Mark Wallengren joins in on our 2nd episode of Arts on the Move!

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What does one do after a successful first time out? Of course, has podcast number two! On the second episode of Arts on the Move we will go behind the scenes with Los Angeles radio personality Mark Wallengren who will discuss what an audience looks for in their music and what it takes to get on the radio.

Raised in an entertainment family it’s no surprise that Mark found himself in radio. During his 35 years at KOST 103.5 in Los Angeles, CA, Mark has received almost every personality award bestowed by the industry including Billboard magazine’s Personality of the Year and Radio & Records magazine’s Major Market Personality of the Year. Mark is also a member of the Hollywood Walk Of Fame with a star in front of Disney’s Pantages Theatre. He’s very comfortable having conversations with big name guests such as Amy Adams and Meryl Streep, to musical greats like Gwen Stefani, Keith Richards and Paul McCartney on his shows.  His inside knowledge of the music business led to his immensely popular daily feature “Behind the Song.” He was known as “Mr. Christmas” in the halls of KOST and for 20 years having kicked off the yearly Christmas programming and airing hundreds of his annual calls from Santa to children throughout Southern California. Mark has stayed active on social media for years keeping in daily contact with his fanbase and past guests. 

Mark and our host Calipso will talk with some of the finalists of our Battle of the Bands, which are Plastic Culture, Emily Coupe, Terrell Edwards, and The Overtime Project.  These performers represent a wide variety of artists and the sounds of today’s music and we were thrilled to have them be a part of the competition. With Mark’s long background in the music industry, we will deep dive into how radio has changed throughout the years, giving these up and coming artists the inside scoop.

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Arts on the Move is a bi-weekly streaming podcast with interviews and discussions on hot topics in the performing arts. Join us on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month for new episodes featuring special guests, talented Emerging Artists and musicians, and professionals from the industry. We’ll also cover historical performances and speak with prominent community leaders. On occasion major performers will stop by and talk about their work and artistic contributions. There’s something new to be learned with every episode.