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Thursday, August 10, on Captain Phil's Planet


THURSDAY, AUGUST 10, 2017
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This Thursday Captain Phil's Planet visits three major upcoming Music Festivals and then goes to the final frontier! 

The Captain will feature music from the upcoming Progday in Chapel Hill, North Carolina (Labor Day Weekend), The WUSB Benefest at Katies in Smithtown (September 9th and 10th) and will have in studio Bill Ayasse and Greg talking about the Great Eastern Music Festival at Montauk Point on September 16th. 

If that blows your mind, we will also be talking to Captain Phil's buddy Roy Bjellquist about TREKONDEROGA 2017, taking place August 25 - 27. 

Dave Thompson on The Stony Brook Jamboree Monday 8/14 from 6-8 pm

Dave has performed with many legendary bluegrass musicians over the years, and was a mainstay of the San Francisco bluegrass scene as a member of High Country in the 1970’s. Dave found his voice and unique flatpicking style with the likes of Laurie Lewis, Frank Wakefield, and was a member of Kenny Kosek’s band Angelwood. Mr. Thompson will discuss his time in California and Nashville, including many stories regarding such greats as Tony Rice, Clarence White, Rose Maddox, Vern Williams, Norman Blake, and many more.

“Dave Thompson is easily the best bluegrass guitarist I’ve ever played with. Dave can make any five musicians sound like a powerhouse bluegrass band.”  -Jim Moss, High Country Fiddle Player and Nashville Session Fiddler

Make sure to tune into hear this native Long Islander share his experiences as one of the country’s leading flat picking guitarists in his time.

Peter, Paul and Mary’s Peter Yarrow on Tom Needham’s The Sounds of Film

THURSDAY, AUGUST 3, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT

Legendary musician, activist and writer, Peter Yarrow, will be Tom Needham’s guest this Thursday on WUSB’s The Sounds of Film.

For more information, visit http://www.longisland.com/news/08-02-17/peter-paul-and-marys-peter-yarro...

Fiske Hanley on The Bayou

THURSDAY, JULY 20, 2017
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM EDT

Tune in Thursday evening July 20th for a new installment of “Witness to History” when World War II B-29 Superfortress Flight Engineer Fiske Hanley II joins Chris LaPorta on “The Bayou”. Learn about Fiske’s introduction to flight, service in the US Air Force, bombing raids over mainland Japan and Iwo Jima, being shot down and taken prisoner by the dreaded Japanese Kempeitai where he endured and survived treatment as a “Special Prisoner” similar to his friend Louis Zamperini of “Unbroken” fame. At the young age of 97 Fiske continues to share his story of service and heroism in his book “Accused American War Criminal”. Tune in Thursday night between 8:00 and 10:00 PM for more History on the airwaves of on WUSB 90.1 FM and www.wusb.fm.

Long Island’s Academy Award Winning Filmmakers, Todd and Jedd Wider, on Tom Needham’s The Sounds of Film


THURSDAY, JULY 20, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT

Long Island’s award-winning filmmakers, Todd and Jedd Wider, will be joining Tom Needham this Thursday on WUSB’s The Sounds of Film. In addition, to mark the anniversary of TWA Flight 800’s tragic explosion over Long Island’s water, the show will feature an interview with director of ‘TWA Flight 800,’ Kristina Borjensen.

For more information, visit http://www.longisland.com/news/07-20-17/long-islands-academy-award-winni...