Radio Riel has been on air for over 9 years and it has been a long time since I (Gabrielle) have talked about its roots. Radio Riel was very much a convergence of the right people, place and time when we launched it on June 1, 2007; however there was a person who was the single largest influence on who I am musically, and who thus influences what you Riel Audiophiles hear on Radio Riel. That person was my father.
Today is the 10-year anniversary of my father’s death. I am remembering and honoring him with today’s program on Radio Riel’s Main stream, which consists of some of his favorite music. You will hear a lot of Jazz, from Big Band to Cool. You will also hear the music of Film Noir and clips from classic radio serials. There is also music from the 1950s and to top it all off, some Bluegrass!
Please enjoy the Songs from My Father. He was as much of an entertainer as I am and he would be ecstatic to know that you find joy in his music today.
Today’s program is presented by Gabrielle Riel. If you are in the United States, please click here to launch the Stream Licensing player. To listen from outside of the United States, click here to start your player .