Meet Patrick Green Beans, host of Winter Light, Summer Heat. His program focuses on psychedelic rock and folk music.
Q: What is your show?
A: It is a music program on every week that puts a spotlight on psychedelic rock and contemporary folk. I think what sets my show apart from other shows is that its playing genres that aren’t really represented on other stations. What I focus on is not exactly the most popular types of music currently. I also put a big emphasis on trying to play music that isn’t just from the United States or the English speaking world, but trying to get different voices. Ones that you don’t usually hear on a commercial radio station.
Q: What is different about WBTV-LP?
A: To me, WBTV-LP is different than other stations because it has a real focus on community and education. It gives the opportunity for people to come in and learn a technical skill, how to run a radio station, as well as the exercise of putting a show together every week. I think this focus on community is giving a lot of people an opportunity they would not have otherwise, as well as new opportunity for listeners to hear something different. To hear voices that aren’t really represented, it adds a diversity that wouldn’t necessarily be there without public access stations like WBTV-LP.
Listen to Winter Light Summer Heat every Wednesday from 6:00-8:00 P.M. on 99.3 WBTV-LP, or online at 993wbtv.org.