WELCOME TO RUNOUT NUMBERS
WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT?
Runout Numbers was created as a space to celebrate the fact that popular music is an art form for all of us. We’re not here to be critics, and we’re not here to talk over you like critics might do. We’re here to revel in the impact of work that gives meaning and understanding to everyday people, the social and political power of that idea, and to put music we love into a larger context that underlines that impact.
WHO ARE WE?
We are vinyl collectors, volunteer community radio DJs on WXNA, huge fans of a good shot and a beer, and married.
HOW DID YOU MEET?
We started following each other's Springsteen fan blogs on Tumblr back in 2010. No, really.
WHERE ARE YOU?
Nashville, Tennessee! Music City USA, baby.
WHEN CAN I HEAR YOU ON THE RADIO?
We broadcast our all-vinyl show live every Sunday morning at 9AM central. If you're in Nashville, you can hear us on 101.5 FM. If you're out of the station's range, you can stream the show online at WXNA.
Check out our show archive over there while you're at it.
We also love to DJ events and parties with our traveling vinyl collection. You might've seen us with some of our fellow WXNA DJs at Vinyl Tap, Porter Flea, Sevier Park Fest, Nashville Pride, and more.
We also have a residency at Nashville's own combo record store/bar, Vinyl Tap, every other Friday night.
WHAT KIND OF MUSIC DO YOU PLAY?
What kind of music do you listen to? We probably play it. While we each have our focuses when it comes to collecting, we love exploring all genres. And that's not to say we don't see genres-- we love genres. And love to party with all of them.
We especially love 80's New Wave, 60's girl pop, soul, disco, funk, classic country, 70's rock, and of course, our guy Bruce Springsteen.
WHAT DOES "RUNOUT NUMBERS" MEAN?
Runout numbers, or matrix numbers, are the tiny numbers found etched into the dead wax at the end of vinyl records. Their functional purpose is as an organizational tool for record manufacturers, but to us, paying attention to the runout numbers symbolizes learning every single detail. They let you know if what you have is a first or fifth pressing, or maybe it’s a promo copy from the Netherlands.
I NEED MORE INFO.
Cool, check out this interview we did with Forward Beat.
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Vintage furniture, American history, jelly beans, tequila
Girl Groups, 60s Rock, Classic Country
CONFESSIONS OF A FAN: Once wrote Darlene Love fan fic in middle school
SEEN SPRINGSTEEN LIVE:
RECENTLY REALLY INTO: Soundtracks
PLEASE ASK HER ABOUT: Why Cher is the greatest of all time
Follow Laura on Twitter at @LauraPocho
Old electronics, comics, trivia, bourbon
80s New Wave, Power Pop, Disco
CONFESSIONS OF A FAN: Wrote a letter to Weird Al at age 10
SEEN SPRINGSTEEN LIVE:
RECENTLY REALLY INTO: Jazz
PLEASE ASK HIM ABOUT: The pachinko machine he restored
Follow Casey on Twitter at @CaseyWReed