Interlochen Public Radio

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A listener-supported broadcast service of Interlochen Center for the Arts, Interlochen Public Radio is home to two distinct radio stations serving northwest lower Michigan with music, news and culture from the region and the world – every day, 24 hours a day:

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40 Pieces

GAMEPLAY is a show from Interlochen Public Radio that celebrates the vast worlds of videogame music. Each episode brings the music, composers and performers to life.

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26 Pieces

The National Writers Series in Traverse City, Michigan connects communities with some of the nation's premier authors and storytellers. Now, the best of these discussions are available to your community in this series from Interlochen Public Radio.

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10 Pieces

The National Writers Series in Traverse City, Michigan connects communities with some of the nation's premier authors and storytellers. Now, the best of these discussions are available to your community in this series from Interlochen Public Radio.

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26 Pieces

The National Writers Series in Traverse City, Michigan connects communities with some of the nation's premier authors and storytellers. Now, the best of these discussions are available to your community in this series from Interlochen Public Radio.

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24 Pieces

The National Writers Series in Traverse City, Michigan connects communities with some of the nation's premier authors and storytellers. Now, the best of these discussions are available to your community in this series from Interlochen Public Radio.

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A weekly series (26 episodes per season) featuring decades of music from the archives of Interlochen Center for the Arts. Produced by Interlochen Public Radio.

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A weekly series (26 episodes per season) featuring decades of music from the archives of Interlochen Center for the Arts. Produced by Interlochen Public Radio.


Latest Pieces

Caption: Arnie Roth conducts the Distant Worlds Philharmonic in a concert of music from Final Fantasy along with video projections of game footage.
We talk with the Grammy-winning conductor and share some of his groundbreaking recordings.

Bought by WBAA, WGTE Public Media, WNYE, and KMXT


  • Added: Sep 26, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: The 2022 game Horizon Forbidden West boasts a soundtrack that runs more than 7 hours.
A huge original soundtrack that breathes life into a lush yet dangerous dystopian landscape.

Bought by WNYE, WBAA, WGTE Public Media, and KMXT


  • Added: Sep 16, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption:  The 2017 action-adventure game ARK: Survival Evolved lets players ride all sorts of prehistoric creatures. Gareth Coker wrote the powerful orchestral score.
Dinosaurs hold enormous appeal for people of all ages, and it's no surprise that these Mesozoic monsters have been featured in many videogames.

Bought by WGTE Public Media, WNYE, WBAA, and KMXT


  • Added: Aug 29, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
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This week, we’ll take a journey through the enchanting music of Octopath Traveler, a score full of soaring melodies inspired by the soundtracks of ...

Bought by WGTE Public Media, WNYE, WBAA, and KMXT


  • Added: Aug 22, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Classical music has been used on videogame soundtracks throughout their history.

Bought by WBAA, WGTE Public Media, WNYE, and KMXT


  • Added: Aug 18, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
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This week, we’ll enjoy the music of the world’s favorite Pocket Monsters: Pokemon! The original titles are full of melodies that bring the collect...

Bought by WXXI Rochester, WBAA, WGTE Public Media, and KMXT


  • Added: Aug 18, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: The 8-Bit Big Band, led by Grammy-winning arranger Charlie Rosen, explores the wealth of videogame standards he calls the Great Videogame Songbook.
Videogame music is full of standards: tunes that have become a part of our culture, and this week we will see how jazz artists reimagine these tunes.

Bought by WBAA, WGTE Public Media, WNYE, and KMXT


  • Added: Aug 01, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: The 1988 album Symphony Ys presents music from the first Ys titles like movements of a classical symphony, performed by the King Symphonic Orchestra.
The influential YS series of action role-playing games is known for its music, full of wonderful melodies and thrilling rock showpieces.

Bought by WBAA, WGTE Public Media, WNYE, and KMXT


  • Added: Jul 25, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: In the 2019 game Planet Zoo, the player builds and manages a zoo full of realistically-behaving animals.  The Indigenous African ensemble Young Mbazo is featured on the joyful original soundtrack.
On this episode of Gameplay, we’ll enjoy original game soundtracks featuring choirs from all over the world, singing in languages from English and ...

Bought by WXXI Rochester, WBAA, WGTE Public Media, WNYE, and KMXT


  • Added: Jul 19, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: The 2022 dark fantasy title Elden Ring takes many players over 100 hours to explore, an experience demanding a massive original soundtrack.
The fantasy epic Elden Ring is massive in every way, from its sprawling world overflowing with detail to the dark grandeur of its original soundtra...

Bought by WXXI Rochester, WBAA, WGTE Public Media, WNYE, and KMXT


  • Added: Jul 11, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5