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Arch City Radio Hour - Geoff Koch And The Sheldon's STL 250 Songwriting Contest

(Courtesy of Geoff Koch)

Geoff Koch

Nick Garcia sits down for a talk and performance with local singer-songwriter Geoff Koch, who talks about his songwriting process, how he got into playing music and about winning the Chevy Music Showcase (and a nice shiny tour van to boot!) and about recording his new as-yet-unreleased album in St. Louis.
Songs performed:
"Gold Dust"
"Burn it Down"


Sheldon STL 250 Songwriting Contest

Nick Garcia talks to Sheldon Marketing Director Chris Peimann about the Sheldon's STL 250 Songwriting Contest.  The contest invites submissions from local songwriters about the history and culture of St. Louis in some way, and hoping to pick the next St. Louis anthem.  There are some prizes for the top three winners, and some extra cool perks for songwriter who wins the top prize. 
Info about the contest is here.


Mike Schrand began his radio career at St. Louis Public Radio as a live recording intern from 1986 to 1988. From 1988 to 1992, he acted as Jazz ‘Till Dawn producer and host and weekend announcer, occasional engineer for Jazzstream With Walter Parker and Jazz Unlimited and Morning Edition engineer and producer. From 1992 to 1995, Schrand worked in the corporate world, but returned as a weekend announcer in 1995. In 1996, Schrand was hired as St. Louis Public Radio Traffic Director and was promoted to Assistant Program Director in 1998 and Program Director in 2001. In his spare time he writes, sings, and plays bass in the local roots quartet Salt Of The Earth, and enjoys down time with his family in St. Louis City.