Sidewalk Radio, a monthly special feature on AM 1690 “The Voice of the Arts”, is a show about real estate that’s not really about real estate at all, or at least as we typically consider it. More importantly, we cover life in the modern city by exploring cultural and physical development through the lens of history, and in the context of community. Creator & Host, Gene Kansas, sits down with artists, architects, designers, developers, planners, preservationists, chefs, skateboarders, civil rights icons, educators and even entomologists from time to time. These are the ones making things happen, the leaders shaping the new cultural continuum. These fascinating interview subjects give us insight into the way we live in and enjoy our cities, revealing the history and culture that make life worth living (or at least a lil’ more interesting). We hope you enjoy!
About The Host
Gene Kansas, originally from New Orleans, is a writer, an urban explorer and an entrepreneur. He has lived in Atlanta since 1995, where he began his career as a content developer for TNT. Kansas, a published author since the age of 21, has owned his own advertising agency, and currently serves as President of Gene Kansas | Commercial Real Estate, a company he founded in 2003. GK|CRE focuses on in-town Atlanta, and specializes in representing investors, developers, community oriented, creative companies and large non-profits. Kansas serves on The Board of Big Brothers Big Sisters, where he has been a mentor and volunteer for 14 years, served for 3 years on The Board of the Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center, and guest lectures often for Georgia Tech, Georgia State, SCAD and a variety of real estate organizations. In addition to being highlighted on NPR as an industry expert, Kansas has been featured in USA Today, Charleston’s Post and Courier, Atlanta Magazine, the Atlanta Journal Constitution, The Atlantan, has been honored for his work by Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles “20 Under 40”, the Atlanta Business Chronicle “40 Under 40”, and by proclamation from the City of Atlanta.
AM 1690 strives to bring all the best of the art world to Atlanta radio. With an ever-growing library of music, ranging from bluegrass of the early twentieth century to the latest independent rock releases to folk songs of the 1960s to afro-beat tunes, AM 1690 has just about every musical genre, era, and taste covered. The station stands behind a belief that music holds an invaluable significance in our culture, and blurs the boundaries set by traditional radio station labels. Additionally, AM 1690 harmoniously mixes its diverse musical playlists with thought-provoking book, movie, and theater reviews and reflections, interviews with individuals from every background and with every passion, relevant news stories, and clever, creative skits. No day of programming is the same, promising a fresh, dynamic listening experience with every tune-in. Through its engaging array of musical, literary, and cultural programs, AM 1690 provides for its listeners a strong and much-needed “Voice of the Arts.” Oh, and of course, AM 1690 has Sidewalk Radio!
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