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Program Guide
May, 2020
In This Issue
From The GM
How To Listen
WWUH Archive Now Online
Be On The Radio
Scholarship Fund Update
Community Affairs on 91.3
Composer Birthdays
Join Our List
 From The
   As we finish the 2nd week of our Spring fund drive I want to thank everyone who has made a donation thus far.  We have just reached the half way mark towards our goal of $70,000 which is a great start.
    We know that in these uncertain times not everyone is able to donate this time around but if you are in a position to donate please do so.  We really need the money to ensure WWUH's continued operation into our new fiscal year which starts July 1. 
     The very future of this great experiment in FM broadcasting depends upon our reaching our goal in the next few weeks.
     You can donate in one of two ways, on line at wwuh.org or you can put a check, made out to "WWUH", in the mail to use at WWUH Marathon, Univ. of Hartford, West Hartford, CT  06117. 
John Ramsey

If you are up with the baby, working the line, driving a truck, pulling an all-nighter, on your way to the gym or you just like staying up all night like we do, tune in to the All Night Show with Gus T every Friday from 3 to 6 AM on WWUH 91.3 or wwuh.org. If for some reason you choose to keep normal hours, you can also hear us on the archives.
We take a root and branch approach to Americana and you are likely to hear folk, blues, old country and honky tonk, no depression, jazz, roots rock, singer/songwriter, lo-fi, hi fi, bluegrass and every other cool thing we can think of. It's our music: old and new, loud and mellow, foreign and domestic. Thanks for allowing us to help you with the soundtrack to your Friday morning.
How To Listen To WWUH
Many Options Available
In Central CT and Western MA, WWUH can be heard at 91.3 on the FM dial.  Our programs are also carried on:
WDJW, 89.7, Somers, CT

You can also listen live using your PC, tablet or smart device. Listen  here.

We also recommend that you download the free app "tunein" 
here to your mobile device. 

You can also access on demand any WWUH program which has aired in the last two weeks using our newly improved Program Archive feature:  Archive

It makes listening to WWUH on the go very easy, 
wherever your travels might take you.**

 **Undersea listening results may vary. 
Never Miss Your Favorite WWUH Programs Again!
WWUH Round Logo The WWUH Archive!

We are very excited to announce  that our archive has been completely upgraded so that it is usable on most if not all devices.  The archive allows you to listen to any WWUH program aired in the last two weeks on-demand 
the "Program Archive" link   on our home page,  
If you have an idea for a radio program and are available to volunteer late at night, please let us know.

We may have some midnight and/or 3am slots available later this year. Email station manager John Ramsey to find out more about this unique and exciting opportunity for the right person.

Qualified candidates will have access to the full WWUH programmer orientation program so no experience is necessary. He/she will also need to attend the monthly WWUH staff meetings (held on Tuesday or Sunday evenings) and do behind the scenes volunteer work from time to time. This is a volunteer position.

After completing this process, we will review the candidate's assets and accomplishments and they will be considered for any open slots in our schedule.
The WWUH Scholarship Fund


 In 2003 WWUH alums Steve Berian, Charles Horwitz and Clark Smidt helped create the WWUH Scholarship Fund to provide an annual grant to a UH student who is either on the station's volunteer Executive Committee or who is in a similar leadership position at the station. The grant amount each year will be one half of the revenue of the preceeding year.

To make a tax deductable donation either send a check to: WWUH Scholarship Fund
c/o John Ramsey
Univ. of Hartford
200 Bloomfield Ave.
W. Hartford, CT 06117 

Or call John at 860-768-4703 to arrange for a one-time or on-going donation via charge card.

If you would like more information please contact us at  [email protected]

Real Alternative News
For over 50 years WWUH has aired a variety of unique community affairs programs.

Here is our current schedule:
Monday: Noon - 1pm  Alternative Radio
8:00 - 9:00 pm Radio   Radio Ecoshock
Tuesday: Noon - 12:30 pm  New World Notes
12:30 - 1:00 pm  Counterspin
8:00 - 9:00 pm  Black Agenda Report
Wednesday: Noon - 12:30 pm  911 Wake Up Call
12:30 - 1:00 pm  Building Bridges
8:00 - 8:30 pm  911 Wake Up Call
8:30 - 9:00 pm  New World Notes
Thursday: Noon - 1:00 pm  Project Censored
7:30 - 8:00 pm  Making Contact
8:00 - 8:30 pm  This Way Out
8:30 - 9:00 pm Gay Spirit
Friday: 12:00 - 12:30 pm Nutmeg Chatter
12:30 - 1:00 pm  TUC Radio
Sunday: 4:30 - 5:00 pm  Nutmeg Chatter
 Composer Birthdays


Apr 2
1803 Franz Lachner
Apr 9
1627 Johann Caspar Kerll
1717 Georg Matthias Monn
1846 Sir Francesco Paolo Tosti
1887 Florence Beatrice Smith Price
1935 Aulis Sallinen
Apr 16
1885 Leo Weiner
1889 Charlie Chaplin
1893 Federico Mompou
1924 Henry Mancini
1946 Peteris Vasks
Apr 23
1464 Robert Fayrfax
1756 (bapt) Alexander Reinagle
1757 Alessandro Rolla
1857 Ruggero Leoncavallo
1872 Arthur Farwell
1891 Sergei Prokofiev
Apr 30
1870 Franz Lehar
1939 Ellen Taaffe Zwilich

Hartford Symphony Orchestra 

Our Mission:  To enrich lives and community through great music. Our Vision: HSO will be widely known for and unrivaled in its ability to: Openly engage our community and its diverse people Foster joy for music and an appreciation...
In Collaboration with the WWUH Classical Programming we are pleased to partner with the West Hartford Symphony Orchestra to present their announcements and schedule to enhance our commitment to being part of the Greater Hartford Community
West Hartford Symphony Orchestra
Richard Chiarappa, Music Director
whso.org    (860) 521-4362

Connecticut Valley Symphony Orchestra 
Great music and great musicians! Food for the soul! Affordable prices! The Connecticut Valley Symphony Orchestra offers these benefits to all of you in the greater Hartford Community.

The CVSO has been operating for 88 years. Our musicians, serious amateurs and music educators, range from teenagers to seniors, and have a fabulous 2020 season of classical, romantic and modern music lined up for your listening pleasure.  

The West Hartford 
Symphony Orchestra
In Collaboration with the WWUH Classical Programming we are pleased to partner with the West Hartford Symphony Orchestra to present their announcements and schedule to enhance our commitment to being part of the Greater Hartford Community

West Hartford Symphony Orchestra 
Richard Chiarappa, Music Director 
(860) 521-4362

The Musical Club of Hartford
The Musical Club of Hartford is a non-profit organization founded in 1891. Membership is open to performers or to those who simply enjoy classical music, providing a network for musicians from the Greater Hartford area.
Club events take place normally on selected Thursday mornings at 10:00 a.m, Fall through Spring. The usual location is the sanctuary at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2080 Boulevard, West Hartford, CT (between Ridgewood and Mountain Avenues). Information on time and location is given at the bottom of each event description.
Music by Members


The Hartford Choral


The Manchester Symphony
Orchestra and  Choral

Bringing Music to our Community for 59 Years!

Temple Beth El
Music at Beth El Temple in West Hartford is under the aegis of The Beth El Music & Arts Committee (BEMA). With the leadership of Cantor Joseph Ness, it educates and entertains the community through music.
                       Beth El Temple
2626 Albany Ave, West Hartford, CT 06117
Phone: (860) 233-9696

Serve Harmony: 
Voce's 2019-2020
 Concert Season
St. Alban's Episcopal Church, 197 Bushy Hill Road Simsbury, CT, 06070
Voce, Mark Singleton, Artistic Director
John Paul "Bucky" Pizzarelli
The great master rhythm guitar artist, Bucky Pizzarelli, died April 1, 2020 from complications of Coronavirus. He was 94.
            For the beginning of his career he was relatively unknown, but became a familiar figure on the New York jazz scene. He was one of the best rhythm guitar players ever and had a busy career in studio recording, TV shows and appearances with small groups and big bands . His career really took off when he began playing in popular venues in NYC. He played along side Zoot Simms, Joe Venuti, Bud Powell, Stephane Grappelli and Red Norvo, to name a few. He was also a regular on the Tonight Show until it moved to Hollywood. In the 1980's he began playing with his son, John and they released at least a dozen records together. Bucky was one of a handful of guitarists to play a 7 string guitar.
            He grew up in Paterson, Nj and was taught Banjo by an uncle. He played with Vaughan Monroe, Kate Smith, Benny Goodman, Ben E King, Dion and the Belmonts, and was a staff musician with NBC in New York.
            After suffering a stroke in 2016, he recovered and continued to play for a few more years. His wife, Ruth, passed a few days after her husband. He passed away in Saddle River, NJ.

Mike Longo
Mike Longo, a 27-year veteran pianist of the Dizzy Gillespie groups, passed away at 83 from coronavirus.
He was firmly grounded in harmony and melodicism and his compositions always complex and musical. He wrote at least 10 books and produced DVD's based on his musical experiences. He was also very involved with helping other musicians.
His first gig was with Cannonball Adderley while in high school. He then worked with the likes of Red Allen, Coleman Hawkins. He was a student for a time of Oscar Peterson.
In the early 60's Mike Longo returned to New York and worked with Gloria Lynne, Joe Williams and Nancy Wilson. After leading a house band in 1965, he went to work with Dizzy Gillespie until 1993.
He was born March 19, 1937 in Cincinnati, OH. The family moved to Florida and while in Florida, his father, a bandleader, hired Cannonball Adderley. Who then helped Mike get gigs in churches and jazz clubs. He studied classical piano and obtained a B.A in music from Western Kentucky University.
In 2004, as a follower of the Baha'is faith, he began leading concerts in Greenwich Village in NYC. His last concert was March 10.. He passed away March 27 in NYC.
His wife, Dorothy and a daughter, Ellen, survive him.

Lee Konitz
Lee Konitz, the prolific jazz alto saxophonist passed away from pneumonia as a result of coronavirus. He was 92. He was of the "cool jazz" school and avoided sounding like his contemporary, Charlie Parker. His style was not as blistering and as acrobatic as other bebop players, rather it was more introspective.
Born in Chicago in 1927, he began clarinet lessons when he was 11, but later switched to alto sax. He joined the Claude Thornhill band in the late 40's and spent some time with the Stan Kenton Orchestra. An introvert by nature, he avoided the limelight enjoyed by many bebop players, but was comfortable in his own skin and playing gigs in many small venues. In the 60's he had difficulty finding steady work and didn't work regularly until the mid-70' when jazz again became popular in New York City. He was popular in Europe. He was a musician who enjoyed playing, regardless of the venue.
      He passed on April 16,2020 in New York City.


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