Talkappella Chats with TeKay

Hosts John and Brian sat down with a cappella legend, Thomas King – better known to the community as TeKay.

With nearly 30 active years in contemporary a cappella, TeKay is a wealth of knowledge on all things a cappella. He’s been a part of nearly every organization and has experienced quite the evolution in the artform.

Tune in at 5 pm Pacific on Tuesday, July 2, the rebroadcast at 4 am/4 pm on Sunday July 7 or hear it on the Podcast Network anytime after the first broadcast!

Friday Night Live – Kol HaOlam 2019

Did you miss the 2019 National Championship of Jewish A Cappella? Don’t fear – we’ve got it for you, airing on this week’s Friday Night Live.

Tune in tonight at 6 pm PDT/9 pm EDT to hear the best of Jewish a cappella with a live recording from the event in Washington, DC this past spring.

And don’t forget to tune in early – Black Forest Voices with Unduzo and Elephant Claps airs live at 11 am PDT/2 pm EDT today!

Day One – Black Forest Voices Festival

Day 1 at the inaugural Black Forest Voices Festival highlighted the talent of the host village of Kirchzarten and surrounding local area. With coaching camps led by Kim Nazaria and Peder Karlsson and and evening open air concert, this new festival kicked off with strong excitement from the singers, the fans, and the locals.

From Black Forest To The World

This week, Acaville goes fully international with live streams from the first ever Black Forest Voices Festival.

Led by some of the top vocalists in Germany, under the artistic direction of Tobias Hug (Bass, The Swingles, 2001-2012) this brand new vocal festival brings us to the enchanted town of Kirchzarten in the Black Forest region of Germany.

With performances by more than a dozen groups, including The Swingles, Unduzo, Elephant Claps, and Anna-Maria Hefele, don’t miss out on this very special a cappella experience – no matter where you are!

Acaville will be sending you audio (free) and video (for members), starting on Thursday, June 27!

New Programming Schedule Starts July 1

Starting July 1st, we are rolling out a TON of new content on Acaville! With all of these exciting updates, we’ve decided to update our broadcast calendar as well.

Here’s what’s new:

Barbershop 7th Hour
Host: Jeremy K. Gover of the Barbershop Harmony Society
Thursdays at 5 PM Pacific, Sundays at 11 AM & 11 PM Pacific

Jeremy spends his days inside the walls of Harmony Halls and you can find him in “mission control” during BHS International. In this hour each week, he will bring you some of the best performances in barbershop, hidden gems, interviews, and all the barbershop information you want and need!

Counterpoint
Hosts: Deke Sharon and Rob Dietz
Mondays at 5 PM Pacific, Sundays at 7 AM & 7 PM Pacific

You know them, you love them and they love you, too! Why else would they bring you A-List guests, hot topics to ponder, and a lifetime of a cappella knowledge? Our broadcasts start on July 1 with Season 1!

The Pulse
Host: Rachael Schoenbaum
Tuesdays at 6 PM Pacific, Sundays at 10 AM & 10 PM Pacific\

Here at Acaville we do a LOT of traveling and we meet some incredible groups. Rachael sits down with high school, collegiate, adult, and pro groups – some of whom aren’t that well known – yet. Get to know your community-at-large and listen in to hear what groups just like you have to say!

Vocal HERspective
Hosts: Amanda Cornaglia and Rachael Shoenbaum
Tuesdays at 6:30 PM Pacific, Sundays at 10:30 AM & 10:30 PM Pacific

Let’s face it – women are doing amazing things everywhere – and everywhere includes a cappella. And yet, when push comes to shove, community members, news outlets, and media still often default to the male perspective for advice. Each week, Amanda and Rachael will introduce you to a woman or female-identifying member of the a cappella community that you should know more about – and they have plenty of great advice for all singers!

And we’ll still be airing all of your favorites – just a few will air at new times, including:

Competition Countdown
Host: Rachael Schoenbaum
Mondays at 5 PM Pacific, Sundays at 7 AM & 7 PM Pacific

Here at Acaville we love to catch up with all of the competitors – ICHSA, ICCA, and AcaOpen – anywhere there is a prize on the line. Dive deep with us in 30 minute interviews that include live singing! This show will return in the fall and winter once competition season kicks up again.

Rebroadcast Sundays
All Day Sundays

Yep, you read that right – our Rebroadcast Saturdays are moving to Sundays! Since we now have so many live streams on Friday and Saturday nights, we wanted to make sure you could catch the shows you missed during the week while still enjoying live music from around the globe. Check each show to see the rebroadcast time!

Requests and Dedications
Host: Aaron Director
Thursdays at 6 PM Pacific, Sundays at 2 AM & 2 PM Pacific

Is there a special song you want to hear? Maybe a special song you want to play for someone special? Founder of Acaville, Aaron Director, wants to make sure its heard. Submit your requests and dedications and hear them on air!

ShopTalk
Hosts: Mark Holdeman and Ed Howard
*NEW TIME* Wednesdays at 6 PM Pacific, Sundays at 12 AM & 12 PM Pacific

Need more barbershop in your life? How about two straight hours of it? Mark and Ed pull out of the goodies from our ever-expanding collection with barbershop from all generations.

The Spotlight
Hosts: Aaron Director and Rachael Schoenbaum
Wednesdays at 5 PM Pacific, Sundays at 3 AM & 3 PM Pacific

Each week, our hosts bring you two groups that we’ve met during our travels and the listeners get to hear extensive interviews and live singing. We’ve met with so many great groups, so don’t miss your chance to hear them and learn more about their journey.

Sunday Sunrise
Host: Amanda Cornaglia
Sundays at 6 AM & 6 PM Pacific

A Cappella is Italian for “in the style of the chapel” and has deep roots in religious music. On Sundays, we’re playing everything from early music, to traditional, to modern Christian music. Hear some great inspirational music from  Take 6, Chris Rupp, Acappella, Crossroads, Testimony, CHoosE, Vocal Spectrum, and more!

Talkappella
Hosts: John Lampus and Brian Alexander
Tuesdays at 5 PM Pacific, Sundays at 4 AM & 4 PM Pacific

Every a cappella nerd’s dream! John and Brian sit down with people from all corners of the a cappella world and talk nothing but a cappella for a whole hour. It’s informative, fun, and a not-to-missed show!

Theme Hour
Host: Amanda Cornaglia
*NEW TIME* Mondays at 6 PM Pacific, Sundays at 5 AM & 5 PM Pacific

Each week we choose a new theme, but here’s the catch: we don’t tell you what it is! Listen each week, figure out the theme, and send your guess to onair@acaville.org.

And we’ve also launched a Podcast Network so you can catch all of our shows on-demand. See all of the latest shows all in one place!

We’ve got a lot more big changes ahead – make sure you stay tuned to Acaville and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to keep up with all of the good news!