Posts Tagged ‘public radio’

Jonetta Rose Radio

May 3, 2009

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 She’s Back! Ace DC political reporter Jonetta Rose Barras broadcasts on radio again starting Tuesday, May 5th (11 AM to Noon) on WPFW-FM.  Her first guests: DC Attorney General Peter Nickles and activist Phil Pannell.

Jonetta Rose Barras publishes the Barras Report and writes a column for the Washington Examiner. An experienced reporter, analyst and commentator, she has written for the Washington City Paper, the Washington Times, and other publications, and appeared on WAMU-FM for several years. 

Ms. Barras has written several books, Bridges: Reuniting Daughters and Daddies (2005), Whatever Happened to Daddy’s Little Girl: The Impact of Fatherlessness on Black Women (Ballantine 2000, 2001), The Last of the Black Emperors: The Hollow Comeback of Marion Barry in the New Age of Black Leaders (1998), and a collection of poetry, The Corner Is No Place For Hiding (The Bunny and the Crocodile Press 1996).

Image by Mike Licht.

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Live DC Bluegrass Broadcast Tonight 6-8PM

April 3, 2009

Live DC Bluegrass Broadcast Tonight 6-8PM One of the best Bluegrass bands in the Washington DC area is Rockledge (Darrell Slone-Banjo; Mark Clifton-Dobro; Lynn Healey-Guitar; Bradley Sams/Bill Taylor-Bass). The band will sing and play live in the WAMU-FM studios in the Nation’s Capital on Katy Daley’s Open Mic program this evening (Friday April 3rd, 6PM to 8PM EDT), but you can hear them from anywhere on the planet through

There’s more. Thanks to to a cutting-edge breakthrough in wireless radio-telephony,  people in Northern Virginia and parts of  Maryland can hear this exciting live concert free on those ordinary FM radio receivers found in many homes and motor vehicles! Astounding. Simply set the indicator on the device to 105.5 megahertz.

Both of the Bluegrass fans who actually own HD(tm) radios can hear the digitally-modified broadcast at HD 88.5-2 if they live near the transmitter.

This is a seriously awesome band. Hear Rockledge on the radio tonight and in the flesh each Wednesday at FireFlies in Alexandria’s Del Ray neighborhood.


Image by Mike Licht, who is proud to have played bass for amazing singer and guitarist Lynn Healey.