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Philadelphia Music Project: Broadcast Media Conference
The radio panel was moderated by John Schaefer, host and producer of the radio program "New Sounds" on WNYC, and included Steve Zakar, producer of NPR's "Performance Today"; Jack Buerkle, co-host of "Crossover" and host of "Jazz Encounters" for Temple University Public Radio; and Ron Knight, host and programmer for a world music channel, "Horizons," on Sirius Satellite Radio.
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No single other hall gives us as much (in terms of broadcasts) as Spivey, said Steve Zakar, NPR's senior acquisitions coordinator, in the story.it be unusual..
Philadelphia Music Project: About
Steve Zakar (panel chair)
Steve Zakar produces National Public Radio's daily music show, Performance Today.
He supervises the acquisition of over 1,000 diverse concerts a year for the program.
Mr. Zakar began his career in audio 1969 with programming positions at WFCR, public radio in Western Massachusetts and continued through the seventies and eighties with freelance jobs in and out of New York City that took him to such far-flung cities as Portugal for the Madeira Bach Festival, Mexico's San Miguel de Allende and Honokaa, Hawaii.
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The room is "multipurpose", a word that should, according to Acquisitions Producer, Steve Zakar, send chills down the spine of any engineer, but even more so for an engineer recording classical music.In a word, the space is very, very dead.They've tried many microphones, engineering tricks, and arrangements to raise their level of quality as high as possible.
"We knew the reputation of the M 50 and heard that the M 150 was on its way," said Zakar
"The M 150s have a wonderful sense of space because they are amazingly transparent," remarked Zakar
"We started with the microphones a ways off from the instrument, but kept backing them up until they were six feet away," recalled Zakar