Orbit Magazine was a staple in the Southeast Michigan area for its coverage of local music and art. In honor of it’s 25th birthday, Orbit is the subject of a new coffee-table book, Re-Entry: The Orbit Magazine Anthology.
The author, Rob St. Mary, is a Macomb County native who now works as a radio reporter for Aspen Public Radio.
We spoke to St. Mary about the history of Orbit, including its importance to Southeast Michigan area, and about the impact the rise of online media had on the magazine.
The anthology’s financing has been raised through crowd-funding. Last week, St. Mary received a surprise call from Kid Rock, whose support has now put the anthology past its fundraising goal and has assured its publication.
*Listen to our conversation with Rob St. Mary on Stateside at 3 p.m.