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. 

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1:10 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

The Genuine, Magnolia Baroque Players, and the Bo-Stevens Band Live in Studio A

Billie Feather and Richard Boyd Live in Studio A.
WFDD

Triad Arts Weekend: January 3, 2014

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Arts
6:41 pm
Sun December 29, 2013

Triad Arts Holiday Celebration Part Two

  Every year around this time there’s an enormous variety of artful holiday traditions going on here in the Triad. Dance, music, theatre, art, you’ll find it all, and frankly, there just aren’t enough hours in the day to attend every event. But today on Triad Arts Holiday Celebration, gonna have our fruit cake and eat it too. First off, we’ll hear lots of outstanding music—holiday favorites, plus some completely original sounds of the season. We’ve also got poems, short stories and essays that explore this magical time of year. The best part is, for the next hour everything you'll hear will be performed by a group of incredibly talented musicians, poets and writers who each call the Piedmont home. It’s a Triad Arts Holiday Celebration Part II.

Part II of the Triad Arts Holiday Celebration.  The show features the following groups/artist in order of their appearance on the show:

Mary Siebert and her family: O Mary Rock

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Arts
1:00 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Triad Arts Weekend Holiday Celebration Part One

Triad Arts Holiday Celebration: Part One

Every year around this time there’s an enormous variety of artful holiday traditions going on here in the Triad. Dance, music, theatre, art, you’ll find it all, and frankly, there just aren’t enough hours in the day to attend every event. But today on Triad Arts Holiday Celebration, gonna have our fruit cake and eat it too. First off, we’ll hear lots of outstanding music—holiday favorites, plus some completely original sounds of the season. We’ve also got poems, short stories and essays that explore this magical time of year. The best part is, for the next hour everything you'll hear will be performed by a group of incredibly talented musicians, poets and writers who each call the Piedmont home. It’s a Triad Arts Holiday Celebration.

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Arts
1:31 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

Jazz Guitar, Handel's Messiah, Another Holiday Film Classic, and More on Triad Arts Weekend

Fall Into Me is this year's Honor Card by artist Bill Mangum. The Honor Card Program raises awareness of the homeless in our state.
William Mangum

Triad Arts Weekend: December 13, 2013

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1:55 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

Doctor Who Illustrated, NC A&T Choir Live in Studio A, Civil War Monuments, and the Nutcracker

An illustration from Doctor Who the comic.
Kelly Yates

Triad Arts Weekend: December 6, 2013

We've got the NC A&T Visual and Performing Arts University Choir with us here today on the show.  They're still jazzed from their two performances for the Obamas at the White House, and they're "Gonna Sing Till the Spirit Moves in Our Hearts" Live in Studio A! Then we take a look back to post-Civil War North Carolina, and the fascinating stories behind our state's many Civil War monuments. Author/photographer/historian Douglas Butler has studied them and discusses them all in his new book.  Later, on the heels of the science fiction television show Doctor Who's 50th anniversary, Eddie Garcia interviews Doctor Who comic book illustrator, Greensboro artist Kelly Yates.  He'll be giving a talk & drawing live at Geeksboro this weekend, so buckle your Tardis seatbelts.  And also, we have the story of a little ole nutcracker that could.  Executive Producer and General Manager of the UNCSA's production of The Nutcracker, Katherine Laidlaw may have all the pocketbooks and the headaches, but she's lovin' it.

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