Today, The WNET Group, parent company of Long Island’s only NPR Station WLIW-FM, and Hirsch Media announced plans to produce George Hirsch Lifestyle Radio, a new one-hour, weekly public radio program featuring informative and entertaining conversations about food and lifestyle. The series, an extension of Hirsch’s long-running public television series George Hirsh Lifestyle distributed by American Public Television (APT), will begin taping this summer and is expected to premiere on 88.3 WLIW-FM in Fall 2021.
Co-hosted by TV host George Hirsch and chef and award-winning journalist Alex Goetzfried, George Hirsch Lifestyle Radio will explore how food can bring people together. Each week George and Alex will speak to notable culinarians and compelling guests from the East End and beyond about memorable moments around the table.
“We are committed to providing our listeners with entertaining and engaging content that spotlights the magic of the East End community,” said Long Island native and resident Diane Masciale, Vice President & General Manager of WLIW21 and 88.3 WLIW-FM and Executive Producer of local productions at WLIW. “We are excited to partner with George and Alex to expand our lifestyle coverage.”
“Through my longstanding partnership with American Public Television and WLIW I have brought the magic of the East End to public television stations for 27 years,” said George Hirsch, host and executive producer of George Hirsch Lifestyle Radio. ”I am honored to partner with WLIW-FM and Executive Producer Diane Masciale to bring this entertaining content to an even broader audience.”
“APT first partnered with George in 1994 to pioneer on-camera outdoor cooking on public television, and we continue to share his philosophy of bridging good food with good living with viewers today,” says Thomas Davison, Director of APT Presentations at American Public Television. “With his new radio series, audiences will continue to benefit from George’s culinary expertise and his enthusiasm for sustainable living.”
“As a life-long East End resident, I have a special connection to this unique place on Long Island, and I was honored to make my public media debut on George’s long-running TV series. I look forward to meaningful and expanded conversations on George Hirsch Lifestyle Radio.” said Alex Goetzfried, chef and award winning journalist.
George Hirsch Lifestyle Radio is a production of Hirsch Media and Audio Engagement Group LLC. Executive producer is George Hirsch. For WLIW-FM Diane Masciale is executive producer.