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Reed Hessler

Reed Hessler

About Reed

Reed is WBJC's evening host. His full bio can be read here.

Mar. 07 2014

Friday, 3/7/14, 8:15-11:59PM

By Reed Hessler | Posted in Host Blogs, WBJC Listener's Choice | No Comments

8:00 PM            10176 Robert Schumann               Symphony in g “Zwickauer”               Capriccio  10094 COND Sir Neville Marriner          Sir  Neville  MAIR iner ORCH Radio Symph Orch of Stuttgart 17:23    C  1 5-6 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8:21 PM            10576 Federico Mompou               Intimate Impressions                    Naxos      8554570 SOLO Jordi Maso, piano 19:19    C  1 25-33 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8:41 PM            606 Ludwig van Beethoven          Album […]

Dec. 13 2013

Playlist Friday, 12/13/13, 8:20PM-11:59PM

By Reed Hessler | Posted in Host Blogs, Playlists, WBJC Listener's Choice | 1 Comment

8:00 PM            42817 Joseph Haydn                  Awake, o my faithful ones in G HOB 24 DeHarm Mundi 901765 COND Andreas Spering ORCH Cappella Coloniensis SOLO Vocal Ensemble of Cologne SOLO Sunhae Im, soprano SOLO Johanna Stojkovic, soprano SOLO Max Ciolek, tenor 18:37    C  1 1-6 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8:22 PM            1158 Antonin Dvorak                Slavonic Dance No.  8 in […]

Sep. 11 2013

Yo Lassus! Long time no see.

By Reed Hessler | Posted in Host Blogs | No Comments

  Revisiting a great work of art years after one’s first acquaintance with it is like revisiting an old friend. The passage of time changes people but not art, so our reacquaintance with a work beloved in our past tells us as much about ourselves as it does about the art object. Of course, the […]

Jul. 04 2013

Could “Mad Men” Be the Greatest Show in Television History?

By Reed Hessler | Posted in Host Blogs | No Comments

Mad Men finished its sixth and penultimate season on AMC a week ago Sunday. My wife and I have not stopped talking about it since. The last image before the credits roll of fourteen year old Sally Draper exchanging glances with her father Don Draper will stay in my mind for some time to come. […]

Feb. 14 2013

Jazz Great Trumpeter Donald Byrd Dies at 80

By Reed Hessler | Posted in Host Blogs | 1 Comment

      I was saddened Monday to learn of the death of jazz trumpeter Donald Byrd at the age of 80. He was an all time jazz great by any standards. I became an avid Byrd listener a decade ago when I discovered the treasure trove of hard bop jazz recordings made by the […]

Jan. 30 2013

Conversation with a Listener. Brahms vs. Wagner

By Reed Hessler | Posted in Host Blogs | 1 Comment

                                        Last week I received a series of emails from a listener inquiring about the difference between Brahms and Wagner. I thought it would be interesting to share these postings with you. The listener will remain anonymous out […]

Jan. 07 2013

Sibelius Rocks (Part 1?)

By Reed Hessler | Posted in Host Blogs | 1 Comment

    Sibelius Rocks. I like him better than my argyle socks. At half past three, I heard him played on WBJC.   Sibelius Rules. But years ago he wasn’t taught in schools. A haughty bunch Of critics thought that he was out to lunch.   Sibelius Reigns. His music conjures lands of fiords and […]

Oct. 31 2012

Top 5 – Halloween Movies (Part 2)

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4) The Old Dark House, 1932, directed by James Whale, starring Boris Karloff, Melvyn Douglas, Charles Laughton, Gloria Stuart, Ernest Thesiger, Raymond Massey, and Elspeth Dudgeon The most acclaimed horror films from the early days of sound were those produced by Universal Pictures in the early 1930’s: Frankenstein, Dracula, The Mummy, The Invisible Man, and The […]

Oct. 25 2012

Top 5 – Halloween Movies (Part 1)

By Reed Hessler | Posted in Host Blogs | 1 Comment

Since Halloween is near, I thought I would share with you my top five favorite horror movies. We certainly have come a long way since I was a child in terms of what is permissable for public viewing. The other day I saw the rotting corpse of a zombie from The Walking Dead on the front […]

Oct. 16 2012

Top 5 – Not

By Reed Hessler | Posted in Host Blogs | 2 Comments

Here are my top five reasons for not doing a top five: 1) I take forever to make up my mind.                                                                                 2) Once I make up my mind, I don’t have five things but twenty.                                                                        3) I drive my wife crazy for the next three days obsessing over what I’m going to say.                           4) I’m […]