By Ron Staschak
Interview with Scott Kinnamon
I had the great pleasure of listening to Scott Kinnamon this afternoon -Odd Sensibilities 3-4 pm on Friday. What a great addition to the WRFR line-up. The show today was themed around summer. And despite the introduction I did not hear anything that I never want to hear again. Scott had a great mixture of old and new songs and filled it in with his amazing stories and dialog. It is my hope that this show is made into a podcast, so I can enjoy it anytime.
What do you do at the radio station?
I am about to start a weekly show called Odd Sensibilities. It’ll be a widely eclectic mix spanning time, genre and mood, a journey exploring the world and the space between your ears.
How long have you been volunteering?
Why did you decide to volunteer/why did you want to have a show?
Music has been my first love since I was a child. I have spent much of my life pursuing music and musical experiences. I have been the Music Curator at a contemporary art museum and a DJ at a Jazz Station. I have spent decades creating mixtapes, playlists and been to hundreds of shows.
I am also a big fan of community radio.
Other than the show you host, what is your favorite show?
I like many shows on WRFR. The variety is fantastic!
I look forward to Random Rules and the Algorithm thinks I’m Gay.
Is there a question I should have asked you?
What music gave you epiphanies as a child?
Okay, What music gave you epiphanies as a child?
The first music which I remember moving me was the soundtrack to Hans Christian Anderson featuring Danny Kaye with Tubby the Tuba on the flip side of the record. Around 5 or 6, I became obsessed with West Side Story (still am). The first song I remember hearing on the radio was Petula Clark’s Downtown.
As a young adolescent, my musical world exploded when I discovered Sly and the Family Stone, Stevie Wonder, Patty Smith, Jazz and so much more.
When will your show be broadcast? Will you have a podcast?
Odd Sensibilities will be on every Friday afternoon from 3-4 except the first Friday of every month. It is my hope to eventually have a podcast.
What do you hope listeners will say about your show?
I’d love them to say, “That was fun!”, and “Wow, I didn’t know that!”
I hope that listeners to my show will find a bit of the joy that music can provide. I’d love to elicit smiles, goosebumps and, perhaps, the occasional tear.
What is the most beautiful place you have been? Why do you consider it the most beautiful place?
So many beautiful places. Certainly, mid-Coast Maine is up there. As is the Amalfi Coast in Italy, a number of beaches in Aruba, and various lovely neighborhoods in Buenos Aires, Barcelona, Montreal and New York City.
WRFR-LP is one of the first low power community radio stations in the US. We have been broadcasting since 2002 and streaming since 2004.
We are all volunteer – now more than 60 strong. We play the music and host the talk shows – and we play what we like and say what we like, subject only to the FCC rules against profanity and our own principle that we must treat all members of our community with respect. We serve also as our own administrators and our own technicians.
You can listen by tuning in at 93.3 FM (Rockland, ME) or through our live stream at wrfr.org.