Category Archives: Program Notes

The Met Is Back, and Orgies® Pre-empt HAH for Two Weeks in December

The Metropolitan Opera Saturday Matinee Broadcast season begins December 5th. Of course, no live operas are being produced this season in New York City; all the operas broadcast will be drawn from the archives. They are scheduled for 1:00 PM … Continue reading

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Willie, John T, and Me

In which Willie sits around in his underwear, his friend John T sells sheets to the KLan, and I get suspended. Back on September 26th, a listener to one of our prerecorded shows (I’ll call him ‘Mr S’), wrote to … Continue reading

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Exiled!

No, I haven’t met my Waterloo, but Saturday the 22nd of August was the last live Hillbilly at Harvard—for a while. How long? A few weeks? Months? The rest of the year? I don’t know. Apparently spooked by the hysteria … Continue reading

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For Met Fans—More Operas!

The Metropolitan Opera is making up for the sudden dearth of live broadcast performances this season by adding archival productions every Saturday from May 23rd through June 13th. You can find the new list of broadcast Met operas on the … Continue reading

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Harvard Gazette Highlights WHRB

The Harvard Gazette is “the official news website for Harvard University,” and seems to be updated more-or-less daily.  The May 4th issue featured a story by Jon Chase on WHRB staying on the air (‘WHRB keeps classical connections’), despite the … Continue reading

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WHRB and HAH Are Still on the Air

  Back in early March, when the Presidential Task Force, reacting to the COVID-19 outbreak, issued CDC guidelines recommending no gatherings and staying at home (when possible), Harvard like other major colleges across the nation, sent the students home.  Whether … Continue reading

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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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