WXOX Founder & GM Sharon Scott and Speed Museum Curator Miranda Lash joined us this Thursday to talk about the April 19 After Hours at The Speed, which will feature WXOX programming and musical performances as well as the "Yinka Shonibare CBE: The American Library" exhibition. Tune in to WXOX 97.1 FM, or stream on Artxfm.com 10am each Thursday for LVA's Artebella On The Radio.
Miranda Lash is the curator of contemporary art at the Speed Art Museum. Lash was previously the curator of modern and contemporary art the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA). She joined NOMA in 2008 as the museum’s first curator dedicated exclusively to modern and contemporary art, and the founder of NOMA’s modern and contemporary art department. At NOMA Lash also managed NOMA’s Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden—one of the most important sculpture installations in the United States.
WXOX General Manager Sharon Scott of Louisville, KY was a devoted alum of Vanderbilt radio station WRVU when the Nashville-based University decided to sell its asset. She attended the 2011 Grassroots Radio Conference in Kansas City hoping to save the station. Instead, she was turned on to the upcoming “window” for LP-FM stations, and started work on an application. On one of her commutes back to Louisville from Nashville, it dawned on her that Louisville needed an LP station just as badly as Nashville and the rest…
You will also hear from Evan McMahon, Chief of Staff to the Director at the Speed, and Sheridan Gates, their Special Events Coordinator. And Sharon brought WXOX on-air personalities DJ Johnny Anku, who will be one of the performers Friday night, and Gregory Acker, who is a founding member of Kuvebo, an West African Drum & dance group, and Hamidou Koivogui, a Kuvebo member who emigrated from Guinea.