All week long we've been playing this sound, and asking you to guess what exactly it is and where exactly in the Bay Area we recorded it.
This auditory guessing game is part of our new project, Audiograph, a crowd-sourced collaborative radio project mapping the sonic signature of each of the Bay Area’s nine counties. By using the sounds of voices, nature, industry, and music, Audiograph tells the story of where you live, and the people who live there with you. Every Thursday, we reveal the origins of that week's sound on Crosscurrents, and here in weekly blog posts.
KALW's Dora Finkelstein brought us this week's sounds. Listen above for the answer...
DAN FONTES: Pinball used to be in hardware stores, it was everywhere. In barbershops, in grocery stores... Today, you don't see it there that much, but at one point, pinball brought in more money than the entire movie industry a quarter at a time.
Congratulations to this week's winner, John Wawona. We'll have a new sound for you to guess and another chance to win next week.
In the meantime, is there a sound from your life that should be featured on Audiograph? Call at 415-264-7106 and tell us about the sound of where you live.