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.

Fresh Sonic: Hymn

Apr 3, 2019
rabiem22 / https://bit.ly/2KqFdld

Patty Thomas sings a Lebanese hymn for peace.

anjuli_ayer / https://bit.ly/2N3nl1x

The late Dave Mash shares his fish cook philosophy.

Robin Agarwal / https://bit.ly/2N2CwIv

Laela Sayigh on the awe of seeing a Blue Whale.

George Chelebiev / https://bit.ly/2N64anA

Angel Quinonez listing his more popular tattoo requests.

Rafael / https://bit.ly/2Iv68KT

Danek Forsmen talks about his first deep sea dive in WHOI's Human Occupied Vehicle "Alvin."

Erin / https://bit.ly/2KzcHCa

Produced by Helen Woodward and Atlantic Public Media.

Luca Bruno / https://bit.ly/2yDXFp7

Fresh Sonic: Survival

Jan 30, 2019
SalFalko / https://bit.ly/2yHASJ4

Perez shares his story on survival and opportunity.

Fresh Sonic: Bakesale

Jan 23, 2019
Jessica Spengler / https://bit.ly/2KhpzbM

Tough decisions at a bakesale in Falmouth.

Fresh Sonic: At Sea

Jan 16, 2019
Christopher Michel / https://bit.ly/2tJuo6T

Librarian Michael Dyer on the history of whale ship logbooks.

cicicola-zy / https://bit.ly/2ttjIKa

The late Maynard Silva shares his love for playing the harmonica.

Fresh Sonic: Who?

Dec 26, 2018
Gwen / https://bit.ly/2zZ594t

You might be familiar. 

Ben Bawden / https://bit.ly/2QnTkua

That's what you're out here for.

Fresh Sonic: Racism

Dec 5, 2018
Jason / https://bit.ly/2y3xQLz

The late Dean K. Denniston Sr. shares his experience with prejudice on Martha's Vineyard. 

davecito/MAPCO / https://bit.ly/2Iw3Eh0

David Lamprey looks back on the town of Falmouth, as he knew it. 

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