The Spark

The Spark
11:16 am
Fri December 16, 2011

Jeff Ell "Holiday Essay"

Jeff Ell

Roanoke resident Jeff Ell is the author of Ruth Unsensored.

The Spark
11:13 am
Fri December 16, 2011

Royce Campbell

Royce Campbell

Jazz guitarist Royce Campbell backed-up Marvin Gaye, toured for almost two decades with Henry Mancini, and has written music for the movies.

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The Spark
11:01 am
Fri December 16, 2011

Nelson's Rockabilly Christmas Music

Dana Nelson, a guest on WMRA's The Spark,  is mostly a stone mason, having learned his trade over a decade spent working in Ireland. But occasionally, he moonlights as a musician... and he’s allowed The Spark to premier his soon-to-be Christmas classic, "Rockabilly Christmas on the Radio."
 

The Spark
11:55 am
Fri December 9, 2011

Mimi Elrod

Mimi Elrod

Lexington Mayor Mimi Elrod jumped into local politics as a way to re-ignite her own spark after the death of her husband.

The Spark
4:06 pm
Fri December 2, 2011

Doug Harwood - "Doing Radio"

Doug Harwood is the founder and long-time editor of the Rockbridge Advocate. His essay is about "doing" radio.

The Spark
4:02 pm
Fri December 2, 2011

Kate Tamarkin

Charlottesville's Kate Tamarkin is in an unusual profession for a woman; she's a conductor and a music director.

The Spark
3:43 pm
Fri December 2, 2011

Matthew Minnicino

Fourth-year student Matthew Minnicino's play, Troy is Burning, is the first undergraduate play to be presented main stage by the UVa Drama Department in the last twenty-five years.

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The Spark
3:37 pm
Fri December 2, 2011

Steve White

Singers Glen resident and avid bird watcher, Steve White, worked for the CIA for a couple of decades as a Russian specialists.

Steve's bird group of choice: The Rockingham Bird Club

The Spark
11:51 am
Fri November 18, 2011

Elliot Majerczyk

By day, Elliot  Majerczyk is a producer for the public radio program,  With Good Reason. By night, he creates music out of found sounds.

The 2nd and 3rd sound files above are samples of Elliot's Music:
"Sway What"
"For Martha"

The Spark
11:50 am
Fri November 18, 2011

Dan Bonner

Staunton's Dan Bonner has been a college basketball analyst for over 2 decades. He works (or has worked) for CBS Sports, ESPN, RAYCOM Sports, and Fox Sports.

The 2nd audio clip above is a sample of Dan Bonner and Kevin Harlan announcing the thrilling 2010 NCAA tournament Kansas/ Northern Iowa upset.

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