Eddie Garcia

Audio Engineer/Producer, Triad Arts

Eddie Garcia began his career as an audio engineer at the age of 13 when he figured out how to record fuzz guitar into his family’s Hi-Fi VCR.   Many trips to Radio Shack later, he purchased a Tascam 424 MKII 4-track and hasn’t stopped pressing record since.  After years of playing in bands, recording bands, and setting up rickety PA systems, he studied recording engineering at GTCC.  During this time he was also a DJ at 90.9 WQFS, Guilford College’s student run radio station.  In the spring of 2007 he began an internship with WFDD where he earned the nickname “The Productionator.”  With a ravenous appetite for information and a love of new sounds and ideas, public radio was a great fit.

Since officially joining WFDD in the fall of 2007, Eddie has recorded or edited audio heard on Triad Arts, Story Corps, Marketplace, Voices & Viewpoints, WFDD News, and many other programs.  He currently serves as the Technical Producer of Triad Arts Weekend, where he assembles the one hour show, records the Live in Studio A sessions, and produces Kairoff at the Keyboard.  Eddie’s voice can occasionally be heard on the WFDD airwaves as well – can you spot him?

Independently Eddie has engineered the award-winning Maya Angelou’s Black History Month Special since 2011.  He has also run live sound at The Garage in downtown Winston Salem, engineered events at SECCA, and hosted karaoke (seriously) at Krankies & The Garage.  He has way too many interests to list here but Eddie’s pretty obsessed with guitar pedals & cinema.  He is a BMI-affiliated songwriter, and if you’re lucky you can catch him thrashing around the stage playing guitar like a madman & singing with his band Jews and Catholics. 


8:30 am
Wed August 21, 2013

Behind the Scenes: Hoots Roller Bar and Beer Company

Owners (from left to right) Ralph Pritts, Eric Swaim, and Eric Weyer.
Eric Swaim


Triad Arts as Broadcast at 8:35am and 5:44pm

West End Millworks is a newly developed incubator for entrepreneurial adventures and DIY culture for the creative benefit of the Triad. Dedicated to arts, crafts, and creative manufacturing, West End Millworks sits along the edge of Winston-Salem's historic West End neighborhood.

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1:54 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Dixieland Jazz, Food and Culture from New Orleans, and Arts Greensboro

Writer, journalist, and food historian Lolis Eric Elie.
Lolis Eric Elie.

Triad Arts Weekend: August 16,2013

First we start off with some authentic sounds of New Orleans, and for that we go way back to the early beginnings of jazz. It’s a style of music known as Dixieland, and the Muddy River Jazz Band was here to tell it Live in Studio A. Writer, journalist, documentary filmmaker, food historian and New Orleans native Lolis Eric Elie keeps the gumbo train going next with a look at his city’s history and its evolving cuisine post Katrina from fabulous Phu to tremendous tacos New Orleans’ style. He’s got a new book Treme: Stories and Recipes from the Heart of New Orleans and he’s here to share recipes. And Arts Greensboro’s fearless leader Mr. Tom Philion joins David Ford with a sneak preview of 17 Days Arts and Culture Festival. All of this on Triad Arts Weekend.  

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1:57 pm
Fri August 9, 2013

Triad Arts Weekend: August 9, 2013

David Ford chats with Josephus III and three young poets headed to the Brave New Voices International Poetry Festival.

  This week it’s an eclectic musical mix with poetry slam, Kairoff at the Keyboard, plus a nod to some of the unsung heroes behind the music making as well. We begin with “The Luthier’s Craft: Instrument Making Traditions of the Blue Ridge” and Bethany Chafin’s conversation with Executive Director of the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History, Matt Edwards. Then it’s time for spoken word with some of the Triad’s most talented young poets.

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8:41 am
Mon August 5, 2013

Triad Arts Weekend: August 2, 2013

Helen Simoneau
Steve Davis

Triad Arts Weekend: August 2, 2013

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12:26 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Kairoff at the Keyboard: Dynamics

Peter Kairoff explains the importance and musicality behind the use of dynamics in Classical music. 

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