Archive for the ‘Radio’ Category

June LeBell, long-time, award-winning broadcaster with WQXR in New York City, to air new radio program on WSMR

February 4th, 2014Posted by admin

Exciting news for Sarasota, Tampa and much of the Florida West Coast, as well as fans of great music and classic conversations, June LeBell will be hosting a new one-hour program of musical conversations starting in October. She’ll host, produce and book the guests on her show. And the performers and musicians she features will be from all over the world with a good mix of local and world-renowned talent. Her first guest will be Marilyn Horne, the world famous Met Opera mezzo. The program will air Sundays from 4PM – 5PM, starting in October, with a repeat the following week, and will  be streamed over WSMR.org,  for those not in WSMR’s large listening area of the west coast of Florida.

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Julia Child on June LeBell’s “Kitchen Classics,” heard on WQXR in the early 1990s

November 6th, 2011Posted by admin

Below you can listen to the second of two programs featuring Julia Child on June LeBell’s “Kitchen Classics,” heard on WQXR in the early 1990s:

“Kitchen Classics,” a 30 minute musical cooking program hosted and produced by June LeBell, was heard on WQXR-AM Mondays through Fridays for more than a year and a half in the early 1990s. In the course of the series, June spoke with some 500 of the world’s greatest chefs, cookbook authors and restaurateurs who loved great music, and world famous musicians who loved great food. For about a half hour each day, they talked about their favorite recipes while June set them to music. It was a fun program with a large following and the music ranged from serious arias and chamber works performed by the guests (live or recorded), to terrible puns on food like a chopped chicken liver recipe which was backed by music by “Frederic Choppin,” played by Emanuel Ax, and a bagel recipe, which inspired a Beethoven “Bageltelle.” After the program left the air, June took 150 of the recipes she’d collected and put them into her cookbook, “Kitchen Classics from the Philharmonic,” with 50 illustrations by Al Hirschfeld, suggestions for music to accompany the recipes and stories about each of the musicians whose recipes were used. Doubleday published the hardcover book in honor of the 150th anniversary of the New York Philharmonic. Although it’s out of print, copies can still be found at www.amazon.com.

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Radiothon 1982

March 25th, 2010Posted by admin

Radiothon 1982

WQXR-NY Philharmonic Radiothon, 1982, featuring (clockwise) June LeBell, Martin Bookspan (Voice of NY Philharmonic), Edward Alley (Manager of NY Philharmonic, to become June's husband 27 years later), Nick Webster, Bob Sherman (WQXR Program Director), Tony Rudel (son of conductor Julius Rudel)

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