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"Back to Paradise: A Tulsa Tribute to Okie Music"

Aired on Thursday, August 27th.

Our guest on ST is Brian Horton, president of the non-profit Horton Records, which is a Tulsa-based indie record label dedicated to documenting, promoting, and growing our local and regional music scene. He tells us about a stellar new Horton Records release called "Back to Paradise: A Tulsa Tribute to Okie Music." This various-artists recording -- featuring tracks by Paul Benjamin, John Fullbright, Jesse Aycock, Jabob Tovar, Dustin Pittsley, Branjae, and other standout T-Town musicians -- will be officially released this weekend, at a pair of events happening on Friday and Saturday evening (i.e., on the 28th at the Marshall Tap Room, and on the 29th at Cain's Ballroom).

Rich Fisher passed through KWGS about thirty years ago, and just never left. Today, he is the general manager of Public Radio Tulsa, and the host of KWGS’s public affairs program, StudioTulsa, which celebrated its twentieth anniversary in August 2012 . As host of StudioTulsa, Rich has conducted roughly four thousand long-form interviews with local, national, and international figures in the arts, humanities, sciences, and government. Very few interviews have gone smoothly. Despite this, he has been honored for his work by several organizations including the Governor's Arts Award for Media by the State Arts Council, a Harwelden Award from the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa, and was named one of the “99 Great Things About Oklahoma” in 2000 by Oklahoma Today magazine.
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