Sausalito’s AM radio waves and online stream will come alive with “Hot Jazz” thanks to a unique locally-produced music program debuting this week on Radio Sausalito. Jazz Rhythm explores this music from the first half of the last century and how the Bay Area’s colorful characters and culture helped shape what has been called America’s most original art form.
Many one-of-a-kind recordings and performances from local venues will be played on the series, ranging from the pub-like Club Hangover on Bush Street to Sacramento’s huge Dixieland festivals. Exclusive interviews feature local artists who underscore the Bay Area’s unique contributions to jazz history like trombonist Bob Mielke, reedman Bob Helm, and singer Clancy Hayes.
The series is produced and hosted by six-time award-winning broadcaster, Dave Radlauer who has been presenting classic jazz since 1982. “Sausalito and Southern Marin are jewels of the Bay Area where I’ve spent happy times hiking, dining, and working,” says Radlauer. “I’m delighted to be partnering with Radio Sausalito to bring my series to jazz lovers in the area.”
The first episode of Jazz Rhythm premiers September 23rd on Radio Sausalito with new episodes available every week throughout the fall. Listeners can tune in Wednesdays at noon and again at 7pm to catch the latest episodes on the air and streaming online at radiosausalito.org
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What we know as Whiskey Springs was once a Miwok settlement, but that changed forever in 1892
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As you drive through down Waldo Grade past Waldo Point Harbor, do you ever find yourself asking, “Who’s Waldo?”
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Note: This is a limited time offer which expires September 30, 2015.
Make a $150 donation to Radio Sausalito, and we’ll send you a ccWifi internet radio. This radio is the modern and effortless way to listen to radio stations with clear digital sound, and even without a computer. Your desktop model ccWifi radio works just like a regular radio with built in speaker, and once it is connected to your home internet signal*, you’ll be able to tune in Radio Sausalito or any of 10,000 other stations online, at the click of a button.
I have been using this little desktop radio for several months now, and it is remarkably easy to tune in just about any station in the world with great sound and convenience. Plus if you live nearby, we’ll be happy to personally deliver and setup the radio for you, if you’d like.
Please show your support for Radio Sausalito today – your donation helps keep great jazz and community radio on the air in Southern Marin. Just click here and make your donation via paypal. If your donation is more than $150, we’ll make sure you receive a ccWifi radio as a thank you gift. Thanks very much!
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Radio Sausalito is proud to announce that one of its locally produced shows, The Joys of Jazz, has won a prestigious New York Festivals Award as one of the best radio shows in the world. The trophy, in the form of a bronze microphone, was presented Monday in New York City to the show’s host and producer Bob Hecht. This marks the first time a Radio Sausalito show has earned such high honors on an international stage.
The New York Festivals International Radio Program Awards honors radio programming and promotions in all lengths and formats from radio stations, networks and independent producers from around the globe. The Joys of Jazz was nominated in the category “Best Regularly Scheduled Music Program” which is open to radio shows featuring music of any genre. Other nominees in this catagory, with entries from over 30 countries, included The New York Philharmonic This Week hosted by Alec Baldwin, and Song Travels with Michael Feinstein.
Show host Bob Hecht has been producing The Joys of Jazz each week in the Radio Sausalito studios since the show began in 2013. A veteran jazz DJ, Hecht is honored to win the award, “It’s especially gratifying and encouraging that a show presenting jazz, a genre representing such a small segment of the commercial market, is being recognized in such a big way,” Hecht said.
The Joys of Jazz presents carefully curated musical programs each week focusing on particular themes along with excerpts from Hecht’s interviews with a variety of notable musicians. The show celebrates the works of great jazz composers, instrumentalists and singers, as well as the central role played by the Great American Songbook in enriching the jazz repertoire. The Joys of Jazz is heard every Friday at 4 and 8 pm and again on Sunday at 8pm on Radio Sausalito.
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UPDATE: A Bronze for The Joys of Jazz! Congratulations, Bob!
The Joys Of Jazz with Bob Hecht has been judged a finalist for the prestigious New York Festival awards which annually recognize the top programs in radio around the world! The show, which profiles the special musical elements and musicians in jazz, is nominated under the very competitive category “best regularly scheduled music program.” Fellow nominees in the category include the New York Philharmonic and Broadway Legend Michael Feinstein. Winners will be announced June 1st.
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Before she debuted on Broadway in 1949, Carol Channing spent some time here as an artist’s model.
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This a good time to recognize Sausalito’s connection to thet.Panama Pacific Exposition.
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The Marine Mammal Center near Rodeo Lagoon turns 40 this year. . . and might set a record while doing it.
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Picture a high-rise apartment smack in the middle of Shelter Cove.
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Tourism is an aspect of Sausalito that is unavoidable. At certain times of year in certain parts of town, it’s possible to escape its reach, but come summertime on a Sunday afternoon on Sausalito’s main street, the pervasiveness of the tourist economy hits you square in the face. Local comedian Arthur Gaus was recruited to lend an eye on the scene. His observations are placed alongside tourism facts from former Sausalito Historical Society President Larry Clinton, insights from veteran panhandler Peter Romanowsky, and comments from artist and Sausalito tourist David Shrigley.
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Sausalito has some of the most expensive real estate in the country — million dollar homes stack the hillsides, and even parking spaces command a hefty price tag. Amongst this scene, there exists a community known as anchor outs or live-aboards that are navigating the waters of Sausalito’s real estate and living rent free in middle of Richardson’s Bay. In this episode, Ale Eckstrom, who has lived anchored out since 1963, explains a life in which rent is paid not in money, but in attention and in hardship.
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Few things in Sausalito are more contested, more controversial, and more prized than the views. In the face of such extreme natural beauty, tempers can run high whenever those views are threatened — thus enters the Sausalito Trees and Views Committee.
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Sausalito’s history is rooted in its past life as a fishing village. Seaforager and storyteller Kirk Lombard talks about the underwater populations of Sausalito and reveals the hidden stories of those that live above and below the surface — including information about the enigmatic (and local annoyance) Sausalito Singing Toadfish.
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If you really want to know a town, take a look at the police log. This episode contains police bulletins from the local Marinscope newspaper and chronicles the adventures and misadventures of local characters and passerby.
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Smell connects us to our surroundings and has the power to trigger an emotional response. Lance Winters’ job as a master distiller at St. George Spirits is to capture fleeting smells and contain them as a sortof olfactory message in a bottle. This episode follows Lance on a smell walk as he interprets Sausalito through the nose.
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A lot can be interpreted about a city based on the things that are left behind — the trash and graffiti and afterthoughts that aren’t meant to be considered lend a surprising amount of insight into a place.
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You can find the presentation of the proposed Sausalito Ferry Landing Expansion at:
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Host John Flavin connects the dots from the various Sausalito “vision” committees over the past seven-ten years and the current proposal for the expansion of the Sausalito Ferry Landing. Quite a story…
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Host John Flavin gives you A Different Slant on the past election season…the good, the bad and the possibly scandalous.
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Host John Flavin reviews the more outstanding comments made by politicians this past election season…comments they would probably like to take back.
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Host John Flavin lays out the dangers for politicians of lecturing their constituents…it can backfire loudly.
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Host John Flavin reviews the good things that came out this political season. Typically you step into the voting booth and you think “clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right” and it may be only a little different this year. But there were some rays of light during the process and John will share them with you.
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Radio Sausalito broadcast live from Dunphy Park in Sausalito
Radio Sausalito was proud to play a part in this year’s second annual Creole United Festival to benefit music education in local schools. Our live broadcast featured the event’s headliner and inspiration Andre Thierry, and his two hour set was enjoyed by our listeners around the world. The Emcee of the event was Radio Sausalito’s own Dizzy Jones (“The Last Dance” – Sundays @ 10am & 6pm) and the Broadcast was anchored by RuthAnn (“Gumbo” – Tuesdays 4pm & 8pm) Thanks to everyone who helped make this year’s broadcast a success!
Jonathan and Ruthann anchor the live broadcast from the side of the stage at Dunphy park.
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Mitchell talks with Beryl Kay, Board-President of the International non-profit organization ‘Action for Nature’.
San Francisco-based ‘Action for Nature’ encourages young people to take personal action to better their environment and to foster love and respect for nature.
Their program, ‘International Young Eco-Heroes’ recognizes children and teens who have completed a project to foster respect for nature through their own actions.
‘Action for Nature’ will hold their ‘International Young Eco-Heroes Award celebration on October 18 2014 in San Francisco and all are invited to the no-cover-charge
For tickets: actionfornature.org or call: (415) 484-6220.
Donations to ‘Action for Nature’ are tax-deductible, greatly appreciated and will directly fund the International Eco-Heroes Awards…
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