Chuck Haddix is the Director of the Marr Sound Archives, Producer and Host of the Fish Fry on KCUR, and author of the book Kansas City Jazz: From Ragtime to Bebop and Bird: The Life and Music of Charlie Parker. As director of the Marr Sound Archives, Haddix is responsible for the preservation of over 350,000 historic sound recordings including commercial sound recordings, LPs, radio transcription discs and unique, one-of-a-kind audio collections. Chuck is preserving recorded music for the next generation and preserving an important element of our cultural heritage.


Q: Why do you think preservation is important?


A: I think it’s important to preserve our cultural heritage for future generation. If we don’t pass it along, then is will be lost.