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What brought you to hosting a show on WICN? Why do you love being on the air? In 2004, I was doing a WICN Brown Bag Lunch concert at Mechanics Hall with my band, Evil Gal. GM Brian Barlow and I were standing onstage talking about the late Mai Cramer (beloved blues show host on […]

1) What brought you to hosting a show on WICN? Why do you love being on the air? For example, were you a regular listener and/or member? Did you have a background in radio previously?  I discovered WICN in 1999 on my way home from my “day job” (more on that in question 4) in […]

Liz Fay Correspondent for Worcester Magazine At his HHiL recording studio, Dante Babb has had a front-row seat to both the talent and ambition of Worcester’s music community.  As the owner and chief audio engineer at HHiL, Babb is a popular go-to among current artists, particularly for creatives coming up in the hip-hop and pop genres. As […]

What brought you to hosting a show on WICN? Why do you love being on the air?I moved into Worcester proper in the summer of 2007. I had been listening to The Folk Revival on WICN on and off—I love folk music and I was working on a book about folk music. I had known […]

What brought you to hosting a show on WICN? Why do you love being on the air?I’m a lifelong lover of radio and always imagined myself putting together playlists and spinning tracks. In college (1969-73), I had a prime-time (i.e. 10 PM – 2 AM) “progressive music” show on WESU, 88.1 on your dial from […]

What brought you to hosting a show on WICN? Why do you love being on the air?A roommate of mine, who was at WPI at the time, told me about this new station on campus (WICN) and convinced me to get involved. Production was a small room not much bigger than a phone booth. I […]

What brought you to hosting a show on WICN? Why do you love being on the air?Playing and listening to jazz have been central to my life since I began learning the clarinet and saxophone in grade school in Needham in the 1960s and 70s. I devoured every book on jazz in the Needham Public […]

What brought you to hosting a show on WICN? Why do you love being on the air? My induction into the WICN fold started back 2003, soon after moving up from Florida. As I was driving up I-290, scanning the radio stations in the car, I came across some pretty cool jazz at the 90.5 […]

What brought you to hosting a show on WICN? Why do you love being on the air? I am a longtime listener of WICN. I had recently retired from teaching high school Biology and was helping on the family farm in southern Illinois when I got a call from my cousin Mauro DePasquale, asking if I […]

What brought you to hosting a show on WICN? Why do you love being on the air? I first became aware of WICN in the late ‘70s, when I was about 3 years old (Editor’s note: Ed is joking). My mother was an ardent fan of the station and had it on from morning till […]


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