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THE EMERGENCE OF MARVIN GAYE - A Special Broadcast Presentation

Music specials host Paul Ingles and a panel of music scholars recall and celebrate the career of Motown music legend Marvin Gaye. Guest commentators are Anthony DeCurtis of Rolling Stone Magazine, Birgitta Johnson - ethnomusicologist Birgitta Johnson at the University of South Carolina, music scholar Hannah Grantham, and music writer and humanities scholar with City Colleges of Chicago, Aaron Cohen. Excerpts from an archival interview with Marvin Gaye are also heard.

THE EMERGENCE OF MARVIN GAYE - E1 of 2 - [1961 - 1971]

The Emergence of Marvin Gaye Hour One
This first of 2 episodes tracks Gaye's career from his first recordings in 1961 to his revered landmark album WHAT'S GOING ON? in 1971. That album was listed as #1 on Rolling Stone Magazine's Top 500 Albums list of All-Time, in 2020.

THE EMERGENCE OF MARVIN GAYE - E 2 of 2 - [1972 - 1984]

The Emergence of Marvin Gaye Hour 2
This second of 2 episodes tracks Gaye's career from his 1972 to his death in 1984, shot by his father during an argument at home.
The Emergence of Marvin Gaye_2

Brooklyn born Stevan Smith graduated from the exceptional Boys and Girls High School and attended the Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management at Morgan State University (Baltimore, MD), where he decided to switch to a path that would allow him to follow his passion for music. Introduced to Jazz music via Hip-Hop, Stevan started a radio programming internship at the MSU owned WEAA 88.9 FM, where he rose to Assistant Program Director. He then spent 12 years at WBGO as Traffic and Continuity Manager, where he contributed to the station's digital efforts, produced features for broadcast, and filled in as a guest announcer. For three years, Smith then served as Assistant Program Director at WNYC, during which time he continued to produce podcasts for himself and others. He returned to WBGO in 2021 as Chief Content Officer.