RIPfolkandbluesonwgbh

Rest in peace, "Folk on WGBH" and "Blues on WGBH"

On November 6, 2009 WGBH announced it was canceling its long-running folk and blues programs in order to become a "single stream" news/talk station. "Folk on WGBH" (produced/hosted by Brad Paul and Naomi Arenberg) and "Blues on WGBH" (produced/hosted by Brendan Hogan) had been fabulous partners, hosting notloB's artists no fewer than eight times.

From Jim Kweskin, in Supporters of Folk and Blues on WGBH, November 11, 2009: "I can only assume this has something to do with the almighty dollar. Isn't this supposed to be public radio and aren't we the public. Folk music has been a mainstay on WGBH for as long as I can remember. Acoustic artists are as popular as ever and in some ways even more popular then in days gone by. I don't get it. WGB...H should be ashamed of itself. Well, as Ma Joad said, "We're the people and you can't stop us and you can't lick us. We just keep coming, 'cause we're the people.""

More information (notloB Music blog, 11/6/09)
Supporters of Folk and Blues on WGBH

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