The Imagination Parade

with Paul Butler

Eclectic Music

The Imagination Parade with Paul Butler

Sundays 8:00AM to 9:00AM Eastern Time - HD1

Paul Butler has been with WFDU since 1985 hosting The Imagination Parade, a blend of stories, songs and sometimes contests and prizes for kids and the families who love them.

Imagination Parade has presented hundreds of new family performers to the New York/New Jersey area over these almost 26 years. Scores of them have been either live in the studio or part of our concert series, Imagination Celebration.

Paul first began in radio as an engineer/part time host at WHLC Lehman College in Bronx, NY from 1971 to 1974. In the 80s, as a WFDU-FM listener, he enjoyed the Music America mix and thought that children needed their own place to hear Folk, Zydeco, Country, Bluegrass, Blues and World music from a kid’s point of view.
 
When the program began, Paul had two daughters, 6 and 4 years old at the time, to inspire him. He now has 7 grandchildren, many of whom have co hosted over the years. With his next grandchild on the way, there will be many more years of inspiration.
 
Outside of the station, Paul’s day job involves private mortgages for commercial properties. He enjoys swimming, hiking, kayaking and walks along the beaches of Rhode Island.
 
  

                        

Email: pcb143@mac.com  

Latest from WFDU General Manager, Kenny O'Boyle

Hello everyone! 

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.  

If you would like to reach out with any comments, questions or concerns, please do.

Phone: 201-692-2806 (Leave a message)
Email: wfdu@fdu.edu
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Keep listening and thanks for supporting WFDU!

 

- Kenny