Michael Buckley is an accomplished program/arts administrator, journalist and radio documentarian.
For the past 20 years, Buckley has hosted a weekly radio program that airs Sunday mornings on 103.1 WRNR-FM Annapolis (www.wrnr.com). His show includes an eclectic mix of music and a widely acclaimed oral history interview series, “Voices of the Chesapeake Bay.” For this series, Buckley has crisscrossed the six-state, 64,000 sq. mile Chesapeake Bay watershed, interviewing over 500 of its residents: farmers, Native Americans, watermen, writers, politicians, and many others. The show has been recognized with two Governor’s Citations for Community Service and several “Best of Baltimore” awards from the Baltimore City Paper and Baltimore Magazine. Buckley’s interviews have been collected in a boxed set of CDs, a CD of Songs of the Chesapeake Bay, and a book, Voices of the Chesapeake Bay (Schiffer Publishing). At Washington College, Buckley has developed and teaches the ongoing C.V. Starr Center StoryQuest Oral History Workshop. As arts administrator Buckley is a founder and has served as managing director of the American Historical Theatre, public relations coordinator of the Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival, founder of the Philadelphia Town Meeting, and program coordinator of the New York Open Center. He is also a weekly columnist and features writer for The Capital in Annapolis.