WAM is proud to present Wide Open Road: The West Australian Music Podcast, a podcast series sharing the diverse stories of people in WA contemporary music across the decades.

Wide Open Road is a celebration of the richness and diversity of WA’s music community; from journalists and music managers through to musicians, photographers and music historians. Through the stories of these people, it explores the landscape of WA’s contemporary music across the decades from the suburban pop, rock and blues of the 60s and 70s through to the wide-reaching, genre-blending artists of today.

Hosted by WA musician, RTRFM presenter and WAM Audience Development Officer, Em Burrows, Wide Open Road delves beneath the surface in the search for WA music’s unheard stories and unique perspectives. Each episode features a long-form interview with a special guest and provides a rare insight into their personal stories and life in music.

The first series features eight episodes recorded at SAE Institute and, in some cases, via Zoom. Guests include Perth’s Afro-Kreol queen Grace Barbé, seasoned rock journalist Bob Gordon, and LA based electronic musician/producer Kučka.

Wide Open Road: The West Australian Music Podcast is now streaming on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify and other regular streaming platforms. You can find out more about the series and stream each episode at podcast.wam.org.au

WAM would like to thank SAE Institute for their support in the recording of Wide Open Road: The West Australian Music Podcast, and acknowledge the ongoing support received from WAM’s core funding partners, the State Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, and Lotterywest; and the Australia Council for the Arts and APRA AMCOS.

Find out more about WAM here.