Jack Morgan

Arts and Culture Reporter

Jack Morgan has spent 35 years in electronic media doing both television and radio.

In his mid 20s he was known as Robbin Banks at two San Angelo FM stations but the bulk of his career has been spent at PBS stations -- from Austin's KLRU, Orlando's WMFE, Burlington's Vermont Public Television, and San Antonio's KLRN.

At KLRN he spent 5 years as director of production where he was responsible for three hour-long programs with the San Antonio Symphony. Jack was also responsible for KLRN's ARTS program during its startup, and co-produced Texas Week With Rick Casey.

Ways To Connect

Maya Sokovic (San Antonio)

An Austin music group is coming to a special San Antonio venue.  They call themselves the Austin Troubadours.

“We specialize in performing music of the Medieval and Renaissance times.”

 Slobon Vujisic is their Music Director, and they don’t play ancient music on modern instruments.

 “Exactly. They are authentic replicas of the instruments of the time.”

 You won’t find them at the local music store.

 “Those are really hard to get, I can tell you we have a great collection of replicas and medieval and renaissance instruments.”

Sidney Smith

I came across a musician who takes an instrument you know, and makes it do things you might not know it can do. He’s Gideon Freudmann, and he plays cello in very unexpected ways. 

(see music video at bottom)

He's performing in South Texas this month, and oddly, it's been quite difficult to get here. In fact, he’s been trying to get to Boerne for a long time. Someone there heard him on National Public Radio, and began a correspondence to get him to come here.  

Matthew Price

All a bridge really has to do is to get you from one place…to another. But I've found one that does quite a bit more. It gives you an artistic experience.

"They talk about place making in public art…”

City Department of Culture and Creative Development’s Jimmy LeFlore.

“…and that’s about trying to connect our built environment to the people that live there, and the culture and history that we all share.”

We walked the bridge, located a few hundred yards east of the AT&T Center.

“We are at East Houston Street right at the Salado Creek bridge.”

Liz Garza Williams

The San Antonio Symphony is taking music to one of the city’s most intimate places to view music being made.  Akiko Fujimoto is the Associate Conductor.

“We have the second Baroque concert of the season. We are performing the Brandenburg Concertos by Bach. Out of the six concertos we are performing numbers one, three and five. The odd-numbered ones.”

They’re performing the odd-numbered ones in a not-so-odd venue.

(Editor's Note: this is a good story to hit "Listen" above)

There’s a new slice of San Antonio culture that’s being created in the Alamo City. But you might have to look for it in places where you haven’t looked before. I dialed it in, and afterwards, talked to its creator. It audio intro has a very retro radio feel to it.

“From downtown San Antonio, Tejas, this…is Radio Bomba. Underground notes on San Anto Cultura.”

If the man voicing that intro sounds familiar, there’s a reason.

“This is Robert Livar with Bombasta.”