Back on the airwaves

studioI am returning to the airwaves today with a slightly different format that I am very excited about.

As many of you know, I spent a few years in the early 1980s covering rock’n’roll and had the opportunity to speak with many recording artists who were popular during that period. Since I started my WSBU radio show in 2011, I have occasionally shared stories about my time as a music journalist.

For the new academic year, I have decided to focus each show on a different recording artist I had the privilege of interviewing. I’ll talk about the conversations we had back then and what has ensued in each artist’s career in the 30 or so years since we spoke – all backed by appropriate musical selections.

I’m naming the new show Talk to Me because the title fits, and it guarantees that each show will feature at least one Bruce Springsteen composition. (Some things will never change.)

I’ll kick off the new show today at 3 p.m. As always, you can listen live at

Just to make it more interesting (or confusing), I’m starting off today with a show about a band I never interviewed – the Beatles. I had some near-misses, and they will provide the soundtrack today.

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