On December 7, we produced a live version of Tony Sarabia's popular music radio show, Radio M, at the equally popular SPACE in Evanston. Over 150 WBEZ members gathered to celebrate how different musical cultures celebrate the holidays.
We opened the show with a curated round of trivia inspired by the music that Tony features on his show. Prizes included two tickets to our WBEZ New Year's Eve Party, as well as passes to The Moth live events.
At 7 p.m., our engineer hit record and we began the taping of Tony's show. Tony hand-picked three groups to perform that night. Saraswathi Ranganathan, "a Veena artiste with a dynamic track record of individual and collaborative performances" started the show by performing beautiful, atmospheric Veena music. After that, Ted Sirota and his band Heavyweight Dub took it up a notch with Roots-inspired Reggae/Ska/Rocksteady.