—————–=[ Special Programs ]=—————–
These one-time shows are listed in the order they were created and aired.
Halloween 2016 — WBOO, the Spooky Station
The station set up a tent near the Cedar Street trick-or-treat area and invited children to play radio host by recording their jokes and comments. This was a community building event, designed to let the people of Belfast know about the new station, which was not then on the air. These clips have been broadcast on our Saturday morning children’s program, “The Octopus’s Garden”
December 17th, 2016 — Launch Day
WBFY began broadcasting at noon on a snowy Saturday, with an eight-hour marathon show and party. In addition to interviews with station sponsors and personnel, many local musical groups performed live on the air.
[These clips are the edited versions later re-broadcast on Live & Local.]
— Jim Hyland // Jeff King // Eric Greene and Friends
— Cantankerous (duo: Doug Nye, Pam Shulub)
— Rural Electric (acoustic version: Alan Gibson, Andrew Carpenter)
— Bill and Sarah Smith, with Jim Hyland
— Electric Bonfire (four wild things in a jam band)
— Rosey Geary (solo, country)
— ‘Ando’ Anderson and Friends (Christmas music)
— The Pinwheel Brothers (acoustic trio)
New Years by the Bay
Every New Years Eve music events are held all over downtown Belfast. WBFY recorded many of these and broadcast them (with an hour delay) as part of our second marathon show. The quality of the recordings varies considerably, from highly professional audio created by Ned Lightner of Belfast Community Television, to recordings made on a hand-held device by Petra Hall.
[These clips are the edited versions later re-broadcast on the ‘Live & Local’ show.]
— The Gawler Family Band
— Mes Amis, gypsy jazz: Part One, Part Two
— Katadin Valley Boys, bluegrass
— Belfast Bay Fiddlers, traditional fiddle music
— Hawk Henry, Native American flute
— The Sauternes: Part One, Part Two
— People of Earth: Part One, Part Two
Black History Month Special
Blues and the Voices of the Civil Rights Movement
This show was produced by host Mary Oishi of KUNM at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. It consists of a selection of blues music, overlaid with famous voices from the civil rights movement. It was edited for replay on WBFY by Vic Tredwell, with permission of the original production team.
Winfield Campgrounds Special
The Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kansas is the home to the National Championships of many acoustic instruments. The level of musicianship in the camps surrounding the fairgrounds is very high. In September, 2017, Live & Local host Vic Tredwell spent several days in Winfield, recording many kinds of music around the campfires. This show was sent over the internet from Kansas and heard in Belfast the evening that the Festival closed.