First broadcast October 24, 2003

The Pledge Show/A Very Special “Live From WSHU’s Studio A”

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

This was our contribution to WSHU’s fall pledge drive and we decided to delve into a few of Profiles In Folk’s “Live From WSHU’s Studio A” programs which feature artists and interviews in our studios. The only music off CDs was served up by the Celtic supergroup, Cherish The Ladies. They will be appearing in Fairfield in early December and the Shamrock Traditional Irish Music Society gave us five pair of tickets to offer as pledge “thank you” gifts. Needless to say, all five pair was taken, as well as host of other “thank you” gifts.

My “thank yous” go out to WSHU Chief Engineer Paul Litwinowich and on occasion his assistant Abe Lettelleir who handle all the board work for “Live From WSHU’s Studio A” and all the performers who have appeared on the show in the past three decades. Thanks as well to Paul for being the show’s pitchman during the drive and his wife Ellen, Cam Lidestri and Xenia Piaseckyj of the WSHU staff and Jamie DeLoma and his friend Natalie who worked the phone room.

And special thanks to all who tune in to the show and all who made pledges during this fall drive. The response was indeed gratifying.

Listen to the show

Selections from “Live From WSHU’s Studio A”

Beppe Gambetta, “On The Road With Mama”
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Big Apple’Achia, “We’re Big Apple’Achia”, “Watson Blues”, “Don’t Leave Me Alone”, “Bluegrass Breakdown”
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Cherish The Ladies, “High Germany”, “Medley”, “The Bonny Light Horseman”, Threads Of Time, BMG-RCA Victor
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The Hot Flashes, “Choo Choo Chaboogie”, “Down The Kennebec”, “Blue Love”
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Strauss & Warschauer Duo, “Slonimer Nign/Badkhones/Yossi’s Nign”
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Eric Garrison, “Walk Away Rene”
Michael Hsu, “America”
Hot Flashes, “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?”
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Mike Kachuba w/ Jeff McQuillan, “Step By Step”, “Over Easy”
Mike Kachuba, “Bread And Salt”
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Pierce Campbell, “One Pint Of Porter”, “John Barleycorn”