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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47 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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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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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.


Latest Pieces

Caption:  1997 Interlochen Arts Academy Concert Band Tubas, Credit: Interlochen Center for the Arts
This program features a variety of US music, from variations on patriotic songs to music by composers who were visiting the United States.

Bought by KWAX, WDPR, KMXT, KUCO, WBAA and more


  • Added: Sep 08, 2021
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Composer Gareth Coker at Ori and the Will of the Wisps scoring sessions in Air Studios, London, Credit: Benjamin Ealovega
"Every single game has a rhythm."

Bought by KMXT, WNYE, KUCO, WKAR, WGTE Public Media and more


  • Added: Sep 06, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: John Robert Matz scored the 2021 visual novel Ambition: A Minuet in Power in an 18th-century period style.
Cyberpunk bartending, planning a spa day for a friend, wining and dining nobles in pre-revolutionary France...

Bought by KMXT, WNYE, KUCO, WKAR, WGTE Public Media and more


  • Added: Aug 30, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
Caption:  Sir David Willcocks in 1990, Credit: Paul Lowe
This program revisits Interlochen’s Willcocks Choral Festival from 1998, with music conducted by Sir David Willcocks.

Bought by KWAX, WDPR, KMXT, KUCO, WBAA and more


  • Added: Aug 29, 2021
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 7
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Discussions with authors Megan Miranda ("Such a Quiet Place") and Emily Henry ("People We Meet on Vacation").

Bought by WNMU-FM, Michigan Radio, and WKAR


  • Added: Aug 28, 2021
  • Length: 54:30
  • Purchases: 3
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Discussions with authors Dax-Devlon Ross ("Letters to My White Male Friends") and Susie Yang ("White Ivy").

Bought by Michigan Radio and WKAR


  • Added: Aug 28, 2021
  • Length: 54:30
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Composers Lyndon Holland and Jeremy Noghani arranged music by 19th-century composers like Charles Gounod, Hector Berlioz, and Camille Saint-Saens for the soundtrack to the 2015 game Aviary Attorney.
Classical music has always been a part of video games, from the earliest arcades to today.

Bought by Delmarva Public Media, KMXT, KUCO, WNYE, WKAR and more


  • Added: Aug 23, 2021
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 10
Caption:  Byron Hanson conducting the Interlochen Arts Academy Band in the 2002-03 Academy year, Credit: Interlochen Center for the Arts
This episode celebrates Byron Hanson, beloved Interlochen conductor, pianist, chamber music coach, and archivist.

Bought by KWAX, WDPR, KMXT, KUCO, WBAA and more


  • Added: Aug 23, 2021
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Emmy-winning composer and Interlochen alumna Laura Karpman poses for a portrait at the 2016 Toronto Film Festival., Credit: Maarten de Boer/Getty Images Portrait
"All game developers love music... I've never heard 'less is more' when working on a game." Emmy-winning composer and Interlochen alumna Laura Kar...

Bought by KMXT, KUCO, WNYE, GCR (Global Community Radio), WKAR and more


  • Added: Aug 16, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
Caption:  Interlochen students rehearsing with COVID restrictions., Credit: Interlochen Center for the Arts
This program features performances by Interlochen Arts Academy students from the year 2020.

Bought by KWAX, WDPR, KMXT, KUCO, WBAA and more


  • Added: Aug 16, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8