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KVSC folk festival coverage

Friday, June 25, 2010

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Wayne Bergerson and Mike Chouinard will broadcast live from the Winnipeg Folk Festival at Bird�s Hill Provincial Park July 8-10.

Can’t afford a trip to Canada?

Kick back and take an audio ride with Expanding the Borders of Your Radio KVSC’s coverage of the Winnipeg Folk Festival at Bird’s Hill Provincial Park July 8-10.

Listeners can tune-in to 88.1FM or stream the concert online at kvsc.org for live broadcasts Thursday, July 8 from 5−7 p.m., Friday, July 9 from 3−7 p.m. and Saturday, July 10 from 9 a.m.−noon.

This is the first international live broadcast in the radio station’s 43-year history.

In its 37th year, the Winnipeg Folk Festival takes place each summer during the second weekend of July. The festival features music performances, a folk school, programs for young performers and young visual artists, more than 100 artisans, children’s programming, a visual art exhibition and a food village that encourages the use of local, organic and fair trade ingredients.

Wayne Bergerson and Mike Chouinard, KVSC radio producers, are heading north of the border to cover North America’s premier outdoor music festival. 

“This is a major project and it really shows how members support the station bringing in new technology,” said Bergerson a KVSC volunteer for more than 27 years. He is the host of “Frets,” a folk and bluegrass show, and has been attending the festival for more than a decade and is excited at the prospect of bringing the festival to Central Minnesota. “It’s a challenge and something that I live for. It’s something to take seriously, but inside I’m jumping up and down like a 5-year-old.”

“I hope to provide a lively, captivating show from Winnipeg,” said Chouinard who is the host of “Diversions” on Wednesday nights.  “My goal is to bring the Winnipeg Folk Festival experience to our audience as real as we can with images, interviews and possibly a few songs from some of the artists.”

Coverage is made possible by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.  The Legacy Amendment dedicates funds to preserve Minnesota arts and cultural heritage.

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