Music You Can't Hear on the Radio

with John Weingart

33⅓+ years on WPRB in Princeton, NJ
Sunday Evenings from 7:00-10:00 PM

Send New Music

I am always happy to hear music that performers, record labels or others like and think might fit well on Music You Can't Hear On The Radio. Below are some parameters of my taste and, therefore, what I am most likely to play on my show:

  • Country Blues, Old-Timey, and Bluegrass (both traditional and progressive) but also Singer-Songwriters, Traditional Folk, and Jambands.
  • Interesting versions of older folk songs and blues
  • Songs about unusual people or events,
  • Songs about history or politics that are informed and clever rather than pedantic and heavy-handed.
  • Songs about New Jersey or from musicians who live or were raised in the Garden State.
  • Anything - sung or spoken - that is funny.
  • Music from artists who will soon be performing in New Jersey, Bucks County or Philadelphia.

On the other hand, as a disc jockey born in 1948, I am rarely moved by new love songs from singer-songwriters much younger than I am, nor do I tend to play songs about Texas or about the life of musicians on the road.

To gain more of a sense of my taste, please look at some of the Radio Playlists and Recommended CDs sections of this website. Also, please note that I am not a critic. If I don't play a particular album or artist, it could be that I didn't like it, but more likely it just means I didn't manage to fit it in. And take solace in the fact that very little music that I like has ever achieved any significant commercial success.

Please send music you would like me to hear as snail-mailed CDs with information about where the musician(s) grew up and now lives, and in what parts of the country/world they tour, and when the album was recorded and released.

John Weingart
79 Rittenhouse Road
Stockton, NJ 08559