David Barasoain | WABE 90.1 FM

David Barasoain

Director of Radio Production

David Barasoain is the Director of Radio Production for 90.1 WABE. In this capacity he oversees the production of all locally generated non-news content at Atlanta’s NPR station.

With 25 years in radio he’s worked in nearly every capacity, including as a Manager, News Director, Producer, Development Coordinator, Trainer, and Host. He has conducted or produced hundreds of radio interviews/features and covered various issues including the environment, science, and community.

He’s won several awards, including an Urban Forestry award, nearly a dozen Associated Press awards, and an Edward R. Murrow award.

He's studied at the Center for Documentary studies at Duke University, specifically in their radio documentary courses Hearing Is Believing I and II.

In 1998 he received his MA in Journalism Studies - with an emphasis in radio - at The University of Westminster in London, England.

Ways to Connect

Bob Galbraith / Associated Press

This story is part of "Atlanta Remembers: The 1996 Olympics," WABE's series on the impact of the 1996 Summer Olympics on Atlanta, 20 years later. For more stories, click here.

Editor's note: This story includes language and some descriptions of violence.

Courtesy of Alliance Theatre

The Woodruff Foundation has awarded a $38 million grant to the Woodruff Arts Center.  They say it will go to support a range of artistic, educational and capital improvements across the Woodruff Campus. It is the is the largest gift in the organization’s 46-year history. 

A good portion of the funds will go to the Alliance Theatre, as WABE's David Barasoain explained to host John Lemley on City Cafe today.  

You can read the whole press release about the grant here.

George Takei was in town last weekend.  He became famous for his role on Star Trek as Mr. Sulu - helmsman of the USS Enterprise. He was here to narrate 'SciFi-Spectacular,' a series of concerts with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.  

The High Museum

The director of the High Museum of Art has announced his retirement.  Michael Shapiro has been working with the High's leadership team for the past 20 years, and as the High's Nancy and Holcombe T. Green Jr. Director for the past 15 years.

His official last day will be July 31, 2015. He sat down with WABE's Lois Reitzes to talk about his departure.  She began by asking him, "Why now?"


Atlanta Sounds: Baby Birth

Sep 28, 2014

In late 2012, Mary and her husband, Andy Rodriquez, submitted audio to WABE of their hospital room where their soon Tycho would soon be born.

4 hours and 22 minutes later afer their initial recording, Tycho came into the world, and they couple caught his first moments on tape. We've turned that audio into this Atlanta Sound.


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