Summer at the Library
This June and July, Soundbite is on the road to libraries in support of Maricopa County Reads, an award-winning summer reading program provided by the Maricopa County Library District to all public, tribal and military base libraries within Maricopa County. The primary goal of the program is to interrupt the summer slide, the common term given to the learning loss experienced by children while transitioning between school years. The secondary aim of the program is to promote early literacy among pre-readers and their families during the summer months. Throughout the summer, Soundbite will be recording library member stories in our air-conditioned recording studio. And at some libraries, Soundbite will treat audiences with local talent on the Soundbite stage. Find out what's in store at your local library by checking out Soundbite's Summer at the Library event schedule and links to libraries above.
On the first Sunday of this year’s Arizona Renaissance Festival, RenFest performers greeted event attendees from Soundbite’s stage with announcements and serenades. From within Soundbite’s studio, RenFest’s very own Lord Chancellor conducted interviews of the many RenFest entertainers throughout the day. Take a listen to one of the many interviews captured!
Thousands of children explored science and technology on January 26th at the 5th Annual Connect2STEM event hosted by the University of Arizona (UA) at the Phoenix Biomedical Campus. Representative Greg Stanton kicked off the event from Soundbite’s stage with a ribbon cutting. With tours of Soundbite’s recording studio, the Soundbite team educated young attendees on the technology used in radio broadcasting. In addition, Soundbite’s audio system was used to broadcast audio clips to the attendees of what else to see and why STEM education is so important.
ASU Innovation Day
Arizona State University celebrated its reputation for innovation with a giant show-and-tell at Sun Devil Stadium. Soundbite hosted event announcements and student and faculty presentations from its stage. Students from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications interviewed and students from across the university on their innovative project in Soundbite’s recording studio.
At the Pie Social event conducted at the beautiful Margaret T. Hance Park in downtown Phoenix, friends and neighbors tasted pies baked by professional Arizona chefs and listened to an afternoon of storytelling from Soundbite’s stage. Here is one of the stories from Bar Flies R. Bradley Snyder called “The Return of Roger Miller” as recorded from our Soundbite studio.
The Taste of the Biltmore
While Short Leash Hotdogs served up tasty bites, Soundbite kept attendees engaged and entertained with live music on stage at the Taste of the Biltmore on October 11th. This charity event presented by the National Bank of Arizona (NB|AZ) donated proceeds to Feeding Matters and UCP (United Cerebral Palsy Association). Soundbite made the hosting of live music easy with its all-in-one performance stage which included the set-up of audio and sound. Making it easy to find the right live music for this event, NB|AZ used Soundbite’s services to book local talent, The Waters.
Over the summer, Soundbite honored public servants by taking coffee from Press Coffee and doughnuts from Short Leash Hotdogs + Doughnuts to the Arizona National Guard, fire, and police stations across the Maricopa County. See and hear more about the We Serve project at kjzz.org/weserve.