Weeknights at 8pm on VIA Radio
About the Show
VIA's longest-running program, Mixed Bag provides the region's musicians an outlet for creative, contemporary music. Regular features include Homegrown Music, the weekly album review, new releases segments and the Friday night request show.
About George Graham
One of the first staff members at VIA. Produces and hosts Mixed Bag, All That Jazz and Homegrown Music on VIA Radio, and the Homegrown Music Concerts on VIA-TV.
Graham was the first employee of VIA Radio, and has been on the VIA staff since 1972. A native and resident of Carbondale, PA, he is a magna cum laude graduate of Duke University, where he majored in electrical engineering. He joined the WVIA staff in connection with the studio design and construction of WVIA-FM, but with his four years of on-air experience at the Duke University radio station, he immediately moved into on-air work. He sought to bring the kind of eclectic contemporary music radio programming that marked student radio at Duke (where he was program director) in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
He introduced Mixed Bag, which has become purportedly the longest continuously-running program of what is now called "album adult alternative" music in the country. Graham introduced Homegrown Music, a program to spotlight talented regional artists in performances from the station's studio. The series has been running continuously as a weekly series since 1976, and includes weekly recording session broadcasts, and monthly live concerts performed before a studio audience.
He also hosts VIA's All That Jazz, and presents extensive annual radio coverage of the region's jazz festivals from Delaware Water Gap and Scranton. Graham has written for regional publications, and also works as a free-lance recording engineer, producer and mastering engineer.