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Thread #134321 Message #3054318
Posted By: Joe Offer
15-Dec-10 - 06:24 PM
Thread Name: Why do folk music radio programs fail?
Subject: RE: Why do folk music radio programs fail?
There was a long-running folk radio program in Detroit - Matt Watroba's Folk Like Us. It was one of those legendary programs, but yet it died. I think there just weren't enough people listening, despite the fact that it was a terrific program.
Utah Phillips had the Loafer's Glory program. It was terrific, but I think that eventually he just ran out of material. Luckily, it's being made available at http://www.thelongmemory.com/ - 28 of the 99 programs are now available for download.
Oscar Brand's Folksong Festival has been on the air since December, 1945, and is broadcast every Saturday, 10pm-11pm (Eastern Time), on WNYC-AM 820 in New York City and can be heard live worldwide in streaming audio: http://www.wnyc.org/stream/am.asx. Now, if we could download every one of Oscar's programs that has been broadcast since 1945, would we need anything more?