Podcast: Not For Kids Only
Episode #16-33 | airing 8-17-16

It’s been really warm here in the Northeast with humidity levels higher than usual during the Summer. I have noted a distinct decrease in the number of kids coming out to play in these sultry days. I can recall that by this time in the Summer I was bored with … → read more

Podcast: Dylan at 75
Episode #16-24 | airing 6-15-16

Bob Dylan celebrated his 75th birthday on May 24th. This week’s program celebrates Bob and features some great covers of his tunes and some rare recordings of Bob as artist and sideman. We’ll hear classic songs from Ian & Sylvia, John Martyn, Johnny Cash, Fairport Convention, the Byrds, The Carolina … → read more

Ron Olesko’s Favorites of 2014

Ron Olesko on the air at WFDU-FM on June 15, 2004

WFDU-FM’s TRADITIONS Playlist for January 4, 2015 Everyone has favorites, and these are mine. I hesitate from calling this list a “best of” because we all have different opinions and I firmly believe that art has no limits to what can be achieved. The list below represents new CDs that … → read more

PETER PAUL and MARY: Discovered

          PETER PAUL and MARY Discovered Rhino www.rhino.com   I suspect that there are lots of things that the average person doesn’t know about Peter, Paul, and Mary. We think of them, if we think of them at all, as earnest and goofy, perhaps due to … → read more

“Betty and Dupree” – A Digital Compendium, Part 2 – The Classics

Note: this is Part 2 of a two part series.  Read Part 1 here. So, down to the jewelry store packing a gun he said, “Wrap it up, I think I’ll take this one.” “A thousand dollars please,” the jewelry man said. Dupree he said, “I’ll pay this one off … → read more

PETER, BETHANY & RUFUS – AN INSTANT CLASSIC FOR ALL

Peter, Bethany & Rufus Whenever I come across a CD with the words “Family Classics” in the title, accompanied by a track list that features well known folk songs, my Pavlovian response is to run away as it brings back memories of cheaply produced sing-along tapes geared for children that … → read more