JPL’s Lost in the Stacks radio show made EU Jacksonville’s list of 14 Best Things of 2014. The show, which airs on WJCT Thursday nights at 11 p.m., is produced and hosted by Librarian Matthew Moyer and E-Library Specialist Andrew Coulon. Due to popular demand, the show will be expanded to two hours beginning in February.
After more than two years and 170 episodes, music fans Moyer and Coulon keep “digging” up interesting and varied music for their audience. With the entire library’s collection as their playlist, the abundance of current and old selections won’t run out anytime soon.
Moyer said, “People are constantly pleased and surprised to find that a particular band or album is part of the library’s collection.” He wants people to realize that the library collection belongs to the public—it’s for their listening pleasure.
Lost in the Stacks listeners are drawn by the flow of the show, according to Moyer, who described the format as free form, with a natural flowing of one song into the other. Guest artists, local performers, commentary and interviews are also part of the programs.
“Every time we record for Lost in the Stacks it’s an honor sharing my enthusiasm,” said Moyer. “I love answering music questions and matching people up with the right albums. This feels like a fun way to turn people on to the library’s music collection.”