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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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In Powhatan, Pre-empted for Two Weeks

Just in case you missed my earlier note, HAH is pre-empted by two Orgies®, someone named Billy Bragg this Saturday (May 7th), and part of a mammoth Schubert Orgy® next Saturday (the 14th). After that I presume we’ll be back … Continue reading

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More Hillbilly Home Recordings. . .

I have to apologize for the long periods of ‘dead air’, as we say in radio jargon, during last week’s show. I can’t explain it, except to say there was some problem getting the files I upload to the computer … 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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The Hillbilly at Harvard Christmas Extravaganza Is On the Air—from 1986!

ANOTHER ARCHIVAL HILLBILLY AT HARVARD UPDATE 24DEC21: REMEMBER PART TWO OF THIS EXTRAVAGANZA FROM 1986 TOMORROW AT 9 AM. TUNE IN EARLY! The sticker on the tape reads, ‘DHSh/HAH—20Dec86—Christmas Show (Cast of Thousands)’. That’s ‘Down Home Show / Hillbilly at … Continue reading

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Whaddaya Know? We’ve Been Pre-empted!

Just received the WHRB Program Guide in the mailbox. So I opened it up to tomorrow’s date, and what do I see from 7 AM to 12 Noon but ‘The Avett Brothers Orgy’. Surprise! Then a little later I receive … Continue reading

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Lincoln and ‘Acoustic Pals’ Live in 1992!

ANOTHER ARCHIVAL HILLBILLY AT HARVARD If you heard the Archival show from Halloween Day in 1992 with the Lynn Morris Band in Studio A, you will remember John Lincoln Wright talking about his upcoming 20th-Anniversary Jamboree the next weekend. Lincoln … Continue reading

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Let’s Stay in 1990. . .

ANOTHER ARCHIVAL HILLBILLY AT HARVARD I hate starting a paragraph with “As I . . .” but, as I mentioned in the introductory announcement to tomorrow’s HAH Archive, After just archiving half of a show from 1990 with two live … Continue reading

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Summertime Guests Peter Keane, Barry & Holly Tashian, in 1990

ANOTHER ARCHIVAL HILLBILLY AT HARVARD It was July 21st, 1990. Sinc and I were both in town, and so were Peter Keane and Barry & Holly Tashian. Pete (a WHRB member) knew sumptuous Studio A well, as he and Elijah … Continue reading

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Back to 1986, with Bay State Bluegrass

ANOTHER ARCHIVAL HILLBILLY AT HARVARD It was November 8th, 1986, back in the WHRB studios under Sanders Theater in Memorial Hall, and I was having trouble with Left Turntable during The Down Home Show. One channel was not broadcasting. This … Continue reading

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