Vinyl-centric Acme Radio launches in Nashville

Acme Feed & Seed, in partnership with TuneIn, is pleased to announce the launch of Acme Radio. Listeners worldwide will be able to experience the variety and excellence of all things Nashville thanks to TuneIn’s unique platform—an app that provides listeners access to more than four million radio stations streaming from every continent. Tom Morales, owner of Acme Feed & Seed, reopened the doors of the historic, century-old building to bring locals back to downtown Nashville. He succeeded by renovating a building rich with local history and by inviting Nashville’s best players to the stage. 

“If you are one of the best musicians in Nashville, you are one of the best in the world. Acme’s stage gives this talent a live, local platform and Acme Radio will give them an international one. We are creating the opportunity for these artists to be discovered regardless of the genre,” said Morales.

Readers of The Vinyl District may recall that TVD contributor and Nashville editor Tim Hibbs began hosting Tuesday and Thursday lunchtime vinyl sessions on Acme’s ground floor stage in August 2014. The popularity of those sessions led Acme to expand them to five days a week and to feature The Vinyl Lunch as the midday program on Acme Radio. Running Monday through Friday, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM (CST), Tim spins an eclectic music mix . Old and new, all genres are fair game for The Vinyl Lunch.

The program also welcomes frequent guests, including live performers, top music authors, and intrepid record collectors. Future guests include author Peter Guralnick, discussing his new book Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock & Roll (Friday, 2/12), Cheap Trick’s Tom Petersson (Wednesday, 2/17) and Sundazed Music founder Bob Irwin (tbd). All guests on The Vinyl Lunch are encouraged to bring some of their favorite records to play on the show and talk about them. Tim also curates a music store within Acme Feed & Seed, featuring the best local artists and local label on 7” and 12” vinyl along with select CDs.

Beyond The Vinyl Lunch, Acme Radio’s programming includes hand-picked shows hosted by Nashville’s top influencers that illustrate the overall essence of Music City’s lifestyle—from business to boozing, food to football, and everything in between.

Lifestyle shows include Cropper Radio Hour with Steve Cropper, TAG Radio Hour with Guthrie Trapp, Roots Now with Barry Mazor, Entrepreneurial Mind with Dr. Jeff Cornwall and Kane Harrison, Bhop & Baribeau Show with Brad Hopkins and Rachel Baribeau, The Side Men with Bruce Bouton, Cocktails with Nashville’s Bar Heroes, The Hive with Jennifer Masley, Pairs Wells with Food with Executive Chef Matt Farley, Nashville Jazz with Greg Pogue, Film Nashville Transmedia Hour with Andy van Roon, and Buzz Cuts UK with Chris Smith. For full show descriptions and additional host information, please visit

Acme Radio differs from the typical radio format as it is self-funded station, providing an unfiltered lifestyle voice that reflects the real Music City. No consultants, no extraneous pressures, no need for political correctness. In short: we play what we want and what listeners want to hear. This station invites listeners to take ownership of the airwaves—tell us who you’re listening to, what you want to hear and we’ll spin it.

Acme Radio is created for Nashville, by Nashville, with the help of Nashville. And vinyl.

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