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Steve Rathe  


Rathe's radio career began with broadcasts from his basement to an unwary suburban neighborhood. He graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in television-radio in 1971, and after a flirtation with television sports (holding cue cards for New York Mets broadcasts from Shea Stadium) he began working as a freelance producer. He joined National Public Radio to produce live events and the Folk Festival, USA series, pioneering NPR's tradition of broadcasting American folk, jazz and new music alongside of its classical programming. During its eight-year run, the series presented a variety of "firsts," including the introduction of Cajun music to a wide national audience and the premier national broadcast of Garrison Keillor's Prairie Home Companion.

Rathe also built NPR’s Contemporary Music/Events Unit, creating Jazz Alive!, American Music Sampler, a live broadcast of The White House Jazz Festival, and the Prix Italia-winning opera-buffa Civilization and its Discontents. Recognition received by the unit's programs included the Peabody and Headliner awards, a Grammy nomination, and jazz's "Golden Feather."

In 1981, Rathe founded Murray Street Enterprise, a production and distribution company, specializing in radio and audio projects. More than a dozen awards have honored Murray Street's productions, including One People, Many Voices, Future Forward, The Territory of Art, NPR's annual broadcast of The Paul Winter Solstice Celebration. HEAT with John Hockenberry won the 1990 Peabody award. Jazz From Lincoln Center with Ed Bradley won the Peabody in 1997. Rathe was honored among a group of NPR Cultural producers receiving the National Medal of the Arts in 2001.

Along with Jazz From Lincoln Center, Murray Street has recently created Honky Tonks, Hymns, and the Blues for NPR’s Morning Edition, a collaboration with PVP Media and Artemis Media. Past productions include American Splendor: The Radio Special, So Many Stars, a broadcast featuring singer Kathleen Battle, a live airing of Yo Yo Ma, Mark O'Connor and Edgar Meyer's Appalachia Waltz for Sony Classical, a companion CD to Columbia Record's Grammy Award winning Miles Davis/Gil Evans reissue, and the series This Week in Jazz featuring Stanley Crouch. Rathe has also served as a production manager and Director of the International Pavilion at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

Rathe's own CD production credits include: the recent Maya Angelou/Wynton Marsalis collaboration, Music, Deep Rivers in My Soul, the Melton Foundation’s 3-CD set, Jewish Music, Between East and West, three CD's featuring the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra (Sony Music), two CD's by Sweet Honey in the Rock (Rounder Records), and two CD's by The Flirtations. His various album projects have received three Grammy nominations.

More than 200 hours of Murray Street's programs are included in the collection of the Museum of Television and Radio and in the Performing Arts Division of the New York Public Library. This work has been supported in part by grants from the New York State Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the Lila Wallace Reader's Digest Fund.


David Goren   

Co-Producer Jazz at Lincoln Center / Technical Director

David Goren started out in radio at age fifteen on WCRP, the voice of Camp Ramah in the Poconos, where his late Saturday night show 'Jazz 74' radiated to campers with a taste for Maynard Ferguson, Chuck Mangione and Frank Zappa. David went on to mix live performances at the Smithsonian Institution in the 1980's, and then embarked on a hectic career as a freelance recording and post production engineer for Pacifica Radio, NPR's New York News Bureau, Monitor Radio, Simon and Schuster Audio, Afropop Worldwide, Jazz Profiles and many more. Since 1996, David has managed post-production for Jazz at Lincoln Center Radio (JALC) . In 2000 he became the writer and co-producer of JALC. As a producer and writer, David's work has been featured on Lost and Found Sound, Crossroads, Pacifica Radio, Afropop Worldwide, On the Media, Symphony Space Live, and JALC. Inveterate explorer of the ionosphere, David is currently working on a documentary series about shortwave radio, and a recurring podcast feature called "Shortwaveology."

David lives in a log cabin in the wilderness of Flatbush, Brooklyn with Ilene Tannenbaum and their 10 year old son, Abe, author of many graphic novels including "Evil Lurks," and "Into the Gargoyle's Beak."


Lauren Krenzel   

Senior Editor / Producer

Lauren Krenzel came to Murray Street from WBAI and the Shakespeare Liberation Front to produce books on tape. She went on to help create the SportsBand Network and direct our Ellis Island audio project and installations. She was the first producer of WNYC’s Selected Shorts and also of The Poet’s Voice with Blair Brown. She produced our American Splendor radio documentary and is senior editor of Jazz at Lincoln Center. Krenzel is also the producer of WHYY’s weekly Been There, Done That.

Josh Landes  

Assistant Producer

Josh Landes studied Ethnomusciology and Radio Production at Hampshire College, where he produced an audio documentary for his senior thesis exploring Puerto Rican black metal in post-industrial urban America. He was inducted into the cult of Murray Street internship in the winter of 2013. Since his time in the trenches, Josh has become an assistant producer, working on Jazz At Lincoln Center Radio.

Outside of the office, Josh volunteers in community radio, hosting his weekly variety show Outpost 31 on Valley Free Radio in his beloved Western Massachusetts. He regularly performs with his noise project Limbs Bin, and is an Americorps graduate from the Coconino Rural Environment Corps in Flagstaff, Arizona.


Andrew Rosenblum   


Andrew Rosenblum began his career in broadcasting as a college student at New York's WKCR-FM, as the DJ of a zydeco program called "The Gulf Coast Squeezebox." Unfortunately, he took a summer job back home in California, and returned to discover that his slot had been taken over by the program director's girlfriend. That was his introduction to the cutthroat world of music journalism.

He came to us from Columbia University, playing baritone sax in a band called the El- (now Ex-) Caminos. After working for a dotcom for a year, and two seasons at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Rosenblum returned to grad school in American Literature at UCLA. The recently-minted PhD and Yusef Lateef-enthusiast moonlights as master of murraystreet.com, and has written for Jazz at Lincoln Center Radio on the subjects of Louis Armstrong's Hot Fives, and the early history of jazz in Detroit and Los Angeles. In the realm of print (not that he "privileges the logos" or anything, as he learned to say assuredly in grad school), he has written for such publications as Mother Jones, Slate, and the New York Observer, and has reviewed contemporary jazz records by Dave Douglas, David Murray, and Roy Campbell, among many others.



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