Morning Mix celebrates 100th broadcast
For the past 99 Fridays the Morning Mix, a public affairs program that appears on Park City’s NPR affiliate KPCW, has featured live local music every show.
On Friday Aug. 19, hosts Christy Dilloway, Jude Robinson and John (JW) Wells will produce a special 100th Anniversary show featuring the live music of Joel Pack, Grapegrass, Robert Bartko, Robyn Cage and Mister Sister.
This show will be a first for KPCW, as it will broadcast from both the fishbowl glass studio and the production studio. As one band or artist is playing in the fishbowl [sutdio] the on-deck artist will be setting up to play in the production studio to minimize transition times.
JW will run the board from the fishbowl, while Jude and Christie will be hosting from both studios and coordinating musicians.
“When John Wells and original host Peggy Ijams conceived the show, local music was always at the heart of it,” said Larry Warren, KPCW president and general manager. “And now on the 100th show with John, Christie and Jude, the Morning Mix has proven to be the best showcase of local talent on Utah radio.”
Every week one or two local musicians are showcased—often for the first time on radio—and national touring acts come in to talk about their musical careers and sometimes play a song live, according to Warren.
“The amount of talent passing through the KPCW corner studio is simply amazing…from Chubby Checker to a teenager performing an original song for the first time, KPCW has established itself as a must-stop on the local music scene along the Wasatch Back,” he said.
Local musician Elizabeth Hareza is grateful for the Morning Mix.
“Whether it be hosting remote broadcasts from local music festivals, having local talent return for follow-up appearances or invitations to perform at KPCW events, the Morning Mix has always committed to backing our local music community,” she said. “We are so lucky to have such a tight-knit, supportive community of artists and we are strengthened, every day, by our local media outlets like KPCW, The Park Record and Park City TV. Words cannot express my thanks for John, Jude, Christie, the KPCW team and all that they have done for me and my music career. Congratulations on 100 shows.”
For more information, visit http://www.kpcw.org.
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