WFDU-FM’s TRADITIONS playlist for August 24, 2014

WFDU-FM’s TRADITIONS Playlist for August 24, 2014 HOST: Ron Olesko During today’s show we paid tribute to two individuals who passed away during the past week: Jean Redpath and Buddy MacMaster. Both individuals dedicated themselves to perpetuating the musical traditions of their respective homes, and also introduce new communities to … → read more

WFDU-FM’s TRADITIONS playlist for August 10, 2014

WFDU-FM’s TRADITIONS Playlist for August 10, 2014 HOST: Ron Olesko A hazy, lazy, crazy day of summer inspired the playlist for today’s show. (Tune in to TRADITIONS every Sunday from 2pm to 5pm Eastern Time over WFDU-FM 89.1 in the NYC/Northern New Jersey area, or on the web at www.wfdu.fm. … → read more

Falcon Ridge preview and playlist for WFDU-FM’s TRADITIONS for July 27, 2014

WFDU-FM’s TRADITIONS Playlist for July 27, 2014 HOST: Ron Olesko With the month of July coming to a close, it means one thing to folkies – time for the annual Falcon Ridge Folk Festival! Falcon Ridge has become a magnet for folk fans in the northeast, and for the past … → read more

The Seegers and the Ramones – WFDU-FM’s TRADITIONS playlist and program notes for July 13, 2014

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

WFDU-FM’s TRADITIONS July 13, 2014 HOST: Ron Olesko Two musical “families” were showcased on today’s show, the Ramones and the Seegers. Starting a show with a memorial tribute to a member of the seminal punk band the Ramones might seem odd for a folk radio program, unless you knew Tommy … → read more

Songs for a Fabulous Fourth and Then Some – WFDU-FM’s TRADITIONS playlist for June 29, 2014

WFDU-FM’s TRADITIONS Playlist for June 29, 2014 HOST: Ron Olesko Since this was the last Sunday in June, a month traditionally associated with weddings, I shared a number of songs about love and marriage during the first hour, along with a few songs about affairs of the heart that just … → read more

Mya Byrne – The Challenges Facing Transgender Artists and playlist for WFDU-FM’s TRADITIONS for June 15, 2014

WFDU-FM’s TRADITIONS June 15, 2014 HOST: Ron Olesko I enjoy having the opportunity to invite guests into the studio to share their songs and stories. Today’s show featured one of the most moving and important discussions that I’ve had the privilege to share on WFDU-FM. My guest today was Mya … → read more

Runa visits WFDU-FM and WFDU-FM’s TRADITIONS Playlist for June 1, 2014

WFDU-FM’s TRADITIONS Playlist for June 1, 2014 HOST: Ron Olesko Three members of the group Runa traveled up the NJ Turnpike from Philly to join me in our Teaneck, NJ studios. Shannon Lamber-Ryan, Fionan de Bara and Cheryl Prashker visited WFDU to share selections from their brand new CD, Current … → read more

Songs for Memorial Day, Gun Control and the Start of Summer – WFDU-FM’s TRADITIONS Playlist for May 25, 2014

WFDU-FM’s TRADITIONS Playlist for May 25, 2014 HOST: Ron Olesko Memorial Day weekend – I hope that our audience remembers the holiday means more than the start of summer and an excuse to barbecue. I did my best to remind them of those who have served and sacrificed for their … → read more

Mother’s Day reflections – WFDU-FM’s TRADITIONS playlist for May 11, 2014

WFDU-FM’s TRADITIONS Playlist for May 11, 2014 HOST: Ron Olesko There is a certain code among Folk DJs, perhaps an unwritten law, but whenever a holiday or anniversary of an important event occurs, we have been assigned the duty to commemorate the said day on our radio programs with a … → read more