For over two years, I hosted a radio program on WPRK (91.5FM in Winter Park, FL) called Zero Crossings. (Wikipedia defines a zero crossing as “a point where the sign of a mathematical function changes (e.g. from positive to negative), represented by a intercept of the axis (zero value) in the graph of the function. It is a commonly used term in electronics, mathematics, acoustics, and image processing.” I tried to accomplish a few different things with the show. Its twin main goals were to feature the music of living composers, with a focus on local composers, and to promote and support local arts events (primarily with living composers, but also the Orlando Phil and other arts groups), through live interviews. When there wasn’t something to promote, I sometimes explored themes related to instrumentation, race, gender, location, Grammy or Pulitzer award winners, etc. The show was 2 hours long. Everything was live and unedited.
I have preserved many of the interviews or personally important shows here.
Additionally, a handful of interviews were condensed and published for my First Contact column for ArtBorne Magazine.