Interlochen Public Radio

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A listener-supported broadcast service of Interlochen Center for the Arts, Interlochen Public Radio is home to two distinct radio stations serving northwest lower Michigan with music, news and culture from the region and the world – every day, 24 hours a day:

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GAMEPLAY is a new show from Interlochen Public Radio that celebrates the vast worlds of videogame music. Each episode brings the music, composers and performers to life. Videogames are an undeniable cultural force, and serve as a fantastic point of entry to classical music for listeners of any age. Join host Keith Brown for a weekly adventure through one of today’s most exciting art forms, featuring amazing musical variety and a highly polished production aesthetic. Weekly episodes offer an exploration of everything from new releases and beloved classics to rarely-heard gems. Your host Keith Brown brings infectious enthusiasm and a lifelong passion for music and videogames. His extensive skill set as a producer, professional opera singer, voice actor, narrator, and teacher make him the ideal voice to bring new classical listeners to your station.

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The National Writers Series in Traverse City, Michigan connects communities with some of the nation's premier authors and storytellers. Now, the best of these discussions are available to your community in this series from Interlochen Public Radio.

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The National Writers Series in Traverse City, Michigan connects communities with some of the nation's premier authors and storytellers. Now, the best of these discussions are available to your community in this series from Interlochen Public Radio.

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The National Writers Series in Traverse City, Michigan connects communities with some of the nation's premier authors and storytellers. Now, the best of these discussions are available to your community in this series from Interlochen Public Radio.

Caption: Joe Maddy at Interlochen Public Radio, 1965
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A weekly series featuring decades of music from the archives of Interlochen Center for the Arts. Produced by Interlochen Public Radio.


Latest Pieces

Caption: Concept art by Tetsuya Nomura for the character Cloud Strife from Final Fantasy VII
This week on GAMEPLAY: a tour of music from one of the most beloved, influential, and commercially successful videogame series of all time: FINAL F...

  • Added: May 30, 2020
  • Length: 58:58
Caption: Samus Aran from the Metroid series
This week on GAMEPLAY, we’ll sample music from some of the classics: games that are not only huge critical and commercial successes, but that have ...

  • Added: May 26, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
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Peter Heller, author of "The Dog Stars" and "The River," talks with fellow author Peter Robertson.

Bought by WCMU and WKAR


  • Added: Apr 19, 2020
  • Length: 54:28
  • Purchases: 2
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Interlochen Public Radio Morning Edition host Dan Wanschura talks with journalist and author Steve Luxenberg.

Bought by WKAR


  • Added: Feb 27, 2020
  • Length: 54:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Nate Payne talks with journalists and authors Nicholas Kristof and Cheryl WuDunn.

Bought by WKAR


  • Added: Feb 27, 2020
  • Length: 54:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: 1975-76 Interlochen Arts Academy Students on a camping trip on Beaver Island
On this edition of The Interlochen Collection, we’re going for Baroque as Interlochen student ensembles perform music from the early part of the 18...

Bought by WBAA


  • Added: Feb 20, 2020
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Van Cliburn performing in Kresge in 1961
On this edition of The Interlochen Collection, we’ll listen to piano concertos performed by Van Cliburn during his visits to Interlochen. Listen ...

Bought by WNMU-FM, WBAA, KCSC, and WKAR


  • Added: Jan 30, 2020
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: 1983-84 Interlochen Arts Academy Percussion Ensemble
On this edition of The Interlochen Collection, it’s spiritual music from around the world. Listen to the entire episode below.

Bought by WBAA, KCSC, and WKAR


  • Added: Jan 27, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Lawrence Brownlee and Eric Owens
Tenor Lawrence Brownlee and bass-baritone Eric Owens in concert at Hill Auditorium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The preshow "Continuing In Their Footst...

  • Added: Jan 24, 2020
  • Length: 03:12:17
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This episode of the Interlochen Collection features pianist Cynthia Raim from her five summers as an Interlochen camper in the early 1960s to her l...

Bought by WBAA, KCSC, and WKAR


  • Added: Jan 20, 2020
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 3