KING FM Announces On-Demand Feature for Arts Channel
SEATTLE, Wash.—July 29, 2010—Classical KING FM announced today a new on-demand feature for its online arts channel, www.king.org/arts. The Arts Channel features interviews with Northwest musicians, artists, writers, filmmakers, dancers, and others. Now, instead of only being able to listen to the interview currently being stream-cast, listeners will be able to select and play many different interviews.
KING FM Arts Channel host Marta Zekan said, “On-demand is a great convenience to our web audience. Visitors can now search for the subjects that interest them most and select who they want to listen to, when they want to listen. Over time, we will build a large archive of current interviews as well as old favorites.”
The Arts Channel page now has seven categories of arts content: Theater, Music, Visual Arts, Literary Arts, Dance, and Extras. In addition to online interviews and other content, each category features lists of arts groups and artists, including links to their websites. The KING FM Arts Channel can be accessed either from the KING FM home page, www.king.org, (scroll to the Arts Channel icon), from the Listen Online menu, or directly at www.king.org/arts. It is also available in HD at 98.1 HD3 in Seattle.
The KING FM Arts Channel has featured over 140 arts groups and artists since its inception in 2008. Examples include conversations such Seattle Symphony Music Director Gerard Schwarz with internationally respected cellist, composer and conductor Yo Yo Ma; Kurt Beattie, Artistic Director of Seattle's ACT Theatre, on each play of the current season; many noted local musicians, from classical to rock, jazz and beyond; interviews with visiting filmmakers and film experts, such as Eddie Muller, the "Czar of Noir" and "Formosa Betrayed" director, Will Tiao, and many more.
Jennifer Ridewood, KING FM General Manager, said that the new services are part of KING’s ongoing support of the Puget Sound arts community. “KING’s mission includes support of the arts. As part of becoming a listener-supported public radio station beginning in July 2011, our approach to supporting the arts will shift to public education. This new feature will be part of the new platform for expanding our support of the arts around Puget Sound.”
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