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Wednesday, January 25th, 3pm - 6pm: Tom Wilson's Music Factory #10 - Jazz Producer Teddy Reig
In 1967 and '68 the charismatic record producer Tom Wilson hosted a free-form radio program called "The Music Factory," sponsored by MGM-Verve Records. The series has been gone from radio ever since, but Irwin is airing episodes on sporadic Wednesday afternoons at 4pm (Eastern). On January 25th, we'll hear Wilson interview legendary jazz, R&B, and Latin producer Teddy Reig. Reig was one of the most colorful and controversial characters on the music scene from the 1940s thru the 1960s. A 300-lb, fast-talking, reefer-smoking street-smart Jew who lived Black, Reig produced the first recordings by Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, and Stan Getz, before transitioning into Latin Music. The program features recordings by Chico O'Farrill, Roland Kirk, Count Basie, Jerome Richardson, Willie Bobo, and more. This program originally aired in December 1967. More information about Wilson can be found at ProducerTomWilson.com.

Wednesday, February 1st, 3pm - 6pm: Joe Frank - "Karma Don't Deny Me"
One-hour dramas by Joe Frank air on sporadic Wednesday afternoons at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. On Weds. February 1st, we'll present "Karma Don't Deny Me," from Joe's "The Other Side" series. Joe's friend Larry becomes enraged at a neighbor's New Age nostrums. Joe recalls a strange encounter with an attractive female colleague while they were both teaching at an upscale private school in New York.

Wednesday, February 8th, 3pm - 6pm: Tom Wilson's Music Factory #12 - Janis Ian
In 1967 and '68 the charismatic record producer Tom Wilson hosted a free-form radio program called "The Music Factory," sponsored by MGM-Verve Records. The series has been gone from radio ever since, but Irwin is airing episodes on alternate Wednesday afternoons at 4pm (Eastern). On February 8th, we'll hear Wilson interview 16-year-old songstress Janis Ian, whose 1967 hit "Society's Child," about an interracial romance, created controversy on Top 40 radio. Ian was born in New York, but grew up in New Jersey and went to high school in East Orange. This program originally aired in early 1968. More information about Wilson can be found at ProducerTomWilson.com.


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