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. 


1:27 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

A Musical 'Train Ride to Perugia', FaithAction International, and Theatre in the Triad

Singer-songwriter Fredd Reyes.
Fredd Reyes.

Today on the show we’ll take a Train Ride to Perugia with Winston-Salem Symphony Music Director Robert Moody as he shares a sneak preview of the orchestra’s exciting 2013-2014 Classic Series. But first, when it comes to growing in our understanding of one another, nothing helps ensure that humanity is central to the discussion than theatre, music and dance. Nobody knows that better than actor, and human rights activist David Fraccaro, and singer/songwriter Fredd Reyes. They’re turning strangers into neighbors at Faith Action International House in Greensboro, and you're invited.

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1:11 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

The Bo-Stevens Live in Studio A and getting Animated with Green Hill Center for NC Art

Billie Feather & Richard Boyd Live in Studio A
Credit WFDD

Today we kick things off with The Bo-Stevens, Live in Studio A! The Winston-Salem based old school country act has a new album out and they treat us to some cuts live, and share their insights on the craft with Technical Producer Eddie Garcia.  Then we get Animated! with not one, but TWO award-winning artists: NC State College of Design’s Marc Russo, and UNC-Charlotte Digital Fabrication Lab’s Ryan Buyssens.

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1:52 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

Things Wondrous and Humble, Big Shoes To Fill, and New River Blues Festival

A still life by William Harnett featured in the new exhibit.
Reynolda House Museum of American Art

Triad Arts Weekend: August 30, 2013

Today, we begin with things wondrous and humble in one of America’s finest art museums. Then we’ll open up a can of dreams, and scale a treacherous mountain in shoes several sizes too large. And we wrap things up with a good case of the blues on the banks of a New River. Still life that’ll really knock your socks off at Reynolda House, Big Shoes by Open Dream Ensemble, and the 2013 New River Blues Festival are all coming your way.

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1:13 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

Jews and Catholics, UNCSA's Cirkus Project, and Jazzen on Triad Art's Weekend

The band members of Jews and Catholics at WFDD.
Alanna Meltzer-Holderfield

Triad Arts Weekend: August 23, 2013

Today on the show we once again revel in artistic eclecticism, this time from in-your-face, post-punk, alternative, turn-table shattering rock, to smooth jazz, with just a dash of Cirque du Soleil thrown in for good measure. The Winston-Salem band Jews & Catholics are back with a vengeance, and with a limited run of groovy 12” vinyl LPs. And speaking of groove, Jazzen joins us Live in Studio A. They’ll be groovin’ their way back in time with the smooth sounds of Hall & Oats, the Doobie Brothers and more. And what do you get when you combine the creative genius behind Cirque du Soleil with the bottomless well of student and alumni talent at the UNC School of the Arts? The Cirkus Theatre Project, and original stories that will move you.

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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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