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.

Garden Tour

Aug 18, 2015
keepps / flickr / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Donald LaBlanc talks about his garden.

Produced by Sophie Medeiro LeBlanc and Atlantic Public Media

Shark Bite

Aug 10, 2015
thomas_sly / flickr / CC2.0

Wayne Reese talks about his experience with a shark bite while fishing.

Produced by Davis Land and Atlantic Public Media


Aug 3, 2015

Christian Lineaweaver talks about Etta. 

Produced by Dinah Rothenberg and Atlantic Public Media

Calming Buzz

Jul 29, 2015
Maja Dumat / flickr / CC2.0

In this 60-second sonic, Julie Lipkin talks about the allure of beekeeping. And Davis gets too close.

Produced by Davis Land and Atlantic Public Media.

The Fisher Poet

Jul 8, 2015
Sam Cox / flickr / CC BY-NC 2.0

Here's a fresh sonic. In just thirty seconds it nicely entwines the impulses to go fishing and create poetry.

Produced by Ana Rose MacArthur and Atlantic Public Media.

Sonics from the Archives

Jun 12, 2015
mightymightymatze / flickr /creative commons