*Woodie Guthrie - Live 1945*Cab Calloway - We The Cats Shall Hep Ya - 1947*Louis Armstrong - Basin Street Blues - 1959*Ida Red - Bob Wills & his Texas Playboys - 1951 *Nat King Cole Trio - Sweet Lorraine - 1951*Jimmie Rodgers - The Singing Brakeman: Waiting for a Train/Daddy and Home/Blue Yodel - 1930*Louis Jordan - Let The Good Times Roll - 1946*Big Bill Broonzy - Worried Man Blues/Hey, Hey/How You Want It Done - 1957
WHVW 950 AM, Dutchess County, New York
A financial crisis in 1992 led to WHVW's sale to current owner JP Ferraro, a former pirate radio broadcaster. Noted by some as an eccentric, Ferraro would change the format to something that would share his musical tastes with the community.
WHVW's musical library is one of the most obscure in the United States
, being based mostly on pre-1970 music that was originally issued on 78 rpm records
; this music rarely gets airplay anywhere except on some low-powered college or community radio stations. Non-music programming on WHVW includes some weekend religious and ethnic programs.
The mystique of WHVW's unique format has led to there being something of a cult following of the station. Though not a factor in its own market and not having been rated in many years, WHVW has been profiled by many publications throughout the northeast including a 2001 piece by The New York Times.