Listening to the blues from KMFA’s Studio 2000
~posted by Jeffrey Blair, KMFA’s Production Manager, Morning Announcer, Producer/Host of Choral Classics
Occasionally, KMFA’s recording studio (called Studio 2000) hosts visitors from other radio stations who record live performances while they’re in the Live Music Capital of the World, Austin, Texas.
On Wednesday we were honored to host John Fullbright and friends in Studio 2000 for a live broadcast on Folk Alley. Folk Alley is a listener-supported, 24/7, online music service featuring folk, traditional, Americana, Celtic, singer/songwriter, world, and acoustic music. It was launched in September 2003, and is produced by WKSU-FM in Kent, Ohio.
We connect to WKSU over the internet using the ISDN as a backup, and thus we’re able to facilitate realtime connections to anywhere in the world. We first tried this technology with our recent live simulcasts of the Austin Lyric Opera, and are now using it to make our studio available to anyone/anywhere. I’m excited about the possibilities and collaborations that are available to us as a result of this technology!
Here’s the WKSU video of the Folk Alley interview with John Fullbright, conducted in Studio 2000 at KMFA. (I particularly enjoyed his last song in the video, beginning at 19:27, but they were all good!)
[Music at: 4:10, 7:51, 11:40, 19:27]
We hope to visit with more of our radio and music partners in the upcoming months!
~ posted by Jeffrey Blair, KMFA’s Production Manager, Morning Announcer, Producer/Host of Choral Classics