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SkaPunk Radio: Former X103.9 Program Now Online

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Up on the Sun: What does the future hold for SkaPunk?

Craven Moorehead: To be honest, I am not sure. I just know that I want to keep doing it so I am keeping it alive online right now.

My whole family has worked for the Edge at some time or another over the past 15 years. My wife was the promotions director, my cousin does engineering and IT work, and I have been on air and doing production. There's my new staff right there.

The fans online have been fantastic as well, with a lot of them offering to do free work to keep the show going. All the bases are covered minus a big stick in the sky but hopefully the internet can take care of that. So right now I am really just working and learning about internet radio and hope to be streaming live 24/7 online.

You've invested a lot of your life in the show. How long have you been at it?

I started doing SkaPunk around 1997, when I first started working for The Edge. Larry Mac had done it for a couple years before that and then handed the torch to me. Back then I didn't even want to be on the air. I was totally content with sitting in my studio staring at Pro Tools making radio production pieces and commercials. But I always said "If Larry ever leaves I want that show!" Then Larry left for KUPD and told our program director Shellie Hart to let me give it a shot.

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Jason P. Woodbury is a music and pop-culture writer based in Phoenix. He is a regular contributor to the music blog Aquarium Drunkard and co-host of the Transmissions podcast.