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Sunday, July 14, 2024


WIUJ, 102.9 FM is now airing a syndicated radio music show called the Putumayo World Music Hour. The show can be listened to from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays.
Station Managing Director Leo Moron said, "this is part of our work to improve programming at WIUJ-FM." Steve Bornn, president of the Cause Effective Program said this type of Caribbean-influenced music is hot right now and "shows no sign of dying." Bornn is coordinating the program of Putumayo music.
According to a release, the radio show is produced out of San Francisco music station KFOG. The show is hosted by KFOG radio personality Rosalie Howarth and Putumayo music lable founder Dan Storper.
Storper, who owns ethnic inspired clothing boutiques of the same name, termed his music label after the Putumayo River in the Andes Mountians. He said he came up with the idea when boutique patrons started asking for the music he was playing in his stores.
The show, which is now heard in over 70 markets, will feature music legends such as Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, Miriam Makeba, Tabou Combo, Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff and current stars like the Buena Social Club, Richardo Lemvo, Cesaria Evora and Malavoi.
Listeners can also expect to hear guest appearances from world music enthusiasts such as Peter Gabriel, David Byrne, Carlos Santana, Quincy Jones, Bonnie Raitt and Joan Osborne, according to the release.
For more information on Putumayo go to www.putumayo.com. For information on WIUJ-FM call Bornn at 777-5177 or Moron at 777-9485.

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