Folks across the country tuned in for the first broadcast of "Ready Made Radio," the latest creation by Bernadette Vielbig, a nationally known artist represented locally by Lorinda Knight Gallery. Vielbig, who is also an instructor at SFCC, created the new public radio program with the help of a grant by Washington State Arts Commission.

The show airs every Thursday at 3pm PST on KYRS, 89.9 or 92.3 FM. Internet listeners, such as those listening from as far away as Seattle during the first broadcast, tune into To listen over the web, simply click on "Listen Now," then the yellow volume knob.

Vielbig has been interviewing local people in the arts, starting with Tom O'Day, a fellow instructor at SFCC who, as Vielbig quipped, "likes to blow things up." Other interviewees include Gabe Brown, a performance-based and installation artist who recently had a show at the MAC, and yours truly, who got an opportunity to talk about the current/continuing state of apathy for the arts in our culture.

Broadcasts are fairly spontaneous and lively, peppered with questions, snippets of music or other audio provided by the interviewee, and infused with Vielbig's trademark mahogany-toned laughter. Vielbig is always looking for interesting her at 509.747-3012 or via email at