Here’s what we’re all about…
Sidewalk Radio is a monthly, 25-minute, special feature on WMLB AM 1690 The Voice of the Arts that thematically focuses on art, architecture, design, development, city planning and preservation. Our creator & host, Gene Kansas, sits down with a variety of guests with a common denominator. These are the ones making things happen, the ones who help shape the new cultural continuum. These fascinating interview subjects give us some insight into the way Atlantans live in and enjoy their city, revealing the history and culture that make life worth living (or at least a lil’ more interesting).
The program, expertly produced by WMLB’s Programming Director, Max Arbes, explores our history, roots, stories, legacy and lore, with relevant “content-connecting” music. Can you dig it?
This is for you. We hope you enjoy!
Gene Kansas, originally from New Orleans, has lived in Atlanta since 1995, where he began his career as a content developer for TNT. Kansas, a published author since the age of 21, has owned his own advertising agency, and currently serves as President of Gene Kansas | Commercial Real Estate, a company he founded in 2003. GK|CRE focuses on in-town Atlanta, and specializes in representing investors, developers, community oriented, creative companies and large non-profits. Kansas serves on the Board of the Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center, has been a mentor and volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters for 11 years, and guest lectures often for Georgia Tech, Georgia State, SCAD and a variety of real estate organizations. Kansas has been featured in USA Today, Charleston’s Post and Courier, Atlanta Magazine, the Atlanta Journal Constitution, The Atlantan, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles “20 Under 40”, and has been highlighted on NPR as an industry expert.
AM 1690 strives to bring all the best of the art world to Atlanta radio. With an ever-growing library of music, ranging from bluegrass of the early twentieth century to the latest independent rock releases to folk songs of the 1960s to afro-beat tunes, AM 1690 has just about every musical genre, era, and taste covered. The station stands behind a belief that music holds an invaluable significance in our culture, and blurs the boundaries set by traditional radio station labels. Additionally, AM 1690 harmoniously mixes its diverse musical playlists with thought-provoking book, movie, and theater reviews and reflections, interviews with individuals from every background and with every passion, relevant news stories, and clever, creative skits. No day of programming is the same, promising a fresh, dynamic listening experience with every tune-in. Through its engaging array of musical, literary, and cultural programs, AM 1690 provides for its listeners a strong and much-needed “Voice of the Arts.” Oh, and of course, AM 1690 has Sidewalk Radio!
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