My career as a public radio and audio producer includes:

  • creating and producing the award-winning “Musicians in their own words” series (NPR, PRI, APM), twice awarded national CPB grants
  • winner of the Best Documentary: Silver Award from the Third Coast International Audio Festival
  • two years as senior producer of the BBC’s Americana program, heard weekly on Radio 4 and World Service
  • commissioned by PRX in both 2013 and 2014 to produce ambitious science-related stories as part of the PRX/STEM project
  • Features aired nationally on programs including Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Weekend Edition, Day to Day, Weekend America, The Story, and Latino USA
  • start-up consulting work on programs including “The Story” with Dick Gordon (APM), “The WUNC Pop-Up Music Club,” and “The State of Things” (North Carolina Public Radio)
  • teaching workshops on “Working with Music in Audio Storytelling” through the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University
  • Other major projects clients include The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and the WFMT Radio Network
  • PRX Zeifunk award for 2014: producer most licensed by PRX Remix. 

Details and links …

Here’s my piece, “700 Fathoms Under the Sea,” commissioned by PRX
with funding from the Sloan Foundation …

And my 2013 PRX STEM piece on the “Elusive Digital Stradivarius”

Here’s a piece for LatinoUSA, featuring poet Quique Aviles riffing on what rapid gentrification has meant to his neighborhood of Columbia Heights in Washnigton, DC …

Musicians in their own words, my long-running series which has twice been awarded national CPB grants, and a 2014 PRX Zeitfunk award, to date has aired 40+ features on NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered.  Featured performers include unsung heroes of American music as well as icons such as Renée Fleming, Poncho Sanchez, Yo-Yo Ma, and the late Bo Diddley. A favorite early piece in the series was awarded the Best Documentary: Silver Award at the 2004 Third Coast International Audio Festival.  A favorite later piece listened in to several musicians’ warm-up routines.

Rob Rosenthal interviewed me about about producing music pieces for  the Nov 6, 2013 edition of  the how sound podcast.


Interviewing Kevin Roughton at 50 mph. Photo: Biff Jennings, Shooters at the Beach

Interviewing Kevin Roughton at 50 mph. Photo: Biff Jennings, Shooters at the Beach

In late 2012, I produced the WUNC Pop-Up Music Club for North Carolina Public Radio, supported by a grant from the NC Humanities Council. From August 2009 until September 2011, I was senior producer of Americana, the BBC’s weekly radio program of US life, culture and current affairs. Our program was heard on BBC Radio 4, BBC World Service, and Sirius XM, and in 2011, three of my pieces were chosen for ‘Pick of the Week,’ the program showcasing the BBC’s best programming across its radio outlets.


Other projects include curating  audioambush for the American Film Institute, a series that serendipitously presented ravishing audio dollops before movies.

More of my audio work can be heard at my PRX site. I’m also a longtime member of AIR.


Winner of PRX Zeifunk award for 2014 — producer most licensed by PRX Remix!


Click to hear my interview with Rob Rosenthal on the howsound podcast, about working with music in


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