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WBOI Jazz Host Unwinds For The Weekend With Friday Vibe

Andy Laverghetta
Bill Forsythe, in the WBOI air studio, getting down in the groove and ready to present another edition of Friday Vibe.

To volunteer show host, Bill Forsythe, unwinding for the weekend means serving up a freeform mix of jazz-driven music, which he does, every other Friday night, on WBOI's "Friday Vibe."

Forsythe's turns in the air studio alternate with those of his long time co-host, Bruce Reidenbach, and their mission is to present, as they call it, three hours of music that is easy to listen to, but definitely not "easy listening."

As part of her monthly "Behind the Mic" series, WBOI's Julia Meek invited Bill into the studio to learn how a "college crush" led to his burning passion for the genre, and how sharing it over the public radio air waves keeps that fire going strong.

WBOI's Friday Vibe

Hosted by Bill Forsythe & Bruce Reidenbach
Fridays, 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
@89.1 or listen online at

A Fort Wayne native, Julia is a radio host, graphic artist, and community volunteer, who has contributed to NIPR both on- and off-air for forty years. Besides being WBOI's arts & culture reporter, she currently co-produces and hosts Folktales and Meet the Music.
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