SoundPages is produced by Jack Straw Cultural Center as part of the Jack Straw Writers Program. This podcast features interviews and live readings from artists in the Jack Straw Writers Program. Each year a series of twelve episodes is produced featuring the current Jack Straw Writers and curator.
Jack Straw has produced a wide range of radio programs over the years, from live music on Sonarchy Radio to environmental reporting from Martha Baskin, and much more.
The Jack Straw Foundation originated in 1962 to found KRAB-FM, one of the first non-commercial radio stations in the country. KRAB was formed at a time of progressing technology, when relatively few FM receivers existed and community radio was unheard of. The first day KRAB was on the air, its transmitter blew up and was rebuilt. Broadcasting from locales ranging from an old donut shop to an abandoned firehouse, KRAB struggled and thrived for twenty-two years.
Jack Straw’s physical archives contain recordings dating back to the earliest days of KRAB Radio, all the way through to the present day, including music from all over the world, heritage programs such as Gritos del Alma and Native American Stories of Washington, radio programs and podcasts, youth education programs, and much more. We will continue to add old and new audio to this searchable online archive, so keep coming back and listening.