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Tod Weidner

Tod Weidner

Host - The Jewel Case

A lifelong Miami Valley resident, Tod Weidner grew up in Ludlow Falls before moving to Dayton in the early 1990s. Tod graduated from Milton-Union High School and Sinclair Community College, and also attended the Columbus College Of Art & Design until his scholarship ran out and he moved home to pursue the lucrative career of a struggling musician.

Tod has been heavily involved in the Dayton Music Scene for over 20 years, as both a solo performer and a member of such bands as The Motel Beds, Shrug, The American Static, and Set The Controls, to name just a few. When he's not playing, listening to, or reading about music, Tod keeps busy by fixing up his house, where he and his wife Patrice live under the strict and watchful authority of their two cats, Mikey and Joey.

  • Tod Weidner (The Jewel Case) lists his favorite music of 2020.
  • It’s 91.3 WYSO’s Fall Drive and, to celebrate, we’re spinning songs about RADIO for the duration of the show, with tracks from The Modern Lovers, Cheap Trick, Aretha Franklin, Merle Haggard, Patrice Holloway, Graham Central Station, The Ramones, R.E.M., The Selector, Hedwig & The Angry Inch, and scads more, while drumming up some financial love for the station that lets me hang out with you every Thursday night.
  • The Jewel Case's Tod Weidner pens a tribute to Eddie Van Halen.
  • This week we’ll hang with Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter, Les Paul & Mary Ford, celebrate birthdays with Shocking Blue, Youssou N’Dour, and other notables, bid adieu to Juliette Gréco, and groove on The Stooges, Jurassic 5, David Bowie, Nancy Wilson, Leonard Cohen, and a whole MESS of others. Just you wait- it’s gonna be a ride, and it’ll be that much cooler if you’re along.
  • On this week’s agenda: we’ll celebrate the birthdays of Jim Henson and several other notables, we’ll head to Muscle Shoals with Candi Staton, and get hit with brand new goodness from IDLES. Plus: Archie Shepp, Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels, Howlin’ Wolf, The Specials, Toshi Reagon, Nick Lowe, Los Lobos, Y MUCHO MAS. All over the yard, in the best possible way.
  • Tod Weidner (The Jewel Case)'s picks for four albums from high school.
  • Lots of ground to cover this week: we’ll bid farewell to Ronald Khalis Bell of Kool & The Gang, get fuzzy with Gary Clark, Jr., and celebrate several notable birthdays, including those of Brother Jack McDuff, Bill Black, and Hank Williams. We’ll hear from Blonde Redhead and a few other musical “blondes”.
  • We’ll celebrate Joe Perry’s 70th birthday (!?!), head to Brazil with Gilberto Gil and Shirley Scott, get fabulous with Queen and Sylvester, hear a Boss cover from Alison Mosshart, gaze at shoes with My Bloody Valentine, get exotic with Brian Jones, get soulful with Charles Bradley, get weird with Tom Waits, and get a whole lot of other things with a whole lot of other folks, as well.
  • On deck this week: Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, farewells to Justin Townes Earle and Walter Lure, birthday wishes to Freddie King and several others, African grooves from Orchestra Baobab and Miriam Makeba, plus Gorillaz, Shannon & The Clams, The Cramps, Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives and a whole boatload of other equally-creatively-named outfits.
  • Lots of goodness to cover this - Jams will be kicked out with the MC5- we’ll delve into some Northern Soul with a tribute to the late Lou Ragland, celebrate a Sex Pistol’s birthday, hear some prog- rock-sampling hip hop with Madvillains, take a look at the bond between jazz and the Civil Rights movement with Max Roach, Abbey Lincoln, and several others, plus Peter Tosh, Wanda Jackson, Beastie Boys, The Kinks, Kristin Hersh, and MANY more, as well. Sound cool?