Classic FM began Thanksgiving weekend in 1979 in New Jersey at Trenton State College’s WTSR. It was developed in tribute to the slow disappearance of album oriented progressive radio formats, featuring many genres such as rock, folk, fusion, Canterbury, power pop and more. Over the years I collected and ammassed music in my home, also collecting rarities and b-sides, etc. I moved to other stations, both non commercial and commercial. I’ve had some excellent mentors and friends along the way, including our own Michael Tearson who spent over 40 years as a Philadelphia radio “friend” to every listener, acheiving legend status early on, and continues his artistry in several media forms. The late Ed Sciaky, another Philly legend, had been a friend and mentor as well. Countless other media heroes and heroines gave me a drive to pursue this and it’s all, really, in tribute to them that I continue “Classic FM” with such passion. Speaking of Michael Tearson, he introduced me to RTDS and, in March of 2010 was accepted into their eclectic home.
I’ve also met and interviewed many established and new artists over the years, many of whom have played live on the show, some of which you can hear On Demand here at RTDS in my segment called “In The Studio,” to which I’ll add more segments in time. Cheers!
Gene Godfrey, Host/Producer of “Classic FM.”
The Album-Friendly Intimacy Of Progressive FM Radio Since 1979
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