"It features many clips the two of us did on each other's radio shows throughout the years".
I did this 3 hour tribute to Pete, the month after he passed on April 26th, 2012 and aired it on Memorial Day weekend in May.
When I heard him do his Woodstock commercial on WNEW-FM, New York in August of 1969, I knew at 10 years old I wanted to be like him when I grew up.
Fast forward 40 years and he was MY guest on MY 40th Anniversary of Woodstock show!!
He became my friend in 1995 & we had a really close relationship for the remainder of his life.
Pete, it's hard to believe its been 10 years that you've been gone. I guess its because you are constantly with me each and every week, helping me create new FM Odyssey shows.
Without you, my life would be blank and so would this page - Fred Migliore
4/27/2019 10:49:07 pm
Fred, we grew up with some of the great radio artists located in the NY tri-state area. Hall of Famers. What distinguished Pete was his ability to merge genres, his mixed bag of music. It was more than music, we know, as he brought so much of the American culture into his weekly themes. Underlying this hundreds of sets was his dispelling the notion that we have guilty pleasures, as they are called. There are no guilty pleasures because the music we like is as personal to us, and valid, as are the foods we select to eat. The Beach Boys, segue to Sinatra, pivot to Tom Paxton, move into the Blues Project, take a turn to the Association, round it out with a visit with Poco...........thank you for continuing the tradition of embracing music, and for representing the love and respect we all had for Pete..and for allowing us to mourn, and celebrate, Pete...together.
4/28/2019 08:49:46 am
At the time, I was so mystified Phoebe Snow no longer recording. So wonderful to hear her voice again
4/28/2019 09:08:15 am
Wayne, I produced a benefit concert series in the early 2000's, and I was in touch with Phoebe's management about her joining one. I can't tell you the thrill I had when a message on my phone was from her, she hadn't yet said her name, but her speaking voice was so so Phoebe......QUESTION to Fred: Fred, as a kid listening to CSN, Phoebe, Beatles Dylan, on and on, one would think you were excited meeting these people, having them on for an interview of course. BUT, were there a few who left you almost speechless, something about their presence, what they had meant to you as well, that made meeting a few of them unlike the thrill you already had while you were establishing yourself as a radio artist ?
4/26/2022 11:59:24 am
Fred: I found the link to this on Alan Sniffen’s NY Radio History Board.
Fred, thank you for these heartwarming memories. I spent the first 52 years of my life in northern New Jersey started by listening to WABeatlesC until I stumbled upon NEW and Pete. I loved listening to Mixed Bag and Saturday Morning 60's. It was wonderful to hear his voice and so many great memories. Thank you Fred.
5/8/2022 02:14:44 pm
Dear Fred, thank you very much for sharing this program with us. Mr. Fornatale was a NYC area radio treasure for almost 5 decades and one of the best FM interviewers I ever have heard. He (along with the rest of the WNEW-FM airstaff and my parents) turned me on to so much wonderful music. Thanks again for the joyful memories. Take care and stay well.
8/29/2022 08:55:53 am
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