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Its a public radio party in your living room, as Chuck Haddix serves up the best in blues, r&b, soul, jumpin' jazz and zydeco.
In 1984, Chuck Haddix, also known as Chuck Haddock (like the fish) on the air, joined the staff of KCUR as a jazz producer. The next year, he began producing Fish Fry.
Haddix is the director of the Marr Sound Archives, a collection of 340,000 historic sound recordings housed in the Miller Nichols Library at the University of Missouri, Kansas City. Haddix teaches Kansas City jazz history at the Kansas City Art Institute.
Over the years, Haddix has contributed to a wide variety of theatrical, recording, video and film projects including Cronkite Remembers a biography of Walter Cronkite, Robert Altman's Kansas City and Merchant-Ivory's Mr. and Mrs. Bridge.
His articles have appeared in Down Beat and Living Blues Magazine. In 2005, he coauthored with Frank Driggs, Kansas City Jazz: From Ragtime to Bebop–A History with Oxford University Press. His biography of Charlie Parker Bird: The Life and Music of Charlie Parker will be published in the fall of 2013 by the University of Illinois Press.