Category Archives: Archival Productions

The Beep, and How to Make It

Long-time listeners to Hillbilly at Harvard (HAH) will know how we have preserved older styles of music broadcasting, especially ‘top 40’ radio, with breaks after every song, and also our custom to begin and end the program on time, to … Continue reading

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Update from the Road

We’re in Monte Santo State Park, near Huntsville, Alabama. Much to report, but no time now. We’re heading out tomorrow for the DeSoto Falls Campground, in northern Georgia. Hoping to take in a stop in Dalton, Georgia where there is … Continue reading

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Home-Brewed, Archived, Pre-empted

I’m continuing tomorrow with the current spate of home-brewed Hillbilly Home Recordings, two-hour shows that I’m recording here at home. Listeners tell me they don’t sound too awful, and I am getting better at manipulating this little mixer. Next week, … Continue reading

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Pappy Ben Minnich Is in the Studio, on December 14th, 1985

ERRATUM 9:30AM 12FEB22: WHRB PLAYED BLUES TILL 9:10, THEN RAN WRONG HAH ARCHIVE. APOLOGIES TO LISTENERS WHO TUNED IN TO HEAR THE SHOW SCHEDULED FOR TODAY. MAYBE NEXT WEEK? /CL ANOTHER ARCHIVAL HILLBILLY AT HARVARD By the late ’50s, early … Continue reading

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Remember Part II with Tish

ANOTHER ARCHIVAL HILLBILLY AT HARVARD Second half of the show from May 15th, 1999, featuring Tish Hinojosa at 9 AM this morning. Tom Pittman of the Austin Lounge Lizards makes a brief appearance, too. Turns out old friend and photographer … Continue reading

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Jim Rooney and Tish Hinojosa Visit “Hillbilly Central” on May 15th, 1999

ANOTHER ARCHIVAL HILLBILLY AT HARVARD “Hillbilly Central.” That’s what Sinc called it, in Studio B with Tish Hinojosa, as Jim Rooney was waving goodbye, Tom Pittman of the Austin Lounge Lizards had dropped by to say hello (the Lizards were … Continue reading

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It’s October 24, 1992, and We’ve Got Kate MacKenzie and D. L. Menard!

ANOTHER ARCHIVAL HILLBILLY AT HARVARD It’s October 24th, 1992. The Boston Bluegrass Union is bringing in Kate MacKenzie and her band Stoney Lonesome from the Twin Cities, to play at the First Church Congregational, on the corner of Garden and … Continue reading

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June 1993: Iris DeMent Was in Town, and Live on HAH

ANOTHER ARCHIVAL HILLBILLY AT HARVARD It’s Saturday, June 5th, 1993. Hillbilly at Harvard had been preempted for a couple of weeks (probably by Orgies®) and was limited, we were told, to three hours that day. But Iris DeMent was in … Continue reading

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Y2K Fun with the Hot Club of Cowtown!

ANOTHER ARCHIVAL HILLBILLY AT HARVARD It’s June 3rd, in the year 2000, and the Hot Club of Cowtown are back in sumptuous Studio B. Old Sinc had invited them in after seeing them live a couple of years before. When … Continue reading

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January 20, 2001: James King, Dudley Connell, Don Rigsby Together in Studio B

ANOTHER ARCHIVAL HILLBILLY AT HARVARD The Boston Bluegrass Union was celebrating its 25th Anniversary, and for the occasion was hosting a concert at the (then named) Museum of Our National Heritage in Lexington, with a group they called the Southern … Continue reading

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