The Rock and Roll Radio Spotlight is on: WHVW 950 AM, Poughkeepsie New York

Billed as “the last independent, locally owned radio station in the Hudson Valley”, WHVW AM features two great radio shows. The first is the Curt Roberts Get Together every morning from 6:00 to 9:00 (10:00 on Thursdays) featuring the great garage collector Curt Roberts playing amazing rock and roll from the 50s and 60s. The second is broadcast Monday to Friday from 15:00 – 18:00 and is called (I love this) “The Pirate Joe Country Music Radio Show and Old Blues and R&B Extravaganzo” which gives new meaning to the word “eclectic.” All great radio that unfortunately doesn’t stream on the ‘Net but if you ever are in Poughkeepsie make sure that you tune in. You might never want to leave! My hats off to these true lovers of radio at WHVW. They are unfortunately getting harder and harder to come by.


  1. Aw, man, it’s good you give some notice to WHVW, but they feature more than two great radio shows! What about Darwin Lee’s Real Hillbilly Music Hour on Sundays? Darwin Lee is a country music genius. I take my hat off to everything about that station, and wish I could get it outside of Poughkeepsie.

  2. i have a total 1950’s girl mystery crush on curt roberts, i find him brilliant and hilarious and probably incredibly hot. i don’t live in poughkeepsie anymore but curt will always have a place in my heart

  3. Wow! I accidentally came upon Curt Roberts and his morning show about one month ago. On my early ride to work I sing along and reminisce. The songs he plays are songs I almost never hear played anymore. The very early sixties, especially those artists from 1963 are truly my favorite. I’d love to hear more of Barbara Lewis and Doris Troy. Thanks so much and thanks for the memories.

  4. What happened to Pirate Joe? Is he still on the air? He played the best music and he gave the best descriptions and pertinant information about the music, themusicians and the
    composers. He never sounded boring. The man knows good music and he knows what he’s talking about.

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