Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Group Harmony Review

New York City was an early adopter of Rhytm & Blues music for radio, Dr. Jive, Alan Freed, Jocko Henderson, Hal Jackson all took to the air in that city. WMCA played black R&B artists alongside rock n' roll in the mid fiftes, and WFUV debuted The Time Capsule Show in 1963. (TCS itself being popular enough to be syndicated on WRTI via tape.

TCS came to and end in 1977, becoming the Group Harmony Review was already established, and survives today. I cant emphasize that point enough, since they out live all others...

Group Harmony Review has now been running for 40 years on WFUV. That makes it the longest running rhythm and blues radio show in America. Dan Romanello began hosting the programin 1983 continuing the tradition as it's firsts hosts Joe Marchesani and Tom Luciani intended. He gives the background on the artists he plays featuring popular singles and obscure cuts side by side. Miss a week? Listen to past shows in The WFUV Archives.