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. 


12:50 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Sonya Henderson, HBO's "Girls", Rainn Wilson on Soul Pancake, and Peter Sykes on Triad Arts Weekend

Rainn Wilson is the founder of the website and media company Soul Pancake.

Triad Arts Weekend: March 14, 2014

Today on the show we’ll explore the world of an international recording artist and a professional basketball player. Spoiler alert: she’s the same person! Then Mary Dalton gets girly Behind the Scenes with an insider’s look at HBO’s hit series “Girls”. Bethany Chafin is here to chew on life’s big questions with Soul Pancake’s Rainn Wilson. You may know him as the ever nerdy and sometimes lovable Dwight Schrute from The Office, but Rainn’s real personality comes out on his website Soul Pancake where the search is on for what it means to be human. And speaking of being human, few things speak to the human condition better than the arts. So when NASA sent off the Voyager to contact life elsewhere in the universe, they included a golden record with (among other things) music from around the world. Two of those hot tracks on the Voyager Golden Record were by Johann Sebastian Bach. Today on the show keyboard artist Peter Sykes fills us in on what made J.S. Bach’s music the bee’s knees. And, don’t forget Bach’s musical son C.P.E. It’s his 300th birthday celebration at Old Salem.

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2:07 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn, Phuzz Phest, Clifford Garstang and Mona Wu on Triad Arts Weekend

Singer/Banjoist Abigail Washburn.

Today on the show we’ll pick, shred, paint, and write our way through the arts. Banjoists Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn have already sold out two shows this weekend at Crossroads @ SECCA #9, but they’re here to share their own unique brand of music-making with us, and to fill us in on how musicians can save the world. Then, Eddie Garcia interrupts your cross country quest for the perfect music festival with this news flash: Phuzz Phest 2014—featuring 50 cutting edge bands—just happens to be right here in your own backyard! Phuzz Phest founder Phillip Pledger is here with a preview. Artist Mona Wu shares her Chinese calligraphy and print-making passion, and Bethany Chafin sits down with Press 53 author Clifford Garstang to find out What the Zhang Boys Know.

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10:41 am
Wed March 5, 2014

Triad Arts Weekend Theme Music - Who's that Artist?


You know the catchy intro music on Triad Arts Weekend?  Have you ever wondered who performs it?

The theme song for our weekly arts show is "BT", composed by Edgar Meyer.  The piece features performances by Joshua Bell, Edgar Meyer, Mark O'Connor, Mike Marshall, and Sam Bush.  The song is from the CD Heartland: An Appalachian Anthology

We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

10:07 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Carolina Film and Video Festival Kicks Off This Week

Austin Taylor is the director of "Death and the Robot".
Chase Dubose

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

The 2014 Carolina Film and Video Festival, which is the state's longest running film festival,  kicks off this Wednesday, Februrary 26th on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. This four day event features plenty of films of the live action and animated variety, and provides attendees with the opportunity for some one-on-one time with visiting & local filmmakers. Eddie Garcia's guests today are Austin Taylor, the director of the stop motion animated film “Death and The Robot” and Carolina Film and Video Festival Director Keith Barber.

2:17 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Forecast Music, Helen Simoneau Danse, Authoring Action, and Johnny Cash on Triad Arts Weekend

Helen Simoneau Danse

Triad Arts Weekend: February 21, 2014

Wow, talk about your artistic journeys. Today on the show we’ll go from live cutting edge contemporary music in a small Cafe, to the music of Johnny Cash. Before we walk the line though, Dancer Helen Simoneau is asking her dancers to put it all on the line for “Paper Wings”. It’s local modern dance that the great Baryshnikov calls “cool moves”. Composer Eric Schwartz brings the hip, new music scene of Brooklyn to the Triad with Forecast Music’s Brooklyn Sounds: Copland Meets the Moderns. And they say actions speak louder than words. Authoring Action has its cake and eats it too engaging audiences, empowering youth, and bringing about change all through the power of the written and spoken word. Paisley IB Magney School tenth grader Nonnie Christine Egbuna fights the power with Bethany Chafin. And musician/songwriter Richard Boyd of the Bo-Stevens celebrates the birthday of the legendary "Man In Black" with ten outstanding local bands during the 11th annual Cash Bash. He chats with Eddie Garcia. Get ready to “Walk the Line”.

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