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.

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. All of them.

We especially love 80's New Wave, 60's girl pop, 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.

Contact us at runoutnumbers@gmail.com or tweet us @RunoutNumbers. We've got a pretty sweet Instagram, too.

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LAURA

FROM:
MI/OH/IL

NASHVILLE SINCE:
2014

DAY JOB:
Freelance Web Designer / Digital Marketing

LIKES: 
Vintage furniture, American history, jelly beans, tequila

COLLECTS:
Girl Groups, 60s Rock, Classic Country

CONFESSIONS OF A FAN: Once wrote Darlene Love fan fic in middle school 

SEEN SPRINGSTEEN LIVE: 
8 times

RECENTLY REALLY INTO: Soundtracks

PLEASE ASK HER ABOUT: Why Cher is the greatest of all time

Follow Laura on Twitter at @LauraPocho

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CASEY

FROM:
Phoenix, AZ

NASHVILLE SINCE:
2012

DAY JOB:
Software Developer

LIKES:
Old electronics, comics, trivia, bourbon

COLLECTS:
80s New Wave, Power Pop, Disco

CONFESSIONS OF A FAN: Wrote a letter to Weird Al at age 10

SEEN SPRINGSTEEN LIVE: 
7 times

RECENTLY REALLY INTO: Jazz

PLEASE ASK HIM ABOUT: The pachinko machine he restored

Follow Casey on Twitter at @CaseyWReed