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Question of the Day: Selling Me Softly with His Song

by Corny O'Connell
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One of the most significant events in radio history happened on this date in 1922 - WEAF broadcast the very first commercial. It was an ad for the Hawthorne Court apartments in Queens. Since then, radio has been used to pitch everything under the sun. Your assignment today is to pick a product or service and give us the song you would use to sell it. You've gotta come up with something that hasn't been done before. We're not looking for songs already used by advertisers.

First Listen Live with alt-J on FUV

by Russ Borris
alt-J photo by Gabriel Green

The British trio alt-J is set to release its new album, This Is All Yours, in the U.S. on September 23rd, and they came to New York City to premiere the new material in an exclusive First Listen Live on FUV and NPR Music on September 2nd at Le Poisson Rouge. Watch video of the show below.