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NPR: Willy Wonka-Inspired 'Candy Alchemist' Spins Sugar Into Pure Imagination

  Inside a tiny, hard-to-find storefront in Brooklyn lies the darkly whimsical world of a most unusual "candy alchemist." He calls himself "Eugene J.," and this real-life Willy Wonka is whipping up his own new confections across town from where Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will open on Broadway later this month. This piece aired on NPR's Weekend Edition on 4/23/17. For the full story click here.

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NPR: In An Ever-Changing Music Industry, Cash For Hits Remains A Constant

  As long as there has been a music industry, there have been attempts — both overt and clandestine — to manufacture hits. This story aired on NPR's Morning Edition on 1/17/17. For the full story, click here.

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FM Mutations #15: Bandplay/Wordplay

FM Mutations #15 was broadcast on 89.5 FM WPKN on 11/12/2016. Click on the image for the tracks:   rollerskates

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NPR: The Ramones Way: Street at Rockers' High School Renamed for the Band

img_1842 For NPR's Newscast unit, Allyson Mccabe reports from today's dedication ceremony in New York:

"Mickey Leigh, brother of the late Joey Ramone, led the effort to commemorate the band's origins. Although all of the Ramones' original members have passed on, among those in attendance today were the Ramones' former manager, Danny Fields, and the band's long-time tour manager, Monte Melnick. Melnick, also a Forest Hills High alumnus, says the band's legacy can be described as succinctly as their songs. " They did what they could with what they had, which was their music. That's the Ramones way."
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NPR: The Next Generation Of Local, Low-Power FM Stations Expands In Urban Areas

The next wave of low power FM stations is coming on the air. Initially restricted to rural areas because of interference concerns, nearly 2,000 new stations have been approved — many in urban areas. This story originally aired on NPR's Weekend Edition on 10/23/16. For the full story, click here.

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FM Mutations #14: Seasonal "Spooktacular"

ouija_board_door_mat_black_white_home_decor_2FM Mutations #14 was broadcast on 89.5 FM WPKN on 10/8/2016. Click on the image for the tracks:    

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FM Mutations #13: In the Mean Time

  static1-squarespace-com FM Mutations #13 was broadcast on 89.5 FM WPKN on 9/10/2016. Click on the image for the tracks: Image is David Paul Kay's from the 100 Gates Project: http://www.100gates.nyc/

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FM Mutations #12: Summer Forever

guitarskull FM Mutations #12 was broadcast on 89.5 FM WPKN on 8/14/2016. Click on the image for the tracks:

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FM Mutations #11: Summer Songs

FM Mutations #11 was broadcast on 89.5 FM WPKN on 7/9/2016. Click on the image for the tracks: joey-ramone-punk-magazine-mutant-monster-beach-party

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FM Mutations #10: May Daze

phillypunk1 FM Mutations #10 was broadcast on 89.5 FM WPKN on 5/14/2016. Click on the image for the tracks:  

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