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New Season of The Sounds of America Launches on 1A

BMPAudio March 24, 2021

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Every year, the U.S. Library of Congress selects 25 recordings to preserve for all time in the National Recording Registry. These recordings include music, speeches, public events, native languages, historical moments, sporting events… audio that’s important to our American culture and heritage. The Sounds of America is BMP Audio’s Peabody Award winning series showcasing some of the works selected for the National Recording Registry.

A new season of the series launches today on 1A, with an interview with the Librarian of Congress, Dr. Carla Hayden, an audio tour of the preservation facility, and an interview with Jackson Browne, whose 1974 album Late for the Sky has been selected for the registry.

Four more installments of the series will be aired in the coming weeks, including profiles on:

  • The Soundtrack to the film The Harder They Come
  • Flaco Jimenez’s Partners album
  • “Rainbow Connection” as sung by Kermit the Frog
  • and the soap opera The Guiding Light

You can find a list of 1A’s affiliate radio stations here.

You can read more about this year’s National Recording Registry selections here.

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