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Chris Campbell is a broadcast personality who has enjoyed various roles including host of the multi-genre electronic music show the Progressive Underground on Detroit-NPR affiliate 101.9 WDET-FM, curating musical journalistic pieces for the arts and entertainment show “Culture Shift,” correspondent with NPR & NPR Music curating segments such as “Heavy Rotation,” “Songs We Love,” or special long form features on various tastemakers and trendsetters who impact global music and culture.
Campbell has also served as emcee of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s “Paradise Jazz Series,” “Concerts at the Cube,” and co-host of the Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre’s “Jazzy Wednesdays Summer Concert Series,” hosting numerous national and internationally-renowned acts. He has also curated and hosted Detroit Performs LIVE on PBS-affiliate WTVS-Channel 56, and moderated several community town halls, panel discussions, interviews, industry showcases, and press unveilings.
Campbell sees Cap Radio as more than a radio station – but rather a premier news institution that connects and empowers the community, while enhancing its cultural mosaic. As a self-proclaimed pop culture, comic book, basketball, film and news junkie, he is often going through discount bins at obscure record stores, adding to his burgeoning comic book/graphic novel collection or sitting through movie credits to see if he knows anyone who worked in the film.
October 13, 2023
The open mic-style series, created by Jacob Swedlow of the band LabRats, has helped create a space for Sacramento artists and musicians to find community and launch new ideas.
July 21, 2023
Ahead of a performance July 21 at the Thunder Valley Casino Resort, Gray spoke with CapRadio about her life, career and the future
July 20, 2023
Musician Frederic Yonnet says he uses the harmonica as the main voice in his music, transcending boundaries and reimagining the instrument’s role in music.
July 13, 2023
Afrofuturism is a growing genre covering music, films and books. CapRadio’s Chris Campbell spoke with author Denise Crittendon about her novel’s latest entry in the genre.
June 28, 2023
Funk vocalist Dawn Silva joined CapRadio’s Chris Campbell to talk about her newly-released autobiography and career in the funk music industry.
June 26, 2023
Robert Glasper will perform at the Blue Note Jazz Festival in Napa this July, but once that’s over, he has more plans cooking on the backburner.
June 20, 2023
Erykah Badu is performing at the Golden 1 Center on Tuesday. CapRadio’s Chris Campbell spoke to her about her 25-year career, leading up to her latest tour.
June 14, 2023
For neo-soul singer Tracy Cruz, fusing American pop, soul, R&B and Tagalog ballads is a way to break the mold while also singing true to her experiences.
June 7, 2023
Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll Tina Turner died last month at the age of 83 in her Swiss home. CapRadio’s Chris Campbell chose five standout songs by the singer in remembrance of her life and illustrious career.
June 2, 2023
The three-day festival will return with Grammy Award-winning producer Robert Glasper as the artist-in-residence. Performers include Mary J. Blige, Chance the Rapper, Big Freedia and DJ Jazzy Jeff.