Ewan MacColl Centenary CD Tribute

Preview of a new 2-CD set honoring Ewan MacColl and WFDU-FM’s TRADITIONS Playlist for September 13, 2015   This week’s show featured a spotlight on a new CD collection that celebrates one of the folk revival’s most influential artists in honor of the 100th anniversary of his birth. Born in … → read more

Times They Are a Changing – 40 Years on the Radio

And the TRADITIONS Playlist for September 6, 2015 Glancing at the calendar on my phone just a few minutes after the “On Air” light flicked on, I came to the realization that this week marks the 40th anniversary of my involvement with WFDU-FM. In September 1975, on my first day as … → read more

Dan Schatz Shares “The Promise of the Sowing”

Preview of a new CD from Dan Schatz and WFDU-FM’s TRADITIONS Playlist for August 23, 2015 There are numerous songs that address the frailty of our environment. Numerous collections have gathered songs that point out the human impact upon our planet. Songs that address topics such as global warming, fracking, … → read more

Driving Dull Care Away

Preview of a new CD from John Roberts & Debra Cowanand WFDU-FM’s TRADITIONS Playlist for August 9, 2015 Oh why should we our lot complain Or grieve at our distress? Some think if they could riches gain T’would be true happiness. But alas in vain is all their strife Life’s … → read more

Getting Ready for Camp – Summersongs 2015

& WFDU-FM’s Traditions Playlist for July 12, 2015 Confession time. I never went to summer camp as a kid. My close friends in the neighborhood never attended either. While we had a great time making up our own activities on our own schedules each summer, I always felt that I … → read more

The Magic of The Bottom Line

& WFDU-FM’s Traditions Playlist for July 5, 2015 Back in 1975, on my first day as a freshman at Fairleigh Dickinson University, I joined the college owned radio station WFDU-FM. My love for radio, and folk music, blossomed in our Teaneck, New Jersey, studios. While I did my best to … → read more

The Return of Mya Byrne

& WFDU-FM’s TRADITIONS playlist for May 31, 2015 Note to self: invite Mya Byrne back to the show more often. This might pose some logistical issues as her appearance on the program was a “last radio visit” before she embarked on a move to San Francisco. Still, she intends to … → read more

Arlon Bennett and the Healing Project

& WFDU-FM’s TRADITIONS playlist for May 17, 2015 It is no secret that beyond the recognizable entertainment and social merits, music has powerful therapeutic values. Trained therapists have shown that music can stimulate brainwaves to increase concentration and also relieve stress. Studies have shown that music has influence in reducing blood pressure, … → read more

Bridging Traditions – Kristin Andreassen

& WFDU-FM’s TRADITIONS playlist for May 3, 2015 Singer, songwriter, dancer, instrumentalist, teacher and creative whirlwind Kristin Andreassen recently paid a visit to my radio show to share selections from her new CD Gondolier. Her performances blend powerful original songs, beautiful vocals, percussive dance and a captivating presence that draws … → read more