TRADITIONS playlist #17-49

Airing live on WFDU on Sunday, December 4, 2017 from 3-5pm Re-broadcast Saturday, December 9, 2017 and Tuesday, December 12, 2017 (with a bonus hour) on (Tune in to for the 2-hour version of WFDU’s TRADITIONS each Sunday from 3pm to 5pm Eastern Time over WFDU-FM 89.1 in the … → read more

Podcast: Batter Up!
Episode #17-16 | airing 4-19-17


This week on The Sing Out! Radio Magazine we celebrate the arrival of Spring with a program of tunes about or associated with The National Pastime. I have been a baseball fan my entire life from the days of playing on neighborhood teams on vacant lots until today when I … → read more

TRADITIONS playlist for February 12, 2017

Last week, in response to a recent post I made here in the Folk Music Notebook (“We Can Turn This Ship Around” – January 18, 2017 ), Christine Lavin sent out the word to the singer-songwriter contingent of the folk music community that I was both receptive to and welcoming new topical songs. … → read more

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

Faster Folk

Roy Zimmerman

& WFDU-FM’s TRADITIONS Playlist for April 17, 2016 Folk songs, once recognized as transmitted from generation to generation in an oral tradition, took on a new method of delivery during the folk revival. Songs would be written and tried out on audiences in the clubs and coffeehouses. If the new … → read more


Tickets are going very, very fast. Less than 25 tickets remain for this Sunday’s (March 29) concert at the Fair Lawn Community Center when the Hurdy Gurdy Folk Music Club presents “TraditionsFest” at 2pm. The afternoon concert will benefit WFDU-FM and Traditions. We strongly suggest ordering in advance at!!!!This … → read more