45: Meet Bryan Frazier

If you haven't seen Bryan Frazier around town, you probably haven't been paying much attention. He's been a part of the art and music scene in Little Rock for several years. And guess what ladies? He's single!


1. Name, occupation, years in LR, neighborhood: Bryan Frazier; Asst. Station Manager at KABF 88.3FM; 14 years in LR -- since 2000; Boyle Park Neighborhood.

2. You're kind of a jack of all trades: artist, musician, educator, photographer. What is your favorite thing about your current gig at KABF? The rarity and sincerity of KABF is my favorite part about it. It's not often that a town of our size is lucky enough to possess an analog 100,000 watt non-commercial community radio station that is open to variety programming. The mission here is very different from commercial radio and their bottom line. We are here to empower people in need of a voice -people who need an outlet that is untainted by corporate agendas.  We get to produce original, local and vastly more interesting and entertaining programs for the entire world to savor. I get to produce shows for my friends and colleagues that have a compelling vision, legitimate community support and give them the opportunity to be a part of the powerful voice we have here.

I've had a vision for the station since about 2004. 2013 was extremely lucrative in expanding our young listener outreach, producing nine new shows and installing an all new studio. I foresee 2014 to be very big in reorganizing the pledge drive, bigger events, implementing a membership program, more new shows and bringing back the newsletter among many other exciting things. With 100,000 watts of power, a non commercial variety format that is the voice of community, opportunity, prosperity, art, music and a staff of volunteer DJs that operate on a labor of love, all we need is more support from community businesses that operate in an area that currently boasts 30,000 listeners per week. KABF could truly be the dominant voice of our community, and I plan to make that happen. I honestly couldn't find anything about it I don't adore.

3. What do you think is or has been the best live band in Little Rock? Some favorite AR bands of past and present (excluding my own) in no order: Ezra Lbs, Tel Aviv, Poeboy Society, Ginsu Wives, Androids of Ex Lovers, Doug DeLuca, The Wicked Good, The Gossip, Bonnie Montgomery, Grand Serenade, Landrest (Hot Springs), Collin vs. Adam, and Ho-Hum.

4. What is, hands down, your favorite meal you can only get in Little Rock? I have four:

1. Sonny Williams Steak Room: Spinach/Artichoke Heart/Crab Dip, Alaskan King Crab Legs, Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce (and a nice bottle of something very dry and crisp).

2. The Turkey Farmer Burger with Truffle Fries from Big Orange

3. Red Veggie Curry from KBird Thai Food Truck

5. It's a random Saturday -- what's on your agenda? On Saturdays I work at my dear friend, Jay Baxter's, restaurant in the River Market, Jay's Pizza. I'm there 10am-3pm -- usually making pies, concocting the slice of the day or, most recently, testing out the new flat top grill creating various sliders and lettuce wraps. If I'm not headed out of town after that or to band practice/recording sessions, I usually stop in and have an early beer at the Saucer across the street and catch up on local rag reading. After that, who knows… Dinner at one of Little Rock's fine local restaurants, catching a show at a local bar, or maybe just Pei Wei take out and Apple TV surfing...

Check out Bryan's latest musical endeavor with Twelve Tone Elevator. They will be playing with the legendary Sebadoh this Sunday at Stickyz Rock n' Roll Chicken Shack.