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.


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WFDU-FM’s TRADITIONS playlist for October 22, 2006

New music from Devils Interval, Mary Flower, IainCampbell Smith, Bonnie Lee Panda and the Four Bitchin’Babes. Chuck Mitchell sent me a very powerful re-workingof Steve Goodman’s “Penny Evans”.Also, birthday greetings to Maura Kennedy! Tune in to TRADITIONS every Sunday from 3 to 6pm EasternTime over WFDU-FM 89.1 in the NYC/Northern … → read more