There’s An Orgy At WHRB!

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WHRB is the student-run radio station at Harvard University, and for many years, each January and May have been Orgy times. At WHRB, “orgy” doesn’t mean what it means at most other places: according to their website, an Orgy consists of  “marathon-style musical programs devoted to a single composer, performer, genre, or subject.”

Among this winter’s Orgy programs are five days of Felix Mendelssohn and four days of Bohuslav Martinu, and while these two might not be of powerful interest to Harry’s Music readers, starting at 5 AM tomorrow and until 10PM, we can hear what the WHRB Program Guide calls “Working Music.” The Program Guide doesn’t give us any song or artist information, but does tell us that “back to the earliest recordings of the 20th century, through the folksy anthems of the 60s, we will explore the evolution of this unique, inspiring, and widely influential artform.”

There’s an everpresent link to WHRB down on the right, under “Web Radio,” if you want to hook up with their internet stream, and they’re at 95.3 on your FM dial if you’re within a dozen or so miles of Harvard Square.

Don’t forget that WHRB is the home of the longrunning Saturday morning show, Hillbilly at Harvard. Stop in any Saturday between 9 AM and 1 PM to see what Cousin Lynn, who’s been involved with the show for nearly 50 years, is up to.

Here’s one I hope they play at the Orgy: Dark As A Dungeon, written by the great Merle Travis (Sixteen Tons is his, too), and performed here by John R. Cash. Please enjoy!

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2 Responses to “There’s An Orgy At WHRB!”

  1. bruml2 Says:

    Actually, those awake at 9am can also catch the first hour of Hillbilly at Harvard, one of the great joys of Saturday morning!

    • Don Bashline Says:

      If I’d been awake when writing the post I would have gotten it right the first time – now corrected, thank you B!

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