Many thanks to John Weingart, host of MUSIC YOU CAN'T HEAR ON THE RADIO! Honoured to be on the same show as Iris deMent, The Band, Tony Rice, and Jackson Browne (insert head spin here!).
WPRB describes itself as "New Jersey's Only Radio Station" and John tells his story thusly, "I did my first show on WPRB from 6:00-9:00 AM on a Monday morning in February 1974. After turning on the station, I opened with Pete Seeger singing, "Oh, Had I A Golden Thread." My other memory of that show was that a woman called to say, "Young man, do you realize you are not in Nashville but rather in Princeton, New Jersey. I hope you will soon switch to music more consenent with this area." About 15 months later, I left New Jersey and, I thought, radio, but returned to both and started a 3-hour Sunday night show in February 1976 shortly after Paul Robeson died. I am so grateful that the radio gods at WPRB have let me stay and I have spent the vast majority of Sunday nights since trying to create radio that takes wonderful, interesting, sometimes funny, often political, more often reasonably obscure songs and tunes, and weaves them together to be more than the sum of their parts".