- What is it?
- Longboards and Longhorns is Atlanta's ONLY surf/country/rockabilly radio show.
- When and where can I hear it?
- Tuesdays at 9pm on 91.1 FM WREK
- I'm busy on Tuesday nights! Can I listen online?
- Yep. Each show is archived for a week at the WREK website:
- What's the format of the show?
- We try to split the time evenly between country/rockabilly music and surf music. Some weeks will feature separate full sets of each genre, and some weeks will interleave them. We try to support the local Atlanta scene and play local bands and announce local shows in both styles.
- What kind of surf music do you play? What is surf music?
- I play everything from traditional surf music (Dick Dale, The Shadows, The Ventures, The Chantays) to "third generation" (Space Cossacks, Man or Astro-man?, Los Straitjackets) and beyond, as well as early instrumental rock and roll (Link Wray). If you don't know anything about surf music, a great way to learn about it is to listen to the show! I also recommend the article What is surf? by Phil Dirt over at Reverb Central.
- What kind of country and rockabilly music do you play?
- Generally country music from between the 1940's and the 1970's (Ernest Tubb, Buck Owens, Faron Young, Johnny Cash, Del Reeves), and rockabilly and psychobilly from all periods.
- I'm in a surf, country, or rockabilly band and we have recorded some music. Will you play it on the radio?
- Yes! We're always looking for new music. You can send an album to
Longboards and Longhorns WREK 91.1 FM Georgia Tech Student Radio 350 Ferst Drive NW, Suite 2224 Atlanta, GA 30332-0630Or you can email me. If you haven't pressed anything yet but you have some recordings, we're happy to get them digitally (provided the recording quality is reasonable).
- I'm playing in / organizing / know about a surf, country, or rockabilly show around Atlanta. Will you tell people about it?
- Yes! We try to keep listeners up to date on live shows in the area. You can send us an email or call the station during the show (404.894.2468) to let us know the details.
- Who is responsible for this nonsense?
- The show is currently run by Dani Simpson, with the able assistance of
The Right Reverend
Andy. A mysterious figure known only as "The Singularity" appears
each week with boxes full of surf CDs. His motives are unclear, but
he continually rambles about the advancement of the human species
through instrumental music.
The show was started and host from 2006 to 2008 by Jeff, who still maintains and is responsible for the terrible ugliness of this web page.