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Paul started at CapRadio in 1987 as a jazz host. He moved into the news department in 2001 to serve as the station’s first Arts Editor. Later came a transition to Senior Producer, then Senior Editor for Innovation.
In 2015 Paul returned to the music department to serve for six years as Managing Editor, Music and Arts, overseeing CapRadio’s classical and jazz formats and streams.
In his current role as Creative Content Producer, Paul brings high level technical and artistic knowledge and skills in support of CapRadio’s audio content production across all formats and platforms.
Paul helped develop CapRadio’s award-winning documentary unit The View From Here, exploring such topics as food insecurity, family caregiving and adults with autism through the intimate lens of first-person storytelling.
In 2006, Paul co-produced Dina's Diary, featuring Carmichael resident Dina Howard and her emotional journey through a year of breast cancer treatment. The powerful program continues to air on radio stations across the country.
From 1996 to 2002 Paul wrote and produced ten one-hour documentaries for NPR’s weekly series Jazz Profiles, hosted by singer Nancy Wilson. Erroll Garner, Paul Desmond, Mel Tormé, and Quincy Jones are among the subjects he profiled. His show on vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson was part of Jazz Profiles’ Peabody Award season of 2001.Paul has also produced shorter features for NPR on The Monterey Jazz Festival, Dave Brubeck and Ansel Adams, Moby Grape, Eric von Essen, and composer Avner Dorman’s collaboration with the Stockton Symphony.
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January 11, 2024
When he’s not performing in arenas around the world with Peter Gabriel or King Crimson, progressive rock bassist Tony Levin is often on tour with his brother Pete, playing a different kind of music in much smaller venues.
October 20, 2023
The Mills Station Arts and Culture Center in Rancho Cordova is making art accessible to more people in the region. The free admission, free parking center has galleries, classes and exhibits and sits at the confluence of bus and light rail lines.
October 17, 2023
CapRadio’s Paul Conley spoke with Sara Gazarek, member of the vocal quartet säje. The group is performing in Sacramento on Oct. 17.
August 4, 2023
Locals say Luna’s Cafe — and the man behind it, Art Luna — have made an inexplicable impact on Sacramento’s arts scene.
November 19, 2021
After the fall of the U.S.-backed government in Afghanistan in August, dozens of Sacramento-area families were stuck in the country for months. CapRadio’s Vicki Gonzalez spoke with a mother upon her family’s return.
October 30, 2021
The Latino Center of Art and Culture is hosting El Panteón de Sacramento, a recreation of a candlelit Mexican cemetery and chapel designed to showcase the cultural importance of this centuries-old tradition in many areas of Mexico and Latin America.
December 4, 2020
The groundbreaking 1959 album “Time Out” was the first jazz LP to sell a million copies. On Friday a new CD of never-before-heard alternate tracks is being released.
July 7, 2020
CapRadio Music is pleased to announce the addition of SymphonyCast to our weekly schedule, airing Sundays from 4-6 p.m.
January 31, 2020
Balinese-born jazz piano player Joey Alexander has released 5 albums, been nominated for three Grammys, been profiled on 60 Minutes and has played top venues from the Newport Jazz Festival to a sold-out Carnegie Hall to NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert.
August 9, 2018
A year before the Dave Brubeck Quartet’s famous album Time Out was released with its now classic tunes "Take Five" and "Blue Rondo a la Turk," the group toured Eurasia, which profoundly affected Dave, international audiences and two of his sons.