Thursday, May 15, 2014

[591] ‘MTSU On the Record’ explains how folklorist’s legacy lives on through archives

MURFREESBORO — The preservation of a country music expert’s legacy for future generations is the subject of the next edition of the “MTSU On the Record” radio program.

Host Gina Logue’s interview with archivist John Fabke will air from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Monday, May 19, and from 8 to 8:30 a.m. Sunday, May 18, on WMOT-FM (89.5 and

With a grant from the Grammy Foundation, Fabke has spent the past year organizing and archiving the recordings of Dr. Charles Wolfe, an MTSU English professor who captured musical and interview audio from hundreds of country, blues and bluegrass music practitioners over four decades.

Wolfe, who died in 2006, donated his work to MTSU’s Center for Popular Music, which will house the collection and eventually make it accessible on a website.

“The goal of the project was to organize, identify and preserve those materials and ultimately to get that set up in such a way to provide access to the recordings for researchers,” Fabke said.

To read the original story and view a video about the Charles Wolfe project, go to

To listen to previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, go to

For more information, contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.

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