RadioTime Highlights May 4 – May 8

by Scott Fleischer

On Monday, WXPN hosts an evening of weekly specials.  It begins at 8 PM Eastern with “Jamnation.” The show focuses on the latest from the jam scene and is appropriately followed by “The Grateful Dead Hour” at 9 PM.  Then, Johnny Meister hosts “The Blues & Beyond” at 10 PM Eastern.

On Tuesday, tune into for their new show, “The Pampelmoose New Music Hour.”  The show delivers the latest new releases and airs at 3 PM and 6 PM Eastern.

On Wednesday, “Rick’s Place” airs on Planet Rock.  The show is hosted by Yes keyboardist Rick Wakeman and features music and interviews.  It can be heard at 1 PM Eastern.

On Thursday, Sam Roberts visits “The World Cafe” on WXPN Tune in for a live performance from Sam as well as an interview conducted by “World Cafe” host David Dye.  The show airs at 2 PM Eastern.

On Friday, WXPN airs live performances from Fastball and Ben Harper.  Fastball plays at WXPN’s weekly Friday free concert series.  That can be heard at Noon Eastern.  Then, at 2 PM, Ben Harper visits “The World Cafe.”

Also, on Friday, BBC Radio 1 kicks off coverage of their annual Big Weekend Festival.  It starts on Friday with Pete Tong broadcasting live from the festival at 2 PM Eastern.  Live broadcasts continue throughout the weekend on BBC Radio 1.

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