Hi WPRB! We wanted to start a blog series about music- and radio-related content.
So let’s talk about yodeling!
Imagine this: You’re an eighty-year-old Swiss man, standing at the top of a mountain next to another eighty year old man (your best friend and fellow chorus member for the last seventy or so years) and a bunch of other people, singing old Swiss yodeling songs in nineteen part harmony. I am not making this up. Switzerland is full of little yodeling groups, known as Jodlerclubs, with members between the ages of thirteen and eighty-five, singing songs that will literally make you cry. Continue reading →
The Love Show features community artists — specifically music, visual art and food that expresses the artists’ take on the word “love”. This year, donations to the show will go towards HiTOPS, an organization that works with adolescents to give them resources for their futures.
Come support Motorfunker and enjoy some delicious donated food and art!
You’re listening to clips from the 100 hour marathon co-hosted by WPRB’s Program Director Paul Dunn ’58 and Head Announcer Dick Morgan ’58 back in 1956.
Dunn says: “We had done many two-man shows and decided that a publicity-creating broadcast was necessary to tell the world that WPRB was back on the air after its then-permitted summer hiatus.”
The broadcast began at noon the Friday, September 14th, and finished, one hundred hours later, on Tuesday at 4.
There are some real gems in here, including some funky Bulgarian jazz and about twenty minutes of ‘echo chamber’ tomfoolery. The piece also features a bunch of clips from Dunn’s ’57 Sunday evening show, “Paul’s Place”.
If you have any old tapes or air checks from way-back-when, get in touch! We’d love to hear them. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.