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WJFF RADIO CATSKILL WELCOMES NEW PROGRAM “BORSCHT BEAT” APRIL 4, 2021

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April 09, 2021
WJFF RADIO CATSKILL WELCOMES NEW PROGRAM “BORSCHT BEAT” APRIL 4, 2021

An hour of Jewish music with host Aaron Bendich
Sundays at 1pm
 
 
(Jeffersonville, NY) WJFF Radio Catskill, public radio for The Catskills and Northeast Pennsylvania, will debut “Borscht Beat” with host Aaron Bendich on Sunday, April 4, 2021, at 1pm.  This weekly hour of Jewish music will feature a unique mix of timeless, sentimental classics and rare oddities. Frequent guests include notable klezmer musicians, musical historians, and ordinary fans of Jewish music.
 
The show’s title reflects the so-called "Borscht Belt," a collection of cottages, hotels, and entertainment venues that catered to a Jewish clientele during the mid-twentieth century in the Catskill Mountains of New York.
 
Bendich says, “Most of the artists I play have, at one time, performed within WJFF’s broadcast area. I think it’s very wonderful and exciting that my show is now on the station. There is some beautiful continuity with the rich Jewish cultural history of the region.” He adds, “This show is for everyone! You don't have to be Jewish or familiar with the culture to listen, and this show will be a great entry point for anyone looking to expand their cultural purview.”
 
 
ABOUT AARON BENDICH
Aaron Bendich is a producer and record collector. Through his work researching Jewish music, he has become well connected in the klezmer community, as well as in the Jewish cultural history, and Yiddish language academic communities. He has been afforded incredible research assistance and interview opportunities by preeminent performers and scholars in the field. On his program, Bendich focuses on a broad range of Jewish music recorded in the last hundred plus years, utilizing his own physical media recordings, such as vinyl records and audio cassettes and provides listeners with access to music that they could not hear otherwise. His radio show also airs on WVKR, Poughkeepsie, NY, and WCFA, Cape May, NJ (as “Laughing with Lizards”).
 
ABOUT WJFF RADIO CATSKILL
WJFF Radio Catskill is a non-commercial educational radio broadcaster whose mission is to make available to its community a broad range of ideas and ideals useful to a full and enlightened life. It also aims to involve the community in preserving and transmitting the community’s cultural heritage and artistic expressions in addition to those of the global community and to promote understanding among people of diverse social and cultural backgrounds. WJFF Radio Catskill is available on-air at 90.5FM, online at wjffradio.org, on smartphone via the WJFF app, and on smart speaker.
 

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