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HFVS City Songs with Jesse Goldman of Moozika!

Jesse Goldman of Moozika! shares joyful city-based adventure songs that highlight the
diversity of cultures, languages, and music in urban settings.

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
December 21st & 22nd, 2019
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrXbI0jHaDo

FEATURED VIDEO: Live performance from 2018 of Moozika’s original song ‘Supa Dupa Soup.’


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PLAYLIST

  • Rolie Polie Guacamole – “Subway Train” [Live on the Fourth of July]
  • Moozika! – “Moose on the Loose” [Moove to the Moozika!]
  • Lucy Kalantari & the Jazz Cats – “Sounds of Summer” [All the Sounds]
  • Barbatuques – “Baiâo Destemperado” [Corpo Do Som]
  • Sonia de los Santos – “¡Alegria!” [Alegria]
  • Moozika! – “Brooklyn Baby” [Moove to the Moozika!]
  • Mil’s Trills, Amelia Robsinson – “Plinkity Plonk” [Ridiculous Nonsense]
  • Katie Ha Ha Ha – “Beautiful City” [These Things Go Together]
  • Vered – “Little Bit Tough” [Songs for Sisters and Brothers]
  • Jazzy Ash – “Eh La Bas” [Swing set]
  • Moozika! – “Supa Dupa Soup” [Moove to the Moozika!]
  • Rolie Polie Guacamole – “Don’t Poop on Me Pigeon” [Triathlon]
  • Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights – “Rainbow Bagels from Outer Space” [Brooklyn Baby!]
  • Stevie Wonder – “Living For The City” [The Definitive Collection]
  • Alphabet Rockers – “Shine” [Rise Shine #Woke]
  • Mil’s Trills, Amelia Robinson – “Put Your Pants On” [Ridiculous Nonsense]
  • Hopalong Andrew – “Thank God I’m a City Boy” [Hopalong Andrew]
  • Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band – “Cuantos Tacos (The Taco Song)” [Adelante]
  • Moozika! – “Uno, Dos, Tres, Cuatro” [Moove to the Moozika!]Save

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HFVS Holiday Show Episode with Guest DJ, the Jolly Pops

The Jolly Pops, the Happy Dads, guest host an hour of music and family fun celebrating the Holiday Season. Chompy the Alligator and Bacon the Pig take over for Mr. Billy who has gone Holiday shopping. They spin tunes, make a snowman and even enjoy a visit from Santa Claus himself.

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
December 7th & 8th, 2019
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yAoKy60FwY

FEATURED VIDEO: The Jolly Pops – “I Want a Puppy”


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PLAYLIST

  • The Jolly Pops – “Bad Bad Dinosaur” [Bad Bad Dinosaur]
  • Lisa Loeb – “Feel What You Feel” [Feel What You Feel]
  • Lee Ann Womack – “I Hope You Dance” [I Hope You Dance]
  • Mason Jennings – “Table Hockey” [Music for MN Kids Vol. 1]
  • Medeski, Martin & Wood – “Pirates Don’t Take Baths” [Let’s Go Everywhere]
  • Suzi Shelton – “Can You Feel the Power?” [Hand in Hand]
  • Harry Connick Jr. – “Frosty the Snowman” [Harry for the Holidays]
  • Louis and Dan and The Invisible Band– “Aunt Maggie Nakeddooda Time” [Let’s Imagine]
  • The Jolly Pops – “I Want a Puppy” [Bad Bad Dinosaur]
  • Bunny Clogs – “Peaches and Frankie” [Music for MN Kids Vol.1]
  • John Mellencamp – “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” [A Very Special Christmas]
  • The Jolly Pops – “Not Your Cheese” [Bad Bad Dinosaur]
  • Okee Dokee Brothers – “Lucy and Tighty” [Music for MN Kids Vol.1]
  • Farewell Milwaukee – “You’re the Cure” [Music for MN Kids Vol. 1]
  • Bing Crosby – “White Christmas” [White Christmas]
  • Dan Zanes & Lou Reed – “What a Wonderful World” [Night Time!]Save

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HFVS Holidays Around the World Episode
with Guest DJs, Katherine Dines & James Coffey

This episode of the Hilltown Family Variety Show is a celebration of global holidays and light with Guest DJs, James Coffey and Katherine Dines from the Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta Band. It features many award-winning artists, as well as fantastic educational content about several of the holidays highlighted, including Chinese New Year and Diwali.

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
November 30th & December 1st, 2019
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWQNjOVwYow

FEATURED VIDEO: Divali, Diwali or Deepawali (depending on where you are from), is one of the most joyous celebrations for Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, and some Buddhists. The name comes from two Sanskrit words: “Diyas” which means “clay lamps” and “avali” which means “rows.” During the 5-day celebration, people place rows and rows of clay lanterns around rooftops, doorways and windows, symbolizing the triumph of good over evil, hope over despair and light over darkness.


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PLAYLIST

1. Andy Zamenes (Andy Z) – “Turkey in the Straw” [Classic Songs and Traditional Tunes]
2. Lucy Kalantari – “It’s the Holidays” [It’s the Holidays]
3. Katherine Dines – “Somewhere in the World” [Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta Holidays Song and Stories that Celebrate Global Light]
4. Hot Peas N’ Butter – “Firelight” [Back to the Land]
5. Joyce Rouce – “Green Christmas” [Earth Mama; Christmas Heart]
6. Barb Tilsen – “Lucia Day” [Take the Seed]
7. Katherine Dines – “Nian” [Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta Holidays Song and Stories that Celebrate Global Light]
8. SoulAviv – “Candles of Chanukah” [Digital Track]
9. Katherine Dines – “Light Rises Over Darkness” [Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta Holidays Song and Stories that Celebrate Global Light]
10. KB Whirly and M.I.S.T.A. Cookie Jar – “Love Light Shine” [Digital Track]
11. Kelli Welli – “Little Ray of Sunshine” [Digital Track]
12. West LA Children’s Choir – “As We Go Round the Sun” [Digital Track]
13. Greta Pederson – “Kwanzaa is Here” [Digital Track]
14. Heather Dale – “Huron Carol” [This Endris Night]
15. Joanie Leeds – “Nightlights” [Bandwagon]
16. Katherine Dines – “Stars” [Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta Holidays Song and Stories that Celebrate Global Light]

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HFVS Best Friend Episode with Guest DJ, Kid Pan Alley

In this episode of the Hilltown Family Variety Show, Kid Pan Alley features songs from their newest album, “Best Friends,” as well as songs from some of their favorite children’s music artists about this very subject. Tune in and feel inspired and rejuvenated with a collection of great new songs to enjoy with your family and friends.

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
November 2nd & 3rd 2019
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VzWtVt5V8Y

FEATURED VIDEO: Best Friends · Kid Pan Alley · Vance Gilbert


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PLAYLIST

  • Kid Pan Alley – “Best Friends (feat. Vance Gilbert)” [Best Friends]
  • Robbie Schaefer – “My Favorite Person” [My Favorite Person]
  • Andrew & Polly – “Little Bitta You” [Odds & Ends]
  • Recess Monkey – “All My Friends Are Here” [Family Photo Album]
  • Sugar Free Allstars – “If I Didn’t Have You” [Sugar Free Allstars]
  • Kid Pan Alley – “I’ve Got An Apple Pie In My Book Bag (feat. Lisa Loeb)” [Best Friends]
  • Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer with Brave Combo – “On the Day You Were Born” [All Wound Up”]
  • Frances England – “Carefree” [Blue Skies and Sunny Days]
  • Kid Pan Alley – “Quit This Job (feat. Steve Poltz)” [Best Friends]
  • Lori Henriques – “I Like Myself” [What Do You Wish]
  • Stephen Michael Schwartz – “Bubble Gum Friend” [Ditto Kiddo]
  • Jazzy Ash – “Everybody Loves My Baby” [Swing Set]
  • Randy & Dave – “Happy To Help” [Life On A Trampoline]
  • Alphabet Rockers – “Not Alone” [The Love]
  • Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could – “One Day by the Riverside” [Press Play]
  • Kid Pan Alley – “Sister for Sale (feat. Bill Harley)” [Best Friends]
  • Emily Arrow – “Follow Your Arrow” [Storytime Singalong, Vol. ]

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HFVS Sweets & Treats Episode with
Guest DJ, Again Again

In this episode of the Hilltown Family Variety Show, Anne and Jen from Again Again take you on a sweet musical journey exploring how sugar and treats make their way into song. Keep your ears open for some tidbits on fruits and veggies, just to keep the hour balanced.

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
October 26th & 27th, 2019
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

https://youtu.be/StqsYRwSVQY

FEATURED VIDEO: What can kids do when they’re bored? Use their imaginations and let a whole exciting world come to life! “Bubble Gum and Cheese” by Again Again.


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PLAYLIST

  • The Chordettes – “Lollipop” [Lollipop/Baby Come-A Back-A]
  • Eurythmics – “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” [Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)]
  • Again Again – “Bubble Gum and Cheese” [Listen. Love. Repeat.]
  • The Beach Boys – “Vegetables” [Smiley Smile]
  • The Beatles – “Strawberry Fields Forever” [Magical Mystery Tour]
  • Again Again – “Camping (Lullaby)” [Listen. Love. Repeat.]
  • Little Richard – “Tutti Frutti” [Here’s Little Richard]
  • Renee and Friends – “Starfish and Coffee” (ft. Maya Rudolph)- [Simpatico]
  • Again Again – “Dinosaur Party” [Listen. Love. Repeat.]
  • The Archies – “Sugar Sugar” [Everything’s Archie]
  • Kacey Musgraves – “Spoonful of Sugar” [We Love Disney]
  • Again Again – “Families Come in Blended Way” [Listen. Love. Repeat.]
  • Sammy Davies Jr. “Candy Man” [Sammy Davis Jr. Now]
  • Neil Diamond – “Sweet Caroline” [Sweet Caroline]
  • Abba – “Honey Honey” [Waterloo]
  • James Taylor – “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)” [Gorilla]
  • New Edition – “Candy Girl” [Candy Girl]
  • Jack Johnson – “Banana Pancakes” [In Between Dreams]

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Purim Episode
with Guest DJ, Mama Doni

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Mama Doni celebrates the Jewish holiday of Purim on Hilltown Family Variety Show! Celebrating the universal theme of Purim: standing up to adversity, having a voice, self empowerment, Mama Doni shares classic songs of strength. This unique Radio Show will give listeners a flavor of Purim — from the fun and crazy to the true meaning and message of this cool Jewish holiday. — www.mamadoni.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
Feb 24th & 25th, 2018
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

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Featured video: What to wear for the holiday of Purim? Mama Doni and her band have some engaging ideas to sort through the choices in their original song, “Costume Conundrum.” Learn more about the Mama Doni Band online at mamdoni.com.


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PLAYLIST

  • Bob Marley, Get Up Stand Up, Gold
  • Ballad of Esther & Mordechi, Mindy Kornberg’s Soul Tune Singers, Music From the Mountain
  • Ether Won’t You Marry Me, Fran Avni, Latkes & Hamantashen
  • Costume Conundrum, Mama Doni, Get Cooking! A Jewish American Family Cookbook & Rockin’ Mama Doni Celebration
  • If You Want To Sing Out, Cat Stevens
  • Mi Chamocha, Mama Doni & Eric Lindberg
  • Respect, Aretha Franklin, Greatest Hits
  • You Gotta Be, Des’ree, I Aint Movin
  • I Ate Too Many Hamantashen, Mindy Kornberg’s Soul Tune Singers, Music From the Mountain
  • Kookie Cookie, Mama Doni, Get Cooking! A Jewish American Family Cookbook & Rockin’ Mama Doni Celebration
  • Cowboy Purim, Doug Cotler, It’s So Amazing
  • Hey Man, Mama Doni, I Love Purim
  • Were Not Gonna Take it, Twisted Sister
  • Purim Game, Debbie Friedman, Shanah Tovah A Good Year
  • Break my Stride, Matthew Wilder,
  • I Will Survive, Gloria Gaynor, Greatest Hits
  • Purim, Andy Statman, Bella Fleck
  • Purim Bash, Mama Doni, I Love Purim

Original Broadcast: 2/23/13

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Charity Kahn Holiday Show

Original Broadcast: Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
December 11th & 12th, 2010
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

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Featured Video: “Peanut Butter and Jam” by Charity and the JAMband (jamjamjam.com)

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VFR Fundraising Episode with Guest DJ, Steve Weeks

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
November 11 – 12, 2017
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

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Featured Video:  What do you get when you put musician Steve Weeks and director Dave Franklyn in a room filled with cardboard, paint, tape, glue, scissors and string? Watch the new video for Steve’s song “Change of Heart” and find out! — www.steveweeksmusic.com

Halloween Episode with Guest DJ, Heidi Swedberg LISTEN TO PODCAST: This week’s guest DJ, Heidi Swedberg, shares songs about noises, monsters and the Boogie Man, performs Halloween songs live with her ukulele, and shares the Flamenco spiced “Story of the Cat and the Chicken” (with ukulele flamenco by her partner Daniel Ward). A little spooky and a lotta silly! – http://www.sukeyjumpmusic.com Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am Oct 28th & 29th,… Read More

Explore the joys of autumn with guest DJ Lucy Kalantari. With music spanning decades from the 1930s to the present she includes the voices of Ella Fitzgerald, Earth, Wind & Fire, The White Stripes, Joanie Leeds, Mister G, and many more. Everyone has something to say about autumn.

What did you learn this summer? Did you take any trips? Join Guest DJ, Steve Weeks, as we travel through the Dakotas, the gulf coast, the Great Smoky Mountains, Southern California, the Canadian maritimes, and more! We’ll meet folks from all across the country and discover what’s going on in their local communities. Grab your map, buckle up, and tune in for a Hilltown Family Variety Show road trip!

Listen to Podcast: HFVS Inspiration for Hispanic Heritage Month with Guest DJs, Andrés & Christina Andrés and Christina from 123 Andrés share the things that inspire them. Friends, travel, and dreams fill this episode, along with music from different artists… including a zombie! — http://www.123andres.com Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am September 16th & 17th, 2017 WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio Northampton, MA Featured video: 123 Andrés… Read More

Moona Luna’s Sandra Velasquez takes you on a Latin American bus adventure. Based on her own travels by bus through Latin America, she provides you with a soundtrack for a journey that is as rich and diverse as the changing landscape.

Listen to Podcast:  VFR Fundraising Episode with Guest DJ, Steve Weeks Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am May 13 & 14, 2017 WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio Northampton, MA Featured Video:  What do you get when you put musician Steve Weeks and director Dave Franklyn in a room filled with cardboard, paint, tape, glue, scissors and string? Watch the new video for Steve’s song “Change of Heart” and… Read More

Randy returns to the Hilltown airwaves with a set of twofers and threefers: short mini-segments of two or three related songs——songs by the same group, in the same style, or whose themes or subject matter connect in some way. You’ll hear blues, folk, country, calypso, a few off-the-beaten-path numbers, and even a show tune lullaby sung by Randy’s wife, Julie May Kaplan…and, of course, a few trademark Randy songs as well.

Sing and dance to the beauty of community with guest DJ Lucy Kalantari. Featuring songs by Moona Luna, Louis Prima, Alastair Moock, and many more.

Purim Episode with Guest DJ, Mama Doni LISTEN TO PODCAST: Mama Doni celebrates the Jewish holiday of Purim on Hilltown Family Variety Show! Celebrating the universal theme of Purim: standing up to adversity, having a voice, self empowerment,  Mama Doni shares classic songs of strength. This unique Radio Show will give listeners a flavor of Purim —  from the fun and crazy to the true meaning and message of this cool Jewish… Read More

Listen to Podcast: Jazz for Kids Episode with Guest DJ, David Tobocman David Tobocman guest DJs with a Jazz for Kids show this week that features some of his own swingin’ tunes as well as an in-studio performance of his “Lemonade School” story song. Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am Jan 21st & 22nd, 2017 WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio Northampton, MA Featured video: “Home” by David… Read More

Doo-Wop Episode with Guest DJs, Michael & Tony Napolitano LISTEN TO PODCAST: Preschool of Rock takes you on a magical musical journey from the late 1940’s to present day music. Michael Napolitano hosts the show with his father, Tony Napolitano. Their musical experiences span 7 decades from Tony’s childhood singing Doo-wop on street corners in Newark NJ to Michael’s youth Rocking drums in the basement! With songs like Preschool of Rock’s Family Song… Read More

Listen to Podcast: HFVS Character Episode with Guest DJ, Lloyd H. Miller of the Deedle Deedle Dees Lloyd H. Miller, leader of the long-running band the Deedle Deedle Dees, hosts this musical exploration of the concept of “playing a character.” We all change how we present ourselves to the world in order to get different reactions, whether we’re putting on a costume for holiday, dressing up to act onstage, trying on different… Read More

This week guest DJs Bill Harley and Keith Munslow teamed up and selected a bunch of their favorite songs; some from their childhood, recent discoveries, and a couple of ditties from their CD as well! While not expressly “kids songs”, these are songs that Bill and Keith love. They love them for their humor, wit, silliness and musical wizardry.

Explore the joys of autumn with guest DJ Lucy Kalantari. With music spanning decades from the 1930s to the present she includes the voices of Ella Fitzgerald, Earth, Wind & Fire, The White Stripes, Joanie Leeds, Mister G, and many more. Everyone has something to say about autumn.

Tune in every Saturday morning from 9-10am to 103.3FM WXOJ (Northampton, MA) for an hour long, commercial free, family program. Encores air Sunday mornings from 7-8am. Listen anytime to our podcast. See our list of archived episodes below.

Listen to Podcast: World Languages Episode with Guest DJ, Sarah Aroeste This week on the HFVS, Sarah Aroeste, a children’s singer and songwriter in the rare and eclectic dialect of Spanish called Ladino, will take listeners around the globe to explore some contemporary kids music in lesser-known dialects. From Quechua to Yup’ik to Amharic and more, Aroeste hopes listeners will agree that good music is good music, no matter the language! —… Read More

Kevin and Casey of The Whizpops have put together a fun educational show about wildlife and imagination seamlessly weaving songs about animals both real and make-believe. Join them on a musical journey through endangered species, mustaches, and even unicorns!

This week on the Hilltown Family Variety Show, Recess Monkey whisks listeners of the Hilltown Family Variety Show off on a trip to the Novelty Shop for a madcap hour of truly strange musical oddities! The band’s bassist frontman Jack Forman guides us through a collection of dust-covered rarities and instant classics, each guaranteed to out-weird the last!

Grammy winning producer, Dean Jones from Dog on Fleas, is our guest DJ this week.

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