KUFO Adds Local Music Show
June 29, 2007 at 1:25 PM (PT)
CBS Active Rock KUFO (ROCK 101)/PORTLAND is launching local music show "Viva La Luna" this SUNDAY (7/1) at 9p. The program will feature original songs from 10 to 12 area bands every week, plus live interviews and performances from artists and other figures from the region’s emerging music scene.
"I had an idea that there was enough local music in PORTLAND for this show," commented KUFO PD MIKE TIERNEY. "The city has great live music venues, established independent music retail, and plenty of passionate music fans. It seemed like a good time to create a loudspeaker on the radio for the best of the music that's here."
"Viva La Luna" will be hosted by LISA WOOD, who has helmed two NORTHWEST music shows during an on-air career that includes stints at SEATTLE's KISW, KFNK, and KUBE.
"I'm very excited about 'Viva La Luna' and the ability to continue supporting NORTHWEST music," WOOD said. "I want to make the show a destination for both music lovers and bands who are excited about what’s happening here."
The show's title is a tip-of-the-cap to LA LUNA, the PORTLAND club that reigned supreme among music fans from 1992 to 1999 as a stage for both local acts, as well as those on the national scene. "It's great if people get the reference," TIERNEY said. "At the very least, it's a more inspired name than 'Loud & Local.'"
PORTLAND-area artists may submit music to KUFO, 2040 Southwest 1st Avenue, PORTLAND, OR 97209, Attn.: Local Music Show. They may submit web links and gig listings to email@example.com (no mp3s please).