"We don't really want to compete with other venues," Hacker says. She's adamant about this — the vision is that KDHX will host bands that no longer can or feel they should accept a cut of the admission cost but are too untested in St. Louis to earn a guaranteed performance fee from other clubs. The space will also be used for movie screenings and theater productions.

Upstairs, there will be three floors of studios, offices and editing stations in what was formerly an artist's loft and apartments. Overall, the station will go from 3,500 square feet of office space to 11,000. The new facilities will allow for more short-form on-air arts programming, increased video production capabilities for the Web and a broadcast studio for an HD radio feed.

An anonymous donor gifted the building to KDHX in honor of former operations manager Larry J. Weir. Slideshow: A Tour of the Future Home of KDHX
Tom Carlson
An anonymous donor gifted the building to KDHX in honor of former operations manager Larry J. Weir. Slideshow: A Tour of the Future Home of KDHX
The future home of KDHX (88.1 FM) in Grand Center. A Tour of the Future Home of KDHX
Tom Carlson
The future home of KDHX (88.1 FM) in Grand Center. A Tour of the Future Home of KDHX

That's the future of KDHX. But this weekend, the station will celebrate its past with a lineup of venerable local musicians performing at the anniversary party and a display of station memorabilia inside. And it's a safe bet that in attendance you'll find the most passionate, hard-working and knowledgeable St. Louis music fans and participants — a testament to what KDHX means to this city today.

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FrankM
FrankM

""We don't really want to compete with other venues," Hacker says. She's adamant about this — the vision is that KDHX will host bands that no longer can or feel they should accept a cut of the admission cost but are too untested in St. Louis to earn a guaranteed performance fee from other clubs." What the hell does this mean???

FrankM
FrankM

I don't think KDHX is as "independent"as they say they are.

egolterman
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How many radio and TV stations do Mary Strauss, Vince Schomehl and Emily Pulitzer now control?

5 Directly. And the others by massive advertising. A bit 'intense'?

 
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