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Radio Margaritaville DJ Carson Cooper Dies

posted August 1st, 2018 at 11:08 am

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by Josh Martin

Longtime Radio Margaritaville DJ Carson Cooper has died at the age of 58 after an illness, according to the Tampa Bay Times:

Longtime radio personality Carson Cooper, who was the honeyed voice of one of public radio’s signature shows, NPR’s Morning Edition on WUSF–FM 89.7, died Saturday after a long illness, the radio station reported Tuesday. He was 58.

Mr. Cooper, an award-winning radio fixture in the Tampa Bay area for three decades, had been WUSF’s Morning Edition host since 2000, but had been off the air since February dealing with a health issue. He also had hosted the WUSF show Florida Matters since its inception in 2006, but had stepped back from that since last summer.

When the station in June announced that Jessica Meszaros would be taking over as host of Morning Edition, JoAnn Urofsky, WUSF’s general manager, held out high hopes that Mr. Cooper would return.

“This was a surprise because we did hope he would return to the air,” Urofsky said. “He was still a staff member. He really wanted to come back to work.”

Urofsky said Mr. Cooper’s family had not yet figured out what kind of memorial services will be held, and the station will have a remembrance for him on air, “because everybody has stories they want to share. He was so terrific.”

He had a side gig that also started in 1999 as a host and programer of Jimmy Buffett’s Radio Margaritaville, now on Sirius satellite radio. The station, created by Buffett, plays a range of reggae, tropical country and a variety of world music and classic singer-songwriters from the ’70s and ’80s.

Read more about Cooper in the full article.


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Listen to Hurricane Relief Concert Live Tonight on SiriusXM

posted November 19th, 2017 at 3:50 am

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by Josh Martin

SiriusXM will broadcast tonight’s hurricane relief concert:

Sometimes when bad things happen, good people come together to do great things. First responders acted swiftly to aid those injured during this terrible hurricane season and supported those who lost so much. Now, music’s superstars are joining in to raise money for 2017 Hurricane victims with the Trying to Reason Hurricane Relief Benefit Concert, taking place Sunday, Nov. 19 in Tallahassee, Florida.

In this one-of-a-kind live performance, Jimmy Buffett, Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, and The Coral Reefer Band will hit the stage alongside special guest Jake Owen as well as opening act Caroline Jones.

This historic event sold out in 11 minutes, making it the fastest sell-out in Tucker Civic Center’s history. So, if you weren’t able to snag a pair of tickets, fear not! You can still hear the performance LIVE on SiriusXM’s Radio Margaritaville (Ch. 24) and No Shoes Radio (Ch. 57) starting 7:45 pm ET/4:45 pm PT.




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Listen to Jimmy on SiriusXM Artist Confidential

posted December 21st, 2016 at 12:52 pm

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by Josh Martin

If you haven’t already heard it, you can catch Jimmy Buffett on SiriusXM’s Artist Confidential as it replays on Radio Margaritaville the next few days:

Wednesday 12/21 10am, 3pm, 9pm
Thursday 12/22 9am, 1pm, Midnight
Friday 12/23 10am, 11pm
Saturday 12/24 6am, Noon, 10pm
Sunday 12/25 7am, 7pm, Midnight

all times Eastern

Radio Margaritaville DJ Kirsten Winquist posted a blog entry about the recording:

A little behind the scenes on this session…our SiriusXM performance theater is lovingly called “the fishbowl” by staffers. It’s called this because it’s a 20’ x 20’ space enclosed entirely by glass and yes, we managed to fit Jimmy, the entire Coral Reefer Band PLUS instruments and ME into that small space. Now, despite the glass and the tight fit, the acoustics are incredible. My chair was squeezed into a corner about two feet from Mac McAnally’s face and maybe three feet from Jimmy’s. Being in a room that packed with amazing musicians and listening to the sound pouring from them in such close quarters is an experience that I will never forget! It reminded me why I started doing this radio thing and why I still love it so much.

Jimmy was jovial, talkative, and genuinely excited to be there performing for people. We had a small audience of SiriusXM subscribers and parrotheads (outside of the glass) there to enjoy the very intimate recording session with Jimmy. After performing four songs from ‘Tis The SeaSon and answering plenty of questions, Jimmy casually walked out of the fishbowl & chatted with people making sure to take a picture with every fan (and quite a few staffers) that had fought the chilly NY weather to see him perform.

Thank you, Jimmy and the Coral Reefer Band for joining us on a cold winter day to spread Holiday cheer and share your music with us!

Here are a couple videos from the recording:




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A Thanksgiving Feast of Buffett Concert Replays

posted November 21st, 2016 at 1:51 pm

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by Josh Martin

Radio Margaritaville will once again serve up a feast of Jimmy Buffett concert replays this Thanksgiving.

Here’s the broadcast schedule:

6:00 a.m. — Cincinnati, OH from 8/10/93
7:53 a.m. — Sagharbor, NY from 11/20/99
10:00 a.m. — Red Rocks, CO from 10/13/16
11:54 a.m. — Key West, FL from 11/5/15
1:24 p.m. — Paris, France from 9/23/16
3:30 p.m. — Brisbane Australia from 9/21/12
5:57 p.m. — Aspen, CO from 12/22/06
8:29 p.m. — Paris, France from 9/24/16
10:39 p.m. — Key West, FL from 11/5/15
12:09 a.m. — Boston, MA from 8/11/16

You can listen to Radio Margaritaville on Sirius/XM or online at margaritaville.com.


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Radio Margaritaville’s Feast of Concert Replays on Thanksgiving

posted November 26th, 2014 at 11:50 pm

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by Josh Martin

Stuff yourself…with a huge serving of Jimmy Buffett concerts to celebrate Thanksgiving. Hear intimate, gigs from Paris, Aspen, Brisbane, Sag Harbor and more!! Radio Margaritaville’s Annual Thanksgiving Feast of Jimmy Buffett Concerts begins Thanksgiving Day at 6am Eastern 3 Pacific exclusively on SiriusXM’s Radio Margaritaville.

Broadcast Times:

6:00am Cincinnati, OH 8/10/93-1hr 53 mins

7:53am Brisbane, Australia 9/21/12 – 2hrs 27 mins

10:20am Sagharbor, NY 11/20/99 2hrs 8min

12:28pm Paris, France 9/26/13 (Le Trabendo, Paris) – 2 hrs 7mins

2:35pm Key West, FL 11/4/04-1 hr 30 mins

4:05pm Chicago, IL 7/29/00-2hrs 32mins

6:37pm Aspen, CO 12/22/06 – 2 hrs 32 mins

9:09pm Paris, France (La Cigale )9/28/13 – 2 hrs 5 mins

11:14pm Philadelphia, PA 8/27/05 – 2hrs 17mins

1:31am West Palm Beach, FL 4/23/11 – 2 hrs 11 mins

3:42am Melbourne, Australia 9/23/12 – 2 hrs 5 mins


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Tune Into Radio Margaritaville This Labor Day Weekend

posted August 25th, 2014 at 6:33 pm

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by Josh Martin

Radio Margaritaville is giving Jimmy Buffett fans a Labor Day weekend of concerts replays plus the live show from Hershey Park, PA:

Here is the replay schedule:

Friday-8/29
1pm-Jones Beach, NY 8/30/12
9pm-Chicago, IL (Wrigley Field) 9/4/05

Saturday-8/30
10am-Mansfield, MA 8/28/03
3pm-Bristow (Manassas), VA 9/1/11
7pm-Alan Jackson Live Hershey, PA
Pre-Concert Tailgate Party
8:30pm – Jimmy Buffett Live Hershey, PA

Sunday-8/31
8am-Bristow (Manassas), VA 9/5/09
5pm-Mansfield, MA 9/2/99
10pm-Washington, DC 9/1/12

Monday-9/1
10am-Columbia, MD 8/24/00
3pm-Foxboro, MA 9/2/07
8pm-Chicago 9/5/05 (Wrigley Field)

Have a great holiday weekend!

(hat tip urlcenter)


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