Tonight marks the debut of the new audio magazine, Arts I.D., that the Bohemian is producing in conjunction with NPR affilliate KRCB 91.1-FM and the Arts Council Sonoma County.
We've been working on this since October and I'm quite excited about its debut.
Arts I.D. is a new monthly audio magazine devoted to the North Bay arts in all genres. The idea is to smash 'This American Life' together with 'Radio Lab' in order to birth something new and unique to the North Bay; the segments are both about the arts and pieces of art in and of themselves (ideally). I co-host the program with Boho 'Media' columnist Daedalus Howell. Longtime Boho contributor and current stage reviewer David Templeton is also a major contributor and has quite a delicious slice-of-life piece drawn from his own tortured adolescence in tonight's show.
Each "issue" -- I don't know what to call the program editions in language outside of print -- has a theme. The debut issue reflects the program's name and is therefore about identity. July's issue is themed 'Lost & Found.'
I'd be honored if you could give a listen. The program airs at 7pm tonight on 91.1-FM or streams online live at www.krcb.org. Henceforward it will be aired on the last Wednesday of each month at 7pm. The majority of the individual segments—without Daedalus' and my oh-so-witty interstitial commentary—are available now on www.artsid.org.
We are avid for new contributors, ideas and voices for the program, so please don't hesitate to make suggestions or decide you want to a part of this exciting new project. Please tell your friends, colleagues and clients about it. We strongly feel that this is an excellent new way for the Bohemian to continue our quest to better serve the North Bay.