Thomas Scott

January 1, 1997

Post #527 – 19970101

Dear Mr. Pinkwater:

I really enjoyed your recent report about the radio station that plays old 78s. I would love to get some cassettes of their broadcasts if it is possible. Can you provide the station’s address, phone number, or email address so I can contact it?

Daniel replies:

Thanks for saying you liked my radio piece about WHVW. I will explain what it is here, for those who didn't hear it:

In Poughkeepsie, New York, of all places, there is an AM radio station (950 can hear it all the way to Yonkers and almost all the way to Albany). It is run by a guy named J.P. Ferraro--he plays old hillbilly, old blues, and old rhythm-and-blues--much of it on the original 78's. This goes on all day, and then it changes to classical music (sometimes on 78's too!) for a few hours at night. The music he chooses is really remarkable, and there's a wonderful mix. I think he could be talked into making cassettes, if there is demand. He's a nice guy. Call him up. (914) 471-9500. I'd like to see college and public radio stations take some programming from him, or maybe on the internet. Living here in the Hudson Valley has become a lot more pleasant since he started broadcasting.


316 Main Mall

Poughkeepsie, NY 12601