Multi-Grammy Award Winning Folk Artist On Spectrum West February 22, 2018

February 19, 2018

For Immediate Release
Contact: Dean Kallenbach

Senior Regional Manager

Wisconsin Public Radio

Multi-Grammy Award Winning Folk Artist on Spectrum West February 22, 2018

Tom Chapin’s upcoming concert in Chippewa Falls will be the focus of Spectrum West, which will air on The Ideas Network of Wisconsin Public Radio on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 10 a.m. on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls. The program will also preview a University of Wisconsin-River Falls production and highlight a concert that will support a Rice Lake area free clinic.

Chapin, a folk artist and multi-Grammy award winner, will join host Al Ross to discuss his distinguished musical lineage. He has had experience as a recording artist, concert performer, Broadway actor and has worked in television and radio. Chapin will be performing at the Heyde Center for the Arts in Chippewa Falls on February 24.

Correspondent Jim Oliver will welcome Robin Murray, a professor of theater arts at UW-River Falls who is directing the school’s production of “Silent Sky” which is about a female pioneering astronomer. The show will run February 22 through March 3 at the Blanche Davis Theatre in the Kleinpell Fine Arts building.

Director of the Rice Lake area free clinic, Mike Farrell, will also be a guest on Spectrum West. The clinic will be the recipient of funds raised by a concert on Sunday at the University of Wisconsin-Barron County. The event will feature the music of the Communiversity Symphonic Band and the Red Cedar Choir.

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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