In the Groove

Event Hours(1)

  • Tuesday

    10:00 pm - 12:00 am

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In The Groove features the best of what’s happening in the live music scene right now.  The music we play is centered around artists that make their living playing live, sometimes hundreds of days a year, and is characterized by quality musicianship and fascinating improvisation.   Sometimes labIn The Groove Oval Logoeled jamband music, it spans all genres including rock, blues, funk, bluegrass, world beat and jazz.

Thor’s best of 2017 list is right here if you want to check it out!

This show first aired on WMNF in 2007.  At that time, Jake Clemens & Thor shared the programming. After about a year, Jake moved to Ohio where he still spins.  Soon after Eric Hestbeck and Wayne Tagle got involved, volunteering to help answer phones and share their experiences.  Wayne and Thor have been sharing programming responsibilities for the past few years, and have definitely gotten into a groove.

We continue to air the best of the local, regional and national live music scene, and love to feature artists playing in the WMNF Live Music Studio.  Artists that we have had in the studio or talked to on the phone over the years include String Cheese Incident, Railroad Earth, Tea Leaf Green, Perpetual Groove, The Heavy Pets, Cope, Toubab Krewe, Bogus Pomp, Uncle John’s Band, Bela Fleck, and many more.
Please tune in on Tuesday nights and get turned on to something new to get you In The Groove…


Thank You Gifts available from In the Groove
Spirit of Woodstock Festival
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Red Mesa Gift Certificate
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A $50 gift certificate to Red Mesa, Red Mesa Cantina or Red Mesa Mercado in St. Petersburg.

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Caribbean Cruise Music Festival Skipper’s 03/23/19
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11th ANNUAL WMNF Caribbean Cruise Music Festival

Trinity 7
Terry  Edward Salsa Band
Spy vs Spy
T&T Sweet Tessa Drive
Shamel Proctor Mello Vibes
Wayne Stoddard
Iasagn a Bandele
Simon Faith Ras
Little Drummer Boys

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WMNF Last Local Radio Baseball T-Shirt
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With Spring Training just around the corner, you should show your team spirit by picking up the cool WMNF Baseball T-Shirt.  You can score a home run for just $10.00 a month as a Circle of Friends sustaining contributor.


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Red Elvises Skipper’s 3/8/19 8pm
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This is a group that is constantly in motion and consistently evolving. Singer, songwriter, guitarist and showman extraordinaire Igor Yuzov is perpetually globetrotting and in the process he has found scores of wildly talented, entertaining musicians to bring into the fold of this increasingly international party band. Red Elvises started as a Russian group, playing what they dubbed “Siberian Surf Rock”. Since then the band has included musicians from many other countries including United States, Israel, Puerto Rico and Bulgaria, to name just a few.  Old and new fans alike can expect to be surprised at shows again and again, however the roots of Red Elvises remain the same: Igor’s unique brand of humor combined with guitar based rock’n’roll that makes audiences want to sing, dance, scream and shout.

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Unknown Hinson Skipper’s 2/23/19 8pm
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While singing his own hilariously politically incorrect songs, Unknown Hinson plays guitar in a style incendiary enough to have Satan himself reaching for the antiperspirant. But don’t dismiss him as a novelty act. He’s one hell of a talent and has the music to prove it!

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WMNF “Last Local Radio” Socks
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Yes, we finally decided that we will wear socks.  But not just any socks but “Last Local Radio” socks.  Get a pair or two today.  Appropriate with any attire or occasion.   Rock your socks!!!

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Marcus King Family Jam 2018 Poster for In the Groove
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This great poster needs to go in your music room or man cave or she shelter or office.
Thanks for supporting In the Groove!

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Book – Legends, Icons, & Rebels (Music that Changed the World) (Copy)
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Authors: Robbie Robertson Jim Guerinot , Sebastian Robertson  &  Jared Levine  

Beautiful coffee table book includes two cds.

Exclusive insights from a celebrated musician and passionate industry insiders, two accompanying CDs of legendary tracks and beautiful packaging make for a book with broad appeal — one that will captivate fans of Robbie Robertson and music lovers of all ages.

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In the Groove Live Performance Download – All the In-Studio Shows
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Download the compressed zip file containing mp3 audio, extract and upload to any of your devices! Phones, tablets, laptops, works on everything. Need your email please!

A compilation of all of the live performances for In the Groove over the last 10 years. More than 20 from Live Music Studio sessions,

Including Tea Leaf Green, Cope, Applebutter Express, Earth Bombs Mars, Bobby Lee Rogers, Bath Salt Zombies, Skull & Bone Band and more.

We send you a link to the download. You can share it to 2 other devices (3 total times).


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WMNF Guest Host – In the Groove $200
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Join Thor and Wayne in the studio!

Guest hosts choose the music and the dj will run the board. Music must be within the genre of the show. The Guest Host can bring in their own music, and/or use the fantastic WMNF music library.

Great unique gift for someone or your own sweet self.

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WMNF Event Passport
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The WMNF Event Passport allows you access to 10 WMNF events (10 tickets). WMNF EVENTS ONLY.

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Hosted By...

Thor Bendickson

I got turned on to this scene in the early 90's as I was exploring all different kinds of music, mostly inspired by what I heard on to by WMNF. I have been an avid listener supporter of the station for over 25 years, and got my start by guest hosting on The Freak Show and The Sixties Show.

Wayne Tagle

Wayne, Kyle Hollingsworth & Thor

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