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Author Skip Dillard

  • Skip Dillard

    Operations Manager - WBLS / WLIB

 

Winter 2013/2014, Gone but NOT Forgotten

Blame Global Warming or just a very bad winter in exchange for the mild ones of the past two years. Either way, this one took us down to the wire. From lack of rock salt to snow-blowers breaking down due to the load required of them. And of course, transit/traffic and flight delays reminded us more of Hurricane Sandy than our usual winters of recent past. Read more...

FEELING LIKE CHRISTMAS!

There’s nothing like a good dose of Christmas music to put you in the Spirit of the Season!   As we move quickly towards Christmas Day I thought I’d write down my all time favorite Christmas play-list.  I’d love to hear about your favorites as well.  Email me at SkipDillard@wbls.com
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Concerts I'll Never Forget

Growing up in a family of music lovers, I’d often marvel at the stories of my parents about artists I’d never get a chance to see. My father would talk about the talents of Sam Cooke and Duke Ellington, while mom remembers fondly the first time as a teenager seeing a James Brown show. Read more...

So long! Another Summer’s come and gone!

So as the kids go back to school and the fashions we see on the streets slowly begin to look a little warmer, we say so long to a quite memorable summer. Read more...

Let the Music Play On

While taping for an interview for the UK’s BBC Radio, I was asked about the recent passing of Jazz/R&B artists Donald Byrd and Cecil Womack and who would replace the continuing losses of artists, song writers and producers that shaped Black Music. Read more...

A YEAR IN R&B

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A TRUE SEASON FOR GIVING

If we’ve learned anything from Sandy, it’s that we see how quickly things can get out of hand. Read more...

Looking for Leadership

As I sat in the dark, writing on my half-charged I Pad just after the storm, I wondered how the events of Monday October 29th would shape a week that was supposed to be occupied by complete immersion in the November 6th Presidential Election. Read more...

Who's Bad

I can’t believe it’s been 25 years since the release of Michael Jackson’s 1987 album release, “Bad”. As Spike Lee gets set to unveil his documentary “Bad 25”, I’m still amazed at how the Michael Jackson of the 80’s changed the music industry. Read more...