Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Red Metal Radio Show 2010 to be broadcast live Aug. 19

CALUMET -- The Red Metal Radio Show 2010 will be broadcast live from the Calumet Theatre by Eagle Radio FM 105.7 at 7 p.m. on Thursday Aug. 19.

In its second season, the show will take the live and the listening audience on a streetcar ride from Hubbell to Electric Park, visiting Lake Linden, Laurium and Albion Station along the way.

Life in the Copper Country in 1910, 100 years ago, will come alive as area musicians play music from back then and local folks speaking as Keweenaw residents from that time discuss important local issues.

Oren Tikkanen, Red Metal Radio Show director, says, "Last year's Red Metal Radio Show had the theme of 'Let your ears take a walk around Calumet/Red Jacket in 1909.' This time we will give our audience another year and another part of the Keweenaw. We want to do it again in 2010."

Many of the musicians and readers, as well as technical staff, have signed on again for another season, looking for a second year of successful programming, building on the success of the inaugural show.

The Copper Country Community Arts Council Regional Regranting Program funded by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as Keweenaw National Historical Park, are offering help with expenses as are a number of local sponsors with Main Street Calumet in the lead.

Tickets for attending the show at the Calumet Theatre are $7.50 and are available at the theatre box office or at the door. Doors open at 6 p.m., and everyone must be seated by 6:50 p.m.

The Red Metal Radio Show is a highlight of this week's Main Street Calumet Heritage Celebration through Saturday, Aug. 21. Visit the Main Street Calumet Web site for the schedule.

For more information call Main Street Calumet at 337-6246 or email info@mainstreetcalumet.com.

2 comments:

deltafour1212 said...

Loved this show in 2010! Loved the music!
I wss wondering if there a CD I can buy of the 2010 show?
If not, is their the song list of the 2010 show?

Thanks

Keweenaw Now said...

I think there may be a CD of that show. Do you know Oren Tikkanen? He might know. Hope you can attend the 2012 show this coming Thursday, Aug. 16.