Audiograph's Sound of the Week: Point Reyes Lighthouse | KALW

Audiograph's Sound of the Week: Point Reyes Lighthouse

Jul 26, 2013

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.

Listen above and read on for the answer...

BARBARA POYSER: We are here at Point Reyes National Park right on the coast. Looking at the lighthouse from, I don’t know, how far are we up?

LUANNE WOLFF: We’re a little bit more than halfway up the 308 steps. And we’re just talking about how, for how many years? Seventy? One hundred years? That people manned this station and kept it clean and the lamps burning and the lenses polished.

Congratulations to this week's winner, Charlie Lavery. 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.

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