Triptone was established in 2003 by award winning producer, Christian Cudnik. Christian uses digital audio and video to create original content
featuring art, culture and history. HIs early radio influences were Orson Welles, Chuck Thompson, Paul Harvey and Jon Miller. He began his broadcasting career in Baltimore, Maryland. During the early 1990's, he worked at heritage rock station WIYY before moving to Philadelphia. In 1998, he joined WMMR and a legendary broadcasting line up featuring Pierre Robert and Earle Bailey. Kevin Gunn and Steve Lushbaugh are considered major production influences.
Christian attained the number-one-ranked afternoon radio program in Philadelphia, and was nominated for two AIR Awards including, “Best Field Reporting” and “Best Evening Program-Host.” In 2003, he moved to St. Louis and hosted programs on St. Louis Public Radio for a decade.
Christian was awarded two Regional Emmy Awards and three Telly Awards for his television work. His documentaries have aired on PBS, and include “Enduring Tradition: Ballet in the Heartland", “Collective Improvisation: The Story of Jazz in Saint Louis", "Seeking Freedom", “Uncovering Ancient Saint Louis", "Wallace Herndon Smith: Artist Without Boundaries", and "Footsteps into the World Beneath".
His interviews include a variety of diverse artists including David Robertson, Semyon Bychkov, Joshua Bell, Ozzy Osbourne, REM, Hamiet Bluiett, KISS, Roger Waters, Graham Nash, Pokey LaFarge, Peter Boal, Ashley Bouder, Jacques d'Amboise, Jennifer Homans,Tiler Peck, Maria Chapman, Jock Soto, Jennie Somogyi, Robert Fairchild and Sara Mearns.
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