Best Of 2020

Best Pandemic-Induced Exit-Entrance: Grand National Championships

Grand National Championships

For a decade-and-a-half, Grand National Championships was WMNF’s definitive nighttime one-stop-shop for new-to-you-music and unrivaled wit from the voices running the show, but complications surrounding pre-recorded segments in the age of coronavirus led to host Alastair St. Hill—a longtime champion of local acts who shone light on the best of ‘em with the show’s “GNC Sessions”—to take the show off-air and into the podcast world where it’s flourished. WMNF’s loss is everyone else’s gain, and that’s OK. grandnationalchampionships.com —Ray Roa

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