MORNING DEW - Saturdays 10pm-2am with Bob, Stu & Don.
30 years ago, a group of Grateful Dead Fans decided to Broadcast live recordings of their favorite band(s) on WBAI-FM in NYC. The Show would eventually come to be called ‘Morning Dew’. Listeners would record the Broadcasts, and since then, thousands of people in the Tri-State Area have built up healthy collections of live music and rarities by The Grateful Dead, Hot Tuna, Allman Brothers, Taj Mahal, Van Morrison, Bob Dylan, and many other musical artists and bands. Live In-Studio performances took place by bands such as Blues Traveler, The Spin Doctors, and many others.
The 3 current Host/Producers, Stu Robins Septoff, Don Grossinger and Bob O’Donnell have a combined 100 years of Radio experience. ‘The Dew Crew’ have expanded the scope of their Free-Form Radio fare to include Rock, Jazz, Bluegrass, Newgrass, Prog, Reggae and whatever is GOOD! They have conducted Interviews with such luminaries as Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, Paul Kantner, Roger McGuinn, Todd Rundgren, Richie Furay, Rosanne Cash, Ian Hunter, Dave Mason, Edie Brickell and even multiple members of Frank Zappa’s ‘Mothers Of Invention’. Up and coming bands and artists are featured, as well as established Touring Artists, Rock Photographers, Sound Engineers and Authors, all of whom are also featured on ‘Morning Dew’ in their Interview segments. Co-Producer Don Grossinger states: “There is no program that rivals the scope and depth of Morning Dew”
Co-Producer Stu Robins Septoff explained The Dew Crew’s approach: “We like to go places where other stations dare not to go. You know, music from the other side of the fence!” Co-Producer Bob O’Donnell stated “We are excited to be coming to work at WFDU’s state-of the art facilities, and we’re pleased to be serving the broad Tri-State Area with the best in “Live Music Radio” on WFDU Radio.
‘Morning Dew’ will Air on 89.1 FM each Saturday at 10:00 PM - 1:00 AM (EST), also streaming live at http://wfdu.fm , and on the free WFDU App, TuneIn Radio App or Alexa.
Latest from WFDU General Manager, Kenny O'Boyle
I hope you and your loved ones are safe, healthy and managing okay during these unprecedented times.
I wanted to give you all an update, but unfortunately there is not much to update you on. The question I get more than any other from our staff and listeners is, “When will WFDU be able to resume normal, live programming?” Unfortunately, I do not have an answer to this question. Logically, I would have to assume that WFDU Staff will not be allowed back inside the station until the government stay at home restrictions are lifted. Who knows when that will be? Even when those restrictions are lifted, it’s still ultimately up to the university.
What can we do and what are we doing?
We are now accepting new material and recordings of past shows for our programs on HD2 and will begin airing those ASAP
I speak on behalf of the entire staff and I’m sure many of you too when I say we all can’t wait to return to normal. We all miss doing our shows and most of all, interacting with you! Please be patient. We all have to be.
I very much appreciate all of the listeners that have reached out via email, phone or Facebook. Overwhelmingly, the messages are positive and appreciative that WFDU is still on the air even in this limited capacity. It warms my heart to hear that WFDU can be a source of comfort during all of this.
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