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Fresh Tracks

Liz Wise
Liz Wise

The final Fresh Tracks aired on September 30, 2011.  Thank you for a great 22 years!


A weave of the best contemporary artists in jazz, world beat, reggae, folk, blues, rock, and new singer songwriters.  The format continues to evolve with the ever-changing face of contemporary music.

Formerly aired:
9 a.m. to Noon  - Michael Canning or Eric Alan
Noon to 3 p.m.  - Liz Wise



PROGRAM NOTES  (guests, interviews, photos)

FRESH TRACKS DISCOVERIES (submitted by our listeners, in honor of our 20th Anniversary!)



About Fresh Tracks:

Back in 1989, the KLCC staff sat around a table discussing the future of the daytime music program, then called "The Wireless." It seemed time to move away from the mostly jazz format and put forth a more eclectic, contemporary sound. The desire was to find a format that would appeal to the diverse and growing audience tuning in to KLCC for National Public Radio news.

Excitement grew for providing a synthesis of music heard nowhere else in the Eugene area, and essentially nowhere else in the country. The staff knew it would be difficult describing this blend in the usual "radio format" terms, but the result would be worth it, exposing the KLCC audience to innovative artists and fresh musical styles. The model for this new program, "Fresh Tracks," began to take shape.

For the past twenty years, Fresh Tracks listeners have been treated to a weave of the best contemporary artists in world beat, reggae, folk, blues, rock, pop, and new singer songwriters -- a cornucopia of sound unlike any other. Fresh Tracks is one of the few radio shows still programmed live, with the songs chosen by the announcer. Over the years the format has remained fluid, continuously evolving with the changing face of contemporary music.



PROGRAM NOTES  (guests, interviews, photos)




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