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Bob Dylan turns 78 today

Bob Dylan was born on May 24, 1941 in Duluth, Minnesota. The songs that he would create continues to influence generations of songwriters and changed the fabric of popular culture.

Today, in celebration of Bob's 78th birthday, we will hear many of Dylan's songs throughout the day, interpretations of his songs by others as well as Dylan himself.

Happy birthday Bob Dylan!


The morning show - sponsored by al hemberger and the loft recording studio, bronville, ny

Weekday mornings from 7am to noon ET (4am to 9am PT), tune into FOLK MUSIC NOTEBOOK for THE MORNING SHOW, hosted by Ron Olesko.  THE MORNING SHOW is sponsored by Al Hemberger and The Loft Recording Studio in Bronxville, New York.  

Join us Monday through Friday to get your day off to a good start!  In addition to the best in folk music, we will share the latest news of the folk community and keep you up to date on upcoming festivals, tours, new releases and much more.

THE MORNING SHOW sponsor, THE LOFT RECORDING STUDIOS are located in the beautiful, quiet little town of Bronxville, New York. They are only 30 minutes from mid-town Manhattan. Director AL HEMBERGER is a multi platinum engineer and has recorded artists from Rihanna to Rod Stewart to Richard Shindell to Christina Aguilera to the Jonas Brothers to Britney Spears. The Loft has hosted hundreds of artists including Pete Seeger, Taj Mahal, Dar Williams, Cherish the Ladies, Lucy Kaplansky, Procol Harum, Donny Osmond, and the Average White Band just to name a few.  Loft Recording Studios is located at 84 Kraft Avenue in Bronxville, NY. Phone (914) 793-8206 for more information.



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THe Midnight special - friday 8pm et/ 4pm pt

Offbeat, fun, and thought provoking WFMT's The Midnight Special is Chicago's, and through Internet streaming, the world's weekly aberration of folk music and farce, show tunes and satire, madness and escape.

Host: Rich Warren

Fridays at 8pm ET / 5pm PT with an encore broadcast Saturday at noon ET / 9am Pacific


Michael Jonathon's Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour - Saturday 8pm ET / 5pm PT

Irish-American favorites Cherish The Ladies are Micheael Johnathon's guests this week. 

Saturdays at 8pm ET / 5pm PT with an encore broadcast Saturday at noon ET / 9am Pacific

Kerrville Folk Festival

A short film about the Kerrville Folk Festival.   Produced, directed and edited by Andy Corwin.

The 2019 Kerrville Folk Festival is taking place May 23 through June 9 at the Quiet Valley Ranch, nine miles south of Kerrville, Texas. 

For information, visit their website - www.kerrvillefolkfestival.org


The Folk Music Notebook is an Internet radio station showcasing Folk Music 24/7 – grassroots music presented by veteran broadcaster Ron Olesko


The channel will become a hub for the contemporary folk music community – blending the familiar with the yet to be discovered.


Folk music is a living tradition, obliterating the myth that folk songs only encompass dusty centuries old tunes that have been played the same way forever.  Folk music is constantly growing – embracing old traditions and creating new ones. 

Ron Olesko & GUESTS

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