WBTV Unplugged: Dom Berrini

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Welcome to WBTV Unplugged, our new series of audio stories with local radiomakers, talking about what makes radio rock. Or talk. Or deliver pizza. (It gets complicated).

Each month, two members of the Burlington, Vermont-area radio arts scene sit down and just… talk. That’s it. No frills, nothing fancy, just a good old-fashioned conversation about radio.

Our first conversation featured local jazz musician and live music-on-the-radio producer Dom Berrini and me. I’m Audrey Homan, a Vermont podcaster, radio dj and tech educator.

domAs host of WRUV fm Burlington’s live local music program, Exposure, Dom turns the microphone to the wealth of local and Vermont musical talent.  Each week brings a live performance broadcast from the studio and casual conversation about the music. Dom’s also hosted the popular Mars for the Common Man radio show on WRUV, and is an enthusiastic local musician and live music fan. He also has a nifty bike helmet.

Our conversation went a little something like this.

“If you ever had some crazy idea for some show, you know, whether you were trying to make a movie or if you were writing a tv show or a play or something, figure out how to turn it into radio.

I hope that people are out there and they’ve had this cool idea and never had an outlet for it, and figure out how to make it into radio — that idea that you’re passionate about.” –Dom

You can catch Dom as the host of WRUV fm Burlington’s Exposure, Wednesday nights from 6-8pm at 90.1FM or at wruv.org, and at random and mysterious times at live venues around Burlington.

 

 

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