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

Hilltown Family Variety Show

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Starting Anew Episode with Guest DJ, Charity Kahn

This week, The Hilltown Family Variety Show brings you a Peace, Love, and Intention Episode with Guest DJ, Charity Kahn!

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
December 29 & 30, 2018
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured Video: Charity Kahn – “The Lovingkindness Song”


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PLAYLIST

  • Charity and the JAMband – “We Love Everyone” [EARTH]
  • The New Seekers – “Free to Be…You and Me” [Free to Be…You and Me (Marlo Thomas and Friends)]
  • Melita – “Animals” [Melita, for Kids]
  • Joe Reilly – “My Community” [Let’s Go Outside]
  • Earth, Wind & Fire – “Got to Get You Into My Life” [The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. 1]
  • Charity and the JAMband – “Shine” [EARTH]
  • Peter, Paul and Mary – “If I Had a Hammer” [Peter, Paul and Mary]
  • Mavis Staples – “Down By the Riverside” [Spirituals & Gospel: Dedicated to Mahalia Jackson]
  • Kermit the Frog – “Rainbow Connection” [The Muppet Movie (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)]
  • Pete Seeger – “Well May the World Go” [If I Had a Hammer: Songs of Hope & Struggle]
  • Charity and the JAMBAND – “Ball of Light Meditation” [Sit Breathe Love: Guided Meditation for Children and their Grown-ups]
  • Charity and the JAMband – “Share Your Love” [EARTH]
  • Captain & Tennille – “Love Will Keep Us Together” [Love Will Keep Us Together]
  • Grateful Dead – “Not Fade Away” [Grateful Dead (Skull and Roses)]

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HFVS Cinco de Mayo Episode with Guest DJ, Sandra from Moona Luna (Radio Show/Podcast)

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CINCO DE MAYO EPISODE
with Guest DJ, Sandra from Moona Luna

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
May 3rd & 4th, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured Video: “Todas Las Comidas” (All The Foods) from Moona Luna’s album Piñata Party


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PLAYLIST

  • Moona Luna – “Quieres Bailar?” [Piñata Party]
  • Isaac Villanueva – “El Pescador De Baru” [Vol. 1 Greatest Cumbia Classic]
  • La Sonora Santanera – “Donde Estas Yolanda”  [15 Exitos (Luces de New York)]
  • Moona Luna – “Todas Las Comidas” [Piñata Party]
  • Los Lobos – “La Iguana” [Just Another Band From East L.A.]
  • Celina Gonzalez – “Camina Y Ven” [Sabroso Havana Hits]
  • Pistolera – “Nuevos Ojos” [En Este Camino]
  • Lisandro Mesa – “La Burrita De Eliseo” [Vol. 1 Greatest Cumbia Classic]
  • Hermanos Flores – “La Bala” [Las Mejores Cumbias Del Milenio]
  • Moona Luna – “Hay Que Trabajar” [Piñata Party]
  • Cabral/Dizeo – “Amor De Mis Amores” [Vol. 1 Greatest Cumbia Classic]
  • La Sonora Santanera – “Los Aretes De La Luna” [15 Exitos]
  • Manu Chao – “Bong Bong” [Clandestino]
  • Moona Luna – “Tomorrow’s Another Day” [Piñata Party]
  • Coperana/Madera – “La Pollera Colora” [Vol. 1 Greatest Cumbia Classic]
  • Moona Luna – “Brinca, Jump!” [Piñata Party]

Moona Luna is the family music project of New York-based songwriter Sandra Velasquez and her critically acclaimed Latin band Pistolera. With her young daughter as inspiration, Velasquez wrote an album’s worth of songs geared for families, making the songs bilingual so that the simple messages of joy, discovery and perseverance would reach young ears Velasquez says that Piñata Party is her attempt to re-create the vibe she remembers and treasures from the backyard parties her parents used to throw while she was growing up in San Diego, Calif. Dan Zanes joins the Piñata Party on the song “Brinca, Jump.” www.moonalunamusic.com

Billy Kelly Guest DJ Episode: Hilltown Family Variety Show (Podcast/Radio Show)

Billy Kelly Guest DJ Show

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Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
June 4th & 5th, 2011
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured Video: “Me and My Brand New Haircut” by Billy Kelly from his new CD, Is This Some Kind of Joke? Directed by Frank Fusco, starring Davy Jones of The Monkees and Billy Kelly. www.thebillykellyshow.com


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  • Station Id: Steve Weeks [www.steveweeksmusic.com]
  • Sam The Sham and the Pharoahs — “Wooly Bully”  [60’s Gold]
  • Ramones — “Sheena Is a Punk Rocker” [Rocket to Russia]
  • Don Walser — “Truck Driving Man” [Dare to Dream]
  • Perry Como — “Papa Loves Mambo” [Perry Como’s Greatest Hits]
  • The Beatles — “The Word” [Rubber Soul]
  • The Monkees — “The Monkees” (Theme Song from the Show) [The Monkees]
  • Billy Kelly, feat. Davy Jones — “Me and My Brand New Haircut” [Is This Some Kind of Joke?]
  • Bob Dylan — “Everything Is Broken” [Oh Mercy]
  • Lunch money — “I Love My Library” [Dizzy]
  • Robbie Fulks — “Wedding of The Bugs” [Straight Outta Boone County]
  • Billy Kelly — story and poems by Billy Kelly
  • Johnny Cash — “Country Boy” [Unchained]
  • Billy Kelly — “That Old American Flag” [The Family Garden]
  • Talking Heads — “Pulled Up” [77]
  • Frank Black — “The Shrimp Song” [Honeycomb]
  • Yellow Sarong — “Yellow Sarong” [Fakebook]
  • Billy Kelly — “The Family Garden” [The Family Garden]
  • Billy Kelly — “The Happy Happy Whistling Song” [The Family Garden]

Luv Clowns Guest DJ Episode: Hilltown Family Variety Show (Podcast/Radio Show)

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Luv Clowns Guest DJ Show

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
May 21st & 22nd 2011
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured Video: “Noodle & Cuckoo in the Noodle.”  This is a kooky little number from the Luv Clowns debut album.


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  • Station Id: Steve Weeks [www.steveweeksmusic.com]
  • Piero Umiliani – “Mah Nà Mah Nà” [Goofy Greats]
  • Shirley Ellis – “The Name Game” [Goofy Greats]
  • The Dixie Cups – “Iko Iko” [45 rpm single, Red Bird Records]
  • The Ohio Express – “Chewy Chewy” [Goofy Greats]
  • The Fendermen – “Mule Skinner Blues” [Goofy Greats]
  • Hugo Montenegro – “Dizzy” [Moog Power]
  • Piero Umiliani – “Mah Nà Mah Nà” [Goofy Greats]
  • The Fun & Games – “Elephant Candy” [Elephant Candy]
  • The Olympics – “Peanut Butter” [All-Time Greatest Hits!]
  • The Olympics – “El Pizza” [All-Time Greatest Hits!]
  • The Luv Clowns – “Draw” [Love Clowns!]
  • The Luv Clowns – “Crunching Munchers” [Love Clowns!]
  • The Archies – “Sugar Sugar” [Bubblegum Classics, Vol. 3]
  • The Trashmen – “Surfin’ Bird” [Goofy Greats]
  • Lee Dorsey – “Ride Your Pony” [Great Googa Mooga]
  • Sweetness – “Do The Lollipop” [Da Hip Hop Raskalz]
  • The Strangeloves – “I Want Candy” [I Want Candy]
  • Piero Umiliani – “Mah Nà Mah Nà” [Goofy Greats]
  • Capt. Groovy and his Bubblegum Army – “Capt. Groovy and his Bubblegum Army” [Bubblegum Classics, Vol. 3]
  • Johnny Cash – “Call of the Wild” [The Johnny Cash Children’s Album]
  • The Luv Clowns – “Where’s my Nose?/Happy Birthday to Me!” [Love Clowns!]
  • Woody Herman – “Sabre Dance” [The Second Herd 1948]
  • The Luv Clowns – “K-I-D-S” [Love Clowns!]

HFVS Cinco de Mayo Episode with Guest DJ, Sandra from Moona Luna (Radio Show/Podcast)

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CINCO DE MAYO EPISODE
with Guest DJ, Sandra from Moona Luna

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
May 7th & 8th, 2011
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured Video: “Todas Las Comidas” (All The Foods) from Moona Luna’s album Piñata Party


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PLAYLIST

  • Moona Luna – “Quieres Bailar?” [Piñata Party]
  • Isaac Villanueva – “El Pescador De Baru” [Vol. 1 Greatest Cumbia Classic]
  • La Sonora Santanera – “Donde Estas Yolanda”  [15 Exitos (Luces de New York)]
  • Moona Luna – “Todas Las Comidas” [Piñata Party]
  • Los Lobos – “La Iguana” [Just Another Band From East L.A.]
  • Celina Gonzalez – “Camina Y Ven” [Sabroso Havana Hits]
  • Pistolera – “Nuevos Ojos” [En Este Camino]
  • Lisandro Mesa – “La Burrita De Eliseo” [Vol. 1 Greatest Cumbia Classic]
  • Hermanos Flores – “La Bala” [Las Mejores Cumbias Del Milenio]
  • Moona Luna – “Hay Que Trabajar” [Piñata Party]
  • Cabral/Dizeo – “Amor De Mis Amores” [Vol. 1 Greatest Cumbia Classic]
  • La Sonora Santanera – “Los Aretes De La Luna” [15 Exitos]
  • Manu Chao – “Bong Bong” [Clandestino]
  • Moona Luna – “Tomorrow’s Another Day” [Piñata Party]
  • Coperana/Madera – “La Pollera Colora” [Vol. 1 Greatest Cumbia Classic]
  • Moona Luna – “Brinca, Jump!” [Piñata Party]

Moona Luna is the family music project of New York-based songwriter Sandra Velasquez and her critically acclaimed Latin band Pistolera. With her young daughter as inspiration, Velasquez wrote an album’s worth of songs geared for families, making the songs bilingual so that the simple messages of joy, discovery and perseverance would reach young ears Velasquez says that Piñata Party is her attempt to re-create the vibe she remembers and treasures from the backyard parties her parents used to throw while she was growing up in San Diego, Calif. Dan Zanes joins the Piñata Party on the song “Brinca, Jump.” www.moonalunamusic.com

Rodney Lee of Groove Kid Nation Guest DJ Episode: Hilltown Family Variety Show (Podcast/Radio Show)

Rodney Lee of Groove Kid Nation Guest DJ Show

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
April 23rd & 24th, 2011
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured Video: “Itsy Bitsy Spider” by Groove Kid Nation. Groovy soul version of Itsy Bitsy Spider that introduces children to musical instruments.


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Rodney Lee Guest DJ Playlist

Groove Kid Nation is an educational children’s music label whose goal is to introduce toddlers to the sound of real musical instruments. Find out more about Groove Kid Nation at www.groovekidnation.com.

Bill Harley Guest DJ Episode: Hilltown Family Variety Show (Podcast/Radio Show)

Bill Harley Guest DJ Show

Guest DJ: Bill Harley

Grammy award winning story teller Bill Harley was this week's guest DJ for HFVS with six year old star-struck Zen HFVS co-host!

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
January 15th & 16th, 2011
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

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  • Stan Freberg – “Banana Boat” [Greatest Hits]
  • Shel Silverstein – “Stone Telling” [Where the Side Walk Ends]
  • Bill Harley – “King of Calibar” [Down in the Back Pack]
  • Bill Harley – “Barney and Candy” [Live in Studio]
  • Station Id: Steve Weeks [www.steveweeksmusic.com]
  • Bill Harley – “Macaroni and Cheese” [Down in the Back Pack]
  • Spike Jones and His City Slickers – “Holiday for Strings” [Anthology]
  • Bill Harley – “Everybody is a Baby About Something” [Live in Studio]
  • Stan Freberg – “The Yellow Rose of Texas” [Greatest Hits]
  • Bill Harley – “You Saved My Life” [I Wanna Play]
  • Bill Harley – “Everything is Music” [Down in the Back Pack]

Rebroadcast from 4/4/09

BILL HARLEY IN CONCERT

Hilltown Families & Spare the Rock present Bill Harley in his triumphant return to the Pioneer Valley! Enter to win a family 4-pack of free tickets along with a copy of his newest Grammy nominated CD, "The Best Candy in the Whole World". Deadline to enter to win, 01/19/11 by 7pm (EST).

Hilltown Families and Spare the Rock present Grammy award winning storyteller Bill Harley in songs and stories at  Flywheel Arts Collective in the Easthampton Old Town Hall on Sunday, January 23rd at 1:30pm — part of the on-going No Nap Happy Hour Series.  Families are invited to come sit and listen to Bill’s funny and engaging stories and songs.

Bill Harley is a fabulously funny entertainer and the show will be a great way to spend a Sunday in January. Tickets can be purchased in advance online HERE and are $8 in advance/ $10 door. Family 4-pack: $25 in advance, $35 door.  Flywheel is located in the Easthampton Old Town Hall at 43 Main St.

Hilltown Families is giving away a family 4-pack of free tickets to see this show, along with 2 copies of Bill Harley’s newest CD release, The Best Candy in the Whole World. Deadline to enter to win is 01/19/11. Find out how to enter to win HERE.

Find out more about Bill Harley at www.BillHarley.com.

A Year in Review Episode: Hilltown Family Variety Show (Podcast/Radio Show)

A Year in Review Episode

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
December 4th & 5th, 2010
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA


Featured Video: Secret Agent 23 Skidoo – “Chase the Rain” [Underground Playground]

FIDS & KAMILY AWARDS: For the fourth year in a row, we’ve participated as a judge for the Fids and Kamily Awards: “The Fids and Kamily Poll is the first compilation of year-end kids and family music “best of” lists from critics, writers, radio programmers, and others involved in the music industry. The poll was launched in 2006 and was inspired by the Village Voice’s long-running “Pazz and Jop” music poll. The full results of the poll, including essays on the top 10 albums and a listing of other nominated albums, are available at the Fids and Kamily website (www.fidsandkamily.com).”

HFVS 10 BEST OF 2010: This weeks episode features some of the great new music we played this past year and considered for the Fids & Kamily Awards.  Look for our 10 Best Of 2010 list in the weeks to come!


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A Year in Review Playlist

  • Elizabeth Mitchell – “Green, Green Rocky Road” [Sunny Day]
  • The Real Tuesday Weld – “Little Boxes” [Sing Me to Sleep – Indie Lullabies]
  • The Okee Dokee Brothers – “The Naked Truth” [Take it Outside]
  • Flannery Brothers – “Pirate or Parrot?” [New Explorers Club]
  • The Sweet Colleens – “The Terrible Twos Step” [The Monkey Dance: All the Kids are Doin’ it!]
  • Caspar Babypants – “Dog Gone Gone Dog Gone” [More Please!]
  • Charity and the JAMband – “Row Row Row Your Boat” [Party Like a Twinkle Star]
  • The Verve Pipe – “When One Becomes Two” [A Family Album]
  • The Dream Jam Band – “Melanie The Mermaid” [Leave it in the Soup]
  • Randy Kaplan – “The Kid is All Id” [The Kids Are All Id]
  • Keller Williams – “Hula Hoop To Da Loop” [Kids]
  • Justin Roberts – “Fire Drill” [Jungle Gym]
  • Treehouse 10 – “There’s a Beat” [Bug in a Puddle]
  • Sugar Free Allstars – “In My Pocket” [Funky Fresh and Sugar Free]
  • Key Wilde & Mr. Clarke – “John the Rabbit” [Rise and Shine]
  • They Might Be Giants – “My Name is Kingof Socks” [Many Hands: Family Music for Haiti]
  • The Not-Its! – “Hollow Tree” [Time Out to Rock]
  • Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem – “Ranky Tanky” [Ranky Tanky]

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