Double J hostess Emma Swift will be departing the ABC radio station to embark upon a musical journey of her own. Swift will venture to Nashville to tour and pursue musical endeavours. Meanwhile, Henry Wagons will step in with a new show, ‘Tower of Song’.

Swift made the announcement that she was leaving on air last night. It was a bittersweet moment for Swift having very much enjoyed her time, broadcasting the weekly program ‘Revelator’.

“It’s with heavy heart that I bid farewell to Double J and my show Revelator. Working at the station fulfilled a lifelong dream to make music radio at the ABC and I can’t thank the Double J team enough for the opportunity. It’s been a brilliant year and my love for sharing the music I’m so passionate about to enthusiastic listeners across Australia and around the world has never faltered. However, as a musician myself, the road beckons and I am now leaving Australia indefinitely – to tour internationally, make my next record, get back to my adopted neighbourhood in East Nashville and continue my pursuit of all things twangy,” Swift Said.

Henry Wagons new program will trace the finery of songwriting, delving into the narratives and ideas within lyrical content, and beyond into the beautiful mixture of words and music.

This month Double J will launch a new video series called ‘Musical Chairs’, where a collection of artists will be invited to perform an original song, in a unique location. The series has already begun, and it got off to a tremendous start, featuring Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, filmed at Sydney’s Town Hall.

This March the J Files are examining some major bands, including The Prodigy, The Go-Betweens, The Avalanches and The Black Keys.

8pm Thursday 12 March: The Go-Betweens
8pm Thursday 19 March: The Avalanches
8pm Thursday 26 March:
The Black Keys

Plus, Caitlin Park will be Double J’s March Artist in Residence, introducing listeners to a range of her favourite music makers right now. 

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