All week long we've been playing this sound, and asking you to guess what exactly it is and where exactly in the Bay Area we recorded it.
This auditory guessing game is part of our new project, Audiograph, a crowd-sourced collaborative radio project mapping the sonic signature of each of the Bay Area’s nine counties. By using the sounds of voices, nature, industry, and music, Audiograph tells the story of where you live, and the people who live there with you. Every Thursday, we reveal the origins of that week's sound on Crosscurrents, and here in weekly blog posts.
KALW's Rai Sue Sussman brought us this week's sounds. Listen above for the answer...
MART BAILEY: We were allowed to go over before the cars were so, my sisters and I and our friends walked over it. One of our friend's father warned us to walk in step so that we didn't topple the bridge... He was afraid it was going to fall. It was such a beautiful day, and we didn't realize how important the bridge was. We were too young to really realize. But it was just the thrill to be there. We realized history was being made. You could see Alcatraz Island from there, and it's just a beautiful, beautiful ocean and I still get a thrill going over it. I guess you can tell I'm a true San Franciscan.
Congratulations to this week's winner, James Baum. We'll have a new sound for you to guess and another chance to win next week.
In the meantime, is there a sound from your life that should be featured on Audiograph? Call at 415-264-7106 and tell us about the sound of where you live.