Top 11 Gourmet Albums of 2016 - Episode #366

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We resurrect the UTR podcast out of hibernation for one of our most anticipated episodes each year.  It's time to present the Top 11 Gourmet Albums of 2016 - as voted on by the 10-member UTR panel of critics.

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January 17th, 2017

Top Gourmet Songs of 2016

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Top Gourmet Songs of 2016

Here are UTR's Top Gourmet Songs of 2016 as selected by our panel of critics. We are pleased to announce that Under the Radar will be posting its second podcast of 2017 featuring many of these songs soon. In addition we will be releasing our first Noisetrade album of 2017 containing a generous sampling of these stellar songs later this month.

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January 6th, 2017

Top 11 Gourmet Albums of 2016

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Top 11 Gourmet Albums of 2016

This is one of our favorite UTR traditions - to honor the best of the best music from the year gone by.  Our honors are not for popularity, sales, or radio spins …

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2016 Top Albums - Honorable Mentions

Before we reveal our Top 11 Gourmet Albums of the Year, we want to shine an extra spotlight on 6 albums that *almost* made the Top 11 and truly worthy of your time and attention.

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What is your *musical* New Year’s Resolution?

The new year is a time for fresh starts, which often means a time for individuals to make resolutions to help them adjust some priorities. The idea of New Year's Resolutions has …

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December 21st, 2016

Happening Now: BUILDATHON 2016

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Happening Now: BUILDATHON 2016

BUILDATHON is a time we set aside annually to celebrate the various ways God has used the ministry of UTR over the past year.  You'll see quotes, pics, links, and videos …

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This is our final radio show in this chapter of our ministry & also our 8th anniversary episode. Dave Trout, artists, and listeners celebrate how God has used this ministry. Plus some iconic hand-picked songs from our 8-year archives, like Andrew Peterson, The Vespers, Julie Lee, & Eric Peters.

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On this second-to-last UTR radio show, we continue our interview with one of the most requested artists in our show's history, Josh Garrels - and we talk about inspiration, rest, songwriting, and his next albums. The rest of the music is requests from UTR listeners.

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With room for only one more interview guest in the UTR "radio" era, the choice was easy. We welcome back Josh Garrels to the show for an in-depth 2-part conversation - plus we're also playing listener requests.

October 21st, 2016

All Cover Songs - Episode #362

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In this fouth-to-last UTR Radio Show, we're having some fun with this week's theme of all cover songs. Ben Rector takes on Huey Lewis & The News. The 77s give us their version of Wilco. And Justin McRoberts reimagines George Michael.

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What would Judah & The Lion play if they were in charge of the UTR Playlist for a week?  We get to find out! These kings of "folk, hop, 'n roll" join us all hour and play some of the artists that inspire them - including Brady Toops, Ellie Holcomb, & John Mark McMillan.

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We had so many songs in the queue that we wanted to play before this radio show ends, that we are spilling over into a bonus midweek podcast of UTR - this time sharing some of our favorite songs by Ben Rector, Melanie Penn, Christopher Williams, & more.

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Since we hardly ever repeat a song on UTR, we occasionally save some of the best tracks by an artist "in the queue" for a future show. Now it's time to spend the songs we have been saving - including gems by Cindy Morgan, Jason Gray, and Giants & Pilgrims.

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Tanya Godsey is our VIP interview guest all hour talking about & sharing tracks from her brand new album Love Lines The Last Horizon.  We also sneak in songs by Jeremy Casella, Kerosene Halo, & The Oh Hellos.

September 23rd, 2016

DIY Artist Debuts - Episode #357

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If you love finding undiscovered hidden gems in music through UTR, then this is your kind of show. We're featuring several DIY artists making their first time appearance on UTR - including Michaela McClain, Royce Lovett, and Abbye West Pates.

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