New show on WRUR!
By Mark Grube ~ Posted Wed, 06/25/2008 - 11:09am
I was camping at Watkins Glen in 2005 right after Katrina hit New Orleans. I had a little portable radio and remember hearing reports that Fats Domino was missing and, later, that he was OK. That same weekend I heard American Routes for the first time, on WEOS out of Geneva.
Our friend Nat Hentoff had this to say about the show: "In the history of American radio, no series has come close to Nick Spitzer's American Routes in exploring the many streams of this nation's music."
Those streams include blues and jazz, gospel and soul, old-time country and rockabilly, Cajun and zydeco, Tejano and Latin, roots rock and pop, and more. You can now hear the show every Saturday at 6pm on WRUR 88.5 FM.