Thursday, July 23, 2015

Betty Moon Sampson, bluegrass musician

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This program is a rebroadcast of Steve Grauberger interviewing Betty Moon Sampson, bluegrass musician and  Master Artist in the Arts Council's Folk Arts Apprentice Program. Betty tells stories about various aspects of her life growing up in Holly Pond, Alabama and learning to play and sing music with her father, banjo maker and musician Arlin Moon. She talks about her family band Dixie Bluegrass and shares examples of her music.

This special radio series will air every Tuesday at 9:00 to 9:30 P.M., on the Troy University Public Radio Network at:  
  • WTSU 89.9 (Montgomery and Troy)
  • WRWA 88.7 (Dothan)
  • WTJB 91.7 (Columbus and Phenix   City) 
This radio series may not be broadcast in your area, but it can be accessed via the Internet at: http://www.arts.alabama.gov/actc/radioserieslist.aspx

If you have been listening to, and enjoying this radio series, please send your comments to: barbara.reed@arts.alabama.gov

Listen first hand using the link below.

Joe Watts and Colette Boehm


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This program is a rebroadcast of Joey Brackner interviewing Joe Watts of the Alabama Scenic Byways Program and Colette Boehm of Alabama's Coastal Connection.  Alabama's Coastal Connection has been named a national byway by the National Scenic Byways Program.

Joe Watts




This special radio series will air every Tuesday at 9:00 to 9:30 P.M., on the Troy University Public Radio Network at:  
  • WTSU 89.9 (Montgomery and Troy)
  • WRWA 88.7 (Dothan)
  • WTJB 91.7 (Columbus and Phenix   City) 





This radio series may not be broadcast in your area, but it can be accessed via the Internet at: http://www.arts.alabama.gov/actc/radioserieslist.aspx

If you have been listening to, and enjoying this radio series, please send your comments to: barbara.reed@arts.alabama.gov

Listen first hand using the link below.

"Gandy Dance Caller" John Henry Mealing

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This program is a rebroadcast of folklore researcher and history professor Jim Brown of Samford University narrating an interview with "Gandy Dance Caller" John Henry Mealing (1908-2007), a 1996 National Heritage Fellowship Recipient. 

The ASCA show is edited from the original Samford University WVSU Radio Production done the 1980s.


This special radio series will air every Tuesday at 9:00 to 9:30 P.M., on the Troy University Public Radio Network at:  
  • WTSU 89.9 (Montgomery and Troy)
  • WRWA 88.7 (Dothan)
  • WTJB 91.7 (Columbus and Phenix   City) 
This radio series may not be broadcast in your area, but it can be accessed via the Internet at: http://www.arts.alabama.gov/actc/radioserieslist.aspx

If you have been listening to, and enjoying this radio series, please send your comments to: barbara.reed@arts.alabama.gov

Listen first hand using the link below.

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Master Quilter Lucy Mingo

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Lucy Mingo Gees Bend Quilter

In this program, Master Quilter Lucy Mingo and her daughter Polly talk to Program Manager Anne Kimzey. This is a rebroadcast of a 2006 interview now relevant because Lucy Mingo with two other Gee's Bend master quilters, Mary Lee Bendolph and Loretta Pettway will be awarded a National Heritage Fellowship this October in Washington DC. The Arts Council is happy to include these wonderful artists in our roster of past Heritage recipients from Alabama.

This special radio series will air every Tuesday at 9:00 to 9:30 P.M., on the Troy University Public Radio Network at:  
  • WTSU 89.9 (Montgomery and Troy)
  • WRWA 88.7 (Dothan)
  • WTJB 91.7 (Columbus and Phenix   City) 
This radio series may not be broadcast in your area, but it can be accessed via the Internet at: http://www.arts.alabama.gov/actc/radioserieslist.aspx

If you have been listening to, and enjoying this radio series, please send your comments to: barbara.reed@arts.alabama.gov

Listen first hand using the link below.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Alabama Governor's Arts Award recipient Rick Hall, of Fame Records

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Rick Hall

In this program Community Arts Program Manager Deb Boykin interviews 2015 Alabama Governor's Arts Award recipient Rick Hall about his new book The Man from Muscle Shoals: My Journey from Shame to Fame and about various aspects of Hall's career as a record producer.

This special radio series will air every Tuesday at 9:00 to 9:30 P.M. central, on the Troy University Public Radio Network at:  
  • WTSU 89.9 (Montgomery and Troy)
  • WRWA 88.7 (Dothan)
  • WTJB 91.7 (Columbus and Phenix   City) 

This radio series may not be broadcast in your area, but it can be accessed via the Internet at: http://www.arts.alabama.gov/actc/radioserieslist.aspx

If you have been listening to, and enjoying this radio series, please send your comments to: barbara.reed@arts.alabama.gov

Listen first hand using the link below.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Joey Brackner interviews renowned folklorist Henry Glassie

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Henry Glassie

This program is a rebroadcast of Joey Brackner interviewing renowned folklorist Henry Glassie. In this program Glassie discusses his life and research of vernacular architecture in the Southern United States, and particularly in Alabama.

This special radio series will air every Tuesday at 9:00 to 9:30 P.M., on the Troy University Public Radio Network at:  
  • WTSU 89.9 (Montgomery and Troy)
  • WRWA 88.7 (Dothan)
  • WTJB 91.7 (Columbus and Phenix   City) 
This radio series may not be broadcast in your area, but it can be accessed via the Internet at: http://www.arts.alabama.gov/actc/radioserieslist.aspx

If you have been listening to, and enjoying this radio series, please send your comments to: barbara.reed@arts.alabama.gov

Listen first hand using the link below.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Danny Davis, luthier and proprietor of Tangled String Studios

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Danny Davis of Tangled Strings Studio

This week, Deborah Boykin, Community Arts Program manager, interviews Danny Davis, luthier and proprietor of Tangled String Studios at Lowe Mill in Huntsville. He describes the process of instrument making and working with customers to insure that their instruments meet their specific needs. He also talks about how the studio grew to include performance and recording spaces.

This special radio series will air every Tuesday at 9:00 to 9:30 P.M., on the Troy University Public Radio Network at:  
  • WTSU 89.9 (Montgomery and Troy)
  • WRWA 88.7 (Dothan)
  • WTJB 91.7 (Columbus and Phenix   City) 
This radio series may not be broadcast in your area, but it can be accessed via the Internet at: http://www.arts.alabama.gov/actc/radioserieslist.aspx

If you have been listening to, and enjoying this radio series, please send your comments to: barbara.reed@arts.alabama.gov

Listen first hand using the link below.

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Anne Kimzey interviews author Bryn Chancellor

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photo by Christy Whitney

This week Anne Kimzey interviews author Bryn Chancellor, a professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Montevallo and a recipient of a 2015 Literary Arts Fellowship from the Alabama State Council on the Arts. 

Chancellor reads from her new award-winning, short-fiction collection When Are You Coming Home? and discusses her writing and how receiving the ASCA Fellowship and the 2014 Poets & Writers Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award has affected her career.

This special radio series will air every Tuesday at 9:00 to 9:30 P.M., on the Troy University Public Radio Network at:  
  • WTSU 89.9 (Montgomery and Troy)
  • WRWA 88.7 (Dothan)
  • WTJB 91.7 (Columbus and Phenix   City) 
This radio series may not be broadcast in your area, but it can be accessed via the Internet at: http://www.arts.alabama.gov/actc/radioserieslist.aspx

If you have been listening to, and enjoying this radio series, please send your comments to: barbara.reed@arts.alabama.gov

Listen first hand using the link below.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Elliot Knight talks with Birmingham-based artist Don Stewart about his ballpoint pen drawings.

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Visual Artist Don Stewart
This week on Alabama Arts Radio, Visual Art Program Manager Elliot Knight talks with Birmingham-based artist Don Stewart about his ballpoint pen drawings. 

We will discuss how Stewart makes one large drawing out of many smaller drawings, his artistic process and how he is able to give back to his community through his artwork.

This special radio series will air every Tuesday at 9:00 to 9:30 P.M., on the Troy University Public Radio Network at:  
  • WTSU 89.9 (Montgomery and Troy)
  • WRWA 88.7 (Dothan)
  • WTJB 91.7 (Columbus and Phenix   City) 
This radio series may not be broadcast in your area, but it can be accessed via the Internet at: http://www.arts.alabama.gov/actc/radioserieslist.aspx

If you have been listening to, and enjoying this radio series, please send your comments to: barbara.reed@arts.alabama.gov

Listen first hand using the link below.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Dan Sheehy, Director and Curator of Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

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Dan Sheehy Folkways Director

Dan Sheehy, Director and Curator of Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, talks with Deb Boykin about the label’s vast catalog of traditional music from around the world and its “commitment to cultural diversity, education, increased understanding, and lively engagement with the world of sound. He highlights the Alabama recordings in the collection and explains how an innovative print-by-order process makes songs from the catalog highly accessible.

This special radio series will air every Sunday at 2:00 P.M., on the Troy University Public Radio Network at:  
  • WTSU 89.9 (Montgomery and Troy)
  • WRWA 88.7 (Dothan)
  • WTJB 91.7 (Columbus and Phenix   City) 
 This radio series may not be broadcast in your area, but it can be accessed via the Internet at: http://www.arts.alabama.gov/actc/radioserieslist.aspx

If you have been listening to, and enjoying this radio series, please send your comments to: barbara.reed@arts.alabama.gov

Listen first hand using the link below.