Episode 03212020: Wes’s Musical Meltdown; Filling In For House Calls on Magic 109

This week, we brought you The Meltdown on a different night. As I’d taken this past Tuesday off, and had dealt with seizures that caused me to end the show less than halfway through on March 10, I decided it might be fun to fill in for House Calls on a Saturday night. Thanks to […]


Episode 09102019: Wes’s Musical Meltdown from XTFM; Music, Football Picks, And Tackling A Controversial Issue!

This week’s show had a bit of everything. New and classic rock and country, a pretty fun Christian set to kick it off, and of course the Cover Comparison. No requests came in this week, but we did have some new listeners. Of course, if you have comments on the show, feel free to reach […]


Wes’s Musical Meltdown for 08/06/2019: New Time, New and Old Tunes, And Talk about Recent Events

This week on The Meltdown, I tried a new timeslot. I’ve moved from evenings to middays, at least for the next couple weeks. Depending on how it goes, this may become permanent. So next week, join me Tuesday at 11:00 AM East on XTFM! On this week’s show, we had the usual mix of great […]


Wes’s Musical Meltdown for 11/06/2018: Election Night, ACBOH/IN Wrap-Up, and First Christmas Tunes of the Season

It’s Election Night on the Meltdown. I’d just returned from voting prior to the show. I also recap a bit of the ACB of Ohio/Indiana convention the family and I attended, and share some good tunes with you. Yes, we even through in a couple Christmas songs. I figure since XM and traditional radio started […]


Wes’s Musical Meltdown for 06/05/2018: Interview with Will Thomas Reed, New Music, Twisted Obituary, and More!

This week on The Meltdown was a lot of fun. We started off with some new rock from Halestorm and Guns ‘N’ Roses, and Black Coffee. We had an interview and played music from awesome new country artist Will Thomas Reed. We even got topical and discussed this crazy obituary. Catch the Meltdown every Tuesday […]


Wes’s Musical Meltdown for 07/30/2017: Music, Conversation, and Good Times

This week on the Meltdown, we brought you new music from Parmalee, Byzantine, Last Bullet, and much more. Cover Comparison pitted Willie Nelson up against Chris Stapleton, and the results were a little surprising. We also paid musical tribute to the late Chester Bennington of Linkin Park and singer/songwriter Michael Johnson. We had a great […]


US election 2016: my voting experience with the accessible terminal

Today, along with many of my fellow Americans, I went to my local precinct to cast my ballot for president, Senate, House races, and several other positions and bond issues. Don’t worry… This post isn’t going to be about who to vote for or who to not vote for… You will see enough of that […]

Wes’s Musical Meltdown Presents A Request-A-Thon For Shelly’s Vision: Give, Request, and Listen

Wes’s Musical Meltdown and the rest of the XTFM staff are proud to host and present The Request-A-Thon For Shelly Gage. Join us for the live broadcast on Saturday, December 12, starting at 12:00 PM Eastern, and running for as long as the requests take to play through. Read on to find out how this […]

Wes’s Musical Meltdown For 10/06/2015: Show Recap, Playlist and Download Links

The first Musical Meltdown of October was a fun and interesting one. I gave Megan the night off, and we had David Dunphy, who is well-known throughout the internet radio community, as our co-host. David brought his wit, humor, and insights to the program and helped us have lively discussions on sports, Draft Kings-style 1-day […]


High School Student Punished For Helping Someone Out: Anyone Else See Something Wrong Here?

Tonight, while surfing Twitter, I came across this story, and have to say I was angry after reading it. Go ahead and read the story, then come back to this window. So, while we all know we’re not supposed to fight, and not supposed to throw punches at school, this student was suspended for simply […]