyal West Of The Fields listener Tony Crabtree.
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Summer Special: Mid-2000s Pre-Nostalgia Spectacular!

on Aug. 04, 2014, at 11:41 p.m.
Former WMEB station manager Tom Grucza returns for an in-depth look at the blog-rock and dance-punk glory days of the mid-2000s in this West Of The Fields special! Get a jump on the '00s nostalgia bandwagon with this set of soon-to-be classics.
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New music including Bat For Lashes, Death From Above 1979, Interpol and King Tuff on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on July 15, 2014, at 9:33 a.m.
I premiered new tracks from Yelle, Jenny Lewis and Kyary Pamyu Pamyu on this week's episode, while the retro alternative set features punk and glam rock from the mid-'70s.
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New music including Bon Iver, Spoon and Manic Street Preachers on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on July 08, 2014, at 9:24 a.m.
New tracks from Alt-J and Laura Welsh debuted on the show this week, while the retro alternative set focused on the tail-end of the '90s Britpop era.
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New music including Grimes, FKA Twigs, NONONO and The Rosebuds on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on July 01, 2014, at 8:30 a.m.
I premiered new tracks from Kitten and Beverly on this week's show, while the retro set focused on a host of bands from the land Down Under.
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New music including Broods, Alt-J, Zola Jesus and The Shins on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on June 24, 2014, at 10:26 a.m.
New tracks from How To Dress Well and Lana Del Rey debuted on this week's show, while the retro alternative set continued the nation-focused theme from last week with a set of Irish bands.
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New music including Jessie Ware, Spoon and The New Pornographers on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on June 17, 2014, at 9:22 a.m.
I premiered new tracks from Bear In Heaven, Sylvan Esso and White Lung on this week's show, while the retro set explored some of the many great acts to come out of the chilly but pop-savvy nation of Sweden.
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New music including Jenny Lewis, Caribou, Parquet Courts and Klaxons on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on June 10, 2014, at 11:01 a.m.
I debuted new tracks from Tom Vek, Tennis and The Preatures on this week's show, while the retro set looked back 20 years to some of the many classic alternative albums of 1994.
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New music including First Aid Kit, The Orwells, Merchandise and JJ on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on June 03, 2014, at 10:14 a.m.
New tracks from A Sunny Day In Glasgow and Mr Twin Sister made their debuts on this week's show, while the retro set focused on early and mid-'80s goth and art rock.
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New music including White Sea, Lana Del Rey, Sylvan Esso and The Bamboos on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on May 28, 2014, at 10:02 a.m.
I premiered more new tracks from Morrissey and La Roux on this week's special Tuesday edition, while the retro set explores more obscure and surprising hits from the Modern Rock charts of 1992.
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New music including Morrissey, The Black Keys, White Lung and Banks on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on May 20, 2014, at 9:52 a.m.
I debuted new tracks from White Sea and Jungle on this week's show, while the retro section delved into more forgotten hits off the Billboard Modern Rock Chart, this time from the year 1994.
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New music including La Roux, Austra, Chromeo and Sharon Van Etten on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on May 13, 2014, at 9:42 a.m.
I debuted new tracks from Lykke Li and First Aid Kit on the show this week, while the extended retro set covered some of the many great alternative albums released in 1997.
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New music including Banks, Wye Oak, Sohn and Coldplay on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on May 06, 2014, at 3:12 p.m.
I premiered tracks from Lykke Li and Sharon Van Etten on the show's first edition in its new Monday night time slot, while the retro set featured some semi-obscure hits of the early '90s drawn from Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart.
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New music including Röyksopp and Robyn, Jack White, Damon Albarn and Vaults on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on April 28, 2014, at 6:07 p.m.
I debuted new tracks from Jamie xx and Movement on the show this week, while the retro set focused on alternative and indie hits from 2001.
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New music including Beach House, The Antlers, Duck Sauce and Twin Shadow on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on April 21, 2014, at 5:09 p.m.
I aired new tracks from Junior Prom and Total Control on this week's show, while the retro set looked back 10 years to the indie/alternative hits of 2004.
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New music including Lana Del Rey, Say Lou Lou and The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on April 14, 2014, at 4:38 p.m.
I premiered new tracks from The Black Keys and Tune-Yards on the show this week, while the retro section focused on classic power pop in the Big Star mold.
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New music including Cut Copy, EMA, Future Islands and Lucius on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on April 07, 2014, at 4:45 p.m.
I debuted new tracks from How To Dress Well and the new Brian Eno and Karl Hyde album "Someday World," while this week's retro set commemorated the 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain's death with a full slate of Nirvana songs.
 
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