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:

Series

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28 Pieces

GAMEPLAY is a new 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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20 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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26 Pieces

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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6 Pieces

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: The cover art designed by Nate Horsfall for the album "Bits and Bytes" by the Videri String Quartet., Credit: CREDIT: DESIGN BY NATE HORSFALL; USED WITH PERMISSION.
This week on Gameplay, we’ll enjoy some exciting new 2020 recordings from two classically-trained ensembles that specialize in performing the musi...

Bought by WGTE Public Media, Rhythm & News Service, WXXI Rochester, and KRPS


  • Added: Sep 05, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Pianist and NMC faculty member Henry Harris in 1953, Credit: Interlochen Center for the Arts
On this episode, we dive into a variety of music about water.

Bought by KCSC, KMXT, WBAA, WKAR, and WGTE Public Media


  • Added: Aug 31, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Cristian Macelaru, Credit: Adriane White
On this episode, we look at the career of conductor Cristian Măcelaru, from his eight weeks as concertmaster of the World Youth Symphony Orchestra ...

Bought by KWAX, WGTE Public Media, KCSC, KMXT, WBAA and more


  • Added: Aug 24, 2020
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 6
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This episode features archival recordings of Interlochen students performing music inspired by Shakespeare.

Bought by KWAX, WGTE Public Media, KCSC, KMXT, WBAA and more


  • Added: Aug 17, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Howard Hanson rehearses with the World Youth Symphony Orchestra, 1977
The Interlochen Collection 0301: The 50th camp season

Bought by KWAX, KCSC, KMXT, WGTE Public Media, WBAA and more


  • Added: Aug 10, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Cover art for the 2017 game The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The original score was written by a team led by Manaka Kataoka., Credit: CREDIT BY SOURCE, FAIR USE: WIKIPEDIA ENTRY
On GAMEPLAY this week, we’re going to explore the innovative, spacious, and eclectic soundtrack to the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, a 2017 ...

Bought by WGTE Public Media, Rhythm & News Service, WXXI Rochester, and KRPS


  • Added: Aug 08, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Cover art from the 2017 game Cuphead, whose hand-drawn art style was inspired by 1930s cartoons. Its score by Kristofer Maddigan features original jazz that pays loving homage to ragtime and early 1930s swing., Credit: CREDIT BY SOURCE, FAIR USE: VIA AMAZON.COM
When you think of jazz, you might think of big band swing in a ballroom, or enjoying a live combo in a candlelit club with a nice cocktail. But w...

Bought by WKAR, WGTE Public Media, Rhythm & News Service, WXXI Rochester, and KRPS


  • Added: Jul 26, 2020
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 5
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Interviews with authors David Blight and Miles Harvey.

Bought by WCMU Michigan and WKAR


  • Added: Jul 23, 2020
  • Length: 54:30
  • Purchases: 2
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Interviews with authors Elaine Weiss and William Kent Krueger

Bought by WCMU Michigan and WKAR


  • Added: Jul 23, 2020
  • Length: 54:30
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: The cover art for the CD release of So Let Us Melt, a virtual reality game scored by Jessica Curry., Credit: Credit by source, fair use: mondoshop.com
On this week’s episode of GAMEPLAY, we’ll explore three different soundtracks scored by composer Jessica Curry: one of today’s great game music sto...

Bought by WKAR, KMXT, WGTE Public Media, Rhythm & News Service, WXXI Rochester and more


  • Added: Jul 18, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6