Simone Perrin On Spectrum West February 8, 2018

February 6, 2018

For Immediate Release
Contact: Dean Kallenbach

Senior Regional Manager

Wisconsin Public Radio



Simone Perrin on Spectrum West February 8, 2018


Menomonie musician Simone Perrin will join host Al Ross on Spectrum West, which will air on The Ideas Network of Wisconsin Public Radio on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 10 a.m. on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls. The program will also feature an organic farm near Spooner, a conversation with the director of a new Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild production and a preview of the next Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra concert.


Ross welcomes Perrin, well known for her soulful accordion playing and singing voice, who will perform in-studio.  Perrin will perform at the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts in Menomonie on February 10 with storyteller Kevin Kling, who is well known to the WPR audience from his many appearances on NPR’s All Things Considered.


Sherry Sutton Zanardo, a pig farmer who runs Chickadee Hills Homestead near Spooner, will also be a guest on Spectrum West. Ross and Zanardo will discuss the organic farm’s heritage hogs and how the farm maintains its sustainability and biodiversity.


Correspondent Jim Oliver will interview Bob Carr, who is directing the Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild production of “Out of Order” which will be playing at The Grand Theatre in Eau Claire February 8-18. Carr, a veteran of many stages throughout the Chippewa Valley, will preview the comedy penned by Ray Cooney.

Music director of the Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra Nobuyoshi Yasuda will be in the studio to give highlights of the next concert of its season: “Movie Lovers Extravaganza.” The performance will feature memorable film music as a tribute to John Williams, participation by the Chippewa Valley Youth Symphony and a special appearance by the winner of the Young Artists Competition. The concert is February 10 at the State Theatre in Eau Claire.

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 live stream at and a repeat broadcast at 7 p.m. Fridays on 89.7 WUEC-FM/ Eau Claire and 90.7 WVSS-FM/ Menomonie. Archives are available at




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