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April 1, 2013

Myke Dodge Weiskopf

Myke Dodge Weiskopf (CAS’00) of Los Angeles, Calif., is a radio producer and historian, broadcast artist, instrumentalist, sound recordist, and composer. His website features work from every phase of his life, but his principal project is ShortWaveMusic, “a global sound series” that works to “preserve the sound of regional and international broadcasting around the world,” he writes on his site. “Recordings may include low-power and community stations, pirate and clandestine transmissions, or traditional international broadcasters. The long-term goal of the project is to tell the story of shortwave broadcasting in the early 21st century by exploring the extraordinary and varied ways in which people continue to communicate via radio, despite the advent of newer and more glamorous technologies.” The material is recorded in a new location each year and serialized on his site beginning each October. The 2012 series of ShortWaveMusic was recorded throughout Mali and can be heard on the site now. The 2013 series was recorded on the archipelago of Socotra, more than 200 miles off the coast of Yemen, and will be available on October 1, 2013.