Reaching New Audiences

& WFDU-FM’s TRADITIONS Playlist for May 1, 2016 Since WFDU-FM held our February fund drive, I’ve been thinking about the future of radio and folk music. Not to worry, I’m fine. Even though the show did not do as well as I had hoped it would, we did “okay” and … → read more

Podcast: Batter Up!
Episode #16-10 | airing 3-09-16

Baseball

Well it’s that time of year again. With the start of Spring Training, just saying it makes me smile, we are once again assured that Winter is on the run and even better yet our favorite baseball team still has a shot at greatness-the regular season hasn’t started yet. Baseball … → read more

SORM Playlist #15-19: Tell Me A Story
(airing the week starting 5-06-15)

Emmylou Harris and Oscar

The Classics of literature have frequently been inspiration for songwriters. Sometimes they put a tune to established verse and sometimes the literary piece only serves as inspiration for a new piece of music. This week on the Sing Out! Radio Magazine we’ll hear music inspired by great literature all intended … → read more

This story has no end: Part One

Going to the Movies: Icons and Idols   The “Frankie and Johnny” story has gone through a few cinematic adaptations over the years.  It also appears in a few film musicals in productions that are otherwise unrelated to the “Frankie” story.     “She Done Him Wrong” (1933), stars Mae West … → read more

Frankie and Albert

The Frankie and Johnny mural in the House Lounge at the Missouri State Capitol “Frankie and Johnny” or “Frankie and Albert” is the most popular and commercially successful murder ballad.  I can’t think of a song that really comes remotely close.  “Frankie,” “Frankie and Albert,” “Frankie and Johnny,” and a … → read more