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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

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.

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!

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:  SUMMER ESSENTIALS EPISODE Hilltown Family Variety Show WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio Northampton, MA Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am July 6th & 7th, 2013 (Rebroadcast)  Archived Podcasts ♦ Radio ♦ Facebook ♦ Twitter PLAYLIST Lisa Loeb – “Ready for the Summer” [Camp Lisa] Dog on Fleas – “Green Grass of Summer” [When I Get Little] Nat King Cole – “Lazy Hazy Crazy Days of… Read More

Listen to Podcast: RECESS MONKEY GUEST DJ EPISODE Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am June 23rd & 24th, 2012 WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio Northampton, MA Step right up, ladies and gentlemen, and children of all ages!  This weekend Seattle’s celebrated band of teacher-rockers – Recess Monkey – bring their special brand of “undeniably hip, yet also kid-accessible” music and humor as guest DJs for a special… Read More

Listen to Podcast: STEVE DENYES FROM HULLABALOO GUEST DJ EPISODE Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am June 16th & 17th, 2012 WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio Northampton, MA Steve from the band Hullabaloo plays his favorite traditional American folk songs about people, places, animals, trains and more. Hear Bruce Springsteen, Dan Zanes, Lisa Loeb, Elizabeth Mitchell and Hullabaloo sing the songs that have been passed down from generation… Read More

Listen to Podcast: JOE & JUSTIN OF THE OKEE DOKEE BROTHERS GUEST DJ EPISODE Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am June 9th & 10th, 2012 WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio Northampton, MA Childhood best friends, Joe and Justin, now known as The Okee Dokee Brothers from Minneapolis, Minnesota, are our Guest DJs this today, spinning some songs of their own childhood, songs in the Americana folk tradition… 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

Listen to Podcast: Ashley Albert from The Jimmies Guest DJ Show Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am Dec 10th & 11th 2011 WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio Northampton, MA Featured Video: “Cool to be Uncool” off of The Jimmies first DVD, “Trying Funny Stuff.” – Check them out atwww.gimmejimmies.com New Podcasts ♦ Archived Podcasts ♦ Subscribe to Podcast Radio ♦ Facebook ♦ Twitter Ashley Albert Guest DJ Playlist Station… Read More

Alastair Moock Guest DJ Show ♬ Listen Now ♬ Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am Dec 3rd & 4th 2011 WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio Northampton, MA Featured Video: Video single from Alastair Moock’s new album, These Are My Friends. http://www.moockmusic.com Podcasts ♦ Radio ♦ Archives ♦ Subscribe ♦ Facebook ♦ Twitter Alastair Moock Guest DJ Playlist 1. Alastair Moock – “These Are My Friends” [These Are My Friends] 2…. Read More

Ted Jacobs Guest DJ Show All Things Celtic ♬ Listen Now ♬ Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am Nov 19th & 20th 2011 WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio Northampton, MA Featured Video: Parents’ Choice Gold Award Winner Ted Jacobs brings the Celtic world alive on the Hilltown Family Variety Show this week.  In honor of Thanksgiving next week and Ted’s love of poetry, we’re sharing a video… Read More

Steve Weeks Guest DJ Show ♬ Listen Now ♬ Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am Nov 13th & 13th 2011 WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio Northampton, MA Featured Video: Music video for “Bartleby Finkleton Will Not Take a Bath” by Steve Weeks.- http://www.steveweeksmusic.com Podcasts ♦ Radio ♦ Archives ♦ Subscribe ♦ Facebook ♦ Twitter Steve Weeks in America Guest DJ Playlist Station Id: Steve Weeks [www.steveweeksmusic.com] “Pretty… Read More

Keith Grimwood and Ezra Idlet of Trout Fishing in America Guest DJ Show ♬ Listen Now ♬ Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am Nov 5th & 6th 2011 WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio Northampton, MA Featured Video: My Name is Chicken Joe, an illustrated book by Stephan Jorisch with music by Trout Fishing in America.- http://www.troutmusic.com Podcasts ♦ Radio ♦ Archives ♦ Subscribe ♦ Facebook ♦ Twitter… Read More

Listen to Podcast: GUEST DJ DEAN JONES OF DOG ON FLEAS Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am Oct 29th & 30th 2011 WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio Northampton, MA Featured Video: Dog on Fleas music video set in the late 1920’s. This video for the song “Do You Wanna Know My New Dance Step” is incredibly cute, artfully made and fun to watch. – http://www.dogonfleas.com New Podcasts… Read More

Listen to Podcast: GUEST DJ, MIKE PARK EPISODE Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am Oct 22nd & 23rd 2011 WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio Northampton, MA Featured Video: “Animal Park” from the album Smile by Mike Park. – http://www.mikeparkmusic.com New Podcasts ♦ Archived Podcasts ♦ Subscribe to Podcast Radio ♦ Facebook ♦ Twitter PLAYLIST Station Id: Steve Weeks [www.steveweeksmusic.com] Mike Park – “Apples Are My Favorite Food” Barry Louis… Read More

Lloyd Miller of the Deedle Deedle Dees Guest DJ Show Listen to Podcast: Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am Oct 15th &16th 2011 WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio Northampton, MA Featured Video: “Whaleship Essex” filmed the day the Dees wrote the song while visiting Lloyd’s family in Florida. www.thedeedledeedledees.com Podcasts ♦ Radio ♦ Archives ♦ Subscribe ♦ Facebook ♦ Twitter Lloyd Miller Guest DJ Playlist Station Id: Steve… Read More

Rocknoceros Guest DJ Show: Harvest Time! ♬ Listen Now ♬ Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am Sept 17th & 18th 2011 WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio Northampton, MA Featured Video:”Pink!” by Rocknoceros, title track off of their previously released CD. http://www.rocknoceros.com Podcasts ♦ Radio ♦ Archives ♦ Subscribe ♦ Facebook ♦ Twitter Rocknoceros Guest DJ Playlist Station Id: Steve Weeks [www.steveweeksmusic.com] The Who – “Now I’m A… Read More

Dirty Sock Funtime Band Guest DJ Show ♬ Listen Now ♬ Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am Sept  10th & 11th 2011 WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio Northampton, MA Featured Video: Music Everywhere by Dirty Sock Funtime Band. The song first came to national attention when it premiered on Jack’s Big Music Show. The song was also featured on the Jack’s Big Music Show Soundtrack CD. This… Read More

Nick Deysher Guest DJ Show ♬ Listen Now ♬ Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am Aug  27th & 28th 2011 WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio Northampton, MA Featured Video: “The Dinosaur Song: by Nick Deysher. http://www.inthenickoftimemusic.com Podcasts ♦ Radio ♦ Archives ♦ Subscribe ♦ Myspace ♦ Facebook ♦ Twitter Nick Deysher Guest DJ Playlist Station Id: Steve Weeks [www.steveweeksmusic.com] “Let’s Start Dancing” by The Flannery Brothers [Love… Read More

Listen to Podcast: Key Wilde & Mr Clarke Guest DJ Show Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am Aug  20th & 21st 2011 WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio Northampton, MA Featured Video: I Had a Little Dog, a children’s song written & performed by Key Wilde & Mr. Clarke. http://www.keywilde.com New Podcasts ♦ Archived Podcasts ♦ Subscribe to Podcast Radio ♦ Facebook ♦ Twitter Key Wilde & Mr Clarke Guest… Read More

Listen to the Podcast: Hope Harris Guest DJ Show Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am Aug  6th & 7th 2011 WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio Northampton, MA Featured Video: Hope Harris with the title track off her new album, Cousins Jamboree. http://www.hopeharris.com New Podcasts ♦ Archived Podcasts ♦ Subscribe to Podcast Radio ♦ Facebook ♦ Twitter Hope Harris Guest DJ Playlist Station Id: Steve Weeks [www.steveweeksmusic.com] Carol Burnett –… Read More

Sugar Free AllStars Guest DJ Show Listen Now Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am July  23rd & 24th 2011 WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio Northampton, MA Featured Video: It’s all about transportation! This animated music video, “Cars and Trucks” is from the Sugar Free Allstars’ second CD, Funky Fresh and Sugar Free.  Animation by Shawn Downey. http://www.sugarfreeallstars.com Podcasts ♦ Radio ♦ Archives ♦ Subscribe ♦ Myspace ♦… Read More

Listen to Podcast: GUEST DJ, MISTER G EPISODE Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am July 16th & 17th, 2011 WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio Northampton, MA Featured Video: Mister G takes us to Mexico, Colombia and Guatemala in his bilingual ode to summer. Remote beaches, packed concerts and puppies… Que’ bueno! http://www.mistergsongs.com New Podcasts ♦ Archived Podcasts ♦ Subscribe to Podcast Radio ♦ Facebook ♦ Twitter PLAYLIST Station Id:… Read More

Recess Monkey Guest DJ Show Listen Now Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am July 9th & 10th, 2011 WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio Northampton, MA Featured Video: “Sidekick” by Recess Monkey. http://www.recessmonkey.com Podcasts ♦ Radio ♦ Archives ♦ Subscribe ♦ Myspace ♦ Facebook ♦ Twitter Recess Monkey Guest DJ Playlist Station Id: Steve Weeks [www.steveweeksmusic.com] Recess Monkey – “Grandmom’s House” [FLYING!] The Not-Its! – “Freeze Tag” [Tag,… Read More

Charity Kahn Guest DJ Summer Solstice Show Listen Now Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am June 25th & 26th, 2011 WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio Northampton, MA Featured Song: “Some More S’mores” by Charity Kahn and the JAMBand. http://www.jamjamjam.com Podcasts ♦ Radio ♦ Archives ♦ Subscribe ♦ Myspace ♦ Facebook ♦ Twitter Charity Kahn Guest DJ Playlist Station Id: Steve Weeks [www.steveweeksmusic.com] The Grateful Dead “Here Comes… Read More

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