WRVR New York – Hour of Jazz 10-3-2019

The New York Mets fired their manager Mickey Callaway after a season of promise and disappointment. As we look to the future, let’s celebrate with some of my old WRVR jazz favorites courtesy of Joe Bev. WRVR 106.7 FM, commercial Jazz station in New York City, 1970’s G. Keith Alexander – WRVR Host Commercials Playlist: Return to Forever – 500 Miles High Weather Report – … Continue reading WRVR New York – Hour of Jazz 10-3-2019

WRVR New York – Hour of Jazz 9-24-2019

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Miracle Mets, who on this night in 1969 clinched the NL Eastern Division title, with some throwback ‘RVR sounds courtesy of Joe Bev. WRVR 106.7 FM, commercial Jazz station in New York City, circa 1970s Les Davis – WRVR Host 1978 Air Check (first 10 minutes) Playlist: Gil Scott Heron – The Bottle Weather Report – River People Steely … Continue reading WRVR New York – Hour of Jazz 9-24-2019

WRVR New York – Hour of Latin Jazz

Recreating the Sunday Salsa Show, courtesy of Joe Bev: WRVR 106.7 FM, commercial Jazz station in New York City, 1970s Roger Dawson – WRVR Host Playlist: Chico O’Farrill – Havana Blues Commercials Tito Puente – Oye Como Va Willie Bobo – Spanish Grease Tito Puente – Take Five Chick Corea – Armando’s Rhumba Return to Forever – Spain Dexter Gordon – Blue Bosa Mongo Santamaria … Continue reading WRVR New York – Hour of Latin Jazz

WRVR New York – Hour of Jazz

Courtesy of Joe Bev, and hosted by the legendary Les Davis, an eclectic hour of ‘RVR style programming. Your comments are welcome. WRVR 106.7 FM, commercial Jazz station in New York City, circa 1970’s Les Davis – WRVR Host Playlist: The Crusaders – Put It Where You Want It Weather Report – Teen Town Michael Franks – When the Cookie Jar is Empty Gil Scott … Continue reading WRVR New York – Hour of Jazz

WRVR Sunday Salsa Show – Flashback

Courtesy of Joe Bev, we pay homage to the great 70’s broadcasts hosted by “Rogelio” Dawson: WRVR 106.7 FM, commercial Jazz station in New York City, 1970s Roger Dawson – WRVR Sunday Salsa Show Host Commercials Tito Puente – Bam Baram Bam Tito Puente – Coco Seco Antonio Carlos Jobim – Dindi Michael Franks – Down in Brazil Sergio Mendes and Brasil ’77 – The … Continue reading WRVR Sunday Salsa Show – Flashback

WRVR Jazz NY – Joe Bev

There are fans, and then there are FANS, and Joe Bevilacqua, or Joe Bev for short, is a huge fan of the old New York jazz station. Joe has combined 10 hours of music from his collection with air checks featuring on-air personalities and period commercials to recreate the WRVR listener experience. Let us know what you think… Here is the playlist, along with Joe’s disclaimer: … Continue reading WRVR Jazz NY – Joe Bev

WRVR Jazz NY – Dave Valentin

WRVR featured some great Latin Jazz and crossover Latin artists. Flautist Dave Valentin was part of the regular rotation and was equally adept playing traditional jazz as he was performing his unique salsa inspired originals and covers. I first heard Valentin featured on Angela Bofill’s debut album Angie on GRP Records, the label that best represented the “RVR sound with artists such as Bofill and … Continue reading WRVR Jazz NY – Dave Valentin

WRVR Jazz NY – Citizens for Jazz

While Salsa Meets Jazz was an immensely popular musical series at The Village Gate in NYC, Jazz and litigation was not a successful mix for the Citizens for Jazz on WRVR who petitioned against the FCC in 1985 “to deny the application of Riverside Broadcasting Company, Inc. (“Riverside”) for a radio broadcasting license renewal.” The petition illustrates the passion fans had for their station, and … Continue reading WRVR Jazz NY – Citizens for Jazz

WRVR Jazz NY – Recipe for Success

WRVR was on to something. The hasty decision to abandon ship, after painstaking research and experimentation, remains a mystery nearly forty years later. WRVR’s popularity and loyal following was well noted by WBGO, and when jazz suddenly vanished from 106.7 FM, on September 8, 1980, the fledgling public radio station seized the opportunity to fill the void, and expanded from part-time to around-the-clock broadcasting. The bold and fortuitous decision enabled WBGO … Continue reading WRVR Jazz NY – Recipe for Success