Tag Archives: WHRB

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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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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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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It’s Independence Day Weekend, and OId Sinc’s on Vacation

ANOTHER ARCHIVAL HILLBILLY AT HARVARD I went looking in the boxes of reel-to-reel tapes for a July 4th show. The closest I found was one from Saturday, July 5th, 1986. Old Sinc and Miss Helen were on vacation in Florida … Continue reading

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Put More Water in the Soup

Bad news for late risers (and Western Time Zoners): Hillbilly at Harvard is cutting back to three hours, from 9 AM to 12 noon, starting this Saturday (January 30th). And as well, Harvard is still restricting outsiders (non-students, non-employees) from … Continue reading

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David Elliott—We Lost a Friend and Colleague

Last Friday brought this news from Jon Lehrich, Chairman of WHRB’s Board of Trustees: Friends: I am writing to share the sad news that David Elliott passed away last night, after a long battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).  David … 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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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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