Thursday, September 25, 2008

Arcania International on WVTF -- Part 4 (tape delay)

Here's an excellent example of the value of a radio station's website.

As the distributor of Arcania International releases, I've been very interested in a series public radio station WVTF has been running. Reporter Connie Stevens has been profiling various artists featured in Arcania's "Ol' Virginia Soul" and "Aliens, Psychos and Wild Things" compilation CDs of Virginia soul groups and garage bands of the 1960's. These "Captive Audio" news segments have made for interesting listening -- even for those not interested in these musical genres.

I missed the broadcast of the latest installment -- it aired back in July. But because WVTF archives their news features, I could access it, listen to it -- and now share it with others by linking to it.

In that episode, Stevens tells the story of the Phantoms from Abingdon, Virginia (found on "Aliens, Psychos and Wild Things, Volume 2"). Brent Hosier of Arcania International and guitarist Herb Proffitt talk about the Phantom's only recording, and how it was saved by modern technology. But there's more to the story...

And thanks to WVTF's website, that story can be heard again and again.

- Ralph

Day 102 of the WJMA Web Watch.

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