I’ve listened to Rich Conaty most Sunday nights for maybe 25 years now. He didn’t know me, but I feel like I knew him some. He was always there as the week came to its close when I knew I’d have to be getting up in the morning and doing it all again soon. Sadly, Rich won’t be getting up anymore and this is just a quick post of remembrance for him. He will live on in the WFUV collections of the Big Broadcast he compiled over the years and I’m sure I will be listening to them in years to come and thinking of him. If you can’t tune into WFUV locally, you can certainly stream them over the internet. I’ve been pitching the Big Broadcast to folks for years as a great education in the music of the 19 teens, twenties, and thirties and while I will continue to do so now it will be bittersweet. Thanks for all the great tunes, Rich!
In Memory of Rich Conaty, the Big Broadcast WFUV, 90.7 FM NY