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Programmer Mark Hayes

Mark Hayes

Host of:
Sunday Time Warp [Sunday 1pm-3pm]

Mark Hayes has been involved with 88.9 FM WDNA since 2004, when he became the station’s critic-at-large, writing and producing Passing Notes, a regular feature on books, music, and general commentary that can be heard each Friday at 11:05 am. In 2006 and 2007, he hostedEarly Jazz Weekend Session and the new music show Straight, No Chaser, with Ed Blanco. He currently maintains his websites -- Passing Notes, which features much of the same content from his radio feature, as well as Mort-Vivant, a blog concerned primarily with zombies in popular culture.

Over the years, Mark has played guitar and bass and sung in a variety of garage bands, the most notable of which were The Elastic Waste Band and Ninja Monkeys Attack! He studied at Amherst College with British writer Caryl Phillips and at the University of South Florida.  His reviews, essays, and poetry have appeared in The Miami Herald, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The St. Petersburg Times, The Boston Herald, eJazzNewsFlak, Southern Humanities Review, Elysian Fields Quarterly, High Country News, Rattle, Opium, and Spitball, among others. In 2007, his adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac was performed by the Promethean Theater. He teaches literature, composition, and cultural studies at Palmer Trinity School, where he also directs the Center for Writing.  He lives in Cutler Bay with his wife, the actor Pamela Roza, who teaches at New World School of the Arts, along with their two sons, two cats, and a dog named Lou.

The Sunday Time Warp provides a weekend blend of jazz, blues, as well as a little funk, interspersed with bits and pieces of interviews, pop culture, and whatever else comes along.

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