Cincinnati Public Radio
1:00 am
Fri May 9, 2014

Meet Chelsea VandeDrink, our master recording engineer

Cincinnati Public Radio’s Chelsea VandeDrink is the master recording engineer responsible for recording every performance by the Cincinnati Opera, The May Festival, and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, including the Lumenocity concerts. In this profile, Frank Johnson finds out the challenges Chelsea faces, especially in the outdoor setting of Washington Park with 20,000+ people packed in.

Rainbow Records
12:00 am
Fri January 24, 2014

The Rodeheaver Music Publishing Company, early producer of gospel recordings

Homer Alvan Rodeheaver

David Lewis has a musical commentary about the nearby Rodeheaver Music Publishing Company which recorded its records, most notably under the Rainbow Records label, in Cincinnati and featured gospel music and performers.

Percussionist Dan Dorff
1:32 am
Fri April 26, 2013

"The Quiltbox Sessions"

Dan Dorff (r) and Ronnie Kuller (l)

Local percussionist Dan Dorff recently released his newest effort, The Quiltbox Sessions, a record of vignettes and re-orchestrated classical piano works that he did with a multi-instrumentalist and composer named Ronnie Kuller. Brian O’Donnell welcomes Dan Dorff into the studio to talk about this collaboration and recording at The Monastery Studio in Walnut Hills.

Celebrating 125 Years of Columbia Records
12:32 am
Fri December 14, 2012

360 Sound: The Columbia Records Story

Titans of the music industry, Columbia Records, is celebrating its 125th Anniversary with the release of the book 360 Sound: The Columbia Records Story by Grammy-nominated author Sean Wilentz. He joins Brian O’Donnell to talk about the amazing artists who have recorded for Columbia Records: from Al Jolsen to Billy Joel; from Phillip Glass to Dixie Chicks. He also talks about the late, great Andy Williams and his connection to Cincinnati.