Duncan Fowler

Technology Assistant

Duncan Fowler joined Blue Ridge Public Radio in April of 2016. He is a member of the Tech team that helps keep Blue Ridge Public Radio on the air.

Duncan grew up in rural Vermont, listening to Vermont Public Radio from a young age.  He attended Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY, and graduated with a B.S. in Communication & Media.  Starting his position at the station combined several so far separate interests: computer/technology, radio operation, and live audio production. His interest in computers as well as radio operation can be traced back to his father.  After being set down in front of an old DOS computer to hammer away at as a baby he was hooked.   Similarly with radio operation, Duncan is a licensed Ham operator, again taking after his father. 

Duncan’s live sound interest started in high school but quickly grew in college where he was a member of the Clarkson Union Board (CUB) for the entirety of his time there. This group brought talent in for weekly entertainment of the student body.  This ranged from bands to hypnotists, comedians, variety acts, and movies shown on the university’s common with an inflatable screen.  They also set up and operated all the sound and lighting equipment for these events.

While not at work Duncan enjoys large format and analog photography, exploring the overwhelming number of trails in the area, and slowly checking out each brewery in town.

Ways to Connect

Blue Ridge Public Radio is proud to announce the launch of “Going Deep: Sports in the 21st Century”, a podcast that looks at some of the most pressing issues in sports and society.  The hosts are the husband and wife team of John Shoop and Marcia Mount Shoop.  John coached football for more than two decades in both the NFL and NCAA Division 1, while Marcia is a theologian, minister, and author of books such as “Touchdowns for Jesus and Other Signs of Apocalypse.”  Marcia says she’s the only “feminist theologian” she knows of that’s married to a football coach.  Their backgrounds allow the Shoops to engage the toughest topics with intellect, humor, and years of first-hand experience in big-time sports. No issue is out of bounds on Going Deep.  The hosts explore how sports are used to promote certain kinds of religion, the lack of rights for college athletes, and the unlikely alliance that includes a former NFL quarterback in pushing for the legalization of medicinal cannabis.  For the Shoops, a W.I.N. is when listeners Wonder, Investigate, and Notice the dynamics of sports in a new way.

If you would like to reach out to us or give us your thoughts on the show, email us at GoingDeep@bpr.org

           

Open Air Brevard

Jun 27, 2017

OPEN AIR BREVARD  - Great music in the mountains from WCQS and the Brevard Music Center Summer Festival   Blue Ridge Public Radio – WCQS  will highlight the magnificent performances from the Brevard Music Center’s Summer Festival with broadcasts  Wednesday mornings at 10, beginning June 28th.  We’ll start with performances from the 2016 season and move on to concerts from this summer.