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October 15, 2003

The Museum of Television & Radio's Ninth Annual Radio Festival

New York Event Calendar

October 2003

 

SEMINARS 

Monday, October 20

Radio's Dance Party: Felix Hernandez and Rhythm Revue

6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

For seventeen years New York weekends have belonged to Felix Hernandez and his program of classic soul and R&B music, Rhythm Revue. Heard each Saturday on non-commercial WBGO-FM and Sundays on commercial Kiss FM (WRKS) and Sirius Satellite Radio, the program boasts the largest audience of any weekend program on New York radio. A testament to the popularity of the program are Hernandez's monthly sold-out dance parties at the Roseland Ballroom. In addition to his weekly show, Hernandez has also produced such popular syndicated programs as Harlem Hit Parade, BluesStage, and the Latin music program Club del Sol. Hernandez will discuss his career in radio and the elements that have made his programs so popular.

Panelist: Felix Hernandez 

Tuesday, October 21

Talk Radio in the 21st Century

6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

During the 1990s much was made of the perceived power of talk radio, particularly in relation to what was known as the "Republican revolution." Nearly a decade later talk radio remains an important and popular format with over 1,300 stations that collectively reach a larger audience than any other radio format. Panelists will discuss the state of the format in 2003 with an emphasis on the role that talk radio plays in the public square. Does talk radio have an impact on the political process, or does it merely mirror the thinking of Americans? Also to be examined will be the issue of diversity among the many voices of talk radio.

Panelists: Amy Goodman, WBAI-FM, Host, Democracy Now!; Brian Lehrer, WNYC-FM, Host, The Brian Lehrer Show; Bev Smith, WWRL-AM, Host, The Bev Smith Show and Straight Up With Bev Smith; Ed Walsh, WOR-AM, Host, The WOR Morning Show; Curtis Sliwa, WABC-AM, Host, Curtis and Kuby in the Morning; Phil Boyce, WABC-AM, Program Director. 

Thursday, October 23

WCBS-FM "Motown, Soul, and Great Rock n' Roll"

6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

For over three decades WCBS-FM has been spinning the oldies for New York-area listeners. Starting in 1972 the station became one of the first in the nation to adopt the format, and it is now the longest running and most listened to oldies station in the country. Throughout, the station has kept alive the spirit of the Top Forty AM stations of the 1950s and 1960s. On-air personalities and programmers will discuss the history of the station and its place in the New York radio landscape.

Panelists:  Bill Brown, Joe McCoy, Program Director, Don K. Reed, Norm N. Nite and Bob Shannon. 

 

LIVE RADIO BROADCASTS 

Thursday, October 9

6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

The Rock with Carol Miller

Sirius Satellite Radio

Friday, October 10

6:00 to 10:00 a.m.

Coco, Celines and Boriqua Kid

WCAA-FM/Latino Mix, New York, 105.9 FM 

Noon to 3:00 p.m.

U-Pop/XM 29

XM Satellite Radio

Ted Kelly is joined by radio drama legend Hyman Brown 

Thursday, October 16

3:00 to 8:00 p.m

The Family Friendly Afternoon Show with Keith Stevens

WAWZ-FM, New Jersey, 99.1 FM 

7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen                    

WNYC-AM/FM & Nationally Syndicated, New York, 820 AM/93.9 FM

Author A.M. Holmes and the band Fountains of Wayne.

* This event is completely sold out

Friday, October 17

6:00 to 10:00 a.m.

Morning Show, WWRL-AM, New York, 1600 AM 

10:00 a.m. to Noon

John Gambling, WABC-AM, New York, 770 AM 

1:00 to 2:30 p.m.

The Treatment with Elvis Mitchell, KCRW-FM & Nationally Syndicated, Santa Monica, 89.9 FM

***CANCELLED*** 

Saturday, October 18

4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

All Mixed Up with Peter Bochan, WBAI-FM, New York, 99.5 FM

Performance by Garland Jeffries and others 

Monday, October 20

9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

John in the Morning, KEXP-FM, Seattle, KEXP.org

This broadcast is held in conjunction with the CMJ Music Marathon

10:00 a.m. Ted Leo (solo)

12:00 p.m. The Damnwells 

7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Jonesville Station, WFMU-FM, Jersey City, 91.1 FM

Guest:  Andrew WK (interview only) 

Tuesday, October 21

6:00 a.m. to Noon

Global Village, WLIB-AM, New York, 1190 AM 

9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

John in the Morning, KEXP-FM, Seattle, KEXP.org

This broadcast is held in conjunction with the CMJ Music Marathon

10:00 a.m. The Stills

11:00 a.m. Steve Earle (interview only)

12:00 p.m. Ambulence ltd

2:00 p.m. The Wrens 

Wednesday, October 22

5:00 to 9:00 p.m.

KEXP in the Afternoon, KEXP-FM, Seattle, KEXP.org

This broadcast is held in conjunction with the CMJ Music Marathon

6:00 p.m. Mando Diao

8:00 p.m. Clearlake 

Thursday, October 23

5:00 to 9:00 p.m.

KEXP in the Afternoon, KEXP-FM, Seattle, KEXP.org

This broadcast is held in conjunction with the CMJ Music Marathon

5:00 p.m. Death Cab for Cutie

6:00 p.m. The Long Winters

7:30 p.m. Nada Surf

Morning Becomes Eclectic with Nic Harcourt, KCRW-FM, Santa Monica, 89.9 FM

Thursday, October 23 and Friday, October 24; 12:00 to 3:00 p.m.

These broadcasts are held in conjunction with the CMJ Music Marathon

2:00 p.m. Death Cab for Cutie (Thursday)

2:00 p.m. Buffseeds (Friday) 

Friday, October 24

5:00 to 9:00 p.m.

KEXP in the Afternoon, KEXP-FM, Seattle, KEXP.org

This broadcast is held in conjunction with the CMJ Music Marathon

6:00 p.m. Low Flying Owls

8:00 p.m. Fiery Furnaces 

8:00 to 11:00 p.m.

The Whole Wide World with Rita Houston, WFUV-FM, New York, 90.7 FM 

Saturday, October 25

12:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Radio Thrift Shop, WFMU-FM, Jersey City, 91.1 FM

This broadcast is held in conjunction with the CMJ Music Marathon 

Sunday, October 26

12:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Hal Jackson's Sunday Classics/20th Anniversary, WBLS-FM, New York, 107.5 FM 

 

LIVE RADIO DRAMA 

Monday, October 20

7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Stage Shadows Mystery Theatre

"Radio Like You've Never Seen It!" TM

Be part of the audience as Stage Shadows presents a mystery double feature, Murder in the Mirror and Landslide.  This hour of original audio theater, Stage Shadows's seventh Radio Festival broadcast, is performed by a New York company of actors, musicians, and sound artists, nominated for a 2003 Edgar Award.  The show is recorded and aired over the Internet. 

 

LISTENING SERIES

The following curated radio listening series will run continuously in the Ralph Guild Radio Listening Room: 

Worlds Without End "Soap Operas on Radio" 

The Man in Black:  Johnny Cash on the Radio 

A Corwin Kaleidoscope: Norman Corwin's Radio Work 

Bob & Ray on Radio 

Creaking Doors & Rattling Chains: Horror on Radio
 

 
TICKET INFORMATION

  • Seminar tickets are $10 ($8 for Museum Members); the series price (any three seminars) is $25 ($18 for individual Museum Members). Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Museum's front desk or by calling (212) 621-6600 Mondays to Fridays, 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.
  • Seats for most live radio broadcasts are available on a first-come, first-served basis on the day of the broadcast. Members may call the Membership Department at (212) 621-6780 to reserve seats.
  • Admission to the live radio drama is free with Museum admission and seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Seats may be reserved in advance at the Museum's front desk. Members may make reservations by calling the Membership Department.

For information on becoming a member of The Museum of Television & Radio, please call our Membership Department at (212) 621-6780.

For more information on the Museum's Annual Radio Festival, please call the Museum's press office at (212) 621-6735.  

The Museum of Television & Radio, with locations in New York and Los Angeles, is a nonprofit organization founded by William S. Paley to collect and preserve television and radio programs and advertisements, and to make them available to the public. From its inception in 1975, the Museum has organized exhibitions, screening and listening series, seminars, and education classes to showcase its collection of more than 110,000 television and radio programs and advertisements. Programs in the Museum's permanent collection are selected for their artistic, cultural, and historic significance. The Museum has initiated a process to acquire Internet programming for the collection.


The Museum of Television & Radio in New York, located at 25 West 52 Street in Manhattan, is open Tuesdays through Sundays from noon to 6:00 p.m. and until 8:00 p.m. on Thursdays. The Museum of Television & Radio in California, located at 465 North Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills, is open Wednesdays through Sundays from noon to 5:00 p.m. Both Museums are closed on New Year's Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Suggested contribution: Members free; $10.00 for adults; $8.00 for senior citizens and students; and $5.00 for children under fourteen. Admission is free in Los Angeles.  The public areas in both Museums are accessible to wheelchairs, and assisted listening devices are available. Programs are subject to change. You may call the Museum in New York at (212) 621-6800, or in Los Angeles at (310) 786-1000.  Visit the Museum's website at www.mtr.org.

 

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