Artspeak Radio with Paul Corman-Roberts and Nico Gray

Artspeak Radio, Wednesday, August 24, 2022, noon – 1pm CST, 90.1fm KKFI Kansas City Community Radio, streaming live audio

Producer/host Maria Vasquez Boyd welcomes poet/writer Paul Corman-Roberts. On the second half of the program, Nico Gray producer/host of Radio Nicopisa, KKFI’s newest program takes over the airwaves.

PAUL CORMAN-ROBERTS most recent collection of poems is Bone Moon Palace from Nomadic Press. His graphic poetry chap in collaboration with Ray Swaney, “The Sincere” is forthcoming from Redwood Curtain Press. Corman-Roberts is the co-founder of Collapse Press with E. Lynn Alexander and co-founder and Director of Operations for Oakland’s Beast Crawl Literary Festival.

NICO GRAY is a writer, performance artist, and actor who has performed with Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Gorilla Theatre, 8th St. Cafe Theatre, Actor’s Craft, and Big Bang Buffet. He appeared in HBO’s Truman the Robert Altman film Kansas City. Nico has worked for Theatre League, The Midland Theatre, and is currently a marketing & advertising consultant with Union Station, KC Fringe, and KC Creates. Nico grew up in KC but has lived in Chicago, New York, and Marseille.

PREPARE FOR LAUNCH Saturday, August 27! 3-hour radio broadcast and a 2-week streaming podcast featuring an eclectic mix of music from my personal library. A ’no genre’ format will showcase songs, musicians, singer-songwriters, Dj’s, producers and record labels that are on my favorite list; giving a voice and spotlight to music and artists that are often overlooked by mainstream commercial radio. There will always be something new, something old and sometimes a surprise in the curation of Radio Nicopisa. Broadcast Saturday’s 2a – 5a; streaming live and podcasted for 2 weeks after original broadcast.


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