Category Archives: Program Notes

Pickin’ on Ninnies

Saturday a listener named Liz posted a comment on the Paper and Pen page. I was going to respond there, but then decided that the question was important enough to merit a post. Liz wrote: “When the pickaninnies pick the … Continue reading

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Well Met—It’s Opry Time Again!

The Metropolitan Opera broadcast season begins December 1st.  Again this year there are seven Saturdays starting earlier than 1:00 PM.  In all cases we subtract about 15 minutes from the Met starting time for WHRB’s Prelude to the Met.  Fans … Continue reading

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Here’s The Opry Broadcast Schedule for 2017-2018

The Metropolitan Opera broadcast season begins December 2nd.  This year there are seven Saturdays starting earlier than 1:00 PM.  In all cases we subtract about 15 minutes from the Met starting time for David Elliott‘s Prelude to the Met.  Fans … Continue reading

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The Annual Fall Football Chopping Block

Every fall Harvard Football cuts into some Hillbilly shows.  The Pre-Game Show is usually a half-hour before game time (except for the Yale game, which is an hour).  This year HAH will be curtailed at 11:30 AM for a record … Continue reading

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Off Again—Pre-Recorded Saturday the 13th

UPDATE (19May17)—or maybe it’s a ‘Downdate’:  We’re back from Wisconsin, but I’m down with a nasty cold (are there other kinds?) that seems to be devolving into bronchitis.  So you’ll be treated to four full hours of pre-recorded HAH tomorrow.  … Continue reading

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Pre-recorded Show Saturday the 22nd–with Update

We finally made it down to Virginia to visit with daughter Sarah and her family.  Last December we were frustrated by our dog Ali’s problems with a corneal abrasion, requiring daily eyedrops and an ‘Elizabethan Collar’.  This Tuesday Ali developed … Continue reading

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Program Notes for December

UPDATE 4B! (23Dec16): No, not another schedule change.  Had a pleasant half hour or so chatting with David Greely last Saturday (though I had to run out in the snow in my sandals to bring him to the correct door), … Continue reading

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No Second Fiddle: Jean Shepard, 1933-2016

When I heard that Jean Shepard had died, the first thing I thought about was Pete the Cab Driver, as we knew him.  Miss Shepard was Pete Schindler‘s favorite singer, and the last time I heard from him he called … Continue reading

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The 2016 Harvard Football Pregame Show Airtimes

Here’s the Harvard football schedule for 2016.  I list the Pregame show airtimes because that’s when WHRB’s invaluable coverage begins, and, in just five cases this year, when Hillbilly at Harvard will end.  We lose only half an hour on … Continue reading

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Off to Virginia—Pre-recorded Show on the 12th

We’re off to visit daughter Sarah and family, taking Amtrak Northeast Regional No. 93 Monday morning, and returning Tuesday the 15th on NER No. 174.  This time I decided to try Business Class, for the alleged greater legroom between seats … Continue reading

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