RetroRadio - Dan's Old School with Dan Aron

RETRORADIO's DAN's OLD SCHOOLThursdays 6a-9a & 4PM to 6PM (Web Only)


Dan Aron fell in love with radio as a little boy.  He would play “radio announcer” with his 78’s if he was home sick from school, It was the era of comedy and adventure shows; however, it was the music that always inspired him.
He loved jazz, swing, show tunes, even Gilbert and Sullivan, but most of all the incredible world of African-American music.  Fats Waller, Nat King Cole, Louis Jordan, and finally the opening up of black music to the general public in the late 40’s and early 50’s with Rhythm and Blues.  Alan Freed called it Rock n’ Roll, eventually it was all just plain music.
He started one of the first college radio blues shows in the country in Cambridge in 1958, and after a stint in the Navy, worked at several NY area FM radio stations for a couple of years.  The problem was that he couldn’t play what he wanted, so he went to work at WABC as an account executive (who produced radio commercials for his smaller clients) and then for many years as the Creative Director and Executive Producer of a successful radio commercial production company.
“Dan’s Old School” Thursdays 6-9am & 4-6pm

Now he can get back to his first love – playing music on the radio….talking about the legendary performers he met and saw in person along the way (Joe Turner, Otis Redding, Memphis Slim, Helen Humes, Willie Dixon, John Lee Hooker, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, to name a few).
Dan’s Old School will be mostly old-school blues, R&B, rock n’ roll, and rocking jazz, with a tip of the hat to the venues where he saw Muddy Waters, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Stevie Wonder, Solomon Burke, Champion Jack Dupree, the folks name above, and many more.
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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.  

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- Kenny