FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 30, 2015
Contact: Jeffrey Potter, Marketing Director
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Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR) is pleased to announce Set List, a summer music series airing as part the Ideas Network’s popular afternoon show, Central Time. Produced by WPR Technical Director and Producer Brad Kolberg and Zorba Paster On Your Health Executive Producer Karl Christenson, Set List brings Wisconsin musicians into WPR’s studios to perform their songs, as well as participate in an interview with Central Time’s hosts. “I think there’s an audience out there that is excited to hear emerging original music on public radio,” said Christenson.
From rock, to Americana, to hip-hop, the series will feature a diverse range of exciting and original music from Wisconsin artists including The Traveling Suitcase (Oshkosh), Field Report (Milwaukee), Count This Penny (Madison) and more. “Central Time is excited to host Set List. It’s part of the show’s mission to explore the rich culture of Wisconsin and discover new things that enrich the lives of our listeners,” said Central Time’s Executive Producer Sheryl Gasser. Both Kolberg and Christenson are also musicians, playing drums and guitar respectively in the Madison-based band Icarus Himself.
“Musicians have lives and stories and other priorities that can really inform their approach to their music. It influences a listener’s experience. I like the idea of adding context and facilitating that connection between the listeners and the musicians,” said Kolberg. Set List will air Fridays at 4:15 p.m. and will join the line-up of Central Time’s signature segments from July 3 through September 4.
Full versions of the artists’ songs and videos of the performances will be featured on the Set List website at