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"The Voices of the Chesapeake Bay Interview Project is created to help  us further develop our 'sense of place.'  The Voices Project is ongoing, inherently 'inclusive' and well-rounded, giving us the ability to see our bio-region, the Chesapeake Bay watershed, from a variety of perspectives 
and points of view. With this ability we can fully and truly appreciate this incredible place called the Chesapeake Bay." 

Michael Buckley, Project Director

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Arts and Entertainment | Arts and Entertainment Winners
Best Radio DJ
Michael Buckley, WRNR (103.1 FM)

Photo By Jefferson Jackson Steele
Now that progressive/free-form station WRNR is officially our FM-radio roots-rock connection, we appreciate the magic of Michael Buckley even more. Buckley can spin folk, acoustic, roots, and jam-rock tracks with the best of them, but on his Sunday Brunch show (9 A.M.-noon), he takes us on musical journeys that can go just about anywhere, from roots to jazz to blues to even classical. He plays a wide range of records and dips into his own extensive collection of vintage vinyl for cuts that you won't hear anywhere else. And he features guest artists and celebrity DJs who share their musical gems with us as well. But Buckley's the star. He's a knowledgeable tour guide who speaks intelligently about what he plays--about the artists, their influences and histories, and the music itself. That gives us the opportunity to learn as we listen. And his World Party show (Sunday, 10 P.M.-midnight) takes us on even farther flights of fancy. Most world-beat shows focus on music from Africa, Ireland, England, and the Caribbean, but Buckley goes on to explore sounds from places such as Germany, the Czech Republic, and African countries beyond Senegal and Nigeria. Most of the time, radio serves as the white-noise background to our lives. When Buckley's on the air, we become active listeners--and that's radio as it should be.

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Voices of the Chesapeake Bay
The book

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Fifty-three life stories.  Amazing people from all walks of Chesapeake Bay life.

Includes: former Maryland Governor Harry R. Hughes, "Presidential Medal of Honor" recipient Russell Train, Univ. of Maryland Center for Environmental Science president Donald Boesch, ESPN Chief Sailing Commentator Gary Jobson, farmer & mayor Russell Brinsfield of Vienna, MD, Queenstown historian Harry Rhodes, author/ fisherman Bill Burton, author Tom Horton, Chesapeake Bay Foundation V.P. of Education Don Baugh, Maryland Watermen's Association president Larry Simns, and many more. (464p).  

Voices Radio Project 

Broadcast as part of 
The Sunday Brunch 
on 103 WRNR-FM
Each week

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Sponsored by

The Boatyard Bar & Grill

The Keith Campbell Foundation 
for the Environment

C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience at 
Washington College

16 Songs - 16 Artists
3 Grammy Winners!

The only CD of its kind,
bringing together a range of
Chesapeake Bay artists and songs in a variety of styles.

Featuring Bruce Hornsby (Williamsburg, VA), Tom Chapin (Upstate NY),  Al Petteway (NC), Deanna Dove (North Beach, MD), Tom Wisner (Lusby, MD), Earl White (Dames Quarter, MD), Magpie (Takoma Park, MD), Them Eastport Oysterboys (Eastport, MD), Bruce Myers & Crew (Baltimore, MD), Dan Haas & Robin Jung (Annapolis, MD), Mike Garfinkel (Edgewater, MD), Robbin Thompson (Richmond, VA), Mike Aiken (Norfolk, VA), Dominick Murray (Baltimore, MD), The Geckos (Annapolis, MD), and The Millers (Tilghman Island, MD)

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Purchase by check made 
out to:

Songs of the Chesapeake Bay
1131 Bay Ridge Road
Annapolis, MD 21403

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