"Plenty of 'OH! Wow!" moments in this one". - Fred Migliore Host of FM Odyssey
Rita Coolidge & Fred Migliore sat down and talked about her new CD' 'Safe In The Arms Of Time'. "I call it her Tapestry album!" says Fred.
Produced by the legendary Ross Hogarth with essential writing credits from Graham Nash, Keb Mo (plus duet) Stan Lynch (Don Henley's writing partner & Tom Petty's drummer for last 17 years) and many more.
In addition, Rita shares her stories & the music from the legendary bands she toured with. Starting out as a backup singer for 'Delaney & Bonnie & Friends' with Eric Clapton & George Harrison (1969). Touring with Joe Cocker & Leon Russell on 'Mad Dogs & Englishmen' (1970). Writing the piano instrumental at the end of Layla (Derrick & The Dominos) and never getting credit.
What it's like to have one of the greatest love songs ever, written for you. Her debut solo album in 1971. Her albums while married to Kris Kristofferson., Her Platinum album 'Anytime. . . Anywhere. . .' and more.
FM Odyssey Remembers Robert Kennedy On 50th Anniversary Of His Death. Plus New Album Releases, Vintage Vinyl, Great Conversation & More!
The distance between an event that is etched in our minds and the time that has passed can sometimes be a scary realization. Such is the case of Robert Kennedy.
I was less than a month into my 10th year & didn't quite grasp the reality of what had just happened. Distracted by the more peaceful findings that occupied my world.
It took a few years for me to understand the consequences of his death as well as Martin's & John's.
I remember David Crosby telling me that he wrote the song "Long Time Gone", the night of Robert Kennedy's assassination & how the vision of what they were all fighting had begun to vanish.
So here we are. 50 years later.
In the first part of the THIRD hour you'll hear the words of Robert Kennedy and what he stood for. Reinforced with music that will reconnect the dots.
The first two hours will bring you a peaceful distraction from our world. A time out, if you will, to daydream and wander aimlessly.
Pete Fornatale On FM Odyssey Radio - First Song He Played On Mixed Bag AND Clip From His Interview With Harry Chapin!!
Growing up listening to him and then having him as a close friend for the last years of his life gave us a lot of time to play both on & off the radio!
He flew down to Florida for my birthday one year and of course we had to do my 'FM Odyssey' show! My co-producer, Paul Porzio flew in from DC to join us as well.
In this clip, Pete shares the dilemma he had of choosing a theme song for the first 'Mixed Bag 'Radio program & how Harry Chapin's divine intervention solved the problem.
Plus, a segment from an interview Pete did with Harry that was found after 25 years!.
Enjoy - Fred
Remembering Richie Havens On The 5th Anniversary Of His Death On Earth Day, April 22nd 2013 - & Story About Being The 1st Performer At Woodstock In 1969 & The Song Freedom That Came From It.
From my Interview with Richie Havens and the story of the song "Freedom", that ended his 2:45 minute first set at Woodstock in 1969.
We'll close out the year in grand style. Including several hours of nothing but live performances. Enjoy and Happy New Year!
Tired of hearing the same old Christmas songs for the past several months?
Not on this show!
Instead, thought provoking songs to paint visual landscapes of the holiday season that will make you feel it more than all the Christmas songs you've ever heard in your life!
The true spirit of the season done right!
Dedicated to Zero Migliore
Alison started her first radio gig on July 4th, 1966 as part of the new line-up of disc jockeys for the newly launched rock station WNEW-FM.
The station hired an all-female staff that was marketed as "sexpot radio".
Alison was chosen as one of the final four selected out of 800 women that applied.
She worked from 2- 7 PM.
After a year and a half, the station decided to dump the format and move to a progressive rock format and Alison was the only host they asked to stay.
As the sad anniversary of her passing comes around again, it’s also a perfect excuse to hear this interview from 1992 that I did with Alison. It was called "The Rise & Fall of FM Radio - The Glory Days".
In it, I interviewed three of New York's finest radio pioneers that helped create the legacy that WNEW-FM would become back in the late 60's-early 70's. Jonathan Schwartz, Pete Fornatale and Alison Steele.
I asked each of them to tell me their stories about how they arrived at WNEW-FM and what they experienced while making history together.
This post features my audio interview with Alison including some of her favorite songs interspersed throughout.
If it weren't for the huge influence they had on me growing up, I would have never been able to look back at the past 26 years (as of this post) of carrying the torch for them on my radio show FM Odyssey.
Enjoy this bit of "Edutainment’!
A musical journey through the physical, emotional and mental erosion of waiting in the cross hairs of a hurricane.
FM Odyssey uses the music to feel all the emotions to help heal before and after the hurricane passes.
Sending light and love to all who are in the path.
In 2011, Glen and I sat down together to do this interview. With Alzheimer's becoming very apparent, it was the most difficult interview to prepare for.
Being so conscious of making sure I positioned it in a way that we could both fully engage in a meaning full conversation.
This interview has never seen the light of day until now.
Enjoy and let us cherish another blessing that contributed to the soundtrack of our lives.
I knew I wanted to be like him, when I was 10!
Listening to Pete Fornatale doing a commercial on WNEW-FM in NY, for the Woodstock Music & Art Fair in 1969.
I never let that dream go and in 1991, I created my own radio show, based in Melbourne, FL., that reflected as closely as possible, the sound & delivery of the original Golden Age of WNEW-FM.
The original name of my show was 'Another Unconventional Sunday Morning' (1991-2001) and was changed to FM Odyssey when it became nationally syndicated after a very successful tribute show to the legendary Laura Nyro.
Through my 25 year journey on the radio, I met and interviewed many of my mentors and teachers. Jonathan Schwartz, Alison Steele, Pete Fornatale, to name a few. I studied them for years.
As the story goes, Pete and I became really good friends for the last 17 years of his life.
I was a guest on his show many times and he was a guest on mine.
Our 5 PM phone calls on Friday from where I was in Florida, to where he was in NY, led to discussions about what was happening in our personal lives, as well as what he was planning for his Mixed Bag show on Saturday and what I was going to do on FM Odyssey, the following morning.
In 2009, Pete was my guest for my 40th Anniversary of Woodstock show, completing the circle that started when I was 10!
This hour long archive from my private FM Odyssey collection, are highlights of a 3 hour show Pete and I did along with my co-producer, Paul Porzio, when Pete came to Florida to help me celebrate my 50th birthday.
The anniversary of Pete's passing is April 26th. (2012) 5 years ago, as of the time of this writing.
He continues to inspire me each week and I am so grateful that stations and listeners like you, have made it possible for FM Odyssey to be heard on Public and Community radio stations all over the country.
Oh! And why doesn't FM Odyssey air on a New York radio station? Because that was a silent and respectful understanding that Pete and I had.
I know you will enjoy this as much as we did, being in the moment. - Fred Migliore 4/25/17