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Creative Coast


Interlochen Public Radio will air editions of the new podcast "Creative Coast," Friday evenings at 6:00 p.m. this summer. This twelve-part series explores the stories of creative entrepreneurs producing new ideas, interests, inspirations and innovations in northwest lower Michigan. 


The podcast is produced by Airloom Media, founded by journalists Tommy Andres and Maria Byrne. Creative Coast is a Traverse Connect Creative Chambers program funded by the Michigan Film and Digital Media Office, an office of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. 


The series premieres July 10, with the first episode, “A Theater Under the Stars” featuring Erin Anderson-Whiting and Kit McKay, co-founders of Parallel 45 Theater.  Upcoming podcast episodes can be found here.

Coordinator of Operations and Engagement, Gretchen Carr joined the IPR staff in 2019. With her background in the performing arts, education, history, arts administration, and communications, she works to keep the daily operations at IPR running smoothly. A native of Traverse City, Michigan, she received a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Western Michigan University and a Graduate Certificate in Historic Preservation from Eastern Michigan University. Gretchen is also a multimedia artist focusing on film, writing, soundscape, and radio story.