HFVS Using Your Imagination Episode with Chris & Jessie Apple (Radio Show/Podcast)

Hilltown Family Variety Show

Using Your Imagination Episode with Chris & Jessie Apple of The Little Rockers Band

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Chris & Jessie Apple of the Little Rockers Bank guest DJ this week, taking listeners on a journey into the imagination with a collection of songs, stories and musical games to get your brain bubbling. They’ve assembled a playlist of songs, old and new, to provide the soundtrack for their magical musical tour. Come along, but dress warm, you might get wet! − www.littlerockersmusic.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
April 12th & 13th, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured video:  First music video from The Little Rockers Band’s CD Count Me In! Chris & Jessie imagine what life would be like in the olden days of the wild west.


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PLAYLIST

  • Pure Imagination – Gene Wilder
  • Hi, Hi, Hi – The Little Rockers Band
  • I Just Had An Idea – Elska
  • Somewhere Over The Rainbow – IZ
  • Just My Imagination – The Rolling Stones
  • Wild Wild West – The Little Rockers Band
  • Effervescing Elephant – Syd Barrett
  • Everybody’s Pirates – Clint Perry & The Boo-Hoo Crew
  • Yellow Submarine – The Beatles
  • In The Bathtub – The Little Rockers Band
  • Flying Machine – Dan Zanes, Father Goose & Sheryl Crow
  • Dream Weaver – Gary Wright
  • Fortune Cookie – The Little Rockers Band

HFVS Occupation Episode with Guest DJ, Brandon Smith (Radio Show/Podcast)

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Occupation Episode with Guest DJ, Brandon Smith

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Brandon wants to be an astronaut. What do you want to be? Listen for a variety of songs about what you can be when you grow up!

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
April th & 16th, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured video:  “The Old Wooden Broom” by Brandon Smith


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PLAYLIST

  • The Beatles – “Money (That’s Want I Want)” [With The Beatles]
  • Brandon Smith – “Sing Along With Me” [Treasure Hunt]
  • Stevie Wonder – “Sir Duke” [Songs in the Key of Life]
  • Billy Joel – “The Entertainer” [Streetlife Serenade]
  • Elvis Presley – “Guitar Man” [Single]
  • The Stampeders – “Sweet City Woman” [Against the Grain]
  • Lemon Pipers – “Green Tambourine” [Green Tambourine]
  • Brandon Smith – “Robot” [Treasure Hunt]
  • Brandon Smith – “I Want to be an Astronaut” [Treasure Hunt]
  • The Beatles – “Paperback Writer” [Single]
  • The Marvelettes – “Please Mr. Postman” [Single]
  • Harry Nilsson – “Coconut” [Nilsson Schmilsson]
  • Rose Royce – “Car Wash” [Car Wash: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
  • DEVO – “Working in a Coal Mine [Single]
  • Harry Belafonte – “Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)” [Calypso]
  • Brandon Smith – “Hero” [Treasure Hunt]
  • Earth, Wind, and Fire – “Shining Star” [That’s the Way of the World]
  • Frank Sinatra – “That’s Life” [That’s Life]

HFVS Pioneers of Sound Episode with Guest DJ, Elska (Radio Show/Podcast)

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Pioneers of Sound Episode with Guest DJ, Elska

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Listen to the modern “Pioneers of Sound!” with Elska as she takes us on a sonic journey into the world of early electronic music, synthesizers, micro-beats, bells and more.  Broadcasting from her Arctic island home, Elska teaches us about the origins of the most innovative sounds in pop music, how they were made, and then she plays us fascinating examples from pop music, art music, classical and some music that defies classification all together.  Get ready for a true sonic journey with “Pioneers of Sound!” − www.islandofelska.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
March 29th & 30th, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured video:  Hiddi Hiddi is how one says “hello” on the Island of Elska!


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PLAYLIST

  • Elska – “Arctic Fox” [Middle of Nowhere]
  • múm – “I am 9 Today” [Yesterday Was Dramatic - Today is OK]
  • Björk - “Frosti” [Vespertine]
  • Walter Carlos – “Two-Part Invention in F Major” [Switched-On Bach]
  • Walter Carlos – “Two-Part Invention in B Flat Major” [Switched-On Bach]
  • Suzanne Cianni – “Buchla Live in 1975” [Lixiviation]
  • Elska – “Hiddi Hiddi” [Middle of Nowhere]
  • Devo – “Peek-A-Boo!” [Oh, No! It's Devo!]
  • Kraftwerk – “The Robots” [The Man-Machine]
  • Elska – “Click Click” [Middle of Nowhere]
  • Steve Reich – “Music for 18 Musicians: V. Section IIIB” [Music for 18 Musicians]
  • Talking Heads – “This Must Be the Place” [Speaking in Tongues]
  • Laurie Anderson – “Walk the Dog” [Big Science]

HFVS Family & Friends Episode with Guest DJs, Mike Carrera and Debbie Cavalier (Radio Show/Podcast)

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Family & Friends Episode with Guest DJs, Mike Carrera and Debbie Cavalier

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Join Mike Carrera and Debbie Cavalier on a fun musical journey all about friends and families.  Sing along with fun songs, hear stories about Debbie and Mike’s family and friends, and learn more about their favorite songs. Get ready for a super fun time! – www.debbieandfriends.net

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
March 15th & 16th, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured video:  “Cinderella”  by  Debbie and Friends off of the album, Variety Show.


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PLAYLIST

  • Justin Roberts – “D-O-G” [Not Naptime]
  • Kenny Loggins – “House at Pooh Corner” [The Essential Kenny Loggins]
  • Sister Sledge – “We Are Family” [The Best of Sister Sledge]
  • Debbie and Friends – “When You Were One” [Variety Show]
  • Debbie and Friends – “I’ve Got a Song” [Variety Show]
  • Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer – “Is Not, Is Too!” [Scat Like That]
  • Steve Songs – “We’re On Our Way” [Marvelous Day]
  • Pharrell Williams – “Happy” [G I R L]
  • Debbie and Friends – “Cinderella”  [Variety Show]
  • Bill Harley – “You’re In Trouble” [You're In Trouble]
  • James Taylor – “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)” [James Taylor: Greatest Hits, Vol. 1]
  • Debbie and Friends – “Love is a Family” [Story Songs and Sing Alongs]

HFVS with Guest DJ, Justin Roberts (Radio Show/Podcast)

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Guest DJ, Justin Roberts

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2-Time GRAMMY nominee Justin Roberts plays some of his favorite tunes, ranging from creativity to playtime, family love and individuality. Some of the best songwriters in family  music are included in today’s show! — www.justinroberts.org

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
March 15th & 16th, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured video:  “Recess” by Justin Roberts


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PLAYLIST

  • Box of Crayons – The Pop Ups
  • When One Became Two – Verve Pipe
  • The Marvelous Toy – Tom Paxton
  • Pinecone Lovely – Gustafer Yellowgold
  • All For you – Rachel Loshak
  • Are We There Yet – Trout Fishing in America
  • There’s a Pea on My Plate – Bill Harley
  • Recess – Justin Roberts
  • Solar System – Beach Boys
  • On the Day You Were Born – Red Grammar
  • Love Makes a Family – Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer
  • Bicycle – The Jellydots
  • All That We Got – Frances England
  • Otis – Justin Roberts
  • Gotta Be Me – Secret Agent 23 Skidoo
  • I Miss Grandma – Barry Louis Pollisar

HFVS Latin Music Episode with Guest DJ, Andrés Salguero (Radio Show/Podcast)

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Latin Music Episode
with Guest DJ, Andrés Salguero

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Get ready to travel around the Americas with Andrés Salguero from ¡Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés!. On today´s episode we will hear Latin music coming from different countries in Latin America and even the USA. We will learn the instruments on a Mariachi band, an important rhythm known as “Clave”, what are the three cultures present in Latin music and much more! – www.123andres.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
March 8th & 9th, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured video:  If you played in a Mariachi band, which instrument would you play? Learn about the most common instruments in a Mariachi with ¡Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés!. Recorded in Mexico City by Andrés in March, 2013.


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PLAYLIST

  • Celia Cruz and Johnny Pacheco – “Quimbara” [Anthology: Celia Cruz]
  • Comunidad Pachamama – “Huayño” [Wayra: Music of the Yampara and Charkas Indians]
  • Tupay – “La Saya” – [América Latina]
  • Carlos Gardel – “Mi Buenos Aires querido” – [Remasterizado año 2010]
  • Mariana Iranzi – “Milonga Temprana” – [Aventura Collage]
  • ¡Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés! – “If I Had a Mariachi” [¡Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés!]
  • Grupo Afrocuba de Matanzas – “Las Leyendas de Grecia” [Raíces Latinas]
  • ¡Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés! – “La Clave” [¡Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés!]
  • Juan Luis Guerra – “‘Ojalá que llueva café” [Éxitos]
  • Prince Royce – “Stand By Me” [Prince Royce]
  • Atención Atención – “Había un sapo” [Vamos a Bailar]
  • Totó La Momposina y Sus Tambores – “Curura” [La Candela Viva]
  • Mexican Institute of Sound – “Cumbia Meguro” [Político]
  • João Gilberto – “O Pato” [The Warm World of João Gilberto]
  • ¡Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés! – “Salta, Salta” [¡Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés!]

HFVS Family Band Episode with Guest DJ, Michael Napolitano (Radio Show/Podcast)

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Family Band Episode
with Guest DJ, Michael Napolitano

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Guest DJ Michael Napolitano of Preschool of Rock plays hits of bands composed of family members. Lets honor all of the brothers, sisters, cousins, moms and dads who have made a huge footprint in music history. Expect a very wide variety of music from The Carter Family to Arcade Fire and tons in between. Laugh and listen with us, and learn a little too! - www.preschoolofrock.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
March 1st & 2nd, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured video: Michael shows a class of young students how anything can make a sound.


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PLAYLIST

  • The Carter Family – “Keep on the Sunny Side” [The Very Best of The Carter Family]
  • The Jackson Five – “ABC” [ABC]
  • AC/DC – “Back in Black” [Black in Black]
  • Lennon and Maisy Stella – “Ho Hey” [The Music of Nashville Original Soundtrack]
  • Beach Boys – “Vegetables” [Smiley Smile]
  • Preschool of Rock – “Sunday Dinner” [Preschool of Rock]
  • The Allman Brothers – “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed” [A Decade of Hits 1969-1979]
  • Van Halen – “Jump” [1984]
  • The Kinks – “Come Dancing” [Come Dancing with The Kinks]
  • Tegan and Sara – “Everything is AWESOME!!!” [The Lego Movie]
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival – “Travlin’ Band” [The Chronicle: 20 Greatest Hits]
  • Preschool of Rock – “Cowboy Song” [Dance Party]
  • The Magic Numbers – “Love Me Like You” [The Magic Numbers]
  • Arcade Fire – “Wake Up” [Funeral]
  • Johnny Cash – “We’ll Meet Again” [American IV: The Man Comes Around]

HFVS Feelings Episode with Guest DJ, Heidi Siegell (Radio Show/Podcast)

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Feelings Episode
with Guest DJ, Heidi Siegell

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All feelings are welcomed and celebrated in this week’s episode of the Hilltown Family Variety Show! Guest DJ, children’s artist Heidi Siegell, shares songs about joy, sorrow, confusion, boredom, grumpiness and more, featuring artists from a wide variety of musical genres. – tinyworld.org

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
Feb 22nd & 23rd, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured video: “In Stillness” from Heidi Siegell’s album, In Stillness: Lullabies and Meditations for All Ages.


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PLAYLIST

  • Heidi Siegell – “My Monsters” [Single]
  • Tim Hawkins – “I’m Bored” [Tunafish Sandwich]
  • Spoon – “Jealousy” [Love Ways]
  • Helen Reddy – “Blue” [We’ll Sing in the Sunshine]
  • R.E.M. – “Everybody Hurts” [Automatic for the People]
  • Oscar Brown, Jr. – “I Was Cool” [Sin & Soul...and then some]
  • Heidi Siegell – “Growth Spurt Grumpies” [Single]
  • Tommy Roe – “Dizzy” [Single]
  • Bob Dylan – “Mixed Up Confusion” [The 50th Anniversary Collection]
  • Marni Nixon – “I Whistle A Happy Tune” [The King and I (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
  • Spencer Chandler – “Shy” [Single]
  • Don Gibson – “Oh Lonesome Me” [Oh Lonesome Me]
  • Mel Torme – “Fascinating Rhythm” [Live on the Judy Garland Show]
  • Mary Poppins cast – “I Love to Laugh” [Mary Poppins (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)]
  • Michael Bublé – “Home” [It’s Time]
  • Heather Small – “Proud” [Proud]
  • The Pointer Sisters – “I’m So Excited” [So Excited!]
  • Nina Simone – “Feeling Good” [I Put a Spell on You]
  • Heidi Siegell – “In Stillness” [In Stillness: Lullabies and Meditations for All Ages]

HFVS Valentine’s Day Episode with Guest DJ, Charity Kahn (Radio Show/Podcast)

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VALENTINE’S DAY EPISODE
with Guest DJ, Charity Kahn

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Moon hugs and star kisses! Our friend Charity Kahn from Charity and the JAMband in San Francisco wishes us all a Happy Valentine’s Day in this archived episode of the Hilltown Family Variety Show which originally aired for Valentine’s Day on Valley Free Radio in 2012. - www.jamjamjam.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
Feb. 15th & 16th, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA


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PLAYLIST

Previous Valentine’s Day Podcasts:

Feb 12, 2008 — Valentine’s Day Episode with Guest DJ, Uncle Rock — PlaylistPodcast

HFVS Songs to Warm Your Heart Episode with Guest DJ, Laura Doherty (Radio Show/Podcast)

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Songs to Warm Your Heart Episode
(aka the I  ❤ NY… & Chicago Episode)
with Guest DJ, Laura Doherty

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Chicago’s pop-sweetheart for kids Laura Doherty is our Guest DJ this week’s with Songs to Warm Your Heart Episode, just in time for Valentine’s Day. She includes songs of friendship, love, family and more, and includes a couple of tunes from her upcoming release, In a Heartbeat. – lauradohertymusic.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
Feb 8th & 9th, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured video: “Valentine” by Laura Doherty from her CD, Shining Like a Star.


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PLAYLIST

  • Mariana Iranzi  – “Hola Hello” [Hola, Hello]
  • Spiral Up Kids – “Friends” [Spiral Up Kids]
  • Okee Dokee Brothers – “Mr. and Mrs. Sippy” [Can You Canoe?]
  • Laura Doherty – “Heartbeat” [In a Heartbeat]
  • Human-Tim + Robot-Tim – “Shine” [You Are an Astronaut]
  • Mil’s Trills & Amelia Robinson – “You Have My Heart” [Everyone Together Now!]
  • Spencer Chandler – “Ocie Do The Do-Si-Do” [Howlin’ at the Moon]
  • The Beatles – “Do You Want to Know a Secret” [Please Please Me]
  • Laura Doherty – “Valentine” [Shining Like a Star]
  • Steve Weeks – “The Ostrich and the Owl” [Alphabet Songs Vol. II]
  • Mike + Ruthy – “My New York City” [The NYC EP]
  • Joanie Leeds & The Nightlights – “Family Tree” [Bandwagon]
  • Jeanie B. and the Jellybeans – “My Pony” [Mommy Knows Best]
  • Ralph Covert – “Bedtime Girl” [Birthday]
  • Erin Lee and the Up Past Bedtime Band – “Ticket to Anywhere” [Up Past Bedtime]
  • Laura Doherty – “Butterfly” [In a Hearbeat]
  • Carole & Paula – “See Ya” [Carole & Paula in The Magic Garden]

HFVS Animals in American Folk Music Episode with Guest DJ, Andy Furgeson (Radio Show/Podcast)

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Animals in American Folk Music Episode
with Guest DJ, Andy Furgeson

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This week’s guest DJ, Andy Furgeson, a.k.a. Red Yarn, hosts a Animals in American Folk Music Episode, exploring the theme of animals in American Folk Music.  Andy mixes old folksongs with newer adaptations and original songs in the folk tradition. A few critters from these folksongs even show up in the studio! – www.redyarnproductions.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
Feb 1st & 2nd, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured video: “Little Lap Dog Lullaby” by Laura Veirs from the album Tumble Bee. Stop action animation by Helen Woolston.


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PLAYLIST

  • Laura Veirs – “Little Lap Dog Lullaby” [Tumble Bee]
  • Jim Jackson – “Old Dog Blue” [Anthology of American Folk Music]
  • Elizabeth Mitchell – “John the Rabbit” [You Are My Flower]
  • Red Yarn – “Bob the Rabbit” [The Deep Woods]
  • Pete Seeger – “Mister Rabbit” [Birds, Beasts, Bugs & Fishes: Little & Big]
  • Peggy Seeger – “There Was An Old Frog” [The Long Harvest]
  • Bruce Springsteen – “Froggie Went A Courtin’” [We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions]
  • Field Recording of Prison Gang – “Grizzly Bear” [The Folk Box (Elektra/Folkways)]
  • Mo Phillips – “Bear Shirt” [Robot Rodeo]
  • Mike Seeger – “Peep Squirrel” [Animal Folk Songs For Children... and Other People!]
  • Red Yarn – “The Fox” [The Deep Woods]
  • Lead Belly – “Grey Goose” [Lead Belly Sings For Children]
  • Pointed Man Band – “Grandmother’s Invisible Duck [Swordfish Tango]
  • Ella Jenkins – “Did You Feed My Cow” [African American Folk Rhythms]
  • Caspar Babypants – “Bad Blue Jay” [Sing Along!]
  • Cat Doorman – “All the Birds” [Songbook]
  • The Everly Brothers – “Muskrat” [The Golden Hits of the Everly Brothers]
  • Red Yarn – “Rattlesnake” [The Deep Woods]
  • Blitzen Trapper – “Furr” [Furr]
  • Johnny & Jason – “Gotta Go” [Be Alive]

HFVS Smile in My Heart Episode with Guest DJ, Suzi Shelton (Radio Show/Podcast)

Hilltown Family Variety Show

Smile In My Heart Episode
with Guest DJ, Suzi Shelton

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This week’s guest DJ, Suzi Shelton, hosts a Smile in My Heart Episode, sharing songs that make her smile & feel the love!

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
Jan 18th & 19th, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured video: “Tomboy in a Princess Dress” by Suzi Shelton. Originally inspired by her seven year old daughter, this song portrays some pretty active tomboys who also love to wear princess dresses, tiara, and tutus. Add a mix of cowboys, Suzi’s video band and water balloons and you have a whole lot of fun! - www.suzishelton.com


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PLAYLIST

  • Ziggy Marley “I Love You, Too” [Family Time]
  • Justin Roberts “Fruit Jar” [Pop Fly]
  • Suzi Shelton “Smile In My Heart” [Tomboy In A Princess Dress]
  • Ben Rudnick & Friends “Love is a Superpower” [Love is a Superpower]
  • Ben Folds “Broken Piano” [Frog Trouble]
  • The Dirty Sock Funtime Band “Lenny The Cat” [The Dirty Socks Come Clean]
  • Little Miss Ann “Walk with Me” [Walk with Me]
  • The Dirty Sock Funtime Band “Lenny The Cat” [The Dirty Socks Come Clean]
  • Baze And His Silly Friends “Wonderful Day” [Best Day Ever!]
  • Suzi Shelton “Tomboy In A Princess Dress” [Tomboy In A Princess Dress]
  • Brady Rymer and The Little Band That Could “Love Me For Who I Am” [Love Me For Who I Am]
  • Wendy Gelsanliter “Singing Together You and Me” [Dancin’ In The Kitchen]
  • Grenadilla “Glad As Glad Can Be” [Grenadilla]
  • Laura Doherty “Sing” [Shining Like a Star]
  • Elizabeth Mitchell “May This Be Love” [Blue Clouds]
  • Kira Willey “Let The Sun Shine In” [Kings & Queens of the Forest]
  • Hot Peas ‘n Butter “Mi Cuerpo” [Best of The Bowl, Ingles y Español]
  • The Whites “Keep On The Sunnyside” [O Brother, Where Art Thou?]
  • Suzi Shelton “Makes Me So Happy” [No Ordinary Day]

HFVS with Guest DJs, Ruby, Pearl & Jade of Treetop Sisters (Radio Show/Podcast)

Guest DJ, Ruby, Pearl & Jade of the Treetop Sisters

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This week’s guest DJs are sisters, Ruby, Pearl & Jade, also known as the Treetop Sisters! – treetopsisters.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
Dec 14th & 15th, 2013
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured video: “The Night Before Christmas” by The Treetop Sisters


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PLAYLIST

  • Treetop Sisters ” Camel Stan and His Swinging Desert Band” [Single Only]
  • Trout Fishing In America ” Don’t Touch My Stuff” [ Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers]
  • The Jimmies “Gonna Get A Hampster” [Practically Ridiculous]
  • Robbie Schaefer ” Fits Right In ” [Single Only]
  • Las Hermanes Treetop ” El Oso en la Feria en la Plaza” [Single Only]
  • Patricia Ayers ” Story Time”
  • The Pop Ups “Box of Crayons” [ Radio Jungle]
  • The Board of Education ” Why is Dad So Mad” [Binary]
  • Lonnie Donegan “Does You Chewing Loose It’s Flavor” [The Hit Collection]
  • Kentucky Headhunters ” Ballad of Davy Crockett” [Electric Barnyard]
  • Treetop Sisters “Surfer Puppy” [Single Only]
  • Roger Day “I Like Yaks” [ Dream Big]
  • Treetop Sisters “Conley the Cow” [Single Only]
  • Sugar Free Allstars “Cars and Trucks” [Funky Fresh & Sugar Free]
  • Julie Andrews/Dick Van Dyke “Supercalifragilistic” [Mary Poppins Soundtrack]
  • Buck Howdy “Buffalo Bob” [Around the Campfire]
  • Robbie Schaefer “There’s A Carp in the Tub” [Songs for Kids Like Us]
  • Gustafer Yellowgold “Rock Melon” [Year In the Day]
  • Treetop Sisters “Larry the Lumberjack” [Single Only]

HFVS Holiday Episode with Guest DJ, Judy Pancoast (Radio Show/Podcast)

Holiday Episode
with Guest DJ, Judy Pancoast

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This week’s guest DJ, Grammy nominated children’s artist Judy Pancoast hosts a musical celebration of December holidays with tunes for Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa. Learn the history behind the legend of Santa Claus, plus an original story about a little mouse in search of a perfect Christmas tree. December is Judy’s favorite time… tune in for a festive time! – www.JudyPancoast.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
Dec 7th & 8th, 2013
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured video: “The House on Christmas Street” by Judy Pancoast


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  • Judy Pancoast- ” Santa Whatcha Got” [Christmas with Mrs. Claus]
  • Joanie Calem- “Lots of Lattkes” [Shanah Tovah, Shanah M'tukah]
  • Marla Lewis- “Magical Time of Year”
  • Janie Next Door- “Santa’s on His Way” [Come Sing Along with Janie Next Door]
  • Ray Stevens- “Santa Claus is Watching You” [Christmas Through a Different Window]
  • Judy Pancoast featuring Dave Kinnoin- “The Disastrous Toboggan Disaster 1967″ [Christmas with Mrs. Claus]
  • Judy Pancoast- “A Teeny Tiny Christmas Tree” [The House on Christmas Street]
  • Beth and Scott Bierko- “Flor de La Noche Buena” [Happy Holidays Around the World]
  • Stacey Peasley- “Under the Tree”
  • Beth and Scott Bierko- “Matunda Ya Kwanzaa” [Happy Holidays Around the World]
  • Earth Mama- “Jingle Your Heart” [A Sense of Place]
  • Judy Pancoast- “The House on Christmas Street” [Christmas with Mrs. Claus]

HFVS Thanksgiving Episode with Guest DJ, Charity Kahn (Radio Show/Podcast)

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Thanksgiving Episode
with Guest DJ, Charity Kahn

This special Thanksgiving episode by Charity Kahn from Charity and the JAMband explores, through music and story, some of the many, many things we have to be grateful for in our lives — like the sun, rain, friends and family – - culminating in a vision for world peace where everyone finally has enough food, shelter, community and love. Incorporating songs by Snatam Kaur, Los Lobos, the Moody Blues, the Rolling Stones, and Nat King Cole, among others, the music and commentary weave a gentle yet thought-provoking meditation on gratitude, generosity, love and compassion to inspire folks of all ages this holiday season.

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
Nov 23rd & 24th, 2013
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured video: Charity has a great song, “Loving Kindness.” She writes, “Love shouldn’t cost anything. This song emanated from the Buddhist practice of Loving Kindness (also called Metta), whereby you send wishes of health, happiness, safety and peace of mind to yourself and others.”  In this video she shows you the movements to the song so you can show your preK kids how to dance along! Download the song for free here. – www.jamjamjam.com


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PLAYLIST

  • Rolling Stones – “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” [Let It Bleed]
  • Beatles “Dear Prudence” [White Album]
  • Charity and the JAMband – “Grateful” [Family Values]
  • Snatam Kaur – “Long Time Sun” [Sacred Chants for Healing]
  • Gene Kelley – “Singing in the Rain” [Best of Gene Kelley]
  • Charity and the JAMband – “Green Beans Everywhere” [Family Values]
  • Nat King Cole – “Frim Fram Sauce” [The King Cole Trio]
  • William Steig – Sylvester and the Magic Pebble [Read by Charity Kahn]
  • Moody Blues – “Lovely To See You” [On the Threshold of a Dream]
  • Charity and the JAMband – “Love Is Herel” [Family Values]
  • Johnny Nash – “I Can See Clearly Now” [single]
  • Los Lobos – “Peace” [Kiko]
  • Charity and the JAMband – “We Are the Ones” [Family Values]

HFVS Bluegrass Episode with Guest DJ, Chris Teskey (Radio Show/Podcast)

Bluegrass Episode
with Guest DJ, Chris Teskey

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This week’s guest DJ, Chris Teskey of The Chris Teskey Show (WAMU, Washington, D.C.), hosts a Bluegrass Episode, bringing bluegrass music for the whole family from the nations’ capitol, the heart of bluegrass music in America!

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
Nov 2nd & 3rd, 2013
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured video: The Okee Dokee Brothers song, “Auctioneer.”


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PLAYLIST

  • “Alligator Stroll” – Josh Turner
  • “There Ain’t No Bugs On Me” – Grisman & Garcia
  • “Beverly Hillbillies Theme” – Flatt & Scruggs
  • “I’m My Own Grandpa” – David Grisman
  • “Buffalo Gals”- Mark Tamlusa & Richard Withers
  • “All I Have To Do Is Dream” – Doc & Merle Watson
  • “Froggy Went A’ Courting” – Doc Watson
  • Story:  “Two Frogs In Trouble” by Paramahansa Yogananda
  • “Frog Trouble” – Mark Lanegan
  • “The Cowboy Way” – Riders In The Sky
  • “That’s How The Yodel Was Born” – Riders In The Sky
  • “Fox On The Run” – The Country Gentlemen
  • “Rocky Top” – The Osborne Brothers
  • “God Gave Names To All The Animals” – Ronnie McCoury
  • “When I’m 64″ – Del McCoury
  • “Beatles Medley” – Tony Trischka
  • “Mr Bojangles” – Vassar Clements

HFVS Halloween Episode with Guest DJ, Heidi Swedberg (Radio Show/Podcast)

Halloween Episode
with Guest DJ, Heidi Swedberg

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This week’s guest DJ, Heidi Swedberg, shares songs about noises, monsters and the Boogie Man, performs Halloween songs live with her ukulele, and shares the Flamenco spiced “Story of the Cat and the Chicken” (with ukulele flamenco by her partner Daniel Ward). A little spooky and a lotta silly! – www.sukeyjumpmusic.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
Oct 26th & 27th, 2013
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured video: Kindie music singer songwriters Lori Henriques and Todd McHatton come together as You and Me and the Rain. The first release is a special holiday Halloween tune and video, For Halloween This Year.


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PLAYLIST

  • You and Me and the Rain- “For Halloween This Year” [single release]
  • Natalie Merchant -“Isabel” [Leave Your Sleep]
  • Johnathan Richman -“Party in the Woods” [Back in Your Life]
  • Heidi Swedberg and the Sukey Jump Band – “Boogie Man” [My Cup of Tea]
  • Pete Seeger – “Abi Yoyo” [Children’s Concert at Town Hall]
  • Albert Whelan – “My  Brother makes the Noises for the Talkies” [Imperial #2490]
  • Heidi Swedberg and the Sukey Jump Band – “Cup of Tea” [My Cup of Tea]
  • Skümbaag – “Pop Goes the Weazel” [Music is the Enemy]
  • Sam Hinton -“Old Boastun Was Dead” [Whoever Shall Have Some Good Peanuts]
  • Sam Hinton – “Little old Woman all Skin and Bone” [Whoever Shall Have Some Good Peanuts]
  • Heidi Swedberg and the Sukey Jump Band – “Down in the Valley” [Play]
  • Scott Jarrett – “Edge on the Moon” [The Gift of Thirst]
  • Heidi Swedberg -“Oona’s Halloween Song” [Live]
  • Heidi Swedberg- “The Green-Eyed Dragon With the 13 Tails” [Live]

HFVS Nature Science Episode with Guest DJ, Birdie Mendoza (Radio Show/Podcast)

Hilltown Family Variety Show
Nature Science Episode
with Guest DJ, Birdie Mendoza

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Birdie Mendoza of Birdie’s Playhouse guest DJs the Hilltown Family Variety Show with a Nature Science Episode!  Birdie plays some of her favorite nature and science songs ranging from reggae master Bob Marley to kindie stars such as Lucky Diaz and They Might be Giants, to female kids music masters such as Lori Henriques, DidiPop and Moona Luna. Learn about zeroes, H2O, squirrels, butterflies, dolphins, sea turtles and more. – www.birdiesplayhouse.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
October 12th & 13th, 2013
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured video: Aaron Nigel Smith & One World Children’s Chorus rock the Bob Dylan classic, “Man Gave Names to All the Animals,” with Laurie Berkner, Lucky Diaz & Secret Agent 23 Skidoo.


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PLAYLIST

  • Bob Marley “Misty Morning” [Kaya]
  • The Pop Ups “The Bat” [Radio Jungle]
  • Birdie’s Playhouse “I’m a Toucan” [Move Like an Animal]
  • They Might Be Giants “Zeroes” [Here Come the 123s]
  • Roger Day “Concentration” [Why Does Gray Matter]
  • Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band “Squirrely the Squirrel” [A Potluck!]
  • Tito Puente “Ran-Kan-Kan” [The Best of Tito Puente]
  • Birdie’s Playhouse “Monarch Butterflies” [Move Like an Animal]
  • Birdie’s Playhouse “Dolphins” [Move Like an Animal]
  • Gustafer Yellowgold “Pinecone Lovely” [ Have You Never Been Yellow?]
  • Greg & Steve “Animal Action I” [Kids in Motion]
  • Artichoke “Aardvark” [26 Animals]
  • Birdie’s Playhouse “Sea Turtles” [Move Like an Animal]
  • Lori Henriques “Dinosaur” [The World is a Curious Place to Live]
  • Dan Zanes and Friends “Mariposa Olé” [Catch That Train]
  • Moona Luna “H2O” [Science Fair]
  • DidiPop “Mango” [DidiPop Goes to Hawaii]
  • Aaron Nigel Smith & One World Chorus “Man Gave Names” [Welcome to the Village!]

HFVS Book & Story Songs Episode with Guest DJ, Nina Stone (Radio Show/Podcast)

Hilltown Family Variety Show
Book & Story Songs Episode
with Guest DJ, Nina Stone

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Guest DJ, Nina Stone (aka Miss Nina) explores the elements of story and song through her show’s theme: Book Songs & Story Songs. This show is a compilation of songs from children’s books, songs inspired by children’s books, or story songs both fiction and non-fiction. It’s an eclectic mix of songs ranging from the 1970s to today, by a varied list of artists such as Bo Donaldson & The Heywoods, Dolly Parton, and Joanie Leeds & The Nightlights!

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
October 5th & 6th, 2013
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured video: Photos of the book This Jazz Man by Karen Ehrhardt with Miss Nina’s song “This Jazz Man” from her CD Singing & Dancing Together. mymissnina.com


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PLAYLIST

  • Jeanie B! & The Jelly Beans – “When You Open A Book” [Sugar Buzz]
  • Miss Nina – “The Brown Bear Rap” [Sha Doo Be Doop]
  • Bo Donaldson & The Heywoods – “Billy Don’t Be A Hero” [Rockin' 70s; Vol. 2]
  • Terri Thurman Finck – “Senor Don Gato” [Galliump! Folk Songs and New Favorites]
  • Wrinkle & The Time Machine – “Space Turtle”
  • Miss Nina – “How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight” [Sha Doo Be Doop]
  • Alan Alda & Marlo Thomas – “William’s Doll” [Free To Be You And Me]
  • Joanie Leeds & The Nightlights (featuring Secret Agent 23 Skidoo) – “Froggie Went A Courtin’” [What A Zoo]
  • Ivan Ulz – “The Carrot Seed” [Songs From The Old School]
  • Peter, Paul & Mary – “Puff The Magic Dragon” [The Very Best of Peter, Paul and Mary]
  • The Charlie Daniels’ Band – “Devil Went Down To Georgia” [A Decade of Hits]
  • Miss Nina – “Wild Things” [Sha Doo Be Doop]
  • Dolly Parton – “Coat of Many Colors” [16 Biggest Hits; Dolly Parton]
  • Monty Harper – “Villa Villakula Hula” [Paws Claws Scales & Tales]
  • Miss Nina – “This Jazz Man” [Singing & Dancing Together]
  • Eric Stolz – Snuggle Puppy [Philadelphia Chickens]

HFVS Friendship Episode with Guest DJ, Little Miss Ann (Radio Show/Podcast)

Hilltown Family Variety Show
Friendship Episode
with Guest DJ, Little Miss Ann

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This week on the Hilltown Family Variety Show, Little Miss Ann is our guest DJ. Little Miss Ann has handpicked songs about Friendship. Enjoy this selection of songs that covers everything from how to make new friends, enjoying adventures with friends, playing with friends in different seasons, and having that one special best friend. Come along and listen to some new and old songs about friendship! – www.littlemissann.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
September 28th & 29th, 2013
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured video: Little Miss Ann performing”You Are My Sunshine” live at KDHX.


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PLAYLIST

  • Dan Zanes and Cynthia Hopkins – “Surround by Friendship” (House Party)
  • Suzi Shelton – “Smile in my Heart” (Tomboy in a Princess Dress)
  • Little Miss Ann – “Take me for who I am” (Walk with Me)
  • Baze and his Silly Friends – “Hi, Hello, How are You?” (One Little Smile)
  • Cat Stevens – “Don’t be Shy” (Footsteps in the Dark)
  • New Beard – “My People are Around” (New Beard City)
  • Karen O and the Kids – “All is Love” (Where the Wild Things are)
  • Pete Seegar -”Mail Myself to you” (We Shall Overcome – The Complete Carnegie Hall Concert (Live))
  • Little Miss Ann – “Clap for Love” (Clap for Love)
  • Future Hits – “Sign by the Sea” (Songs for Learning)
  • Frances England – “Bicycle Built for Two” (Blink of an Eye)
  • Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band – “Invisible Friend” (A Potluck)
  • Lunch Money – “It only takes one night to make a balloon your friend” (Dizzy)
  • Elizabeth Mitchell – “Lovely Day” (Sunny Day)
  • Egg – “Summertime Friend” (Hard Boiled)
  • Jeff Weisfeld and Little Miss Ann – “Honey Bear Ham” (Walk with Me)
  • Charlie Hope – “Best Friends” (Let’s Go Play!)
  • Renee and Jeremy- “BFF” (C’mon)
  • Little Miss Ann – “Walk with Me” (Walk with Me)

HFVS Community Service Episode with Guest DJ, Charity Kahn (Radio Show/Podcast)

Hilltown Family Variety Show
Community Service Episode
with Guest DJ, Charity Kahn

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This week on the Hilltown Family Variety Show, through music and mindfulness, Charity Kahn (of Charity and the JAMband) explores some of the ideas at the heart of community service: helping those less fortunate, practicing kindness, loving ourselves so we have something to give back, practicing gratitude for the role our communities play in our lives, having awareness around what our various communities are and who makes them up, and seeing the reality that we are all part of a global and interdependent ecosystem. So sing along, listen closely, and then go out and help someone today! – www.jamjamjam.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
September 21st & 22nd, 2013
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA


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PLAYLIST

  • The Beatles — “With a Little Help From My Friends” [Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band]
  • The Youngbloods — “Get Together” [The Best of the Youngbloods]
  • Malvina Reynolds — “Magic Penny” [Ear to the Ground]
  • Carole King — “You’ve Got a Friend” [Tapestry]
  • The Beatles — “Help!” [Help!]
  • Charity and the JAMband — “Lovingkindness” [Family Values]
  • Coyote Oldman — “Clouds” [Rainbird]
  • Pete Seeger — “To Everyone in All the World” [The Rainbow Quest]
  • Charity and the JAMband — “Green Beans Everywhere” [Family Values]
  • The Pointer Sisters — “Yes We Can, Can” [The Pointer Sisters]
  • Charity and the JAMband — “We Are the Ones” [Family Values]
  • Dr. John — “Helping Hand” [The Very Best of Dr. John]

HFVS Songs of Hope & Healing Episode with Guest DJ, Alastair Moock (Radio Show/Podcast)

Hilltown Family Variety Show
Songs of Hope & Healing Episode
with Guest DJ, Alastair Moock

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This week on the Hilltown Family Variety Show, Alastair Moock is our guest DJ with a Songs of Hope & Healing Episode. Alastair and his twin girls guide us through a selection of songs that remind us of the small joys and sometimes difficult moments that pull us together. These new and old rootsy tunes — from Pete Seeger to The Okee Dokee Brothers — will have you and your kids dancing, singing, and hugging! – www.moockmusic.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
September 14th & 15th, 2013
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

FEATURED VIDEO: Alastair Moock music video for “When I Get Bald” from the new album Singing Our Way Through: World’s Bravest Kids, an CD for kids with (and without) cancer.


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PLAYLIST

  • Rani Arbo and Daisy Mayhem – “If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out” [Ranky Tanky]
  • The Okee Dokee Brothers – “Brother” [Can You Canoe?]
  • Alastair Moock and Friends – “Take a Little Walk With Me (Featuring Elizabeth Mitchell)” [Singing Our Way Through: Songs for the World's Bravest Kids]
  • Aaron Nigel Smith and One World Children’s Chorus – “Grateful (Feat. Dan Zanes)” [Welcome to the Village]
  • Grenadilla – “Peace Will Come” [Grenadilla]
  • Alastair Moock and Friends – “B-R-A-V-E” [Singing Our Way Through: Songs for the World's Bravest Kids]
  • Rosie Grier – “It’s All Right to Cry” [Free to Be… You and Me]
  • Lori Henriques – “Curiosity” [The World Is A Curious Place To Live]
  • Mister G – “Friends” [Bugs]
  • Alastair Moock and Friends – “This Little Light of Mine” [Singing Our Way Through: Songs for the World's Bravest Kids]
  • Pete Seeger – “Mister Rabbit” [Birds, Beasts, Bugs & Fishes: Little & Big]
  • Justin Roberts – “Fruit Jar” [Pop Fly]
  • Alastair Moock and Friends – “When I Get Bald” [Singing Our Way Through: Songs for the World's Bravest Kids]
  • Bob Marley – “Three Little Birds (Alternate Mix)” [Songs Of Freedom]
  • Papa Crow – “That’s the Life For Me” [Things That Roar]
  • Elizabeth Mitchell – “Peace Like a River” [You Are My Little Bird]

HFVS with Guest DJs, Keith and Ezra of Trout Fishing in America (Radio Show/Podcast)

Hilltown Family Variety Show
Guest DJs, Keith and Ezra of Trout Fishing in America

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This week on the Hilltown Family Variety Show, Keith and Ezra of Trout Fishing in America hosts the Hilltown Family Variety Show, spinning a diverse mix of musical styles! - www.troutmusic.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
September 7th & 8th, 2013
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

FEATURED VIDEO:  Title cut to Trout Fishing in Americas new CD, Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers.


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PLAYLIST

  • Trout Fishing in America – Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers – [Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers]
  • The Amoeba People – Cosmology, Your Futon & You – [Kids Corner 25th Anniversary]
  • Bubboon’s Tunes – The Cheese Song – [Songs To Blather By]
  • Mister Felipe – Muevete/Move Yourself – [Cruzando El Border]
  • Terrence Simien – Narration – [Creole For Kidz and the History of Zydeco]
  • Terrence Simien – Midland Two Step – [Creole For Kidz and the History of Zydeco]
  • Trout Fishing in America – Zoo Wacky Zoo – [Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers]
  • The Plants – Monster Under My Bed – [Kids Corner 25th Anniversary]]
  • Trout Fishing in America – Creepy Dead Bug – [Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers]
  • Trout Fishing in America – My Sister Kissed Her Boyfriend – [Rubber Baby Bu ggy Bumpers]
  • Sugar Free Allstars – All On A Sunday Afternoon – [All On A Sunday Afternoon]
  • John Hadfield – Robot Monkey Head – [Robot Monkey Head]
  • Justin Roberts – Obsessed By Trucks – [Jungle Gym]
  • Grenadilla – Arabella Angelique – [Grenadilla]

HFVS Back to School Episode with Guest DJ, Joanie Leeds (Radio Show/Podcast)

Hilltown Family Variety Show
Back to School Episode
with Guest DJ, Joanie Leeds

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This week on the Hilltown Family Variety Show, Joanie Leeds of Joanie Leeds & The Nightlights guest DJs our Back To School Episode. Joanie hand picked all of the school themed songs including a few from her new CD, Bandwagon as well as from artists such as: Pop Ups, Dizzy Gillespie, Justin Roberts, Bari Koral, Recess Monkey, Lunch Money, Astrograss, Miss Nina, They Might Be Giants, The Verve Pipe, Chuck Berry, Trout Fishing in America and Rocknoceros.  Joanie will be performing in Western MA for the first time at The Eric Carle Museum on Saturday, Sept. 28th!  Mark your calendars!www.joanieleeds.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
August 31st & September 1st, 2013
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

FEATURED VIDEO:  Joanie Leeds & the Nightlights , “Back to School.”


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PLAYLIST

  • Joanie Leeds & The Nightlights – “Back to School” (Bandwagon)
  • Pop Ups- “Math Rock” – (Radio Jungle)
  • Dizzy Gillespie – “School Days (When We Were a Couple of Kids)” – (School Days)
  • Justin Roberts – “Recess” – (Recess)
  • Bari Koral – “Backpack” (Family Rock Band)
  • Recess Monkey – “Science Fair” (The Final Funktier)
  • Joanie Leeds & The Nightlights – Use Your Words- (Bandwagon)
  • Lunch Money – “I Love My Library” – (Dizzy)
  • Astrograss – “Continental Geography” – (The Colored Pencil Factory)
  • Miss Nina – “New Alphabet” – (Sha Doo Be Doop)
  • They Might Be Giants – “Meet the Elements” – (Here Comes the Science)
  • The Verve Pipe – “Homework Blues Stomp” – (Are We There Yet)
  • Joanie Leeds & The Nightlights – Bandwagon- (Bandwagon)
  • Chuck Berry – “School Days” – (The Anthology)
  • Trout Fishing in America – “Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers” – (Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers)
  • Crossing Guard – “Rocknoceros” – (Pink!)
  • Joanie Leeds & The Nightlights – “Nightlights”- (Bandwagon)

HFVS Summer in the City Episode with Guest DJ, Meredith Wright (Radio Show/Podcast)

Hilltown Family Variety Show
Summer in the City  Episode
with Guest DJ, Meredith Wright

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This week on the Hilltown Family Variety Show, join Guest DJ Meredith Wright from Sweetbeatz for Summer in the City. She’ll be spinning a soulful mix of songs that will have you boppin’ to the beat of the city streets. Grab your metrocard (you’ll need it for the subway) for a fun adventure to Central Park, a ballgame and everything in between! – www.sweetbeatzbaby.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
August 24th & 25th, 2013
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

FEATURED VIDEO:  The Subway! Large cast of Muppets sing about riding the subway.  It’s vintage New York City and Sesame Street all in one!


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PLAYLIST

  • Stevie Wonder – “Master Blaster” [Stevie Wonder the Definitive Collection]
  • Hot Peas ‘n Butter – “Baila/Dance” [Best of the Band, Ingles y Español]
  • Martha Reeves & The Vandellas- “Dancing In The Street” [20th Century Masters- the Millennium Collection- Motown 1960's vol.1]
  • Sweetbeatz- “Neighborhood” [Soulful Songs for City Kids]
  • Bari Koral- “Subway” [Rock and Roll Garden]
  • Joanie Leeds- “Sunday in the Park” [City Kid]
  • Heritage O.P. – “Friendship” [Heritage]
  • Sweetbeatz – “Laundry” [Soulful Songs for City Kids]
  • Carly Simon- “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” [Baseball- a Film by Ken Burns]
  • Wynton Marsalis & Eric Clapton- “Ice Cream” [Wynton Marsalis & Eric Clapton Play the Blues (Live from Jazz at Lincoln Center)]
  • James Brown – “Get On The Good Foot, pt. 1″ [20 All-Time Greatest Hits!]
  • Sweetbeatz- “Hairdos” [Soulful Songs for City Kids]
  • Byron Lee & The Dragonaires – “Give Me Soca” [Soca Greatest Hits]

HFVS Superhero Episode with Guest DJ, Tim Kubart (Radio Show/Podcast)

Hilltown Family Variety Show
Superhero  Episode
with Guest DJ, Tim Kubart

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This week on the Hilltown Family Variety Show, join Guest DJ Tim Kubart from Tim and the Space Cadets for a show about Superheroes, both imaginary, and real! Superhero theme songs get mixed in with contemporary kindie music and classic rock about flying, and saving the day. Also, a story is read about a Super Dad!

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
August 17th & 18th, 2013
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

FEATURED VIDEO: “Superhero” by  Tim and the Space Cadets


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PLAYLIST

  • Tim and the Space Cadets – “The Anthem Part 1” [Anthems for Adventure]
  • Tim and the Space Cadets – “The Anthem Part 2” [Anthems for Adventure]
  • John Williams – “Superman Theme” [Superman: The Movie Original Soundtrack]
  • Justin Roberts – “Backyard Super Kid” [Pop Fly]
  • The Ramones – “Spider-man” [Mondo Bizarro]
  • Jimmy Buffett – “Captain America We Love You” [Captain America]
  • Lavern Baker – “Batman to the Rescue” [Batmania]
  • Mitch Miller – “Mighty Mouse Theme” [Mighty Mouse]
  • Chester Stover – “Underdog Theme” [Underdog]
  • Lunch Money – “Gingerbread Man” [Spicy Kid]
  • Shoo Raynor – “Super Dad” [Super Dad the book]
  • Tim and the Space Cadets – “Superhero” [Anthems for Adventure]
  • Patty Shukla – “Superhero” [Play with me, Sing Along!]
  • Spin Doctors – “Jimmy Olsen’s Blues” [Pocket full of Kryptonite]
  • Vanilla Ice – “Ninja Rap” [Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Secret of the Ooze
  • Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
  • Recess Monkey – “Flying! Reprise” [Flying!]
  • Tim and the Space Cadets – “Upbeat/Downbeat” [Anthems for Adventure]

HFVS Autism Awareness Episode with Guest DJ, Marc Bazerman (Radio Show/Podcast)

Hilltown Family Variety Show
Autism Awareness Episode
with Guest DJ, Marc Bazerman

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This week on the Hilltown Family Variety Show, join Guest DJ Marc Bazerman from Baze and His Silly Friends for a very special Autism Awareness Episode celebrating children of all abilities in an hour long, commercial-free, radio show/podcast. In this week’s episode, Marc shares songs that inspire us to love people for who they are, including a few sneak peaks at songs from his upcoming release, The Best Day Ever.

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
August 10th & 11th, 2013
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

FEATURED VIDEO: “Superhero” by  Baze And His Silly Friends from the album, The Best Day Ever. Baze And His Silly Friends are proud supporters of Autism Speaks.


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PLAYLIST

  • Brady Rymer and The Little Band That Could – Love Me For Who I Am [Love Me For Who I Am]
  • Jeff Daniels and Steppin’ In It – “You Can Call Me Happy” [Calling All Kids]
  • Baze and His Silly Friends – “Fly (a caterpillars tale)” [The Best Day Ever]
  • Jules Music 4 Kids – “Ever Dream You Were A Rainbow” [Everybody Has A Bellybutton]
  • Little Miss Ann – “Clap For Love” [Clap For Love]
  • Ralph’s World – “All My Colors” [Ralph’s World]
  • Princess Katie & Racer Steve – “Stick Around” [Tiny Cool]
  • Suzi Shelton = “Lift Me Up” [No Ordinary Day]
  • Baze and His Silly Friends – “Superhero” [The Best Day Ever]
  • AhChoo – “I love myself” [I love myself]
  • Yosi – “Hole In The Ground” [Under a Bright Yellow Umbrella]
  • Kira Willey – “Colors“ [Dance For The Sun]
  • Harry Chapin – “Dancing Boy” [Gold Medal Collection]
  • Baze and His Silly Friends – “The Happiest Boy in the World” [One Little Smile]
  • Lucy Diaz and the Famil Jam Band – “Quite Like You” [Oh Lucky Day!]
  • Uncle Kracker – “Smile” [Happy Hour]

Related Post: Recommended Fiction Titles with Autistic Characters

HFVS National Parks Episode with Guest DJ, NPS Ranger Jeff Wolin (Radio Show/Podcast)

Hilltown Family Variety Show
National Parks Episode
with Guest DJ, Jeff Wolin

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Join Guest DJ, National Parks Service Ranger Jeff Wolin (aka Ranger Jeff) from his ranger station in the mountains of Colorado for a musical tour of our National Parks. While families are dancing and singing, everyone will get a musical exploration of  Mount Rushmore, the Grand Tetons, the Washington Mall, and even raft down the Colorado River!

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
July 20th & 21st, 2013
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

FEATURED VIDEO: In this video, the National Park Service’s Youth Ambassador Program in New Bedford, MA encourages youth to disconnect from technology and connect outdoors with the New England National Scenic Trail!


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PLAYLIST

  • Committed- “Down on the Mall” [Songs for Junior Rangers]
  • Daryl Simpson, Ceol Ceili, Omagh  Choir – “New Bedford Whaling” [Songs for Junior Rangers]
  • Youth Ambassador Program (YAP) – “Wapiti Hoppity” [Songs for Junior Rangers]
  • Trout Fishing in America – “Thaddeus Kosciuszko Polka” – [Songs for Junior Rangers]
  • Johnette Downing – “Four Presidents” [Songs for Junior Rangers]
  • Bruce Barnes – “The Airmen of Tuskegee” [Songs for Junior Rangers]
  • Monty Hall – “Microbe Hunter” [Songs from the Science Frontier]
  • Erica Falls – “Frozen Bulldozin’” [Songs for Junior Rangers]
  • Ted Newman – “Great Sonoran Desert” [Songs for Kids]
  • Jim Salestrom – “In the Grand Canyon” [Music from the Grand Canyon]
  • Krishel Augustine – “Junior Ranger” [Songs for Junior Rangers]
  • Billy B. – “Wild Wetlands” [Romp in the Swamp]
  • The Banana Slug String Band – “Walking the Tetons” [Goin' Wild!]
  • Aaron Nigel Smith – “Run, Fish, Run” [Songs for Junior Rangers]

Discover more Junior Ranger music & resources, courtesy the National Parks Service:

  • Listen to Junior Ranger Radio
  • Watch Videos of Junior Ranger Music
  • Download Junior Ranger Music
  • Learn about “Songs for Junior Rangers,” the Junior Ranger Music Album
  • Play games and become a Webranger

HFVS Firefighter Episode with Guest DJs, Chicago Firefighters John and Pete (Radio Show/Podcast)

Hilltown Family Variety Show
Firefighter Episode
with Guest DJs, John and Pete of the Poochamungas

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Guest DJs, John and Pete of Poochamungas, play some great tunes and discuss their other life as firefighters.  Get some insights into firefighting, firehouse life and fire safety from two guys who have worked for the Chicago Fire Department for the last 17 years!

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
July 12th & 13th, 2013
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

FEATURED VIDEO: Here is a series of 30 short videos about the history of firefighting from the Aurora Regional Fire Museum’s (Aurora, IL) exhibit. Want to learn more about the history of firefighting? Check the Aurora Regional Fire Museum’s web site for historical information, videos and links to other resources: www.auroraregionalfiremuseum.org. Also, check out this history video, Great Chicago Fire 1871.


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PLAYLIST

  • Uncle Rock––  “I am a Fire Engine” [Uncle Rock U’]
  • Little Miss Ann –  “Mocking Bird”  [Clap For Love]
  • Lunch Money – “Translator” [Spicy Kid]
  • Grenadilla –  “Shall Sing” [ Grenadilla]
  • Lucky Diaz and the Family Band – “Firefighter Girl” [Luckiest Adventure]
  • Poochamungas – “My Favorite Summer Day (Block Party)” [Block Party!]
  • Boogers – “My Baseball Bat” [Let’s Go]
  • Poochamungas – “I’m a Big Red Fire Engine/Truck” [Block Party!]
  • Seanster and the Monsters – “G’rup” [Seanster and the Monsters EP]
  • Kurt Gallagher – “Peace and Quiet” [1234]
  • Poochamungas – “End of the Day” [End of the Day]
  • Justin Roberts – “Fire Drill” [Jungle Gym]
  • Dan Zanes and Friends – “Wonder Wheel” [Family Dance]
  • Poochamungas – “Till the Sun Goes Down” [Block Party!]
  • Emily Hurd – “Kids in Red Wagons” [Daytime Fireflies]

HFVS Music of the World Episode with Guest DJ, Keith Terry (Radio Show/Podcast)

Hilltown Family Variety Show
Music of the World Episode
with Guest DJ, Keith Terry

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Keith Terry from Crosspulse Ensemble is our Guest DJ this week! Keith’s program is about World Music AND Music of the World - not only songs from artists around the planet, but sounds of the planet, itself – from the calls made by insects and birds,  to  atmospheric sounds created by lightening.   Plus some found sound — music created by the sounds we don’t always think of as musical, such as fog horns and trains, even bricks.   Join Keith in this exploration of some new and unusual ways of creating and listening to music.

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
June 29th & 30th, 2013
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

FEATURED VIDEO: Keith Terry, organizer of the International Body Music Festival, stopped by The World studios in Boston to demonstrate the amazing music the human body can make. – www.crosspulse.com


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PLAYLIST

  • Crosspulse Percussion Ensemble – “Body Beat” [I Like Everything About You, Yes I Do.]
  • Bayaka Pygmies – “Bayaka Song” [Pulse of the Planet]
  • Ba Benzélé Pygmies - “Unknown” [Anthology of Afro Music - UNESCO]
  • Zap Mamá – “Brrrlak!”  [Divas volume two]
  • Crosspulse Percussion Ensemble – “Cumbe” [I Like Everything About You, Yes I Do]
  • Mangbetu – “Water Drumming” [Pulse of the Planet]
  • Tangle Eye- “Katie Left Memphis with wood chopping” [Alan Lomax's Roots of the Blues]
  • Unknown- “Bricks” [Unknown]
  • “Postal Workers Cancelling Stamps at the University of Ghana Post Office” [1975 field recording, James Koetting]
  • Crosspulse Percussion Ensemble – “Flores” [I Like Everything About You, Yes I Do]
  • Mayan Marching Band - “Unknown” [Unknown]
  • The Tahitian Choir – “Morotiri Nei” [Rapa Iti]
  • Keith Terry & Crosspulse – “Body Music” [Keith Terry & Crosspulse]
  • Vocal Sampling- “Una Forma Mas” [Una Forma Mas]
  • Barbatuques - “Cneiro verde” [O Seguinte é Esse]
  • Ants – “Ants” [Pulse of the Planet]
  • Antonio Carols Jobim – “Foghorn” [original soundtrack from the film Black Orpheus]
  • Crosspulse Percussion Ensemble – “Jalan Jalan” [I Like Everything About You, Yes I Do]]
  • Talab Khan Barna- “Sat Bhayan Ki Ek Behanadli I” [Latcho Drom: Bande Originale Du Film Soundtrack]]
  • Atmospheric Whistlers – “Atmospheric Whistlers” [Pulse of the Planet]
  • Barbatuques - “Respirando” [O Seguinte é Esse]
  • Inuits – “Unuit Throat and Harp Songs”  [Canadian Music Heritage Collection]
  • Sergio Mendez “Fanfarra Despedida” [Brasileiro]

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