Sonics: Community Voices

These short vignettes, "sonic IDs," are sound portraits and short stories that weave throughout the broadcast day of WCAI. Below you'll find samples of the hundreds in our archives. We'll also post new sonics, added as we get them.

Atlantic Public Media helps create the "Sonic IDs." The core producing team for Sonic ID project is Jay Allison, Viki Merrick, and the staff of WCAI.

See what the broadcasting newspaper Current has to say about the Sonic ID project.

An archive of some of our earliest sonics is here

The Sonic ID project was awarded a regional Edward R. Murrow award for the best use of sound by the Radio Television News Directors Association.

Marshmallow / https://bit.ly/2yJAGc7 https://bit.ly/1ryPA8o

Song of the sea.

Fresh Sonic: Burn

Sep 26, 2018
Vladmir Agafonkin / bit.ly/2N0MwSd / bit.ly/1ryPA8o

Can I burn today?

Senza Senso / https://bit.ly/2yJXzfP https://bit.ly/1ryPA8o

"I just looked up how to do it an started practicing."

Pierre Metivier / https://bit.ly/2IuDBFk https://bit.ly/RT9dL0

Tap dancing takes to the streets. 

Catharticflux / bit.ly/2yuSJTn / bit.ly/RT9dL0

Good, solid cranberries. 

Raita Futo / https://bit.ly/2yMjVgy https://bit.ly/1ryPA8o

What's the difference between a cat lover and a cat social worker? 

Yiin Rei Huan / bit.ly/2IuvKaB / bit.ly/1ryPA8o

It didn't happen here. 

Calvin / https://bit.ly/2zkDE7n https://bit.ly/RT9dL0

The eternal quest of the bookstore employee.

Fresh Sonic: Collectors

Aug 8, 2018
Chris Sawtelle / bit.ly/2KmRdnL / bit.ly/RaejCi

Scared of clowns? Steer clear of these local collectors. 

Fresh Sonic: 100 Years

Aug 1, 2018
creinehr / https://bit.ly/2M4l0SL https://bit.ly/RT9dL0

15 hours of sleep per day multiplied by 100 years...you do the math. 

Fresh Sonic: Whalesighting

Jul 25, 2018
Isaac Kohane / https://bit.ly/2yLXzMi https://bit.ly/1jxQJMa

Liam Russo or Captain Ahab? You decide.

Alan Levine / https://bit.ly/2RfFNGn

  

Robert Martin & Mark S. Petteruti work together -- quite a lot. 

Fresh Sonic: Full

Jul 4, 2018
Alden Jewell / https://bit.ly/2I5J2KI https://bit.ly/1ryPA8o

Don't mess with Ronnie Bereta. Or her parking lot. 

Fresh Sonic: Another Short List

Jun 27, 2018
Raul Pacheco-Vega / bit.ly/RT9dL0

Another short list from Jonathan Harris.

Mark Faherty

Lifeguard Liam Russo explains how piping plovers impact beachgoers at Head of the Meadow Beach in Truro. 

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