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WNYC’s Community Advisory Board: Music Forum @ BAM

April 1, 2009 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

I’ll be appearing on a public panel organized by WNYC’s Community Advisory Board at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, 30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217.

The event is their annual Music Forum. I’m told the conversation will unfold as follows:

    The discussion will be entitled “Radio 2.0: WNYC’s place in the evolving music landscape.” We aim both to asses WNYC’s music programming, particularly in relation to the local music scene, and determine strategies for public radio to retain relevance in the decentralized, internet age. Questions will include:

    – What’s your first go-to source for finding new music? (“New” being not necessarily contemporary, just music that you’ve never heard before)
    – What’s your most recent musical find, and how did you find it?
    – Do you listen to WNYC at all? Do you listen for talk, for music, or for both?
    – When you turn on public radio, do you expect to hear music more or less obscure than the music that you regularly listen to on your own?
    – Is the idea of a live broadcast more appealing to you than the playing of recordings?
    – Are you attracted to certain “driving personalities” (e.g. John Schaefer) on the radio?

    The audience will also be able to submit written questions for the panel, and the Board will also have a dedicated period to ask the panel questions.

    Panelists will include:
    – Joe Ahearn (
    – Anat Cohen (
    – Lisa Karrer ( and
    – Dave Mandl (
    – Limor Tomer, WNYC Executive Director of Music Programming (and former Adjunct Curator of Performing Arts at the Whitney)

    The discussion will start at 7 PM and will be held at BAM in the Natman room (on the main level; enter the lobby and the Natman room is on the right).

Come by if you’re in the ‘hood.

Posted by Alec Hanley Bemis

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