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Michael Stock: Bringing Folk to South Florida

Michael Stock: Bringing Folk to South Florida




Introduction to Michael Stock.  0:35 sec. Interview:  Raymond Elman.  Editing & Production:  Julio Mendez.  Recorded:  2/25/2020, Miami.

 

MICHAEL STOCK has been hosting “Folk & Acoustic Music” on WLRN, South Florida Public Radio for over 30 years.  Stock was  introduced to folk music while in high school when  a teacher  at Miami Beach High  played Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone.”

Stock has since become fascinated with the roots of American music,  from the minstrel shows  after the Civil War to the protest music of the 1960s. “Folk & Acoustic Music”  also features all types of folk music from bluegrass to blues to old-time to gospel to contemporary singer/songwriter Americana music.  The show presents local and nationally touring musicians with real-time studio performances.

The videos below are organized by topic and run between 30 seconds and 3 minutes. Click on any video. You must be connected to the Internet to view the videos.

 

 

EXPOSURE TO BROAD INFLUENCES: 0:51 sec.





Where did you grow up and what was your first awareness of art of any discipline?

 

INSIGHT & INSPIRATION:   0:50 sec.





When did you become enamored of folk music?

 

COMMUNITY VALUES:  2:50 min.





What was the path that led you into radio?

 

CREATES A UNIQUE PERSONAL BRAND:  0:44 sec.





When did you realize that you had a “radio voice”?

 

DEVELOP A VOICE:  2:30 min.





Describe the evolution of the folk music scene in Miami.

 

UNDERSTANDS THE BUSINESS OF ART:  1:08 min.





Do you think that the audience for folk music will ever return to a significant level?

 

EXPOSURE TO BROAD INFLUENCES: 1:26 min.





What were you listening to when you first got turned on to folk?

 

CRITICAL THINKING:   0:59 sec.





What set Bob Dylan apart from other folk artists?

 

DEVELOP A VOICE:  1:30 min.





Who have been your role models and influencers as a radio show host?

 

OVERCOMES CHALLENGES TO SUCCEED:  2:12 min.





How did you get started at WLRN, the Public Radio station in Miami?

 

CREATES A UNIQUE PERSONAL BRAND:  2:42 min.





What is your process for developing programming?

 

UNDERSTANDS THE BUSINESS OF ART:  1:07 min.





Are you podcasting your show?

 

CREATES A UNIQUE PERSONAL BRAND:  0:25 sec.





Do you ever broadcast a taped show instead of a live show?

 

CREATIVE FLEXIBILITY:  1:37 min.





What has been the evolution of programming content at WLRN?

 

Editor’s Note:  The questions below were asked and answered on February 25th, 2020, before the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic was well understood.

 

UNDERSTANDS THE BUSINESS OF ART:  0:57 sec.





Do you travel around the country to live music events?

 

UNDERSTANDS ARTISTS’ NEEDS:  1:30 min.





How would you describe the music scene in Miami?