West Virginian Trey Kay came to New York to pursue acting, writing, and music. This led him to create and host The Natural Coffeehouse Radio Hour, channeling a Garrison Keillor-like character, for New York's WBAI. A Studio 360 contributor since the program launched, Trey has delighted in interviewing many of his heroes -- Edward Albee, Tom Waits, Sharon Olds, Spalding Gray, Diamanda Galas, Willie Nelson and Billy Joe Shaver.
One of his stories was featured in Studio 360's Peabody Award-winning hour "American Icons: Moby Dick." Trey has also reported for WNYC's Morning Edition, Day to Day, Weekend America, Marketplace, The Next Big Thing, Osgood Files and PBS's Frontline. He sings and plays guitar in the band Uncle Moon.
Trey Kay appears in the following:
Thursday, April 13, 2017
This is the hymn that became America’s anthem for civil rights.
Friday, August 19, 2016
Mike Sabath is just another suburban kid deferring his admission to Harvard to pursue dreams of pop stardom.
Friday, June 24, 2016
Carolyn Gillette, a hymn writer and Presbyterian minister, crafts lyrics that reflect our contemporary struggles.
Friday, May 20, 2016
What happens when an Army tank commander who served in Iraq finds himself at a small Northeastern liberal-arts college?
Thursday, April 30, 2015
How did “Nevermind” come to define 90s rock — and make Nirvana the last universally acclaimed rock band?
Thursday, January 01, 2015
Along with serving up a generous helping of dirtyish jokes and goofy parodies, “Mad Magazine” changed the way we consume pop culture and how we talk about world affairs.
Friday, July 25, 2014
From David Letterman to the writers of The Simpsons, generations of comedians and writers have grown up reading Mad Magazine. It changed the way we consume pop culture and the way we ...
Friday, January 03, 2014
In April, the band Nirvana is being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame — it’s been 25 years since the release of their first album, a gnarly piece of late punk called Bleac...
Friday, September 16, 2011
Twenty years ago this month, a new sound blasted the cobwebs out of every radio station in America. It was angry and bracingly cynical; the album featured a naked baby swimming towa...
Friday, April 22, 2011
Photographer Brandon Ballengée spends his days hunting for frogs with extra legs and missing eyes. He's an eco artist, and by seeking out these mutant anomalies, he hopes to bring env...
Friday, April 15, 2011
It’s been a century-and-a-half since a minstrel tune called “Dixie” debuted in New York. The song went viral, and soon North and South alike were whistling “Dixie.” With the outbrea...
Friday, April 23, 2010
In 1974, during the most turbulent schoolbook boycott in U.S. history, schools were bombed and buses hit with sniper fire in Kanawha County, West Virginia because local community members objected to works by authors like Eldridge Cleaver and Allen Ginsberg. Studio 360's Trey Kay looks into the ...
Thursday, April 22, 2010
producer, of the radio documentary “The Great Textbook War,” discusses the controversy that broke out in 1974 in Kanawha County, West Virginia, over newly adopted school textbooks. Supporters thought the textbooks would introduce students to multiculturalism, while opponents felt they undermined traditional American values. “The Great ...
Friday, April 09, 2010
Photographer Brandon Ballengée hunts for frogs with extra legs and missing eyes. Andrea Polli translates hurricane data into soundscapes. By seeking out these (sometimes bizarre) ecological phenomena, they hope to bring environmentalism to new audiences. Produced by Studio 360's Trey Kay.
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Friday, November 14, 2008
Photographer Brandon Ballengée hunts for frogs with extra legs and missing eyes. Andrea Polli translates hurricane data into soundscapes. By seeking out these (sometimes bizarre) ecological phenomena, they hope to bring environmentalism to new audiences. Produced by Studio 360’s Trey Kay
Friday, July 04, 2008
Alexis Rockman wants his paintings to help people visualize big scientific phenomena like genetic engineering and global warming. But Rockman, who has an exhibition at The Rose Art Museum through July 27th, sticks to real science when it comes to freaking his viewers out. Produced by
Friday, April 18, 2008
Photographer Brandon Ballengée hunts for frogs with extra legs and missing eyes. Andrea Polli translates hurricane data into soundscapes. By seeking out these (sometimes bizarre) ecological phenomena, they hope to bring environmentalism to new audiences. Produced by Studio 360’s Trey Kay.
Friday, December 28, 2007
Rockabilly revivalist Brian Setzer was rummaging in the Sun Records vaults, looking for unknown gems he could cover. He struck gold with Gene Simmons' "Peroxide Blonde in a Hopped-Up Model Ford," but half the tune was missing, and Gene couldn't remember the other half. What's ...
Friday, August 03, 2007
Billy Joe Shaver’s country tunes have been favorites of performers like Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Waylon Jennings, and Elvis. These songs were a huge part of Trey Kay’s childhood. And he says Shaver’s songs could touch the hearts of even the most stoic ...