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Music Lives on Martha’s Vineyard

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Music is a part of life for many who call Martha’s Vineyard home, and not just those who play music professionally. James Taylor and Carly Simon come to mind, but the island’s rich and long legacy of music dates back to the Islands first settlers, the Wampanoag, and continues on today. Music on Martha’s Vineyard, a History of Harmony is a new book co-authored by Thomas Dresser and Jerry Muskin. Mindy Todd interviews them on The Point.

Mindy Todd is the host and producer of The Point on WCAI which examines critical issues for Cape Cod and the Islands. She brings more than 30 years of experience in radio and television to WCAI. After starting her broadcasting career as a midday DJ at WARE in Ware, Massachusetts, she quickly advanced to host of the morning drive show, which in 1981, made her one of the few women in broadcasting to anchor her own morning show. Her career has covered nearly all aspects of broadcasting. She has been a radio disc jockey, a traffic reporter, a television news anchor and reporter, a program director, talk show host, and even a ski reporter. Her television work brought her to White River Junction, VT, Portland, ME, Indianapolis, IN and Nashville, TN. Mindy also worked at radio stations in West Palm Beach, FL, Hartford, CT, Boston, MA and Lebanon, NH. She has received numerous awards, most recently her 5th National PRNDI (Public Radio News Directors Incorporated) award for best Call-in program and best Interview.