vice president – Colin Marshall Radio http://colinmarshallradio.com/ Thu, 17 Mar 2022 14:33:57 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://colinmarshallradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-1-1-120x120.png vice president – Colin Marshall Radio http://colinmarshallradio.com/ 32 32 Daniel Hope: Tiny Desk Concert (home) https://colinmarshallradio.com/daniel-hope-tiny-desk-concert-home/ Thu, 17 Mar 2022 10:08:51 +0000 https://colinmarshallradio.com/daniel-hope-tiny-desk-concert-home/ The Tiny Desk is working from home for the foreseeable future. Introducing NPR Music’s Tiny Desk (Home) Concerts, bringing you performances from across the country and around the world. It’s the same spirit — stripped down decor, an intimate setting — just a different space. Our Tiny Desk (home) concert series has taken us to […]]]>

The Tiny Desk is working from home for the foreseeable future. Introducing NPR Music’s Tiny Desk (Home) Concerts, bringing you performances from across the country and around the world. It’s the same spirit — stripped down decor, an intimate setting — just a different space.


Our Tiny Desk (home) concert series has taken us to some very special places, but few can match the distinction of being inside Ludwig Van Beethoven’s home.

Violinist Daniel Hope is the current president of Beethoven Haus, where the great composer was born in 1770 in Bonn, Germany. Much more than a cultural curiosity, the house is, as Hope calls it, “the nerve center” for dozens of Beethoven scholars. It is also a museum, a library, a publishing house and a performance space.

We often ask artists to perform in their own “little office”. But the desk at this concert cannot be matched. In front of Hope and pianist Sylvia Thereza is displayed Beethoven’s own travel desk, a compact model he used to write letters and possibly compose music.

The music Hope has chosen for this special performance establishes a most unexpected connection between Beethoven and St. Patrick’s Day. From around 1810, Beethoven was commissioned to arrange his own versions of folk tunes from the British Isles. These were intended for amateurs to play at home, but with Beethoven nothing was ever easy. One of these tunes, a theme with variations, is called “St. Patrick’s Day”, which matches Hope’s Irish heritage. The violinist begins with a bittersweet arrangement of the Londonderry Air, better known as “Danny Boy” when sung. But the soul of this concert is surely the slow movement of Beethoven’s Sixth Violin Sonata, with its mournful melody that unfolds like a song of prayer, floating through the halls where the composer once walked.

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LIST OF SETTINGS

  • Traditional: “Londonderry Air (Danny Boy)”
  • Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 6 in A: II. Adagio
  • Beethoven: St. Patrick’s Day Variations, Op. 107, No. 4

THE MUSICIANS

  • Daniel Hope: violin
  • Sylvia Therese: piano

CREDITS

  • Video: Daniel Waldhecker and Florian Henke, Kobalt Productions
  • Audio: René Möller and Anton Langer, Teldex Studio Berlin
  • Direction: Christina Khosrowi
  • Beethoven-Haus Bonn: Malte Boecker
  • Financial support: Deutsche Post, Pedro Munoz
  • Piano: C. Bechstein Pianoforte Germany, Gregor Willmes & Burkhard Loock

SMALL OFFICE TEAM

  • Producer: Tom Huizenga
  • Video producer: Kara Frame
  • Audio mastering: Josh Rogosin
  • Small production team: Bob Boilen, Bobby Carter, Joshua Bryant, Maia Stern, Ashley Pointer
  • Executive Producer: Keith Jenkins
  • Senior Vice President, Programming: Anya Grundmann
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Amazon launches Amp; Create your own beta radio show platform https://colinmarshallradio.com/amazon-launches-amp-create-your-own-beta-radio-show-platform/ Tue, 08 Mar 2022 14:50:14 +0000 https://colinmarshallradio.com/amazon-launches-amp-create-your-own-beta-radio-show-platform/ Amazon has opened the beta program for its new “create your own radio show” service called amp. Best described as if social audio platforms like Clubhouse, Spotfiy Greenroom, or Twitter Spaces let you play music, Amp is currently only available on iOS devices. In one blog post presenting the platform, Amp Vice President John Ciancutti […]]]>

Amazon has opened the beta program for its new “create your own radio show” service called amp.

Best described as if social audio platforms like Clubhouse, Spotfiy Greenroom, or Twitter Spaces let you play music, Amp is currently only available on iOS devices. In one blog post presenting the platform, Amp Vice President John Ciancutti describes it as follows: “Radio has always been about music and culture. But imagine if you invented the medium for the first time today. You would combine what people love about radio (spontaneous talking, discovering new music, diverse personalities and extensive programming) with all that is made possible by today’s technology. You’d make anyone with a phone, a voice, and a love for music do their own show. And that’s exactly what we do. Amp lets you grab the mic and stream the waves. We are creating a new version of the radio that will have an infinite number of shows.

The free app lets creators create and schedule shows that include streaming licensed music at no cost, picking up callers, and in-app discovery and notifications. Future additions include Alexa integrations, social sharing, and “innovative new search and discovery features that will connect listeners with creators delivering the content they’re looking for on the dial.”

Amp will also feature celebrity shows such as Nicki Minaj, Pusha T, Tinashe, Lindsey Stirling, Travis Barker, Lil Yachty and Big Boi as well as radio personalities such as former Westwood One host Zach Sang, former KROQ midday host Kat Corbett, audience radio host Guy Raz and Christian James Hand.

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Radio Station WHMI 93.5 FM – News, Weather, Traffic, Sports, School Updates and the Best Classic Hits from Livingston County Michigan https://colinmarshallradio.com/radio-station-whmi-93-5-fm-news-weather-traffic-sports-school-updates-and-the-best-classic-hits-from-livingston-county-michigan-5/ Tue, 15 Feb 2022 12:18:11 +0000 https://colinmarshallradio.com/radio-station-whmi-93-5-fm-news-weather-traffic-sports-school-updates-and-the-best-classic-hits-from-livingston-county-michigan-5/ Stella/Getty Images (SAN FRANCISCO) — As school board meetings across the country grow increasingly contentious, parents’ pushback over COVID-19 regulations and virtual learning has brought matters to a head in San Francis. There, voters head to the polls on Tuesday to decide the fate of three school board members in an unprecedented recall election. San […]]]>
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(SAN FRANCISCO) — As school board meetings across the country grow increasingly contentious, parents’ pushback over COVID-19 regulations and virtual learning has brought matters to a head in San Francis. There, voters head to the polls on Tuesday to decide the fate of three school board members in an unprecedented recall election.

San Francisco School Board President Gabriela López and board members Faauuga Moliga and Alison Collins could all be recalled on Tuesday.

The recall effort began in January last year as tensions rose during the pandemic, with parents saying council members misplaced their priorities, focusing their attention on social issues rather than coping strategies. pandemic reopening at a time when many other school districts were open.

In April, council members scrapped plans to rename a third of the city’s public schools after historical figures linked to injustice following backlash from parents. The board said it would review the plan after students return to in-person learning.

“They would spend the first seven hours talking about renaming the schools or they would spend the first seminar wondering if a gay dad was diverse enough to be on the parent advisory council,” Autumn Looijen, co-campaign manager at Recall the SF School Board, told ABC News. “These things are important. But when you’re dealing with this urgent crisis, they’re not what you should be focusing on.”

Each member will be elected individually and a simple majority is sufficient for the recall to succeed. If the recall is accepted, San Francisco Mayor London Breed, who supports the recall, will be responsible for appointing replacements to fill their remaining terms until an election is held for the three positions in November.

The recall energizes an influx of voters. As of Monday, more than 500,000 mail-in ballots were issued and more than 115,100 ballots were returned, according to the San Francisco Board of Elections.

Among those who vote are non-citizens, who are eligible to vote in local school board elections in San Francisco.

In this election, non-citizens of San Francisco enjoy that right more than ever. At least 258 non-citizens are eligible to vote and more than 120 have already voted in this historic election. That’s a significant increase from the previous school board election in 2020, when just 31 noncitizens cast ballots.

However, it’s not just those who live, work and have children in San Francisco who are stepping up to support the recall. Financial records show the election was largely funded by donations from major donors who do not have children in the public school district.

Campaign finance records show some of the biggest financial contributors are 95-year-old billionaire Arthur Rock and PayPal COO David Sacks, who contributed nearly $400,000 and more than $74,000, respectively. .

The large contributions of the super-rich are a sticking point for many against the recall.

“Anyone who follows this campaign knows that billionaires are trying to buy out public education,” Frank Lara, executive vice president of United Educators of San Francisco, said in an ad encouraging people to vote “No” in the San Francisco elections. Tuesday.

Reminder efforts continue to thrust the subject of education into the spotlight as it becomes more entrenched in policy textbooks. Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin seized on the issue during his successful run for governor following comments by Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe that parents shouldn’t tell schools what to teach in a debate.

It’s a trend that doesn’t escape Collins as she reflects on how she came to fight for her job.

“Honestly, I think it’s part of a national trend that we’re seeing. There’s an unprecedented number of recalls and also outrage campaigns happening around school boards,” Collins told ABC News.

In 2022, 25 school board recall efforts are launched against 66 officials nationwide, according to data tracked by Ballotpedia. There are six in California alone. It follows a year in which more than double the average recalls were issued at 92, according to Ballotpedia.

Now, López, Moliga and Collins are awaiting polls to close and votes to be tallied in an election seen as another referendum on tough COVID policies as the midterms approach.

Tuesday’s election is the first time since 1983 that voters in San Francisco have considered removing an elected official from office, when then-mayor Dianne Feinstein survived a recall vote.

Looijen and fellow parent Siva Raj’s efforts, which began around a kitchen table last year, showcase the new avenues parents are taking when it comes to their children’s educational futures after some say virtual learning has disrupted student success.

“I think there’s a common thread that public education is a vital government service. It’s one of the essential public services that we expect in any of these situations. And when you take that away , you’ll have angry and frustrated parents. Guaranteed,” Raj said.

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Ngāpuhi fund aims for gold https://colinmarshallradio.com/ngapuhi-fund-aims-for-gold/ Mon, 14 Feb 2022 01:11:51 +0000 https://colinmarshallradio.com/ngapuhi-fund-aims-for-gold/ Photo: Pixabay. Adam Gifford Ripeka Evans: Ngāpuhi fund aims for gold A crown corporation set up to invest in the assets of a future Ngāpuhi settlement purchased kiwifruit orchards in Kerikeri and Maungatāpere and a commercial building in Kerikeri. Tupu Tonu Vice President Ripeka Evans said that in its first year the fund committed 10% […]]]>

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Adam Gifford

Ripeka Evans: Ngāpuhi fund aims for gold

A crown corporation set up to invest in the assets of a future Ngāpuhi settlement purchased kiwifruit orchards in Kerikeri and Maungatāpere and a commercial building in Kerikeri.

Tupu Tonu Vice President Ripeka Evans said that in its first year the fund committed 10% of its $150 million in pūtea.

She specifies that the primary sector and real estate are priorities for the fund, in accordance with the letter of expectation from the shareholder ministers.

” There is no secret. We will publish our annual report very soon which will give the public and the Ngāpuhi more comfort and assurance that we are on the right track to continue investing. In particular, investing for the long term through the rohe for the long term,” she says.

When a settlement with ngā hapū o Ngāpuhi is finally reached, the assets of Tupu Tonu may be handed over, any increase in capital value over $150 million will not be considered in the settlement amount.


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Purdue reaches agreement to transfer radio station https://colinmarshallradio.com/purdue-reaches-agreement-to-transfer-radio-station/ Wed, 09 Feb 2022 21:22:00 +0000 https://colinmarshallradio.com/purdue-reaches-agreement-to-transfer-radio-station/ (WBAA Photo/Emilie Syberg) Purdue University said it signed an agreement to transfer control of a nearly century-old radio station to Metropolitan Indianapolis Public Media. After approval by the Federal Communications Commission, the transfer of licenses for WBAA AM and FM is expected to take place in late spring. MIPM operates public broadcasting WFYI in Indianapolis. […]]]>
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Purdue University said it signed an agreement to transfer control of a nearly century-old radio station to Metropolitan Indianapolis Public Media. After approval by the Federal Communications Commission, the transfer of licenses for WBAA AM and FM is expected to take place in late spring.

MIPM operates public broadcasting WFYI in Indianapolis. The university first announced its intention to transfer control of the radio station last July.

As part of the agreement, WBAA will maintain its call letters and physical presence in the Greater Lafayette area. Purdue says local news and features, NPR and global news, and classical music will continue to air on AM and FM frequencies.

“We are thrilled to have reached this milestone as we strive to ensure a bright future for WBAA radio, its listeners and our students,” said Ethan Braden, senior vice president of marketing and communications at Purdue, in a press release. “A big thank you to everyone who has worked on important details over the past few months. We are excited about the preservation of Purdue Public Radio and the improvements that will come from this partnership with MIPM and WFYI.

Additionally, the agreement provides that Purdue will provide $250,000 per year for the first two years of the agreement to offset certain initial operating costs. MIPM will provide Purdue with a $700,000 underwriting credit for ads on WFYI’s station network over 10 years.

MIPM will also provide at least $300,000 in paid student internships at the combined stations, which will include expanded learning and development opportunities in broadcasting, digital media, sales and marketing, among others. posts.

Purdue adds that four WBAA employees will transition to full-time jobs with WFYI/MIPM.

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An exhibit showcases the history of radio station WGY https://colinmarshallradio.com/an-exhibit-showcases-the-history-of-radio-station-wgy/ Thu, 03 Feb 2022 17:49:00 +0000 https://colinmarshallradio.com/an-exhibit-showcases-the-history-of-radio-station-wgy/ The town of Schenectady, headquarters of General Electric, was once a broadcasting hotbed. One of the first commercial radio stations in the country began broadcasting 100 years ago. A new exhibit at the Museum of Innovation and Science celebrates WGY’s history. WGY was established by GE in 1922 and still operates today under various owners […]]]>

The town of Schenectady, headquarters of General Electric, was once a broadcasting hotbed. One of the first commercial radio stations in the country began broadcasting 100 years ago. A new exhibit at the Museum of Innovation and Science celebrates WGY’s history.

WGY was established by GE in 1922 and still operates today under various owners as a news/talk station. The station’s history is currently on display at miSci in a photo exhibit titled WGY: Radio’s Laboratory Celebrates Its Centennial.

Chris Hunter, the museum’s vice president of collections and exhibitions, showed me around the exhibit located in a new gallery inside the museum.

“So it was about 10and licensed commercial station in 1922. And because it was formed by GE’s advertising department, and not so much the engineers who formed many other early radio stations, they really put a lot of emphasis on entertainment and, in a way, to the development of broadcasting. ”

The exhibit contains 50 photos, from the station’s early days through 1980. There are photos of staff performing radio dramas, celebrities like Amelia Earhart and Harry Houdini, and New York Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt.

“So this is one of Roosevelt’s first fireside chats. They became really famous once he became president and he gave these personal talks every weekend, kind of comforting the people during the Great Depression and WWII, but he kind of perfected the format while he was Governor of New York State here on WGY.

WGY was NBC’s first affiliate and during World War II provided news to the nation.

The exhibit includes archival broadcasts. This clip is from a 1952 anniversary event, featuring the voice of another presidential candidate.

[Archive sound of Calvin Coolidge]

“Oh yeah, the punchline behind Coolidge’s recording is that his voice was very nasal and he heard it the first time and was like, ‘I don’t talk like that, I sound horrible. And his wife was told, ‘No, that’s exactly how you talk,'” Hunter said.

The radio dial wasn’t as cluttered in the early days of WGY as it is today. Hunter explains that WGY’s signal could be heard across New York and neighboring states.

“Because it became a centerpiece for GE to show off its new transmission gear, it gained outsized influence.”

Hunter said GE’s experimentation with a 100,000 and 200,000 watt transmitter in the 1930s brought WGY to San Francisco.

Hunter says that in the early years, commercial radio stations served a similar purpose to today’s public-access television. WGY was a community station.

“Each station has done pretty much everything. WGY would have a classical music program, they would have swing music, they would have country music, they would have a women’s program, they would have religious programs. And everything was grouped in one station.

This is archival audio from a basketball game in 1929…

(Archive sound of a basketball game)

The WGY: Radio’s Laboratory Celebrates Its Centennial exhibit is on view at miSci in Schenectady through May 8and.

Note: Archival photos and sound provided to WAMC by miSci

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