We're so happy that this month's OnTheTown Ezine features the KPAC Staff as well as a nice article on TPR Cinema Tuesdays.
There was a small error in the copy concerning James Baker's and John Clare's profile. The correct copy is as follows:
James Baker started at KPAC midnight April 8, 1993 with Dvorak’s Seventh Symphony, having lived off and on in San Antonio from 1975-1981 and 1987 until now. These days you can hear James on air weeknights from 6 to midnight Saturday (including Listener’s Choice) to Tuesday, cohosting Alternate Routes, and producing Itinerarios (music and musicians from throughout Latin America) on Sundays.
An accomplished French horn player, James has a wide range of musical favorites: from the three B’s to Mozart, Strauss (Richard), Bruckner, Mahler, Wagner, Copland, Bernstein, Carlos Chavez, Arturo Marquez, Daniel Catan, Eugenio Toussaint, , Beatles, Chicago Symphony, Miles Davis, Coltrane, Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans, Eric Dolphy, Oliver Nelson (Blues and the Abstract Truth), Villa-Lobos, Piazzolla, Ella, and Diana Krall. He gardens (native plants mostly), birdwatches, runs, camps, and hikes with his dogs. James loves “sharing music with friends and this is how I like to think of KPAC, an opportunity to share the experience of listening to a wide range of music. I also love the chance to now and then interview musicians. Most memorable were interviews with Daniel Catan, David Amram (always fun), Sarah Willis (yes!), Wayne Barrington (my teacher and mentor), Anne Burt (wife of Alfred Burt - this interview was a true joy), and writer Gene Lees.”
As for myself, I moved to San Antonio to be on air for KPAC’s afternoon drive, 1:30pm to 6pm weekdays and host Classical Spotlight Thursday afternoons. A radio veteran in markets from Las Vegas to D.C., I now do a lot of new media with blogger, twitter and facebook, providing hd video of classical groups and musicians. No doubt one of the few Inuit broadcasters (especially in classical music) I travel wherever and whenever possible, enjoying concerts, interviews, cigars and laughs.
Andrzej Panufnik is one of my all time favorite composers, and music from living composers is a passion. Having talked with Pulitzer Prize winners to youth orchestra musicians, exploring creativity and musicality is not just part of my job, but a joy.
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