Friday, January 24, 2003

Making Radio Waves
From Bob Dubrow, proprietor of Kimchee Records and now-former host of WMBR-FM's Pipeline:

Bob Dubrow is leaving WMBR's Pipeline! show after 9 years as host.
He will be passing the reigns to Jeff Breeze, editor of the Northeast Performer magazine.
Bob's final show is on Tuesday, February 11.  It will be extended to 4 hours, from 8:00 pm to midnight.
To celebrate, Robin Lane & The Chartbusters will be playing a full live electric set during the show .  4/5s of her original band has reformed after 20 years and they've added a fifth member.  They have a new album entitled Piece of Mind due for release on February 15, coinciding with the day of their release party at the Middle East.
In addition to the Chartbusters, many guests have been invited to take to the mics and play a tune or two throughout the show's 4-hour span.  Verified guests include:
  • Charlie Chesterman
  • Chris Brokaw
  • Thalia Zedek
  • John Dragonetti and Blake Hazard
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  • and possibly some by Big Dipper folk.
    Plus there will be more to be announced.  (Inquiries are out to Roger Miller, Nat Freedburg, Robert Fisher, and more...)
    We especially want to make you press folk aware so such a fun night of live music doesn't get lost in the air...
    There will be updates sent out to you on additional live guests or changes as the show approaches.  We hope to have the final line-up by the end of the month...
    Bob will be moving on to host Lost & Found on WMBR alternate Mondays from noon-2:00.  Lost & Found airs every weekday at that time and features mostly non-commercial music (and an occassional hit) from the '60s-early '70s.

  • Wow. Nine years hosting Pipeline. Thanks for all you've done, Bob, and may you continue to do even more!

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