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 for 2018's God of War, featuring main character Kratos and his son Atreus., Credit: CREDIT BY SOURCE, FAIR USE: WIKIPEDIA ENTRY
This week on GAMEPLAY, we’ll dive deep into the BAFTA-award winning soundtrack for 2018’s God of War!

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


  • Added: Jul 11, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 6
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Interviews with authors Terry McMillan and Scott Turow.

Bought by WCMU Michigan and WKAR


  • Added: Jul 10, 2020
  • Length: 54:30
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: The cover art for the city-building simulation videogame Surviving Mars., Credit: CREDIT BY SOURCE, FAIR USE: WIKIPEDIA ENTRY
On this week’s episode: game music that sets a mood. Though plenty of videogames are about pulse-pounding action thrills, there are also lots of g...

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


  • Added: Jul 04, 2020
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: The 2011 cover art for the fantasy role-playing game The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim., Credit: CREDIT BY SOURCE, FAIR USE: WIKIPEDIA ENTRY
This week on GAMEPLAY: we explore beloved music from one of the most successful fantasy role-playing games of all time: The Elder Scrolls V: SKYRI...

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


  • Added: Jun 27, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: The cover image for Civilization IV, a game whose main theme, composed by Christopher Tin, was the first piece of game music to win a Grammy., Credit: CREDIT BY SOURCE, FAIR USE: WIKIPEDIA ENTRY
There’s nothing like the thrilling sound of many voices coming together! On this week’s episode of GAMEPLAY, we celebrate the chorus in videogames...

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


  • Added: Jun 20, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: The cover art for the game Red Dead Redemption, released in 2010 by Rockstar Games, Credit: CREDIT BY SOURCE, FAIR USE: WIKIPEDIA ENTRY
On GAMEPLAY this week: two games which each deal in their own ways with the concept of time. We’ll begin with a look at music from 2008’s fascinat...

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


  • Added: Jun 13, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: The cover of the 2018 game Spider-Man, scored by John Paesano and developed by Insomniac Games., Credit: CREDIT BY SOURCE, FAIR USE: WIKIPEDIA ENTRY
On GAMEPLAY this week: a celebration of some versatile composers who are just as much at home scoring for videogames, film, and TV! We’ll hear gam...

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


  • Added: Jun 06, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Concept art by Tetsuya Nomura for the character Cloud Strife from Final Fantasy VII
This week on GAMEPLAY: a tour of music from one of the most beloved, influential, and commercially successful videogame series of all time: FINAL F...

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


  • Added: May 30, 2020
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Samus Aran from the Metroid series
This week on GAMEPLAY, we’ll sample music from some of the classics: games that are not only huge critical and commercial successes, but that have ...

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


  • Added: May 26, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 6
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Peter Heller, author of "The Dog Stars" and "The River," talks with fellow author Peter Robertson.

Bought by WCMU Michigan and WKAR


  • Added: Apr 19, 2020
  • Length: 54:28
  • Purchases: 2