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PODCAST: Reno’s Do-It-Yourself Music Scene



Reno’s creative arts generate millions of dollars in the local economy each year. That includes personal income, expenditures, government revenues, and total jobs supported by the arts.

Our new podcast series takes a dive into the realities of being an artist and musician in the Biggest Little City. The series of four episodes is reported by University of Nevada student Carly Sauvageau and edited by Holly Hutchings.

We are publishing one episode each week for the next four weeks in our regular news feed, but subscribers can listen to all episodes now here.

Special thanks also to KWNK Community Radio, which will be airing these podcasts each Monday in August 1 6 p.m.

Episode 1

“We have something to prove. We deserve a seat at the table with everyone else.”

In our first episode Carly speaks with:

  • Nick Eng, musician
  • Tommy and The Tongues
  • Clinton Neuerberg of Elephant Rifle and one of the founders of the Holland Project
  • Ben Birkinbine, UNR professor and a member of the band Fine Motor
  • “Dear-Air Dave,” DJ at The X, 100.1


Bob Conrad
Bob Conradhttp://thisisreno.com
Bob Conrad is publisher, editor and co-founder of This Is Reno. He has served in communications positions for various state agencies and earned a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2011. He is also a part time instructor at UNR and sits on the boards of the Nevada Press Association and Nevada Open Government Coalition.