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WRDV DAILY PROGRAM SCHEDULE



MONDAY

Time

Host & Show

Format

Overnight to 5 AM

Your Favorite Oldies

5 AM - 8 AM

Big Band

8 AM - 12 PM

John Alexanderson John Alexanderson
Top O' The Morning

Why would anyone be interested in those old things? --Jelly Roll Morton

Well, we're interested in "those old things," and maybe you are too. Daytimes, WRDV recalls our roots in those great Jazz and Swing tunes that immortalize the American Twentieth Century. Here's an invitation to pour another cup of coffee (and have another piece of pie?). Sit back and cruise the forenoon with our "Top O' the Morning" show. We'll feature the original hits of the '30s and '40s as well as a few classics from the late '20s or early '50s for fun. Take our "Just One Little Half Hour" Test. Lock your dial on "Top O' the Morning" for 30 minutes any Monday between 8 and Noon and see if our show doesn't live up to its name. We think you'll be interested--maybe even hooked.

E-mail me: RDVAMclassics (at) gmail (dot) com

12 PM - 3 PM

PeteTaylor Pete Taylor & Friends
The Big Band Taxi

On the Big Band Taxi, Pete Taylor hosts the first Monday, and Patti Herbert takes the wheel for the remaining Mondays of the month. Pete, who made his TV debut on the Wee Willie Webber Show (at age 7) and then appeared frequently with his father (Ted Taylor) at his various radio stops in the 70's, is happy to have a regular gig on RDV. A lifelong Ham Radio operator, Pete joined the staff in 2015.

3 PM - 6 PM

Tom Meyrick Tom Meyrick
Mid-Afternoon Memories

The music that you hear played on Mid-Afternoon Memories is essentially a tribute to all of the great musicians, vocalists, composers and arrangers who combined their talents to bring us some of the most popular and enduring music that you could wish to hear. Which of us hasn't heard these renditions before? But the arrangements are so melodic and pleasing to listen to and the lyrics so meaningful, that we instantly embrace the mood that they project, whether it be joyful, sorrowful or romantic, and we eagerly anticipate the next chorus. How wonderful it is to be able to hear this vast repertoire of big band music continuing through our lifetime. For more, stay tuned to WRDV-FM.

6 PM - 7 PM

George Toth George Toth
Regarding Your Money

George Toth, founder and President of Chestnut Investment Advisory, is your host for this unique factual financial show. George Toth is a Certified Financial Planner Certificant and Registered Investment Advisor, licensed with the Pennsylvania Securities Commission. Regarding Your Money answers your questions regarding planning, budgeting, investing and a whole lot more. It's all about preserving your principal, and preserving your purchasing power. The show covers financial news with commentary, interviews, and frequent call-ins with regular nationally known guests.

E-mail me: gtoth (at) regardingyourmoney (dot) com

7 PM - 10 PM

Fred Carpenter Fred Carpenter
Strike Up The Band

I would like to invite you to my show, Strike Up The Band. I'll be playing the best popular Big Band Swing music from the bands of yesterday to today. The gold and the new, the sweet and the swingin. A three hour musical session Monday Evenings 7PM to 10PM with classic Sinatra headlining the bandstand. Tune in to hear the Golden Age of the Big Bands, (Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw) to the new Retro Swing Bands of today, (Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Brian Setzer, Indigo Swing, and those local guys CRO, City Rhythm Orchestra). So for great music and a swingin good time, keep the Band playing every Monday night on "Strike Up The Band."

10 PM - 1 AM

Walt Bitterlich Walt Bitterlich
Bedtime with Bitterlich

A unique blend of popular tunes from the '40s through the '70s, to help you end the day.

1 AM to Overnight

Big Band & Swing

Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday | Saturday | Sunday


TUESDAY

Time

Host & Show

Format

Overnight to 8 AM

Big Band & Swing

8 AM - 12 PM

Ted Taylor
The Good Morning Show

Ted Taylor ‐ WRDV's daytime music director ‐ returned to radio in 2013 after a 20-year hiatus. As host of the Tuesday "Good Morning Show" Ted features top hits salutes from selected years once-a-month as well as other specialty shows. A deejay for well over three decades he was a part of the big band/swing format on three Philadelphia‐area stations (WIBF FM, WBUX, WNPV). Ted broke in to radio with WIFI FM (92.5 FM) in Philadelphia in 1965 as a sportscaster, talk show host and rock jock. He has met and emceed the performances of many of the legendary figures of the big band era when they appeared locally ‐ Stan Kenton, Lionel Hampton, Lee Castle, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Maynard Ferguson, Buddy Rich, Gene Krupa, Murray McEachern, Charley Ventura, Bob Eberly, Errol Garner, the Buddy DeFranco Glenn Miller Band, Chris Connor and many more. "It's an era when music said something to us all, and it's my privilege to be able to share those great sounds once again with my listeners on the RDV Radio Network."

E-mail me: Ted (at) TedTaylor (dot) com

12 PM - 3 PM

Vince Yezzi Vince Yezzi
Big Band Serenade...
& More

Big Band Serenade...& More is your home for Big Band Musical memories with the best of the Big Bands and their great ballads and swing tunes from the 30's, 40's and 50's. Join me each Tuesday at High Noon for the big band classics as well as the great music of the male and female vocalists, the vocal groups and the top tunes of the early 50's. I explore the world of Big Bands with their beginnings and their endings and add a little background trivia of the musical artists for your enjoyment. Bringing back memories for you is my goal. I occasionally include a theme for the show as in a Latin American program or seasonal event. Your requests and suggestions are always welcome at RDV-FM.

3 PM - 6 PM

Jack McAvoy
Swing's the Thing

Please join me each Tuesday afternoon for Swing's the Thing! The name of the show says it all -- on this show, Swing is King. In addition to all the great tunes that come your way during the show, you'll be treated to three special features: The 1920s Twice; The Performer Spotlight; and The World War 2 Soundtrack. Each helps us delve into this remarkable era of music in greater detail, enhancing our knowledge and enjoyment of the music we love so much. All that's needed to make Swing's the Thing complete is you tuning in each week and sharing the fun of RDV FM ‐‐ your community radio station!

E-mail me: jack14mac (at) yahoo (dot) com

6 PM - 6:30 PM

Jack McAvoy
Rock & Roll's the Thing

If Swing's the Thing is your musical main course each Tuesday afternoon, think of Rock & Roll's the Thing as the tasty musical dessert! For 30 minutes you are treated to one great oldie after another ‐‐ always based on a common theme. So whether it's 1‐hit wonders, dances, girl's names, break‐up songs, colors ... you name it ... chances are that theme will get its turn on Rock & Roll's the Thing! Please join me for the fastest half hour on radio, and where else but on RDV FM, your community radio station!

E-mail me: jack14mac (at) yahoo (dot) com

6:30 PM - 7 PM

Commonwealth Club

Specialty Programming

7 PM - 10 PM

John B.
Doowoppin' with Johnny B.

10 PM - 11 PM

Night Train Jim Bakay
The Gospel Train

Gospel

11 PM - 1 AM

Night Train Jim Bakay
Down in the Alley

Late night Rhythm & Blues

1 AM to Overnight

Big Band & Swing

Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday | Saturday | Sunday


WEDNESDAY

Time

Host & Show

Format

Overnight to 8 AM

Big Band & Swing

8 AM - 12 PM

Rhoda Rogers Tom Gamble
Memories from the Bandstand

On 'Memories from the Bandstand', we'll share the music associated with the times and events of our lives; the Big Bands and the artists we saw and heard, with an emphasis on local artists.

E-mail me: texgamble (at) verizon (dot) net

12 PM - 3 PM

Rhoda Rogers Rhoda Rogers
Nickelodeon

My show features a general daytime format with emphasis on 40's through some 60's and lots of vocals.

E-mail me: RadioRhoda (at) comcast (dot) net

3 PM - 6 PM

Bill Marren
Hump Day Serenade

Big Band sounds.

6 PM - 6:30 PM

Bob Gordon
Real Estate Today

Specialty Programming

6:30 PM - 7 PM

Birtan Collier
I Hear America Talking
"Tours & Detours"

Interview ⁄ Magazine show

7 PM - 10 PM

George
Rhythm Breakdown 2

Rhythm Breakdown 2 looks for the links in the music of the 40's, 50's, 60's and beyond. The show covers R&B, Blues and Rhythm, Jump Blues, Jump Jazz, Blues, Hep Vocal Harmonies, and a few surprises thrown in to keep me entertained and you on your toes. Every other week two specialty mini-shows, Soulville and Rockabilly Kin, are showcased. These two are designed to fill in the gaps that Rhythm Breakdown 2 cannot fit in easily. It's sharkskin sharp music. Finally, as time and circumstances allow, I have live in-studio musical guests to play for you and me. It's truly a different approach to the roots of American music.

10 PM to 1 AM

Vince Costello

1 AM to Overnight

Big Band & Swing

Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday | Saturday | Sunday


THURSDAY

Time

Host & Show

Format

Overnight to 8 AM

Big Band & Swing

8 AM - 12 PM

Tim Kelly Tim Kelly
Tim Kelly's Jam Session

If you're down with swing, you can hear the big bands, the vocalists, small groups, novelty bands as well as hot dance from the 20s and traditional jazz. Your favorites in triple play at the top of each hour‐‐Harry James, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller and Artie Shaw. It's more music and less chatter on the Jam Session.

12 PM - 3 PM

Dave Zeft
Passport to the Past

My show, "Passport to the Past," can be heard every Thursday from Noon to 3pm. Please join me! I play music from the 30's, 40's & 50's...the big and small bands, the vocalists and the singing groups from that era. I will also throw in some Traditional Jazz as well. The music is bound to bring back memories from an era long gone but not forgotten.

3 PM - 6 PM

Dale Temple Dale Temple
Time Was

"Time Was" is all about "remembering a time that was, but never forgotten". My show features big band swing from the 30's through the 50's; the known bands and vocalists along with the little known bands and vocalists. I also introduce THE GREAT BRITISH DANCE BANDS from the 30's, 40's and 50's with such orchestras as Ray Noble, Ambrose, Geraldo, Ted Heath and Charlie Kunz, along with the vocalists: Al Bowlly, Vera Lynn and Anne Shelton, to name a few. I also treat my listeners to a generous offering of Latin American dance music from such artists as Xavier Cugat, Edmundo Ros, Roberto Inglez and Carmen Cavallaro. An integral part of the show are the male, female and group vocalists that evolved after the big band era; I take the RDV listener up through the late 50's and maybe the very early 60's, with the likes of Dean Martin, Joni James, The Four Aces, The Crew Cuts...the list goes on!

6 PM - 9 PM

Rich Lagerman Rich Lagerman
Original Bandbox

I feature rare and unusual recordings of the 20s, 30s and 40s by bands large and small, famous and forgotten, along with vocals and novelty tunes of the era. I present Jazz, Popular Music and Hot Dance recordings selected from a very large collection amassed over the last fifty years.

The Bandbox also plays recordings that are one of a kind test pressings and acetate recordings never intended for commercial release; alternate takes of issued recordings where a sideman plays a solo differently from the issued version; Transcriptions originally meant to be played by commercial stations and never available for sale to the general public; Personal or vanity records sold by the bands themselves at their public appearances; West Coast sides that were local releases--(local or territorial bands recorded only sporadically and fitfully and many legendary bands never entered a recording studio).

I try to add a related fact or anecdote connected with the recordings, adding depth and historical importance. I also point out well-played solos and identify future bandleaders as they honed their style. Each artist has his own style similar to a fingerprint and learning to identify them and their playing at different stages of their development brings added enjoyment.

I also play English, European and Australian recordings, as well as sides cut in this country for export abroad. These are identical to U.S. Issues, but have no vocals. Instead, an extended solo takes its place. So for the best and most unusual recordings from the Twenties through the late Forties, join me on the Original Bandbox Thursdays at 6 PM!

9 PM - 1 AM

Bob Smith
Beboppin' with Dr. Bob

Join me every Thursday night for the best of Rhythm & Blues on "Beboppin' with Dr. Bob." Though we'll primarily focus on vocal groups from the 1940s, '50s and '60s, we'll also explore gospel groups, solo artists and blues artists from the same period.

1 AM to Overnight

Big Band & Swing

Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday | Saturday | Sunday


FRIDAY

Time

Host & Show

Format

Overnight to 8 AM

Big Band & Swing

8 AM - 12 PM

Bob Mackie
Big Band Swing

Big Band Swing features the swinging, driving instrumentals of the big swing and dance bands of the 30's and 40's. The band vocalists, individual vocalists, and vocal groups are blended in with many styles of piano music, along with traditional jazz bands and groups, for a fast moving four hour program.

12 PM - 3 PM

Barb Allen Brewster Barb Allen Brewster
Make-Believe Ballroom

Big Band & Swing

3 PM - 6 PM

Bill Jacobs Bill Jacobs
Weekend Express

Join me, Bill Jacobs, for three hours of great music from the big band era to help kick off your weekend in proper style. Some weeks the program will have a theme to tie the music together; other weeks just potluck, but there's always something happening on the Weekend Express. The train departs on Track 18 every Friday afternoon at 3:00 and phone calls (and requests) are always welcome.

E-mail me: weekendexpress (at) comcast (dot) net

6 PM - 7 PM

Polka Bill & Linda Fleming Bill Fleming
Polka Party

The Polka Party is a fun filled hour devoted to polkas, waltzes, obereks, and most important of all, you, the listeners. There's information about upcoming polka dances, festivals, concerts, and other events in the community. You're encouraged to call in requests and dedications for birthdays, anniversaries, any other occasion, or just for the fun of it. Come join us, it's our party!

7 PM - 10 PM

Jack Boland
Country Gold Classics

A radio show of traditional country and bluegrass music. We'll take you back to the days of music from WSM Radio's Grand Ole Opry and the WWVA Wheeling Jamboree, and we'll play the music of barn dances and community fairs from days long gone. Sit down and relax for three hours listening to features like Stars of the Steel Guitar, the Truck Driver's Triple Play, Memories of the Golden West and more. Relive the memories from 7 to 10 PM every friday night and enjoy the moment, only here on the RDV Radio Network!

10 PM - 2 AM

Bill Hower Bill Hower
Bill Hower's Music Box

Beautiful Music once dominated the radio landscape and was the number one music format on FM radio for years. I bring back this music. Recordings from Percy Faith, Andre Kostelanetz, Mantovani, The 101 Strings, The Living Strings, Billy Vaughn, Lawrence Welk and the list goes on and on. There are maybe 25 Beautiful Music/Easy listening stations left in the country today, but RDV listeners are still able to hear instrumental renditions of the pop hits of the day (from that era) as well as standards for a relaxing end to a busy week in this area...only on Bill Hower's Music Box.

E-mail me: musicboxrdvfm (at) verizon (dot) net

2 AM to Overnight

Your Favorite Oldies

Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday | Saturday | Sunday


SATURDAY

Time

Host & Show

Format

Overnight to 8 AM

Your Favorite Oldies

8 AM - 10 AM

John Alexanderson John Alexanderson
AM Classics

Hello, Delaware Valley, I'm John Alexanderson. Be sure to stop by at my show, "AM Classics," to hear those classic hits like you used to hear on WIBG, WABC, and WFIL. No Seventies Album Rock here, just good old AM classics. I'm here in the AM - 8 to 10 on Saturdays - on your Remember When Voice in the Delaware Valley, RDV-FM.

E-mail me: RDVAMclassics (at) gmail (dot) com

10 AM - 12 PM

Jim Bakay Night Train Jim Bakay
Sound Of The City

Rock with the Sound Of The City. I'll bring you the best in 1950s style vocal group harmony as well as the gospel and 1940s pioneer groups who influenced the music. We'll also check out the evolution of the music into 60s soul and beyond.

My e-mail - soundofthecity1 (at) gmail (dot) com
My website - www.bluesandrhythm.com
My Blog - soundofthecity.blogspot.com

12 PM - 2 PM

Ray Moore Ray Moore
Noontime Memories

I feature Doo Wop, Rhythm & Blues, Rock-a-Billy, and just good old Rock n'Roll. I feature a different group each week and there is also a feature called my " Rockin', Rhythm & Blues Record of the week. You'll also hear a six song Rock-a-Billy set and my Mixed Bag Of Memories, where sometimes I really stretch the issue on what might be considered "correct format."

E-mail me: Cd1jock (at) aol (dot) com

2 PM - 4 PM

Dave Blatt
Doo-Wop Dave Blatt

Rock & Roll ⁄ Doo-Wop ⁄ Rhythm & Blues

4 PM - 6 PM

B.B.
Little City Rendevous

I play all doo-wop oldies music from the 50's and 60's. I also have a Lover's Lane portion for the last half hour of the show--all love ballads from 7:30 to 8:00pm.

6 PM - 8 PM

Joe T.
Party Time

Rock & Roll ⁄ Doo-Wop ⁄ Rhythm & Blues

E-mail me: jtdoowop (at) aol (dot) com

8 PM - 10 PM

Rick Michael
Record Hop

Rock & Roll ⁄ Doo-Wop ⁄ Rhythm & Blues

10 PM - 11:30 PM

Al Thompson & Rock Hoffman
Sports Page

If you're a sports fan and want to be informed as well as entertained, tune in. Al Thompson and Rock Hoffman bring you news, interviews and insight on the world of sports in an entertaining fashion.

E-mail us: RDVSports (at) yahoo (dot) com

11:30 PM - 2 AM

Al Thompson
FM Audition

The show that features the stars of tomorrow and the unique modern sounds of the Lehigh‐Delaware Valley.

2 AM to Overnight

Your Favorite Oldies

Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday | Saturday | Sunday


SUNDAY

Time

Host & Show

Format

Overnight to 7 AM

Your Favorite Oldies

7 AM - 12 PM

Church Services

7:00 AM
Lutheran Hour

7:30 AM
Sing For Joy
www.singforjoy.org

8:00 AM
Kingdom Gospel Ministries

8:30 AM
The New Church
www.newchurchaudio.org

9:00 AM
St. Joseph's Church
1795 Columbia Ave
Warrington, PA 18976
(215) 672-3020
www.saintjosephchurch.us

10:00 AM
Catholic Music Mix

10:30 AM
30 Minutes of Christian Inspirational Music

11:00 AM
Warminster Presbyterian Church
500 Madison Ave
Warminster, PA 18974
(215) 675-0801
www.warmpres.org

Religious

12 PM - 1 PM

Ed Perkins Ed Perkins
The Electron Ed Radio Show

I play forgotten Popular, plus Rare Rock & Roll Oldies from the 50's, 60's, & some stuff beyond those decades that sound like the Golden Years Of Rock n' Roll not played by other stations. I also play stuff that charted but wasn't necessarily Rock and Roll ⁄ Doo Wop oriented. The program is basically a nostalgia program. Click on my e‐mail address for requests and comments.

E-mail me: electroned19114 (at) yahoo (dot) com

1 PM - 3 PM

Todd Allen
Sunday Soirée

Rock & Roll ⁄ Doo-Wop ⁄ Rhythm & Blues

3 PM - 5 PM

George Hagerty
The Treasure Chest

Let me rock your body, rock your mind, turn back the hands of time. My music takes you back to the days of canteens, soda fountains, hot shops, pinball machines and drive-in movies. We'll take a trip down Lover's Lane playing those top-down convertible sounds with the moonlit memories just for you and the one you love. I'll also take your dedications and requests for that special person. I dig deep into my treasure chest for rare oldies that you may have never heard. I keep it right and I keep it tight every solid gold Saturday.

5 PM - 7 PM

Fred Rice Fred Rice
Grim Reaper

I dig up the classical sounds of group harmony, doo-wop, Motown, and early rhythm and blues. All presented for your listening enjoyment without commercial interruption.

E-mail me: grimmreaper893 (at) comcast (dot) net

7 PM - 10 PM

Gerri Bender Gerri Bender
Gerri's Place

Three hours of the "True Lost Classics." Great music from the 60s, 70s, and 80s...tunes those other radio stations forgot about! I've also got special features including music news, trivia, and listener requests.

E-mail me: gerrisplacerdv (at) aol (dot) com

10 PM - 1 AM

Billy Gee
The Night Owl Show

I bring back the good old memories from the past. The music from back in the day‐those oldies but goodies from the 50s, 60s, and 70s. But mainly I get lost in the 50s every Thursday and Sunday. So if you want to be a part of the Night Owl Party, tune me in and I'll turn you on to some of the greatest sounds of all time. Because I just can't lose with the music I choose.

1 AM to Overnight

Your Favorite Oldies


Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday | Saturday | Sunday


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