HFVS Sky Episode with Guest DJ, Suzanne Jamieson Selmo

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Sky Episode with Guest DJ, Suzanne Jamieson Selmo

Suzanne Jamieson Selmo celebrates the SKY and everything in it. She takes us through a whole day, from waking up with the sun to going to bed with the stars and the moon…and lots of fun stuff in between. She threads through poetry, history, and science into the hour and showcases a variety of music… from old classics to modern pop, jazz standards to popular children’s music. It’s a celebration of the sky with great tunes! — www.suzannejamiesonselmo.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
March 21st & 22nd, 2015
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured video:  Caspar Babypants- “Bird in an Airplane Suit” [Rise and Shine!]


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PLAYLIST

1. Hilary Duff- “Wake Up” [Most Wanted]
2. Suzanne Jamieson Selmo- “Here Comes the Sun” [Shine]
3. Caspar Babypants- “Bird in an Airplane Suit” [Rise and Shine!]
4. Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights- “My Butterfly” [What a Zoo!]
5. Laurie Berkner- “Bumblebee (Buzz Buzz)” [Buzz Buzz]
6. Taylor Swift- “Superman” [Superman-Single]
7. The Beatbuds- “When the Rain Falls Down” [The Beatbuds, Volume 1]
8. Lesley Gore- “Sunshine, Lollipops, and Rainbows” [20th Century Masters: The Millenium
Collection]
9. Israel Kamakawiwo’ole- “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” [Alone in IZ World]
10. Selena Gomez- “When the Sun Goes Down” [When the Sun Goes Down]
11. Katy Perry- “Firework” [Teenage Dream]
12. Jack Johnson- “Constellations” [In Between Dreams]
13. Suzanne Jamieson Selmo- “Moonlight in Vermont” [Shine]
14. The Marcels- “Blue Moon” [The Marcels-Single]
15. Suzanne Jamieson Selmo- “Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)]

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

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SPRING EQUINOX EPISODE
with Guest DJ, Charity Kahn

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
March 14th & 15th, 2015
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured Video: Gustafer Yellowgold – “Pinecone Lovely” [Have You Never Been Yellow?]


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PLAYLIST

  • Wendy Waldman – “Spring is Here” [Wendy Waldman]
  • Charity and the JAMband – “Get Your Booty Out of Bed” [Party Like a Twinkle Star]
  • Cat Stevens – “Changes IV” [Teaser and the Firecat]
  • Charity and the JAMband – “We Need Mud” [Rock Your Socks Off]
  • Arnold Lobel – “The Corner” [Frog and Toad All Year]
  • The Beatles – “Here Comes the Sun” [Abbey Road]
  • Bob Marley – “Sun is Shining” [Trojan Reggae Chill-Out (CD 2)]
  • Justin Roberts – “Taking Off My Training Wheels” [Meltdown!]
  • Cat Stevens – “The Wind” [Teaser and the Firecat]
  • Gustafer Yellowgold – “Pinecone Lovely” [Have You Never Been Yellow?]
  • Ruth Krauss/Norman Rose – “The Carrot Seed”
  • Charity and the JAMband – “Happy Birthday Baby” [Rock Your Socks Off]
  • XTC – “Greenman” [Apple Venus Volume 1]
  • Charity and the JAMband – “The Bird” [Party Like a Twinkle Star]

Original broadcast: March 26, 2011. Find out more about our Guest DJ, Charity Kahn at www.jamjamjam.com.

HFVS with Guest DJ, Julianna Bright from Cat Doorman (Podcast/Radio Show)

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Guest DJ, Julianna Bright from Cat Doorman

Julianna Bright, the Portland based artist and musician and mom with the kids’ music moniker Cat Doorman gathers together a passel of tunes from her family’s record collection, dotting the playlist with a few tunes from her recent release Cat Doorman Songbook. Other songs hop from Andalusia to Paris, from the 1930’s through today with a common thread of playfulness and joy. – www.catdoorman.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
March 7th & 8th, 2015
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA


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PLAYLIST 

  • Burl Ives – Buckeye Jim, Burl Ives Sings Little White Duck (And Other Children’s Favorites)
  • Ty Segall – Lovely One, Lemons
  • The Dixie Cups – Iko Iko, Iko Iko
  • Cat Doorman – Inspiration, Songbook
  • John Holt – Ali Baba, Best of John Holt
  • Charity Bailey – Hey Betty Martin, Songs to Grow On
  • Mooollar – Toroslar, Andolu Pop
  • The Kinks – Phenomenal Cat, The Kinks are the Village Green Preservation Society
  • Hélène Baillargeon and Alan Mills – Ah! Mon Beau Château, Chantons en Francais; Vol. 1
  • Django Reinhardt – Nagasaki – Et Le Quintette Du Hot Club De France
  • Cat Doorman – Two Old Shoes – Songbook
  • The New Seekers – Free to Be You and Me, Free to Be You and Me
  • The Zombies – This Will be Our Year, Odyssey and Oracle
  • The Incredible String Band – Log Cabin Home in the Sky, Wee Tam & the Big Huge
  • Lead Belly – Rock Island Line, Songs to Grow On
  • Deerhoof – The Eyebright Bugler, Reveille
  • Wire – Outdoor Miner, Chairs Missing
  • Alan Mills – Animal Alphabet Song, Smithsonian Folkways Children’s Music Collection
  • Cat Doorman – So Many Words, Songbook
  • Small Faces – The Hungry Intruder, Ogden’s Nut Gone Flake
  • The Ink Spots – Pork Chops and Gravy, If I Didn’t Care
  • The Staple Singers – Wade in the Water, Freedom Highway
  • Francoise Hardy – Tous Les Garcons Et Les Filles, The Vogue Years

HFVS Sheep Shearing & Maple Syrup Episode (Podcast/Radio Show)

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Sheep Shearing & Maple Syrup Episode

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
February 28th & March 1st, 2015
(Original broadcast: Feb 28, 2009)
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Sheep Shearing

Shearing the sheep and skirting the fleece at Red Gate Farm in Buckland, MA. Click on photo to see more images. (Photo credit: Sienna Wildfied


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  • Lunch Money – “Wake Up, World” - Dizzy 
  • Pete Seeger – “Maple Syrup Time” – Seeds: The Songs of Pete Seeger
  • Kitty Donohoe  – “Maple Syrup” – Bunyan and Banjoes
  • Phil Rosenthal – “Buffalo Gals” – This Land is Your Land
  • Nashville Bluegrass Band & Kid Pan Alley – “Extra Hand” – Kid Pan Alley
  • Station Id: The Harmonica Pocket [www.harmonicapocket.com]
  • Carla Sciaky – “Sheep Shearing” – Spin the Weaver’s Song
  • Justin Roberts – “Field Trip” – Pop Fly
  • The Hipwaders – “Field Trip” – Goodie Bag 
  • Station Id: Steve Weeks [www.steveweeksmusic.com]
  • L. Frank Baum – The Story of Baa-Baa Black Sheep
  • Teresa Doyle – “The Shearing” – If Fish Could Sing … and Sheep Could Dance
  • Matt Nathanson – “Starfish and Coffee” – For the Kids Too
  • Moxy Fruvous – “Maple Syrup Time” – If I Had a Song: Songs of Pete Seeger Vol. 2
  • The Hipwaders – “Things You Want” – Goodie Bag

HFVS with Guest DJ, Danny Weinkauf (Podcast/Radio Show)

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Guest DJ, Danny Weinkauf

Danny brings a life long friend and occasional writing partner Francis X. Busso as a guest. Themes are friendship, songs that we remember from childhood and songwriting ideas. — www.dannyweinkauf.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
January 31st & February 1st, 2015
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

“Champion of the Spelling Bee” from Danny Weinkauf’s album No School Today. Video by Vanessa Appleby.


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PLAYLIST

1. Johnny Cash – “I Walk the line” (With his Hot and Blue Guitar)
2. Danny Weinkauf – “Botony” (Unreleased song)
3. Randy Newman – “You’ve got a Friend in me” (Toy Story)
4. Sammy Davis Jr. – “The Candy man” (The Definitive Collection)
5. Cat Stevens – “If you want to sing out” (Gold)
6. Danny Weinkauf – “Only One You” (Unreleased song)
7. David Bowie – “Op.67 the bird” (David Bowie narrates Peter and the Wolf)
8. They Might Be Giants – “Music Jail part 1&2″ (Dial a song 2015)
9. Danny Weinkauf – “It’s Your Birthday” (Single)
10. The Pop Ups – “All these Shapes” (Appetite for Construction)
11. Danny Weinkauf – “Together We Can Fly” (No School Today)
12. Danny Weinkauf – “Ambivalent” (No School Today)
13. The Beatles “With a Little help from my friends” (Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band)

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. 14th & 15th, 2015
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA


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Past Valentine’s Day Podcasts:

  • Feb 8, 2014 — Valentine’s Day Episode with Guest DJ, Laura Doherty — Playlist/VideoPodcast
  • Feb 16, 2014 — Love & Social Consciousness Episode with Guest DJ, Lisa Mathews of Milkshake — Playlist/VideoPodcast
  • Feb 12, 2008 — Valentine’s Day Episode with Guest DJ, Uncle Rock — PlaylistPodcast

HFVS Love & Social Consciousness Episode with Guest DJ, Lisa Mathews of Milkshake (Radio Show/Podcast)

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Love & Social Consciousness Episode
with Guest DJ, Lisa Mathews of Milkshake

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Lisa Mathews of the Grammy-nominated kid rock band Milkshake talks about love and social consciousness in this musically diverse hour. With a song list that includes Sly and the Family Stone, Billie Holiday, the Civil Wars, Adele, Lucienne Boyer and a sprinkling of Milkshake tunes from the band’s CD,  Got a Minute?, the show is sure to reward big ears and inspire discussion.

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
Feb 7th & 8th, 2015
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured video: “I Love You” Music Video: A compilation of clips from Real Look Autism, with the song “I Love You” by Milkshake. – www.milkshakemusic.com


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PLAYLIST

  • Milkshake – “Enemies” (Great Day)
  • Beatles – “All You Need is Love” (Yellow Submarine)
  • Recess Monkey – “The Sandbox Song” (Tabby Road)
  • Lucienne Boyer – “Parlez-Moi D’Amour” (The Moderns movie Soundtrack)
  • Adriana Caselotti – “Someday My Prince Will Come” (Snow White Soundtrack)
  • Civil Wars – “Poison & Wine” (Barton Hollow)
  • Adele – “Turning Tables” (21)
  • Sly and the Family Stone – “Everyday People” (Crooklyn – Soundtrack)
  • Milkshake – featuring Alex Handy – “More Than Me” (Got a Minute?)
  • Brady Rymer – “Love Me For Who I Am” (Love Me For Who I Am)
  • Max Velthuijs/Anthea Bell – “Frog In Love” – (story)
  • Carpenters – “(They Long to Be) Close to You” – Interpretations – Carpenters
  • Johnny Cash – “Further Up the Road” (American V: A Hundred Highways)
  • Billie Holiday – “God Bless the Child” (Ken Burns’ Jazz)
  • Simon & Garfinkel – “The Sound of Silence” (Old Friends)
  • Milkshake – “Let ‘em Know” (Got a Minute)
  • 23 Skidoo –“Gotta Be You” (Make Believers)
  • Milkshake – “I Love You” (Great Day)

HFVS African Music Episode with Guest DJ, Jay Sand (Podcast/Radio Show)

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African Music Episode
with Guest DJ, Jay Sand

Jay Sand of All Around This World, a global music and world cultures experience for kids and their families, takes us on a journey around the magnificently musical continent of Africa. Join Jay to explore African music that originates from countries  such as Algeria, Ethiopia, Uganda, Ghana, Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Africa and Madagascar. Bring whole family along to meet Africa through music!

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
January 31st & February 1st, 2015
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured Video: Jay and Liberian vocalists recording “Awa Yombei,” a song from The Gambia that appears on All Around This World: Africa, which will be released in April 2015.


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PLAYLIST

  • – All Around This World – “We Are Happy (West Africa)” [All Around This World: Africa]
  • – Khaled – “Aalach Tloumouni” [Desert Roses & Arabian Rhythms]
  • – All Around This World – “Carnaval” – [All Around This World: Africa]
  • – Muluken Melesse – “Nanu Nanu Ney” – [Muluken Melesse Volume 1]
  • – All Around This World – “Tulo Tulo” – [All Around This World: Africa]
  • – E.T. Mensah – “Ghana-Guinea-Mali” [Day By Day]
  • – Fela Kuti – “Opposite People” [Opposite People/Sorrow Tears and Blood]
  • – Babatunde Olatunji – “Akiwowo (Chant of the Trainman)” [Drums of Passion]
  • – All Around This World – “Sai” [All Around This World: Africa]
  • – Oliver Mtukudzi – “Pindurai Mambo” [Paivepo]
  • – Smithsonian Folkways (Vocalists unlisted), “Thinantsha” [This Land is My Land: South African Freedom Songs]
  • – Jaojoby – “Tsy Akeo” [E Tiako–Madagascar]
  • – All Around This World – “Kora” [All Around This World: Africa]

HFVS Take Pause to Celebrate your Flaws Episode with Guest DJ, Billy Jonas (Podcast/Radio Show)

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Take Pause to Celebrate your Flaws Episode
with Guest DJ, Billy Jonas (from the Billy Jonas Band)

Billy Jonas presents a collection of artists and songs that recognize challenges, mistakes, accidents, and flaws to be gifts and opportunities. Personally and globally, these tunes offer a chance to look at unexpected and undesired circumstances in a brand new way. — www.billyjonas.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
January 24th & 25th, 2015
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured Video: “Old St. Helen” by Billy Jonas Band (LIVE)


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PLAYLIST

  • BILLY JONAS BAND –  “I WANT TO KNOW”  [BUILD IT BACK AGAIN]
  • JUSTIN ROBERTS – “WE GOT TWO” [RECESS]
  • ROGER DAY – “MONKEY BRAINS” [WHY DOES GRAY MATTER?]
  • BILLY JONAS BAND – “I MEAN” [BUILD IT BACK AGAIN]
  • CATHY FINK AND MARCY MARXER – “FLEA AND A FLY IN A FLUE” written by Dewey Bergman & Fred Wise [ROCKIN’ THE UKE]
  • PETER ALSOP – “DISCIPLES OF PERFECTION”  [DISCIPLES OF PERFECTION]
  • SECRET AGENT 23 SKIDOO – “MIND OVER MATTER” [THE PERFECT QUIRK]
  • BILLY JONAS BAND – “L-M-N-O-P BREAK” [BUILD IT BACK AGAIN]
  • ELIZABETH MITCHELL – “WHY, OH WHY” written by Woody Guthrie [LITTLE SEED]
  • BIL LEPP – “DON’T GET ATTACHED TO BALLOONS” [VAMPIRE SANTA]
  • BILLY JONAS BAND – “BUILD IT BACK AGAIN” [BUILD IT BACK AGAIN]
  • BRADY RYMER – “LOVE ME FOR WHO I AM” [LOVE ME FOR WHO I AM]
  • PETER PAUL & MARY – “DON’T LAUGH AT ME” written by Steve Seskin & Allen Shamblin
  • DAVID ROTH – “PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT” [PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT]
  • PETER HIMMELMAN – “MAIN DISH” [MY TRAMPOLINE]

HFVS Pirate Episode with Guest DJs, Don, Lex & Stephanie of Nutshell Playhouse (Podcast/Radio Show)

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Pirate Episode with Guest DJs,
Don, Lex & Stephanie of Nutshell Playhouse

Join Nutshell Playhouse for an hour of songs about pirates, sailors, ships, whales and even a mermaid. Learn the latest pirate lingo, hear tales of adventure and hidden treasure, and meet special guest Taco Caramba, the most ferocious pirate parrot ever to fly the seven seas. — www.nutshellplayhouse.org

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
January 17th & 18th, 2015
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured Video: “We’re Here” by Nutshell Playhouse.


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PLAYLIST

  1. Don Jordan and the Nutshell Playhouse Band – Shiver Me Timbers [We’re Here]
  2. Opera Australia — The Pirate King [The Pirates of Penzance]
  3. Harry Belafonte – Jamaica Farewell [Calypso]
  4. Don Jordan and the Nutshell Playhouse Band – The Ballad of Crabclaw Charlie [We’re Here]
  5. The Beatles –Yellow Submarine [Yellow Submarine]
  6. The Elegant Captain Hook from Walt Disney’s movie “Peter Pan”
  7. Peter Paul and Mary – Puff the Magic Dragon [Peter Paul and Mommy]
  8. Que Mala Pata Tiene El Pirata from the movie “Petete y Trapito”
  9. Don Jordan and the Nutshell Playhouse Band – The Me Song [We’re Here]
  10. The Kingston Trio – Blow Ye Winds [At Large]
  11. Burl Ives – The Whale [Little White Duck]
  12. The Weavers – The Eddystone Light [Traveling On]
  13. Oscar Brand – Boston Come All Ye [Folk Music Legends]
  14. Dan Levinson and his Swing Band – At the Codfish Ball [At the Codfish Ball]
  15. The Kingston Trio – Coast of California [Goin’ Places]
  16. Don Jordan and the Nutshell Playhouse Band – Taco Caramba [We’re Here]

HFVS New Year’s Peace Episode

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New Year’s Peace Episode

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
January 10th & 11th, 2015
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA


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PLAYLIST

[Photo credit: (cc) Dominic Alves]

HFVS Kickin’ It Old School Episode with Guest DJ, Nick Deysher

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Kickin’ It Old School Episode with Guest DJ,
Nick Deysher

This week Nick Deysher from the Pionner Valley’s own In The Nick of Time is our Guest DJ with a Kickin’ It Old School Episode featuring songs from way back when (and modern artists with a vintage vibe).  Nick  features an eclectic collection of various musical styles including, big band jazz, bluegrass, Americana, funk, folk, and classic rock and roll. Take a trip on a musical time machine this week on the Hilltown Family Variety Show! — www.inthenickoftimemusic.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
January 3rd & 4th, 2015
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured Video: Music video from In The Nick of Time for the single “Mama Don’t Allow,” a tribute song dedicated to Adam “MCA” Yauch, featuring Mista Cookie Jar and Trixie 3000.


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PLAYLIST

  • Chattanooga Choo Choo- Glen Miller Orchestra- Greatest Hits
  • Skip to My Lou- Pete Seager- Smithsonian Folkways Children’s Music Collection
  • Be With Me- Carly Simon- Be With Me- Sesame Street: In Harmony Volume 1
  • Jump Jive An’ Wail- Brian Setzer Orchestra- The Dirty Boogie
  • Mama Don’t Allow- In The Nick of Time- Fun O’Clock
  • One And One Make Two- Johnny Cash- Johnny Cash Children’s Album
  • Monkey- David Polansky- Animal Alphabet
  • Walkin’ The Dog- Rufus Thomas- A Child’s Celebration of Soul
  • Little Liza Jane- Elizabeth Mitchell- You Are My Little Bird
  • Singing in The Bathtub- John Lithgow- Singing in The Bathtub
  • Let’s Start Dancing (Remix)- Flannery Brothers- Dance Song For Silly Kids
  • Arkansas Traveler- Jerry Garcia and David Grisman- Not For Kids Only
  • Where’s The Music- Medeski, Martin and Wood- Let’s Go Everywhere
  • Rockin’ Robin- Bobby Day- 50’s Rock Hits
  • Hard Knock Life- Annie: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
  • Take Me to Jamaica- Ziggy Marley- Family Time
  • Down on Lemongrass Lane- In The Nick of Time- Fun O’Clock
  • Froggie Went a Courtin’- Bruce Springsteen- We Shall Overcome
  • Pajamas- Livingston Taylor- Sesame Street In Harmony Volume 1
  • Narwhal- David Polansky- Animal Alphabet
  • Blue Berry Pie- Bet Middler- Sesame Street In Harmony Volume 1
  • The Goodbye Song- In The Nick of Time- Coconut Groove

HFVS Holiday Show with Guest DJ, Charity Kahn

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Charity Kahn Holiday Show

Original Broadcast: Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
December 27 & 28, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured Video: “Peanut Butter and Jam” by Charity and the JAMband (jamjamjam.com)


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Charity Kahn Guest DJ Playlist

  • Simon and Garfunkel — “The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy)” [Simon and Garfunkel’s Greatest Hits]
  • Sweet Honey In the Rock — “So Glad I’m Here” [All For Freedom]
  • David Grisman & Jerry Garcia — “Hot Corn, Cold Corn” [Not For Kids Only]
  • Charity and the JAMband — “Happy Fluffy” [Rock Your Socks Off]
  • Mavis Staples — “This Little Light of Mine” [We’ll Never Turn Back]
  • Charity and the JAMband — “We Are Stardust” [Party Like a Twinkle Star]
  • Owl Moon by Jane Yolen
  • Charity and the JAMband — “Wise Old Owl” [unreleased]
  • Charity and the JAMband — “Loving Kindness” [free download below]
  • Supertramp — “Give a Little Bit” [Even in the Quietest Moments]
  • William Bell — “Every Day Will Be Like a Holiday” [Can You Handle It? Vol. 6]
  • Shirley Temple — “Come and Get Your Happiness” [The Very Best of Shirley Temple]

HFVS Christmas Episode with Guest DJs, Key Wilde & Mr Clarke (Podcast/Radio Show)

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Christmas Episode with Guest DJs,
Key Wilde & Mr Clarke

This is a Christmas show presented by. The program features  original songs by Key Wilde & Mr Clarke, songs that Key Wilde & Mr Clarke remember from their  childhood, and songs you are likely to hear around the Wilde household during the holiday season. — www.keywildeandmrclarke.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
December 20th & 21st, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured Video: “Christmas Cheer” by Original song by Key Wilde & Mr Clarke. Illustrations and animation by Key Wilde.


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PLAYLIST

  • Introduction – O Christmas Tree, etc
  • Brave Combo – “Must Be Santa” [Christmas Present]
  • Bob Dylan – “Here Comes Santa Claus” [Christmas In The Heart]
  • Key Wilde & Mr Clarke – “(Sing A Song Of) Christmas Cheer” [Sing Songs Of Christmas Cheer]
  • Elvis Pressley – “White Christmas” [Elvis’s Christmas Album]
  • Key Wilde & Mr Clarke – “Christmas Pudding” [Sing Songs Of Christmas Cheer]
  • The Rubber Band – “Jinglebell Rock” Xmas! The Beatmas
  • Story: “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” by Dylan Thomas
  • Key Wilde & Mr Clarke – “Angels We Have Heard On High” [Sing Songs Of Christmas Cheer]
  • Trout Fishing In America – “Bob” [Merry Fishes]
  • Gene Autry & Rosemary Clooney – “Twas The Night Before Christmas” [A Gene Autry Christmas]
  • Slade – “Merry Christmas Everybody” [7” single released 1973]
  • The Who – “Christmas” [Tommy]
  • Stiff Little Fingers – “White Christmas” [B-Side to single “At The Edge” 1979]
  • Mills Brothers – “Stardust” [Meet the Mills Brothers]
  • Key Wilde & Mr Clarke – “Silent Night” [Sing Songs Of Christmas Cheer]

HFVS Heart Of Chanukah Show with Guest DJ, Mama Doni (Podcast/Radio Show)

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The Heart of Chanukah
Mama Doni Guest DJ Show

The Heart of Chanukah hosted with Mama Doni (Doni Zasloff Thomas) Guest DJ Playlist with special guests Millie, Alexander, and Chris Thomas. – www.MamaDoni.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
December 13th & 14th, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured Video: Title track from album, “Chanukah Fever: 13 Macca-beats For the Whole Family.”


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PLAYLIST

  • Station Id: Steve Weeks [www.steveweeksmusic.com]
  • Mama Doni- “Chanukah Fever” [Chanukah Fever]
  • Mama Doni- “The Legend of Sour Creeam Vs Apple Sauce” [Chanukah Fever]
  • Graham Clarke- “Five Little Latkes” [American Blue]
  • Kugelplex- “Still Playing For Latkes” [Ceci N’est Pas Klezmer]
  • Groovebarbers- “I Had A Little Dreidel” [Glory]
  • Mama Doni- “La Vida Dreidel” [Chanukah Fever]
  • Tor Hyams- “This is Chanukah” [This is Chanukah]
  • Mama Doni- “The Funky Gold Menorah” [Chanukah Fever]
  • The Hit Crew- “8 Little Lights of Mine” [Kids Happy Hanukah]
  • Alisa Fineman- “Ocho Kandelikas” [Closing the Distance; Poems, Prayers & Love Songs]
  • STORYTIME: “Too Many Latkes,” written & illustrated by Richard Codor, published by Behrman House Publishers
  • Ruby & Ava Lockner- “Is it Chanukah or Hannukah?” [Just One Angel]
  • Mama Doni- “Land of Sufganiyot” [Chanukah Fever]
  • Billy Sherwood- “Rockin’ Hannukah” [Ulitmate Holiday Party Vol 1]
  • Woodie Guthrie- “Hannukah Dance”
  • Michele Citrin- “Pass The Candle” [Lights, Vol 2, A Hanukah Sampler]
  • Craig Taubman- “Maotzur” [Lights Vol 2, A Hanukah Sampler]
  • Mama Doni- “Eight” [Chanukah Fever]

HFVS Guest DJ, Tito Uquillas of The Hipwaders

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Guest DJ, Tito Uquillas of The Hipwaders

Tito Uquillas of the band, The Hipwaders, takes us on a musical tour of the San Francisco Bay Area kids & family musical acts. — www.hipwaders.net

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
December 6th & 7th, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA


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PLAYLIST

  • Enzo Garcia – “Hello” (LMNO Music – Green)
  • James K. – “Crocodile” (Good Morning Sun Goodnight Moon)
  • Asheba – “Beautiful Welcome” (In the Kid Zone)
  • The Hipwaders – “Kings & Queens” (Year-Round Sounds)
  • Orange Sherbet – “Delicious” (Delicious)
  • Andy Z – “Cricket in the Thicket” (Return to Andyland)
  • Peter Apel – “Ring-a-Ding-Ding” (Fred’s Back!)
  • The Bug Family Band – “Ring” (The Bug Family Band)
  • The Hipwaders – “Just Not Me” (Year-Round Sounds)
  • Frances England – “Tell Me It All” (Blink of an Eye)
  • Rudy Trubitt – “Wear My Pajamas to School” (single)
  • Charity and the JAMband – “Green Beans Everywhere” (Family Values)
  • Alphabet Rockers – “Shape Rap” (Back to School: The Remix)
  • The Hipwaders – “Geometry” (Educated Kid)
  • The Corner Laughers – “Twice the Luck” (Poppy Seeds)
  • Alison Faith Levy – “Baby Anteater” (World of Wonder)
  • Jeannette McDonald – “San Francisco” (excerpt from the film “San Francisco”)
  • The Hipwaders – “Come To California” (The Golden State)

HFVS Finding the Roots Episode with Guest DJ, Chris Ballew (Radio Show/Podcast)

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Finding the Roots Episode with Guest DJ, Chris Ballew of caspar babypants

Chris writes: “I want to explore the old songs  that endure from many years ago until today and talk about why they are important. Many of my song choices for families are based on songs that have this kind of historical integrity and I am excited to share that with you.” — babypantsmusic.com

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

Featured Video: “Mister Rabbit” by caspar babypants


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  • Mike Seeger – “Mister Rabbit” [Animal Folk Songs For Children… and Other People!]
  • Pink Anderson – “Boll Weevil ” [African-American Ballads]
  • Spider John Koerner – “The Leather-Winged Bat”[Nobody Knows The Trouble I’ve Been]
  • caspar babypants – “brown and lonely worm” [HERE I AM!]
  • caspar babypants – “John Mousey” [RISE AND SHINE!
  • Lead Belly – “John Henry” [Lead Belly Sings for Children]
  • Squirrel Butter – “Turkey In The Pea Patch” [Banjo Clog]
  • “The Cuckoo And The Owl” [Field Trip With Enzo]
  • The Monks – “Cuckoo” [Black Monk Time]
  • caspar babypants – “pretty crabby” [RISE AND SHINE!]
  • Pete Seeger – “Betty Larkin” [American Playparties]
  • The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – “Pant Leg” [Extra Width]
  • Charlie Hope – “Little One” [World of Dreams: Soothing Songs and Lullabies]
  • Ella Jenkins – “Hambone” [Adventures in Rhythm]
  • caspar babypants – “hush little baby” [RISE AND SHINE!]
  • Elizabeth Mitchell – “Who’s My Pretty Baby” [You Are My Little Bird]
  • Nick Drake – “Day Is Done” [Five Leaves Left]

HFVS with Guest DJs, Demi Mays and David Kisor (Radio Show/Podcast)

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Guest DJs, Demi Mays and David Kisor

Award-winning artists, Demi Mays and David Kisor (from GROWING SOUND) play and talk about meaningful songs in their lives, starting with childhood favorites, and include songs they have written and perform that promote hope, optimism, friendship and more. They also tell the story of “The Farmer Who Lived a Very Steady Life.” — www.growing-sound.com

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

Featured Video: This is an image video set to the song “Dandelion” featuring Demi Mays. “Dandelion” is the title track of Demi’s award winning CD released in Sept 2014. Mom’s Choice Award Gold Winner, Family Review Center Gold Award, NAPPA Honors Award.


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  • Aidan Leitch – “The Big Comfy Couch Theme Song” [Silly Me]
  • Various Artists – “Conjunction Junction” [Schoolhouse Rock: Grammar Rock]
  • Demi Mays (And friends) – “Dandelion” [Dandelion]
  • Alicia Morton – “Tomorrow” [Annie (Original Soundtrack)]
  • Dixie Chicks – “Wide Open Spaces” [Wide Open Spaces]
  • Demi Mays (And friends) – “’Cause I Love It” [Dandelion]
  • Demi Mays – “I Thank the Earth” [Live Performance]z
  • Jason Mraz- “Living In The Moment” [LOVE Is a Four Letter Word]
  • David Kisor – “Penelope and Mack” [Feeling Positive]
  • David Kisor (And friends) – “Forever” [Everyone Is Someone]
  • Avasa and Matty Love – “Let the Sunshine Through [Love Is King Love Is Queen]
  • Demi Mays (And friends) – “Make a Face” [Dandelion]
  • Natasha Bedingfield – “Unwritten” [Unwritten]
  • David Kisor (And friends) – “You and Me Celebration” [Take Care]

HFVS with Guest DJ, Danny Weinkauf of They Might Be Giants (Radio Show/Podcast)

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Guest DJ, Danny Weinkauf of They Might Be Giants

Danny Weinkauf of They Might Be Giants has returned as our Guest DJ playing some of his favorite song from his childhood and talks about people he met and or was influenced by during his long career in music. − www.dannyweinkauf.com

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

FEATURED VIDEO:  “Ice Cream” from Danny Weinkauf’s album No School Today


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1. Danny Weinkauf – “Hey” (No School Today)
2. The Beach Boys – “Good Vibrations” (Endless summer).
3. The Beatles – “Hey Bulldog” (Yellow Submarine)
4. Danny Weinkauf – “The Kidney that lived in four people” (No School Today)
5 . DR. John – “Iko Iko” (The Essentials)
6. The Might Be Giants – “Number Two” (Here Come the 123s)
7. Aimee Mann “Superball” (I’m with stupid)
8. Danny Weinkauf “The Ballad of Ben” (No School Today)
9. Liz,Holly, and the Jolly lollies “I wish I were an airplane” (Wishin” vol 1)
10. They Might Be Giants “Clap Your Hands” (No!)
11.  They Might Be Giants “High five” (Here come the 123s)
12. Carol King “Chicken soup with rice” (Gather Round)
13. Raymond Scott “Powerhouse” (The music of Raymond scott- Reckless nights and Turkish Twilights)
14. Tom Leher “The Elements” (More of Tom Leher)
15. Alastair Moock “Spaghetti in my shoe” ( a cow says Moock)
15.  Danny Weinkauf “Wonderful Christmas Day” (download only single)

HFVS with Guest DJ, Eric Herman (Radio Show/Podcast)

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Guest DJ, Eric Herman

Kids’ music performer Eric Herman serves up a delicious set of tunes for the Hilltown Family Variety Show. Eric digs back into the formative years of family music and highlights some of the songs that inspired him, including early offerings by Trout Fishing, Justin Roberts and Ralph’s World.  Eric also features some tracks from his comedy sketch album and other fun family favorites. — www.EricHermanMusic.com

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

Featured Video: “November First” off of Eric Herman’s album, Party Animal.


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  • Eric Herman – “November First” [Party Animal]
  • Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could – “Jump Up (It’s a Good Day)” [Here Comes Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could]
  • Trout Fishing in America – “Dinosaur in Your Bathtub” [inFINity]
  • The Dream Project – “Old MacDonald” [Bright Spaces]
  • Roger Day – “Mosquito Burrito” [Rock ‘n’ Roll Rodeo]
  • Beethoven’s Wig – “Beethoven’s Wig” [Sing-Along Symphonies]
  • Ralph’s World – “The Name Song” [Ralph’s World]
  • John Lithgow – “You Gotta Have Pep” [The Sunny Side of the Street]
  • Justin Roberts – “Giraffe/Nightengale” [Yellow Bus]
  • Sweet Honey in the Rock – “Still the Same Me” [Still the Same Me]
  • Eric Herman – “The Math Game” [The Incredibly Spaced-Out Adventures of Jupiter Jackson]
  • DidiPop – “Way Up High” [DidiPop Goes to Hawaii]
  • Randy Kaplan – “No Nothing” [Loquat Rooftop]
  • The Hipwaders – “Educated Kid” [Educated Kid]
  • Sugar Free All Stars – “Bathtub Boy” [Dos Ninos]
  • Eric Herman – “PSA (Eye Patch)” [The Incredibly Spaced-Out Adventures of Jupiter Jackson]
  • Eric Ode – “This Song Has No Elephants” [When You Smile]
  • Jack Johnson – “We’re Going to Be Friends” [Sing-A-Longs & Lullabies for the Film Curious George]
  • David Tobocman – “Home” [Very Helpful Songs]

HFVS Power of Music Episode with Guest DJ, The Dream Jam Band (Radio Show/Podcast)

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Power of Music Episode with Guest DJ, The Dream Jam Band

Music has the power to make us feel many different ways. Join Guest DJ, The Dream Jam Band as they play a melting pot of songs that have influenced the band’s music. Dance around to different rhythms, clap your hands and stomp your feet to movement songs. Feel the power of music that will make you smile, laugh, feel love and appreciate the beauty of our world in this hour of classic and current music. — www.dreamjamband.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
October 25th & 26th, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Oliver Raccoon greets the day with hopeful anticipation and is swept away on a fantastical journey, in this animated music video from the album, The World of Nickhoo by the The Dream Jam Band.


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  • Raffi- “Rise and Shine” [Rise and Shine]
  • The Cars- “Shake It Up” [The Cars Complete Greatest Hits]
  • The Dream Jam Band- “Nicky Nicky Knock Knock” [The Dream Jam Band]
  • Peter, Paul and Mary – “The Marvelous Toy” [Peter, Paul and Mommy]
  • The Lovin’ Spoonful – “Do You Believe in Magic” [Do You Believe in Magic]
  • Ralph’s World- “Dance Around” [Welcome to Ralph’s World]
  • The Dream Jam Band- “Great Day” [Leave it in the Soup]
  • Stevie Wonder- “Sir Duke” [Songs in the Key of Life]
  • Bob Marley- “Three Little Birds” [Legend]
  • The Dream Jam Band- “Look Around” [The Dream Jam Band]
  • Frances England- “Lady Bug” [Mind of My Own]
  • Dan Zanes- “All Around the Kitchen” [Family Dance]
  • Pete Seeger, “Clap Your Hands” [The Very Best of Pete Seeger]
  • The Bellhops- “Boogie in the Barnyard” [No Reservations]
  • Kira Willey- “Colors” [Dance for the Sun]
  • Donovan- “Jennifer Juniper” [Donovan’s Greatest Hits]
  • The Dream Jam Band- “Melanie the Mermaid” [Leave it in the Soup]
  • The Beatles- “Hello, Goodbye” [Magical Mystery Tour]

HFVS Nature Songs Episode with Guest DJ, Little Miss Ann

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Nature Songs Episode with Guest DJ, Little Miss Ann

Come join Chicago’s Little Miss Ann as she shares some of her favorite “nature” songs that explore different topics like birds, wind, sun, moon, animals, etc. — www.littlemissann.com

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

“Echo” by The Okee Dokee Brothers off of their Appalachian adventure CD, Through the Woods.


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  • Bruno Coulais, Mathilde Pellegrini, Hélène Breschand, Hungrarian Symphony Orchestra Budapest & Laurent Petitgirard – “Exploration” (Coraline – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  • The Okee Dokee Brothers – “Echo” (Through the Woods)
  • Little Miss Ann – “Follow Me” (Follow Me)
  • Elizabeth Mitchell – “The Little Bird” (Blue Clouds)
  • Steve Elci – “Four Little Birds” (Imagine Nation)
  • Little Miss Ann – “ Mockingbird” (Clap for Love)
  • Caspar Babypants – “Loud and Quiet (Featuring Frances England)” (Sing Along!)
  • Baze and His Silly Friends, – “Fly (A Caterpillar’s Tale)” (The Best Day Ever!)
  • Red Yarn – “Old Blue” (The Deep Woods)
  • Suzi Shelton – “Cinnamon Bear” (Smile in my Heart)
  • Bari Koral Family Rock Band – “Apple Tree” (Apple Tree & the Honey Bee)
  • Little Miss Ann – “I Love the Mountains” (Follow Me)
  • The Grateful Dead – “Box of Rain” (American Beauty)
  • Cat Stevens – “The Wind” (Teaser and the Firecat)
  • Papa Crow – “Daylight in the Swamp” (Full Moon, Full Moon)
  • Dan Zanes – “In the Sun” (Turn Turn Turn)
  • Istvan & His Imaginary Band – “Mr. Moon’s Song” (Sweet!)
  • The New Seekers – “Free to be You and Me” (Free to be You and Me)
  • Elizabeth Mitchell – “Ong Tai Sam (Little Spring)” (Sunny Day)
  • Kira Willey – “Underneath The Rainbow” (Kings & Queens of the Forest)
  • Little Miss Ann – “Goodbye, Goodbye” (Walk with Me)

HFVS Falling into Fall Episode with Guest DJ, Suzi Shelton & Emma

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Falling into Fall Episode with Guest DJ, Suzi Shelton & Emma

Suzi Shelton returns to guest DJ, this time with her daughter, Emma, with a Falling into Fall Episode. — www.suzishelton.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
October 11th & 12th, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Award winning singer/songwriter Suzi Shelton music video for her hit song “Go, Fire Truck, Go” from her family album, Smile In My Heart.


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PLAYLIST

  • Caspar Babypants “Tumble” [THIS IS FUN!]
  • Suzi Shelton “Banjo Pickin‘ Girl” [Smile In My Heart]
  • Little Miss Ann “Three Little Pumpkins” [Follow Me]
  • The Good Ms. Padgett “Black and Yellow Bee” [If We Must We Must]
  • Randy Kaplan “So Different Blues” [Mr. Diddie Wah Diddie]
  • Joanie Leeds and The Nightlights “Falling” [Bandwagon]
  • The Jolly Pops “Jacque the Magic Peacock” [I Didn’t Do It]
  • Kira Willey “Caterpillar Caterpillar” [Dance for the Sun]
  • Laura Doherty “Butterfly” [In a Heartbeat]
  • Suzi Shelton “Go, Fire Truck, Go” [Smile In My Heart]
  • Laurie Berkner “The Cat Came Back” [Whaddaya Think Of That?]
  • Jon Samson “Why I Love The Seasons” [A New Kids Album]
  • Ingrid Michaelson “Be OK” [Be OK]
  • Baze and His Silly “Friends School Days” [The Best Day Ever!]
  • Bari Koral “Apple Tree” [The Apple Tree & The Honey Bee]
  • Suzi Shelton “I See You for You” [Smile In My Heart]
  • Lenka “Don’t Let Me Fall” [Lenka]
  • Justin Roberts “Red Bird” [Recess]

HFVS Good Character Episode with Guest DJ, Dave Kinnoin

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Good Character Episode with Guest DJ, Dave Kinnoin

With songs, stories, jokes, and quotes, Dave Kinnoin takes us on a journey to discover what it means to have good character. Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship are highlighted without being the least bit preachy. — www.songwizard.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
October 4th & 5th, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA


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  • Sarah Geltz – Something Good
  • Friendly Little Neighbor – Dave and the Boombox featuring Kate Josway and Ryan Koch [Make Some Noise]
  • Dave Kinnoin – Caring Avenue [CHARACTER COUNTS! Strikes a Chord]
  • quote by Edward E. Hale
  • Judy Pancoast – Walk Away – [Are We There Yet?]
  • Dave Kinnoin – Any Other Kid [Teaspoon At a Time]
  • poem (Emily Dickinson)
  • Les Julian – Donkey In a Ditch [Color Outside the Lines]
  • Jonathan Sprout – Hall of Fame [American Heroes #4]
  • Randy Sharp and Maia Sharp – You Gotta Love ‘Em [not on an album yet]
  • quote by Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Jack Pearson – Just Don’t Kick the Cat [The Merry Pirate School]
  • Jack Pearson – Mi Casa, Su Casa [To All Purple Tree Trunks]
  • Jack Pearson – Circle Sam and the Tambo Tree (STORY)

HFVS On the Road Episode with Guest DJ, Steve Weeks (Radio Show/Podcast)

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On the Road Episode with Guest DJ, Steve Weeks

Come join us as the Hilltown Family Variety show goes on the road with Steve Weeks.  We’ll be visiting the Dakotas, the gulf coast, the Great Smoky Mountains, Southern California, the Canadian maritimes and more as we hear from folks all across the country and discover what’s going on in their local communities.  Bring your map, buckle up, and tune in for a Hilltown Family Variety Show road trip!” —  www.steveweeksmusic.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
September 27th & 28th, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

FEATURED VIDEO:  “Change of Heart”by Steve Weeks


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  • Scribblemonster – “Our Summer Song” [Shark Sandwich]
    • Interview: Traci Juhala of North Dakota
    • Interview: Marivel Zambrano-Esparza of Santa Barbara, CA
  • Steve Weeks – “Dog Beach” [Once I Lived Upon the Sea]
    • Interview: Megrez Rudolph of Fairhope, AL
  • Peter Mulvey – “Sympathies” [Silver Ladder]
    • Interview: Ellis Rice of Las Vegas, NV
    • Interview: Rachel of Oak Ridge, TN
  • The Osborne Brothers – “Rockytop” [Appalachian Stomp]
    • Interview: Celeste of New Orleans, LA
  • Steve Weeks – “Once I Lived Upon the Sea” [Once I Lived Upon the Sea]
    • Interview: Gary LaFranier of Lame Deer, MT
  • North Bear – “Daddy’s Girl” [Feelings & Emotions]
    • Interview: Elia of Yuma Arizona
  • Gustafer Yellowgold – “Telephone Called” [Wisdom Tooth of Wisdom]
    • Interview: Cindy of Gulfport, MS
  • Steve Weeks – “My Grandpa Gave Me a Hammer ” [Once I Lived Upon the Sea]
    • Interview: Caleb Miles of Bridgetown, NS
  • Caleb Miles – “Satya” [Long Dark Road]

HFVS Harvest Episode with Guest DJ, Story Laurie (Radio Show/Podcast)

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Harvest Episode with Guest DJ, Story Laurie

Autumn means harvest time in the northeastern United States. But what are people harvesting in other parts of the country, and around the world? Join guest DJ Story Laurie for some lively songs (including two that were written by elementary school kids!); a crazy tale about a girl sailing around the world on a cabbage; and we’ll even check in with some folks in the Philippines, Finland and Korea about what they’re harvesting right now. —  www.storylaurie.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
September 20th & 21st, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

FEATURED VIDEO:  Story Laurie & Friends – Picking Pumpkins at the Pumpkin Patch


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  • Holy Modal Rounders – “Hot Corn, Cold Corn” [The Holy Modal Rounders 1 & 2]
  • Story Laurie & Friends – “Who Grew My Soup?” [single]
  • Taj Mahal – “Quavi, Quavi” [Shake Sugaree]
  • Palo – “Quimbombo” [This is Afro-Cuban Funk]
  • Harmonica Pocket – “Apple Apple” [Apple Apple]
  • Doug Elliott – “Creasy Greens” [Crawdads, Doodlebugs & Creasy Greens]
  • Dog on Fleas – “Ugly Fruit” [Bestest of the Best]
  • Mike & Peggy Seeger – “Oh, John The Rabbit” [American Folk Songs for Children]
  • Story Laurie – “The Cabbage That Sailed Around The World” [Live in Studio]
  • Field recording of a group of girls from Michoacan, Mexico, recorded by Henrietta Yurchenko – “La Bella Hortelana” [Latin American Children Game Songs]
  • Story Laurie & Friends – “Picking Pumpkins at the Pumpkin Patch” [single]
  • Leadbelly – “Pick a Bale of Cotton” [Leadbelly Sings for Children]
  • Jay Ungar & Molly Mason – “Bound for Another Harvest Home” [Harvest Home]
  • Story Laurie & Friends – “Homegrown Tomatoes” [Groovin’ in the Garden]
  • Taj Mahal – “Annie’s Lover” [Giant Step]

HFVS Love Episode with Guest DJ, Alex Mitnick (Radio Show/Podcast)

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Love Episode with Guest DJ, Alex Mitnick

Alex Mitnick guest DJs the Hilltown Family Variety Show this weekend! Best known for his work as leader of the kid’s band, Alex & The Kaleidoscope Band, and host of the kid’s TV show, Alex & The Kaleidoscope, Alex explores the theme of LOVE in this fun and squeeze them real tight and tickle their toes hour of music! Alex will play songs from his new album, Love Songs For My Baby, as well as some of his favorite artists including Paul Simon, Bobby McFerrin and kids music stars Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band, Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights and Bari Koral and the Family Rock Band. Get ready for lots of smiles and hugs as we explore this most precious of themes… Love! — www.lovesongsformybaby.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
September 13th & 14th, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

FEATURED VIDEO:  “Feelin’ Fine” from Love Songs For My Baby


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  • Alex Mitnick – “Alex & The Kaleidoscope TV show Theme Song” [Alex & The Kaleidoscope TV show]
  • The Beatles – “All You Need Is Love” [Magical Mystery Tour]
  • Lucy Kalantari – “The Only Thing” [Pockets Full Of Joy]
  • Alex Mitnick – “Feelin’ Fine” [Love Songs For My Baby]
  • Bari Koral Family Rock Band – “Sisters and Brothers” [The Apple Tree & The Honey Bee]
  • Paul Simon – “Father and Daughter” [Shine]
  • John Lennon – “Beautiful Boy” [Double Fantasy]
  • Alex Mitnick – “Music In My Heart (Miles Smile) ” [Love Songs For My Baby]
  • Bobby McFerrin – “Gracious” [SpirituALL]
  • Steve Pullera – “I Will Always Love You” [Another Happy Sole]
  • Alex Mitnick – “Love Is All It Takes” [Love Songs For My Baby]
  • Lucky Diaz and The Family Jam Band – “Tu Eres Amor” [Agui, Alla]
  • Alex Mitnick – “Having A Party” [Love Songs For My Baby]
  • Joanie Leads – “I Love You” [The Good Egg]
  • Bob Marley – “One Love” [Exedus]
  • Patrice Jegou – “This Little Light Of Mine” [Speak Low]

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

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National Parks Episode with Guest DJ, Jeff Wolin

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 our country’s great natural and cultural treasures. From a polka about a revolutionary war hero to sea turtles in the Gulf Islands, this national park themed show will keep you moving and perhaps inspire you and your family to visit a park near you!

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
September 6th & 7th, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

FEATURED VIDEO:  “Let’s Move Outside” by Erica Falls from Songs for Junior Rangers


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  • Bruce Barnes – “Humps, Hooves, and Horns” [Songs for Junior Rangers]
  • Lucky Diaz (featuring David Lee Garza) – “De Colores” [Aqui, Alla]
  • Jim Gill – “California” [Jim Gill Sings Moving Rhymes for Modern Times]
  • Dee Dee Graves – “Spelunca Funka” [Songs for Junior Rangers]
  • The WhizPops – “Manta Ray” [Sea Blue Sea]
  • Jeff Wolin – “Turtle Up, Turtle Down” [Songs for Junior Rangers]
  • Trout Fishing in America – “Thaddeus Kosciuszko Polka” [Songs for Junior Rangers]
  • Trout Fishing in America – “Martin Luther King & Rosa Parks” [Big Round World]
  • The Banana Slug String Band – “River Song” [We All Live Downstream]
  • Jeff Wolin – “Beach Party at High Altitude” [Songs for Junior Rangers]
  • Erica Falls – “Let’s Move Outside” [Songs for Junior Rangers]
  • Bruce Barnes – “New Orleans Jazz” [Songs for Junior Rangers]
  • Billy B. – “The Peregrine” [Nature in the City]
  • Jeff Wolin – “Explore, Learn, Protect” [Songs for Junior Rangers]

HFVS with Guest DJ, Danny Weinkauf of They Might Be Giants (Radio Show/Podcast)

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Guest DJ, Danny Weinkauf of They Might Be Giants

Danny Weinkauf of They Might Be Giants has returned as our Guest DJ! Danny plays some of his favorite music including songs related to Monkeys, Sports, and other fun stuff! − www.dannyweinkauf.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
August 30th & 31st, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

FEATURED VIDEO:  “Marsupial” from Danny Weinkauf’s album No School Today


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  • They Might be Giants – “”Roy G Biv” (Here comes Science)
  • Danny Weinkauf – “No School Today” (No School Today)
  • The Flaming Lips – “She don’t use Jelly” (Transmissions from the Satellite Heart)
  • The Little rockers band – “Fortune Cookie” (Count me in!)
  • Danny Weinkauf – “Our Love Fits” (No School Today)
  • Stacey Peasley “Little Soccer Player” (Lucky Day)
  • They Might be Giants – “One Everything” (Here come the 123s)
  • Justin Roberts – “Obsessed by Trucks” (Jungle Gym)
  • Recess Monkey “Braces” (Wired)
  • Danny Weinkauf – “The Moon is made of Cheese” (No School Today)
  • The Monkees “(I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone” (The Best of the Monkees)
  • Candy Butchers “Making up Time” (Making up Time)
  • The Davenports “Everyone’s talking about Baseball” (Hi-tech lowlife)
  • Jonathan Coulton “The Princess who saved herself” (Many Hands – Family music for Haiti)
  • Caspar Babypants “Everybody’s got something to hide except for me and my Monkey” (baby Beatles)
  • R.E.M. “Superman” (Life’s Rich Pageant)
  • Danny Weinkauf – “Oh No Oh Yeah” (No School Today)

HFVS Ocean Episode with Guest DJ, Casey Schaefer of The Whizpops (Radio Show/Podcast)

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Ocean Episode
with Guest DJ, Casey Schaefer of The Whizpops

The Hilltown Family Variety Show presents Casey Schaefer of The Whizpops. Casey will take us on an exciting thematic adventure underwater, playing a wide range of music that will help you learn about the importance of ocean wildlife and the fascinating world of symbiotic relationships. — www.thewhizpops.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
August 23rd & 24th, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

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PLAYLIST

  • The Whizpops! – “Manatee” [Sea Blue Sea]
  • Aaron Nigel Smith – “Rowing In The River” [Everyone Loves To Dance]
  • Sisbro Studios – “The Peg Leg Song” [The Riddle Solvers – EP]
  • Otis Redding – “Sittin’ On The Dock Of The Bay” [Dock Of The Bay]
  • Raffi – “Down By The Bay” [Singable Songs For The Very Young]
  • The Whizpops! – “Sea Turtle” [Sea Blue Sea]
  • The Whizpops! – “Coral Reef” [Sea Blue Sea]
  • Sisbro Studios – “The Parrot Fish Poop Song” [The Riddle Solvers – EP]
  • Recess Monkey – “The Hermit” [Desert Island Disc]
  • Weezer – “Island In The Sun” [Weezer (Green Album)]
  • Israel Kamakawiwo’ole – “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” [Alone in IZ World]
  • The Beach Boys – “Surfing USA” [Endless Summer]
  • Bill Harley – “Pirate Song” [Big Big World]
  • Sisbro Studios – “The Great White Shark Song” [The Riddle Solvers – EP]
  • The Beatles – “Yellow Submarine” [Revolver]
  • The Whizpops! – “Octopus” [Sea Blue Sea]
  • The Beatles – “Octopus’s Garden” [Abbey Road]

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