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Name 'That Station,' the new Americana radio station in the Triangle

95.7 FM, known for now as 'That Station, advertises a playlist with the likes of Jason Isbell (pictured), Nathaniel Rateliff, Avett Brothers, The Decemberists and Ryan Adams.
95.7 FM, known for now as 'That Station, advertises a playlist with the likes of Jason Isbell (pictured), Nathaniel Rateliff, Avett Brothers, The Decemberists and Ryan Adams. Kansas City Star

The Triangle has a new Americana-leaning radio station.

For now, it's just called "That Station" at 95.7 FM, advertising a playlist with the likes of Jason Isbell, Nathaniel Rateliff, Avett Brothers, The Decemberists and Ryan Adams.

The station's website at thatstation.net is asking listeners to pick a permanent name. The person with the winning entry have $1,000 donated to the local charity of his or her choice.

"We want you to name the radio station," the solicitation begins, promising to be "the radio station that focuses on music nobody else plays, plays local bands and is all about our town."

The website also namechecks all three Triangle cities — Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill — plus the twangy genres it plans to play: roots, Americana, bluegrass, rhythm & blues, rock, country and so on.

Owned by Capitol Broadcasting Company, 95.7 FM previously broadcast a sports-talk format called “The Ticket.” Tuesday, however, “The Ticket” moved over to 620 AM while 95.7 FM began playing music.

Based on an early sampling of That Station, the playlist includes some deep cuts by Banners, Wreckless Eric and Lake Street Dive. But it also has a lot of standard classic-rock fare: Eric Clapton, Blues Traveler, Tom Petty, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Stevie Ray Vaughan.

David Menconi: 919-829-4759, @NCDavidMenconi
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