KEXP Documentaries
KEXP Documentaries

KEXP Documentaries

Research Internship (2010)

KEXP 90.3 FM in Seattle

During the first half of 2010, I had the fortunate opportunity to work with Michele Myers and Kevin Cole at KEXP 90.3 FM as a Seattle Partnership for American Popular Music research intern. During that time period, I conducted research and wrote sample material for KEXP Documentaries, including two ten-part series: “Civil Rights Songs” and “Blues for Hard Times.” I also occasionally wrote material for the KEXP blog.

What I Learned

Given that most of my dissertation research was about the history of magnetic recording and audio cultures, my time as a KEXP research intern was a tangible chance to translate my graduate work into public material for new audiences. It was also rewarding to hear my research mobilized for non-profit radio, especially for a station with a substantive number of highly invested listeners (in Seattle and elsewhere).

Prior to my work as a KEXP intern, Michele Myers interviewed me in 2009 for the KEXP documentary on Animal Collective. After the internship, she also interviewed me for the KEXP documentary on William S. Burroughs.

(The first image on the left is the logo for KEXP Documentaries. The second image is a screen shot of the website for the KEXP Documentary series, “Civil Rights Songs.”)