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Tales from the Trenches with Recording Engineer Mary Mazurek

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“I had to move my equipment twice due to leaks in the ceiling.” In honor of Engineer Appreciation Day, all of the WFMT engineers responded to a little in-house survey. WFMT audio engineer Mary Mazurek offers some particularly colorful recollections.

Engineer Appreciation Day

Engineer Eric Arunas chats with artists Anna Deveare Smith and Joshua Roman

Friday is Engineer Appreciation Day on WFMT, honoring a group of professionals who are as essential to a broadcast as the musicians themselves. After all, a performance can only be heard if a skilled individual properly captures it.

Exclusive with Lyric’s Mother Abbess Christine Brewer

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Web Exclusive with Christine Brewer – Home for Christine Brewer is a Mississippi River town, not far from the corn fields she picked as a girl. Even as she jets around the world for roles like Isolde, or the Mother Abbess in Lyric Opera’s The Sound of Music, Ms. Brewer keeps southern Illinois close