Spectrum West For May 1

April 29, 2014


For Immediate Release
Contact: Dean Kallenbach

Senior Regional Manager

Wisconsin Public Radio


UW-Eau Claire Music Scholarship to be Featured on Spectrum West May 1


The Eileen Phillips Cohen String Scholarship given by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will be the focus on Spectrum West from Wisconsin Public Radio’s Ideas Network Thursday, May 1 at 10 a.m. on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls. The show will also feature two spring art tours in the St. Croix Valley coming up this Saturday and Sunday.


Host Al Ross will welcome two scholarship recipients, Kaitlyn Witherspoon and Hannah Kennedy, as well as Nobuyoshi Yasuda, coordinator of the String Division at UW-Eau Claire. Four Eileen Phillips Cohen String Scholarships are available to string students at the university each year. Recipients are awarded full in-state tuition and become principal players in the Eileen Phillips Cohen String Quartet, a premier student string ensemble. The quartet plays at special events and in touring performances.


Representatives of the tours, Marjorie Wade and Jane Meinz, will join Ross to preview the artists and their work. Wade will preview the 12th annual Art Opener – The St. Croix Valley Studio Tour, featuring 11 studios and 22 artistic disciplines. Meinz, a participant in Earth Arts’ 13th annual Spring Art Tour, will talk about the event featuring 35 artists at 26 stops in the upper St. Croix Valley.

Spectrum West is a weekly program exploring the music, arts, and humanities in western Wisconsin.  The show includes in-depth behind-the-scenes interviews and stories about area writers, musicians, theater, visual arts, and much more. It is heard weekly on Thursdays from 10 to 11 a.m. on Ideas 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls, with a repeat broadcast at 7 p.m. Fridays on 89.7 WUEC-FM/ Eau Claire and 90.7 WVSS-FM/ Menomonie.



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