A resident of Inverness, Marc has been a KWMR volunteer programmer since 2009 when he created The Place We Live, a one-hour show featuring conversation with local folk about their lives and stories.
The Place We Live airs live on alternate Saturday mornings at 11:00. For more information or to see the full schedule and guest list, and to hear archived recordings of past episodes of The Place We Live, click here.
Marc then created Africa and the Diaspora, a two-hour feature of KWMR's "World Playground" series. Africa and the Diaspora began as an effort to educate listeners on the ties between the mother continent and its musical children jazz, the blues, gospel, soul, rhythm and blues and hip hop.
Africa and the Diaspora airs on the second and fourth Saturday afternoons of every month, from 2:00 to 4:00, and is now hosted by Mark Potts.
Marc also created a late night music show, Saturday Night Function, with his soul brother Mark Potts. Styled on the classic juke joints of the rural American South, the show features a rich and varied mix of the blues, rhythm and blues, soul, jazz, zydeco, reggae and contemporary music.
Saturday Night Function airs every Saturday from 10 pm to midnight, with Marc, Mark and Jeffry Wilkinson alternating as hosts. For more information or to see the full schedule and archives of Saturday Night Function, click here.
More recently, Marc has joined his long-time KWMR radio hero, Rick Clark, in hosting a monthly episode of Sunday Celebration of Sacred Music with a focus on the African American gospel tradition. Marc was first exposed to gospel as a boy in Montgomery, Alabama, experiences that inform his appreciation for multiple issues - music, politics, sociology, history and art.
Besides volunteering as a KWMR programmer, Marc is on staff as the radio station's part-time Office Administrator coordinating data, membership and volunteers. He has served on the boards of Gallery Route One, the Community Land Trust of West Marin, and Community Conversations, and writes a column for The Point Reyes Light.
A native Californian, Marc enjoys writing, gardening, travel, meditation, cooking and entertaining, and networking. He volunteers at Point Reyes National Seashore in his spare time.
Feel free to email Marc Matheson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo by Christopher Miles