Local Motives

On Wed from 07:30 pm EST to 08:30 pm EST


Local Motives is WMPG’s long-running, mostly-live, always local music show. For three decades Local Motives has been nurturing and documenting area music communities with a historic archive representing local music in its many expressions.

If you miss a show it will be streaming on demand for five weeks (see links above).

If you have any questions about the show—or maybe you want to get involved in some way!

email: wmpglocalmotives@gmail.com


Jamie Lebish-Ocean Sol Jazz

Hi Josh and Matt,
It’s Jamie Lebish -writing you on behalf of Ocean Sol Jazz; regarding our appearance on The Local Motives show on December 29th. I wanted to ask if there is an awesome engineer working the live board on the 29th of December? We wanted to opt in for the multi-Track copy for $25.00 as we definitely have had fun, and came out with great recordings. We are very happy to be back on your show! I know load in is at 5:30pm and Sound is 7PM. Start live at 7:30-8:30PM? 1 hour of music or 90 minutes? Also we are a larger band now. Guitar, Bass, Drums, Piano, percussion and female singer. 7 of us. Shannon O’Connor would sing in the broadcast booth? Let me know, Thanks, Jamie and Ocean Sol Jazz.


Hi Josh, I was listening to John Cross’s performance from this past December and found out he had his bassist with him. Something I wasn’t aware of as I couldn’t hear a bass in the podcast’s mix. When I mentioned this the bassist said he could hear the bass in the live mix but somehow it didn’t come through on the broadcast? Would you be ok with looking into this by listening to John Cross’s performance and see if the bass is indeed not there, or so low it’s not that audible? Thanks

Stoggie King

Hey Josh & Matt, Stoggie here from MoTWoD. Thanks for having us on Local Motives April 20 2018. It was a great show and the band had a lot of fun. Maureen & Ansel (I hope I spelled the names correctly) was a wonderful hostess and host. They made us feel right at home. Thanks to Quinn for the sound engineering and thanks to everyone for listening. We would love to do it again in the future. Peace.

Kevin O'Reilly

Hi Josh and Maureen! Thank you again for having me on Local Motives. The band and I had a fantastic time and you were great to us and made us feel right at home. It was great to work with such professional people!

Kevin O’Reilly


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