Feature article in August 2006 AIRblast

Steve Rathe: Murray Street Productions 

Steve Rathe

This year Murray Street Productions celebrates 25 years of independent public radio production, marketing and project development. Founder and president Steve Rathe says, “I'm not sure if we're the last of the dinosaurs or something completely new.”

No need to wonder. Murray Street's content remains cutting-edge: sponsored “Stat!” podcasts, specials

for NPR and PRI, the 14th season of Jazz at Lincoln Center Radio, a new Symphony Space Live series, a doc on Father of the Blues WC Handy (with Artemis Media), and re-distribution of 1990's HEAT with John Hockenberry—right on time for presentation by and WNYC.

“Everyone sees the end product,” says Rathe, “and not the fundraising and development that gets productions made—and the marketing team and stations that get them to the audience. I've been lucky to be surrounded and supported by some very hip, talented people for more than 25 years.”