About This Show
Mixtape Beacon is the podcast for people who love music and conversation that’s not controlled and managed by corporate sponsors and consultants. It’s radio the way it was intended to be. When we say “mixtape”, we mean it in the old school way. It’s the product of sitting in front of your turntable with a stack of records and trying to come up with just the right sequence of songs to put on your cassette. Back in the day, we played our mixtape in the car or on our Walkman. The mixtape was our traveling companion who never let us down and put a stamp on the mood we were in or the moment we were living.
The Mixtape Beacon Theme Song is produced by The Illchemist.
Mixtape Beacon is hosted by Terry Nelson and occasionally co-hosted with Adam McKible. From time to time we will also bring in guest to talk music, books, life or whatever else is on their minds and in the process, we’ll spin some tunes.
Terry Nelson is the founder and Executive Director of the Beacon Independent Film Festival. From 1983-1985, he was the Music Director and Assistant Program Director at KSCR, the University of Southern California student run radio station. May 2015 will mark 30 years since Terry last hit the airwaves. He’s very happy to be back!