Wilco to launch WilcoWorld Radio this weekend in celebration of recent album reissues

Wilco fans will be thrilled to learn that the veteran rock band will be launching their own online radio station this weekend. Starting on Friday (Feb. 2) at 11 a.m. EST, WilcoWorld Radio will launch into the alt-rock stratosphere and provide fans with a weekend’s worth of material from the band, ranging from live recordings to music that was “inspired by the recent reissues of Wilco’s first two albums, 1995’s A.M. and 1996’s Being There.”

The two LPs were recently reissued with limited-edition color vinyl copies via Rhino Records back on Dec. 1. As Spin reports, the 10 hours of musical content is scheduled to start Friday morning and repeat on a loop through Sunday night, and will also include interviews with the band, studio outtakes and a one-hour set comprised of cover songs performed by Wilco. Different personality segments will also be played throughout the weekend, which will be hosted by those affiliated with the rock band in some way, including singer Jeff Tweedy’s son Jeff and some of their past producers.

“And as it turns out, some friends were just as excited about this as we are,” the band says on the radio’s website. “Hear stories and reflections from some of the earliest champions of the band and a whole lot more.”

The band celebrated the release of their 10th studio album back in September of 2016 with Schmilco, which Tweedy co-produced alongside Tom Schick (Rufus Wainwright, Norah Jones). The LP was their third full-length release over a five year span, and gave the band an excuse to continue touring up until this past October.

As of the start of the new year, the band has no touring plans scheduled for 2018. From a solo standpoint, Wilco’s equally famous singer/principal songwriter Jeff Tweedy will perform a short run of his own shows across the U.K. throughout the rest of the week.