Underground Mountain

  • Sunday til Monday

    11:00pm - 1:00am

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Every Sunday night, from 11pm to 1am, join Amanda as we discover 2 hours of unusual, underplayed, underground music on Underground Mountain. We’ll hear underplayed artists of the past, and daring artists of today – from around the world, to right in our own backyard. This is music you may have not heard yet, but may soon be your favorite.

Many, many thanks to all who donated to Underground Mountain! We are still a little short on our goal. Donate through the tip jar to keep this show on the air & scroll down to see all the gifts we still have available if you would like a thank you gift!

Album Features

Every so often, a truly amazing and original album is released…only for it to be almost forgotten. From Oxbow’s experimental 1995 “Let Me Be a Woman”, to Alex Chilton’s lo-fi 1979 “Like Flies on Sherbet” (supposedly the worst album ever made, but was actually way ahead of its time!), our album features on Underground Mountain search far and wide for the albums that were inventive, a little weird, but always beautiful. Discover those rare gems that didn’t get the credit they deserved, and gain a new musical perspective.

Just as important are albums from the current underground artists of today! These are the creators that are paving the way for new musical ideas, making incredible music that more people need to hear. We feature new albums that are noteworthy and different, from daring artists making music right now.

Punk Sunday  

Every first Sunday of the month on Underground Mountain, we put on our ripped Levi’s and Doc Marten’s, hop on the anti-establishment bus, and head bang to nothing but 2 hours of punk music in its purest form. Expect a heavy dose of classic 70s/80s trailblazers, with a mix of modern-day musicians and artists keeping punk alive and strong!

New Haul

There’s no good music anymore.” WRONG! On Underground Mountain, every last Sunday of the month, it’s the New Haul! We’ll hear two hours of the best new music from underground artists, released during that month. Get caught up with new albums and songs, and maybe discover a new favorite artist.

Who’s this “Amanda” character?

Hi! I’m Amanda, the host of Underground Mountain. I’ve loved WMNF and its incredible programming since I was a teenager growing up right here in Tampa. When I began programming Underground Mountain here at the station, playing unconventional and underground music went from “interest” to “fervent passion”. I believe it is so important that more and more people hear music from underplayed and unusual artists, from the past and present. When we step out of our musical comfort zones, we open the door to a whole new way of thinking. These are the artists that challenge and inspire us, that speak to us in a way that we don’t always get to hear. They also make me occasionally dance like a crazy person while I’m in the studio.

WE MAY BE FREEFORM, BUT HERE’S A DOSE OF WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT TO HEAR:

  • Punk
  • Post Punk
  • Goth
  • Dream Pop
  • Darkwave
  • Alternative
  • Psychedelia
  • Synthpop
  • Electronica
  • Prog Rock
  • Noise Rock
  • Experimental
  • Heavy Metal
  • Shoegaze
  • Lo-fi
  • Space Rock
  • Math Rock
  • And so much mooooore….

 

Follow our Instagram at @UndergroundMtn!

Requests, questions, comments, and stories can be emailed to Amanda@wmnf.org

 

Long live free-form radio!

 

Thank You Gifts available from Underground Mountain
Guest Host – Get Weird on Underground Mountain for $200
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Do you also have an appreciation for unusual, underplayed, and underground music? Are there just some absolute killer tracks in your personal collection that you’ve been dying to share with the world? Well have we got a gift for you!

You can be a guest host on Underground Mountain with me, Amanda! Donate to keep UM on the air, $200 or more and you can reserve yourself a guest host spot on this show!

You come in to our station in Tampa, and for two hours, you get to pick ALL the music that plays on Underground Mountain. I’ll run the board, while you get to choose tunes, speak on the mic, commentate, and be a real-life DJ! You’ll be live on the air waves, on 88.5FM, and streaming worldwide on the web. Tell your friends and family to tune in. Plus, you get a copy of your show to keep forever.

This can also make for an amazing gift that will really wow someone – great for Valentine’s Day, birthdays, or just appreciating someone you know.

A great entry into the Circle of Friends if you want to break it up into installments! Welcome to the Radio Family.

$200.00Add to bag

An Original Short Story Typed on a Vintage Typewriter on Any Topic(s) of Your Choice – For UGM
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Has anyone ever written an entire short story just for you? How about typed it on a vintage typewriter? If you give a donation of $25 or more to keep Underground Mountain on the air, I will write you a short story on any topic of your choice, type it for you on my 1960s Royal typewriter, bind it and mail it to you. Just let your phone answerer know that you’d like this gift, and tell them what topic (or topics!) you’d like it to be on if you call. Or leave it in the comments section of the tip jar. This is a one-of-a-kind gift you can always keep in your book collection. (May come with original art as well!)

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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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WMNF Last Local Radio T-Shirt
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On September 14th, WMNF will be celebrating 40 years of local, independent radio.  Celebrate this anniversary by supporting 88.5 and getting “The Last Local Radio Station” T-shirt.  Both in men’s and women’s style.  The women’s shirt is a V neck.

$88.50Select options

WMNF Last Local Radio Koozie
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One of the most important things to have in your beach bag.

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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.

$365.00Add to bag

Love It All Wall Tile
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Have your name or a loved one’s name permanently place on “The Love It All” wall in front of the the Vicki Santa Studio. This can be set up to monthly contributions of $25 a month for a year!

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Public Affairs Lovers Wall Tile
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If you really appreciate the informative news and public affairs that you hear on WMNF, then you are a perfect person for a News and Public Affairs Lovers Wall tile. Put you name or the name of a loved one on this wall. This can be set up to monthly contributions of $25 a month for a year.

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Music Lovers Wall Tile
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If your life is music then you need a “Music Lovers” tile. Put your name, the name of a loved one or the name of your favorite band permanently on the Music Lover Wall in the WMNF Music Library. This can be set up in monthly contributions of $25 a month for a year. “You’ve got to find some way of saying it without saying it.” Duke Ellington

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WMNF Event Pass For One
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A pass for one person to every WMNF event for 13 months. Can’t afford a one time $500 contribution, divide it up into 12 installments of $41.66 a month or join the Circle Of Friends and get a pass for life for the same monthly contribution.

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WMNF Event Pass for Two
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Annual Event Pass for Two – Good for 13 months to all WMNF events. Some restrictions apply.

$1,000.00Add to bag

These are exclusive gifts of Underground Mountain, more Thank You gifts available

Hosted By...

Amanda Doyle  amanda@wmnf.org

Amanda began her experiences with WMNF when she became an avid daily listener in her teenage years. It wasn't until January of 2017 that she became a regular assistant to Stuart Mellish on his Thursday "It's the Music!" program, and became more involved with the family of volunteers at WMNF. She has lived in Tampa her whole life and has a strong passion for both the community that make Tampa Bay special, and the importance of bringing talented underplayed artists to a larger audience. She is excited to share these voices in her new show "Underground Mountain".

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