Sonics: Community Voices

These short vignettes, "sonic IDs," are sound portraits and short stories that weave throughout the broadcast day of WCAI. Below you'll find samples of the hundreds in our archives. We'll also post new sonics, added as we get them.

Atlantic Public Media helps create the "Sonic IDs." The core producing team for Sonic ID project is Jay Allison, Viki Merrick, and the staff of WCAI.

See what the broadcasting newspaper Current has to say about the Sonic ID project.

The Sonic ID project was awarded a regional Edward R. Murrow award for the best use of sound by the Radio Television News Directors Association.

Fresh Sonic: Milk Man

Nov 7, 2016
PJ R http://bit.ly/2c0yHnm / http://bit.ly/1jNlqZo

Francis Pease remembers a Nantucket milk man.

  Produced by Jim Sulzer and Atlantic Public Media

Fresh Sonic: Waves

Oct 31, 2016
Eric Nietzel http://bit.ly/2bCuvJl / http://bit.ly/OJZNiI

Francesca, watching some big waves.

Produced by Frannie Carr and Atlantic Public Media

Fresh Sonic: Wooden Links

Oct 24, 2016
Yandle http://bit.ly/2bJlJIm / http://bit.ly/1mhaR6e

Jeff Morris on keeping your hands busy during the winter.

Produced by Ian Gray and Atlantic Public Media.

Fresh Sonic: Dinosaur Haiku

Oct 17, 2016
Balbidur http://bit.ly/2bVyv7w / http://bit.ly/OJZNiI

Lily White, Chelsea White and Joshua with a haiku on dinosaurs.

Produced by Jim Sulzer and Atlantic Public Media

Fresh Sonic: Hauling Lobster Pots

Oct 10, 2016
Brent Danley http://bit.ly/2bSls7V / http://bit.ly/1hYHpKw

George Cadwallader hauling lobster pots.

Produced by Frannie Carr and Atlantic Public Media

Fresh Sonic: Spotting Woodpeckers

Oct 3, 2016
Alan Vernon http://bit.ly/2bj4TUs / http://bit.ly/1hYHpKw

Annawan Weeden carefully listens to a family of woodpeckers.

Produced by Sean Corcoran and Atlantic Public Media

Fresh Sonic: Closed on Sunday

Sep 26, 2016
Geoff LMV http://bit.ly/2bSdFFH / http://bit.ly/1jNlqZo

Bill Sharkey shares his philosophy for Sundays.

Produced by Sean Corcoran and Atlantic Public Media.

Fresh Sonic: Sink Magic

Sep 19, 2016
Smilla4 http://bit.ly/2bj3Qye / http://bit.ly/1jNlqZo

Seth Coppenin on his red sink.

Produced by Sarah Reynolds and Atlantic Public Media

Fresh Sonic: Chainsaw Art

Sep 12, 2016
Dennis van Zuijlekom http://bit.ly/2blgiCi / http://bit.ly/1dsePQq

Julie Potter on chainsaw art.

Produced by Bianca Giaever and Atlantic Public Media

Fresh Sonic: Looking for Seals

Sep 5, 2016
Tony Armstrong/http://bit.ly/2blHEDv / http://bit.ly/OJZNiI

Tourist Anita Thaxton looking for seals in Chatham.

Produced by Alex Murrow and Atlantic Public Media

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