The Real – Episode 021 – Clay Sayre

11911160_10153590859881974_1269406683_nOn this week’s episode of The Real with Mark Wolfe and Steve Adams, make-up artist and Star Trek fan Clay Sayre joins us via Skype from Georgia.

Clay (or Clayton to Mark) is a native of St. Albans. Both Clay and Mark were part of a group of Star Trek fans in the Kanawha Valley. Clay turned that love into a career in special effects makeup, but later discovered a love for teaching. Clay found a way to combine his hobbies into several appearances on Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II. Mark teamed up with his old friend in the most recent episode “Mind-Sifter.”

You can learn more about Clay’s work at claysayre.com.

Show length is 58:46.

Download The Real Episode 21 here.

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You can catch The Real live every Monday night at 6 p.m. on WTSQ 88.1 FM, thestatusquo.org.

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The Real – Episode 020 – Douglas Imbrogno and Albert Perrone


11889422_1009993495712628_7620507598181769743_nOn this week’s episode of The Real with Mark Wolfe and Steve Adams, we sit down with Douglas Imbrogno and Albert Perrone.

Douglas and Albert are two-thirds of The BrotherSisters, an electric folk band out of Charleston, West Virginia. Douglas is the new assistant features editor for the mighty morphing Charleston Gazette-Mail and has been a local pioneer of multimedia journalism for many years. He also helped start Third Eye Cabaret, a local music and art revue.

We talk to these two about the changing shape of journalism and new media, the local music scene, and we hear a couple songs off their new album “You Can’t Be Lost.”

Website for The BrotherSisters.

Follow Doug on Twitter.

Like Third Eye Cabaret on Facebook.

Show length is 58:53. 

Download The Real Episode 20 here.

Subscribe to The Real on iTunes to have the show delivered to your computer or mobile device every Friday morning.

You can catch The Real live every Monday night at 6 p.m. on WTSQ 88.1 FM, thestatusquo.org.

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The Charleston Gazette Profiles The Real with Mark Wolfe and Steve Adams

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“The State’s Largest Newspaper” takes a look at our podcast and the growing West Virginia podcast community.

Charleston Gazette writer Douglas Imbrogno and photographer Sam Owens were in studio last week as we interviewed Spencer Elliott for episode 13 of The Real with Mark Wolfe and Steve AdamsThe full article came out today, along with a great video.

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The Real – Episode 019 – Kenneth Lavender and Ray Whiting with WTSQ 88.1 FM

11903881_1006723016039676_8205712190291188990_nOn this week’s episode of The Real with Mark Wolfe and Steve Adams, we sit down with WTSQ 88.1 FM board members Kenneth Lavender and Ray Whiting. Kenneth and Ray co-host The Locker Room w/ Ray & Josh on Saturday mornings at 9 a.m., while, and Ray hosts Soulful Sessions Tuesday nights at 9 p.m.

We talked to these two fellas about how WTSQ came to be, what it’s doing right now, and what people can look forward to in the near future.

Check out WTSQ 88.1, The Status Quo, here.

Like WTSQ on Facebook and Follow WTSQ on Twitter. WTSQ is a listener-supported, non-profit, commercial-free radio station manned by volunteers. If you’d like to donate to keep WTSQ on the air, click here to donate.

Show length is 58:50.

Download The Real Episode 19 here.

Subscribe to The Real on iTunes to have the show delivered to your computer or mobile device every Friday morning.

You can catch The Real live every Monday night at 6 p.m. on WTSQ 88.1 FM, thestatusquo.org.

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The Real – Episode 018 – Jeff Bond

Jeff BondOn this week’s episode of The Real with Mark Wolfe and Steve Adams, we use the power of technology to chat with Jeff Bond, the new Dr. Leonard “Bones”McCoy on Star Trek: New Voyages.

Bond is a writer and producer in California. He founded Geek Monthly magazine and edited Cinefantastique magazine. He has written several books, including Planet of the Apes: The Evolution of the Legend. We had a great time talking about Star Trek and all our mutual nerd loves, all thanks to Skype.

Show length is 59:33.

Download The Real Episode 18 here.

Subscribe to The Real on iTunes to have the show delivered to your computer or mobile device every Friday morning.

You can catch The Real live every Monday night at 6 p.m. on WTSQ 88.1 FM, thestatusquo.org.

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The Real – Episode 017 – Chase Henderson

11822409_10153520559321974_8971322615268458400_nOn this week’s episode of The Real with Mark Wolfe and Steve Adams, the guys sit down with photographer and artist Chase Henderson.

We talk about his role with Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School, Wayward Burly Q, and the recent appearance of John Hodgman during FestivALL.

For more on Chase you can check out his photography here.

Show length is 58:48.

Download The Real Episode 17 here.

Subscribe to The Real on iTunes to have the show delivered to your computer or mobile device every Friday morning.

You can catch The Real live every Monday night at 6 p.m. on WTSQ 88.1 FM, thestatusquo.org.

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The Real – Episode 016 – Chuck Hamsher

11745895_995335890511722_2106209438394060897_nOn this week’s episode of The Real with Mark Wolfe and Steve Adams, we sit down and talk with Chuck Hamsher, owner of The Purple Moon and Modern By Design.

Chuck talks to us about being a small business owner in downtown Charleston, the city’s parking problems, and his work rescuing antiques and mid-century furniture from scrap heaps and landfills the world over. We also go back in time to hear some tunes from the Bark-O-Loungers, featuring Michael Lipton.

Show length is 58:57.

Download The Real Episode 16 here.

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Be sure to listen to The Real on WTSQ 88.1 FM, The Status Quo. Check local listings for day and time.

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The Real – Episode 015 – Chuck Biel

Steve Adams, Chuck Biel, and Mark WolfeOn this week’s episode of The Real with Mark Wolfe and Steve Adams, we make our grand début on WTSQ 88.1 FM, The Status Quo, with musical phenomenon Chuck Biel.

Chuck brings in some sweet tracks that we play at the SAA Productions studio, plus Chuck talks to us about how Charleston’s music scene has changed over the years and how the future of Charleston music is now. The guys also work on solving Charleston’s bicycling problems, though that’s going to take a bit of time.

Check out some of Chuck Biel’s music on Soundcloud.

Show length is 59:07.

Download The Real Episode 15 here.

Subscribe to The Real on iTunes to have the show delivered to your computer or mobile device every Friday morning.

You can catch The Real every Thursday at 5 p.m. on WTSQ on your radio at 88.1 FM or thestatusquo.org.

You can also catch The Real every Thursday at 9 p.m. at voicesofappalachia.com.

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The Real – Episode 014 – Ron Sowell

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On this week’s episode of The Real with Mark Wolfe and Steve Adams, an electrical outage messed with our equipment when we interviewed Mountain Stage Musical Director Ron Sowell.

Yet, we were saved by an iPhone microphone. Is it the best quality? Maybe not, but the interview was so good we couldn’t not bring it to you. Plus Ron plays some music for us, including a track from his album Little Movies.

Show length is 56:19.

Download The Real Episode 14 here.

Subscribe to The Real on iTunes to have the show delivered to your computer or mobile device every Friday morning.

You can catch The Real live every Thursday night at 9 p.m. at voicesofappalachia.com.

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The Real – Episode 013 – Spencer Elliott

Mark Wolfe and Steve Adams with Spencer Elliott

On this week’s episode of The Real with Mark Wolfe and Steve Adams, we have the first musical guest in the SAA Studios: guitarist Spencer Elliott.

Spencer talks about the Mother Nang days, the changing face of Charleston’s music scene, and his unique style of guitar playing. He also plays an original composition for us. His new CD, Some Forgotten Color is out now! We close out the show with a song from that album, titled “Elipsos.”

Mark also announced some big news! You will soon be able to listen to The Real on 88.1 WTSQ, The Status Quo. We’ll have more news on that soon. We’re also continuing our successful partnership with Voices of Appalachia. Now you have multiple opportunities to hear The Real.

Also special thanks to Douglas Imbrogno and Sam Owens with The Charleston Gazette for stopping by for our show. Look for the Gazette’s feature on The Real soon!

Show length is 50:50.

Download The Real Episode 13 here.

Subscribe to The Real on iTunes to have the show delivered to your computer or mobile device every Friday morning.

You can catch The Real live every Thursday night at 9 p.m. at voicesofappalachia.com.

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