About Ron Olesko

For over 40 years, Ron has been a radio programmer with WFDU-FM in Teaneck, New Jersey. He created WFDU-FM’s TRADITIONS in 1980, a show that he continues to host and produce every Sunday afternoon from 3 to 6pm Eastern Time.

He’s the president of and booker for the Hurdy Gurdy Folk Music Club in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, and is a regular contributor to Sing Out! as well as the host of the Folk Music Notebook blog on this site. Ron can also be found emceeing concerts and festivals around the NYC/NJ area.

A lifelong Mets fan and a rabid soccer geek, Ron is a Red Bull season ticket holder since their inception and will most likely be in his seat when not in the studio.

WFDU-FM’s THE SESSION playlist for November 10, 2006

(Tune in to THE SESSION every Friday at noon ET over WFDU-FM 89.1 in the NYC/Northern New Jersey or on the web at www.wfdu.fm) ARTIST Tune / SongALBUM LABELTheme: COLM O’DONNELL The Dublin ReelFarewell to Evening Dances BogfireCARA DILLON Brockagh BraesAfter the Morning www.compassrecords.comLÚNASA Road to BargaSé www.compassrecords.comELIOT GRASSO & … → read more

NERFA 2006

No matter how you define “folk music”, you could not have a problem finding something to your liking at the 2006 Northeast Regional Folk Alliance (NERFA). Once again the event was held at Kutsher’s Resort and Convention Center in the Catskills. Since 1994, hundreds of folk musicians, promoters, media and … → read more