The radio documentary and project website are both online and ready for your enjoyment. Here is the press release:
“Richard Ziglar and Barry Yeoman announce the release of Zydeco Nation, a music-rich radio documentary about the French Creole migration from South Louisiana to Northern California and the rise of the Bay Area’s zydeco culture. At their web site, http://www.zydeconation.org/, you can link to the hour-long documentary, watch a three-minute slideshow, look at John Noltner’s beautiful photos, listen to additional interview excerpts, and learn more about California’s zydeco culture. Please listen to the doc, offer feedback, and share this link far and wide!
Do you know a radio station that should broadcast Zydeco Nation? Please let them know. Stations may sample the program at http://www.aarp.org/zydeco, then download it free for broadcast at http://mmgny.com/zydeco. Stations that belong to Public Radio Exchange (PRX) can also sample and download it at http://www.prx.org/pieces/
Zydeco Nation is produced by Richard Ziglar and Barry Yeoman and distributed by AARP Prime Time Radio. Broadcasts are scheduled to begin in February. At that time, AARP Prime Time Radio will release the documentary to the 160 broadcast outlets in their network but will also market the documentary to radio stations outside their network.”