Saturday night on WVEW 107.7 FM features two of my favorite local radio programs.
Recycled Radio, hosted by Steven Twiss, is a musical time machine. Tune in at 6 pm each week to be transported back in time to the era of big bands and ballads.
What makes this a spectacular show is Twiss, who picks a date in history, does the research, and is able to weave popular songs, radio show excerpts, national news, and even local headlines into his steady, two-hour mix.
Often times, what goes around comes around, and the pressing issues of today correspond to what was going on in the 1940’s. A radio bulletin about a war effort sounds both distant and current.
One of my favorite aspects to the show is when Twiss reads from old newspapers while waiting for the Philco to warm up. We’re treated to stories of town projects, but also get to hear about what sales are going on downtown along Main Street in Brattleboro, what movies and shows are playing in town, and what’s coming up on the national radio broadcast schedule.
There’s really no good reason to have your radio tuned anywhere else on Saturdays from 6-8 pm.
There’s also no reason to tune away (if you are like me and like hip hop) at 8 pm., since Forcefed takes over with his show Busted Muffin Radio.
Forcefed, our host, leads us from old school to modern hip-hop, and recently has been taking us from there to punk music.
This show has developed into quite a tour de forcefed (sorry, had to), and we get treated to a really slick show. From the opening theme music, through the shout-outs from rappers and musicians throughout, and right up until 10 pm, we get someone who loves exploring the world of mixing and scratching.
The devotion to the genre, as with Twiss and Recycled Radio and so many of the shows on WVEW, shines through and makes for great entertainment.
Tune in and let the experts take you for a musical journey. It’s 107.7 on your FM dial.