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Westward ho! Kids radio show “Confetti Park” moves into California, New Mexico, Pacific Northwest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | June 2, 2017
Contact: Kathryn Hobgood, (504) 650-1238, kathryn@bienvilleray.com

Westward, ho! Kids radio show “Confetti Park” brings Louisiana music and stories to California, New Mexico, Pacific Northwest

Kids variety show and podcast from Louisiana airs on weekend mornings

Several new states on the West Coast can now enjoy a weekly half-hour children’s radio show called “Confetti Park.” The show, hosted by Katy Hobgood Ray of New Orleans, features music and stories spun in Louisiana. There are skits, poems, jokes, clapping songs, brief interviews, children’s voices, and a weekly story time. All shows are evergreen, and can be played throughout the year.

The West Coast community radio stations currently carrying Confetti Park are all members of the Pacifica Network, and include:

(For a full listing of stations that carry Confetti Park, and broadcast times, visit http://confettipark.com/podcast.)

“I hope, through Confetti Park, to showcase the diversity, depth and universal appeal of Louisiana culture, and also, to show that kids music can be really good,” says host Katy Ray. “May the families across the nation be filled with joie de vivre and a little appreciation for the bayou state as they listen to the stories and songs.”

Background of Katy Hobgood Ray

Ray, who works in communications at Tulane University in New Orleans, has a master’s degree in musicology from Tulane and is a former producer and host for Red River Radio, an NPR-affiliated public radio network in north Louisiana. She directs a children’s choir in New Orleans called the Confetti Park Players who won a Parents’ Choice Award for their first album.

With support from the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation and Music Rising at Tulane University, Katy traverses her home state to unearth music and folktales, local legends and spooky stories, colorful family memories and overlooked histories.

For the weekly segment Confetti Park Storytime, she features published children’s authors as well as interviews and encounters with everyday people on the street. Children’s voices are often used to share poems, contemporary jump rope jingles, hand-clapping games and other playground chants.

A podcast version of the show featuring shorter clips, storytime segments, and interviews is available on iTunes, iHeartRadio, and other major podcasting networks.

Community radio stations interested in carrying Confetti Park should contact confettipark@gmail.com.



CONFETTI PARK
Confetti Park is a children’s media workshop in New Orleans. We create books, mobile apps, music, videos, and special events geared toward celebrating and growing the wonder and magic of childhood. For more information, visit http://confettipark.com

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