HFVS Rollin’ On Episode (Radio Show/Podcast)

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Saturday from 9-10am
September 19th, 2009
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

FEATURED VIDEO: Rebecca Frezza & Big Truck – “Big Truck” [Rockin’,Rollin’ and Ridin’]

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  • Rebecca Frezza & Big Truck – “Big Truck” [Rockin’,Rollin’ and Ridin’]Music
  • Joe West – “Dump Truck and Tractors” [If The World Was Upside Down]Music
  • Ben Rudnick & Friends – “Old Joe Clark” [A Frog Named Sam]
  • Station Id: The Harmonica Pocket [www.harmonicapocket.com]
  • PSA: Library Card Sign-Up Month
  • Lunch Money – “I Love My Library” [Dizzy]
  • Laura Doherty – “Firefly” [Kids in the City]Music
  • Charity and the JAMband – “Wish” [Rock Your Socks Off]
  • Station Id: Steve Weeks [www.steveweeksmusic.com]
  • The Deedle Deedle Dees – “Teddy Days” [Freedom in a Box!]
  • Mr. David – “Crocodiles are Hungry” [Jump in the Jumpy House]
  • Burl Ives – “The Sailor and the Crocodile” [Burl Ives Favorites for Children]
  • Burl Ives- “The Crocodile Song” [Burl Ives Favorites for Children]
  • Rebecca Frezza & Big Truck – “Hey-O” (featuring Roscoe Orman) [Rockin’, Rollin’ and Ridin’]Music
  • Wicked Hemlocks – “Number Count” [Quill of the Mad]
  • School House Rock – “Three is a Magic Number” [School House Rock]
  • Station Id: Yosi & The Superdads [www.yosimusic.com]
  • AudraRox – “Moms & Dads” [Park Slope Parents: The Album]
  • Peter Himmelman – “Main Dish” [My Trampoline]Music
  • Uncle Rock – “Hippie Harvest Kitchen” [Uncle Rock U]


  • PSA – DINNER ON US: In Amherst there will be a free weekly roundtable discussion series for campus and Amherst Family Center families with young children called Dinner on Us, Monday evenings during the academic year in the UMass Student Union Building in Amherst, MA. As far as I know it’s open to all, but if they run into over enrollment, I’m sure that they will prioritize UMASS students, staff, and alums, as well as AFC families.  Sessions are free and include: dinner, supervised children’s activities and parking. Family Dinner: 5:15-5:45pm, Supervised Children’s Activities: 5:45-7:30pm, Roundtable Discussion: 6:00-7:30pm. Space is limited. To pre-register call: 413-545-4466 OR email cshrc@stuaf.umass.edu.
  • PSA – FAMILY DAY: A DAY TO EAT DINNER WITH YOUR CHILDREN: Did you know that the more often children and teens eat dinner with their families, the less likely they are to drink and use illegal drugs? They are also more likely to do better at school. Dinnertime is a great time to connect with your kids. Celebrate Family Day – A Day to Eat Dinner with Your Children on Tuesday September 29th with a meal at home or at one of the participating restaurants offering family discounts on Tuesday the 29th. Visit communitiesthatcarecoalition.org for a listing.
  • PSA – POSITIVE DISCIPLINE: Positive Discipline Monthly Free Drop-in Parenting Circle in Florence, MA. Click here for more info.

Tune in to the Hilltown Family Variety Show on Saturdays from 9-10am on Valley Free Radio (VFR), 103.3FM (Northampton, MA), or listen via streaming audio at www.ValleyFreeRadio.org.

Every Saturday VFR offers four hours of commercial-free, quality family program from 6-10am, including Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child from 7am-9am. It’s better than Saturday morning cartoons!  Turn off the T.V. and turn on local community radio!

5 Comments on “HFVS Rollin’ On Episode (Radio Show/Podcast)

  1. Peter Himmelman’s Curious World
    Weekly Webcast for Kids Launches on LandofNod.com This Sunday (09/27/09)

    With more and more kids looking for entertainment online, what better way to launch a new kids’ variety show than on the web?

    Peter Himmelman, the Grammy nominated singer-songwriter and family music artist, will launch Peter Himmelman’s Curious World on Sunday, September 27 at 10 am (Central Time) on http://www.landofnod.com. The show features a studio audience of kids discussing provocative questions posed by other kids. Peter Himmelman and his band also perform musical hits in the ten weekly episodes which will run each Sunday morning through November 29. To preview, visit the Curious World site.

    In each Curious World webisode, Peter poses the theme of the day (“Friends,” “Animals,” “Sharing,” “Imagination,” “Adventure,” etc.) and reads related questions from kids. Kids in the audience then discuss ideas on the theme. Interspersed through the show are on-the-street visits with a shop owner, a dog walker, surf instructor and other people with expert information. Some of the wittiest scenes are Himmelman’s backyard “Turtle Talk” chats with King Ferdinand, his wise and soulful African leopard tortoise. Himmelman and his band perform the original Curious World theme song along with tunes from his award-winning family music albums. The webisodes were filmed in HD at LA’s legendary Village Recorder studios.

    Himmelman also just released My Trampoline, the first CD from a new label, Minivan Productions. With songs about a trampoline, an African leopard tortoise named King Ferdinand, a picky eater named Peter, and the scarcity of kids named Steve, Himmelman mixes his offbeat sense of humor with lush pop stylings and irresistible beats to delight everyone in the minivan. The CD just won a 2009 Gold Award from NAPPA, the national parenting publications association.

    Minivan Productions is the new family music label, based in Venice, CA. Headed by Dan Perloff, Minivan aims to become a brand synonymous with quality artists who are doing some of the most engaging children’s music today. This music will be smart, energetic and parent friendly, with artists of the caliber of premier artist Peter Himmelman. In early 2010, Minivan also plans to reissue CDs from Peter Himmelman’s catalog: My Fabulous Plum, My Best Friend Is a Salamander and My Lemonade Stand, which have been out of print for a while. Like the cover art for My Trampoline, all of the Peter Himmelman CDs will feature cover art by world renowned illustrator, Pete Oswald, who also created the cover for his Grammy nominated CD My Green Kite (Rounder). Next up, Minivan plans a compilation series of kid-friendly songs by well-known artists who don’ ;t usually record children’s music.

  2. Hi Laura! We’re looking forward to your show in Florence on the 15th too. So fantastic to have great family music closer to the hilltowns. :-) Thanks for stopping by! – Sienna

  3. Thanks Sienna for playing my songs! I’m so looking forward to the NoHo Benefit show on the 15th and to hopefully meeting you in person! It’s the first stop on my mini-tour!

  4. Hi Sienna!

    Thanks so much for the airplay and for posting the video!!!

    Keep on rockin!!!


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