There’s a good reason for that frequently used term ‘allegedly.’ There was a good reason I used it more than once in a recent article about a dustup country artist Cody Wolfe had with radio station 107.3 (Cat Country/WPUR) in south New Jersey. There’s a flip side to the story after a phone conversation I had with program/music director Joe Kelly.
~~Update July 31, 2018: We will expand this story with new information, and the update will be published by Monday, August 6.~~ See the 8/6 update: Flip side to the dustup between Cody Wolfe and Cat Country A Tweet by rising country star Cody Wolfe revealed something many of us already knew. Gatekeepers at radio stations aren’t very interested in finding new talent. Wolfe published an account of remarks allegedly made by program/music director Joe Kelly with radio station WPUR 107.3 in Northfield, New Jersey. In those remarks, the director also allegedly dissed Luke Bryan. While the dustup is the
I learn new things about music every day, and I confess when it comes to power player gatekeepers, I have a lot to learn. I noticed a new follow on Twitter from Cody Wolfe, so I took a look at his music. For starters, he’s authentic when it comes to the roots thingie so many pop-style country artists lack. For another, I think he got a bad rap from a gatekeeper a few years ago when it came to the song “Them Boys.”