* KDHX (88.1 FM) has launched a Kickstarter campaign raising funds to build a stage at the station's new headquarters in Grand Center, just a few doors down from Jazz at the Bistro. The live performance space will seat 125 people for what's being called "an intimate listening room experience."
Premiums for contributions to the campaign include everything from a t-shirt (pictured) on up to private parties at the venue and even naming rights for the green rooms. The goal is to raise $50,000 by July 26; as of this writing, the campaign has attracted 79 backers who have pledged $3,762.
* Continuing with our radio update, this Saturday's edition of Calvin Wilson's "Somethin' Else", will feature the latest music from guitarists Bill Frisell, Pat Metheny and John Scofield. Right after that, Jason Church's "The Jazz Collective" will showcase tracks from trumpeter Dawn Weber's new project, plus music from Christian McBride, Peet Project, Spyro Gyra, David Sanborn and Ramsey Lewis.
Wilson's show is broadcast at 8:00 p.m. Saturdays and Church's at 9:00 p.m. on Radio Arts Foundation - St. Louis via 107.3 FM, 96.3 HD-2 and online at http://www.rafstl.org/listen.