Darius Barati is a talented, Emmy-award winning television producer/director, dedicated community advocate and an avid supporter of the arts.
In 2014, he began production on the television series Lost River Sessions, which features emerging folk, bluegrass and Americana musicians. Filmed in a variety of local settings, the program explores the region’s storied music scene while showcasing the uniqueness of the area. The show airs nationally on multiple PBS member stations and has received six Emmy awards. Darius has earned four Emmys.
In 2016, LRS launched into a radio program on WKU Public Radio and a live concert series in downtown Bowling Green.
Darius truly embodies the WKU PBS mission of public service by actively mentoring the student production crew working on LRS. He provides valuable training and takes the time to educate, encourage and celebrate each student’s contributions—inspiring the next generation of talented, engaged citizens.