Friday, November 26, 2010

"Blues & the Beat" w/Dennis Gruenling (THU) playlists & website up now up!!

Be sure to check out the new "Blues & the Beat" website, with archives, historical information, and CD recommendations...

Here is the playlist for 11/25/10 show focusing on 1953

"Blues & the Beat" features blues & blues-related American music every Thursday from 1:00-3:45. Every week you are guaranteed to hear artists or songs you haven't heard, and learn a little history while you're digging the music.

Keepin' the blues alive!

- Dennis Gruenling

Friday, November 19, 2010


Lots to  be thankful for and not the least of which having some great talents that grace this program often---SUNDAY 11.28/10 is no exception when Si Kahn joins Bill Hahn for some great music and conversation.

Given that Si has over 16 CDs to his credit (one of which is THANKSGIVING), and his latest is #1 on the FolkDJ charts, he is the perfect guest for this holiday weekend.  We will be playing music from his CDs,  having an interesting conversation about his wide ranging activities---community organizing, book author, musical show writer, and anything else that comes into our minds---including some humor.

SO--a bit of a precursor of the program::

See you SUNDAY---November 28 for the Holiday Weekend---and on the web at

"Blues & the Beat" playlists now online!

Playlists for the first 2 hours of my "Blues & the Beat" radio program are available now on the WFDU site (on the "Blues & the Beat" page - go figure!)...and on the new "Blues & the Beat" website homepage-

Each of the first 2 hours are themed, and this past program's themes were:
1:00 - Hubert Sumlin / Lloyd Glenn / Hank Ballard
2:00 - George "Harmonica" Smith / Papa Lighfoot

Keepin' the blues & roots alive!!

- Dennis Gruenling

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


We welcome Si Kahn---world renowned singer, activist, author and playwright to the program on Nov. 21 at 10 AM (ET) and streaming on the web at   

Conversation,.Music, and some great humor which will pre-clude Comedy Corner this week---who needs it when you have Si.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The WFDU Blog Launch!

Well, it's been a year since we first started talking about having a WFDU blog site. Many listeners have suggested we do this because they are very interested in what's happening with our DJs as well as the station. Please, have fun with this and thank you for being a loyal listener of WFDU!

P.S. Keep an ear open for our 40th Anniversary celebration highlights!

Best wishes,