Music Librarian Drew Gatto is the host of a new radio program, Audio Culture: A Sonic Travelogue, set to debut on Thursday, January 18th from 9:00 until 10:00 pm on WPEA, 90.5 FM, the campus radio station. The program will be broadcast in the same time slot each Thursday for the duration of the winter and spring terms.
Each week Audio Culture will feature music from a specific country or region of the world. The show will be organized around the theme of “cultural connections,” wherein all of the tracks played will reflect the relationship between a locale’s music and one or more significant aspects of its cultural life. Mr. Gatto will provide brief explanations of these connections between tracks, and playlists (including links to sound files with descriptive text) will be available on the program’s blog for those who are interested in further exploring the music featured on a particular show. The first program will feature a tribute to the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. as a supplement to the Academy-wide celebration of his birthday held on Friday, January 12th.
Mr. Gatto welcomes suggestions for future programs and hopes that you’ll join him “on the air” on Thursday nights!