WLIW-FM Adds Two Local Programs Beginning May 30

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WLIW-FM Adds Two Local Programs Beginning May 30

(Southampton, New York – May 25, 2021) WLIW-FM, Long Island’s only NPR station, has expanded its local programming with the addition of Realife and American Grooves Radio Hour to its schedule beginning Memorial Day Weekend.

Realife returns to the 88.3 schedule and brings audiences inside the dynamic world of real estate in the Hamptons and the North Fork. Hosted by John Christopher, a broker associate with Sothebys International Realty, Realife will explore the people, places and things that create the heartbeat of real estate on the East End. The program will air weekly beginning Sunday, May 30 at 6:30 p.m. on 88.3 WLIW-FM and wliw.org/radio.

American Grooves Radio Hour takes a deep dive into the music that Americans listened to in the years before World War II. Hosted by local documentary filmmaker, archivist and musician Joe Lauro, American Grooves Radio Hour will feature original 78 rpm records from Lauro’s vast archive and the collections of other notable collectors. The program will focus on jazz, blues, country, gospel, vaudeville and diverse world music that was being performed on the streets and in the taverns by new arrivals from all over Europe, Asia and South America. It will also spotlight the stories of forgotten performers and the pioneering collectors who canvased the country in search of elusive records.  American Grooves Radio Hour will air weekly beginning Sunday, May 30 at 10 p.m. on 88.3 WLIW-FM and wliw.org/radio.


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Joe Lauro, host of "American Grooves Radio Hour"

John Christopher, host of "Realife"