Deserted Island Archive

Zuill’s rocky island

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Renowned cellist and Artistic Director of the Sitka Summer Music Festival, Zuill Bailey was the guest castaway on Deserted Island on July 12, 2013. No big surprise that Zuill’s list contained Dvorak, Bach and Brahms. But rock & roll from Kiss and the Stone Temple Pilots? Hear the stories behind the ten songs that Zuill would choose to have if stranded on a deserted island, perhaps forever. more

Castaway Zuill Bailey

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Zuill Bailey, Artistic Director of the Sitka Summer Music Festival will be the guest castaway on “Deserted Island’ this Friday, July 12th from 8 to 10pm. Learn which ten songs Zuill would choose to have, and the reasons he selected … more

Roxann’s Singing Island

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Our Deserted Island guest for July 6th, 2013 was Roxann Gagner. She is a teacher at Blatchely Middle School and recently earned her MA degree in History. She grew up in Polson, Montana, enjoys spending time outdoors with her family, … more

Traci’s Dancing Island

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Traci loves to dance, hike and workout. Her island will need to be big to give Traci room to roam! A pharmacist at SEARHC Hospital, Traci was our guest on Deserted Island June 28th. Here is a recording of the … more

Reggae Italian style

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Pablo Raster’s deserted island is a very groovy place. He has been immersed in reggae music since he first saw Reggae National Tickets perform live in Venice, Italy when he was nineteen years old. He has learned guitar, bass, singing, … more

Raven’s Wren

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This week’s castaway is Wren Droege, Raven Radio’s summer Programming Intern. Wren hails from Davidsonville, Maryland which is just outside Annapolis. Wren’s family, is friends with Raven Radio founder and first Program Director Marika Partridge, who encourage Wren to volunteer … more

The Principal Songs

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Mt. Edgecumbe High School’s Academic Principal Bernie Gurule’s philosophy is to enjoy every day…and see as much live music as possible! Clearly a music lover, Bernie brought ten great songs to his “deserted island”, along with some great stories and … more

Deserted Island loud and quiet

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Peter Williams played the 10 songs he would choose to have on a deserted island this past Friday night. Along with the great music, Peter brought the recipe for a traditional frozen dessert along with plenty of stories:being an artist in Sitka, Stardust Ball performances (he was one of the award winning Village People in 2004), and hunting for marine mammels. Here is Peter’s playlist, the dessert recipe and a recording of the show… more

Valerie hates monkeys!

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But she doesn’t mind rats so much. Valerie Lapinski, former Raven Radio Program Director was a long distance guest castaway on “Deserted Island” on Friday, March 15th 2013. She called in from her home in Brooklyn and describe the process of choosing just 10 songs to have if stranded, possibly forever, as “agonizing.” Well, Val’s pain is our gain, because this is an excellent selection of music…and the dessert is a tantalizing combination of sweet and salty cookie yummy. Beware: the cookies may inspire spontaneous marriage proposals! Here is a recording of the show, a list of Val’s 10 songs and the dessert recipe. more

Trista Patterson brings the world to her island

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Trista Patterson has been a kayak guide in Italy, a Fulbright Scholar and worked with the United Nations. For all that, she calls Sitka home and joined us on Earbones February 22nd to share the 10 songs that she would choose to have if stranded on a deserted island. Of course she also brought in a dessert recipe to share, because it is always better to have a sweet something when dancing on your island. Here is a recording of the show, a list of Trista’s music and the a recipe for an exquisite chocolate tarte~ more