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Science & Education Episode with Danny Weinkauf of They Might Be Giants LISTEN TO PODCAST:   Danny Weinkauf guest DJs this week, demonstrating though song examples and commentary his love of science and education, and how it has influenced his favorite songs and personal writing style. − www.dannyweinkauf.com Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am September 23rd & 24th, 2017 WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio Northampton, MA Featured video:   “I am a… Read More

VALENTINE’S DAY EPISODE with Guest DJ, Charity Kahn Listen to Podcast: Moon hugs and star kisses! Our friend Charity Kahn from Charity and the JAMband in San Francisco wishes us all a Happy Valentine’s Day in this archived episode of the Hilltown Family Variety Show which originally aired for Valentine’s Day on Valley Free Radio in 2012. – www.jamjamjam.com Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am Feb. 11th & 12th, 2017 WXOJ LP… Read More

This week, Little Miss Ann, a former Chicago School Teacher, first generation Filipina American, and decade long kids musician, has created a playlist with the theme “Yes I Can!” She chose songs to inspire and empower kids to recognize their strengths, be themselves, and try new things. This special playlist includes artists like Cat Stevens, Charlie Hope, Dean Jones, and Frances England.

The Heart of Chanukah hosted with Mama Doni (Doni Zasloff Thomas) Guest DJ Playlist with special guests Millie, Alexander, and Chris Thomas. – http://www.MamaDoni.com

Danny Weinkauf from They Might Be Giants is our guest DJ, demonstrating though song examples and commentary his love of science and education, and how it has influenced his favorite songs and personal writing style.

Join Sonia De Los Santos (from Dan Zanes and Friends) as she presents this episode on “The Sound of Mexican Music Made in the USA”. She’ll play some of her favorite songs from a variety of Mexican genres like: Son Jarocho, Norteño, Mariachi, Son Guerrerense, Banda, Huapango and Corrido. Learn about Mexican Traditional instruments and get to know who’s making Mexican music in the USA!

The Heart of Chanukah hosted with Mama Doni (Doni Zasloff Thomas) Guest DJ Playlist with special guests Millie, Alexander, and Chris Thomas.

Listen to our podcast anytime! Our Back to School Episode includes music by Milkshake, Chuck Berry, Tom Paxton, Barenaked Ladies, Imagination Movers, and many other great musicians sing about all topics of school! Even Bill Harley is featured with a great story, “The Teacher’s Lounge.” Great classic episode!

Great friend to the Hilltown Family Variety Show, Charity Kahn from Charity and the JAMband in San Francisco dons her Guest DJ hat & spins some sweet tunes right into our hearts on a very special Valentine’s episode!

Mom, Music teacher, songwriter singer, Hilltown Family Variety Show Guest DJ Mama Doni spins tunes celebrating the Heart of Chanukah, pecial guests Millie, Alexander, and Chris Thomas. Not many people capture the Heart of Chanukah quite like Mama Doni!

Mister G is a Parents’ Choice Gold Award-winning artist whose music has been dubbed “irresistible” by People magazine, and “a top choice for libraries” by School Library Journal. Tune in to this exciting episode of the Hilltown Family Variety Show with Mister G as our guest DJ!

Hilltown Family Variety Show this week welcomes Guest DJ, Jordan Shapiro of Astrograss. He brings us a rich variety of Bluegrass & American Roots music!

Listen now to our commerical-free podcast for an hour-long family program of great music and a terrific guest DJ!

Listen to the Hilltown Family Variety Show Music From South Africa Episode, featuring the honeyed tones of South Africa with Guest DJ, Debbie Lan of the award winning band Grenadilla.

Tune into the Hilltown Family Variety Show for our Science & Education Episode with Grammy winner Danny Weinkauf who also plays with They Might Be Giants. Danny demonstrates though song examples and commentary how his love of science and education has influenced his favorite songs and personal writing style. Listen anytime to our podcast!

This weekend on the Hilltown Family Variety Show (HFVS), Chris & Jessie Apple of the Little Rockers Bank are our guest DJs, taking listeners on a journey into the imagination with a collection of songs, stories and musical games to get your brain bubbling. They’ve assembled a playlist of songs, old and new, to provide the soundtrack for their magical musical tour. Come along, but dress warm, you might get wet!

This week on the Hilltown Family Variety Show, guest DJ Michael Napolitano of Preschool of Rock plays hits of bands composed of family members, honoring all of the brothers, sisters, cousins, moms and dads who have made a huge footprint in music history. Expect a very wide variety of music from The Carter Family to Arcade Fire and tons in between. Laugh and listen with us, and learn a little too!

All feelings are welcomed and celebrated in this week’s episode of the Hilltown Family Variety Show! Guest DJ, children’s artist Heidi Siegell, shares songs about joy, sorrow, confusion, boredom, grumpiness and more, featuring artists from a wide variety of musical genres…

Moon hugs and star kisses! Our friend Charity Kahn from Charity and the JAMband in San Francisco wishes us all a Happy Valentine’s Day in this archived episode of the Hilltown Family Variety Show which aired for Valentine’s Day on Valley Free Radio in 2012.

Chicago’s pop-sweetheart for kids Laura Doherty is our Guest DJ this week’s with Songs to Warm Your Heart Episode, just in time for Valentine’s Day. She includes songs of friendship, love, family and more, and includes a couple of tunes from her upcoming release, “In a Heartbeat.” — Listen to the podcast any time!

This week’s guest DJ, Andy Furgeson, a.k.a. Red Yarn, hosts a Animals in American Folk Music Episode, exploring the theme of animals in American Folk Music. Andy mixes old folksongs with newer adaptations and original songs in the folk tradition. A few critters from these folksongs even show up in the studio!

This week’s guest DJ of the Hilltown Family Variety Show is Suzi Shelton with a Smile in My Heart Episode, sharing songs that make her smile & feel the love! Join her on this journey of happy songs with musicians like Ziggy Marley, Justin Roberts, Grenadilla, Elizabeth Mitchel, The Whiles, Hot Peas ‘n Butter and many others…

This week is a rebroadcast of our Christmas Special with guest DJ, Ashley Albert of The Jimmies. Listen to the podcast any time to hear classics by Jame Brown & Louie Armstrong, and newer classics by The Ramones & Squirrel Nut Zippers…

Doni Zasloff Thomas (Mama Doni) is Hilltown Family Variety Show guest DJ, bringing our listeners an exciting Heart of Chanukah Episode! Music and stories about Chanukah, latkes, dreidels, menorah, and many more icons and traditions associated with this Jewish holiday. Listen to the podcast anytime…

Listen to Podcast: Back to School Episode Saturday from 9-10am Original Broadcast: August 20th, 2008 WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio Northampton, MA New Podcasts ♦ Archived Podcasts ♦ Subscribe to Podcast Radio ♦ Facebook ♦ Twitter PLAYLIST Imagination Movers – “First Day of School” [Juice Box Heroes] Ernie & Neal – “Pre-School Punk” [Rock the House] Milkshake – “School” [Bottle of Sunshine] Adam and the Couch Potatoes – “Go to… Read More

Summer Roadtrip Music Listeners to Hilltown Families’ weekly radio show/podcast Hilltown Family Variety Show (HFVS) know all too well about the great independent kids musicians we’ve featured on the show over the past five years.  For this summer we’re reviewing a collection of CD’s to entertain the family while traveling in the car to far off beaches, or your favorite swimming hole here in Western MA, featuring several musicians who have also… Read More

Uncle Rock Returns to the Pioneer Valley Saturday, March 10th at 10am At Flywheel Arts Collective in Easthampton, MA Hilltown Families, the No Nap Happy Hour and Flywheel are proud to present a family concert with Uncle Rock as part of the Saturday Morning Music Party in Easthampton at the Flywheel Arts Collective!  On March 10th at 10am Uncle Rock will rock the house and have all members of the family on… Read More

Win a Family 4-Pack of Free Tickets… Family Concert with Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem Saturday, March 3rd, 2012 @ 10:30am at The First Churches of Northampton For the third year in a row, Hilltown Families is a proud sponsor of the Nonotuck Community School Winter Family Concert Series.  This year the school ends their concert series with a family concert with Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem, “one of America’s most inventive string… Read More

Win a Family 4-Pack of Free Tickets… Family Dance Party with Joan Holliday Saturday, February 11th, 2012 @ 10am-12Noon at Northampton Center for the Arts On Saturday, February 11th, Northampton Center for the Arts (17 New South Street, 3rd Floor) will host a FAMILY DANCE PARTY from 10am-12Noon with DJ Joan Holliday from 93.9 FM The River, co-sponsored by Hilltown Families… and we have a family 4-pack of tickets to giveaway to… Read More

Win a Family 4-Pack of Free Tickets… Family Concert with The Nields Saturday, January 21st, 2012 @ 10:30am at The First Churches of Northampton For the third year in a row, Hilltown Families is a proud sponsor of the Nonotuck Community School Winter Family Concert Series.  This year the school is kicking off their concert series with The Nields, and we have a family 4-pack of free tickets to giveaway to one lucky… Read More

Listen to Podcast: The Heart of Chanukah Mama Doni Guest DJ Show Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am Dec 17th & 18th 2011 WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio Northampton, MA Featured Video: Title track from new album, “Chanukah Fever: 13 Macca-beats For the Whole Family.”- http://www.MamaDoni.com New Podcasts ♦ Archived Podcasts ♦ Subscribe to Podcast Radio ♦ Facebook ♦ Twitter The Heart of Chanukah hosted with Mama Doni (Doni… Read More

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