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On the Air Pt. 1 - Radio Promotion with Art Menius Episode 39

On the Air Pt. 1 - Radio Promotion with Art Menius

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Today, we are releasing the first episode in our series, ‘On the Air’, where we explore the wonderful world of radio. In this week's episode, we chat with Art Menius about the specialized field of folk radio promotion.

Art provides valuable insights on the state of folk radio and discusses the vital role that radio still plays in the music industry today. He also shares his process of promoting records to radio programmers and provides tips for artists on promoting their live shows through local radio.

Download Art Menius’s eBook, ‘The Basics of Promoting Recordings to Folk Radio’ here.

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About Art Menius
Art Menius operates Art Menius Radio and hosts “The Revolution Starts Now” on WHUP, Hillsborough, NC. Beginning in 1983 on the crew of Fire on the Mountain on The Nashville Network, he has produced concerts, festivals, and conferences and worked as a fundraiser, marketing director, emcee, stage manager, writer, and non-profit executive. The first Executive Director of IBMA (1985-1990), he served as FAI’s initial President in 1990 and Manager (1991-1996). MerleFest’s Associate Director (1997-2007), Menius then served as Executive Director of Appalshop in Whitesburg, KY and The ArtsCenter in Carrboro, NC, before starting Art Menius Radio in January 2015. He published several hundred music reviews, features, and previews over 40 years. He has hosted radio shows on four stations since 2007. In 2007 he received IBMA’s Distinguished Achievement Award and was inducted the next year into the Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame, whose Trustees he now chairs. Married to bluegrass DJ and photographer Becky Johnson, Dar Williams called him a “true giant of American folk music.”

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Produced by Kayla Nezon and Rosalyn Dennett
Mixed by Jordan Moore of The Pod Cabin
Theme music “Amsterdam” by King Cardiac
Artwork by Jaymie Karn

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