Eddie Garcia began his career as an audio engineer at the age of 13 when he figured out how to record fuzz guitar into his family’s Hi-Fi VCR. Many trips to Radio Shack later, he purchased a Tascam 424 MKII 4-track and hasn’t stopped pressing record since. After years of playing in bands, recording bands, and setting up rickety PA systems, he studied recording engineering at GTCC. During this time he was also a DJ at 90.9 WQFS, Guilford College’s student run radio station. In the spring of 2007 he began an internship with WFDD where he earned the nickname “The Productionator.” With a ravenous appetite for information and a love of new sounds and ideas, public radio was a great fit.
Since officially joining WFDD in the fall of 2007, Eddie recorded or edited audio heard on Triad Arts, Story Corps, Marketplace, Voices & Viewpoints, WFDD News, and many other programs. He then served as the Technical Producer of Triad Arts Weekend, where he assembled the one hour show, recorded the Live in Studio A sessions, and produced Kairoff at the Keyboard.
A lifelong music/film/pop-culture obsessive, it was only a matter of time before he began interviewing artists. Beginning in June 2013 his interview segments with musicians, filmmakers, authors, and more were heard on Triad Arts & Triad Arts Weekend. The Triad Arts Weekend team of David Ford, Bethany Chafin, and Garcia won national Gabriel Awards in the category of Arts-Local Release in 2014 & 2015 for episodes of Triad Arts Weekend. Eddie then took the music & talk to the people with the Winston-Salem Forsyth County Arts Council-partnered project Triad Arts Live.
Independently Eddie engineered the award-winning Maya Angelou’s Black History Month Special from 2011 - 2014. He has also run live sound at The Garage in downtown Winston Salem, engineered events at SECCA, and hosted karaoke (seriously) at Krankies, The Garage, and Single Brothers. He has been seen leading panel discussions & hosting events for Phuzz Phest & RiverRun International Film Festival. He is a BMI-affiliated songwriter, and led the Winston-Salem based band Jews and Catholics for 10 years. His current guitar-driven music project is a "psychedelic-cinematic exploration of chaos and beauty" called 1970s Film Stock. He was also a recipient of a Regional Artist Project Grant in 2014-2015 from The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County.