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. 


1:49 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

New Winston Museum, Salem Band, The Unbroken Circle, and A/perture Cinema

The Salem Band.
The Salem Band

Triad Arts Weekend: January 31, 2014

Last week we jumped all over the Piedmont with artistic jaunts to Greensboro, Yadkin, and all the way out to Boone. Today we’re going to plop ourselves down right here in lovely, lively Winston-Salem for a while, and enjoy a little Triad music history 101. First, we’ll take a look at Salem’s 19th century Moravian community in the waning days of the Civil War. The 26th regiment bring will bring music to our ears and the New Winston-Salem Museum puts it in perfect historical context. Then, Salem Band is alive and well since its founding 243 years ago, and Music Director Eileen Young is keepin’ it real for us in 2014! We’ll continue full circle with more great music, this time an old-timey string band that really swings: Unbroken Circle is back in concert raising money for yet another worthy cause, and Wake Forest University’s Martha Allman is here to share. We’ll wrap things up today with a quick trip to the heart of downtown Winston-Salem and the art house cinema that’s doing its part to keep things rockin’ on fourth street: Aperture Cinema’s Lawren Desai updates us on new screenings, Oscar picks and more.

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1:58 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

Dmitry Sitkovetsky, The Get Right Band, Found Footage Festival, and Composer Daniel C. Pappas

Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher of Found Footage Festival.
Photo courtesy of Nick Prueher

Triad Arts Weekend: January 24, 2014

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8:15 am
Wed January 22, 2014

Found Footage Festival Comes to Greensboro

Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher

The Found Footage Festival showcases videos found at garage sales, thrift stores and dumpsters throughout North America. Curators Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher take audiences on a guided tour of their latest VHS finds, providing live commentary and where-are-they-now updates on the people in these entertaining videos.

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1:24 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

A Tribute to Copey Hanes, the Jia String Quartet, Arts for Life, and the Art of Letterforming

Helen Copenhaver Hanes
University of North Carolina School of the Arts


Triad Arts Weekend January 17, 2014


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1:05 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

Roots Revival, the Hispanic Arts Initiative, Relevents Wind Quintet, and Music at Muddy Creek Cafe

The Amigos Band will perfom with Roots Revival Stage.
Roots Revival

Triad Arts Weekend: January 10, 2014

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