Alan Brandt, senior announcer 9am-1pm, An English Pastorale (Sundays at 9am), has been on the Louisville public radio airwaves for 25 years. Alan was trained as a bass vocalist at Illinois State University and Indiana University Southeast. Alan has been soloist for local church choirs and the Choral Arts Society, and sang Verdi’s Requiem with the Louisville Orchestra. Alan is a self-confessed “Doctor Who” nerd. His main musical outlet nowadays is playing the ukulele.
Daniel Gilliam, program director, afternoon host 1-3p (director of radio, Louisville Public Media) has a multi-faceted role at Louisville Public Media, overseeing 90.5 WUOL Classical Louisville, audience metrics, and behind-the-scenes production work at Louisville Public Media. From 2010-2012 he was program director of Classical Minnesota Public Radio. He hosted and produced the award-winning series African American Voices, he’s the host for Louisville Orchestra concert talks, and a composer.
Tara Anderson, producer of The Music Box, is also the host and producer of Five Things, a podcast about the objects that tell our stories. She grew up in Lexington and Louisville, and holds degrees in music performance and journalism from the University of Kentucky. She is the former assistant program director at WFUV, Fordham University’s public radio station, and earned a masters degree in communications from Fordham. She has been a contributor to All Things Considered, The World, Only A Game, Gravy, the BBC World Service, American Theatre Magazine, and Louisville Magazine. She is the producer of The Moth StorySLAM in Louisville. She lives in Louisville with her husband and two young children.
Jecorey “1200” Arthur, music education manager, is an award-winning music educator, composer, percussionist, hip hop artist, and community organizer from the West End of Louisville, KY. He earned the nickname “1200” after teaching himself how to use a KORG D-1200 digital recording studio at age 12, and a decade later earned his B.M.E. and M.A.T. in Music Education at the University of Louisville. As an educator he has taught music to more than 150,000 students around the world, all-ages, in public schools, community centers, colleges, universities, and beyond. As a performer he has played festival lineups such as Big Ears Festival, Forecastle Festival, and Jungfrau Erzählfestival in Switzerland, education concerts at New York City’s 92nd Street Y, as well as stages with the Stereo Hideout Brooklyn Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Nashville Symphony Orchestra, Columbus Symphony Orchestra, and Oregon Symphony Orchestra. He was the first hip hop artist to perform with his city’s Louisville Orchestra, including a 4th of July celebration with over 40,000 attendees, and world premieres of The Way Forth, a folk opera by Rachel Grimes, and The Greatest: Muhammad Ali, a rap opera by Teddy Abrams where Arthur starred as his hometown hero and performed with Rhiannon Giddens and Jubilant Sykes. Arthur is currently the Music Education Manager at Louisville Public Media, Professor of Percussion Studies at Simmons College of Kentucky, a member of the IMAN Artist Roster, endorsed by Salyers Percussion, and serves as the Executive Director at Athiri, a nonprofit he founded to better communities through social justice art. Follow 1200 on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @1200LLC