Homegrown is Homeless
Radio Homegrown, the long-running Sunday night radio show dedicated to broadcasting Minnesota-grown music over the Twin Cities' airwaves, found itself out on the street this week. The volunteer-staffed program has been affiliated with Drive 105 since 2005, when original Homegrown host Mei Young moved to the Disney-owned station from KQRS. But on Tuesday, Drive 105 abruptly morphed into Love 105 (fuzzy pink slippers for boomers), and current Homegrown ringleader David Campbell was informed that the show would no longer air on 105's new format. "Officially, the show is on hiatus," says Campbell. "We've only missed two Sundays in the past 10 years. But the station's letting us keep the rights to the name, and our website, which is cool." The staff are determined to find a new home for the weekly schedule of live performances, interviews, and the latest local tracks. As Campbell points out, "A radio show without a station is just a group of people hanging out with a bunch of CDs on our hands."