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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.

Randy Kaplan returns to the Hilltown airwaves as HFVS Guest DJ 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!

Hilltown Family Variety Show this week welcomes Guest DJ, Steve Denyes of multi-award-winning Hullabaloo. This week’s show is all about friends that stick with you through the good times and bad. Steve spins some of his favorite tunes and shares a story about how he met his best friend.

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

Music Collection Giveaway: Top 11 Family Music CD Releases from 2012 Last month the winners of the Fids & Kamily Music Awards were announced, with a stellar list of new CDs released this past year! Launched in 2006 and inspired by the Village Voice’s long-running “Pazz and Jop” music poll, the Fids & Kamily Music Awards poll is the first compilation of year-end kids and family music “best of” lists from critics,… Read More

Listen to Podcast: Randy Kaplan Guest DJ Join acclaimed musicianer/songster (that’s what they called ’em in the olden days) Randy Kaplan this Saturday at 9 a.m. (or anytime via podcast!) as he guest DJs the Hilltown Family Variety Show. In addition to spinning songs by Bluegrass, Folk, Calypso, and Broadway masters, he’ll be introducing his new Country-Blues & Ragtime CD, Mr. Diddie Wah Diddie! Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am July… Read More

Randy Kaplan Guest DJ Show Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am May 22nd & 23rd, 2010 WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio Northampton, MA  Archived Podcasts ♦ Radio ♦ Facebook ♦ Twitter PLAYLIST Randy Kaplan – “My Little Laugh” (The Kids Are All Id) Live in Studio Randy Kaplan – “No Nothing” (Loquat Rooftop) Randy Kaplan – “I Got Plenty O’ Nuttin” (The Kids Are All Id) Live in… Read More

New Music Giveaway The Kids Are All Id by Randy Kaplan Randy Kaplan has released a new family CD, The Kids Are All Id, and we have a signed copy to giveaway to one luck family!   Deadline to enter to win is Wednesday, June 2nd 2010. Details below. ABOUT RANDY KAPLAN’S NEW CD Randy’s 3rd not-JUST-for-kids CD is here!  It features all-time classics like Forever Young (by Bob Dylan),  I Got Plenty… Read More

HILLTOWN FAMILY VARIETY SHOW Randy Kaplan Co-hosts WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio Northampton, MA Saturday mornings from 9-10am 01/03/09 (encore 01/17/09) PLAYLIST request a song | subscribe to free podcast archived shows | contests | myspace | facebook Big thank you to Randy Kaplan for making the trip to Western Mass to co-host HFVS. The show was a ton of fun with lots of great music, live performances,… Read More

SUGGEST AN EVENT If you have a family-friendly event or educational program happening in Western Massachusetts that you’d like to let us know about, post your event on our “Suggest An Event” page. HILLTOWN FAMILY VARIETY SHOW This Saturday from 9-10am, Randy Kaplan co-hosts this weeks episode of the Hilltown Family Variety Show.  Featuring music live in studio, a world premiere and great music by Bob Dylan, Billy Jones, Groucho Marx, Truckstop… Read More

Randy Kaplan in Florence at Cup & Top Please join us at the Cup and Top Cafe in Florence today, Wednesday Dec. 3rd @ 4pm for a free after-school kids concert by singer/songwriter Randy Kaplan. Randy Kaplan is a New York and California-based songwriter known for his incisive lyrics and songs which blend American roots, folk, alternative, and pop. Kaplan’s children’s CDs have been praised and recommended by New York Magazine, Time… Read More

Randy Kaplan: Loquat Rooftop THIS WEEKS CONTEST This past weekend we were in Brooklyn for Stink, a musical showcase of music for families (we’ll post more about that later). At Stink Randy Kaplan performend “No Nothing” off of his new album Loquat Rooftop. Loved it. Love the album too, listening to it all the way back home to Western Mass. – This week we’re offering it up to one lucky family to… Read More

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