GPB’s WMUM/89.7 FM will host America’s most dynamic oral history program in Macon, Georgia beginning on Thursday, February 10, 2011. The distinctive StoryCorps MobileBooth Airstream Trailer Studio will be located in the heart of Macon’s Historic District with oral history interviews captured through mid-March.
The stories of people in Macon, Georgia are essential to the StoryCorps archive and will be preserved for future generations to hear. StoryCorps Macon will continue the mission to collect and share the voices of individuals from all walks of life and all parts of our nation – voices not traditionally represented in mainstream media.
StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit project whose mission is to honor and celebrate each others lives through listening. We travel the country year-round recording the stories, life experiences, and conversations of everyday people. We preserve these recordings in our archive at the Library of Congress, and we broadcast selected stories every Friday on NPR’s Morning Edition.
Alan is one of the founders of Capricorn Records in Macon. He managed up and coming musicians like Percy Sledge, the Allman Brothers and Otis Redding. His daughter Jessica asks him about his journey in the music business and how it affected his life.