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  

To: WFDU Listeners

From: Kenny O'Boyle, General2 Manager

Hello Listeners, I hope you are all doing well.

I wanted to check in with a quick update. On Friday we learned that a WFDU volunteer staff member's spouse had tested positive for Covid 19. Even though this staffer has not been tested nor hasn't been at the station in over two weeks, the University has decided to sanitize the station before allowing our essential staff members back inside. I am in contact with the staff member and wish them well.

We hope the sanitation process happens this week. Until it happens, I will not be able to pop in for live RetroRadio shows nor will we be able to refresh recorded shows. Some recorded shows may repeat from last week and we will expand DJ Hal's role supplying automated music programming.

We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause and hope you all understand. Once we get back inside the station we will experiment with different services and software that will hopefully make it easier for us to control the station remotely. With any success we will try to expand our programming options as much as possible.

We continue to work hard doing whatever possible to keep WFDU on the air during these difficult times. Thanks to all of our listeners for their continued support. Be well and stay safe!

-Kenny
WFDU