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Disc jockey finds joy in spinning the blues

Music has been a way of life for Jim Feldmeyer.
From playing as a semi-professional musician in Los Angeles to getting involved in radio, it’s obvious it is what Feldmeyer loves to do.
His radio career started in Davidson with classical music on WDAV, 89.9, Classical Public Radio.
Most recently, his career has taken off on WFAE, 90.7 FM in Charlotte, Charlotte’s NPR news source, where he is the weekend host of the show, “Blues Central.” The show has been on the air for roughly 14 years and he took it over a year ago.
“It’s my dream come true. It’s the perfect job,” Feldmeyer said.
The show airs every Saturday night from 9 p.m. to midnight. It is also aired on 90.3 FM in Hickory and online at wfae.org.
Tuning in on a Saturday night the blues-inspired music of Eric Clapton, Aerosmith, B.B. King and Muddy Waters can be heard.
“So much of American music is based largely on the blues,” he said.
“It’s like a common element that runs into American music,” he added.
Feldmeyer is on the air from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. The last hour is pre-recorded.
Many of his listeners send in their blues favorites by email. There have also been some giveaways with free CDs.
Feldmeyer’s blues show is a part-time job for him. He also helps manage Fit Dimension Health Club in Denver with his wife Jill and stays busy raising his two boys.
He also has a song published called, “One Day at A Time.”
Feldmeyer also stays involved with the Lake Area Music Alliance (LAW) and the Charlotte Blues Society, a non-profit society that hosts various events such as concerts.
Some of Feldmeyer’s other activities include playing music at his church, Mount Pleasant United Methodist and practicing the harmonica, bass, drums, keyboards, ukulele and guitar.
Feldmeyer loves to network with other people who are equally involved in music.
To contact Feldmeyer email him at lama@charter.net.
by Amy Wadsworth

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